Regular Meeting Annotated Agenda
January 19, 2010

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ANNOTATED AGENDA
 
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 
Tuesday, January 19, 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

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:  7:02 p.m.  Present:  Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak; Absent: Mayor Bates.  Mayor Bates present at 7:31 p.m.

Ceremonial Matters:
1.    National Blood Donor Month
2.    Berkeley Junior Bears
3.    Lewis Suzuki

City Manager Comments:  Storm and Flood updates.  Sandbags are available at the Fire Stations.

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: 4 speakers. 

Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only: 9 speakers.

Consent Calendar
Action: M/S/C (Moore/Capitelli) to adopt Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated:

Recess Item

1. RECESS ITEM: Fee Assessment - State of California Self-Insurance Fund (Workers' Compensation Program) (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Ratifying the action taken by the City Manager during recess authorizing payment to the State of California Department of Industrial Relations for Fiscal Year 2010 for administering the Workers' Compensation Program, in an amount not to exceed $146,336.07, which is $16,336.07 greater than the original preliminary fee authorized by Council on November 17, 2009.
Financial Implications: Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance Fund - $16,336.07
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,734–N.S.

2. Contract: Management Partners for Interim Director of Health Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Management Partners, Inc. to provide the services of Daren Fields as the Interim Director of Health Services through May 15, 2010.
Financial Implications: $60,000 to be funded through salary savings in the Health Services Department
Contact: Christine Daniel, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,735–N.S.

3. BMC Section 1.24.170 - Notice and Appeal of Nuisance Abatement Liens (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Section 1.24.170 concerning notice and appeal of nuisance abatement liens.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 7,126–N.S.  Second reading scheduled for January 26, 2010.

4. Minutes for Approval (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of December 8, 2009 (regular) and December 15, 2009 (special closed and regular).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk, 981-6900
Action:  Approved minutes as submitted.

5. Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the attached request for proposals (RFP) that will be, or is planned to be, issued upon final approval by the requesting department or division.  All contracts over the City Manager's threshold will be returned to Council for final approval.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $11,578,308
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action:  Approved recommendation.

6. Grant of Transfer Tax Funds to the YMCA in Support of a New Teen Center (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to grant an estimated $37,500 in transfer tax revenue to the YMCA in support of the new teen center.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,736–N.S.

7. Contract No. 7737 Amendment: Enterprise ArcGIS Server Implementation Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 7737 with Critigen, Inc. for software development, software maintenance, and web hosting services, increasing the current contract of $49,758 by $52,924 for a total contract amount not to exceed $102,682 and extending the term to December 31, 2011.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Donna LaSala, Information Technology, 981-6500
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,737–N.S.

8. Grant Application: Prop 84 Statewide Park Program Grant Funds for James Kenney Park Rejuvenation Project (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the submittal of a City of Berkeley Application for the Proposition 84 competitive Statewide Park Program Grant Funds for the James Kenney Park Rejuvenation Project.
Financial Implications: The City is requesting an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 for the James Kenney Park Rejuvenation Project. The exact amount of the grant request will be determined after a community process and detailed cost analysis has been conducted.
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,738–N.S.

9. Master Contract: Measure WW Park Bond Grant Program of the East Bay Regional Park District (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute a master contract and any amendments and administer the grant program with the East Bay Regional Park District for Measure WW Park Bond funds.
Financial Implications: Measure WW Fund - $4,876,584 (revenue)
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,739–N.S.

10. Contract: McNamara & Smallman Construction, Inc. for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project on Milvia Street, Addison Street, Shattuck Avenue, and Center Street (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:
1.  Approving the plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Project, 10-10450-C, located on Milvia Street, Addison Street, Shattuck Avenue, and Center Street.
2.  Accepting the bid of McNamara & Smallman Construction, Inc.
3.  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 specification, in an amount not to exceed $794,200 for the period of 130 calendar days from the date of the execution of the contract.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,740–N.S.

11. Contract Amendments: Burks Toma Architects (7721B) and Design, Community, and Environment (7185D) for Design Services for the Animal Shelter (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions authorizing the City Manager to:
1.  Execute an amendment to Contract No. 7721B with Burks Toma Architects (BTA) for additional architectural services for the new Animal Shelter in an amount of $20,420 for a revised amount not to exceed $594,860 and maintaining the contract term through June 30, 2010.
2.  Execute an amendment to Contract No. 7185D with Design, Community, and Environment (DC&E) for additional civil engineering and landscape design services associated with the new Animal Shelter and Eastern Touchdown Plaza in an amount of $59,514 for a total revised contract amount not to exceed $389,012 and maintaining the contract term through June 30, 2010.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,741–N.S. and Resolution No. 64,742–N.S.

12. Contract 5975A Amendment: TranSystems for Design Services for Marina Docks B & C (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 5975A with TranSystems, Inc. for design services for Marina Docks B & C, increasing the amount by $42,590 for a total amount not to exceed $632,590 and extending the term to June 30, 2011.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,743–N.S.

13. Easement Acceptance: Northgate Path (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to accept an easement granted by Carolyn D. Lake, owner of two parcels adjacent to Northgate Path, for construction of Northgate Path.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 7,127–N.S.  Second reading scheduled for January 26, 2010.

14. Filling Vacancy Among Elected Representatives of the Poor (PDF)
From: Human Welfare and Community Action Commission
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution confirming the appointment of Ms. Laura Arroyo who resides in District 3 as an elected representative of the poor on the Human Welfare Community Action Commission (HWCAC), having been selected by the remaining elected representatives of the poor at the HWCAC on November 18, 2009, and that her term expire November 17, 2010.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Leah Talley, Commission Secretary, 981-5400
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,744–N.S.

15. Increase of Eligible Meetings for Low-Income Stipend Payments (PDF)
From: Human Welfare and Community Action Commission
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to increase the number of monthly City of Berkeley Commission, Board or Committee Meetings that are eligible for low-income stipend reimbursement from two to four meetings per month and rescind Resolution 61,731-N.S.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Leah Talley, Commission Secretary, 981-5400
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,745–N.S.

16. Aramark Laundry Worker's Collective Bargaining Dispute (PDF)
From: Commission on Labor
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution urging Aramark Laundry Services, a vendor providing rental and laundering of uniforms, mats, towels and miscellaneous items for various City of Berkeley departments, to bargain in good faith and in a fair and timely manner, and that the City of Berkeley send a letter to Aramark urging management to honor the spirit of the resolution.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Delfina Geiken, Commission Secretary, 981-7551
Action:  M/S/C (Arreguin/Maio) to reconsider the item.  (M/S/C) Arreguin/Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 64,746–N.S. as amended to include the following:

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Berkeley urges Aramark to reinstate Bingwa Chu’s employment.

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

17. Establishment of Berkeley Arbor Day (PDF)
From: Parks and Recreation Commission
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution that:  1) proclaims that Berkeley Arbor Day will be held during the second week of March of each year; and 2) authorizes the City Manager and his designee to apply to the Arbor Day Foundation to become a Tree City USA.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Virginia Aiello, Commission Secretary, 981-6700
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,747–N.S.

18. Bicycle Boulevard Improvements (PDF)
From: Transportation Commission
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to prioritize safety improvements at Bicycle Boulevard crossings of major arterials and to seek all available funding to implement these improvements.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Farid Javandel, Commission Secretary, 981-6300
Action:  Approved revised recommendation to direct the City Manager to prioritize safety improvements at Bicycle Boulevard crossings of major arterials and to seek all available funding to implement these improvements.  No funding or staff time will be used to study or install a traditional auto-oriented traffic signal at the Ashby and Hillegass intersection.  Traffic calming will be seriously explored.  Business and residents within a few blocks in all directions in the vicinity of Telegraph and College Avenues shall be informed in advance of public meetings and written proposals for the Hillegass and Ashby Intersection and their opinions shall be given the utmost consideration within the process.

Council Consent Items

19. Shore-to-Shore Bicycle-Pedestrian-Maintenance Pathway on the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Capitelli, Maio and Wozniak
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution in support of a Shore-to-Shore Bicycle-Pedestrian-Maintenance Pathway on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and urge the Bay Area Toll Authority to include funding for the West Span Bicycle-Pedestrian-Maintenance Pathway as part of the proposed toll increase that applies to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,748–N.S.

20. Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds to the Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s “8th Annual Authors Dinner” (PDF)
From: Councilmember Maio
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to approve expenditures of up to $275 to the Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s “8th Annual Authors Dinner“with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from Councilmember Maio and Mayor Bates’ respective discretionary Council Office Budgets.
Financial Implications: Councilmembers Discretionary Funds – up to $275
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,749–N.S.  revised to include Councilmembers Wengraf and Moore.

21. Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Moore, Anderson, Arreguin and Maio
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution opposing Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,750 –N.S. City Clerk to send a letter with a copy of the resolution to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Susan Rice; U.S. Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton; U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein; and U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

22. Proclamation: 2nd Annual “A Walk For Change” Celebration in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Anderson, Moore, Arreguin and Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a Proclamation that Monday, January 18th, 2010 as the 2nd Annual “A Walk for Change” celebration in honor of the birth and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Max Anderson, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130
Action:  Approved proclamation.

23. Proclamation Honoring the Cal Corps Public Service Center at UC Berkeley (PDF)
From: Councilmember Capitelli
Recommendation: Approve the following Proclamation and present it to representatives of Cal Corps at their regular meeting on January 26, 2010.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150
Action:  Approved proclamation.

24. Requesting a Report on the City's Long Term Financial Obligations (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Capitelli and Wozniak
Recommendation: Request that the City Manager authorize a report of the City's long term (30-year) financial obligations based upon existing or anticipated regular actuarial studies and capital assessments and projections.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150
Action:  Moved to Action Calendar.  Approved recommendation with the removal of the following sentence from the Background Section of the staff report, “The Council has not addressed short-term budgetary needs within the perspective of very long term obligations AND capital projections.”
Speakers:  4. 
Vote:  Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates

25. Endorse "Homelessness Ends With A Home" and Send Letter to President Obama (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Endorse "Homelessness Ends With A Home - House Keys not Handcuffs Rally & Action" held on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at the San Francisco Federal Building - 90 7th Street in San Francisco.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Moved to Action Calendar.  M/S/C (Worthington/ Anderson) to approve the recommendation with the following removed from the Background Section of the report, “As discussed in the flier by WRAP.”
Speakers:  0
Vote:  Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates.

26. Referral: Create a Non-Commercial Short-Term Parking Space at 2476 Telegraph Avenue (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager the creation of a 15 minute loading and unloading zone that would allow non-commercial vehicles at 2476 Telegraph Avenue in front of Moe's Books.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Approved recommendation.

Action Calendar – Public Hearings

27. ZAB Appeal: 2421 Ninth Street (PDF)
Administrative Record part 1 (PDF)
Administrative Record part 2 (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a Public Hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution dismissing the appeal and affirming the ZAB's decision to approve Use Permit No. 05-10000084 to construct a two-story, 1,396 square-foot, detached dwelling unit at the rear of a 6,500 square-foot lot with an existing single-family dwelling unit.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action: M/S/C (Moore/Worthington) to refer to the Agenda Committee to reset the date for the public hearing to a date agreeable to both parties.
Vote:  Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates

28. Rescission of Resolution Affirming Designation of Berkeley Iceland, located at 2727 Milvia Street, as a City of Berkeley Landmark; Public Hearing to Reconsider Designation of Berkeley Iceland as a City of Berkeley Landmark (PDF)
Administrative Record (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
1.  Adopt a Resolution to rescind Council’s prior Resolution 63,781-N.S. which affirmed the Landmark Preservation Commission’s decision to designate Berkeley Iceland as a City Landmark.
2.  Conduct a hearing de novo as to the designation of Iceland as a City of Berkeley Landmark and give direction to staff.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

b.  Communications
1.    Renee Robin
2.    Elizabeth Grassetti
3.    Kimberly Milstead (Save Berkeley Iceland)
4.    Don Willis
5.    Lois Yuen
6.    Ward Wallau

Action: M/S/C (Anderson/Moore) to postpone the rescission and public hearing to May 18, 2010. Public Hearing was not opened.
Vote:  Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates


29. Possible Ballot Measure for June 2010 Election - City Pools (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: 
1.  Presentation on results of community survey.
2.  Council action to initiate Mello-Roos Community Facilities District by adopting:
   a.  Resolution of Intention to Form a Community Facilities District and to authorize the levy of a Special Tax within the proposed District.
   b.  Resolution of Intention to Incur Bonded Indebtedness within the District.
   c.  Set Public Hearing date of February 23, 2010.
3.  Direction on preferred pools configuration including recommended capital and operational limits for possible Community Facilities District.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
Action: 
1.  Presentation made and discussion held. 
2.  M/S/C (Moore/Wengraf) to adopt Resolution No. 64,751–N.S. to form a Community Facilities District and to authorize the levy of a Special Tax within the proposed District.
3.  M/S/C (Moore/Wengraf) to adopt Resolution No. 64,752–N.S.Resolution of Intention to Incur Bonded Indebtedness within the District.
4.  M/S/C (Moore/Wengraf) to set Public Hearing date of February 23, 2010.
Vote:  Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates

5.  M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to direct staff to return with a recommended capital and operational base scenario limit of $19 Million for a possible Community Facilities District.
Speakers:  9
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates

30.  Enforcement and Revision of Tenant Notification Provisions of Soft Story Ordinance (Continued from December 15, 2009)
a. From: Disaster and Fire Safety Commission (PDF)
Recommendation:
To address the need to adequately inform tenants and prospective tenants in soft story buildings of the risks of living in such buildings, the Commission recommends that:
1.  The City Council direct the City Manager to instruct all applicable city departments and agencies to check for warning signage at properties remaining on the soft story inventory, and direct that violation letters be sent to owners that have no signage.
2.  The City Council direct the City Manager to consider providing or charging for warning signs (possibly made by the Berkeley sign department) for buildings that remain on inventory and that do not have adequate signage.
3.  The City Council refer to the City Manager preparation of an amendment to BMC19.39.060 to require building owners, and/or their marketing agents, to provide notice of soft story earthquake risk to all prospective tenants in all their marketing material (e.g., flyers, web postings, advertisements, etc.); and to require that each building owner get new and renewing tenants to sign disclosure forms acknowledging that they have read the soft story earthquake warning risk statement prior to signing their leases.
4.  The City Council refer to the City Manager preparation of an amendment to BMC section 19.39.060 to provide for escalation of penalties for non-compliance of signage requirements, and tenant/prospective tenant disclosure requirements.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Sabina Imrie, Commission Secretary, 981-5502

b. From: City Manager (PDF)
Recommendation:
Refer the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission recommendations to the City Manager for response on February 23, 2010.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400      

c. From: Councilmembers Capitelli and Arreguin (PDF)
Recommendation:
Request that the City Manager:
1.  Send a final warning letter to property owner/managers of buildings defined as 'soft story' buildings that are not in the process of being retrofitted (see notes) by February 25, 2010. The letter should also indicate that citations will be issued beginning April 1, 2009 to buildings not in compliance (indicating applicable fines for such violation). 
2.  Have the City staff produce notification signs the minimum size specified in the ordinance with the specified language or provide 3rd party vendors with specifications so that building owners can purchase signs for posting.
3.  Collaborate with the staff of the Rent Stabilization Board to ensure property owners have posted appropriate warning signs to tenants.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150

Action: Moved to Consent Calendar.  

Approved the City Manager’s recommendation to Refer the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission recommendations to the City Manager for response on February 23, 2010.

Approved Councilmembers Capitelli and Arreguin’s request that the City Manager:
1.  Send a final warning letter to property owner/managers of buildings defined as 'soft story' buildings that are not in the process of being retrofitted (see notes) by February 25, 2010. The letter should also indicate that citations will be issued beginning April 1, 2009 to buildings not in compliance (indicating applicable fines for such violation). 
2.  Have the City staff produce notification signs the minimum size specified in the ordinance with the specified language or provide 3rd party vendors with specifications so that building owners can purchase signs for posting.
3.  Collaborate with the staff of the Rent Stabilization Board to ensure property owners have posted appropriate warning signs to tenants.

Vote: Ayes: Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Wozniak, Bates.  Abstain: Worthington.

M/S/C (Worthington/Maio) to extend the meeting to 11:15 p.m.

31. Request to City Manager: Report on City of Berkeley’s Involvement in SB 113 (Local Government Omnibus Act of 2009) (Continued from December 15, 2009) (PDF)
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Request that the City Manager provide a report to the City Council on the City of Berkeley’s involvement in the development of SB 113. This report should be provided to the Council as soon as possible.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember District 4, 981-7140
Speakers:  6
Action: No action taken.

32. Universal and Unconditional Amnesty for Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan War Military Resisters and Veterans (Continued from December 15, 2009) (PDF)
From: Peace and Justice Commission
Recommendation: At its meeting on November 2, 2009, the Peace and Justice Commission unanimously approved the following recommendation: Adopt a Resolution requiring the City of Berkeley to call for and support universal and unconditional amnesty for Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan war military resisters and veterans.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Eric Brenman, Commission Secretary, 981-5100
Action: M/S/C (Maio/Capitelli) to continue to February 9, 2010
Speakers:  3
Vote:  Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates.

Information Reports

33. Audit Update: Association of Sports Field Users (ASFU) (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
Action:  Received and filed.

34. Building Permit Fee Deferral: 3240 Sacramento Avenue (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action:  Received and filed.

35. Zoning Fee Waiver: 2500 Hillegass (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action:  Received and filed.

36. Update: Employee Safety and Workers' Compensation (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action:  Received and filed.  Referred item to Agenda Committee for scheduling of a worksession.

Public Comment – Including Items Not Listed on the Agenda –0 speakers.  

Adjournment:  11:04 p.m. in honor of George Goth, Tom Condick, Al Winslow and People of Haiti.

Communications

Traffic Safety/Circle on Marin Avenue
1.   Mina Jenner – Referred to City Manager by Councilmember Capitelli.

Radiation Labels on Cell Phones
2.   Kate Bernier

City Budget/Pension Concerns
3.   Barbara Gilbert
4.   Victoria Peirotes (2)

Transit-Oriented Developments
5.   Mark Rhoades– Referred to City Manager by Councilmember Moore.

2120 Oxford Street/UC Printing Plant Building
6.   Michael Katz

Bay Area Air Quality Management Board Commentary
7.   Zelda Bronstein – Referred to City Manager by Councilmember Arreguin.

Proposed Zoning/Panoramic Hill Neighborhood
8.   Daniella Thompson, on behalf of the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA)

Berkeley Public Housing
9.   Unknown

Supplemental Communications and Reports 1

Item 19: Shore-to-Shore Bicycle-Pedestrian-Maintenance Pathway on the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge
10.  Ken Bukowski

Item 24: Requesting a Report on the City's Long Term Financial Obligations
11.  Ned & Janis Dairiki
12.  Kevin Eves
13.  Barbara Gilbert

Item 27: ZAB Appeal: 2421 Ninth Street
14.  Susan Henderson & Dave Nold (2)
15.  Bart Selden
16.  Fred Cosentino & Margaret Fauchier
17.  Dennis Markham
18.  Greg VanMechelen
19.  Jane Diamond
20.  Susan Springborg & Greg Martin

Item 28: Rescission of Resolution Affirming Designation of Berkeley Iceland, located at 2727 Milvia Street, as a City of Berkeley Landmark; Public Hearing to Reconsider Designation of Berkeley Iceland as a City of Berkeley Landmark
21.  Wilson Wendt, Miller Starr Regalia (3)
22.  Dean Metzger, on behalf of the Claremont Elmwood Neighborhood Association (CENA)
23.  Ward Wallau
24.  Gary Parsons, Landmarks Preservation Commission
25.  Paul Kibel, Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley LLP
26.  Daniella Thompson, on behalf of the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA)
27.  Judith Epstein

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2

Item 16: Aramark Laundry Worker's Collective Bargaining Dispute
28.  Unknown

Item 21: Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

  • Revised materials, submitted by Darryl Moore, District 2 (see agenda item)

Item 24: Requesting a Report on the City's Long Term Financial Obligations
29.  Victoria Peirotes

Item 25: Endorse "Homelessness Ends With A Home" and Send Letter to President Obama
30.  Unknown

Item 28: Rescission of Resolution Affirming Designation of Berkeley Iceland, located at 2727 Milvia Street, as a City of Berkeley Landmark; Public Hearing to Reconsider Designation of Berkeley Iceland as a City of Berkeley Landmark
31.  Greg VanMechelen
32.  Daniella Thompson, on behalf of the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA)

Item 29: Possible Ballot Measure for June 2010 Election - City Pools
33.  Janet Weiss
34.  Unknown (3)

Item 31: Request to City Manager: Report on City of Berkeley’s Involvement in SB 113 (Local Government Omnibus Act of 2009)
35.  Unknown