Regular Meeting eAgenda
May 20
, 2008

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REVISED AGENDA (NEW RECOMMENDATION ITEM 21b)

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, May 20, 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

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953, and Teleconferencing.  Any member of the public may attend this meeting at either location.  Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Deanna Despain, Deputy 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.

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.

1. Minimum Parking Time at Pay-and-Display Parking Stations to Accommodate Use of Credit Cards (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt second reading of an Ordinance No. 7,037–N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC), Section 14.52.120, Parking Meter and Pay‑and‑Display Station Fees, to establish a longer minimum parking time at pay-and-display stations, effective June 30, 2008 to Accommodate the use of credit cards.

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

Financial Implications:  See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

2.  Instant Runoff Voting (PDF)

Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,038–N.S to enable the use of instant runoff voting in Berkeley.

Financial Implications: Unknown

First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Spring, Worthington, Bates.  Noes – Olds, Wozniak.  Absent- Capitelli

Contact: Deanna Despain, Deputy City Clerk, 981-6900

3.  Contract: Graphic Design Services (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a three-year agreement with Sphinx Graphics to provide graphic design services for the period June 1, 2008 through June 1, 2009 in the amount of $25,000, with an option for 4 one-year extensions for a total five (5) year contract amount not to exceed $125,000.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, Public Information Officer, 981-7000

4.  Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled For Possible Issuance in the Next 30 Days (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve the new invitation for bid/request for proposal (RFP) that will be, or is planned to be, issued in the next 30 days upon final approval by the requesting department or division.

Financial Implications: Various Funds - $647,000 

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300 

5. Amendment to the Berkeley Fire Code, BMC Section 19.48.020 (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance amending the Berkeley Fire Code, BMC Section 19.48.020.

Financial Implications: See report. 

Contact: Debra Pryor, Fire, 981-3473 

6. 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, 2009 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: Various Funds - $90,000 

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

7.  Contract: Bus Transportation for Berkeley Day Camp (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with the Berkeley Unified School District for bus transportation for day camp programs in an amount not to exceed $83,333 annually for a total of $250,000 over a three-year period, beginning June 17, 2008 and ending June 17, 2011.

Financial Implications: Berkeley Marina Fund - $250,000 

Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700 

8.  Contract: Portable Toilet Rental and Service (PDF) 

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the rental and service of portable toilet units, accepting the proposal of Waste Management, Inc., and authorizing the City Manager or it’s designee to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $300,000 for a period of three years, beginning July 1, 2008 and ending June 30, 2011 with an option to extend for two 12-month periods for a total amount not to exceed $500,000.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700 

9.  Contract: Food Services for Camps (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Sysco Food Services, Inc. for food services at City of Berkeley Tuolumne and Echo Lake Camps for the period July 1, 2008-June 30, 2011 in an amount not to exceed $1.8 million, with two one-year options to extend, subject to the City’s annual budget appropriation process.

Financial Implications: Playground Camp Fund - $1.8 million 

Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700 

10.  Adoption of New California Building Code Chapter 7A, Materials and Construction Methods for Exterior Wildfire Exposure (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance repealing and reenacting Chapter 7A, Materials and Construction Methods for Exterior Wildfire Exposure, of the Berkeley Building Code, BMC Section 19.28.050.

Financial Implications: See report. 

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400 

11. Grant and Contract: 2007 Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept $67,366 in Federal funds from the 2007 Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program to be used for funding overtime costs associated with violence suppression patrols related to serious violent crimes for a period of approximately 24 months.

Financial Implications: Department of Justice Administration Grants increased by $67,366

Contact: Douglas N. Hambleton, Police, 981-5900 

12.  Contract No. 7230 Amendment: AJW Construction for ADA Curb Ramp Installation Project (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No.  7230 with AJW Construction for the ADA Curb Ramp Installation Project, increasing the amount by $47,200 for a total amount not to exceed $420,100.

Financial Implications: See report. 

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300 

13.  Contract Amendments: On-Call General Surveying Services (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt Resolutions authorizing the City Manager to execute amendments to three contracts for on-call general surveying services for a total not to exceed amount of $1,300,000 for the period July 1, 2006 to July 1, 2009 with the following vendors: 

1.      BKF Engineers (No. 6975), increasing the amount by $100,000 for a total not to exceed $350,000;

2.      Sandis Civil Engineers Surveyors Planners (No. 6976), increasing the amount by $100,000 for a total not to exceed $350,000;

3.      Logan Surveying, Inc. (No. 6983A), increasing the amount by $100,000 for a total not to exceed $600,000.

Financial Implications: See report 

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300 

14. Contract: Street Rehabilitation FY 2008 Phase 2 Project (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:

  1. Approving plans and specifications for the Street Rehabilitation FY 2008 Phase 2 Project, 08-10297-C;
  2. Accepting the bid of Gallagher & Burk, Inc.
  3. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specifications, in an amount not to exceed $2,166,034 for the period of 135 calendar days from the date of the execution of the contract.

Financial Implications: See report 

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300 

15.  FY 2009 Transportation Development Act Article 3 Fund Allocation (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution

  1. Authorizing the City Manager to submit an allocation request to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 funds in the amount of $214,206 in FY 2009 for two projects: a) Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Education Program, and b) the Ninth Street Bicycle Boulevard Extension – Construction Phase; and authorizing the City Manager to accept the funds; execute any resultant agreements and amendments; and authorize the implementation of the project, subject to securing the funds;
  2. Declaring that the City of Berkeley is eligible to request an allocation of TDA Article 3 funds pursuant to Section 99234 of the Public Utilities Code; that there is no pending or threatened litigation that might adversely affect the project or projects described in Exhibit B to this resolution, or that might impair the ability of the City of Berkeley to carry out the project; that the City of Berkeley attests to the accuracy of and approves the statements in Exhibit A to this resolution; and, that a certified copy of this resolution and its exhibits, and any accompanying supporting materials shall be forwarded to the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency for submission to MTC as part of the Countywide coordinated TDA Article 3 claim.

Financial Implications: Revenue Fund 614 - $214,206 

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

16.  Contract: Top Grade Construction Inc. for the Martin Luther King Jr. Way Overlay Project (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:

  1. Approving plans and specifications for the Martin Luther King Jr. Way Overlay Project, 08-10324-C;
  2. Accepting the bid of Top Grade Construction, Inc.;
  3. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specifications, in an amount not to exceed $2,240,654 for the period of 120 calendar days from the date of the execution of the contract.

Financial Implications: Various funds - $2,240,654

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Council Consent Items

17.  Appoint Representative to the Community Advisory Committee - WETA (PDF)

From: Mayor Bates

Recommendation: Appoint Councilmember Laurie Capitelli to the reconstituted Community Advisory Committee of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100 

18.  Support of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Nurses and California Nurses Association (PDF)

From: Mayor Bates

Recommendation:

  1. Adopt a resolution supporting the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Nurses and the California Nurses Association and calls on Alta Bates Summit Medical Center to make every efforts to settle their contract dispute with the Registered Nurses in their employ, who are represented by the California Nurses Association, and to bring this dispute to a fair and just resolution for the Registered Nurses at the earliest date possible;
  2. Direct the City Manager to send a copy of the approved resolution to the Chief Executive Officer of Alta Bate Summit Medical Center and to the California Nurses Association.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

19. Referral to City Manager: Use of City Resources for Monitoring Protests (PDF)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation Refer the following issues to the City Manager and request a report back to the Council:

1)   What are the current regulations regarding protests and how can we provide clear information to the public about how the City interprets rules about when, where and how protests are permissible.

2)   It has been reported that people who have been demonstrating near the Marine Recruiting Center have been told to go to a free speech zone. Does a free speech zone exist and if so where is it located?

3)   What level of police resources are being expended to monitor peaceful non-violent protests? Is there a way to minimize overtime costs and to minimize removal of on-the-beat officers from dealing with the important issue of violence in our city?

4)   All members of the City Council received a request from a member of the Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) asking for permits equal to those provided to Code Pink. What is the City’s appropriate response?

Financial Implications: See report 

Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

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 – Public Hearing

Staff shall introduce the public hearing item and present their comments.  This is followed by five-minute presentations each by the appellant and applicant.  The Presiding Officer will request that persons wishing to speak, line up at the podium to be recognized and 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.

20.  FY 2009 Biennial Budget Update - Public Hearing #1 (PDF)

From: City Manager

Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000

21.  Citywide Fee Increases

From: City Manager

a. Fees: Environmental Health Division (To be delivered) (PDF) 

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution establishing fees for FY 2009 for permit and inspection and other services provided by the City of Berkeley Environmental Health Division as required by the Berkeley Municipal Code, Section 13.40.090, Section 12.04.020, Section 12.04.030, Section 11.12.040, Section 11.28.040, Section 11.20.030, Section 9.80.040, and the California Health and Safety Code Section 114381, Section 116053, Section 119303; and rescinding Resolution No. 62,948-N.S.

Financial Implications: See report 

Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100 

b. Fees: Land Use Planning, Building and Safety and Engineering (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: 

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution:

1)  Rescinding Resolution No. 62,490-N.S., and

2)  Establishing the fee schedule for the Permit Service Center (PSC) fund for development related services provided by the Planning and Development Department generally increasing fees for land use permits by 25% and building and engineering permits by 5% across the board and incorporate the new fees into the current Planning and Development master fee schedule.

Financial Implications: See report 

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

c. Transfer Station Fees (PDF) 

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 63,779–N.S., Sections 21 and 22 to increase rates and fees at the Transfer Station, effective July 1, 2008.

Financial Implications: See report 

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-7400

22.  Public Hearing: FY 2009 Street Lighting Assessments (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution confirming the assessments in the Engineer's Report, dated April 2008,and authorize the levying of FY 2009 Assessments for Berkeley Street Lighting Assessment District No. 1982-1.

Financial Implications: See report. 

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action Calendar – Old Business

23.  Direction on Possible Ballot Measures for the November 4, 2008 General Municipal Election

a. From: City Manager (PDF) 

   Supplemental Voter Survey Results (PDF) 

Recommendation:

  1. Discuss supplemental ballot measure survey conducted by David Binder Research and provide direction on the preparation of City initiated revenue ballot measures to be submitted to the voters at the November 4, 2008 municipal election.
  2. Provide comments to the City Attorney on text, title, and City Attorney's analysis for a possible charter amendment extending the timeline for redistricting after the decennial census. 

Financial Implications:

Contact: Lisa Caronna, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000

b. From City Manager (PDF) 

Contact: Deanna Despain, Deputy City Clerk, 981-6900

24.  Revision of Peace and Justice Commission Recommendation: Supporting the People of Haiti (Continued from May 6, 2008) (PDF) 

From: Councilmember Maio

Recommendation

1) Call on all authorities in Haiti, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, the United States, Canada, France, and Brazil, Nepal, and Jordan (those countries who have the largest number of troops assigned) who consider themselves the friends of Haiti, to work for rapid implementation of the following:

a)      Release of all political prisoners,

b)      Guaranteed freedom of speech and assembly,

c)      The safe return of Human Rights Activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine,

d)      A thorough investigation of all allegations of United Nations troop raids in Cite Soleil and elsewhere regarding perpetration of violent attacks, rapes and sexual exploitation, and where misconduct has occurred, ensure the restoration of the subject villages homes and families, and compensation to innocent victims.

e)      All alleged violators to be brought to justice and duly punished if guilty, as was done in 2007 with 123 military personnel and one police officer.

f)      Withdrawal of all foreign occupying forces including the United Nations and United States forces and support democratic processes in governance.

2)   Call on members of the Bay Area Congressional Delegation to co-sponsor H.Res.241, which urges multilateral financial institutions to cancel completely and immediately Haiti’s debts to such institutions, specifically Speaker of the House Nancy

Pelosi [CA-8], Zoe Lofgren [CA-16], Anna Eshoo [CA-14], and George Miller [CA-7],

and direct the City Manager to send letters to that effect to these representatives;

3)       Request Representative Barbara Lee [CA-9] to introduce legislation, similar to H.R.946, to establish an Independent Commission on the 2004 Coup d’Etat in the Republic of Haiti, and request Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein to introduce similar legislation to H.R.946 in the Senate, and support the amendment included in the FY2006 Foreign Operations Appropriations Conference Report prohibiting arms transfers and sales; and           

4)      Express our city’s solidarity with the people of Haiti to achieve much needed peace and improved living and working conditions and extend a standing invitation to President Aristide to once again visit the City of Berkeley. 

Financial Implications:  None

Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110

Council Action Calendar

25.  Six-Month Citywide Moratorium on Cell Phone Antennas (PDF)

From: Councilmembers Anderson, Spring and Worthington

Recommendation: Establish a six-month citywide moratorium on the issuance of all cell phone antenna permits until inadequacies in the current ordinance are addressed pursuant to the Precautionary Principle.

Financial Implications: Unknown

Contact: Max Anderson, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130

Information Reports

26.  Status Report: FY 2009-2010 Civic Arts Requests (PDF)

From: City Manager

Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530 

27.  Departmental Budget Monitoring Audit - Status Report (PDF)

From: City Manager

Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000 

28.  Information Regarding Foreclosures in Berkeley (PDF)

From: City Manager

Contact: Christine Daniel, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000 

29.  Status Report: Accounts Payable Audit and Public Works Grant Audit (PDF)

From: City Manager

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300 

30.  Investment Report: Quarter Ended March 31, 2008 (PDF)

From: City Manager

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300 

31. Proposition 13 Base Year Property Values and Proposition 8 Reassessment Information (PDF)

From: City Manager

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300 

32.  Audit: Marina Cash Handling Controls (PDF)

From: City Manager

Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700 

33.  Audit: Nature Center Surprise Cash Count (PDF)

From: City Manager

Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700 

34.  Deferral of an Annual Increase in Marina Fees (PDF) 

From: Waterfront Commission

Contact: Ann Hardinger, Commission Secretary, 981-6700

Public Comment – Including Items Not Listed on the Agenda –

Adjournment

NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: If you object to a decision by the City Council to approve or deny a use permit or variance for a project the following requirements and restrictions apply:  1) No lawsuit challenging a City decision to deny (Code Civ. Proc. '1094.6(b)) or approve (Gov. Code 65009(c)(5)) a use permit or variance may be filed more than 90 days after the date the Notice of Decision of the action of the City Council is mailed. Any lawsuit not filed within that 90-day period will be barred.  2) In any lawsuit that may be filed against a City Council decision to approve or deny a use permit or variance, the issues and evidence will be limited to those raised by you or someone else, orally or in writing, at a public hearing or prior to the close of the last public hearing on the project.

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I hereby certify that the agenda for this meeting of the Berkeley City Council was posted at the display case located near the walkway in front of Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, as well as on the City’s website, on May 15, 2008 

 Deanna Despain, Deputy City Clerk

Communications – 05/20/08 (PDF) 

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.

Item 23: Direction on Possible Ballot Measures for the November 4, 2008 General Municipal Election

1.      Roxana Hart

2.      Michael Katz, on behalf of Berkeleyans for Better Transportation Options

Final EIR Certification - Helios and Computational Research and Theory Buildings

3.      Barbara Henderson

4.      Gertrude Weil

Ashby Cigarette Shop

5.      Robin Wright

Evening Parking Meter Use

6.    Beth Weinberger

Marine Recruiting Office/Code Pink

Voluminous correspondence on file and available for viewing in the City Clerk’s Office