Regular Meeting eAgenda
July 12, 2011

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AGENDA
 
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 
Tuesday, July 12, 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.

From: Planning Commission
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,191–N.S. amending Title 23 of the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) to streamline zoning permit requirements for certain business activities likely to encourage economic activity.
First Reading: Ayes – Anderson, Capitelli, Maio, Moore, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak and Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – Arreguin.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jordan Harrison, Commission Secretary, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,193–N.S. repealing Ordinance No. 6501-N.S. and Ordinance No. 6558-N.S., since both are no longer of any force or effect by their own terms, and setting the FY 2012 tax rate for Business License Tax on large non-profits at $.51 (51 cents) per square foot of improvements, which is the rate approved by the voters.
First Reading: All Ayes
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,194–N.S. amending BMC chapters 23E.72 (Manufacturing District), 23E.76 (Mixed-Manufacturing District), 23E.80 (Mixed Use-Light Industrial District), and 23E.84 (Mixed Use-Residential District), to allow Arts and Crafts, Non-Store-Based Retail, Contractors, and Research and Development into "protected space" as defined in the proposed ordinance language.
First Reading: Ayes – Anderson, Capitelli, Maio, Wengraf, Wozniak and Bates; Noes – Arreguin and Worthington; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,195–N.S. adopting the FY 2012 Annual Appropriations Ordinance (AAO) in the amount of $372,702,084 (gross appropriations) and $314,053,925 (net appropriations).
First Reading: All Ayes
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, 981-7000
 
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 - $3,500,000
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into Purchase Orders with Independent Stationers to supply all miscellaneous office supplies, and 100% recycled processed chlorine free (PCF) copy paper for a period of 3 years from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014, with the option to extend for two additional twelve month periods for a total of five years subject to the City's annual budget appropriation process in an amount not to exceed $500,000 per year.  The City will be piggybacking off a U.S. Communities competitively bid contract with Independent Stationers, as allowed in Section 67.2 of the Berkeley City Charter.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $500,000 per year
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order for Golden Gate Truck Center in amount not to exceed $162,838 for one transport truck for use with the Measure Q Aboveground Water System.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Debra Pryor, Fire, 981-3473
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with North Oakland Pharmacy for the provision of prescription psychiatric medications for uninsured Mental Health clients, not to exceed $75,000 per year, effective September 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014, with an option to renew annually for up to a total period not to exceed 10 years, ending June 30, 2021.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Beth Meyerson, Health Services, 981-5100
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance repealing Subsection 704.1 Certification of Gas Heating equipment, of Berkeley Municipal Code Section 19.40.040.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 7212A with the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in the amount of $150,000 through June 30, 2012 for occupational health medical examinations, including pre-employment physicals.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $150,000
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Waterside Workshop for the North Building at 80 Bolivar Drive in Aquatic Park for a lease term to begin September 1, 2011 for 5 years with one option for another five years.
Financial Implications: Parks Tax Fund - $1,500 (revenue)
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to accept the 1200 Ashby Avenue Offer of Dedication for a five-foot strip of land adjacent to Ashby Avenue intended to facilitate traffic improvements to the Ashby/San Pablo intersection.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute an 84-month lease amendment with N.E.W Milvia Property LLC for real property located at 2118 Milvia Street, to house the Planning and Development Department for the period September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2018.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with the Downtown Berkeley YMCA in the amount of $199,206 for fitness center memberships for City employees for the period July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, 981-7000
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance:
1. Repealing and reenacting Chapter 17.24 of the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) regulating Private Sewer Laterals; and
2. Amending BMC Section 17.16.010 regulating installation of Sewer Laterals.
Financial Implications: No direct fiscal impacts
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement to grant an easement (Exhibit A) to East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) for installation of a main water line extension, maintenance, and transmission of water service to 1 Bolivar Drive for the new Dona Spring Animal Shelter.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the cell site lease with AT&T Wireless (also known as New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC) and any other amendments thereto through completion of construction of the Animal Shelter project at 1 Bolivar Drive as authorized by Ordinance No. 7,054–N.S. (Exhibit A).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the Sacramento Street Overlay Project (University Avenue to Dwight Way), 11-10579-C; accepting the bid of Gallagher & Burk, 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 $622,980.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: Fair Campaign Practices Commission
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to send a letter to the Fair Political Practices Commission Task Force in support of the letter from San Francisco and other NetFile jurisdictions urging designation of electronic filings as the filing of record.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kristy van Herick, Commission Secretary, 981-6950

 
Council Consent Items
 
From: Councilmembers Maio, Capitelli, and Wengraf
Recommendation: Request the City Manager assist with whatever permissions are needed to enable the Transition Berkeley "crop swap" to begin on Monday, July 18, and thereafter.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110
 
From: Councilmember Moore
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to come back in 6 months with a proposal for a local hire provision for all service contracts for $500,000 or more.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120
 
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving City of Berkeley co-sponsorship of the Center Street Movie Nights series to be held on Saturdays throughout the month of August 2011 on Center Street between Shattuck and Oxford.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
 
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving City of Berkeley co-sponsorship of the Downtown Summer Noon Concert Series to be on Thursdays throughout the month of August 2011.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 
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 – Appeal
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution rejecting the property owner's objection to the cost of the administrative fines issued to him for his failure to comply with the Notices of Violation regarding illegal construction, public right-of-way violations and zoning violations at his properties at 2252 Derby Street, 2245 Ward Street, 2249 Ward Street, and 2253 Ward Street and allowing the lien to be recorded as written and approved by the City Manager.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Gregory Daniel, City Manager's Office, 981-7000

 
Action Calendar – Public Hearing
 
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.
 
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 and upon conclusion, if no majority protests exists, adopt a Resolution confirming the Annual Report on the Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District for FY 2011 and levying assessments in the District for FY 2012.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530
 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, if no majority protest exists, adopt a Resolution to confirm the Annual Assessment Report for the Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area for FY 2011and levy assessments in the Area for FY 2012.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dave Fogarty, Commission Secretary, 981-7530
 
From: Fair Campaign Practices Commission
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt the first reading of an Ordinance amending the Berkeley Election Reform Act (BERA), BMC Chapter 2.12 to:
1.   add section 2.12.231 to create additional remedies for violations including issuance of monetary penalties;  
2.   add section 2.12.271 to create additional filing requirements for committees making expenditures in support of or opposition to a measure;  
3.   add section 2.12.297 to require additional filing of independent expenditure reports in the 30 days preceding election;  
4.   add section 2.12.335 to require disclosure on campaign communications of contributors donating $2500 or more;  and 
5.   amend section 2.12.485 to create a penalty for late filing of reports required by section 2.12.297.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Kristy van Herick, Commission Secretary, 981-6950
 
 
 Action Calendar – Old Business
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Receive updates on, and take possible action resulting from, negotiations with the following bargaining units: Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Community Services and Part Time Recreation Leaders Chapter; Public Employees Union-Local One; Berkeley Police Association; and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245-A.F.L.-C.I.O.
Financial Implications: To be determined
Contact: Christine Daniel, City Manager’s Office, 981-7000

 
Action Calendar – New Business
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Chapters 14.48 and 16.18 of the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) to establish non-discretionary permit requirements for Sidewalk Café Seating, Benches, and Planters administered by the Public Works Department.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: Planning Commission
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Title 23 to remove permitting requirements for sidewalk seating, benches and planters administered by the Planning Department, establish a process for gradual termination of existing sidewalk seating Administrative Use Permits (AUP) upon the transfer of ownership of the business, and revise the regulation of commercial outdoor seating on private property.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance amending Title 23 of the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) that revises the definition of "Art/Craft Studio," BMC 23F by clarifying the definition, including rehearsal space, and removing certain workplace restrictions, and that reduces the levels of discretion to establish a small Art/Craft Studio in the M, MM, MULI, and MUR zoning districts, BMC 23E.72.030, BMC 23E.76.030, BMC 23E.80.030, BMC 23E.84.030, respectively.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Provide staff direction on any changes or other considerations for the proposed Master Use Permit zoning ordinance language, Section 23B.36.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt 3 Resolutions to:
1.   Authorize the City Manager to execute the documents necessary for the City of Berkeley to join the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority.
2.   Authorize the City Manager to execute a Project Operating Agreement for the City with the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority, including the payment for initial buy-in and annual operating costs in an amount not to exceed $390,000 plus a 20% contingency.
3.   Authorize the purchase of all portable, mobile and infrastructure radio units required for system operation, in an amount not to exceed $2.2 million plus a 20% contingency, either by “piggy-backing” off of an existing qualified purchase agreement, or releasing a request for bids for this equipment.
Financial Implications: Measure GG Funds; first year costs approximately $2,500,000
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
 
34.  Community Conservation Centers for Recyclables Processing Services
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a new contract with Community Conservation Centers (CCC) for recyclables processing, for the period from August 1, 2011 to June 30, 2015, with the option of two 1-year extensions.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 6856E with Community Conservation Centers (CCC) extending the term of the contract through December 31, 2011 and increasing the contract not to exceed amount by $150,000 to $3,114,000.
Financial Implications: Refuse Fund - $150,000
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
 
35.  City of Berkeley Homeless Services Volunteer Support
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution directing the City Manager to require all community based agencies that receive homeless services funding through the City of Berkeley to recruit, train, and maintain volunteers to counteract the impact of funding reductions so that the quality of services to clients is maintained.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jennifer Vasquez, Commission Secretary, 981-5400
 
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to direct staff to continue to provide information regarding volunteer and grant opportunities to community based agencies that receive homeless services funding through the City of Berkeley.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jennifer Vasquez, Commission Secretary, 981-5400

 
Council Action Calendar
 
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Approve the allocation of $90,000 from childcare mitigation funds over the following three years to fund the continuation of several BUSD 9.5 hour Extended Day Pre-K classrooms. Childcare Mitigation Funds used for Extended Day Pre-K classrooms can only be spent on subsidizing Pre-K slots for low-income Berkeley families.
Financial Implications: $90,000
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
 
Recommendation: 
1.   Direct the City Manager to schedule a public hearing as soon as is practically possible giving notice to the public that the City Council is considering adoption of a resolution establishing an Affordable Housing Mitigation Fee of up to $34,000 as a condition of development for new rental housing projects. 
2.   Direct the City Manager to prepare a resolution for adoption to establish a requirement that applicants for new rental housing projects shall be required to pay an Affordable Housing Mitigation Fee as a condition of development, based on the following framework:
A.   The mitigation fee assessed shall be $34,000 per unit, unless the fee is reduced or waived through the voluntary provision of units to be rented to Very Low Income households, or as permitted by B.M.C. Chapter 22.20.065
B.   Projects of five units or more shall be subject to the full mitigation fee unless the fee has been proportionally reduced or waived. Projects of 4 units or less shall be subject to the following fees:
4 units:     $ 20,000 per unit
3 units:     $ 15,000 per unit
2 units:     $ 10,000 per unit
C.   Compliance with this requirement shall be a condition of approval of all new rental housing projects, whether or not such a condition is expressly included in the Use Permit.
D.    Up to 10 percent of Fees may be used to pay for administration of the Fee or the Housing Trust Fund or any successor funds with the same purpose, and the remainder shall be deposited in the City’s Housing Trust Fund or any successor fund with the same purpose.
E.     All Fees shall be paid prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy, except as set forth in B.M.C. Chapter 22.20.065 and except that Fees can be paid incrementally at a rate to be determined by the City and subject to the payment of interest on unpaid Fees, if it is determined that the developer due to economic hardship cannot pay the entire fee prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
 
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Set as policy, the City Council minutes shall accurately depict the occurrences at the City Council meeting: recording all "Ayes," "Noes" and abstentions taken during the council meeting.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 
Information Reports
 
From: City Manager
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: Auditor
Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750

 
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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COMMUNICATION ACCESS INFORMATION:
This meeting is being held in a wheelchair accessible location.
To request a disability-related accommodation(s) to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact the Disability Services specialist at 981-6346(V) or 981-7075 (TDD) at least three business days before the meeting date.
Please refrain from wearing scented products to this meeting.
 
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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 June 30, 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.
 
Item 33: Public Safety Communications System: East Bay Regional Communications System Authority
1.    James Geissinger
 
Item 35: City of Berkeley Homeless Services Volunteer Support
2.    Carole Marasovic and Jeff Davis
 
Washington Park Cemetary
3.    Lawonda Macon
 
Recycling Collection Options
4.    Barbara Gilbert
5.    Hannah Rose
6.    Jennifer Russell
 
Betty Wright Center Pool
7.    Shelley Hayden
 
Redistricting Deadlines
8.    Sydney Fang
9.    Joey Freeman
10. Christine Yun
11. Rachel Horning
12. Tiffany Chia
13. Joey Lam
14. Aviv Gilboa
15. Shahryar Abbasi
16. Noah Ickowitz
 
Sales Activity Related to Non-Processed Edibles
17. Jesse Arreguin, District 4
 
U.S. Conference of Mayors Resolution
18. Phoebe Sorgen (2)
 
Derelict Water Craft
19. Ron Aragon
 
Berkeley Iceland
20. Wilson Wendt
 
Child Endangerment
21. Samuel Shafer
 
Anti-Sitting Ordinance
22. Housing Advisory Commission
23. Joey Freeman, on behalf of the Senate of the Associated Students of UC
 
Public Safety Radio Interoperability
24. Disaster and Fire Safety Commission
 
BART Plaza Issues
25. Alberto Malvestio