Regular Meeting eAgenda
December 14, 2010

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AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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 – Susan Wengraf

District 3 – Max Anderson

District 7 – Kriss Worthington

District 4 – Jesse Arreguin

District 8 – Gordon Wozniak

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953.   Any member of the public may attend this meeting.  Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Deanna Despain, 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.

1.   Amendments: FY 2011 Annual Appropriations Ordinance and Biennial Budget Calendar (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
1.   Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,162–N.S. amending the FY 2011 Annual Appropriations Ordinance No. 7,147–N.S. for fiscal year 2011 based upon recommended re-appropriation of committed FY 2010 funding and other adjustments authorized since July 1, 2009, in the amount of 44,456,795 (gross) and $42,808,846 (net).
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, 981-7000

2.   Keith Allen Rarick v. City of Berkeley Settlement (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution approving the settlement of the Alameda County Superior Court Action No. RG10 509005 entitled Rarick v. City of Berkeley, in the amount of $24,000.
Financial Implications: Public Liability Fund - $24,000
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950

3.   Repeal of Ordinance No. 7,148–N.S. and Removing Section 23C.04.076 from the Berkeley Municipal Code (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
 Adopt first reading of an Ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 7,148–N.S. and removing section 23C.04.076 from the Berkeley Municipal Code, concerning permit levels for public library projects.
Financial Implications:
None
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950

4.   Annual Commission Attendance and Meeting Frequency Report (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution approving a revised commission meeting frequency schedule to add the Medical Cannabis Commission and remove the West Berkeley Project Area Commission; and accept the annual attendance report.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk, 981-6900

5.   Initiative Petition – Sunshine Ordinance (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution acknowledging that the initiative petition for the Sunshine Ordinance contains the requisite number of valid signatures and submit the Sunshine Ordinance to the voters of the City of Berkeley at the November 2012 General Election. 
Financial Implications: General Fund - Approximately $26,000
Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk, 981-6900

6. **Removed from agenda per City Manager**Contract: San Francisco Paramedic Association for Emergency Medical Service - Paramedic Education (Continued from December 7, 2010)
From: City Manager
Contact: Debra Pryor, Fire, 981-3473

7.   Administration of Funding Reservation to UA Homes (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Amend Resolution No. 64,893-N.S., previously amended by Resolution 65,047-N.S., to:
1.   Waive the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Guidelines dealing with predevelopment loans limits in order to advance up to $231,000 for UA Homes and,  
2.   Allow the City to reimburse Resources for Community Development (RCD) for predevelopment expenditures approved by staff that are incurred prior to executing the necessary loan documents.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400

8.   Extension of the 2010 Housing Trust Fund Round (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution extending the deadline for approving fund reservations from the 2010 Housing Trust Fund (HTF) round from December 31, 2010 to December 31, 2011 in order to allow the City to assist projects which could not be funded due to a shortage of available funds in the 2010 Housing Trust Fund account.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400

9.   Designating City's Labor Negotiators Under Govt. Code Section 54957.6 (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Rescind Resolution No. 63,978-N.S. and adopt three separate Resolutions:
1    Establishing the standing list of representatives of the City of Berkeley designated to participate in closed sessions with the City Council to discuss labor negotiations with the Berkeley Police Association.
2.   Establishing the standing list of representatives of the City of Berkeley designated to participate in closed sessions with the City Council to discuss labor negotiations with the Berkeley Fire Fighters Association/I.A.F.F. Local 1227.
3.   Establishing the standing list of representatives of the City of Berkeley designated to participate in closed sessions with the City Council to discuss labor negotiations with the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Maintenance and Clerical Chapters, Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Community Services and Part-Time Recreation Leaders Association Chapters, Public Employees Union Local 1, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245 and Unrepresented Employees in Representation Units Z1, Z2, Z3 and Z4.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

10.  Contract No. 8216 Amendment: VeriPic Inc. for Digital Evidence Management System (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 8216 with VeriPic Inc. for software license/maintenance of the Police Department's digital evidence management system, increasing the amount by $29,102, for a total not to exceed amount of $74,849 for the period December 21, 2009 to November 30, 2013.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Donna LaSala, Information Technology, 981-6500

11.  Contract: Citation Management, a Division of Duncan Solutions for Handheld Parking Citation Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract for a total amount not to exceed $200,000 with Citation Management, a Division of Duncan Solutions for processing of parking citations through October 31, 2011.
Financial Implications: Parking Fund - $200,000
Contact: Michael Meehan, Police, 981-5900

12.  Contract 8417 Amendment: SloanVazquez LLC for an Assessment of the Solid Waste & Recycling Management Division (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 8417 with SloanVazquez LLC for an assessment of the Solid Waste and Recycling Division, increasing the contract by $10,000 for a revised amount not to exceed $84,500, and extending the contract term through April 1, 2011.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

13.  Contract No. 8269 Amendment: Precision Engineering Inc. for Sanitary Sewer Project at Murray Street and Folger Avenue (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 8269 with Precision Engineering Inc. for sanitary sewer rehabilitation on Murray Street and Folger Avenue, increasing the amount by $250,000 for a total amount not to exceed $1,184,063.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

14.  Contract: Redgwick Construction Co. for the Ninth Street Bicycle Boulevard Extension Project (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution:
1.   Approving the plans and specifications for the 9th Street Bicycle Boulevard Extension Project, Specification No. 10-10482-C.
2.   Rejecting the bid protest by Ray’s Electric, the fourth lowest bidder.
3.   Accepting the bid of the lowest responsive responsible bidder, Redgwick Construction Co.
4.   Authorizing the execution of a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specifications, in an amount not to exceed $559,130 for the period of 120 calendar days from the date of the execution of the contract.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Council Consent Items

15.  Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds to the Berkeley Holiday Fund (PDF)
From: Councilmember Maio
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution to approve the expenditure of up to $100 to the Berkeley Holiday Fund with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for providing services and making the holiday season happier for nearly 900 of Berkeley’s neediest individuals and families by partnering with 24 local service organizations such as the Berkeley Health Department, BOSS, Head Start, Senior Centers, Berkeley Youth Alternatives, and the Salvation Army from Councilmember Maio’s discretionary Council Office Budget.
Financial Implications: Councilmember's Discretionary Fund - $100
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110

16.  Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds to Ashkenaz (PDF)
From: Councilmember Maio
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of up to $100 to Ashkenaz with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for enriching Berkeley’s music and dance programs for people of all ages, cultures and lifestyles, presenting nightly live music, dance, and movement classes, workshops, programs for children, and benefit shows from Councilmember Maio’s discretionary Council Office Budget.
Financial Implications: Councilmember's Discretionary Funds - $100
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110

17.  Harriet Tubman Terrace Resident Tenant Council - Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (PDF)
From: Councilmember Anderson
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember to the Harriet Tubman Terrace Resident Tenant Council with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund purchase food and supplies for its Annual Christmas Celebration on December 18, 2010 from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Anderson and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmember's Discretionary Funds - $250
Contact: Max Anderson, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130

18.  Referral to Planning Commission: Telegraph Business Improvement District Letter on Glassblowing Businesses (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
Refer to the Planning Commission a letter sent by the Telegraph Business Improvement District on glassblowing businesses in the Telegraph area.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

19.  Referral to City Manager: Consideration of Additional Taxi Stand Locations and Report on ‘Parking-Gate’ (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
Refer to the City Manager the consideration of additional taxi stand locations within the City of Berkeley, and resolve the issue of Parking-gate via report.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

Action Calendar

After the initial ten minutes of public comment on non-agenda items and public comment and action on consent items, the public may comment on each remaining item listed on the agenda for action as the item is taken up.  Where an item was moved from the Consent Calendar to Action no speaker who has already spoken on that item would be entitled to speak to that item again.

The Presiding Officer will request that persons wishing to speak line up at the podium 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.

Time shall be provided for public comment for persons representing both sides of the action/appeal and each side will be allocated seven minutes to present their comments on the appeal.  Where the appellant is not the applicant, the appellants collectively shall have seven minutes to comment and the applicant shall have seven minutes to comment.  Where the appellant is the applicant, the applicant/appellant shall have seven minutes to comment and the persons supporting the action of the board or commission on appeal shall have seven minutes to comment.

20.  ZAB Appeal: 1668 Capistrano Avenue (PDF)
Attachment 5 - Admin Record
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution denying the appeal and upholding the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to approve Administrative Use Permit No. 10-20000057 to construct a 922 sq. ft., second-story addition, thereby increasing the average height of the building from 17'2'' in average height to 26'9'' in average height.
Financial Implications: None

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

b.  Communications
1.    Leslie Clark and Belo Elisan
2.    Larry Brickell
3.    Vincent James
4.    Lilah Kendall and Kent Kendall
5.    Ted Duffield and Melissa Miller
6.    Mark and Karen Tompkins

21.  ZAB Appeal: 1170 The Alameda (PDF)
Attachment 5 - Admin Record
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to approve Use Permit No. 10-10000028 to construct an addition to the North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library (1170 The Alameda).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

22.  ZAB Appeal: 2940 Benvenue Avenue (PDF)
Attachment 5 - Admin Record
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to approve Use Permit No. 10-10000027 to construct an addition to the Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library (2940 Benvenue Avenue).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

b. Communications (North branch and Claremont branch libraries)
1.    Debra Farb
2.    Elizabeth Jordan (2)
3.    Howard Pollick and Linda Strean
4.    Julie Nachtwey
5.    Kristin Seeman
6.    Sayre Van Young
7.    Amrita Singhal and Michael Tubach
8.    Michael Fajans and Merle Fajans
9.    Michael Clark
10. Sophia D. Skoda
11. Anita C. Eblé
12. Sharon Rudnick
13. Sarah Rosenbach
14. Amy Roth
15. Judy Gonzalez-Massih
16. Melissa Mytinger
17. Kate McGlashan
18. Ednah Beth Friedman
19. Jerry Long
20. JoAnn Richert Lorber
21. Fredrica Drotos
22. Trina Ostrander
23. Cy H. Silver
24. Molly Gales
25. Ann Lynn
26. Nora Isaacs
27. Mansour Id-Deen
28. Carole Leita
29. Kate Berenson
30. Joan Alexander
31. Rosemary Hardy
32. Paci Hammond
33. Penny Brogden
34. Wendy Bloom
35. Gibor Basri
36. Carol Chihara
37. Betsy Bigelow-Teller
38. Diane Davenport
39. Suzanne Calpestri
40. Linda Schacht and John Gage (2)
41. Liz Hoadley
42. Sloane Morgan
43. Foster Goldstrom
44. Catherine Lazio
45. Cathy Brown
46. Edith Jackson
47. Bradley Wiedmaier
48. Michael and Judith Lara
49. Gustave Carlson
50. Edward Lammer
51. Christina Kossa
52. Joan Lamphier-Gregory
53. Scott Tolmie
54. Peter Montgomery
55. Nana Kirk
56. Tim Culvahouse
57. Chuck and Martha Cornwall
58. David and Beth Trachtenberg
59. Alice Prussin
60. Letitia Brewster
61. Richard Whitlock
62. Naomi Stamper
63. Joan Haefele
64. Julie Laws
65. Alta Tingle
66. Elizabeth Watson
67. Muffy Kibbey
68. Claire Broome
69. Peter Warfield
70. Marguerite Lee
71. Judith Bloom
72. Grace Chinn
73. Caitlin Lempres Brostrom
74. Lisel Schwarzenbach
75. Andrea Foley
76. Debbie LeVeen
77. Vicki Bullman
78. Charles Kahn
79. Donna Rabin

Action Calendar – New Business

23.  City of Berkeley Responsible Banking Policy
a. 
From: Human Welfare and Community Action Commission (PDF)
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to review the impact of enacting a banking policy that gives preference for City banking, depository and investment relationships to banks and other institutions that meet a set of community reinvestment goals such as loans to local homeowners and businesses, the establishment of local branches in low income communities, and local employment opportunities.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Leah Talley, Commission Secretary, 981-5400

b. From: City Manager (PDF)
Recommendation: Continue banking with current partner and direct limited staff resources to pursue a dialogue with Wells Fargo Bank about community needs to ensure that Wells Fargo includes Berkeley in its economic recovery agenda.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400

24.  Authorization to Sign Downtown PBID Petition and Ballot on Behalf of the City and Contingent Funding for Program Based on Increased Downtown Parking Meter Rates (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
 Adopt a Resolution:
1.   Authorizing the City Manager to approve and sign the “Preliminary Petition to Form the Downtown Berkeley Property-Based Business Improvement District” document on behalf of City-owned properties in the proposed Downtown PBID area; and
2.   In the event the petition is successful in triggering a ballot process to establish a Downtown PBID, authorizing the City Manager to vote YES on any ballots on behalf of City-owned properties in the proposed Downtown PBID area; and
3.   Request that the City Manager come back with an Ordinance to increase Downtown parking meter rates by 25 cents per hour to fund this program. This Ordinance would be contingent on successful establishment of the Downtown PBID and would take effect the date that the PBID officially commences.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530

25.  Response to Peace and Justice Commission report entitled "Opposition to Secure Communities" (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
1.   Do not adopt the proposed Resolution by the Peace and Justice Commission (“PJC”) regarding the federal government’s “Secure Communities” program, and
2.   If Council would like to voice opposition to the Secure Communities program, direct the City Clerk to send a letter requesting the Governor-elect and the state Attorney General-elect to either:
a.  Stop the state Department of Justice (“DOJ”) from sharing arrestee fingerprint data with federal law enforcement agencies for the purpose of deporting illegal immigrants arrested for minor crimes; or
b.  Have California opt out of the Secure Communities program altogether.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Michael Meehan, Police, 981-5700

26.  Support and Free Pfc. Bradley Manning and Proclaim Him a Hero (PDF)
From: Peace and Justice Commission
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution to support and free Pfc. Bradley Manning and proclaim him a hero.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Eric Brenman, Commission Secretary, 981-5114

Action Calendar – Council Items

27.  Urging Pacifica to Reinstate KPFA’s Morning Show (PDF)
From: Councilmember Moore
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution calling for Pacifica to reinstate KPFA’s Morning Show and send a letter to Arlene Engelhardt, Pacifica’s Executive Director, and Pacifica’s National Board.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

28.  Disclosure of Cell Phone Radiation Output (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Anderson, Capitelli, Wengraf and Wozniak
Recommendation:
 
1. Direct the City Manager to draft an ordinance (modeled after the San Francisco ordinance) requiring SAR disclosure for all cell phones available for sale or lease in the City of Berkeley and present to council for adoption within 60 days hereof.
2. Adopt a Resolution to refer to the Community Health Commission, the Community Environmental Advisory Commission, and the Youth Commission a request for information to recommend additional actions to be taken to insure the public’s right to know and enhance the public’s ability to make informed decisions regarding cell phone use.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Max Anderson, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130

Information Reports

29.   Impacts of Establishing a Citywide Parking Holiday on December 18 and 24 (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

30.  Report on Meeting Regarding Aggressive Deer (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Capitelli and Wengraf
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember District 5, 981-7150


Public Comment – Including 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 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 December 9, 2010.

Deanna Despain, CMC, City Clerk


Communications

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. Communications are not published directly to the City’s website. Copies of individual communications are available for viewing at the City Clerk Department and through Records Online.

Item 27: Urging Pacifica to Reinstate KPFA’s Morning Show
1.    Virginia Browning
2.    Daniel Borgstrom
3.    Linda Maio, District 1
4.    Steve Gilmartin

Berkeley Downtown Area Plan
5.    Kent Lewandowski, Sierra Club, Northern Alameda County Group
6.    Anthony Bruzzone, Berkeley Design Advocates

Pedestrian Safety
7.    Emily Marthinsen, University of California, Berkeley