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Los Altos City Council Agenda – June 26 Parklettes or Parking

An initiate to make downtown more pedestrian friendly with parklettes...
Written by lalahpolitico

HIGHLIGHTS:

The 5:30 session reveals extensive City and Pasarelle early stage conceptual plans to convert lots of parking plaza stalls downtown to pedestrian-bike plazas – interesting the plans arrive in tandem. The regular session features the results of the long awaited Downtown Community Survey (actually of the Registered Voter File!) and discussion/adoption of the City Budget and  Capital Improvement Program. The full Los Altos City Council Agenda of both combined sessions follows.

DOWNLOADS:

Here is a single .pdf of the entire 5.30 and 7:30 binders,
EXCEPT for the Item 14 the Lennar Project (400 pages here.)

“PAGE ##” as used below refers to the page no.in the single .pdf file


TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012

5:30 P.M. – STUDY SESSION MEETING Community Meeting Chambers, Los Altos City Hall One North San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California

1.       Regional Water Quality Control Plant Long Range Facilities Plan – Final Draft Report

Recommendation to receive oral presentation from the City of Palo Alto regarding the Final Draft report of the Long Range Facilities Plan for the Regional Water Quality Control Plant for informational purposes only

Regional Water Quality Control Plant Long Range Facilities Plan – Final Draft Report

 

Sketch of a Concept Design for Plaza 4 or 5

2.       PAGE 65
Downtown public spaces – [Free?] Designs from Landscape Designer  [ removes 120 stalls ]

Recommendation to receive the conceptual plans for the Central parking Plazas and direct staff accordingly

Downtown public spaces

Diagram of Passarelle proposal for parklette behind the Bike Shop on State St.

3.     PAGE 71

Public/Private development proposal – Pasarelle and Maston

Recommendation to receive two public/private development proposal presentations from Passarelle Investment Company LLC, and direct staff accordingly

Public.Private development proposal

 

Passarelle proposal to acquire City parking land behind 170 Main St, prior furniture store, for parklette


 

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
7:00 P.M. – REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

City Council Chamber, Los Altos City Hall One North San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California

 ROLL CALL
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE SPECIAL PRESENTATION
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA CONSENT CALENDAR

 

1.       Council Minutes

Recommendation to approve the minutes of the June 12, 2012 study session and regular meeting

Council Minutes

 

2.       Joint City Council-Los Altos School District Meeting Minutes – [lots of names of public speakers]

Recommendation to approve the amended minutes of the May 29, 2012 joint meeting with the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees

Joint City Council-Los Altos School District Meeting Minutes

 

3.       Installation of [ modern ] sculpture at Heritage Oaks Park

Recommendation from the Public Arts Commission to approve installation of CT-27 at Heritage Oaks Park

Installation of sculpture at Heritage Oaks Park

 

4.       PAGE 92
Donation and placement of The Thinker sculpture – at Woodland Library

Recommendation from the Public Arts Commission to accept the donation of The Thinker sculpture from the Watters family for placement at Woodland Library

Donation and placement of The Thinker sculpture

 

5.       Financial and Investment Policy Adoption Fiscal Year 2012-2013 [minor revisions ]

Recommendation to adopt updated Financial and Investment Policies for FY 2012-2013 as recommended by the Financial Commission

Financial and Investment Policy Adoption Fiscal Year 2012-2013

 

6.       PAGE 125
Capital Improvement Program Quarterly Report [ highly illegible !!!]

Recommendation to accept an informational report on the status of active Capital Projects

Capital Improvement Program Quarterly Report

7.       Application of Sewer Rate Inflation Adjustment

Recommendation to adopt Ordinance No. 2012-386 adjusting the Sewer Service Charge

Application of Sewer Rate Inflation Adjustment

8.       PAGE 134
Almond Avenue and Gordon Way Crosswalk Improvements, Project 12-16 [solar flashing crosswalk ]

Recommendation to:

A. Award the Base Bid and Add Alternate Bid Item No. 1 for the Almond Avenue and Gordon Way Crosswalk Improvements, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Project 12-16 to Weber Tractor Service in the amount of $115,455

B. Authorize the City Manager to execute the contract on behalf of the City

Almond Avenue and Gordon Way Crosswalk Improvements, Project 12-16

9.       Annual Street Striping, Project 12-02

Recommendation to:

A. Award the Base Bid for the Annual Street Striping, CIP Project 12-02 to Chrisp Company in the amount of $67,907

B. Authorize the City Manager to execute a contract on behalf of the City

Annual Street Striping, Project 12-02

10.     National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Compliance

Recommendation to:

A. Appropriate an additional $70,390 from the Capital Improvement Fund for Project 11-16, NPDES Compliance

B. Award Project 11-16 NPDES Compliance, Trash Capture Device Installation on View Street, to Casey Construction, Inc. for $218,890

C. Authorize the City Manager to execute a contract on behalf of the City

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Compliance

11.     PAGE 144
Draft Regional Housing Need Allocation [ City got RHNA down from 600 to 400 ]

Recommendation to authorize the Mayor to sign the attached letter in response to the Association of

Bay Area Governments’ recently released draft Regional Housing Need Allocation

Draft Regional Housing Need Allocation

PUBLIC HEARING

12.     Public Hearing for solid waste/recycling rates [ small Mission Trail rise ]

Recommendation to adopt Resolution No. 2012-19 establishing the City’s 2012-2013 Solid Waste/Recycling Rate Schedule and overruling the protests received thereon

Public hearing for solid waste.recycling rates

 

13.     PAGE 179
Payday lending prohibition [ final step to keep out of town ]

Recommendation to introduce and waive further reading of Ordinance No. 2012-384 amending the Los Altos Municipal Code, Title 14, Zoning, Article 2 entitled “Definitions” by expressly excluding payday lending or check cashing businesses from the definition of “Banks” and “Office” to prohibit the establishment, expansion, or relocation of payday lending and check cashing businesses

Payday lending prohibition

 


 

DISCUSSION

14.     4750 El Camino Real – LENNAR PROJECT [ 400 pages download yourself at top ]

Recommendation to approve Design Review, Use Permit and Subdivision applications 10-D-06, 10-UP-

05 and 10-SD-01 subject to findings and conditions of approval

4750 El Camino Real (May be slow to load)

15.     PAGE 184
Community survey regarding Downtown Los Altos [ actually a Voter File survey!!!]

Recommendation to receive the report and presentation of results from Godbe Research regarding the community survey on Downtown, and direct staff accordingly

Communiy survey regarding Downtown Los Altos

 

16.     Bus Barn Stage Company Agreement

Recommendation to:

A. Approve a shared facility use and cost agreement with the Bus Barn Stage Company

B. Authorize the City Manager to execute the agreement on behalf of the City

Bus Barn Stage Company Agreement

 

17.     PAGE 251
FY 2012-2013 Operating Budget and FY 2012-2016  Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Adoption  [ disappointing so highly illegible!!!]

Recommendation to adopt the following:

A. Resolution No. 2012-14 FY 2012-2013 Operating Budget

B. Resolution No. 2012-15 FY 2012-2013 Transient Occupancy Tax Rate

C. Resolution No. 2012-16 FY 2012-2013 Utility Users Tax Rate

D. Resolution No. 2012-17 FY 2012-2013 Appropriations Limit

E. Resolution No. 2012-18 FY 2012-2016 Five-Year Capital Improvement Program Adoption

FY 2012-2013 Operating Budget and FY 2012-2016 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Adoption

 

18.    PAGE 300 LAST
Potential agenda items for future joint meetings

Recommendation to discuss agenda items for potential joint meetings with the Bullis Charter School Board of Directors and the Mountain View Los Altos High School District Board of Trustees Potential agenda items for future joint meetings

 

 

COUNCIL REPORTS AND DIRECTIONS ON FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT

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.

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