Redevelopment Agency Meeting eAgenda
June 2
, 2009

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AGENDA

BERKELEY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING

Tuesday June 2, 2009

5:30 p.m.

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Tom Bates, Chair

Agency Members:

 Linda Maio

Laurie Capitelli

 Darryl Moore

Susan Wengraf

 Max Anderson

Kriss Worthington

 Jesse Arreguin

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, CMC, 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.


Roll Call

Public Comment on Consent Calendar Items Only

Agency Action:  The Redevelopment Agency may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda.

Consent Calendar

The Agency will consider removal and addition of items to the Consent Calendar prior to voting on the Consent Calendar.  All items remaining on the Consent Calendar will be approved in one motion.  Items removed from the Consent Calendar will be taken up after the "Action Calendar" unless the Agency reorders the agenda.

1.  Minutes for Approval (PDF)
From: Executive Officer
Recommendation:
Approve the Minutes for the March 10, 2009 Redevelopment Agency meeting.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk Department, 981-6900

2.  Findings of Benefit Concerning Affordable Housing Developments to the West Berkeley and Savo Island Project Areas (PDF)
From: Executive Officer
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution making findings that the development of affordable housing (the "Housing Developments" as specified in the Resolution) restricted to households with very low, low and moderate income outside the Redevelopment Project Areas is beneficial to the West Berkeley and Savo Island Project Areas.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400


Action Calendar – Public Hearing

Staff shall introduce the public hearing item and present their comments.  The Presiding Officer will request that persons wishing to speak, line up at the podium to be recognized and to determine the number of persons interested in speaking at that time.

Up to ten (10) speakers may speak for two minutes.  If there are more than ten persons interested in speaking, the Presiding Officer may limit the public comment for all speakers to one minute per speaker. Speakers are permitted to yield their time to one other speaker, however no one speaker shall have more than four minutes. The Presiding Officer may with the consent of persons representing both sides of an issue allocate a block of time to each side to present their issue with the consent of persons representing both sides of an issue allocate a block of time to each side to present their issue.

3.  Lease: Northern California Land Trust - 1631 Fifth Street for Development of a Community Garden (PDF)
Community Garden Presentation (PDF)
From: Executive Officer
Recommendation:
Conduct a Public Hearing and upon conclusion, approve a $1 one-year lease with Northern California Land Trust (NCLT) for 1631 Fifth Street, allowing development of a community garden with an option for a second year with Executive Director’s approval.  This is Phase 1 of a two-phase proposal for the lot’s use.  Phase 2, which will be presented to the Agency in FY10, will include a proposal for fee title sale of the lot to NCLT contingent on approval of the rehabilitation, relocation and approved use of the Kenney Cottage for support of local artisan work and community events.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

Action Calendar – New Business

4.  Redevelopment Agency Budget Fiscal Year 2010 (PDF)
     Revised Attachment 1 - Ex A (PDF)
Redevelopment Agency Budget Presentation (PDF)
From: Executive Officer
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution approving the Berkeley Redevelopment Agency's FY 2010 budget, including approval of Exhibits, as follows:

1.   Exhibit A, Statement of Proposed Revenues and Expenditures for FY 2010
2.   Exhibit B, Redevelopment Agency Key Objectives for FY 2010 and FY 2009 Major Accomplishments
3.   Exhibit C, FY 2010 Statement of New Indebtedness

Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

5.  Contract: West Berkeley Project EIR (PDF)
Revised materials (PDF)
From: Executive Officer
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Executive Officer to execute a contract and any amendments with Lamphier-Gregory in an amount not to exceed $200,000 for preparing the West Berkeley Project EIR for the period June 15, 2009  – June 30, 2010, and adopting findings to allow use of West Berkeley Redevelopment Project Area funding.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

6.  Quiet Zone Feasibility Study Results and PAC Recommended Actions (PDF)
Quiet Zone Feasibility Presentation revised (PDF)
From: Executive Officer
Recommendation:
Provide feedback on the Quiet Zone Feasibility Study, refer it to the Transportation Commission and the inter-jurisdictional rail capacity expansion planning working group, and report back to the City Council with a staff recommendation in six months. 
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400


Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda

Adjournment

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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I hereby certify that the agenda for this meeting of the Berkeley Redevelopment Agency 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 May 28, 2009.

Deanna Despain, CMC, City Clerk


Communications

Agency rules limit action on Communications to referral to the Executive Officer and/or Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations. All communications submitted to the Agency are public record.

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