Regular Meeting Annotated Agenda
July 8, 2008

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ANNOTATED AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, July 08, 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:  7:03 p.m.  Absent – Councilmember Spring

Ceremonial Matters:

  1. Berkeley Opera Week/ Luanne Rogers

City Manager Comments:  Family Caring Day, Saturday, August 2, 2008 

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters:  6

Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only:  2

Consent Calendar

Action: M/S/C (Moore/Worthington) to adopt Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated:

1. Repeal of School Loitering Ordinance; BMC 13.36.040 (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,042–N.S. repealing Berkeley Municipal Code Section 13.36.040 regarding loitering about schools or public places.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,042–N.S.  Absent–Spring.

2. Restatement of Sanitary Sewer Easement at 1208 Milvia Street (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,043–N.S. 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.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,043–N.S.  Absent–Spring

3. FY 2009 Tax Rate: Emergency Services for the Severely Disabled (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,044–N.S. 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.
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Spring, Capitelli, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Worthington; Absent – Olds.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action
: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,044–N.S. Absent–Spring

4. FY 2009 Tax Rate: Fund the Maintenance of Parks, City Trees and Landscaping (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,045–N.S. 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.
First Reading Vote:  Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Spring, Capitelli, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Worthington; Absent – Olds.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,045–N.S.  Absent–Spring

5. FY 2009 Tax Rate: Fund the Provision of Emergency Medical Services (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,046–N.S. setting a special tax rate of $0.02955 per square foot of improvements to fund the provision of emergency medical services to Berkeley residents.
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Spring, Capitelli, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Worthington; Absent – Olds.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,046–N.S.  Absent–Spring

6. FY 2009 Tax Rate: Animal Shelter General Obligation Bonds-Election of November 2002 (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,047–N.S. setting the FY 2009 tax rate for the Animal Shelter General Obligation Bonds (Measure I, November 2002) at 0.004%.
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Spring, Capitelli, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Worthington; Absent – Olds.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,047–N.S.  Absent–Spring

7. FY 2009 Tax Rate: Disaster Fire Protection (Measure Q) (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,048–N.S. setting the FY 2009 tax rate for the procurement of disaster fire equipment at $0.0125 (1.25 cents) per square foot of improvements.
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Spring, Capitelli, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Worthington; Absent – Olds.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,048–N.S.  Absent– Spring.

8. Levying a Special Tax for FY 2009 to Fund the Provision of Library Services (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,049–N.S. 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
Action: Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 7,053–N.S. revised to include tax rates of $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.  Noes–Worthington; Absent–Spring

9. FY 2009 Tax Rate: Measure S General Obligation Bonds-Election of 1996 (2007 Refunding Bonds) (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,050–N.S. setting the FY 2009 tax rate for the Measure S General Obligation Bonds (Election of 1996, 2007 Refunding Bonds) at 0.027%.
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Spring, Capitelli, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Worthington; Absent – Olds.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,050–N.S. Absent–Spring

10. 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 second reading of Ordinance No. 7,051–N.S. setting the FY 2009 tax rate for Fire Seismic General Obligation Bonds (Measure G, 2002 and 2007 General Obligation Refunding Bonds at 0.0160%.
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Spring, Capitelli, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Worthington; Absent – Olds.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,051–N.S.  Absent–Spring

11. Minutes for Approval (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of May 1, 2008 (special), May 6, 2008 (special and regular), May 12, 2008 (special) and May 20, 2008 (special and regular).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Deanna Despain, Acting City Clerk, 981-6900
Action:  Approved minutes as submitted.  Absent–Spring

12. 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 - $1,010,000
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action:  Approved recommendation.  Absent–Spring

13. Contract No. 7187: Amendment to the Parking Citation Administration - City of Inglewood (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 7187 for the City of Inglewood for parking citation administration for the period FY 06 through FY 08, increasing the amount by $150,000 not to exceed $550,000 annually.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $150,000
Contact: Lisa Caronna, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,117–N.S.  Absent–Spring

14. Increase Community Service Hourly Credited Rate (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase the hourly credited work rate from $7.00 to $8.00 for Community Service in lieu of payment for parking citations.
Financial Implications: None.
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,118–N.S.  Absent–Spring

15. Contract No. 6972 Amendment: UNILAB-Quest Diagnostics Laboratory - Laboratory Services (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 6972 with UNILAB-Quest Diagnostics Laboratory to increase the amount by $93,363 for a total not to exceed $283,363, and to extend the term to September 30, 2008.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,119–N.S.  Absent–Spring

16. Administrative Transfer of Shelter Plus Care Grant (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution ratifying the City Manager's action to change the City of Berkeley's status in the Shelter Plus Care grant known as the "Collaborative Opportunity to Address Chronic Homelessness" (COACH), from sub-recipient of grant funds through the County of Alameda, to direct recipient of the grant from HUD.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,120–N.S.  Absent–Spring

17. Grant: 2008-09 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Grant (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a grant contract and any subsequent amendments with the State of California to accept Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Grant funding and appropriate the funds to enforce laws to prohibit furnishing alcohol to minors and possession of alcohol by persons under the age of 21, as well as other alcohol-related crimes.
Financial Implications: Grant Revenue - $89,306
Contact: Douglas N. Hambleton, Police, 981-5900
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,121–N.S.  Absent–Spring

18. Lease Agreement: Sun Wo Han for a Retail Clothing Store at 2440 Durant Avenue (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Sung Wo Han for the purpose of operating a retail clothing store located at 2440 Durant Avenue in the Telegraph Channing Garage Shops, generating $52,610 in revenue from August 7, 2008 to August 31, 2013 with an additional lease option of five years. 
Financial Implications: See report. 
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 7,052–N.S.  Second reading scheduled for July 15, 2008.  Absent–Spring

19. Contract: I-80 Bike Bridge Artwork (pdf)

I-80 Bridge Artwork (PowerPoint)
From: Civic Arts Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 6107A with artist Scott Donahue to increase the contract amount by $25,000 for a total not to exceed $196,762 with $5,000 coming from the Public Art Fund and referring another $20,000 which has been approved by Council as part of the FY09 budget.
Financial Implications: General Fund  $25,000
Contact: Mary Ann Merker, Commission Secretary, 981-7000
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,122–N.S.  Absent–Spring

Council Consent Items


20. Support California Reading And Literacy Improvement And Public Library Construction And Renovation Bond Act Of 2010 (Senate Bill 1516) (pdf)
From: Councilmember Moore 
Recommendation: Request the City Manager to send a letter to the appropriate legislators and legislative bodies in support of Senator Simitian's Library Bond Bill, Senate Bill 1516, which would support Library construction throughout the state of California if approved by the voters in 2010, and to adopt the resolution supporting the passage of SB 1516.
Financial Implications: None.
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120
Action:  Approved recommendation and adopted Resolution No. 64,123–N.S.  Absent–Spring

21. Formation of a Working Group- Port of Oakland's Rail Corridor Capacity Expansion (pdf)
From: Councilmembers Capitelli, Maio and Moore
Recommendation: That the Mayor shall develop a working group of representatives from affected jurisdictions (Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, Richmond, Emeryville, the Port of Oakland and relevant agencies) to monitor the planning and facilitate the dissemination of information regarding the proposed rail capacity expansion along the Martinez Subdivision corridor as proposed by the Port of Oakland.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150
Action:  Approved recommendation.  Absent–Spring

22. City Sponsorship of the 34th Annual Solano Stroll (pdf)
From: Councilmember Capitelli
Recommendation: That the City of Berkeley co-sponsor the 2008 Solano Stroll to be held on Solano Avenue on Sunday, September 14, 2008; that the Council 1) give permission for use of the name of the City of Berkeley and the City's logo in media coverage of the Solano Avenue Stroll (this includes print, internet, radio and television media); and 2) provide services from Police, Transportation and Public Works departments as have been provided in the past, and as itemized in Financial Implications.
Financial Implications: $28,185
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150
Action:  Approved recommendations.  Absent–Spring

Action Calendar – Appeals

23. ZAB Appeal: 11 Maybeck Twin Drive (pdf)

Attachment 5 - Administrative Record (pdf) 

a. From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to approve Use Permit No. 07-10000091 to allow the construction of a two-story, 3,600 square foot single-family residence and a 660 square foot, two-car carport on a 7,644 square foot parcel.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
b. Communications:
      1.  John H.J. Cashman
      2.  Rena Rickles
      3.  Diana J. Silver
Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Moore) to adopt Resolution No. 64,124–N.S.  Vote:  Ayes–Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Olds, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Absent–Spring

24. ZAB Appeal: 2819 Dohr Street (pdf)

Attachment 5 - Administrative Record (pdf)

a. From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution affirming the ZAB’s decision to approve Administrative Use Permit No. 06-20000072 to allow the construction of 1,279 sq. ft. addition to an existing single-family home by expanding the footprint of the building by 219 sq. ft. at the rear and by raising the house approximately 8', thereby resulting in a 2,490 sq. ft., two-story building with an average height of 23'.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
b. Communications:
     
1.  Dennis Weikel (2)
Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Moore) to adopt Resolution No. 64,125–N.S.  Vote:  Ayes–Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Olds, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Abstain–Maio; Absent–Spring

25. ZAB Appeal: 3045 Shattuck Avenue (pdf)

Attachment 5 - Administrative Record (pdf)

From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution affirming the ZAB decision to deny the appeal of Staff Level Design Review Modification (No. 04-30000100) of site/landscape plan to allow three residential parking spaces, instead of two, and changes in proposed paving and landscape to accommodate the parking space change. 
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action: M/S/C (Anderson/Maio) to adopt Resolution No. 64,126–N.S.  Vote:  Ayes–Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Olds, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Worthington.  Absent–Spring.

Action Calendar – Old Business

26. Placing Measures on the November 4, 2008 Ballot )

a. From: City Manager (pdf-includes item b)

Recommendation: Adopt six Resolutions placing six separate measures on the November 4, 2008 ballot.

  1. Fire and Disaster Preparedness Tax
  2. Library Bond
  3. Resubmission of Measure R, Patient’s Access to Medical Cannabis
  4. GANN Limit Override Renewal for Parks, Library, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Emergency Medical Services For Severely Disabled Persons
  5. Redistricting Timelines-Charter Amendment; Advisory Measure; 7)
  6. Landmarks Preservation Ordinance (LPO) Referendum.

Financial Implications:

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

b. Discussion of the Pools Measure (pdf-includes item a)

c. Initiative Ordinance Requiring Voter Approval of Exclusive Transit-Only and HOV/Bus-Only Lanes (pdf)
From City Manager
Recommendation: Take one of the following actions as provided by Sections 92(3) and (4) of the Charter of the City of Berkeley:

1.   Adopt the Ordinance without alteration within 10 days after the attachment of the City Clerk’s certificate of sufficiency to the petition (it will still be subject to referendum, under the provision of Article XIV of the Charter); or

2.  Adopt a Resolution submitting the Ordinance, without alteration, to a vote of the People at the November 4, 2008 General Municipal Election and provide comments on the City Attorney’s analysis of the initiative and the ballot title.

Financial Implications: Approximately $15,000 to place measure on November 2008 ballot.
Contact: Lisa Caronna, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000

 

a.1. Action: M/S/C (Maio/Capitelli) to adopt Resolution No. 64,127–N.S. (Fire and Disaster Preparedness Tax) revised to include tax rates for dwelling units at $.04083 per square foot and all other property tax at $.06179 per square foot.

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

a.2. Action: M/S/C (Moore/Anderson) to adopt Resolution No. 64,128–N.S. (Library Bond) revised to remove the financial implications from the ballot measure box.  Vote:  Ayes–Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Olds, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Absent–Spring

a.3. Action: M/S/C (Maio/Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 64,129–N.S.  Vote:  Ayes–Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Olds, Worthington, Bates; Abstain – Wozniak; Absent–Spring (Resubmission of Measure R, patient’s access to medical cannabis).

a.4. Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Maio) to adopt Resolution No. 64,130–N.S. (GANN Limit Override Renewal)revised with the addition of “Emergency Medical Services (EMS)” to the title.  Vote:  Ayes–Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Olds, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Absent–Spring

a.5. Action: M/S/C (Anderson/Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 64,131–N.S. (Redistricting Timelines-Charter Amendment).  Vote:  Ayes–Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Olds, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Absent–Spring

a.6. Landmarks Preservation Ordinance Referendum continued to July 15, 2008.  Vote:  Ayes–Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Olds, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Absent–Spring

b. Action: Discussion held. Continued to July 15, 2008

c. Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Anderson) to adopt Resolution No. 64,132–N.S. submitting the Ordinance, without alteration, to a vote of the People at the November 4, 2008 General Municipal Election and provide comments on the City Attorney’s analysis of the initiative and the ballot title. The Initiative Ordinance contained in the Resolution revised to read as follows:

“Shall the initiative ordinance Requiring Voter Approval of Exclusive Transit-Only and HOV/Bus-Only Lanes be adopted?”

Financial Implications: $250,000 - $500,000 per designation plan such as for the currently proposed Bus Rapid Transit project, plus the cost of placing a designation plan on the ballot ($15,000), and potentially, holding a special election, (about $350,000 if conducted by mail, and more than $700,000 if conducted with polling places).  Vote:  Ayes–Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Olds, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Absent–Spring

27. Major Encroachment Permit for 161 Panoramic Way (Continued from June 24, 2008) (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
Action: M/S/C (Capitelli/Olds) to adopt Resolution No. 64,133–N.S.  Vote:  Ayes–Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Olds, Wozniak, Bates; Noes–Worthington; Absent–Spring

Recess: 9:00 p.m. – 9:13 p.m.

28. Health and Safety of Protesters at University of California, Berkeley (pdf)
From: Councilmember Spring
Recommendation: City Council to inform the University of its concerns related to the health and safety of the protester at the oak grove.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
Action: M/S/C (Capitelli/Anderson) to send a letter to Chancellor Robert Birgeneau acknowledging receipt of Vice Chancellor Brostrom’s letter and requesting that a third party be allowed to observe and confirm that the tree sitters are provided with 1800 calories per day per person, with nutritional content that meets or exceeds minimum daily requirements for human health and 5 gallons of water per day per person.  Vote:  Ayes–Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Worthington, Noes - Wozniak.  Abstain - Bates Absent–Spring, Olds

Action Calendar – New Business

29. Voting Delegates - League of California Cities (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Designate a voting delegate and alternate for the business meeting of the Annual League of California Cities meeting to be held on Saturday, September 27, 2008, at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Financial Implications: Conference fees - $475
Contact: Deanna Despain, Acting City Clerk, 981-6900
Action: Moved to Consent Calendar. Upon acknowledgement of a volunteer, Mayor Bates to appoint said volunteer as the voting delegate business meeting of the Annual League of California Cities meeting to be held on Saturday, September 27, 2008, at the Long Beach Convention Center.  Absent–Spring

30. Planning Commission Work Program - Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Recommend that the Council consider the attached work plan and the Planning Commission's recommendations, and adopt the Planning Commission's recommendation (as modified) for the Land Use Planning Division's work program for FY 2009.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action: Discussion held.  Continued to July 22, 2008.

31. Certify and Affirm ZAB: 921 Parker Street (pdf)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Certify the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to approve Use Permit No. 08-10000057 to establish office use in an existing light industrial building, and adopt a resolution affirming the ZAB’s decision.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action: Discussion held.  Continued to July 15, 2008.

Information Reports

32. Instant Runoff Voting Status Report (pdf)
From:  City Manager
Contact: Deanna Despain, Acting City Clerk, 981-6900
Action:  Continued to July 15, 2008.

33. Status Update: Summer Youth Employment (pdf)
From: City Manager
Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100
Action:  Received and filed.

34. Berkeley Community Media Studio Location Endangered (Continued from June 24, 2008) (pdf) 
From: City Manager
Contact: Donna LaSala, Information Technology, 981-6500
Action:  Received and filed.

Public Comment – Including Items Not Listed on the Agenda –0

Adjournment – 11:25 in memory of Sondra Thaler

Communications (pdf)

Item 26: Direction on Possible Ballot Measures for the November 4, 2008 General Municipal Election
1.  Sharon Hudson
2.  Priscilla Myrick

Item 32: Instant Runoff Voting Status Report
3.  Kathy Dopp

Ticket Fines
4.  Michelle Squitieri – Referred to City Manager by Councilmember Maio.

Agricultural Spraying
5.  David Silva

California Wildfires
6.  Mary Rose Kaczorowski

Trader Joe’s Project at University/MLK Jr. Way
7.  Stephen Wollmer, on behalf of Neighbors for a Livable Berkeley Way

Jail Vote 2008
8.  Tommy Escarcega

Vacant Managerial Position at UCB Office of Emergency Preparedness
9.  Disaster & Fire Safety Commission

Fire Hazard in Woodland Areas

10.  Disaster & Fire Safety Commission – Referred to City Manager by Councilmember Maio.

Marine Recruiting Office

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


Supplemental Communications and Reports 1 (pdf)

Item 23: ZAB Appeal: 11 Maybeck Twin Drive 
11.  Diana Silver
12.  Luella Noles, Jeung Hyun and Rena Rickles

Item 26: Placing Measures on the November 4, 2008 Ballot
13.  Maureen Burke
14.  Barbara Gilbert
15.  Patricia Kates
16.  Julie Craig
17.  Linda Safarik-Tong

Item 28: Health and Safety of Protesters at University of California, Berkeley
18.  Ernest Sotelo
19.  Mary Rose Kaczorowski (2)
20.  Diane Tokugawa

Item 30: Planning Commission Work Program - Fiscal Year (FY) 2009
21.  Sharon Hudson

Item 32: Instant Runoff Voting Status Report
22.  Barbara Gilbert

Item 34: Berkeley Community Media Studio Location Endangered
23.  David Jolliffe

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2 (pdf)

Item 25: ZAB Appeal: 3045 Shattuck Avenue
24.  Robert Lauriston

Item 26: Placing Measures on the November 4, 2008 Ballot

  • Revised material, submitted by City Clerk (see agenda item)
  • Revised material, submitted by City Manager (see agenda item)
  • Supplemental material, submitted by Mayor Bates (see agenda item)

25.  Robert Collier
26.  Unknown

Item 27: Major Encroachment Permit for 161 Panoramic Way
27.  Unknown

Item 28: Health and Safety of Protesters at University of California, Berkeley
28.  Natham Brostrom, University of California, Berkeley

Item 31: Certify and Affirm ZAB: 921 Parker Street
29.  Zelda Bronstein