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PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL:
2013 On-Demand Webcast Archives





December 16th, 2013

A. CALL TO ORDER/SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY/CLOSED SESSION

Special Orders of the Day:
1. Interviews of Candidates for the Storm Drain Oversight Committee


Closed Session:
2. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS
City Designated Representatives: City Manager and his designees pursuant to Merit System Rules and (James Keene, Pamela Antil, Lalo Perez, David Ramberg, Joe Saccio, Kathryn Shen, Sandra Blanch, Dania Torres Wong, Melissa Tronquet, Brenna Rowe, Molly Stump,Khashayar Alaee)
Employee Organization: Service Employees International Union, (SEIU) Local 521
Authority: Government Code Section 54957.6(a)

3. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY/LEGAL COUNSEL
Potential Litigation (as plaintiff/defendant) – One Matter
Subject: Construction of the Mitchell Park Library and CommunityCenter
Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9

4. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY/LEGAL COUNSEL
Potential Litigation (as plaintiff) – One Matter
Subject: Senate Bill No. 7 – State interference with Constitutionalpower of Charter Cities to direct municipal affairs
Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9

4a. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY/LEGAL COUNSEL
Pending Litigation: City of Palo Alto v. Palo Alto Hills Golf Country andClub, Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 1-13-CV-245626
Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9


B. CITY MANAGER COMMENTS/COUNCIL MEMBER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

C. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

D. MINUTES APPROVAL/CONSENT CALENDAR

Mintues Approval:
November 4, 2013


Consent Calendar:
5. Approval of a Contract with Walsh Electronics Systems Technology in aTotal Amount of $419,823 for Phase III of the Video Surveillance and Intrusion Detection System Project (EL-04012) at Four of the City's Electric Substations

6. Finance Committee Recommendation to Accept the Audit of ContractOversight: Trenching and the Installation of the Electric Substructure

7. 636 Waverley Street [13PLN-00262]: Council Consideration of anAppeal of the Director of Planning and Community Environment’sDecision to Approve the Architectural Review of a New Mixed-UseDevelopment. The Proposed Four-Story 10,278 sq. ft. BuildingIncludes 4,800 sq. ft. of Commercial Uses on the First and SecondFloors and Two Residential Units on the Third and Fourth Floors in theCD-C(P) Zoning District; the Project Provides 20 Parking Spaces in aBelow Grade Garage. Environmental Assessment: Exempt from theProvisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) perSections 15303 and 15332.

8. Request for Authorization to Increase Compensation of Existing LegalServices Agreements with (1) the Law Firm of Burke, Williams &Sorensen, LLP by $65,000 for a Total Not to Exceed Amount of$185,000 for Litigation Matters and (2) the Law Offices of Scott Pinskyby $40,000 for a Total Not to Exceed Amount of $80,000 for LitigationMatters

9. Authorization to Submit Our Town Grant Application to the NationalEndowment for the Arts

10. Council Review of an Appeal of the Director's Architectural Review AndSign Exception Approval of the Installation of One Projecting Sign on a50,500 sq. ft. Two-Story Mixed Use Building Located at 3445 AlmaStreet (Alma Plaza/Village) in the Planned Community (PC-4956)Zoning District. Exempt from the Provisions of the CaliforniaEnvironmental Quality Act (CEQA), per CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(Existing Facilities)

11. Approval of Wastewater Treatment Enterprise Fund Contract with QLMInc. in the Amount of $1,034,681 for the Regional Water QualityControl Plant Landscaping Construction Project--Capital ImprovementProgram Project WQ-80021

12. Adoption of a Resolution to Implement New Retirement Health SavingsPlan and Designation of City Manager as Administrator of the PlanDocument

13. Approval of a Contract with Finite Matters Ltd. For Budget DocumentPublication Software at a Cost Not to Exceed $221,330

14. Request Direction to Staff Regarding Stay Enforcement of VehicleHabitation Enforcement Ban Ordinance

15. Approval of Contract Number C14152214 in the Amount of $2,000,000with Toubar Equipment Company Inc. for Soil Brokering and ClosureMaintenance Assistance Services at the Palo Alto Landfill and Adoptionof a Resolution Approving the Third Amendment of Lease PRC 7348.9with the California State Lands Commission for Additional Use of LandsClaimed by the State


E. ACTION ITEMS/ADJOURNMENT

16. Council Discussion and Direction to Staff Regarding the 567-595Maybell Avenue Site (Continued from December 9, 2013)



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