City Council

May 13th, 2024


Call to Order

Special Orders of the Day

  1. Proclamation Recognizing Public Employees and City Service Accomplishments and Acknowledging National Public Service Recognition Week: May 5-11, 2024.

Item 1 Supplemental Report with Attachment A



2. Proclamation Recognizing National Police Week – May 12-18, 2024 and National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day May 15, 2024.



Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions



Public Comment






Study Session

3. FY 2025 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget – Finance Committee Update and Council Budget Discussion.


Public Comment



Consent Calendar

4. Approval of Minutes from the April 29, 2024 Meeting

5. Adoption of a Resolution Vacating an Easement at 1020 East Meadow Circle

6. Adoption of a Resolution Vacating an Easement at 1036 East Meadow Circle

7. Approval of Amended and Restated Rental Agreement C20175026A with JC Decaux San Francisco, LLC, in the Amount Not-to-Exceed $685,655 for a Five-year Term to Provide the Rental and Servicing of a single Automated Public Toilet with an option to extend for another Five-year term from the Termination date; CEQA Status – Exempt Under CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301 and 15302.

8. Approval of a Professional Services Contract Number C24187280 With 3Di in a Not-to Exceed Amount of $443,256 to Provide Rental Registry Program Software Solutions and Professional Services for a Term of Four-Years; CEQA Status – Not a project.

9. CONSENT/Legislative: Amendments to Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Chapter 2.27, Historic Resources Board, Section 2.27.010 to Reduce Required Members from Seven to Five, Reduce the Required Number of Professionals from Three to Two, and Expand the Professional Fields Consistent with Certified Local Government (CLG) Requirements for Historic Resources Boards; and to PAMC Section 2.27.030 (a) and (b) to Reduce Regular Meetings to Once per Month and Reduce the Size of a Local Quorum to Three Members.

10. Removal of Committee Member from the Storm Water Management Oversight Committee; CEQA Status – Not a Project.



City Manager Comments



Action Items

11. 2501 Embarcadero Way [22PLN-00367]: Request for Council Approval of a Site and Design Application to Allow the Construction of a Local Advanced Water Purification System at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP). A Design Enhancement Exception to Allow for a Taller Screening Wall is Also Requested. Environmental Assessment: Council Previously Adopted an Addendum to the 2015 Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City of Palo Alto Recycled Water Project. Zone District: PF (D) (Public Facility with Site and Design Combining District).

Public Comment




12. Discussion and Direction Regarding the City Council Procedures and Protocols Handbook – Annual Discussion as Recommended by the Policy & Services Committee.



Special Orders of the Day

13. Appointment of Candidates for Vacancies on the Stormwater Management Oversight Committee and Utilities Advisory Commission. CEQA Status – Not a project.



Closed Session

14. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY- EXISTING LITIGATION Subject: Packard v. Ravi, City of Palo Alto Superior Court Case No. 21-CV-383384 (One Case, as Defendant) Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1).



Public Comment