Current Council Agenda


City Council Regular Meeting

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 7 p.m.

Locations: Zoom and City Council Chamber - 200 Old Bernal Ave.

Governor Newsom proclaimed a State of Emergency due to COVID-19 and has issued Executive Order N-29-20 and approved AB 361 suspending provisions of the Brown Act allowing meetings via teleconferencing and members of the public to observe and offer comments telephonically or electronically. 

The meeting will be held at the City Council Chamber - 200 Old Bernal Ave., via video/teleconference, and will be broadcast live on Channel 29 and at and 

Public participation: It is requested that members of the public wishing to address the City Council submit a speaker card. When public comment is opened on an agenda item, individuals may speak once per agenda item.

In Person at Council Chamber:

· Submit a physical speaker card to the City Clerk at the meeting. When your name is called, please provide comment at the podium.


Virtual via Zoom:

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* Pledge of Allegiance    Reso No. 22-1335
* Remarks by Councilmember Balch                                                                               Ord No. 2243
* Roll Call


CONSENT CALENDAR – Items listed on the consent calendar are considered routine in nature and may be enacted by one motion.  If discussion is required, that particular item will be removed from the consent calendar and will be considered separately.

City Attorney 

1. Adopt findings regarding public health related to the Covid-19 pandemic to support continued virtual public city meetings per Resolution No. 21-1249; and information about virtual attendance by officials at public meetings
2. Continued from October 18, 2022 – Adopt a resolution reauthorizing City Council eligibility for certain health and welfare benefits; and adopt a resolution establishing a travel reimbursement policy for elected and appointed officials

3. Waive second reading and adopt Ordinance No. 2242 amending Section 2.04.020 of the Pleasanton Municipal Code concerning councilmember salaries *Councilmembers Balch and Narum voted “no”

4. Establish an ad hoc subcommittee of the City Council to advise on the Water Supply Alternatives Project and initially appoint Mayor Brown and Councilmember Narum to serve on the subcommittee

City Manager

5. Approve meeting minutes of June 7, June 21, and June 28, 2022

6. Review and approve a letter from the Mayor to the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors requesting a City and Park District Liaison meeting to discuss the Garms Staging Area and other City and District matters

Community Development

7. Actions of the Zoning Administrator and Planning Commission

8. Approve amendments to professional services agreements with 1) Lisa Wise Consulting for preparation of the Housing Element Update, for $27,710 and a new total contract amount of $329,711 and 2) First Carbon Solutions for preparation of the the Housing Element Update Environmental Impact Report for $26,000 for a new contract amount of $369,170

Economic Development

9. Public Hearing – Adopt a resolution levying the Downtown Pleasanton Business Improvement District Assessment for 2023


10. Accept the Monthly Disbursements and Investment Report for September 2022

Library and Recreation

11. Adopt a resolution accepting the California State Library Grant “Stronger Together: Improving Library Access” for $175,000

Operations Services

12. Approve agreement with Sequoia Ecological Consulting, Inc. for environmental compliance and habitat mitigation services related to the Stream Maintenance Project in the not-to-exceed amount of $1,315,402 through Fiscal Year 2029/30


13. Presentation of Small Business Saturday Proclamation 

14. Public Comment regarding items not listed on the agenda – Speakers are limited to 3 minutes.


If necessary to ensure completion of the following items, the Mayor may alter time limits.

15. Consider authorizing staff to develop a Citywide Strategic Plan and continue implementing the existing City Council priorities for FY 2023/24 while the strategic plan is developed 

16. Adopt the West Las Positas Boulevard Bicycle and Pedestrian Corridor Improvement Plan and Authorize the Phase 1 improvements as part of the West Las Positas Multimodal Reconstruction Project, CIP No. 11514

17. Receive update on revised schedule and work plan for the 6th Cycle Housing Element Update, Stoneridge Mall Framework, and objective design standards


COUNCIL REPORTS: Brief reports on conferences, seminars, and meetings attended by the Council





Under Government Code §54957.5, any writings/documents regarding an open session item on this agenda provided to a majority of the City Council after distribution of the agenda packet will be available for public inspection by emailing the City Clerk’s Office at

There is a 90-day limit for the filing of a challenge in the Superior Court to certain City administrative decisions and orders, which require a hearing by law, the receipt of evidence, and the exercise of discretion. The 90-day limit begins on the date the decision is final (Code of Civil Procedure § 1094.6). Further, if you challenge an action taken by the City Council in court, you may be limited, by California law, including but not limited to Government Code §65009, to raising only those issues you or someone else raised in the public hearing, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council prior to or at the public hearing. The City Council may be requested to reconsider a decision if the request is made prior to the next City Council meeting, regardless of whether it is a regular or special meeting.

Accessible Public Meeting

The City of Pleasanton can provide special assistance for persons with disabilities to participate in public meetings. To make a request for a disability-related modification or accommodation, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at or (925) 931-5027 at the earliest possible time. If you need sign language assistance, please provide at least two working days’ notice prior to the meeting date.