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Los Altos City Council Agenda Packet Feb. 28 — Hillview Use for LASD – Bullis Charter?

Written by lalahpolitico

A key item is the merging of the Traffic and Planning Commissions. BPAC goes independent. A new woman city manger will be hired.

This meeting presents a great opportunity for LASD and Bullis Charter to request that the city of Los Altos cooperate in evaluating if the Hillview School site could/should somehow be returned to LASD. With over 10% of k-8 students housed in portables, LASD needs an additional school site.

The Hillview for LASD usage could be added as a Future Agenda Item to the City/Schools Issues Standing Committee. (Item 14)

Consent items in the Los Altos City Council agenda include … a Lehigh Cement mayoral letter calling for application of the highest environmental standards, Homestead Trader Joes Traffic Light approval, trial of a 15-20 mph speed limit near schools which could push traffic to side streets, buying a police dispatch system in cooperation with Palo Alto and Mountain View. These will be passed without any discussion unless someone on council or from the council pulls them out of “consent calendar,” for further discussion at the end of the meeting.

Discussion items include approving the new city manager, approving merger of Planning and Traffic Commissions ( BPAC to report directly to council – a promotion ), and review of the the city’s budget to make mid-year adjustment.

All agenda documents have been aggregated and appear in the Scribd window below – convenient for you if you are on a PC, MAC or tablet with wi-fi.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012

7:00 P.M. – REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
City Council Chamber, Los Altos City Hall
One North San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California

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Los Altos City Council Feb. 28, 2012 Complete Packet of Agenda

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ORDER OF ITEMS BELOW

ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
2011 Uniform Crime Report

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA

CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Council Minutes
Recommendation to approve the minutes of the February 14, 2012 study session and regular meeting
Council Minutes

2. Donation of Sculpture in Lincoln Park
Recommendation to accept the donation of Space Dance for Peace
Donation of Sculpture in Lincoln Park

3. PARC Transmittal Regarding Redwood Grove
Recommendation to forward the recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Commission to the Council’s Redwood Grove Committee
PARC Transmittal Regarding Redwood Grove

4. Regional Public Safety Automated Information Systems
Recommendation to:
A. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate, execute and amend an agreement between the Cities of Los Altos, Palo Alto and Mountain View for the purpose of procuring, sharing and jointly operating the Regional Public Safety Automated Information Systems; and
B. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate, execute and amend an agreement with Intergraph Corporation for the procurement of the jointly operated Regional Public Safety Automated Information Systems
Regional Public Safety Automated Information Systems

5. Lehigh Cement Plant Status Update
Recommendation to direct staff to prepare a letter for the Mayor’s signature, along the lines of the attached letter from Los Altos Hills’ Mayor addressed to the Air Quality District supporting their consideration of using the highest air standards for the Lehigh Quarry
Lehigh Cement Plant Status Update

6. 15 Miles-Per-Hour Speed Limits in Los Altos
Recommendation to refer consideration of a 15 miles-per-hour speed limit in the vicinity of one or more schools in Los Altos to the Traffic Commission for a recommendation
15 Miles-Per-Hour Speed Limits in Los Altos

7. Priority Intersection Update
Recommendation to accept the update to the Traffic Commission priority intersection list and direct Traffic Commission to evaluate additional intersections identified in the report
Priority Intersection Update

8. Homestead Road Safety Improvements, Project 09-34, and Homestead Road Medians and Paths, Project 11-11
Recommendation to:
A. Accept the Highway Safety Improvement Program grant award in the amount of $609,000;
B. Combine the existing CIP Projects 09-34 and 11-11 into one new CIP Project 12-19 and approve the new project description; and
C. Appropriate $609,000 to Project 12-19 for the funding sources in the project description replacing $216,000 TDA funds budgeted for the Homestead Road Medians and Paths, Project 11-11, and record a grant revenue budget adjustment in the like amount
Homestead Road Safety Improvements, Project 09-34, and Homestead Road Medians and Paths, Project 11-11

DISCUSSION

9. Recreation Survey
Recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Commission to:
A. Approve an online recreation survey of all Los Altos households; and
B. Allocate $5,120 to conduct the survey
Recreation Survey

10. Proposed Planning and Transportation Commission
Recommendation to merge the Planning and Traffic Commissions into a Planning and Transportation Commission
Proposed Planning and Transportation Commission

11. Library Parking
Recommendation to approve six recommendations, as outlined in City Manager Schmitz’s report dated February 28, 2012
Library Parking

12. Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Mid-Year Operating Budget Review
Recommendation to:
A. Approve and appropriate the recommended fund transfers;
B. Approve and appropriate the recommended budget adjustments; and
C. Authorize contracting for an information technology network audit and contract services
Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Mid-Year Operating Budget Review

13. Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Mid-Year CIP Status Update
Recommendation to review and approve mid-year CIP budget adjustments
Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Mid-Year CIP Status Update

14. City/Schools Issues Standing Committee: Future Agenda Items
Recommendation to propose agenda items for the next meeting of the City/Schools Issues Standing Committee
City/Schools Issues Standing Committee: Future Agenda Items

15. City Manager Employment Contract
Recommendation from the Council City Manager Search Committee to review the prospective City Manager’s qualifications and approve the contract
City Manager Employment Contract

COUNCIL REPORTS AND DIRECTIONS ON FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

ADJOURNMENT

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About the author

lalahpolitico

Norma Schroder is an economics & market researcher by trade and ardent independent journalist, photographer and videographer by avocation. Enthralled by the growth of the tech industry over the decades, she only became fascinated with business of local politics only in the past couple of years.