Regular Meeting eAgenda
April 26, 2011

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AGENDA
 
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
 
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.

Recess Items
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution ratifying the action taken by the City Manager during recess to execute a contract with the County of Alameda for Shelter Plus Care funds in the amount of $234,416, to provide tenant-based rental assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS for the 12-month period of March 1, 2011 through February 29, 2012.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution ratifying the action taken by the City Manager during recess to receive funds and execute any agreements and amendments resulting from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development renewal of the following four Shelter Plus Care grants:
1. $1,952,112 for tenant-based rental assistance for the period May 24, 2011 through May 23, 2012;
2. $126,624 for sponsor-based rental assistance for the Supportive Housing Network for the period of May 28, 2011 through May 27, 2012, with Resources for Community Development as the project sponsor;
3. $123,192 for sponsor-based rental assistance for the Pathways Project for the period June 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012, with Bonita House, Inc. as the project sponsor; and
4. $455,196 in tenant-based rental assistance for the COACH Project grant for the period of December 14, 2011 through December 13, 2012.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400

 
Consent Calendar
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the FY 2011 Annual Appropriations Ordinance No. 7,162-N.S. for fiscal year 2011 based upon other adjustments in the amount of $4,485,089 (gross) and $5,289,584 (net).
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, 981-7000
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the settlement of the United States District Court, Northern District of California Action No. C 10-02893 CW (ADR) entitled Bermudez v. City of Berkeley, et al. in the amount of $17,500.
Financial Implications: Public Liability Fund - $17,500
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney's Office, 981-6950
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the settlement of the Alameda County Superior Court Action No. RG 10 494384 entitled Feldman v. City of Berkeley, in the amount of $60,000.
Financial Implications: Public Liability Fund - $60,000
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney's Office, 981-6950
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of March 22, 2011 (special and regular) and March 29, 2011 (special and regular).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk Department, 981-6900
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution revising the City Council Rules of Procedure and Order and rescinding Resolution 64,235-N.S.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk Department, 981-6900
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: 
1. Adopt a Resolution declaring intent to establish the DPBID for the five-year period beginning July 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2016, with operations to occur over the five year period beginning January 1, 2012 and ending December 31, 2016.  Set a public hearing for June 28, 2011 on establishment of the District, and direct the City Clerk to conduct all necessary proceedings for establishment of the DPBID.
2. Adopt a revised Resolution enumerating the procedures for establishing and increasing benefit assessments on real property under Proposition 218.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the request for proposals or invitation for bids (attached to staff report) that will be, or are 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 - $2,236,957
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution directing the Trustee of the Community Facilities District No. 1 (CFD1) (Disaster Fire Protection) Project Fund (the "Project Fund") to transfer excess funds from the Costs for Issuance Account to the Project Account.
Financial Implications: $3,031,475 transfer to Project Account
Contact: Debra Pryor, Fire, 981-3473
 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Center for Independent Living to provide mental health services and supports to senior citizens for the period February 1, 2011, through June 30, 2011 in an amount not to exceed $26,520.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Beth Meyerson, Health Services, 981-5100
 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to amend Resolution No. 64,211-N.S., Classification and Salary Resolution for Unrepresented Employees, to revise the classification of Information Systems Manager and reduce the monthly salary to $9,250 - $11,182, effective May 1, 2011.
Financial Implications: Funds budgeted in General Fund
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 63,646-N.S. to extend the City's supplemental military leave compensation benefit to May 31, 2012 to provide additional wages to supplement an employee's military pay and allowances for a period not to exceed two years that must be taken within 36 months for employees called up to involuntary active military service.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $20,000
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:
1.   Approving plans and specifications for the Berkeley Public Library North Branch Improvement Project;
2.   Accepting the bid of BHM Construction;
3.   Approving donation to the City of Berkeley in the sum of $200,000 from the Berkeley Public Library Foundation to fund furnishings, equipment and fixtures at the North Branch Library; and
4.   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract, amendments, and any extensions or change orders until completion of the project in an amount not to exceed $4,760,000 which includes a contingency of approximately 9%.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Donna Corbeil, Library Services, 981-6100
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendment with the Berkeley Unified School District for bus transportation for Berkeley Day Camp programs by extending the contract for one year through June 30, 2012 and adding $85,000 to the current contract for a total not-to-exceed amount of $335,000.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $335,000
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendment with Sysco Food Services of Modesto to extend the contract for food services at Tuolumne and Echo Lake Family Camps for one year through June 30, 2012 and adding $600,000 to the contract.
Financial Implications: Playground Camp - $600,000
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing staff to submit a grant application for and accept California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) funds to implement the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS).
Financial Implications: Unified Program Fund - $46,524 (grant)
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: 
1. Adopt a Resolution accepting Environmental Impact Report (EIR) certification; and
2. Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending BMC Chapter 23F.04, Definitions.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit an Initial Project Report (IPR) to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) regarding the Safe Routes to Transit grant awarded in 2009 to the "City of Berkeley AC Transit Pedestrian & Bicycle Access Improvements" project, and execute the resulting grant agreement and any amendments.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: Community Environmental Advisory Commission
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to write a letter, requesting clarification of asbestos permit requirements for demolitions from the appropriate air regulation agencies.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Nabil Al-Hadithy, Commission Secretary, 981-7400

Council Consent Calendar


 21.  Restrict Location of Drug Stores (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Capitelli and Wengraf
Recommendation: Request the Planning Commission draft a Zoning Ordinance amendment that limits the location of new or expanded drugstores to a minimum of 1000 feet of an existing drugstore, and return to Council with proposed language as soon as possible.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
 
From: Councilmember Maio
Recommendation: Issue a proclamation in honor of Senator Loni Hancock who is being celebrated on May 1, 2011.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110
 
From: Councilmembers Maio and Capitelli
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:
1.   Co-Sponsoring the 13th Annual "Run for Peace" organized by the United Nations Association-USA, East Bay Chapter to be held in Cesar Chavez Park on Saturday, September 24, 2011,
2.   Facilitating community participation and support for the 13th Annual "Run for Peace" event; and
3.   Declaring that each year the week that includes September 21, the United Nations International Day of Peace, will be designated an annual Week of Peace.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110
 
From: Councilmember Maio
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember to the 13th Annual Run for Peace with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Maio and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmember’s Discretionary Fund - $250
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110
 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember to the North Shattuck Association with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmembers Arreguín and Capitelli, and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmembers’ Discretionary Funds - $250
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
 
From: Councilmembers Capitelli and Arreguin
Recommendation: That the City of Berkeley, in collaboration with the North Shattuck Association, cosponsor the Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival to be held on North Shattuck Avenue on Saturday, June 4, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150
 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the transfer of funds of an amount not to exceed $150 per Councilmember to the City to be used for a grant to the Berkeley Public Education Foundation to support its Spring Luncheon with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Wengraf and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmember’s Discretionary Fund - $150
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160
 
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution showing solidarity with Wisconsin Workers.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
 
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a Proclamation honoring Victor Pineda.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
 
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a Proclamation honoring Adam David Miller to be presented at the 9th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival on May 21, 2011.
Financial Implications: None
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.

 
Action Calendar – Public Hearing
**Will commence no earlier than 8:00 P.M.**
 
At its meeting of March 8, 2011, City Council established a 6 month trial period for scheduling Public Hearings no earlier than 8:00 p.m.
 
Except at meetings at which the budget is to be adopted, no public hearing may commence later than 10:00 p.m. unless there is a legal necessity to hold the hearing or make a decision at that meeting or the City Council determines by a two-thirds vote that there is a fiscal necessity to hold the hearing.
 
Staff shall introduce the public hearing item and present their comments.  This is followed by five-minute presentations each by the appellant and applicant.  The Presiding Officer will request that persons wishing to speak, line up at the podium to be recognized and to determine the number of persons interested in speaking at that time.
 
Up to ten (10) speakers may speak for two minutes.  If there are more than ten persons interested in speaking, the Presiding Officer may limit the public comment for all speakers to one minute per speaker. Speakers are permitted to yield their time to one other speaker, however no one speaker shall have more than four minutes. The Presiding Officer may with the consent of persons representing both sides of an issue allocate a block of time to each side to present their issue.
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: 
Conduct a Public Hearing on the allocation of funds for community agencies for FY 2012, including the submission of the Program Year 2011 Annual Action Plan, and upon conclusion:
1. Adopt a Resolution:
a)   Approving the City Manager’s proposals for funding as set forth in Exhibit A under the FY 2012/FY 2013 Community Development Block Grant, and Emergency Solutions Grant; and
b)   Authorizing the execution of resultant agreements and amendments with community agencies for the above-mentioned funds with conditional two-year contracts for all projects in the Public Services category and one-year contracts for other projects; and
c)   Allocating 90% of the FY 2012 Home Investment Partnership funds to the Housing Trust Fund, and 10% for program delivery costs; and
d)   Authorizing the City Manager to submit the Program Year 2011 (FY 2012) Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
2. Adopt a Resolution approving the City Manager’s proposed FY 2012/FY 2013 CDBG funding for Biotech Partners, Inc. and authorizing the execution of resultant agreements and amendments with Biotech Partners, Inc.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400

 
Action Calendar – Old Business
 
32.  Caldecott 4th Bore Settlement Project Recommendations (continued from March 29, 2011)
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:
1.   Approving the July 8, 2010 list of priority projects, as approved by vote of the Transportation Commission on July 15, 2010, as the City's preferred mitigations to environmental impacts from the construction of the 4th Bore of the Caldecott Tunnel;  and 
2.   Authorizing the City Manager to accept $2 million from Caltrans as reimbursements for Ashby corridor mitigation projects according to the terms outlined in the January 2009 settlement agreement with the 4th Bore Coalition; and 3.     Authorizing the advance of General Funds to cover costs until reimbursement from Caltrans; and
4.   Directing staff to implement as many of these projects as feasible in priority order for an amount not to exceed the $2 million of committed settlement funds, with the objective of completing project delivery in approximately 2 years so mitigations can be in place prior to the opening of Caldecott 4th Bore to traffic.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Farid Javandel, Public Works, Transportation Division, 981-7010
 
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution:
1.   Approving the April 5, 2011 list of priority projects, which modifies the Transportation Commission’s recommendation by moving specific projects in Council Districts 3 and 7 to Year 1 priority, in order to provide a more balanced geographical distribution of improvements to mitigate environmental impacts from the construction of the Caldecott Tunnel 4th Bore; and
2.   Authorizing the City Manager to accept $2 million from Caltrans as reimbursements for Ashby corridor mitigation projects according to the terms outlined in the January 2009 settlement agreement with the 4th Bore Coalition; and
3.   Directing the City Manager to allocate staff resources to be funded through the settlement, to coordinate Caltrans approval and funding for these projects; and
4.   Directing staff to implement as many of these projects as feasible in priority order for an amount not to exceed the $2 million of committed settlement funds, with the objective of completing project delivery in approximately 2 years so mitigations can be in place prior to the opening of Caldecott 4th Bore to traffic.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300

 
Action Calendar – New Business
 
33.  Sweatshop Free Procurement Ordinance- Lowering the Purchasing Threshold
Recommendation: Recommend that the City of Berkeley Sweatshop Free Procurement Ordinance be amended to lower the purchasing threshold from $25,000 to $10,000 and eventually $5,000.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Delfina Geiken, Commission Secretary, 981-5400
 
Recommendation: The City Manager recommends that Council await action on amending the ordinance (BMC Chapter 13.97) since a report will be prepared after the completion of the first full fiscal year of implementation of the ordinance, which is June 30, 2011.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Request that the City Council:
1.   Certify the Zoning Adjustments Board's (ZAB's) action regarding the South Branch Library for review by the Council, and
2.   Put this item on the Council's agenda for May 17, 2011.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Request that the City Council:
1.   Certify the actions of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) and Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) regarding the West Branch Library for review by the Council, and
2.   Put this item on the Council's agenda for May 17, 2011.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: Planning Commission
Recommendation: 
1.   Adopt Resolution certifying Final EIR for the proposed Amendment;
2.   Adopt first reading of an Ordinance to add BMC Section 23C.04.076 to allow (a) existing public libraries to be changed, expanded, or replaced by a new public library on the same site following demolition, and (b) modification of any Zoning Ordinance requirement applicable to such projects with a Use Permit, rather than a Variance.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jordan Harrison, Commission Secretary, 981-7400
 
From: Auditor
Recommendation: Request the City Manager report back by October 25, 2011 (and every six months thereafter) regarding the implementation status of each recommendation in the attached audit report until all recommendations have been reported implemented.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750
 
Action Calendar – Council Items
 
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance adding Berkeley Municipal Code Section 13.78, requiring property owners to disclose to applicants for rental housing, information regarding California state law requirements on the collection of apartment screening fees.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 
Information Reports
 
From: City Manager
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney's Office, 981-6950
 
From: City Manager
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
 
Contact: Debra Pryor, Fire, 981-3473
 
From: Community Environmental Advisory Commission
Contact: Nabil Al-Hadithy, Commission Secretary, 981-7400
 
From: Auditor
Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750
 

 Public Comment – Including Items Not Listed on the Agenda – 

 
Adjournment
 
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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 April 14, 2011.
 
Deanna Despain, 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.
 
Leonard Peltier
1.    John Trimbach
 
Violence at Pacific Steel Casting Strike
2.    Nicolie Bolster-Ott
 
Blue Recycle Bins
3.    Deborah Kropp
 
Ecology Center
4.    Mateo Nube, on behalf of Movement Generation: Justice & Ecology Project
 
Off-Street Parking Issue
5.    Joan Torykian
 
Solar Powered Parking Meters
6.    Harvey Sherback
 
Federal Role in Supporting Urban Manufacturing
7.    Zelda Bronstein
 
Pre-Development Loan
8.    Robert Barrer