Special Meeting Minutes
June 30, 2008

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MINUTES

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

Monday, June 30, 2008

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Teleconference Locations: 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:            5:02 p.m.

Present:            Councilmembers, Capitelli, Olds, Spring, Wozniak, and Mayor Bates. 

Absent:            Moore, Maio (present at 5:12 p.m.), Anderson and Worthington (present at 5:15 p.m.).

Public Comment - Limited to items on this agenda only - 39

CLOSED SESSION:

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

1.  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

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Capitelli) to issue a letter to the University of California, Berkeley, the Office of the President of the University of California and the Regents of the University of California stating the following:

With this letter the Berkeley City Council expresses our deep concern about the health and well-being of the young people in the trees and the lack of adequate sustenance being provided to them.

The Berkeley City Council strongly urges the University to enable designated neutral clergy persons to provide nutritious sustenance to the tree-sitters immediately.

Ayes: Maio, Anderson, Spring, Capitelli, Worthington.  Abstain: Wozniak, Bates.  Absent: Moore, Olds.

 

2.  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 of the University of California regarding blockage and obstruction of the City’s sidewalk on Piedmont Avenue.

Action: No reportable action taken.

3.  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

 

Action: M/S/C (Olds/Spring) to authorize the City Manager to enter into a purchase agreement for 1 Bolivar Drive for $2.2 million and authorize the City Manager to submit a good faith refundable down payment of $100,000.

Ayes: Maio, Anderson, Spring, Captielli, Olds, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates.  Absent: Moore. 

OPEN SESSION:

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

Adjournment – 7:50 p.m.

Communications

         None

Supplemental Communications 1

Item 1: Conference With Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant To Government Code Section 54956.9(A):

  1. Mary Rose Kaczorowski
  2. Scott Wachenheim

Supplemental Communications 2

Item 1: Conference With Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation Pursuant To Government Code Section 54956.9(A):

  1. Nathan Brostrom, University of California, Berkeley
  2. Unknown (3)