Sp. Finance Committee Budget Hearing Meeting

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The Finance Committee holds regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. Occasionally the Finance Committee will hold special meetings to accommodate further discussions or scheduling conflicts.

This meeting is part of the City budget community engagement process. Learn more about the City budget and find other ways to provide feedback at cityofpaloalto.org/Budget.

Fiscal Year 2022 Transmittal Letter
Fiscal Year 2022 Capital Budget
Fiscal Year 2022 Operating Budget

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Zoom Information

Join the Finance Committee Meeting by Zoom to provide public comment or just to watch.

Meeting ID: 992 2730 7235

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


Call to Order


Action Items

  1. 9 - 11 a.m.
    Community and Library Services
    • a. Community Services
    • b. Library
  2. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Planning and Transportation
  • a. Planning and Development Services
  • b. Office of Transportation
    • Parking Special Revenue Funds

 Lunch Break 12 - 2 p.m.

  1. 2 - 2:30 p.m.
    FY 2022 Proposed Municipal Fees and Charges
  1. 2:30 - 4 p.m.
    Infrastructure and Environment
  • a. Utilities: Operating
    • Electric Fund
    • Fiber Optics Fund
    • Gas Fund
    • Wastewater Collection Fund
    • Water Fund
  • b. Public Works: Operating
    • General Fund
    • Airport Fund
    • Refuse Fund
    • Stormwater Management Fund
    • Vehicle Replacement Fund
    • Wastewater Treatment Fund
  1. 4 - 5 p.m.
    Citywide Internal Support and Administration
    • a. Information Technology
    • b. Administrative Services (Including Printing and Mailing Fund)
    • c. Human Resources
    • d. City Attorney's Office
    • e. City Auditor's Office
    • f. City Clerk's Office
    • g. City Manager's Office
    • h. City Council
    • i. Non-Departmental Funds
      • General Benefits Funds
      • Workers Compensation Fund
      • General Liability Fund
      • Debt Service Fund

Oral Communications

Members of the public may speak to any item NOT on the agenda.

Future Meetings and Agendas




  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Virtual meeting held on Zoom