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April 27, 2010

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ANNOTATED AGENDA
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
7:00 P.M.
Council Chambers - 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tom Bates, Mayor
Councilmembers:

District 1 – Linda Maio

District 5 – Laurie Capitelli

District 2 – Darryl Moore

District 6 – Susan Wengraf

District 3 – Max Anderson

District 7 – Kriss Worthington

District 4 – Jesse Arreguin

District 8 – Gordon Wozniak

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:03 p.m.  All present.  Councilmember Anderson absent.

Ceremonial Matters: 

  1. Honoring the winners of the Annual Summer Brochure Art Contest.

City Manager Comments:  Census update.

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: 1 speaker.

Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only: 5 speakers.

Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Capitelli) to adopt Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated:

Consent Calendar

1. Repeal of Semi-Automatic Weapons Ordinance, BMC Chapter 13.74 (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance repealing Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 13.74 entitled Ban on Sale and Possession of Semi-Automatic Weapons.
First Reading Vote:
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
Action: Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 7, 133–N.S.  Second reading scheduled for May 4, 2010.

2. Amendment: FY 2010 Annual Appropriations Ordinance (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the FY 2010 Annual Appropriations Ordinance No. 7,123-N.S. for fiscal year 2010 based upon other adjustments in the amount of $7,685,216 (gross) and $7,365,697 (net).
Financial Implications: See report
First Reading Vote:
Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000
Action: Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 7, 134–N.S.  Second reading scheduled for May 4, 2010.

3.   **Item removed by City Manager**Contract No. 8129 Amendment:  Berkeley Humane Society - Animal Care Services  (PDF)

4. Contract No. 8731A Amendment: Extend the Sewer Service Billing and Collection Agreement with East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) an Additional Three Years (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 8731A with the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) extending the sewer service billing and collection agreement for an additional 3-year term, expiring June 30, 2013 and an amount not to exceed $1,250,000 for the 3-year extension period.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,850–N.S.

5. Supplemental Military Leave Compensation Policy (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Amend Resolution No. 63,646-N.S. to extend the City's supplemental military leave compensation benefit to May 31, 2011 to provide additional wages to supplement an employee's military pay and allowances for a period not to exceed two years that must be taken within 36 months.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $90,000
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,851–N.S.

6. Contract No. 7650 Amendment: Delta Charter Service to Echo Lake Camp and Teen Program Bus Field Trips (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 7650 with Delta Charter Service, Inc. to provide bus transportation for Echo Lake and Teen Program participants by increasing the amount by $24,000 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $98,850 for the period ending June 30, 2011.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,852–N.S.

7. Grant Application: California Department of Boating and Waterways Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the California Department of Boating and Waterways in an amount not to exceed $25,000 in Fiscal Year 2011 for the removal and disposal of abandoned watercraft; to accept the grant and execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments; and authorizing the implementation of projects and appropriation of funding for related expenses, subject to securing the grant.
Financial Implications: Revenue - Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund - $25,000
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,853–N.S.

8. Findings Necessary to Authorize Expenditure of Redevelopment Agency Funds to Implement West Berkeley Circulation Improvement Projects Outside of the Project Area (PDF) 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution making the required findings to authorize expenditure of Agency funds to construct West Berkeley Circulation Improvement Projects outside of the West Berkeley Project Area.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,854–N.S.

9. Final Map of Tract 8026: 1950 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the final map of Tract Map 8026, a 152-unit condominium project, with 148 residential units and 4 commercial units, located at 1950 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,855–N.S.

10. Grant: Proposition 84 Berkeley Green Right-of-Way Planning Application (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the State of California Strategic Growth Council in the amount of $247,500 to develop a guidebook, associated standard details, and policies to promote “green” design and implementation of sustainable projects within the City right-of-way; accept the grant and execute any resultant agreements and amendments.  This effort will be called the Berkeley Green Right-of-Way Plan or “B-GROW”.
Financial Implications: Grant - $247,500
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,856–N.S.

11. Contract No. 8215 Amendment: R. E. Builders, Inc., for 830 University Ave – CDBG Renovation Project (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution amending Contract No. 8215 with R.E. West Builders, Inc. for the 830 University Ave – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Renovation Project, increasing the amount by $151,000, for a total amount not to exceed $1,078,600.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,857–N.S.

12. Statewide Cuts to Education and Workforce Impacts (PDF)
From: Commission on Labor
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting and advocating for solutions-based legislation and initiatives to adequately fund and support public services, including but not limited to higher education (CA Democracy Act & Assembly Bill 556), and that Council will formally reach out to other jurisdictions and/or city councils in California via letter, in which universities and community colleges are located, to urge them to adopt similar actions.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Delfina M. Geiken, Commission Secretary, 981-7551
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,858–N.S.

13. Reclaiming Democracy and Opposition to Corporate "Rights" (PDF)
From: Peace and Justice Commission
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution opposing "corporate rights" that extend first amendment protections to corporate campaign spending and supporting House Joint Resolution 74 - an amendment to the United States Constitution reversing the January 21, 2010 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Eric Brenman, Commission Secretary, 981-5100
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,859–N.S.

Council Consent Items

14. Berkeley Art Center Directional Signs (PDF)
From: Councilmember Capitelli
Recommendation: Authorize the purchase and installation of three directional signs to the Berkeley Art Center.  Two signs will point west down the Berryman Path on Oxford Street, one each for west-bound and east-bound traffic.  The third sign will be on east bound Eunice west of the road split at Walnut Street. The signs will be consistent with the existing sign on Rose Street at Walnut.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150
Action:  Approved recommendation.

15. Recognition of the Prime Minister of Tibet's Visitation of Berkeley (PDF) 
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: City co-sponsorship of the events on May 25th recognizing the local presence of the Honorable Prime Minister Professor Samdhong Rinpoche and Mr. Penpa Tsering, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Dharamsala, India.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Approved recommendation.

16. Support Assembly Bill 656: Fair Share for Fair Tuition (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Send a letter in support of AB 656 to Senator Loni Hancock and Assembly member Nancy Skinner.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Approved recommendation.

Action Calendar - Appeals

17. ZAB Appeal: 2707 Rose Street, Use Permit No. 09-10000038 (PDF)
Supplemental Agenda Material (PDF)
Administrative Record (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to approve Use Permit No. 09-10000038 to demolish the existing two-story, 2,477 square foot, single-family dwelling, a detached one-car garage, and two one-car carports to facilitate the construction of a two-story, 6,478 square foot, single-family dwelling with a 3,394 square foot, 10-car garage, on a 29,714 square foot parcel in the Single Family Residential District - Hillside Overlay.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

b. Communications (PDF)

1.     Frederick Wyle
2.
     Frederick Wyle
3.
     Judy Tart
4.
     Charles T. Tart
5.
     Neighbors Immediately Adjacent to 2707 Rose St.
6.
     Robert & Gertrude Allen
7.
     Brenda Webster
8.
     Daniella Thompson
9.
     James S. Baum
10.
  Jana Olson & Roger Carr
11.
  Tina & Dennis Etcheverry
12.
  Thomas Laqueur & Carla Hesse
13.
  Ernst Valfer
14.
  Paul & Susan Grossberg
15.
  Annette LaRue
16.
  O’Neil & Marcia Dillon
17.
  Susie Schevill
18.
  Elaine Chan
19.
  Darlene Dami
20.
  Louise Brown
21.
  Ron & Louise Brown
22.
  Dick Norgaard
23.
  Robert & Michaela Grudin
24.
  Jana Olsen
25.
  Andrew Baker
26.
  Paul Newacheck
27.
  John McArthur
28.
  Sharon Smith
29.
  Paul Schwartz
30.
  Robert & Michaela Grudin
31.
  Dan Funk
32.
  Eileen Adams
33.
  Lucinda Olney
34.
  Phyllis Freund Ritvo
35.
  Ann Flandreau Hughes
36.
  Louise Brown
37.
  Bull Henrik, FAIA
38.
  Barbara C. Imbrie
39.
  Doug Fontaine
40.
  Beverly Cheney & Avrum V. Gratch
41.
  Bronwyn Hall
42.
  John Blankenship
43.
  Stephen Twigg
44.
  Judy & Bill Fujimoto
45.
  Elise White
46.
  Bob B. Buchanan
47.
  Susan Cerney
48.
  Jay Claiborne – LPC
49.
  Eric O. Johannesson and Madelyn S. (Suzy) Johannesson
50.
  Norah Brower
51.
  Susan Brandt-Hawley
52.
  Linda C. Nelson
53.
  Tara Stauduhar
54.
  Lorna Patton Brown & Alan G. Shriro
55.
  Sandy Bails
56.
  Harry D. Weininger
57.
  Marcy McGaugh
58.
  Patricia Bordonaro & Jurdy Hughes
59.
  Martine Kraus
60.
  John S. English
61.
  Jean Weininger
62.
  John & Manjari Ohala
63.
  Cindy Looy & Ivo Duijnstee
64.
  Charlene M. Woodcock
65.
  David & Valerie Allswang
66.
  Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
67.
  Jane Edginton
68.
  Henry Lerner & JoAnne L. Lerner
69.
  Mildred M. Henry
70.
  Ira Lapidus
71.
  Gary Earl Parsons
72.
  Paul & Susan Opsvig
73.
  Susan Nunes Fadley – Addendum to Appeal

Action: M/S/C (Capitelli/Maio) to adopt Resolution No. 64,860–N.S. affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to approve Use Permit No. 09-10000038 to demolish the existing two-story, 2,477 square foot, single-family dwelling, a detached one-car garage, and two one-car carports to facilitate the construction of a two-story, 6,478 square foot, single-family dwelling with a 3,394 square foot, 10-car garage, on a 29,714 square foot parcel in the Single Family Residential District - Hillside Overlay.

Vote: Ayes: Maio, Moore, Capitelli, Wengraf, Wozniak, Bates.  Noes: Arreguin, Worthington.  Absent: Anderson.


Action Calendar – Public Hearing

18. Allocation of Funds for the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), HOME, and Submission of the July 2010 - June 2015 Consolidated Plan including the FY2011 Annual Action Plan (PDF)

Presentation (PDF)

Supplemental Agenda Material (PDF)

From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing on April 27, 2010 and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution:

1)   Adopting recommendations for funding under the FY 2011 CDBG, and ESG programs (see Attachment 1, Exhibit A);

2)   Authorizing the execution of resultant agreements and amendments for the FY 2011 CDBG, and ESG funds;

3)   Allocating 90% of the FY 2011 HOME funds to the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and allocating 10% of the HOME funds for program delivery; and

4)   Authorizing the City Manager to submit the July 2010 – June 2015 City of Berkeley Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development, which includes the FY2011 Annual Action Plan, to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and to enter into any resulting agreements with HUD to accept the funds.

Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 0 speakers.  M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to close the public hearing.

Action: M/S/C (Moore/Maio) to adopt Resolution No. 64,861–N.S. adopting the following:

1)   Adopting recommendations for funding under the FY 2011 CDBG, and ESG programs (see Attachment 1, Exhibit A);

2)   Authorizing the execution of resultant agreements and amendments for the FY 2011 CDBG, and ESG funds;

3)   Allocating 90% of the FY 2011 HOME funds to the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and allocating 10% of the HOME funds for program delivery; and

4)   Authorizing the City Manager to submit the July 2010 – June 2015 City of Berkeley Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development, which includes the FY2011 Annual Action Plan, to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and to enter into any resulting agreements with HUD to accept the funds.

Vote: Ayes: Maio, Moore, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates.  Absent: Anderson.


Action Calendar – Council Items

19. Adopt a Resolution Supporting Berkeley Fair Trade (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting a Fair Trade Policy in Berkeley.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: 2 speakers. Continued to June 1, 2010.

Action Calendar – Old Business

20. Panoramic Hill (ESR) Zoning Ordinance Revision (Continued from January 27, 2010) (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of proposed amendments to the ESR District Ordinance (Panoramic Hill) as recommended by the Planning Commission.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action:  Moved to Consent Calendar. Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 7,135–N.S., proposed amendments to the ESR District Ordinance (Panoramic Hill) as recommended by the Planning Commission.  Second reading scheduled for May 4, 2010.

21.   **Removed from agenda and continued to May 4, 2010 by City Manager**Unrepresented Employee Manual Amendments (Continued from April 20, 2010)

Information Reports

22. Web Based Mail Preference Registry (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact:  Donna LaSala, Information Technology, 981-6525
Action: Continued to May 4, 2010 Action Calendar.

23. Status Report: Utilization of Public Works Sewer Staff Can Be Improved (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action: Received and filed

Public Comment – Including Items Not Listed on the Agenda –0 speakers.  

Adjournment:  9:40 p.m. in honor of Dorothy Height.

Communications

Item 8: Findings Necessary to Authorize Expenditure of Redevelopment Agency Funds to Implement West Berkeley Circulation Improvement Projects Outside of the Project Area
1.  Dennis Markham, on behalf of the West Berkeley Project Area Committee

Item 12: Reclaiming Democracy and Opposition to Corporate "Rights"
2.  Estelle Jelinek
3.  T.M. Scruggs
4.  Susan Temere
5.  John Fasolas
6.  James Allison
7.  Pamela Bennett

Proposals for Parking Changes
8.  Rob Browning

Health and Wellness Clinic
9.  Anthony Galante

Supplemental Communications and Reports 1

Item 13: Reclaiming Democracy and Opposition to Corporate "Rights"
10.  Marge Turngren
11.  R. Jeffrey Lustig
12.  Taylor Kirsch
13.  Rachel Resnikoff
14.  Carolyn Scarr
15.  Susan Schaller
16.  Margot Smith
17.  Cynthia Johnson
18.  Phoebe Sorgen

Item 17: ZAB Appeal: 2707 Rose Street, Use Permit No. 09-10000038
19.  Peter Beaudry
20.  Stephanie & Herman Lim
21.  Larry Farb and Laura Katz
22.  Debora Ramirez
23.  Eleanor & William Bade
24.  Ann McIntire
25.  Jill Tarter and Jack Welch
26.  Eleanore Lee
27.  Victor Haydel
28.  Robert Sinai
29.  Betty Olds
30.  Donald Glaser
31.  Rena Rickles

Item 20: Panoramic Hill (ESR) Zoning Ordinance Revision
32.  Blanche Sack
33.  Nigel Guest

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2

Item 13: Reclaiming Democracy and Opposition to Corporate "Rights"
34.  Deborah Mann

Item 17: ZAB Appeal: 2707 Rose Street, Use Permit No. 09-10000038

Supplemental materials, submitted by Planning & Development (see agenda item)

35.  Susan Nunes Fadley (2)
36.  Jana Olson and Roger Carr
37.  Daniella Thompson
38.  Frederick Wyle
39.  Rena Rickles
40.  Unknown (Oversized documents available for viewing in the City Clerk’s Office)

Item 18: Allocation of Funds for the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), HOME, and Submission of the July 2010 - June 2015 Consolidated Plan including the FY2011 Annual Action Plan

  • Presentation and supplemental materials, submitted by Housing & Community Services (see agenda item)

Item 19: Adopt a Resolution Supporting Berkeley Fair Trade
41.  Carolyn Gravely
42.  William Linstead Goldsmith
43.  Lauren Van Ham
44.  Unknown

Item 20: Panoramic Hill (ESR) Zoning Ordinance Revision
45.  Michael Kelly, on behalf of the Panoramic Hill Association

 

 

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