City Council

August 4th, 2014

Call to Order

Closed Session


City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his designees pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (James Keene,
Lalo Perez, Melissa Tronquet, Joe Saccio, Molly Stump,
Walter Rossman, Nancy Nagel, Dennis Burns, Mark Gregerson, Kathryn Shen, Dania Torres Wong)
Employee Organization: Palo Alto Police Officers Association (PAPOA) Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a)


City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his designees pursuant to Merit System Rules and Regulations (James Keene,
Lalo Perez, Joe Saccio, Nancy Nagel, Sandra Blanch, Kathy Shen, Melissa Tronquet, Brenna Rowe, Khashayar Alaee)
Unrepresented Employee Group: Limited Hourly Employees
Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a)

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

City Manager Comments



Oral Communications

Minutes Approval

May 12, 2014

May 19, 2014

June 2, 2014

June 4, 2014

June 9, 2014

Consent Calendar

3. Acceptance of the Auditor’s Office Quarterly Report as of March 31, 2014

4. Finance Committee Recommendation to Accept the Audit of the Solid Waste Program

5. Approval of Carshare Lease Agreement with Zipcar for Ten Parking Spaces Within the Downtown Parking Assessment District

6. Adoption of a Resolution Directing Staff to Utilize the Secretary of State’s Randomized Alphabet Drawing for Council Candidates

7. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 2.08 of Title 2 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Add Section 2.08.250 Creating a New Department of Development Services (First Reading: June 16, 2014 PASSED: 9-0)

8. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Adopting Section 16.14.380 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code Adopting the Local Amendments to the California Green Building Standards Code Requiring that all New Multi-family Residential and Non-Residential Construction Provide for the Current and Future Installation of Electric Vehicle Chargers (First Reading: June 16, 2014, PASSED: 8-0 Schmid Absent )

9. Adoption of a Resolution in Support of Sustainable Groundwater Management in the San Francisquito Creek Area

10. Approval of a Contract with Avogadro Group, LLC for a Period of Three Years for Incinerator Emission Testing at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant with Funding for the First Year Approved Not to Exceed Amount of $85,350 and a Total Contract Amount of $261,201

11. Approval of a Three Year Contract with Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. in The Amount of $379,500 for the First Year for Household Hazardous Waste Management and Emergency Response Services Including $345,000 for Basic Services and $34,500 for Additional Services

12. Affirm Director of Planning and Community Environment’s Individual Review Approval of a New Two-Story Home located at 808 Richardson Court (4 Votes Needed to Remove from Consent and Schedule for Hearing on Appeal).

13. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency to Initiate, Defend and Settle Arbitration Related to the Water Supply Agreement to Protect Palo Alto’s Financial Interests

14. Adoption of a Budget Amendment Ordinance in the Amount of $250,000 (To Be Offset by Insurance Proceeds) for Rehabilitation of Property Located at 2257 Bryant Street

15. Approval of the Public-Private Partnership Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and TheatreWorks for the Use of the Lucie Stern Community Theatre

16. Approval of Contracts with Baker & Taylor for Up to Six Years for a Total Amount Not to Exceed $3 Million for the Purchase of Library Materials and Services, with Ingram for Up to Six Years for a Total Amount Not to Exceed $550,000 for Print Materials and Services, and with Midwest Tape for Up to Six Years for a Total Amount Not to Exceed $450,000 for Media and Digital Materials and Services

17. Approval of a Purchase Order with National Auto Fleet Group in a Not to Exceed Amount of $432,003 for the Purchase of Twelve Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vans (Scheduled Vehicle and Equipment Replacement Capital Improvement Program VR-14000)

18. Adoption of Resolution Establishing Fiscal Year 2014-15 Secured and Unsecured Property Tax Levy for the City of Palo Alto’s General Obligation Bond Indebtedness (Measure N)



Action Items

19. PUBLIC HEARING: TEFRA Hearing Regarding Conduit Financing for the Stanford Affordable Apartments Project Located at 2450, 2470 and 2500 El Camino Real Palo Alto, and Approving the Issuance of Revenue Bonds by the California Municipal Finance Authority for the Purpose of Financing the Acquisition, Construction and Development of a Multi-family Rental Housing Facility



20. PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of a Resolution Confirming Weed Abatement Report and Ordering Cost of Abatement to be a Special Assessment on the Respective Properties Described Therein (Continued from June 16, 2014)



21. PUBLIC HEARING: Comprehensive Plan Update – Discussion of Alternative Futures & Issues for Consideration in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR “Scoping” Meeting). The City will Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Update of its Comprehensive Plan. Staff will Summarize Input Received at Recent Public Meetings and Invite Comments and Suggestions from the Public and the City Council Regarding the Alternatives and Issues that Should be Included for Analysis in the EIR. (Note: After an initial presentation, comments, and discussion, this public hearing will be 
proposed for continuance to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 6, 2014)



22. Adoption of a Resolution Implementing Outdoor Water Use Restrictions in Compliance with the State Water Resources Control 
Board’s July 15, 2014 Emergency Drought Regulations



23. Designation of Voting Delegate for the League of California Cities Annual 2014 Conference



Inter-Governmental Legislative Affairs

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements


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