Regular Meeting Annotated Agenda
May 18, 2010

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ANNOTATED AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, May 18, 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.  All present.

Ceremonial Matters:

  1. Marion Rosen
  2. Agent Orange Justice Tour
  3. Better Hearing and Speech Month
  4. Public Works Week is May 16-22
  5. Mack Sear Matthews

City Manager Comments: 

  1. Groundbreaking of Dona Spring Animal Shelter - North end of Aquatic Park – May 20, 2010

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: 5 speakers.

Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only: 11 speakers.
Consent Calendar
Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Moore) to adopt Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated:
 
1.   Donation: The Berkeley Animal Welfare Fund to the Animal Shelter (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving a donation to the Animal Shelter in the sum of $5,000 from the Berkeley Animal Welfare Fund.
Financial Implications: Animal Shelter Donation Fund- $5,000 (donation)
Contact: Kate O’Connor, City Manager's Office, 981-7000
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,872–N.S.
 
2. Minutes for Approval (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of April 20, 2010 (special and regular), April 27, 2010 (special and regular), April 29 (special) and May 4, 2010 (special and regular).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk, 981-6900
Action:  Approved minutes as submitted.
 
3. Contract: NetFile for Online Campaign Report and Form 700 Filing and Tracking (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Westcoast Online Information Systems, Inc. dba NetFile for an amount not to exceed $114,000 for the period June, 2010 through June, 2015 (including two one-year extensions) for online campaign report and Form 700 filing and tracking.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk, 981-6900
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,873–N.S.
 
4. Retiree Health Premium Assistance Plan Trust (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Amend Resolution No. 61,752-N.S. to amend and restate the Grantor Trust established to hold the assets of the Retiree Health Premium Assistance Plan (for non-safety members) to conform to the requirements of Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement Number 45 and to the requirements of Internal Revenue Code Section 115.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,874–N.S.
 
5. Contract: Workers' Compensation Third Party Administrator (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute and implement a contract and any amendments with Innovative Claim Solutions, Inc. (ICS), to provide workers' compensation third party administrative services in an amount not to exceed $1,709,000 for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2013.
Financial Implications: Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance Fund - $1,709,000
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,875–N.S.
 
6. Funding Agreement: City of Albany - Owl Habitat project - Mitigation for Sports Fields at Gilman Street (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a funding agreement with the City of Albany in an amount not to exceed $86,552 to reimburse Albany for the construction, maintenance, and monitoring of an owl habitat project at the Albany Plateau as mitigation for the sports fields project at Gilman Street.
Financial Implications: Gilman Project Fund - $86,552
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,876–N.S.
 
7. Contract No. 7412 Amendment with West Coast Arborists, Inc. for Tree and Stump Removal Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 7412 with West Coast Arborists, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $112,000 for a new total contract amount of $432,000 and extending the contract through June 30, 2011.
Financial Implications: Parks Tax Fund - $432,000
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,877–N.S.
 
8. Contract No. 6397A Amendment: Enforcement Technology, Inc. - Handheld Parking Citation Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend contract number 6397A by $80,894 for a total amount not to exceed $592,984 to Enforcement Technology, Inc. for processing of parking citations through December 31, 2011.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Michael Meehan, Police, 981-5900
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,878–N.S.
 
9. Proposed Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) Joint Powers Agreement (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the Joint Powers Agreement creating the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) and approving an amendment to the Joint Powers Agreement for the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (ACCMA), and authorize the Mayor or City Manager to execute the necessary agreements.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,879–N.S.
Vote: Ayes: Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak.  Abstain: Bates.
 
10. Declaration of Intent: FY 2011 Street Light Assessment (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to:
1    Approve the Engineer's Report, Street Lighting Assessment District 1982-1, dated April 2010;
2    Set a public hearing to be held before Council at its June 22, 2009 Council Meeting; and
3    Authorize the City Clerk to publish the notice of the public hearing for FY 2011 levy of assessments of Street Lighting Assessment District No. 1982-1.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,880–N.S.
 
11. Contract: D'Arcy & Harty Construction, Inc. for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project on Ashby Avenue – from Adeline Street to Telegraph Avenue (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:
1    Approving the plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Project, 10-10480-C, located on Ashby Avenue - from Adeline Street to Telegraph Avenue.
2    Accepting the bid of D'Arcy & Harty 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 $542,500 for the period of 115 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. 64,881–N.S.
 
12. Contract: MCK Services, Inc., for University Avenue Sacramento/McGee to Oxford Project (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the University Avenue Sacramento/McGee to Oxford Project, 10-10463-C; accepting the bid of MCK Services, Inc. and authorizing the City Manager to execute 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 $1,308,437.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,882–N.S.
 
13. Final Map of Tract 7990: 700 University Avenue (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the final map of Tract Map 7990, a 175-unit condominium project, with 171 residential units and 4 commercial units, located at 700 University Avenue.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,883–N.S.

 
Council Consent Items
 
14. Support Proposition 15, The California Fair Elections Act (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates and Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting Proposition 15, the California Fair Elections Act that will appear on the June 8, 2010 ballot to establish a pilot program providing public financing for Secretary of State candidates in the 2014 and 2018 election campaigns.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,884–N.S.  Councilmember Worthington added as a co-sponsor.
 
15. Submit Letter of Interest to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission‘s Bay Area Initiative Grants – Innovation Grant (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Anderson, Capitelli and Wozniak
Recommendation: Direct staff to submit a Letter of Interest by the June 1st deadline to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for the Climate Initiative Programs–Innovation Grant for a two-year implementation project that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from cars. 
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
Action:  Approved recommendation as revised to reflect the following:
  • “…Direct the City Manager to submit a letter...”
  • “The letter of interest will…include strategies to…provide free and discount passes...”
  • Inclusion of LeConte, Willard and Halcyon Neighborhood Associations
  • “MTC will evaluate the Letters of Interest…
16. Support of AB2199, Repeal of Discriminatory Code (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Moore, Arreguin and Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution in support of AB2199, Repeal of Discriminatory Code, and for the City Clerk to send a letter with a copy of the resolution to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Assemblymembers Nancy Skinner, Sandre Swanson and Bonnie Lowenthal, and Senator Loni Hancock.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,885–N.S.
 
17. Relinquishment of Council Office Budget for Berkeley Juneteenth Festival Celebration, June 13, 2010 (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Anderson, Arreguin, Moore, Worthington and Maio
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to approve the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 to be relinquished from Councilmembers Anderson, Arreguin, Moore and Worthington’s discretionary Council Office Budgets to the City’s General Fund to be used for operations and security at the 2010 Berkeley Juneteenth Festival.
Financial Implications: $250 from each participating Councilmembers discretionary fund.
Contact: Max Anderson, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,886–N.S. revised to include Councilmember Maio as a co-sponsor.
 
18. Denouncing Arizona State Senate Bill 1070 and Calling for a Boycott of the State of Arizona and Arizona Based Businesses
a. From: Councilmembers Arreguin, Worthington, and Moore (PDF)
Revised Report (PDF)
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution denouncing Arizona State Senate Bill 1070, a law that seeks to implement Arizona's own scheme of immigration regulation that will inevitability lead to racial profiling of people of color and limited English proficient persons and if not repealed urging the City Manager to refrain from entering into new contracts and consider discontinuing existing contracts with businesses headquartered in Arizona and urging the restriction of all non-essential travel by city officials and employees to Arizona.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
 
b. Economic Action Against the State of Arizona (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Capitelli and Maio
Recommendation: Join other municipalities in opposing the highly discriminatory policy and laws passed by the State of Arizona that employs any pretext to stop and interrogate, and detain, anyone who cannot prove U. S. citizenship; and initiate economic sanctions, as per the attached resolution; and urge our federal legislators to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation.  Direct City Council to adopt a resolution similar to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, expected to pass Tuesday, May 11, 2010.
Financial Implications: Staff time for research
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150
Action:  Moved to Action Calendar.  M/S/C (Maio/Arreguin) to
  1. Adopt Resolution No. 64,887–N.S. denouncing Arizona State Senate Bill 1070, a law that seeks to implement Arizona's own scheme of immigration regulation that will inevitability lead to racial profiling of people of color and limited English proficient persons and if not repealed urging the City Manager to refrain from entering into new contracts and consider discontinuing existing contracts with businesses headquartered in Arizona and urging the restriction of all non-essential travel by city officials and employees to Arizona.

  2. Join other municipalities in opposing the highly discriminatory policy and laws passed by the State of Arizona that employs any pretext to stop and interrogate, and detain, anyone who cannot prove U. S. citizenship; and initiate economic sanctions, as per the attached resolution; and urge our federal legislators to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation. 
Vote: Ayes: Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates; Noes – None.
 

19. Berkeley Large Home Family Daycare: Analysis of Required Fees, Fines and Creation of an Amnesty Period (Continued from May 4, 2010) (PDF)
Revised Report (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Capitelli, Maio, Moore and Mayor Bates 
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to review the business license and zoning regulations related to large, in-home family daycare businesses and return to Council with a policy  that:

1. Defines “large family in-home day cares” as per the state of CA;
2. Establishes a flat rate for an annual business license fee of $150;
3. Exempts large family in-home daycares from paying business license registration, past due fees and any fines accrued prior to January 2010 but requires such fees from January 1, 2010 on;
4. Proactively works with BALDCOA, Bananas, and current providers to develop a method of providing new and existing childcare licensees with information about the city ordinances;
5. Exempts large family in home daycares operating before January 1, 2010 from the requirement to obtain an AUP.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150
Action:  Approved recommendation revised to reflect the following:
  • “…No uncorrected complaints since January 1, 2008 by city manager or staff…”
  • Direct the Planning Commission to make recommendations by September 21, 2010.
  • Removal of the following: , “In addition to the resident operator(s), the number of employees and individuals working at this large family daycare shall be limited to not more than two (2).”
20. Support ASUC's Gubernatorial Higher Education Pledge Campaign (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Worthington and Arreguin
Recommendation: Endorse Associated Students of the University of California's (ASUC) Bill 182 "Support of the Higher Education Pledge Campaign."
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Approved recommendation.
 
21. Support Pre-election Day Voting (SB 970) (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Support Pre-election Day Voting Polling Pilot Program (SB 970) introduced by Senator Ellen Corbett.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Approved recommendation.
 
22. Oppose Elimination of the Cal Grant Program (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Worthington and Arreguin
Recommendation: Send a letter urging Governor Schwarzenegger not to eliminate the Cal Grant Program from the state budget.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Approved recommendation.
 
23. Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington and Anderson
Recommendation: Send a letter urging Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico to support AB 1931, the renewal bill for the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Approved recommendation.
 
24. Adopt a Proclamation in Recognition of Fabulous Activist Bay Area Lesbians with Disabilities: A Storytelling Project (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Moore and Arreguin
Recommendation: Adopt the Berkeley Lesbians with Disabilities proclamation as a sign of support and appreciation for local disabled lesbian women.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Approved proclamation.  Councilmember Arreguin added as a cosponsor.
 
25. Proclamation Honoring the Gray Panthers 40th Anniversary (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Worthington and Maio
Recommendation: Adopt a proclamation recognizing the Gray Panthers' 40 years of activist service.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Approved proclamation.

 
Action Calendar – Public Hearings
 
26. Request for Continuance, Reconsideration of the Designation of Berkeley Iceland, 2727 Milvia Street, as a City of Berkeley Landmark (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Grant the property owner’s request to continue consideration of the project for a period of not less than six months without opening the public hearing.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
b. Communications
1.    Wilson Wendt (3)
2.    Tom Killilea
Action: Moved to Consent Calendar.  Approved the City Manager’s revised recommendation to grant the property owner’s request to continue consideration of the project for a period of within six months without opening the public hearing.
Recess: 8:49 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
 
27. FY 2011 Proposed Budget Public Hearing #1 (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a Public Hearing regarding the FY 2011 proposed budget. 
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000
Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 13 speakers.  M/S/C (Moore/Capitelli) to close the public hearing. M/S/C (Worthington/Moore) to reopen the public hearing.  M/S/C (Moore/Worthington) to close the public hearing.
Action: Presentation made and discussion held regarding the FY 2011 proposed budget.  Budget Public Hearing #2 to be held on June 1, 2010.
 
28. Fees: Residential Preferential Parking Permits (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a Public Hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution establishing the rate schedule for the Residential Preferential Parking Program (RPP), increasing the permit fees effective July 1, 2010, rescinding Resolution No. 62,100-N.S., 62,101-N.S., 62,102-N.S., and 62,103-N.S. and all amendatory Resolutions; and establishing a replacement fee and a semi-annual permit fee.
Financial Implications: Revenue: $83,605
Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000
Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 0 speakers.  M/S/C (Moore/Maio) to close the public hearing.
Action: M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to adopt Resolution No. 64,888–N.S. establishing the rate schedule for the Residential Preferential Parking Program (RPP), increasing the permit fees effective July 1, 2010, rescinding Resolution No. 62,100-N.S., 62,101-N.S., 62,102-N.S., and 62,103-N.S. and all amendatory Resolutions; and establishing a replacement fee and a semi-annual permit fee.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates; Noes – None.
 
29. Fees: Public Health Clinical Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a Public Hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution establishing FY 2011 fees for Public Health Clinical Services effective July 1, 2010 and rescinding Resolution No. 64,197-N.S.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Daren Fields, Health Services, 981-5100
Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 0 speakers.  M/S/C (Moore/Worthington) to close the public hearing.
Action: M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to adopt Resolution No. 64,889–N.S. establishing FY 2011 fees for Public Health Clinical Services effective July 1, 2010 and rescinding Resolution No. 64,197-N.S.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates; Noes – None.
 
30. Fees: Environmental Health Division (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a Public Hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution establishing fees for FY 2011 for permit, inspection and other services provided by the City of Berkeley Environmental Health Division as required by the following Berkeley Municipal Code Sections: 13.40.090, 12.04.020, 12.04.030, 11.12.040, 11.28.040, 11.20.030, 9.80.040, and the following California Health and Safety Code Sections: 114381, 116053, 119303; and rescinding Resolution No. 64,454-N.S.
Financial Implications: Revenue: $21,000
Contact: Daren Fields, Health Services, 981-5100
Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 0 speakers.  M/S/C (Moore/Maio) to close the public hearing.
Action: M/S/C (Moore/Wengraf) to adopt Resolution No. 64,890–N.S. establishing fees for FY 2011 for permit, inspection and other services provided by the City of Berkeley Environmental Health Division as required by the following Berkeley Municipal Code Sections: 13.40.090, 12.04.020, 12.04.030, 11.12.040, 11.28.040, 11.20.030, 9.80.040, and the following California Health and Safety Code Sections: 114381, 116053, 119303; and rescinding Resolution No. 64,454-N.S.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates; Noes – None.
 

31. Fee Increase: Development-related Services Provided by Planning and Development (PDF)
Revised Report (PDF)
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a Public Hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution:
1    Rescinding Resolution No. 64,077-N.S., and
2    Establishing the fee schedule for the Permit Service Center (PSC) fund for development-related services provided by the Planning and Development Department.
Financial Implications: Revenue: $794,010
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 0 speakers.  M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to close the public hearing.
Action: Continued to June 1, 2010.

Councilmember Anderson exited meeting at 10:29 p.m.

Recess: 10:44 p.m. – 10:50 p.m.

Councilmember Moore exited meeting at 10:45 p.m.

 
Action Calendar – Old Business
 
32.   Recognizing 350PPM as the Recommended CO2 Limit (Continued from April 20, 2010)
a. From: Councilmember Worthington (PDF)
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution that endorses 350ppm (parts per million) of carbon dioxide as the reasonable upper limit for carbon dioxide emissions.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
 
b. From: City Manager (PDF)
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution endorsing 350 parts per million as the safe upper limit of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and as the level to which global carbon dioxide concentrations should be reduced this century.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action: M/S/C(Worthington/Wozniak) to adopt Resolution No. 64,891–N.S. endorsing 350 parts per million as the safe upper limit of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and as the level to which global carbon dioxide concentrations should be reduced this century.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates; Noes – None.
 
33. Unrepresented Employee Manual Amendments (Continued from May 4, 2010) (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution No. 60,777-N.S., the Unrepresented Employee Manual, to amend several articles that set forth terms and conditions of employment and health and welfare benefits for the classification of Battalion Chief so they are the same as are provided for other Fire management employees.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action: M/S/C (Wozniak/Wengraf) to adopt Resolution No. 64,892–N.S. amending several articles that set forth terms and conditions of employment and health and welfare benefits for the classification of Battalion Chief so they are the same as are provided for other Fire management employees.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates; Noes – None.

 
Action Calendar – New Business
 
34.    Funding Reservation: Housing Trust Fund
a. From: City Manager (PDF)
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution that:
1    Approves the following allocations from the Housing Trust Fund (HTF); and

 2010 HTF Recommendations

HOME

CDBG* 

UA Homes

$778,816

 

Savo Island Cooperative Homes

$300,000

 

Berkeley Housing Authority Roofing Project

 

$236,000

Strawberry Creek Lodge

 

$86,250

CHDO Operating Funds - AHA

$60,000

 

U.A. Homes Project Management  - RCD

 

$60,000

Total

$1,138,816

$382,250

2    Accepts the recommendation of the Housing Advisory Commission’s (HAC) to keep the 2010 Housing Trust Fund round open to the end of the calendar year in order to allow staff to work with and possibly recommend funding for other projects  that applied under this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA); and
3    Waives the existing HTF Guidelines in order to approve the above funding reservations.
*Community Development Block Grant
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400
 
b. From: Housing Advisory Commission (PDF)
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution that:
1)  Approves the following allocations from the Housing Trust Fund (HTF); and

 2010 HTF Recommendations

HOME

CDBG* 

UA Homes

$778,816

 

Savo Island Cooperative Homes

$300,000

 

Berkeley Housing Authority Roofing Project

 

$236,000

CHDO Operating Funds - AHA

$60,000

 

U.A. Homes Project Management  - RCD

 

$60,000

Total

$1,138,816

$296,000

2    Approves keeping the 2010 Housing Trust Fund round open to the end of the calendar year in order to allow staff to work with and possibly recommend funding for other projects that applied under this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA); and
3    Waives the existing HTF Guidelines in order to approve the above funding reservations.
*Community Development Block Grant
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Kristen Lee, Commission Secretary, 981-5400
Action: Moved to Consent Calendar.  Adopted Resolution No. 64,893–N.S.
1    Approving the following allocations from the Housing Trust Fund (HTF); and

 2010 HTF Recommendations

HOME

CDBG* 

UA Homes

$778,816

 

Savo Island Cooperative Homes

$300,000

 

Berkeley Housing Authority Roofing Project

 

$236,000

Strawberry Creek Lodge

 

$86,250

CHDO Operating Funds - AHA

$60,000

 

U.A. Homes Project Management  - RCD

 

$60,000

Total

$1,138,816

$382,250

2    Accepting the recommendation of the Housing Advisory Commission’s (HAC) to keep the 2010 Housing Trust Fund round open to the end of the calendar year in order to allow staff to work with and possibly recommend funding for other projects  that applied under this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA); and
3    Waiving the existing HTF Guidelines in order to approve the above funding reservations.

 Information Reports
 
35. Summary of Costs Related to the Initiative Ordinance Enacting New Requirements for the City Council and Rent Stabilization Board and Boards and Commissions Relating to Agendas and Meetings, Requiring Additional Disclosure of Public Records, and Creating a New Commission (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Christine Daniel, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000
Speakers: 5
Action:  Moved to Action Calendar. Received and filed.
 

36. Status Report: Purchase Order Audit - Select Public Works Divisions at the Corporation Yard (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Received and filed.

 
37. AC Transit Service Improvements (PDF)
From: Transportation Commission
Contact: Farid Javandel, Commission Secretary, 981-6300
Action:  Received and filed.

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

 
Adjournment: 10:56 p.m.

 
Communications
 
Item 18: Denouncing Arizona State Senate Bill 1070 and Calling for a Boycott of the State of Arizona and Arizona Based Businesses
1.    Caleb Dardick
Item 28: Fees: Residential Preferential Parking Permits
2.    Doug Buckwald
Item 33: Unrepresented Employee Manual Amendments
3.    David Hodgkins, Human Resources
Downtown Area Plan
4.    Helen Burke, on behalf of the Sierra Club Northern Alameda County Group
Variance on Alcohol Sales
5.    Sam Herbert
Sidewalk Curb Cuts
6.    Cliff Young
Census Count / Federal Funding
7.    Terry – Referred to City Manager by Councilmember Maio.
1824 University Avenue
8.    Philip O’Hay – Referred to City Manager by Councilmember Wengraf.
Medical Marijuana
9.    Barbara Gilbert
10. E. Barbara Phillips
11. Sophie Hahn – Referred to City Manager by Councilmember Wengraf.
12. Vera Balarin
13. Asa Dodsworth
Bus Rapid Transit and Related Items
14. Elizabeth Green, Planning & Development
15. Vincent Casalaina
16. David Halperin
17. Doug Buckwald (2)
18. Dean Metzger, on behalf of Claremont Elmwood Neighborhood Association
19. George Oram (2)
Safeway Expansion Project
20. Anthony Bruzzone, on behalf of Berkeley Design Advocates
ZAB Appeal: 1319 McGee Avenue (Appeal Withdrawn)
21. Jamie Rosen
 
Supplemental Communications and Reports 1
 
Item 27: FY 2011 Proposed Budget Public Hearing No. 1
22. Ronald McElroy
23. Raymond Washington
 
Supplemental Communications and Reports 2
 
Item 18a: Denouncing Arizona State Senate Bill 1070 and Calling for a Boycott of the State of Arizona and Arizona Based Businesses
  • Revised materials, submitted by Jesse Arreguin, District 4 (see agenda item)
24. Rick Schloss
Item 19: Berkeley Large Home Family Daycare: Analysis of Required Fees, Fines and Creation of an Amnesty Period
  • Revised materials, submitted by Laurie Capitelli, District 5 (see agenda item)
Item 26: Request for Continuance, Reconsideration of the Designation of Berkeley Iceland, 2727 Milvia Street, as a City of Berkeley Landmark
25. Unknown
Item 27: FY 2011 Proposed Budget Public Hearing #1
26. Fernando Alvarez
Item 31: Fee Increase:  Development-related Services Provided by Planning and Development
  • Revised materials, submitted by Planning & Development (see agenda item)