Redevelopment Meeting Annotated Agenda
June 2, 2009

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ANNOTATED 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


 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 5:32 p.m.  Absent–Agency members Arreguin, Wengraf, Worthington.

Agency members Wengraf and Worthington present at 5:34 p.m.  Agency member Arreguin present at 5:36 p.m.

Public Comment on Consent Calendar Items Only - 0

Agency Action: 

Consent Calendar

Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Anderson/Maio) to adopt Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated:

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
Action:  Approved minutes as submitted.  Absent–Arreguin, Wengraf, Worthington

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:  Adopted Resolution No. 1,256.  Absent–Arreguin, Wengraf, Worthington

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

3. Lease: Northern California Land Trust - 1631 Fifth Street for Development of a Community Garden (pdf) 
NCLT 1631 Fifth Street Development of 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

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 10 speakers.  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Moore) to close the public hearing.

Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Moore) to adopt Resolution No.1,257 approving a $1 one-year lease with Northern California Trust (NCLT) for 1631 Fifth Street, allowing development of a community garden with an option for a second year with Executive Director’s approval.

Vote:  All ayes

4. Redevelopment Agency Budget Fiscal Year 2010 (pdf)
Budget Fiscal Year 2010 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

Action: 0 Speakers.  Moved, seconded, carried (Moore/Capitelli) to adopt Resolution No. 1,258 approving the Berkeley Redevelopment Agency’s FY 2010 budget, including approval of Exhibits, as follows:

  1. (Revised) 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

Vote: All ayes.

5. Contract: West Berkeley Project EIR (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

Action: 2 Speakers. Moved, seconded, carried (Moore/Wengraf) to adopt Resolution No. 1,259 as amended, authorizing the Executive Officer to execute a contract and any amendments with Lamphier-Gregory in an amount not to exceed $220,000 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.

Vote: Ayes–Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Noes–Arreguin.

6. Quiet Zone Feasibility Study Results and PAC Recommended Actions (pdf)
Quiet Zone Feasibility Study Presentation (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

Action: 0 Speakers.  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Moore) to approve the Executive Officer’s recommendation to 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. .

Vote: Ayes–Maio, Moore, Anderson, Wozniak, Bates; Absent–Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington.  

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda - 0

Adjournment: 6:44 p.m.

Communications (pdf)

None

Supplemental Communications and Reports 1 (pdf)

Item 3: Lease: Northern California Land Trust - 1631 Fifth Street for Development of a Community Garden
1.      Terry Terteling and Linda Brownstein

Item 4: Redevelopment Agency Budget Fiscal Year 2010

  • Revised materials, submitted by City Clerk (see agenda item)

Item 5: Contract:  West Berkeley Project EIR

  • Revised materials, submitted by Berkeley Redevelopment Agency (see agenda item)

Item 6: Quiet Zone Feasibility Study Results and PAC Recommended Actions

  • Presentation, submitted by Berkeley Redevelopment Agency (see agenda item)