City Manager's Reports

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Last Updated: Jan 17, 2017
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2017
Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Title 18 (Zoning), Chapters 18.04 (Definitions), 18.30(F) Automobile Dealership (AD) Combining District Regulations, 18.52 (Parking and Loading Requirements), and 18.54 (Parking Facility Design Standards) Adding Sections 18.40.160 (Replacement Project Required), 18.40.170 (Deferral of Director’s Action), and 18.42.140 (Housing Inventory Sites Small Lot Consolidation) and Repealing Chapter 10.70 (Trip Reduction and Travel Demand). The Proposed Ordinance is Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Sections 15061(b)(3).
Revision Date: 2/27/2017
SoBi Contract Approval
Revision Date: 2/27/2017
Review and Approval of a Regulatory Agreement, Declaration of Restrictive Covenants, and Option to Purchase for 3020-3038 Emerson Street (Plum Tree Apartments). The Project is Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Section 15061(b)(3).
Revision Date: 2/27/2017
Update on Stanford University’s General Use Permit (GUP) Application to Santa Clara County
Revision Date: 2/27/2017
RPP Discussion Memo to move item to March 6, 2017.
Revision Date: 2/27/2017
Revision Date: 2/23/2017
Request for a Pre-Screening Study Session to Rezone the Vacant Property at 4146 El Camino Real (Near Thain Way) From Low Density Multiple-Family Residence District (RM-15) to Medium Density Multiple- Family Residence District (RM-30)
Revision Date: 2/13/2017
Adoption of a Resolution Amending Resolutions 9473 and 9577 to Continue the Downtown Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program with Minor Modifications and finding the Action Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act
Revision Date: 2/13/2017
Approval of an Amendment to Stewardship Agreement Number S13147834 With Santa Clara County Fire Safe Council for an Additional Amount of $181,500 Annually for Three Years for a Total Amount Not-to-exceed $987,630 to Implement Elements of the Foothills Fire Plan (an Interdepartmental Initiative of Fire, Community Services, and Public Works) and Extend the Term two Years to June 30, 2020
Revision Date: 2/13/2017
Adoption of a Resolution Establishing Pledge Sources of Revenue for Repayment of State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loans for Planning, Design and Construction of Wastewater Treatment Enterprise Fund Facilities at the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP), and Repealing Resolution Number 9631
Revision Date: 2/13/2017
PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 18 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code Making Permanent Interim Urgency Ordinance 5330 (Limiting the Conversion of Ground Floor Retail and Retail Like Uses), With Some Modifications; Extending the Ground Floor Combining District to Certain Properties Located Downtown; Modifying the Definition of Retail; Adding Regulations to Improve Pedestrian Oriented Design Standards in the Downtown; and Related Changes. The Proposed Ordinance is Exempt From the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Section 15308. The Planning and Transportation Commission Recommended Approval of the Proposed Ordinance
Revision Date: 2/13/2017
Adoption of a Resolution Approving the 2017 City of Palo Alto Utilities Legislative Policy Guidelines
Revision Date: 2/13/2017
Appointment of Three Candidates to the Historic Resources Board and Four Candidates to the Parks & Recreation Commission (PRC) for Terms Ending December 15, 2019; and Appointment of one Candidate to the PRC and one Candidate to the Planning &Transportation Commission to Unexpired Terms Ending December 15, 2018
Revision Date: 2/13/2017
Amendment of an Existing Funding Agreement With the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association (PATMA) and Silicon Valley Community Foundation Extending the Term of the Agreement for Two Years (to December 2018) and Providing $100,000 per Year
Revision Date: 2/13/2017
Proclamation of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Honoring Pastor Paul Bains
Revision Date: 2/13/2017
Proclamation of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Honoring Clarence B. Jones
Revision Date: 2/13/2017
Update on Stanford University’s General Use Permit (GUP) Application to Santa Clara County
Revision Date: 2/6/2017
429 University Avenue [14PLN-00222]: To Consider a Continued Appeal of the Director of Planning and Community Environment’s Architectural Review Approval of a 31,407 Square-foot, Four Story, Mixed use Building With Parking Facilities on two Subterranean Levels on an 11,000 Square-foot Site. Environmental Assessment: Mitigated Negative Declaration was Circulated on November 17, 2014 to December 12, 2014. Zoning District: CD-C (GF)(P). The Council Previously Considered this Appeal on November 30, 2015 and Remanded it to the Architectural Review Board for Redesign and Further Review Based on Council’s Direction
Revision Date: 2/6/2017
Review and Acceptance of Annual Report on Development Impact Fees for Fiscal Year 2016
Revision Date: 2/6/2017
Approval to Issue a Contract Change Order to Contract Number C16163847 With Wadsworth Golf Construction Company in the Amount of $198,850 for the Construction of a Prefabricated On-course Restroom at the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course
Revision Date: 2/6/2017
Adoption of Budget Amendment Closing the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget and Capital Projects, and Approval of the Fiscal Year 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
Revision Date: 2/6/2017
Review and Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 18 (Zoning) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Update Code Sections Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units. The Ordinance is Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Sections 15061(b), 15301, 15303 and 15305 and was Recommended for Approval by the Planning & Transportation Commission on November 30, 2016
Revision Date: 2/6/2017
PUBLIC HEARING: on Objections to Weed Abatement and Adoption of Resolution Ordering Weed Nuisance Abated
Revision Date: 2/6/2017
203 Forest Avenue [14PLN-00472]: Appeal of the Planning and Community Environment Director's Denial of an Architectural Review Application for a 4,996 Square Foot Residential Addition Above an Existing 4,626 Square Foot Commercial Building. Environmental Assessment: Not a Project. Pursuant to Section 15270, CEQA Does not Apply to Disapproved Projects. Zoning District: Downtown Commercial (CD-C (GF)(P)) District
Revision Date: 2/6/2017
Finance Committee Recommendation That the City Council Adopt a Resolution to Continue the Palo Alto CLEAN Program: (1) For Local Non-Solar Resources, at a Price of 8.4 ¢/kWh to 8.5 ¢/kWh With no Capacity Limit; and (2) For Local Solar Resources, at a 16.5 ¢/kWh Price That Drops to Avoided Cost at 3 MW; and Approval of Associated Program Rules and Agreements
Revision Date: 2/6/2017
Fiscal Year 2017 Mid-Year Budget Review, Approval of Budget Amendments in Various Funds and Approval of Amendments to Three Salary Schedules
Revision Date: 2/6/2017
FY 2017 Mid· Year Budget Report Recommended Revisions to the Service Employee International Union - Hourly and Limited Hourly Group Salary Schedules
Revision Date: 2/6/2017
City of Palo Alto Investment Activity Report for the Second Quarter, Fiscal Year 2017
Revision Date: 2/6/2017
Update on Negotiations With Pets In Need Regarding Animal Care Services and Intention to Advance Prior City Council Direction Regarding Facility Construction or Rehabilitation
Revision Date: 2/6/2017
Interviews of Candidates for the Historic Resources Board, the Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Planning and Transportation Commission
Revision Date: 2/1/2017
Interviews of Candidates for the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Planning and Transportation Commission
Revision Date: 2/1/2017
Comprehensive Plan Update: City Council Review & Direction Regarding the Draft Land Use & Community Design Element and the Revised Draft Transportation Element
Revision Date: 1/30/2017
Approval of the Acceptance and Expenditure of Citizens Options for Public Safety (COPS) Funds on Various Law Enforcement Equipment and Approval of a Budget Amendment in the Law Enforcement Services Fund
Revision Date: 1/30/2017
Selection of Applicants to Interview on February 1, 2017 for the Historic Resources Board, the Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Planning and Transportation Commission
Revision Date: 1/30/2017
Revision Date: 1/30/2017
Adoption of a Resolution of the Council of the City of Palo Alto in Collaboration With the Cities of Redwood City, Menlo Park, and Mountain View Directing Staff to Participate in Sub-Regional Planning on Bike
Revision Date: 1/30/2017
Presentation by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Regarding the Next Network Initiative and Its Impacts on Bus Service in Palo Alto
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
Public Hearing: Adoption of a Resolution for the Creation of a New Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program in the Evergreen Park and Mayfield Neighborhoods Bounded by Park Boulevard, Caltrain Rail Corridor, Oregon Expressway, Page Mill Road and El Camino Real and Finding of Exemption Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
Approval of Amendment Number Two to Contract Number C14153485 With Canopy, for an Additional Amount of $81,552 for a Total Amount Not-to-exceed $481,182 to Administer a Crowdsourced Tree Data Platform to Advance Programmatic Initiatives in the Urban Forest Master Plan, and Continue Basic Contract Services Through a Three-month Extension Term to June 30, 2017
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
Approval of a Contract With Altec Industries Inc., in the Amount of $335,213 for the Purchase of an Altec Hydraulic Telescoping Crane and Approval of a Budget Amendment in Various Funds
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
Authorization to Establish a Supplemental Pension Trust With the Public Agency Retirement Service (PARS) and Approve Budget Amendments in the General Fund and the General Benefits Fund
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
ID# 7589 Human Services Community Forums
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
Being Different Together - Taking the Conversation Deeper - A Series of Community Forums Aimed at Building and Nurturing a Community That Models Respect for Differences
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
Proclamation Expressing Appreciation to Annie Folger for Outstanding Public Service on her Retirement
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
900 N. California Avenue [15PLN-00155]: Denial of the Appeal of the Planning and Community Environment Director's Architectural Review Approval of Three new Single-Family Homes, one With a Second Unit. Environmental Review: Categorically Exempt per CEQA Guidelines Section 15303(a) (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures), Zoning District: R-1 (Continued From January 9, 2017)
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
Adoption of a Resolution of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Expressing Appreciation to Dennis Burns Upon His Retirement
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
Adoption of a Resolution of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Expressing Appreciation to Bob Beacom Upon His Retirement
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
Adoption of a Resolution of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Expressing Appreciation to Dennis Burns Upon His Retirement
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
Adoption of a Resolution of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Expressing Appreciation to Bob Beacom Upon His Retirement
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
Approval of a Contract with Altec Industries Inc., in the Amount of $496,278 for the Purchase of Three 40' Altec Aerial Trucks and Approval of Budget Appropriation Amendments in the Electric Utility Fund and the Vehicle Replacement and Maintenance Fund
Revision Date: 1/23/2017
Discussion and Direction to Staff to Implement a One-year Traffic Safety Pilot Project Along Middlefield Road Between the Menlo Park City Limits and Forest Avenue, Find the Project Exempt From the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Approve a Budget Amendment in the General Fund
Revision Date: 1/12/2017
Approval of Contract Number C17166566 With O'Grady Paving, Inc in the Amount of $686,290 for the Construction of the Quarry Road Improvements and Transit Center Access Project and Finding of Exemption From the California Environmental Quality Act
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
Appointment of Three Candidates to the Historic Resources Board and Four Candidates to the Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) for Terms Ending December 15, 2019; and Discussion and Potential Appointment of one Candidate to the PARC for an Unexpired Term Ending December 15, 2018
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
Presentation of Accreditation of the Urban Forestry Program by the Society of Municipal Arborists
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
Direction Regarding Unscheduled Vacancy on the Planning and Transportation Commission; and Potential Appointment of one Candidate to the Planning and Transportation Commission for an Unexpired Term Ending December 15, 2018
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
Adoption of a Resolution Declaring Weeds to be a Public Nuisance and Setting February 6, 2017 for a Public Hearing for Objections to Proposed Weed Abatement
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C15157160 With Traffic Data Services to Extend the Term Until June 30, 2019 for Provision of On-Call Traffic Data Collection Services
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
900 N. California Avenue [15PLN-00155]: Denial of the Appeal of the Planning and Community Environment Director's Architectural Review Approval of Three new Single-Family Homes, one With a Second Unit. Environmental Review: Categorically Exempt per CEQA Guidelines Section 15303(a) (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures), Zoning District: R-1
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
Approve and Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and Team Sheeper LLC, for the Learn to Swim Program for Summer 2017 at an Amount Not to Exceed $143,000
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
Policy and Services Committee Recommends the City Council Adopt the City's Legislative Program Manual and 2017 Legislative Priorities
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
Approval of Action Minutes for the December 5 and 12, 2016 Council Meetings
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
Proclamation of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Honoring the Volunteer Services of Sheri Furman
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
SECOND READING: Adoption of Two Ordinances to Update the City’s Below Market Rate (BMR) Housing Program as Recommended by the Finance Committee: (1) Repealing Municipal Code Section 16.47 (Non-residential Projects) and 18.14 (Residential Projects) and Adding a new Section 16.65 (Citywide Affordable Housing In-lieu Fees for Residential, Nonresidential, and Mixed Use Developments. The Proposed Ordinances are Exempt From the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Sections 15378(b)(4), 15305 and 15601(b)(3) of the State CEQA Guidelines (FIRST READING: December 12, 2016 PASSED: 5-3 Kniss, Scharff and Wolbach no)
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance of the Council of the City of Palo Alto to Update the Fiscal Year 2017 Municipal Fee Schedule to Adjust Development Services Department Fees (FIRST READING: December 12, 2016 PASSED 8-0)
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 9.14 (Smoking and Tobacco Regulations) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to ban Smoking in Units in Multi-unit Residences and Common Areas, and Make Other Minor Amendments to Smoking Restrictions (Remove Bingo Games as Places and Workplaces Exempt From the City’s Prohibition Against Smoking in Enclosed Places) (FIRST READING: December 5, 2016 PASSED: 8-0)
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
Adoption of a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Palo Alto Approving the Issuance of the California Municipal Finance Authority 2017 Tax Exempt Loan (International School of the Peninsula) in an Aggregate Principal Amount Not-to-Exceed $7,500,000
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
Policy and Services Committee Recommends City Council Review the 2017 City Council Priority Suggestions in Preparation for the Annual Council Retreat
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute and File an Application on Behalf of the City of Palo Alto to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Management of and Participation in a Grant Award to Enhance and Evaluate a Comprehensive Technology/Policy Solution Called Fair Value Commuting (FVC), Designed to Reduce Traffic Congestion
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
Adoption of a Resolution Scheduling the City Council Summer Break and Winter Closure for 2017
Revision Date: 1/9/2017
Adoption of a Resolution of the Council Expressing Appreciation for the Outstanding Public Service to Patrick Burt as Council Member and Mayor
Revision Date: 1/3/2017
Adoption of a Resolution of the Council Expressing Appreciation for the Outstanding Public Service to Marc Berman as Council Member
Revision Date: 1/3/2017
Adoption of a Resolution of the Council Expressing Appreciation for the Outstanding Public Service to Greg Schmid as Council Member
Revision Date: 1/3/2017