Regular Meeting eAgenda
June 24
, 2008

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REVISED AGENDA (ADDED MAYOR’S ITEM to #26a)

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, June 24, 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, 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.

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. Repeal of School Loitering Ordinance; BMC 13.36.040 (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an ordinance repealing BMC section 13.36.040.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950

2. Petty Cash and Change Fund (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to increase petty cash funds from $4,351 to $4,550, decrease change funds from $3,165 to $2,935, and rescind Resolution No. 62,286-N.S. and all amendments.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

3. Contract: Caporicci & Larson, Certified Public Accountants – Three-Year Agreement for Professional Auditing Services (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a three-year agreement with Caporicci & Larson, the auditing firm selected by the Mayor, to audit the City's financial statements and perform compliance audits required by the Single Audit Act of 1984 (as amended in 1996), for the period of April 28, 2008 through June 30, 2011, in the amount of $517,500.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

4. Contract No. 7479 Amendment: HIV Test Counseling (pdf) 

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 7479 with the Berkeley Free Clinic ("BFC") for HIV testing and counseling services to increase the amount by $43,000 for a total not to exceed $86,000 and to extend the term to June 30, 2009.

Financial Implications: See report

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

5. Appointment to Mental Health Commission (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve the reappointment of Paul Clermont to the Mental Health Commission, as a representative of the Special Public Interest Category, for a three-year term beginning June 22, 2008 and ending June 21, 2011.

Financial Implications: None

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

6. Contract No. 6774 and 7207 Amendments: Avondale Hotel and Lakehurst Hotel for Temporary Housing (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute: a) an amendment to Contract No. 6774 with the Avondale Hotel for the provision of temporary housing to increase the contract amount by $50,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $255,000, and to extend the expiration date to June 30, 2009, and b) an amendment to Contract No. 7207 with the Lakehurst Hotel for the provision of temporary housing to increase the contract amount by $40,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $81,510, and to extend the expiration date to June 30, 2009.

Financial Implications: See report 

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

7. Preservation of Salary of Former City of Berkeley Housing Authority Employees (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to continue Save Pay for the first six months of fiscal year 2009 for up to five former City employees who formerly worked at the City of Berkeley Housing Authority and were either transferred or flexibly placed under the Layoff Procedure into classifications with lower salary levels when the City Council eliminated all City career positions at the Housing Authority effective June 30, 2007.

Financial Implications: General Fund not to exceed $28,000 

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800 

8. Aquatic Park Improvement Program (APIP) - Hydrology & Habitat (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting the Aquatic Park Improvement Program (APIP) Phase I Hydrology Improvements and Phase II Habitat Improvements draft report and conceptual design and directing staff to begin the environmental review process with staff’s recommendation of Scenario 4B as the Preferred Alternative.

Financial Implications: See report. 

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

9. Stewardship Council Grant: Shorebird Nature Center Demonstration Garden/Outdoor Classroom (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Stewardship Council for funds in the amount of $189,098 to construct a Demonstration Garden/Outdoor Classroom at the Shorebird Nature Center as part of the Environmental Classroom replacement project; and to accept the grant and execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments; and to authorize the implementation of the projects and appropriation of funding for related expenses, subject to securing the grant.

Financial Implications: See report. 

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

10. Contract No. 6858A Amendment: Thyssen Krupp Elevator Corporation for Citywide Service (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No.  6858A with Thyssen Krupp Elevator Corporation for routine service and preventative maintenance for all City elevators to (1) extend the term through December 31, 2008, and (2) increase the amount by $57,500 for a total amount not to exceed $250,500 for the period May 30, 2003 to December 31, 2008.

Financial Implications: Various funds - $57,500 

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300 

11. Contract No. 7081 Amendment: Berkeley Gateway Transportation Management Association for the West Berkeley Shuttle (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 7081 with Berkeley Gateway Transportation Management Association (TMA) to increase the contract by $25,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $66,200 for the period January 1,2007 to June 1, 2009. 

Financial Implications: See report. 

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300 

12. Contract No. 6856A Amendment: Community Conservation Centers for Recycling Services (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No.  6856A with Community Conservation Centers, increasing the contract amount by $700,000 for a total not to exceed $1,980,000 and extending the term through June 30, 2009 to cover Fiscal Years 2006 to 2009. 

Financial Implications: See report. 

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300 

13. Contract No. 7429 Amendment: W. R. Forde Associates to Complete Phase I Cleanup at Aquatic Park (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase Contract No. 7429 with W. R. Forde Associates by $247,981 for a revised not to exceed total of $331,431 to complete Phase I work at Aquatic Park. 

Financial Implications: Capital Improvement Fund - $331,431 

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

14. Restatement of Sanitary Sewer Easement at 1208 Milvia Street (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance accepting an agreement for restatement of a sanitary sewer easement for, and relocation of, sewer pipe facilities with Edward J. Anisman and Claire F. Sherman (each as trustee of the Anisman-Sherman Family) at 1208 Milvia Street. 

Financial Implications: See report. 

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300 

15. Major Encroachment Permit for 161 Panoramic Way (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the issuance of a major encroachment permit to Bruce and Colette Kelley to encroach into the public right-of-way fronting the northern edge of their property at 161 Panoramic Way for the purpose of constructing a pullout, driveway, and railings. 

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300 

16. Audit: Response Times to Calls for Emergency Medical Services Could Be Improved (pdf) 

From: Auditor

Recommendation: Request the City Manager report back by December 2009 (and every six months thereafter) regarding the implementation status of each recommendation in the attached audit report until all recommendations have been reported implemented.

Financial Implications: See report. 

Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750

Council Consent Items

17. Budget Referral, Women's Daytime Drop-In Center, $12,500 for HIV-AIDS Training and Outreach into Homeless Communities (pdf)

From: Councilmember Maio, Moore and Spring

Recommendation: Refer to the budget process $12,500 in HIV-AIDS funding to support ongoing efforts to have clients of the Women's Daytime Drop-In Center (WDDC) receive training and go out into the community to do HIV/AIDS education in homeless populations.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $12,500

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

18. Presentation on the Re-Emergence of the Industrial Sector, Particularly with Regard to West Berkeley (pdf)

From: Councilmember Maio

Recommendation: Schedule a presentation and discussion at a worksession with Prof. Karen Chapple, University of California at Berkeley and Gail Goldberg, Director of City Planning, Los Angeles, who recently spoke at the Bay Area Industrial Roundtable, and perhaps others, regarding recent research and experience regarding the prospects for a re-emergence of industrial sectors and specifically how these trends might affect West Berkeley. 

Financial Implications: None

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

19. Referral to City Manager: Status of Outstanding Traffic-Calming Mitigations (pdf)

From: Councilmember Moore

Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to report back to the City Council with the status of the traffic calming mitigations on 66th street between San Pablo Ave. and Sacramento Street and on the corner of Russell and Acton Streets on staff's work plan and to ensure that this work is completed within the next 6 months.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120 

20. Official City Sponsorship, Council Allocation of Discretionary Funds and Future Funding of the 3rd Annual Berkeley International Food Festival (pdf)

From: Councilmembers Moore and Maio

Recommendation: Approve City sponsorship of the 3rd Annual Berkeley International Food Festival, authorize Mayor and Council to transfer funds from their office D-13 accounts to the City to be used for a grant to the West Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation (WBNDC) to support the 3rd Annual Berkeley International Food Festival and to refer the festival to the budget process to become an annually funded event in the amount of $10,000 for future budget cycles.

Financial Implications: Councilmembers Budgets - $1,500

Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

21. Budget Referral: Malcolm X Collaborative (pdf)

From: Councilmember Anderson

Recommendation: Refer $10,000 to the FY 2008/2009 Mid-Biennial budget process providing the Malcolm X Collaborative the opportunity to achieve their goal to close the achievement gap and sustain their integrated arts program.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $10,000

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

22. Budget Referral: Youth Spirit Artworks (pdf)

From: Councilmember Anderson

Recommendation: Refer $25,000 to the FY 2008/2009 Mid-Biennial budget process for Youth Spirit Artworks (formerly YaYa California) a green art jobs enterprise.  Such funding will provide them with the means to hire a part-time Program Artist/Social Worker to resume their community art program including the arts furniture program offered five hours per day at their art studio located at Berkeley Technology Academy.  The program empowers and transforms the lives of at-risk East Bay youth.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $25,000

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

23. Support Election Justice in Zimbabwe (pdf) 

From: Councilmember Anderson

Recommendation: It is recommended that the Berkeley City Council approve a motion expressing its support for a fair and democratic election in Zimbabwe.

Council calls upon all national governments, both individually through their national structures and their representatives in international organizations, to demand an end to election related violence in Zimbabwe by government forces and, to ensure by diplomacy and other non-military means, a safe environment for both the presidential runoff campaign and election day. 

Council further calls upon all governments to come together to impress upon the Zimbabwean government to allow the free will of the Zimbabwean people to be expressed through free and fair elections monitored by internationally accredited independent observers. 

The letter should be sent to: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, South African President Thabo Mbeki, African Union Chairperson Jakaya Kikwete, Zimbabwe President Robert G. Mugabe, Movement for Democratic Change President Morgan Tsvangirai, and the Southern African Development Community Chairperson Levy Patrick Mwanasasa. 

Financial Implications: None

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

 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.

Council Action Calendar

24. 2020 Vision for Berkeley's Children and Youth (pdf)

From: Mayor Bates, and Councilmembers Maio, Moore and Anderson

Recommendation: Adopt the 2020 Vision for Berkeley's Children and Youth and authorize the City Manager to develop plans and models for internal and cross-jurisdictional collaboration to remove barriers to learning and to promote healthy development for all Berkeley children and youth.

Financial Implications: May require new and/or redirected funding. 

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

Action Calendar – Old Business

25. Direction on Possible Ballot Measures for the November 4, 2008 General Municipal Election (To Be Delivered)(pdf)

Supplemental Material (PDF)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Provide comments to the City Attorney on the text, title, and City Attorney’s analysis for the following possible ballot measures for the November 2008 ballot: 1) Fire and Disaster Preparedness Tax; 2) Library Seismic Safety Bond; 3) the Pools Advisory Measure, 4.) Ordinance 6,958-N.S. Landmarks Preservation Referendum Petition, and other election related issues. 

Financial Implications: Unknown

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

26.  FY 2009 Biennial Budget Update - Adoption

From: City Manager

a. From: City Manager (pdf)

Recommendation: Adopt a resolution approving the FY 2009 Biennial Budget through the following actions:

1. Adopt the FY 2009 Biennial Budget Update as presented by the City Manager on May 6, 2008, and as amended by subsequent Council action.

2. Adopt the first reading of the F Y 2009 Annual Appropriations Ordinance

3. Authorize the City Manager to provide applicable advances to selected community agencies receiving City funds in FY 2009 and as amended by Council.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000

a.2 From: Mayor - Supplemental Report (June 20, 2008) (pdf) 

Recommendation: Adopt the City Manager's FY 2009 Budget Update with the revisions contained in the Mayor's report dated June 20. 2008

Financial Implications: See Report

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

b. FY 2009 Biennial Budget Update—Community Agency Efficiency and Program Delivery Initiatives (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Allocate $308,391 in FY 2009 toward community agency service delivery improvements, including $50,000 for a coordinated initiative to improve homeless program delivery as part of implementing the EveryOne Home Plan, and $258,391 to restore one-time funding to some community agencies for FY 2009.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400

c. FY 2009 Tax Rate: Emergency Services for the Severely Disabled (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an ordinance setting the FY 2009 tax rate for the provision of emergency services for the disabled at $0.01133 (1.133 cents) per square foot of improvements. 

Financial Implications: See report. 

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300 

d. FY 2009 Tax Rate: Fund the Maintenance of Parks, City Trees and Landscaping (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an ordinance setting the FY 2009 tax rate for funding all improvements for the maintenance of parks, City trees, and landscaping in the City of Berkeley at $0.1109 (11.09 cents) per square foot. 

Financial Implications: See report. 

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300 

e. FY 2009 Tax Rate: Fund the Provision of Emergency Medical Services (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an ordinance setting a special tax rate of $0.02955 per square foot of improvements to fund the provision of emergency medical services to Berkeley residents. 

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300 

f. FY 2009 Tax Rate: Animal Shelter General Obligation Bonds-Election of November 2002 (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2009 tax rate for the Animal Shelter General Obligation Bonds (Measure I, November 2002) at 0.004%.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

g. FY 2009 Tax Rate: Disaster Fire Protection (Measure Q) (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2009 tax rate for the procurement of disaster fire equipment at $0.0125 (1.25 cents) per square foot of improvements.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

h. Levying a Special Tax for FY 2009 to Fund the Provision of Library Services (pdf)

From: City Manager 

Recommendation: Adopt an ordinance to set the FY 2009 tax rate for the Library Services Tax at $0.1569 (15.69 cents) per square foot for dwelling units and $0.2374 (23.74 cents) per square foot for industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

i. FY 2009 Tax Rate: Measure S General Obligation Bonds-Election of 1996 (2007 Refunding Bonds) (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2009 tax rate for the Measure S General Obligation Bonds (Election of 1996, 2007 Refunding Bonds) at 0.027%. 

Financial Implications: See report. 

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300 

j. FY 2009 Tax Rate: Fire Seismic General Obligation Bonds-Election of 1992 (Measure G, 2002 and 2007 General Obligation Refunding Bonds) (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2009 tax rate for Fire Seismic General Obligation Bonds (Measure G, 2002 and 2007 General Obligation Refunding Bonds at 0.0160%. 

Financial Implications: See report. 

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300 

k. Appropriations Limit for FY 2009 (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution establishing the appropriations limit at $165,942,846 for FY 2009 pursuant to Article XIIIB of the Constitution of the State of California based on the calculations for the appropriations limit.

Financial Implications: See report. 

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300 

l. Temporary Appropriations FY 2009 (pdf)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing a temporary appropriation in the sum of $50,000,000 to cover payroll and other expenses from July 1, 2008, until the effective date of the FY 2009 Annual Appropriations Ordinance.

Financial Implications: The financial implications are already stated in the Annual Appropriations Ordinance.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300 

27.  Police Review Commission Policy Report on Evidence Theft Issues within the Berkeley Police Department

a. From: City Manager (pdf)

Recommendation: Accept the Police Review Commission's report and this City Manager's report on evidence theft issues. 

Financial Implications: None

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

b From: Police Review Commission (pdf)

Recommendation:

1.      Adopt the Police Review Commission (PRC) Evidence Theft Policy Report submitted on January 29, 2008, which outlined 28 recommendations to be completed by the Berkeley Police Department (BPD).

2.      Require BPD to remove officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) and replace as soon as possible any officers who had access to the drug vault when Sergeant Kent was Administrative Narcotics Sergeant.

3.      Adopt an additional policy that BPD shall implement on mandatory, confidential reporting of misconduct (See Attachment).

4.      Adopt an additional policy that BPD shall implement on professionalism and ethics (See Attachment).

5.      That Council requires BPD witness officers to cooperate in PRC policy review of incidents, so that the Commission could adequately make policy recommendations to the City Council.

Financial Implications: Unknown

Contact: Victoria Urbi, Commission Secretary, 981-4960

Information Reports

28. Possible Site for Animal Shelter (pdf)

From: City Manager

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

29. Stipend for Members of the Police Review Commission (pdf)

From: City Manager

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

30. Berkeley Community Media Studio Location Endangered (pdf)

From: City Manager

Contact: Donna LaSala, Information Technology, 981-6500

31. Audit Plan for Fiscal Year 2009 (pdf)

From: Auditor

Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750

32. Transmission of Annual Management Letter from Financial Statement Auditors (pdf)

From: Mayor Bates

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

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 June 19, 2008.

Deanna Despain, Acting City Clerk

Communications (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.

Agenda Committee Meeting
1.      Barbara Gilbert (2)

Petitions Against Sound Permit for Rallies at Telegraph/Haste
2.      Dave Fogarty, Office of Economic Development

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project
3.      Hank Resnik
4.      Robert Bregoff

SwapRent (SM) Project
5.      Ralph Liu

Aerial/Ground Pesticide Spraying
6.      Unknown

Marine Recruiting Office/Code Pink