City Council

March 18th, 2024


Call to Order

Special Orders of the Day

  1. Proclamation Welcoming Exchange Students and Chaperones from Sister City Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, Japan.




2. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION Authority: Cal Govt Code 54957 Title: City Manager – Mid-Year Check-In.



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions



Public Comment






Study Session

4. Presentation from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Community Planning Studio on its Findings Related to San Antonio Road Corridor Existing Conditions and Alternatives Report. CEQA Status – Not a project.

Existing Conditions Report

Alternatives Report

January 24, 2024 Visioning Workshop Material

Cal Poly Presentation



Consent Calendar

5. Approval of Minutes from March 4, 2024 meeting.

6. Adoption of a Resolution Approving an Edison Electric Institute Master Power Purchase and Sale Agreement With Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority and Delegating Authority to the City Manager to Transact Under the Master Agreement for Electricity-Related Commodities and Services CEQA Status: Not a project under CEQA Guidelines 15378(b)(5).

Consent Questions

7. Approval of Amendment No. 2 of C19171513 With CLEAResult Consulting, Inc. (CLEAResult) Extending the Contract Expiration Date by Three Years From April 16, 2024 to April 15, 2027. CEQA Status – Not a Project.

Consent Questions

8. Approval of a Professional Services Agreement (Contract No. C24190819) Between the City of Palo Alto and Pets in Need for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $7,373,516 for a Five-year Term; and Amend the FY2024 Budget in the General Fund; CEQA status – categorically exempt.

Consent Questions

Public Comment

Supplemental Report

9. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing Use of the City’s Activity (1) Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) 2019, 2020, and 2021 Allocations for Predevelopment Activities, Construction, and/or Permanent Financing of New Affordable Housing at the Matadero Creek Affordable Housing Site, and Approve FY 2024 Budget Amendments in the Permanent Local Housing Allocation Fund; CEQA Status – not a project.

10. 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).

Consent Questions

Supplemental Report & Attachment

11. SECOND READING: Adopt a Park Dedication Ordinance for the Tower Well site, 0.19 acres of land (8,437 square feet) at 201 Alma Street and approve the proposed name “Tower Well Park” as Recommended by the Parks and Recreation Commission. CEQA status ‐ not a project. (FIRST READING: March 4, 2024 PASSED 7-0).

Park Dedication Ordinance for Tower Well Site at 201 Alma Street



City Manager Comments




Action Items

AA1. Approval of the 2024 City Council Priority Objectives and Finance Committee and Policy & Services Committee Workplans (Item Continued from March 4, 2024 and March 11, 2024 City Council Meeting).

Public Comment


AA2. 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 Continued from March 11, 2024 City Council Meeting). – ITEM POSTPONED




AA3. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY-EXISTING LITIGATION Subject: Hamilton and High, LLC, The Keenan Family Trust, et al. v. City of Palo Alto, et al. Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 20CV366967 Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1).

3. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS Authority: Government Code Section 54956.8 Property: 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Informally known as the Cubberley Site) Negotiating Party: Palo Alto Unified School District City Negotiators: (Ed Shikada, Chantal Cotton Gaines, Kristen O’Kane, Sunny Tong) Subject of Negotiations: Purchase, Exchange, and/or Lease Price and Terms of Payment New Item added Agenda Item Reordered.