City Council

March 11th, 2024


Call to Order


  1. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his Designees Pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (Ed Shikada, Kiely Nose, Sandra Blanch, Nick Raisch, Tori Anthony, Molly Stump, and Jennifer Fine) Employee Organization: Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) Local 521, Utilities Management and Professional Association of Palo Alto (UMPAPA), Palo Alto Peace Officers’ Association (PAPOA), Palo Alto Police Management Association (PMA), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) local 1319, Palo Alto Fire Chiefs’ Association (FCA); Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6 (a).

Subject: Eric Figueroa, et al. v. City of Palo Alto
Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 21-CV-383740 (One Case, as Defendant)
Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)

Authority: Government Code Section 54956.8
Property: 445 Bryant Street, Assessor’s Parcel Number 120-15-107
Negotiating Parties: La Comida de California, Unlimited Mojo, Inc. Operating as an Iron24 Franchise, Silicon Valley Bike Exchange, Stealthmode LLC
City Negotiators: Ed Shikada, Kiely Nose, Kristen O’Kane, Sunny Tong
Subject of Potential Negotiations: Lease Price and Terms of Payment
Amended Title



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions



Public Comment






Consent Calendar

4. Approval of Minutes from February 26, 2024 Meeting

5. Authorize Transmittal of the 2023 Comprehensive Plan Annual Progress Report to the Office of Planning and Research and the 2023 Housing Element Annual Progress Report to the Department of Housing and Community Development.

6. Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC) Annual Report to Council for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

Attachment A – SUMC Annual Report Fiscal Year 2022-2023

7. Approval of Amended Palo Alto CLEAN Program Rules and Requirements, Handbook, and Power Purchase Agreement; CEQA Status: Not a Project under CEQA Guidelines Sections 15378(a) and (b) Item Removed

8. Approval of Construction Contract C24190072 with O’Grady Paving, Inc. in the Amount of $5,432,037 and Authorization for the City Manager or Their Designee to Negotiate and Execute Change Orders for Related Additional but Unforeseen Work that May Develop During the Project Up to a Not‐to‐Exceed Amount of $543,204 for the Fiscal Year 2024 Asphalt Paving Project, Capital Improvement Program Projects PE‐86070, PO‐89003, CB‐17001, PE-20001, PE-09003, and SD-06101; CEQA status – exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(c) and 15301(d).

9. Approval of Professional Services Contract Number C24190133 With Anne Rosenthal Fine Art Conservation Services in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $118,624 for preservation of frescoes by artist Victor Arnautoff created in 1932 at the Roth Building (the former Palo Alto Medical Clinic) at 300 Homer Avenue for a period of 18 months; CEQA status – categorically exempt.

10. Adopt a Revised Interim Ordinance to Extend the Interim Parklet Program to July 31, 2024 (from March 31, 2024) and Phase-in Enforcement of the Ongoing Parklet Program through November 1, 2024; and Extend Parking Lot Eating/Drinking Uses to December 31, 2024; CEQA Status- Categorically Exempt (Sections 15301 and 15304(e)).

11. Adopt an Ordinance Increasing Council Member Salary From $1,000/Month to $1,600/Month, Effective January 1, 2025, as authorized by State law.



City Manager Comments




Action Items

12. Approval of the 2024 City Council Priority Objectives and Finance Committee and Policy & Services Committee Workplans (Item Continued from March 4, 2024 City Council Meeting).

Public Comments

Staff Presentation



14. Discussion of Interview Process for City Auditor Selection; CEQA – Not a project

13. Policy and Services Recommendation to the City Council for the creation of a Citizens Advisory Committee on a Potential Charter Amendment on Council Member Compensation. – ITEM POSTPONED