Special Meeting Annotated Agenda
May 12,
 2008

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ANNOTATED AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2008

7:00 P.M.

Council Chambers – 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Teleconference Location – 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

Tom Bates, Mayor

Councilmembers:

District 1 – Linda Maio

District 5 – Laurie Capitelli

District 2 – Darryl Moore

District 6 – Betty Olds

District 3 – Max Anderson

District 7 – Kriss Worthington

District 4 – Dona Spring

District 8 – Gordon Wozniak

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:15 p.m. 

Present:        Councilmembers Anderson, Capitelli, Maio, Moore, Olds, Spring, Wozniak, and Mayor Bates. 

Absent:          Worthington.

Public Comment – Items on this agenda only – 26

1. Final EIR Certification - Helios and Computational Research and Theory Buildings (Continued from May 6, 2008) (PDF)

From: Councilmember Olds

Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to write a letter to the Regents of the University of California requesting an extension of 30 days to review the FEIR for the Helios and Computational Research and Theory Buildings. If the 30 day review period is denied by the UC Regents, that the City Council oppose certification of the Final Environmental Impact Reports until such time as alternative sites, already zoned and currently available for such industrial research and development facilities, are fully studied.

 Request a staff report to Council on May 20th, 2008, analyzing the Final Environmental Impact Report on both the Helios and Computational Research and Theory Building specifically evaluating changes to the projects in response to the city’s original concerns and comments.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Betty Olds, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160

Action: M/S/C (Olds/Anderson) to approve Councilmember Olds’ revised recommendation to direct the City Manager to write a letter to all individual Regents of the University of California including the following language:

  • Request an extension of 30 days to review the FEIR for the Helios and Computational Research and Theory Buildings
  • That the Berkeley City Council opposes the certification to the FEIR in its current form. 
  • Request that the Regents of the University of California meet in person in Berkeley before certification of the FEIR and approval of the Helios Energy Research Facility and the Computational Research Facility.
  • Urge the Regents to view the public testimony from the May 12 special meeting and include a DVD copy of the meeting.

Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Spring, Capitelli, Olds, Wozniak, Bates; Absent – Worthington.

Adjournment – 9:11 p.m.

Communications (PDF) 
None

Supplemental Communications and Reports 1 (PDF)

Item 1: Final EIR Certification - Helios and Computational Research and Theory Buildings
1.      Tom Miller
2.      Joan Barnett
3.      Anita Eblé
4.      Joseph Engbeck, Jr.
5.      Janice Thomas, on behalf of Save Strawberry Canyon

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2 (PDF) 

Item 1: Final EIR Certification - Helios and Computational Research and Theory Buildings
6.      Barbara Oliver
7.      Barbara Gilbert
8.      Robin Wright
9.      Georgia Wright
10.    John Shively
11.    Garniss Curtis
12.    Unknown (5)