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Berkeley Municipal Code : Ordinances Pending Codification

The following Ordinances were recently adopted by the City Council (please consult the Council Annotated Agendas available from the City Council website), and are not yet codified or effective yet. 

Ordinance

 Description

Adoption Date

Effective Date

7,338-N.S.

Amends Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 9.04 to define the term subcontractor and the intent of allowing subcontractor deductions from business license gross receipts for the Construction Contractor and Professional Semi-Professional business classification, clarify the interest calculation as simple interest, clarify assessment of penalties and interest when closing/amending a business license, clarify that Finance places property tax liens annually with the county Auditor-Controller, does not place recorded liens with the county Assessor, and set an administrative lien fee by Council Resolution.

6/24/14

7/26/14

7,339-N.S.

Sets the FY 2015 tax rate for funding the provision of Library Services in the City of Berkeley at $0.1856 (18.56 cents) per square foot for dwelling units and $0.2806 (28.06 cents) per square foot for industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings.

6/24/14

7/26/14

7,340-N.S.

Sets the FY 2015 tax rate for funding the provision of emergency services for the disabled at $0.01339 (1.339 cents) per square foot of improvements.

6/24/14

7/26/14

7,341-N.S.

Sets the FY 2015 tax rate for funding the provision of emergency medical services to Berkeley residents at $0.0336 (3.36 cents) per square foot of improvements.

6/24/14

7/26/14

7,342-N.S.

Sets the FY 2015 tax rate for funding all improvements for the maintenance of parks, City trees, and landscaping in the City of Berkeley at $0.1256 (12.56 cents) per square foot of improvements.

6/24/14

7/26/14

7,343-N.S.

Sets the FY 2015 tax rate for Business License Tax on large non-profits at $0.5479 (54.79 cents) per square foot of improvements.

6/24/14

7/26/14

7,344-N.S.

Sets the FY 2015 tax rate for funding the debt service on the Neighborhood Branch Library Improvements Project General Obligation Bonds (Measure FF, November 2008) at 0.0100%.

6/24/14

7/26/14

7,345-N.S.

Sets the FY 2015 tax rate for funding the debt service on the Fire Seismic General Obligation Bonds (Measure G, 2002 and 2007 General Obligation Refunding Bonds) at 0.0125%.

6/24/14

7/26/14

7,346-N.S.

Sets the FY 2015 tax rate for funding the debt service on the Measure S General Obligation Bonds (Election of 1996, 2007 Refunding Bonds) at 0.019%.

6/24/14

7/26/14

7,347-N.S.

Sets the FY 2015 tax rate funding the debt service on the Street and Integrated Watershed Improvements General Obligation Bonds (Measure M, November 2012) at 0.007%.

6/24/14

7/26/14

7,348-N.S.

Sets the FY 2015 tax rate for funding the procurement of disaster fire equipment at $0.0125 (1.25 cents) per square foot of improvements.

6/24/14

7/26/14

7,349-N.S.

Sets the FY 2015 tax rate for funding the debt service on the Animal Shelter General Obligation Bonds (Measure I, November 2002) at 0.0020%.

6/24/14

7/26/14

7,350-N.S.

Amends Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 23B.28.060 (Appeals of Decisions of the Zoning Officer to the Board) and Chapter 23B.32.060 (Council Consideration and Action on Appeals) to allow automatic public hearings on any appeal of a Board decision.

6/24/14

7/26/14

7,351-N.S.

Amends Berkeley Municipal Code Subsection 19.39.110.B to eliminate language inadvertently added pertaining to the acceleration of deadlines in the Soft Story Ordinance.

6/24/14

7/26/14

7,352-N.S.

Adopts the Minimum Wage Ordinance and adding Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 13.99.

6/24/14

7/31/14

7,353-N.S.

Sets the FY 2015 tax rate for funding Fire Protection and Emergency Response and Preparedness in the City of Berkeley at the rate of $0.04752 (4.752 cents) per square foot of improvements for dwelling units and setting the rate for all other property at $0.07192 (7.192 cents) per square foot of improvements.

6/24/14

7/26/14

7,354-N.S.

Amends Berkeley Municipal Code Sections 23F.04.010, 23E.40.030, 23E.44.030, 23E.48.030 and 23E.60.030 to create a definition of Drugstore, apply size and distance threshold between drugstores in all Neighborhood Commercial districts, except the South Area Commercial District (C-SA).

7/1/14

8/2/14

7,355-N.S.

Approves a Disposition and Development Agreement (“DDA”) between the City of Berkeley and Satellite AHA Development, Inc., for the disposition and development of the City-owned property at 3135 Harper Street.

7/1/14

8/1/14

7,356-N.S.

Addis a new Chapter 6.50 to the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) to prohibit the feeding of wild animals in City parks or on other public property.

7/1/14

8/2/14

7,357-N.S.

Adopts the FY 2015 Annual Appropriations Ordinance (AAO) in the amount of $375,701,736 (gross appropriations) and $323,370,010 (net appropriations).

7/1/14

8/2/14

7,358-N.S.

Corrects drafting errors in the Zoning Ordinance, Berkeley Municipal Code Sub-titles 23E and 23F.

7/8/14

8/9/14

7,359-N.S.

Amends the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Sections 12.26.030 and 12.26.150.

7/8/14

8/9/14

7,360-N.S.

Amends the BMC by creating a new Chapter 12.27.

7/8/14

8/9/14

 

 

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