City Council Special Meeting

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City Council holds regular meetings on the first three Mondays of each month at 6 p.m. Occasionally City Council will hold special meetings to accommodate further discussions or scheduling conflicts.

Zoom Information

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Meeting ID: 362 027 238

Phone Number: 1 (669) 900-6833

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Meeting Procedures and Resources

COVID-19 Notice

Pursuant to the provisions of California Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, issued on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of Covid-19, this meeting will be held by virtual teleconference only, with no physical location. The meeting will be broadcast on Cable TV Channel 26, live on the City's YouTube Channel, and the Midpen Media Center's website. Members of the public who wish to participate by computer or phone can find the instructions at the end of this agenda. To ensure participation in a particular item, we suggest calling in or connecting online 15 minutes before the item you wish to speak on.

Public Comment

Members of the public may speak to agendized items; up to three minutes per speaker, to be determined by the presiding officer. If you wish to address the Council on any issue that is on this agenda, please complete a speaker request card located on the table at the entrance to the Council Chambers, and deliver it to the City Clerk prior to discussion of the item. You are not required to give your name on the speaker card in order to speak to the Council, but it is very helpful. Public comment may be addressed to the full City Council via email at

Time Estimates

Time estimates are provided as part of the Council's effort to manage its time at Council meetings. Listed times are estimates only and are subject to change at any time, including while the meeting is in progress. The Council reserves the right to use more or less time on any item, to change the order of items and/or to continue items to another meeting. Particular items may be heard before or after the time estimated on the agenda. This may occur in order to best manage the time at a meeting or to adapt to the participation of the public.     

Hearings Required by Law

Applicants and/or appellants may have up to ten minutes at the outset of the public discussion to make their remarks and up to three minutes for concluding remarks after other members of the public have spoken.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Persons with disabilities who require auxiliary aids or services in using City facilities, services or programs or who would like information on the City’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, may contact (650) 329-2550 (Voice) 24 hours in advance. 

How to Participate in a Virtual Public Meeting

Members of the Public may provide public comments to teleconference meetings via email, teleconference, or by phone.

  1. Written public comments may be submitted by email to
  2. Spoken public comments using a computer will be accepted through the teleconference meeting. To address the Council, click on the link below to access a Zoom-based meeting. Please read the following instructions carefully.
    1. You may download the Zoom client or connect to the meeting in- browser. If using your browser, make sure you are using a current, up-to-date browser: Chrome 30 , Firefox 27 , Microsoft Edge 12 , Safari 7 . Certain functionality may be disabled in older browsers including Internet Explorer.
    2. You may be asked to enter an email address and name. We request that you identify yourself by name as this will be visible online and will be used to notify you that it is your turn to speak.
    3. When you wish to speak on an Agenda Item, click on “raise hand.” The Clerk will activate and unmute speakers in turn. Speakers will be notified shortly before they are called to speak.
    4. When called, please limit your remarks to the time limit allotted.
    5. A timer will be shown on the computer to help keep track of your comments.
  3. Spoken public comments using a smart phone will be accepted through the teleconference meeting. To address the Council, download the Zoom application onto your phone from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and enter the Meeting ID below. Please follow the instructions 2.1-2.5 above.
  4. Spoken public comments using a phone use the telephone number listed below. When you wish to speak on an agenda item hit *9 on your phone so we know that you wish to speak. You will be asked to provide your first and last name before addressing the Council. You will be advised how long you have to speak. When called please limit your remarks to the agenda item and time limit allotted.

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Meeting ID: 362-027-238

Phone number: 1(669) 900-6833


Listed times are estimates only and are subject to change at any time, including while the meeting is in progress.

Call to Order 


Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions 


Oral Communications

5:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Members of the public may speak to any item NOT on the agenda. Council reserves the right to limit the duration of Oral Communications period to 30 minutes.

Minutes Approval

5:15 - 5:20 p.m.

  1. Approval of Action Minutes for the May 24, 2021 City Council Meeting

Consent Calendar

Items will be voted on in one motion unless removed from the calendar by three Council Members.

5:20 - 5:25 p.m. 

  1. Approval of an Effluent Transfer Agreement Between the City of Palo Alto and the City of Los Altos
  2. Approval of Contract Number C21179800A With Pacific International Electric Company, Inc. in the Amount of $943,639 for the Underground District 46 Completion Project; and Authorization to Execute and Negotiate Related Change Orders in the Amount of $188,728 for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $1,132,367; and Approval of a Budget Amendment in the Electric Fund
  3. Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager or Designee to Execute a Five-year General Services Agreement With Western Machinery Electric Inc. for Repair and Maintenance of Electricity Generators at the Municipal Service Center in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $592,248; and to Negotiate and Execute one or More Task Orders for Additional Services as Needed in an Amount Not-to-Exceed$300,000, for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $892,248; and Approve a Budget Amendment in the Electric Fund
  4. Approval of a Design-build Contract With Johnson Controls Fire Protection, LP in the Amount of $517,280, and Authorization for the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Related Change Orders for a Not-to-Exceed Amount of $51,728, for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $569,008 for the Civic Center Fire Life Safety Upgrades, Capital Improvement Program Project (PE-18016)
  5. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number S20176879 With Johnson Controls Fire Protection, LP to Increase the Contract Amount by $86,847 for a Revised Three-year Contract in a Total Amount Not-to-Exceed $265,584 for the Provision of Fire Sprinkler System Inspections and Repair Services
  6. Policy and Services Committee Recommends Approval of a Rent Forgiveness Program for Tenants in City Buildings and Approve a Budget Amendment in the General Fund
  7. Adoption of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan Update for City Buildings, Parking Facilities, Parks, and Public Right-of-Way Sidewalks and Curb Ramps
  8. Adoption of an Ordinance and Resolution Temporarily Continuing: 1) Uses of Public and Private Property for Outdoor Dining, Retail, and Personal Services; and 2) the Pilot Parklet Program Past the end of the Local Emergency
  9. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Updating an Emergency Permit Extension Ordinance in Response to Changes to Santa Clara County Health Orders (FIRST READING:  May 24, 2021 PASSED: 7-0)

City Manager Comments

5:25 - 5:35 p.m.


Action Items

Include: Reports of Committees/Commissions, Ordinances and Resolutions, Public Hearings, Reports of Officials, Unfinished Business and Council Matters.

  1. 5:35 - 6 p.m.

    PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of a Resolution to Suspend Assessments for Fiscal Year 2022 for the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) (CONTINUED FROM JUNE 1, 2021)

  2. 6 - 7:15 p.m.
    855 El Camino Real (20PLN-00252): Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapters 18.04 and 18.16 of the Municipal Code to Allow Some Ground Floor Medical Office (“Retail Health”) Uses With a Commensurate Increase in the Overall Office use Allowed at the Site Subject to Limitations. Environmental Assessment: Exempt From the Provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in Accordance With Guideline Section 15301 (Existing Facilities). Zoning District: CC (Community Commercial)

  3. 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
    PUBLIC HEARING: Adoption of two Resolutions Adopting the 2020 Urban Water Management Plan and Water Shortage Contingency Plan

  4. 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
    City Council Review of the Finance Committee's Recommended Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Operating & Capital Budgets and Municipal Fee Schedule; Direction to Staff Regarding Preparation of the Final Budget for Council Adoption on June 21, 2021

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements

Members of the public may not speak to the item(s).



  • Monday, June 07, 2021 | 05:00 PM


Virtual meeting held on Zoom