Special Closed Meeting eAgenda
June 30, 2008

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 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 in special session as follows:

MONDAY, June 30, 2008

5:00 P.M.

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Teleconference Locations: 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

AGENDA

Roll Call

Public Comment - Limited to items on this agenda only

CLOSED SESSION:

The City Council will convene in closed session to meet with its attorneys concerning the following:

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.9(a):

Pending litigation—4 cases

City of Berkeley v. University of California, Berkeley, Regents of the University of California
ACSC RG06 302934

GTE Mobilnet of California Limited Partnership v. City of Berkeley
USDC C07 04034 SBA

Jim Hultman and Berkeley Neighborhood Antenna-Free Union v. Berkeley City Council, City of Berkeley, Does 1 thru 50, and UC Storage LLC and R&L Burnstein, LLC, Does 50 thru 100
ACSC No. RG08 36955

Berkeley Neighborhood Antenna-Free Union, Michael Barglow, Ellen McGovern, and Pamela Speich v. City  Council of the City of Berkeley, City of Berkeley, GTE Mobilnet of CA dba Verizon Wireless, Nextel Communications, Patrick Kennedy, and Does XXI thru L
ACSC No. RG08 369575

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.9(a):

Initiation of litigation—two cases 

The Berkeley City Council will consider whether to file litigation against the State of California and/or California Department of Food and Agriculture and/or the Secretary thereof, to enjoin aerial spraying related to eradication or control of the Light Brown Apple Moth.

 The Berkeley City Council will consider whether to file litigation against the Regents fo the University of California regarding blockage and obstruction of the City’s sidewalk on Piedmont Avenue.

 

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.8:

      Property address:           1 Bolivar Drive
                                                Berkeley, CA 94710

      Agency Negotiators:       Phil Kamlarz, City Manager
                                                Rene Cardinaux
                                                Jim Hynes
                                                Hallie Llamas
                                                Kate O’Connor
                                                Zach Cowan
                                                Michael Woo
                                                Michael Korman

      Negotiating parties:        City of Berkeley
                                                2180 Milvia Street
                                                Berkeley, CA 94710

      Building Owners:

William J. Petzel And Margaret P. Petzel, Trustees Of The Petzel Family Trust Dated April 23, 2004

                                                 Victor G. Prada,

                                                 Richard W. Smith

                                                Jonathan Francis And Sally Ann Francis, Trustees Of The Francis Family Trust, 1999 U/T/D Dated June 11, 1999

 

            Under negotiation:      Price and terms of payment for purchase

OPEN SESSION:

 Public Reports of actions taken pursuant to Government Code section 54957.1.


 Adjournment

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 26 day of June , 2008.                                               
 

                                                Tom Bates , Mayor

Public Notice – this Proclamation serves as the official agenda for this meeting.

ATTEST:    

Deanna Despain, Acting City Clerk                     

 

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 the Council Chambers or at the teleconference location Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Deanna Despain, City Clerk, 981-6900

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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COMMUNICATION ACCESS INFORMATION:

This meeting is being held in a wheelchair accessible location.

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