Regular Meeting eAgenda
July 22, 2008

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AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

7:00 P.M.

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

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 – vacant

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.

From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,054–N.S. authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents required to purchase the real property located at 1 Bolivar Drive, Berkeley, CA from William J. Petzel and Margaret P. Petzel, Trustees of the Petzel Family Trust dated April 23, 2004, as to an undivided 5.6% interest; and Victor G. Prada, a married man as his sole and separate property, as to an undivided 61.1% interest; and Richard Smith, a married man as his sole and separate property, as to an undivided 11.1% interest; and Jonathan Francis and Sally Ann Francis, Trustees of the Francis Family Trust, 1999 U/T/D dated June 11, 1999, as to an undivided 22.2% interest.
First Reading Vote: All ayes
Financial Implications:  None
Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,055–N.S. authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with The Friends of the Berkeley Public Library for the purpose of operating a used bookstore at 2433 Channing Way in the Telegraph/Channing Garage Shops, generating $51,559 in revenue over a term of five-years from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2013 with an additional lease option of five years.
First Reading Vote: All ayes
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,056–N.S. authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Shireen Kaviani for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Martial Art Gym at 2438 Durant Avenue in the Telegraph Channing Garage Shops, generating $97,591 in revenue over an initial term of five years from September 1, 2008 to August 30, 2013 with an option to renew for another five-year term.
First Reading Vote: All ayes
Financial Implications: Revenue: Off Street Parking Fund - $97,591.
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of June 10, 2008 (regular); June 16, 2008 (special closed); June 17, 2008 (regular); June 24, 2008 (special and regular); June 30, 2008 (special).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Deanna Despain, Acting City Clerk, 981-6900
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dave Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendment in the amount of $26,675 with R3 Consulting Group, Inc., for completion of a refuse services rate review for a total contract amount not to exceed $67,225 for the period April 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.
Financial Implications: Refuse Fund - $26,675
Contact: Tracy Vesely Budget Manager, 981-7000
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with LifeLong Medical Care (LifeLong) to provide the City with intensive supportive services and case management to formerly homeless individuals placed in permanent housing units in an amount not to exceed $100,000 for the period July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $100,000
Contact: Jim Hynes, Assistant City Manager, 981-7000
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with the Downtown Business Association, the Telegraph Business Improvement District, and Options Recovery Services, a partnership which will be referred to collectively as “DOT”, to develop a pilot Host Program for the City that will address street behavior, streetscape, and visitor concerns by employing individuals to be the eyes and ears on the street in the Downtown Shattuck and Telegraph Avenue areas in an amount not to exceed $200,000 per year for the period September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2010.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Jim Hynes, Assistant City Manager, 981-7000
 
9. Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled For Possible Issuance in the Next 30 Days (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the attached 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 - $355,700
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement and any amendments with Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) to lease a City-owned parcel of property near Harrison Street at the abandoned Fourth Street for a five-year period with a conditional option to extend for an additional five-year period.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 6893 with Nexus IS for an extended telephone equipment warranty, increasing the amount by $120,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $290,000 and extending the term to June 30, 2010.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $120,000
Contact: Donna LaSala, Information Technology, 981-6500
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement and any amendments with the Association of Sports Field Users (ASFU) to operate and maintain the sports fields at Gilman Street
Financial Implications: Annual revenues are estimated at $228,000 and annual expenses are estimated at $120,000
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 6857 with SFE Landscape Architects to provide design and engineering services for construction of portions of Phase 2 of the Gilman Street Sports Fields project in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for a new contract total not to exceed $560,476 which includes a 10% contingency; and extending the term through December 31, 2009.
Financial Implications: $50,000 -
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the revised bench donation policy and establishing a process and conditions for granting bench donations, both anonymous and memorial types.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
Recommendation: Amend Resolution No. 55,741-N.S. and the by-laws of the Community Energy Services Corporation (CESC) to allow CESC to appoint its own Board of Directors pursuant to its by-laws.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting the City and County of San Francisco's bid procedures to satisfy the requirement of Berkeley Charter Section 67, and authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order with San Francisco Ford Lincoln Mercury in an amount not to exceed $442,822 to purchase two 2008 Autocars WX64 with Leach 2R-III Rear Loader Refuse Trucks for the Public Works Department.
Financial Implications: Equipment Replacement Fund - $442,822
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 7543 with Four Star Cleaning and Restoration for additional structural repairs at the Mental Health Building on Sixth Street in the amount of $44,097 for a revised contract amount not to exceed $215,778.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Project located at Arch Street, Campus Drive, et al, and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders with Precision Engineering, Inc., until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specifications in an amount not to exceed $420,226 for a term of 220 calendar days from the date of the execution of the contract.
Financial Implications: Sanitary Sewer Fund - $420,226
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment with SCS Field Services (Contract No. 7198) for additional Berkeley Landfill monitoring services required by the Regional Water Quality Control Board in an amount not to exceed $245,000 for a revised contract amount not to exceed $495,000 for the period to April 2, 2007 to March 31, 2010.
Financial Implications: Refuse Fund: $245,000
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Burks Toma Architects to provide architectural and engineering services for the Animal Shelter to be located at 1 Bolivar Drive, for an amount not to exceed $500,000 including all reimbursable expenses for the period August 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.
Financial Implications: Measure I Funds - $500,000.
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting a donation of cash and/or goods from the Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp (FOBTC) valued at $13,000 on an annual basis for Camp staff in a manner to be determined by the City Manager; and authorizing an increase in compensation to Camp staff.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
 
Council Consent Items
 
21. Commission Referral: Bee Habitats and Pollinator-Friendly Vegetation in Appropriate Parks and Open (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates and Councilmember Olds
Recommendation: Refer the research and development of policies and practices that promote bee habitats and pollinator-friendly vegetation in appropriate parks and open spaces to the Parks and Recreation Commission and request they return to Council no later than February 2009 with specific policy recommendations.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Moore and Anderson
Recommendation: Oppose the dangerous marriage ban initiative (Proposition 8) on the November 2008 ballot.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Councilmember Worthington, 981-7170
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to accept surplus funds from the office expense account of Councilmember Worthington and approve the allocation of $5,000 to The Tibetan Cultural Center capital campaign.
Financial Implications: $5,000 from Councilmember Worthington’s discretionary budget (D-13) to be allocated to the General Fund for the purpose of granting funds to the organization.
Contact: Councilmember Worthington, 981-7170
 
24. Discretionary Budget Allocation to Save Berkeley Iceland (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to accept surplus funds from the office expense account of Councilmember Worthington and approve the allocation of $5,000 to Save Berkeley Iceland to fund the renovation of the Berkeley Iceland facility.
Financial Implications: $5,000 from Councilmember Worthington’s discretionary budget (D-13) to be allocated to the General Fund for the purpose of granting funds to the organization.
Contact: Councilmember Worthington, 971-7170
  
Action Calendar – Public Hearing
Recommendation: Conduct a Public Hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution: 1) confirming the Annual Report of the North Shattuck Business Improvement District (NSBID) for Fiscal Year 2008 and 2) levying assessments in the District for Fiscal Year 2009.
Financial Implications: 478-8703-370.30-01 $164,000
Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530
From: Elmwood Advisory Board
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a resolution: 1) to confirm the Annual Assessment Report for the Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area for FY 2008 and levy assessments in the Area for FY 2009; 2) If no majority protest exists, add grant to improve the Elmwood Theater as an allowed expenditure for assessment revenues in addition to repayment of a  $215,000 City loan made to the Elmwood Theater Foundation in May 1993; and 3) make a grant for theater improvements in an amount that the City Manager determines will not impair repayment of loan principal owed to the City by its scheduled due date of May, 2014.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct public hearing and, at its conclusion, extend Urgency Ordinance No. 7,041-N.S. imposing a moratorium on the issuance of certain permits and the processing of zoning approvals in the Environmental Safety Residential (ES-R) zoning district on Panoramic Hill by 10 months and 15 days.
Financial Implications: Permit Service Center Fund - $25,000 - $50,000
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
28. Extension of Residential Permit Parking Program on Various Streets (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution amending Sections 25E, 25L and 25M of Resolution No. 56,508-N.S. by adding subsections to extend residential permit parking.
Financial Implications: Measure B Funds - $5,000
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action Calendar – Old Business
 
29. Moratorium on Wireless Telecommunication Facilities (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Consider whether to adopt a moratorium on approval of new wireless telecommunications facilities.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
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
From: Mayor Bates 
Recommendation: Appoint Mayor Tom Bates and Council Members Max Anderson and Darryl Moore to represent the City Council on the joint committee of the Berkeley City Council and Berkeley Housing Authority.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tom Bates; Mayor, 981-7100
From:  City Manager 
Financial Implications:  Unknown
Contact: Deanna Despain, Acting City Clerk, 981-6900

33.
 Placing Measures on the November 4, 2008 Ballot (Continued from July 15, 2008)
a. From: City Manager (PDF)
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution placing the Landmarks Preservation Ordinance (LPO) Referendum on the November 4, 2008 Ballot.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Lisa Caronna, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000
Supplemental Agenda Material
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution establishing a joint committee between the City of Berkeley and Berkeley Unified School District for community pools, including the warm water pool.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
Recommendation: Support the California Voters FIRST act on the November 2008 Ballot.
Financial Implications:  None
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150

35.
 Support for the AC Transit Ballot Measure on the November 2008 Ballot (Continued from July 15, 2008)
Recommendation: Support an increase in the amount of and extension in the life of the District's existing parcel tax in District 1 on the condition that the AC Transit Board of Directors implement performance measures and reporting requirements, available to the public.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150

b. From: Councilmember Worthington (PDF)
Recommendation: Adopt a motion to express its support for AC Transit's proposed measure for the November 2008 ballot.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

Action Calendar – New Business
 
36. Establishment of a Sustainable Energy Financing District (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt: (1) Resolution setting forth the City Council's intention to establish a Sustainable Energy Financing District; (2) Resolution setting forth the City Council's intention to incur bonded indebtedness; and (3) Resolution approving Amended and Restated Local Goals and Policies for Community Facilities Districts and Special Tax Districts.  Set a public hearing on the establishment of the special tax district and the incurrence of bonded indebtedness for September 16, 2008.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Christine Daniel, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000
Recommendation:
1    Subject to the conditions described in this report, adopt a Resolution to accept a $6 million loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 108 Loan Guarantee program and authorize the City Manager or his designee to enter into a HUD Section 108 loan agreement with Ed Roberts Campus, Inc. and execute the necessary loan documents for the construction of the Ed Roberts Campus. 
2    Adopt a second Resolution to accept the $2 million Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) grant and authorize the City Manager or his designee to execute the necessary grant agreement with the Ed Roberts Campus, Inc. to use the BEDI funds for the development of the Ed Roberts Campus.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions directing the City Manager to:
1    Implement Phase 4 of the Pay and Display (P&D) parking program to:
a.         Convert single space meters to P&D stations in
i) the areas with the highest vandalism and operational needs and
ii) in commercial areas including the Downtown, the Elmwood District and Solano Avenue;
b.         Expand metered parking through relocation of approximately 850 single space meters being replaced by P&D machines;
c.         Create a career 1.0 FTE Parking Meter Mechanic position in FY 2009 for additional permanent staffing needed to accommodate increases in ongoing costs for parking meter collections, maintenance, and repair activities as a result of this expansion; and
d.         Investigate options to install bicycle racks on 300 of the posts left behind by single space meters being relocated to various locations.
 
2    Amend Contract No. 6668B with Cale Parking Systems USA, Inc., for an additional 132 P&D stations, increasing the contract amount by $1,368,312 for a total not to exceed $2,662,356 for the period May 20, 2005 to June 29, 2010.
Financial Implications: Initial Costs: 1,276,000.  Offset by Net Annual Income – 1,108,000
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

39.
 Cesar Chavez Memorial Solar Calendar and Education Project
a. From: City Manager (To Be Delivered) (PDF)
Recommendation:
Financial Implications: Refer to the budget process.
Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530

b. From: Civic Arts Commission (PDF)
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1) affirming the City's continuing support of the Cesar Chavez Memorial Solar Calendar and Education Project; 2) supporting planning efforts and grant applications for this project through letters of support; 3) referring to the City Manager a request for  $25,000 to fund the preparation of an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration, use permit fees for construction of Phase I, and to hire a part time fundraising specialist; 4) waiving city permits and fees, if any, for hauling clean soil fill materials to the project site once full funding has been secured to complete Phase 1 of the Project.
Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530

40.
 2008 Disaster and Fire Safety Commission Report
a. From: City Manager (PDF)
Recommendation: The City Manager refers the specific operational items in the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission report, as detailed further below, to the budget process for consideration and review by impacted City departments. The recommendations put forth by the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission are comprehensive and cross multiple department responsibilities. The impact of the recommendations will require City staff to evaluate them further.
 
The City Manager can take no position on the Commission’s request that the City support the Fire and Emergency Services Tax measure on the November ballot.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Debra Pryor, Fire Chief, 981-5500
Recommendation: Ensure that the following issue areas are addressed as described in the detailed recommendations contained in this report: Office of Emergency Services Revitalization, Seismic Building Safety, Soft Story Building Program, Unreinforced Masonry Building Program, Transfer Tax Seismic Retrofit Standards, Citizen Preparedness CERT Program, Disaster Caches, Memorial Stadium and Southeast Campus Integrated Projects Plan, Critical Emergency Traffic, Pandemic Preparedness. The City should also support the upcoming property tax measure that has been proposed for the November ballot. The Commission does not support the use of those funds as a replacement for existing general fund allocations made for existing public safety programs.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Donna McCracken, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-5580

Council Action Calendar
 
41. Proposed Demolition - Bevatron Accelerator and Building 51 - LBNL and Radioactive Debris Through the Streets of Berkeley Up to a Seven Year Period (PDF)
From: Councilmember Anderson
Recommendation:
1.   Ask the City Manager to send letters to LBNL Director Steven Chu, Department of Energy’s (DOE) Site Manager Aundra Richards at the Berkeley Site Office, and the Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman requesting that:
 
a. DOE/LBNL prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National   Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the proposed demolition project, and that
 
b. DOE/LBNL provide the requested information and documents on the enclosed 25 questions (Attachment 1.) pertaining to the project, and that
 
c. DOE/LBNL identify all the transportation routes selected for the hauling of the hazardous and radioactive debris and that all trucks are tightly covered.
 
2.   Adopt a Resolution to oppose the "Alternative Sequence Project Variant" which proposes the demolition of the Bevatron building prior to the demolition of the Bevatron apparatus and concrete shielding blocks, i.e. the building is demolished first and then the smashing of radioactive concrete and torching of the radioactive Bevatron apparatus metals takes place in open air, exposing the Strawberry Canyon environment, LBNL workers and nearby residential neighborhoods to radioactive and toxic concrete and metal particles and dust.
 
And request to the DOE/LBNL that the demolition of the Bevatron apparatus and concrete shielding blocks must take place inside the building, which should be tightly enclosed during the operation, to protect the environment, lab workers and residential neighborhoods.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Councilmember Anderson, 981-7130
 
Action Calendar – Time Critical
 
42. Initiative to Set a Deadline for Early Withdrawal of Troops from Iraq (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:  Adopt the Peace and Justice Commission’s recommendation to place the following measures on the November 4, 2008 ballot:
 
1.  Should the Congress and President of the United States end the U.S. occupation of Iraq and immediately begin the safe and orderly withdrawal of all U.S. troops and military bases, to be completed no later than November 4, 2009?
 
2.  Should the City of Berkeley adopt the following policy:  It is the Policy of the people of the City of Berkeley that:  Its elected representatives in the United State Senate and House of Representatives should vote against any further funding for the deployment of the United States Armed Forces in Iraq, with the exception of funds specifically earmarked to provide for their safe and orderly withdrawal?
 
3.  Should the taxpayers’ money being spent on the war in Iraq be used instead to fund unmet needs here at home, to help alleviate the budget crisis facing many states, to care for our veterans, and to help reconstruct Iraq?
 
This recommendation was adopted by the Peace and Justice Commission at their July 7, 2008 meeting.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Councilmember Worthington, 981-7170
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a proclamation declaring July 26, 2008 as Buy Berkeley day.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Councilmember Worthington, 981-7170
 
Information Reports
 
44. Establishing a City Service Animal Policy (PDF)
From: Commission on Disability
Contact: Paul Church, Commission Secretary, 981-6300

 
Public Comment – Including Items Not Listed on the Agenda –

 
Adjournment
 
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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 July 17, 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. 

Item 28: Extension of Residential Permit Parking Program on Various Streets
1.  Elizabeth Willson
2.  Denise M.
3.  Barbara London
4.  Susan Gittler
5.  Yolanda Huang
6.  Daniel Peven
7.  Mike Ravera and Karen Young
8.  Pat Cody

Item 33: Placing Measures on the November 4, 2008 Ballot
9.   Barbara Gilbert
10. Richard Levine
11. Susan Helmrich

Agenda Committee Issues
12. Barbara Gilbert

Community Choice Energy
13. Jonathan Levas
14. Kelly Petersen
15. Jill Fredrickson
16. Brianna Alexander
17. Franzel F.
18. Unknown