Calendar

April 30, 2018

North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan (NVCAP): City Council will select the Working Group for the NVCAP planning process. Tentative, TBD.

Infrastructure Tax Measure: City Council will discuss polling results regarding various tax strategies being considered for a potential ballot measure to fill a $50 million plus gap in infrastructure funding. Tentative, TBD.

April 18, 2018

Railway Grade Separation: The Council Rail Committee will continue screening grade separation ideas and receive a verbal update on interagency activities. Beginning at 8:00 am (Community Meeting Room, City Hall). Click here for staff report.

Mayor’s State of the City Address: 6:00 pm (Oshmann Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto). View invitation here.

April 17, 2018

Tax measure polling and water rate increase: Council Finance Committee will consider a resolution raising water rates by 4 percent and review initial polling results regarding possible ballot measure for infrastructure funding. 6:00 pm (Community Meeting Room, City Hall).

April 16, 2018

Golf Course Contracts and Golf Fees Update: City Council will consider 39-month management and restaurant contracts totaling up to $9,008,000; a revised fee schedule for golf course use and equipment rentals including the introduction of dynamic pricing (higher fees during high use periods) and a $1,334,642 adjustment to the FY2018 General Fund budget and other golf course related issues. Beginning at 7:15 pm (City Hall). Click here for staff report. Additional staff attachments are here.

Annual Office Limit Ordinance: City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed ordinance to extend and modify the interim 50,000 square foot annual limit on new office/R&D. Beginning at 9:30 pm (City Hall). Click here for staff report.

April 12, 2018

Police body cameras: The Human Relations Commission will discuss concerns about privacy, transparency and public access to body camera recordings under the police department’s draft Field-Based Video policyBeginning at 7:00 pm (City Hall).

April 11, 2018

Downtown Capacity Study: The Planning and Transportation Commission will hear a report on the 2017 Downtown Cap Study that analyzes potential infill development capacity Downtown and identifies obstacles to redevelopment, including both physical and economic limitations. Meeting begins at 6:00 pm (City Hall). Click here for staff report.

First Baptist Church Application to Operate as a Community Center: The Planning and Transportation Commission will consider an application from First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Avenue, for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to operate as a community center. Meeting begins at 6:00 pm (City Hall). Click here for staff report.

April 10, 2018

Police Body-cameras: The Council Policy and Services Committee will discuss the Body-worn Cameras Policy. Tentative, TBD. Meeting cancelled.

April 9, 2018

Zoning for Affordable Housing: City Council will consider a proposed Affordable Housing (AH) Combining District and related recommendations from the PTC. Beginning at 7:15 pm (City Hall). Click here for staff report.

Airplane Noise: City Council will consider recommendations from Council Policy and Services Committee and possibly discuss potential legal strategies for challenging the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Beginning at 9:30 pm (City Hall). Click here for staff report.

April 3, 2018

Water and Wastewater Rate Hikes: The Council Finance Committee will consider Utilities Commission recommendations to adopt resolutions increasing water rates by 4 percent and increasing wastewater rates by 11 percentBeginning at 6:00 pm (Community Meeting Room, City Hall).

April 2, 2018

Eichler Design Guidelines: Council will consider a resolution regarding Eichler Neighborhood Design Guidelines. Beginning at 7:35 pm (City Hall). Click here for staff report.

Anti-idling Ordinance: City Council will consider an ordinance to regulate the unnecessary idling of vehicles. Beginning at 9:00 pm (City Hall). Note: Staff report will be available here on March 28, 2018.

Cool Blocks Contract: City Council will consider approval of a Contract With the Empowerment Institute for $100,000 for Community Engagement Block Program (Continued from March 5, 2018). Note: Staff has requested that this item be postponed to a date uncertain. 

March 29, 2018

Charleston-Arastradero Corridor Project: Public Works staff will hold an open house to discuss the project and construction schedule. 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (Multi-purpose room, Hoover Elementary School).

March 28, 2018

Revisions to ADU Ordinance: The Planning and Transportation Commission will consider recommended updates to the city’s ordinance on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Beginning at 6:00 pm (City Hall). Click here for staff report.

March 27, 2018

Charleston-Arastradero Corridor Project: Public Works staff will hold an open house to discuss the project and construction schedule. 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (Staff lounge, Gunn High School).

March 26, 2018

Study Session on Stanford TDM and Sales Tax Report: City Council will get a status report on the Stanford Research Park Transportation Demand Management Program (TDM) and review the City Auditor’s report on third quarter sales tax highlightsBeginning at 5:00 pm (City Hall).

$1.8 to $4.5 million Council Chambers Audio/Visual Upgrade: City Council will consider three design options for Audio-Visual (AV)/ADA/Voting systems upgrades and potential broadcast capabilities for council chambers. Estimated costs range from $1.8 million to $4.5 million. Beginning at 7:30 pm (City Hall). Click here for staff report.

March 21, 2018

Grade Separations: The Council Rail Committee will receive a report on the recent Community Roundtable on the Trench and Tunnel White Paper and a report on the initial screening of a Master List of grade separation alternatives under consideration. 8:00 am to 11:00 am (Community Meeting Room, City Hall).