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PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL:
2013 On-Demand Webcast Archives





November 4th, 2013

A. CALL TO ORDER/STUDY SESSION

1. Potential List of Topics for the Study Session with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian


B. SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY

2. Acknowledgement of Recipients of Mayor's "Green Leader Business Award"


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

D. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

E. MINUTES APPROVAL/CONSENT CALENDAR/ACTION ITEM

Minutes Approval:
September 30, 2013
October 3, 2013


Consent Calendar:
3. Adoption of a Resolution Repealing Resolution No. 9225 and Expanding the City Manager's Authority to Execute Transactions under the Master Renewable Energy Certificate Purchase and Sale Agreement with Thirteen Pre-qualified Suppliers in an Amount Not to Exceed $5,000,000 per Year During Calendar Years 2013-2018

4. Staff Recommendation to Allow Special Promotional Golf Course Fees for the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course (Golf Course) to Include: Loyalty Cards - Play 5 Rounds And Get 1 Free; Limited Two for One Green Fee Offers; Saturday and Sunday - Kids Play Free With One Paid Adult; and Good Deed Gift Certificates

5. Approval of a Utilities Electric Capital Improvement Fund Construction Contract with Express Energy Services Inc. in the Amount of $761,164 to Supply and Install New Light Emitting Diode Street Lighting Luminaires

6. Adoption of a Resolution Approving the City's Revised Sanitary Sewer Management Plan and Designating Certain Employee Classifications as Legally Responsible Officials

7. SECOND READING: 1. Adoption of an Interim Ordinance to Amend Chapters 18.18, Downtown Commercial (CD) District, and 18.52, (Parking and Loading Requirements) to Make the Following Changes to be Effective for a Period of Two Years: a. Delete Sections 18.18.090(b)(1)(C) and 18.52.070(a)(1)(D) to Eliminate the Parking Exemption related to the 200 Square Foot Minor Floor Area Bonus for Buildings not Eligible for Historic or Seismic Bonus. b. Delete Sections 18.18.090(b)(1)(B), 18.52.070(a)(1)(B) and 18.52.070(a)(1)(C)(I) to Eliminate the Parking Exemption for On-site Use of Historic and Seismic Bonus. c. Amend Section 18.18.080(g) to remove the On-site Parking Exemption for Historic and Seismic Transfer of Development Rights up to 5,000 Square Feet of Floor Area to a Receiver Site in the CD or PC Zoning Districts. d. Amend Section 18.52.070(a)(3) to Remove the Sentence Allowing Square Footage to Qualify for Exemption That Was Developed or Used Previously for Nonresidential Purposes but was Vacant at the time of the Engineer's Report. 2. Adoption of an Ordinance to Repeal Ordinance 5167 and Amend the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Delete Sections 18.52.060(a)(2) and 18.52.060(c) Related to Parking Assessment Districts to Eliminate the “Exempt Floor Area” Parking Exemption Which Allows for Floor Area up to a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 1.0 to 1.0 to be Exempt From Parking Requirements Within the Downtown Parking Assessment Area and Floor Area up to an FAR of 0.5 to 1.0 to be Exempt Within the California Avenue Area Parking Assessment District. These actions are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under Section 15061 and 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines (First Reading: October 21, 2013 PASSED: 8-1 Kniss no)

8. Recommendation From the Council Appointed Officers Committee to List a Salary Range in City Auditor's Recruitment Brochure


Action Item:
9. Update from Rail Commitee


F. ACTION ITEMS

10. Rail Committee Recommendation on the Preliminary Cost Estimates for Grade Separation and Trenching Studies


G. ACTION ITEMS/ADJOURNMENT

11. Approval of Outreach Plan to Solicit and Encourage Input from the Community on Palo Alto's Core Values



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