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Special Meeting eAgenda
July 31, 2012

 

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REVISED AGENDA (TELECONFERENCE LOCATION ADDED)
 
PROCLAMATION
CALLING A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL

 
In accordance with the authority in me vested, I do hereby call the Berkeley City Council is special session as follows:
 
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

 
7:00 P.M.

 
Council Chambers - 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Teleconference Location: 142 San Vicente Blvd, Apt. 142B, Santa Monica, CA 9042
1901 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703
 
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 Arreguín

District 8 – Gordon Wozniak

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953.   Any member of the public may attend this meeting.  Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Mark Numainville, CMC, Acting City Clerk, 981-6900.

The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda. The Mayor may exercise a two minute speaking limitation to comments from Councilmembers.  Meetings will adjourn at 11:00 p.m. - any items outstanding at that time will be carried over to a date/time to be specified.

 
 
Preliminary Matters
 
Roll Call:
 

Ceremonial Matters: In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters.

City Manager Comments:  The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report.  The Council will not take action on such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for discussion.

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: Five persons selected by lottery will have two minutes each to address matters not on the Council agenda.  Persons wishing to address the Council on matters not on the Council agenda during the initial ten-minute period for such comment, must submit a name card to the City Clerk in person at the meeting location and prior to commencement of that meeting.  Five cards will be drawn by the City Clerk to determine the speakers who will be allowed to comment during the first round of public comment on non-agenda matters. The remainder of the speakers wishing to address the Council on non-agenda items will be heard at the end of the agenda. Name cards are not required for this second round of public comment on non-agenda matters.

 
Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only: The Council will take public comment on any items that are either on the amended Consent Calendar or the Information Calendar.  Up to three speakers will be entitled to two minutes each to speak in opposition to or support of a Consent Calendar Item.  The Presiding Officer will ask additional persons in the audience to stand to demonstrate their respective opposition to or support of the item.
 
In the event that there are more than three persons wishing to speak either in opposition to or support of a “Consent” item, the Presiding Officer will move the item to the beginning of the Action Calendar.  Prior to moving the item, the Presiding Officer will fully inform those persons in the audience of this process.
 
 
Additional information regarding public comment by City of Berkeley employees and interns: Employees and interns of the City of Berkeley, although not required, are encouraged to identify themselves as such, the department in which they work and state whether they are speaking as an individual or in their official capacity when addressing the Council in open session or workshops.
 
Consent Calendar
 
The Council will first determine whether to move items on the agenda for action or “Information” to the “Consent Calendar”, or move “Consent Calendar” items to action.  Items that remain on the “Consent Calendar” are voted on in one motion as a group.  “Information” items are not discussed or acted upon at the Council meeting unless they are moved to “Action” or “Consent”.
 
After hearing from public speakers regarding items remaining on the Consent Calendar, any Council Member may move any Information or Consent item to “Action”, however no additional items can be moved onto the Consent Calendar at that point.  Following this, the Council will vote on the items remaining on the Consent Calendar in one motion.
 

For items removed from the Consent Calendar to the Action Calendar for additional public comment, at the time the matter is taken up during the Action Calendar, public comment will be limited to persons who have not previously addressed that item during the Consent Calendar related public comment period.

Consent Calendar - Continued Business

A.  Cleanup Amendments: Re-Adopt Economic Development Amendments in the Commercial- Telegraph District, Amending BMC Chapter 23E.56
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,255–N.S.amending Chapter 23E.56, the Commercial-Telegraph (C-T) District, to streamline zoning permit requirements for certain business uses likely to encourage economic activity.  These amendments were previously adopted in June 2011 but were inadvertently removed through a drafting error in a subsequent Ordinance.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400

B.  Sale of Non-Processed Edibles from Occupied Residential Lots, Amending Berkeley Municipal Code Title 23
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,256–N.S. defining and permitting the sale of Non-Processed Edibles grown or raised on occupied residential lots and amending Berkeley Municipal Code Title 23.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400

Consent Calendar
  1. Council's Policies for Negotiating and Monitoring Employee Benefits From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution establishing formal policies for negotiating and monitoring employee benefits and benefit funding levels. The purpose of the policies is aimed at increasing the transparency of City benefits and compensation, to the extent consistent with existing law. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, 981-7000 
  1. Revoking Administrative Use Permit No. 10-20000081: Acupressure Health Center 
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution reflecting the July 10, 2012 action determining that Acupressure Health Center at 1610 University Avenue has: 1) failed to comply with the conditions of Administrative Use Permit No. 10-20000081; and 2) substantially changed in character beyond that set forth in Administrative Use Permit No. 10-20000081 under BMC 23B.60, and ordered that Administrative Use Permit No. 10-20000081 be revoked. 
    Financial Implications: None 
    Contact: William Rogers, City Manager’s Office, 981-7000
        
  1. Revoking Use Permit No. 7845: Berkeley Alouette 
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution reflecting the July 10, 2012 action determining that Berkeley Alouette at 1443 University Avenue has: 1) failed to comply with the conditions of Use Permit No. 7845; and 2) substantially changed in character beyond that set forth in Use Permit No. 7845 under BMC 23B.60, and ordered that Use Permit No. 7845 be revoked. 
    Financial Implications: None 
    Contact: William Rogers, City Manager’s Office, 981-7000
        
  1. Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled For Possible Issuance After Council Approval on July 24, 2012 
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Approve the request for proposals or invitation for bids (attached to staff report) that will be, or are planned to be, issued upon final approval by the requesting department or division.  All contracts over the City Manager's threshold will be returned to Council for final approval. 
    Financial Implications: Various Funds - $334,000 
    Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
        
  1. Revenue Agreement: Alameda County Transition to Independence Program for Berkeley Mental Health 
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a revenue agreement with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, and any amendments thereto, for outpatient mental health services to transition aged youth in the amount of $527,308 for the term July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013, and approving the designations as listed on the CBO Contract Signature Authorization form. 
    Financial Implications: Alameda County TAY TIP Fund - $527,308 (revenue) 
    Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400
        
  1. Approval of Operating Funding to Resources for Community Development and Affordable Housing Associates 
    From City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving operating funding in the amount of $28,638 each for the City of Berkeley’s two Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO’s):  Resources for Community Development (RCD) and Affordable Housing Associates. 
    Financial Implications: Various Funds - $57,276 
    Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400
        
  1. Grant Applications:  Cosco Busan Grant Program Administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to:  
    1.   Submit five grant applications totaling $2.45 million to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for grant funding provided by the Cosco Busan Oil Spill Settlement;  
    2.   Accept any grants;  
    3.   Execute any resulting grant agreements and any amendments;  
    4.   Authorize the use of $500,000 in local match from the Marina Fund for the projects; and  
    5.   Authorize the implementation of the projects and appropriation of funding for related expenses, subject to securing the grant. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
             
  1. Contract: State of California for 2012-13 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Grant 
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a grant contract and any subsequent amendments with the State of California to accept Fiscal Year 2013 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Grant funding in the amount of $82,659 and appropriate the funds to enforce laws to prohibit furnishing alcohol to minors and identifying problem premises who may also be associated with criminal activity including narcotics, buying and selling of stolen property and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) fraud. 
    Financial Implications: Alcohol Beverage Control Fund - $82,659 (grant) 
    Contact: Michael Meehan, Police, 981-5900
        
  1. Contract No. 8146A Amendment: AECOM for Additional On-Call Traffic Engineering Services to Support Grant-Funded Project Delivery 
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 8146A with AECOM Engineering for on-call traffic engineering services, increasing the amount by $350,000 for a new contract total amount not to exceed $900,000 and extending the term through December 31, 2014 to assist with timely delivery of a portion of $15.8 million of grant funded projects. 
    Financial Implications: Various Funds - $350,000 
    Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
        
  1. Contract Amendments No. 8431 Angus-Hamer, Inc. and No. 8440A Taylor Systems Engineering, Inc. for Telecom, Electrical, and Mechanical Design and Construction Administrative Services for Upgrades of Civic Center Building and Public Safety Building Data Centers 
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions:  
    1.   Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 8431 with Angus-Hamer, Inc. for telecom design and construction administrative services to upgrade existing Civic Center Building (CCB) and Public Safety Building (PSB) data centers, increasing the amount by $64,750 for a total not to exceed $111,450 and extending the contract term to December 31, 2013.  
    2.   Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 8440A with Taylor Systems Engineering, Inc. for electrical and mechanical design and construction administrative services to upgrade existing CCB and PSB data centers, increasing the amount by $146,900 for a total revised contract amount not to exceed $425,500 and extending the contract term to December 31, 2013. 
    Financial Implications: Various Funds - $211,650 
    Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
          
  1. Joint Report on Diesel Spill at UC Stanley Hall 
    From: Community Environmental Advisory Commission and Community Heath Commission 
    Recommendation:  
    1.   Direct the City Manager to write to UC Chancellor: a. Asking UC Berkeley to provide the City with an implementation timeline and the revised UCB Contingency Plan for Hazardous Waste Releases and Threatened Releases, incorporating the "lessons learned" summary provided to CEAC on May 3, 2012 and the CHC on May 9, 2012; and b. Requesting that UC map all sump pumps and piping diagrams on campus. For water discharges, the campus should consider alternative uses rather than discharge directly into the creeks.  
    2.   Direct the City Manager to: a. Provide a similar City list of "lessons learned" with timelines for implementation; and b. Improve communication from public to the incident command and from the IC to the public. 
    Financial Implications: Staff time 
    Contact: Nabil Al-Hadithy, CEAC Commission Secretary, 981-7461, and 
    Tasha Tervalon, CHC Commission Secretary, 981-5347
            
 

 

Council Consent Items
  1. California Homeless Bill of Rights From: Councilmember Arreguín 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution urging the California Legislature to adopt the California Homeless Bill of Rights, which, among various things, establishes that no person should suffer unfair discrimination based on their homeless status. 
    Financial Implications: None 
    Contact: Jesse Arreguín, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140 
  1. Urging the United States Postal Service to Stop the Sale of the Berkeley Main Post Office 
    From: Councilmembers Arreguin and Wengraf 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution urging the United States Postal Service and U.S. Representative Barbara Lee to not proceed with the sale of the Berkeley Main Post Office, at 2000 Allston Way. 
    Financial Implications: None 
    Contact: Jesse Arreguín, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
        
  1. North Shattuck Pedestrian Improvements 
    From: Councilmember Capitelli 
    Recommendation:  Request that the City Manager authorize a program for up to three ‘parklets’-temporary public space within two on street, metered spaces – with no fee for lost parking revenue for one year because project includes increase of 8-9 new parking spaces generating compensating revenue.  Parklet spaces would still be required to pay Sidewalk Seating Permit Fee and Annual Permit Fee. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150
        
  1. City Manager Referral: Place Our Sister Cities Appropriately on the City Website 
    From: Councilmember Worthington 
    Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to place our Sister Cities appropriately on the City Website. 
    Financial Implications: Minimal 
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
        
  1. City Manager Referral: Telegraph Pedestrian Safety 
    From: Councilmember Worthington 
    Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to produce a preliminary plan for Telegraph pedestrian safety improvements as requested by the Telegraph Merchants Association. 
    Financial Implications: $5000 
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
        
  1. Proclamation for a Radical Artists and RA Writing Workshops 
    From: Councilmember Worthington 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Proclamation which Honors and Supports Radical Artists Writing Workshops as an integral educational program for Berkeley youth. 
    Financial Implications: None 
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
        
  1. Stonewall Fest: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
    From: Councilmember Worthington 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $1,000 per Councilmember to the Stonewall Fest/Berkeley Pride 2012 Celebration with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for the purpose that the City of Berkeley be represented at Stonewall Fest/Berkeley Pride 2012, which brings the community together to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and intersex queer pride, and for costs of having a contingent in the celebration from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Worthington and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute. 
    Financial Implications: Councilmember’s Discretionary Funds - $1,000 
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
        
  1. ACHA-Tibetan Sisterhood: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
    From: Councilmember Worthington 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $500 per Councilmember, including up to $500 from Councilmember Worthington, to support the ACHA-Tibetan Sisterhood with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose that the City of Berkeley provide fiscal sponsorship for the organization’s initial two years from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Worthington and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute. 
    Financial Implications: Councilmember’s Discretionary Funds - $500 
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
        
  1. Deceptive Practices: Automatically Renewing Leases 
    From: Councilmember Wozniak 
    Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to:  
    1.   Review the practice of ‘automatically renewing’ leases and to determine whether or not this deceptive practice is permitted under current State or Berkeley laws.  
    2.   Develop, in conjunction with the Rent Board, an ordinance prohibiting deceptive practices that automatically renews a lease without the tenant’s consent. 
    Financial Implications: Staff time 
    Contact: Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180
          
Action Calendar
 
After the initial ten minutes of public comment on non-agenda items and public comment and action on consent items, the public may comment on each remaining item listed on the agenda for action as the item is taken up.  Where an item was moved from the Consent Calendar to Action no speaker who has already spoken on that item would be entitled to speak to that item again.
 
The Presiding Officer will request that persons wishing to speak line up at the podium to determine the number of persons interested in speaking at that time. Up to ten (10) speakers may speak for two minutes.  If there are more than ten persons interested in speaking, the Presiding Officer may limit the public comment for all speakers to one minute per speaker. Speakers are permitted to yield their time to one other speaker, however no one speaker shall have more than four minutes.  The Presiding Officer may, with the consent of persons representing both sides of an issue, allocate a block of time to each side to present their issue.
 

Action Calendar – Old Business

C.   Requesting Alameda County Recorder of Deeds Help Stopping Foreclosures (Continued from July 17, 2012)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Send a letter to the Alameda County Recorder of Deeds and Sheriff in regards to a local action plan about stopping foreclosures.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

Action Calendar – New Business

  1. Modification of Ballot Title for Initiative Ordinance Enacting New Requirements for the City Council and Rent Stabilization Board and Boards and Commissions Relating to Agendas and Meetings, Requiring Additional Disclosure of Public Records, and Creating a New Commission From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 65,747-N.S. to modify the ballot title for the Initiative Ordinance Enacting New Requirements for the City Council and Rent Stabilization Board and Boards and Commissions Relating to Agendas and Meetings, Requiring Additional Disclosure of Public Records, and Creating a New Commission. 
    Financial Implications: None 
    Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950 
  1. Setting an Affordable Housing Mitigation Fee 
    a. From: Housing Advisory Commission 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution by October 15, 2012 setting the affordable housing impact fee, specifying the amount a developer of new rental housing will need to pay and setting other terms by which a developer can meet the affordable housing mitigation fee requirements pursuant to Berkeley Municipal Code Section 22.20.065, added by Ordinance No. 7,192-N.S. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Kathryn Hoover, Commission Secretary, 981-5415 

    b. From: Health, Housing and Community Services 
    Recommendation: Discuss the Housing Impact Fee at a work session in October 2012. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400
            
  1. a. Amending BMC Chapter 2.06 on Open Government, and Council Rules of Procedure 
    From: Open Government Commission 
    Recommendation:  
    1.   Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Section 2.06.070 on Open Government, relating to revised and supplemental reports concerning items on Council agendas and posting of agendas on the City web site; and  
    2.   Direct staff to return with proposed revisions to the Berkeley City Council Rules of Procedure and Order to update the process for distribution and consideration of revised and supplemental reports. 
    Financial Implications: None 
    Contact: Kristy van Herick, Commission Secretary, 981-6950

          bReferral to the Open Government Commission on Making Amendments and Compromises Speedily Available to the Public (Continued from July 17, 2012)
          From: Councilmember Worthington
          Recommendation:
Refer to the Open Government Commission to consider amending the Open Government Ordinance to allow  quick distribution of information to all City Council members and members of the public.
          Financial Implications: Minimal
          Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

  1. Expanded Single-Use Bag Reduction Ordinance

    a. From: Zero Waste Commission 
    Recommendation:  
    1.   Support and promote a 2-phase single-use bag reduction ordinance, in which: - Phase 1 is implementation of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Authority) single-use Bag Reduction Ordinance for "packaged food stores," adopted by the Authority in January 2012 effective January 1, 2013; and - Phase 2 is expanding implementation to include all Berkeley retailers. The ZWC requests that Council direct the City Manager to prepare a plan of approach with the Public Works Director to implement Phase 2. This phase must include necessary environmental review, a defined outreach plan, and a clear administrative program that is provided with adequate funding and identified staff to support implementation with all Berkeley retailers.  Implementation should also take into consideration staff resources dedicated to implementing Phase 1, as well as the massive undertaking to implement the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance (MRO) as of July 2012.  With the need for funding and staff resources to be adequately met, the Commission anticipates Phase 2 could potentially be implemented in 2013 or 2014. 
    2.   Immediately approve the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a consultant to compile additional California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements, and select the consultant to expedite the supplemental Bag Reduction Ordinance process. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Andy Schneider, Commission Secretary, 981-6357
     
    b. From: Public Works 
    Recommendation: Support implementation of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Authority) single-use Bag Reduction Ordinance for "packaged food stores," which will be effective on January 1, 2013. The City will reconsider an all retail bag ordinance, (excluding restaurants) either in conjunction with the County or by supplemental City ordinance, after review of the effectiveness of the Authority's current ordinance, and when $170,000 in funding is available for such a Citywide single-use bag ban. 
    Financial Implications: See report Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300

    c. Referral to City Manager: Comprehensive Single Use Plastic Bag Ban/Paper Bag Fee Ordinance (Continued from July 17, 2012)
    From: Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation:
    Request from the City Manager an estimate of the minimum dollar amount necessary to begin a City of Berkeley Single Use Plastic Bag Ban/Paper Bag Fee Ordinance simultaneous with the County of Alameda for all retail non-restaurant businesses.
    Financial Implications: To be determined
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 
Information Reports
 
  1. Status Update:  Youth Employment ProgramFrom: City Manager 
    Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400 
  1. Tobacco Prevention Program Activities Update
    From: City Manager
     
    Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400
      
  1. Audit Update: Association of Sports Field Users (ASFU) 
    From: City Manager 
    Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
      
  1. Audit Status Report: Improved Workflow Systems Will Help Ensure Property Taxes are Adjusted for New Construction 
    From: City Manager 
    Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400
      
  1. Traffic Impacts Study for West Campus/Old Adult School Site 
    From: City Manager 
    Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
      

 

Public Comment – Including Items Not Listed on the Agenda –
 

 

Adjournment
 
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I hereby request that the City Clerk of the City of Berkeley cause personal notice to be given to each member of the Berkeley City Council on the time and place of said meeting, forthwith.
 
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the official seal of the City of Berkeley to be affixed on this 24th day of July, 2012.
                                               
Linda Maio, Vice President of the City Council
Public Notice – this Proclamation serves as the official agenda for this meeting.
 
 ATTEST:
 
Date:  7/24/12
Mark Numainville, CMC, Acting City Clerk
 

Communications

Council rules limit action on Communications to referral to the City Manager and/or Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations. All communications submitted to Council are public record. Communications are not published directly to the City’s website. Copies of individual communications are available for viewing at the City Clerk Department and through Records Online.

Item 13: Urging the United States Postal Service to Stop the Sale of the Berkeley Main Post Office

  1. Margot Smith

Item 21: Initiative Petition – Sunshine Ordinance

  1. Bradley Hertz

McLaughlin Eastshore State Park

  1. Patricia Jones, on behalf of Citizens for East Shore Parks

 

 
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