MINUTES

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008

6:00 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:            6:01 p.m.

Present:            Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Olds, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates.

Absent:            Spring

Public Comment - Limited to items on this agenda only – 19

CLOSED SESSION:

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

  1. Conference with Legal Counsel – Initiation of Litigation Pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(c):

 

The Berkeley City Council will consider whether to file litigation against the Alameda County Registrar of Voters and the proponents of the “Initiative Ordinance Requiring Voter Approval of Exclusive Transit-Only and HOV/Bus-Only Lanes” to prevent the initiative from being placed on the November 2008 ballot.

Action:  M/S/C (Maio/Worthington) to

1.      Honor the initiative process.

2.      Acknowledge the initiative process is an important tool.

3.      Take no legal action.

OPEN SESSION:

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

Adjournment – 7:02 p.m.


 

This is to certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes of the special meeting of July 8, 2008 as approved by the Berkeley City Council.

 

 

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Deanna Despain, Acting City Clerk