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 City.Council@cityofpaloalto.org.

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 city.council@cityofpaloalto.org.
  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

Agenda

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


Call to Order

 

Special Orders of the Day

5 - 5:15 p.m.

  1. Appointment of Candidates to the Human Relations Commission, Public Art Commission, Stormwater Management Oversight Committee, and the Utilities Advisory Commission

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions 

 

Oral Communications

 5:15 - 5:30 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

5:30 - 5:35 p.m.

  1. Approval of Action Minutes for the April 19, 2021 City Council Meeting

 Consent Calendar

5:35 - 5:40 p.m.

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

  1. Finance Committee Recommends the City Council Approve the Macias Gini & O’Connell’s Single Audit Report for the Year Ended June 30, 2020
  2. Policy and Services Committee Recommends the City Council Accept the City Auditor’s Quarterly Status Report (Q3 of Fiscal Year 2021), and Approve Additional Task Orders for Approved Audit Activities
  3. Approval of the Acceptance and Appropriation of State of California Citizens Options for Public Safety (COPS) Funds; and Approval of a Budget Amendment (Requires 2/3 Approval) in the Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund
  4. Parks and Recreation Commission and Staff Recommend the City Council: 1) Adopt an Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Municipal Fee Schedule to Include Foothills Nature Preserve Daily Vehicle Entrance Fees Based on Passenger Capacity and Free Vehicle Entrance for Certain Students and on Certain Days; 2) Prohibit the use of Certain Entrances to Foothills by Horse and Bicycle Users; and 3) Direct Staff to Permanently Remove Nine Hillside Barbecues at Foothills to Improve Fire Safety
  5. Adoption of a Resolution to Extend the Temporary Closures of Portions of California Avenue, University Avenue, and Certain Downtown Streets Intersecting University Avenue; and Extending the Pilot Parklet Program as First Authorized by Resolution Number 9099

City Manager Comments

5:40 - 5:50 p.m.

 

Action Items

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

  1. 5:50 - 8:30 p.m.

    Joint City Council/Planning and Transportation Commission Meeting, Followed by Council Action to Kick Off the Housing Element Update;  and Provide City Council Endorsement of the City's Approach to Fulfill State Housing Element Certification Requirements and Approval

Council Member Questions, Comments and Announcements

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

Adjournment

When

  • Monday, May 10, 2021 | 05:00 PM

Location

Virtual meeting held on Zoom