City Council

June 10th, 2024


Call to Order

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions



Public Comment






Consent Calendar

  1. Approval of Minutes from May 20, 2024 Meeting

2. Adoption of a Resolution Calling for a General Municipal Election to be held November 5, 2024.

3. Approve Extension to the Deadline for Boards, Commissions, and Committees Workplans from June 2024 to Council Approval in August 2024.

4. QUASI-JUDICIAL. 310 California Avenue [23PLN-00304]: Request for Approval of a Conditional Use Permit for the Expansion of an Existing Commercial Recreation Use and Renovation of an Eating and Drinking Space. Environmental Assessment: Exempt from the Provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act in Accordance with CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 (Existing Facilities). Zoning District: CC(2)(R)(P). For More Information Contact the Project Planner Nishita Kandikuppa at

Public Comments

5. Approval of a Finding that the Fire Station No. 4 Replacement Project (CIP PE-18004) is “Substantially Complex” Under Public Contract Code Section 7201 and Direction to Increase the Retention Schedule From Five Percent to Ten Percent; CEQA Status – Exempt Under Section 15061(b)(2).

6. Approval of Professional Services Contract Number C24189086 with Carollo Engineers, Inc. in the Total Amount Not-to-Exceed $2,742,774 for Preparation of the Long Range Facilities Plan Update for the Regional Water Quality Control Plant for a Period of Two and a Half Years; CEQA Status – Not a Project.

Consent Questions

7. Approval of Construction Contract C24190538A with JJR Construction, Inc. in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $1,586,191 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 $158,619 for the Fiscal Year 2024 Sidewalk Repair ADA Improvement Project-REBID, Capital Improvement Program Projects PO-89003 and PO-12001; CEQA Status – exempt under section 15301(c).

Consent Questions

Project Location Maps

8. Approval of Amendment Number 4 to Contract Number C21179265C with Carollo Engineers, Inc., to Increase Compensation by $4,151,386 and Approval of Amendment Number 2 to Contract Number C21178333 with Black & Veatch to Extend the Contract Term through December 31, 2027 for the Local Advanced Water Purification System Project (WQ-19003); CEQA status – Notice of Determination Adopted November 18, 2019.

Consent Questions

Amendment No. 4 to Contract with Carollo

9. Adoption of a Resolution Approving Revisions to the City of Palo Alto Energy Risk Management Policy.

Proposed Energy Risk Management Policy with Redline Changes

10. Approval and Authorization for the City Manager or Their Designee to Execute the Following Five Utilities Contract Amendments for the Electric Grid Modernization Pilot: 1) Amendment Number 1 to VIP Powerline Corp C23185980 Increasing Compensation by $16,000,000 Through April 2028; 2) Amendment Number 1 to Davey Surgery Tree Company C20176920 Increasing Compensation by $3,103,484 Through May 2025; 3) Amendment Number 1 to Stella-Jones Blanket Purchase Order Increasing Compensation by $3,000,000 Through June 2026; 4) Amendment Number 1 to Oldcastle Infrastructure Blanket Purchase Order Increasing Compensation by $450,000 and Extending the Term to December 31, 2024; and 5) Amendment Number 1 to Statewide Traffic Safety and Signs S22183236 Increasing Compensation by $200,000 Through December 2024; CEQA Status: the Grid Modernization Project is Exempt Under CEQA Guidelines Sections 15302, 15303 and 15183.

Consent Questions

11. Approval of Contract Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C21181223A with Integrated Design 360, LLC. in the Amount of $100,000 and Extend Term by Six Months for Sustainability Services Related to Green Building, Energy Reach Codes, and Sustainability Climate Action Plan; CEQA Status: Not a Project.

Consent Questions



City Manager Comments



Action Items

AA1. Pre-Approved Parklet Designs and Proposed Revisions to Adopted Ongoing Parklets Standards.

Item Pulled from Consent on the June 3rd, 2024 City Council Meeting. Original report can be found here under Agenda Item Number 11:

Considerations for Council Action

Public Comment




12. Hearing on Written Protests Against Proposed Discontinuance of a portion of El Camino Park; and Adopt a Resolution and Ordinance Approving a Ballot Measure for the Discontinuance of a portion of El Camino Park and Calling a Special Election on November 5, 2024; CEQA status – statutorily exempt per Pub. Res. Code § 21080(b)(12).

Conceptual Site Plan

Supplemental Report and Supplemental Attachment A

Transit and Multi-modal Connections

Utilities in the Landscaped Median

Public Comment

Protest Letters



13. Selection of Rail Grade Separation Alternatives and Bicycle-Pedestrian Crossing Near the Churchill Avenue Crossing for the Advancement of the Alternatives into the Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Documentation phase; CEQA status – statutorily exempt under CEQA section 15262 (feasibility and planning study).

Churchill Underpass Plan, Profile, Sections and Renderings

Chruchill Avenue Closure Plan and Profile

Meadow Drive & Charleston Road Hybrid Plan and Profile

Meadow Underpass Plan, Profile, Sections and Renderings

Meadow Drive & Charleston Road Trench Plan and Profile

Charleston Underpass Plan, Profile, Sections and Renderings

Staff Presentation to Rail Committee (May 23, 2024)

Caltrain 4 Tracking Analysis Presentation at Rail Committee

Caltrain Technical Review Results (Caltrain and City Staff Presentation) at Rail Committee

Public Comment