Regular Meeting Annotated Agenda
November 08, 2011

Printer-friendly PDF* annotated agenda 

 

Click on the linked agenda item titles below for background materials/reports. Adopted Resolutions and Ordinances (second reading) are available via Records Online (http://www.CityofBerkeley.info/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=4222) as soon as they are finalized.

Note: 

  • Resolutions and Ordinances are subject to amendment, rescission or repeal, or readoption in whole or in part. Additional research may be necessary to verify the completeness of the legislative history. To research the Berkeley Municipal Code, visit: http://www.CityofBerkeley.info/BMC 

  • These documents are presented in Adobe Acrobat PDF*, and will open in a new browser window. Some files may exceed 1MB in size. All items are available for review at the City Clerk Department, (510) 981-6900.

*To read PDF files, download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.  If you are unable to access .pdf documents online, please contact us via email (clerk@CityofBerkeley.info), telephone (510) 981-6900, or TDD (510) 981-6903 so that we can provide an alternate format.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ANNOTATED AGENDA
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, November 08, 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

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:24 p.m.  All present.

Ceremonial Matters: 

  1. Saul Perlmutter
  2. Matilda Belz Pascone
  3. Thailand Flood Relief

City Manager Comments: 

  1. Successful disposal of medication – 160 lbs. 
  2. Winter Shelter is open at the Oakland Army Base.

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: 5 speakers


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

Consent Calendar

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


1.   **Removed from the Agenda per City Manager**Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled For Possible Issuance in the Next 30 Days 
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

2. Agreement for Ambulance Transport Services with Alameda County Emergency Medical Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an Agreement and any amendments, and accept related emergency medical equipment from Alameda County (ALCO) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Ambulance Transport services for the period of February 1, 2012 through October 31, 2016.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Debra Pryor, Fire, 981-3473
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,492–N.S. revised to include the following: WHEREAS, Berkeley Fire Department will accept related EMS equipment for the purpose of installation and training prior to the implementation of the contract.
 
3. Agreement for First Responder Advanced Life Support with Alameda County Emergency Medical Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an Agreement and any amendments, and accept related funding and equipment from Alameda County (ALCO) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for First Responder Advanced Life Support (FRALS) services for the period of February 1, 2012 through October 31, 2016 in the amount up to $1,337,590.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Debra Pryor, Fire, 981-3473
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,493–N.S. revised to include the following: WHEREAS, Berkeley Fire Department will accept related EMS equipment for the purpose of installation and training prior to the implementation of the contract. 

4. Grant: California Department of Public Health for Public Health Preparedness Program (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept continuation grant funds from the California Department of Public Health in the total amount of $245,936 for one year, August 10, 2011 through August 9, 2012 to conduct public health preparedness activities and provide related services; to execute the resultant revenue agreements, contracts and any amendments and extensions; and authorizing the implementation of grant activities and appropriation of funding for related expenses.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Health Services, 981-5100
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,494–N.S.

5. Contract Extensions: Center for Independent Living (No. 8701), Community Energy Services Corporation (No. 8702) and Rebuilding Together – East Bay North (No. 8717) (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt three Resolutions authorizing the City Manager to extend existing community agency contracts with the Center for Independent Living (Contract No. 8701), Community Energy Services Corporation (Contract No. 8702), and Rebuilding Together - East Bay North (Contract No. 8717) from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013, and to add an additional year of funding to those contracts at the FY 2012 level, subject to the availability of Community Development Block Grant funds.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,495–N.S. (Contract No. 8701); Resolution No.65,496–N.S. (Contract No. 8702) and Resolution No. 65,497–N.S. (Contract No. 8717).

6. Contract No. 4073C Amendment: Delta Dental Plan Rate Renewal (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution amending Contract No. 4073C, approving a 0.0% increase in the Delta Dental Plan and renewing the contract for an additional year at a cost of $2,500,000 for all coverage groups effective January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,498–N.S.

7. Health Plan Rate Changes: Kaiser Foundation Health Maintenance Organization and Health Net (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions: 

1.   Approving premium rate changes for the Kaiser Foundation Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) health plans as follows:    0.5% increase for Active Employees;    12.5% increase for Pre-Medicare Eligible Retirees; (-0.1)% decrease for Senior Advantage (Medicare Supplement) Retirees; and

2.   Approving premium rate increases for the Health Net health plans as follows:    2.96% for HMO plan and Point of Service (POS) plan Active Employees;    2.71% for Pre-Medicare HMO plan and POS plan Eligible Retirees;   9.62% for Seniority Plus (Medicare Supplement) Retirees; 8.95% for Health Net POS Post-65 Retirees. The health plan premium rates will be effective for the period of January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,499–N.S. and Resolution No. 65,500–N.S.

8. Contract No. 7871 Amendment: Real-time Closed Captioning Stenography Services - Zoning Adjustment Board Meetings (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with Theresa Darrenougue for Real-time closed captioning and stenography services at all regular and special meetings of the Zoning Adjustment Board, increasing the contract amount by $45,000 for a total not to exceed $75,000 and extending the contract term from December 30, 2012 to June 30, 2014.
Financial Implications: Permit Service Center - $45,000
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,501–N.S.

9. Contract: Alameda County Medical Center for Forensic Sexual Assault Exam Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Alameda County Medical Center to provide sexual assault forensic exams in an amount not exceed $60,000 annually, for a total of $180,000 for the period of October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2014 with the option to extend for two additional 12 month periods at $60,000 annually, for a total of $300,000 for five years subject to the City's annual budget appropriation process.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $60,000 annually
Contact: Michael Meehan, Police, 981-5900
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,502–N.S.

10. Contracts: Waste Management of Alameda County for Landfill Disposal Services, and for Construction and Demolition Debris Sorting Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions:

1.   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a new contract and any amendments with Waste Management of Alameda County (WM) for landfill disposal services, for a not-to-exceed amount of $32,740,168 for the period January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2026, and terminating the Waste Management Amended Contract No. 7665A.

2.   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a new contract and any amendments with Waste Management of Alameda County (WM) for construction and demolition (C&D) debris sorting services for a not-to-exceed amount of $3,571,770 for the period January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014, with the option for two 1-year extensions.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  4 speakers.  Moved to Action Calendar.  Continued to November 15, 2011.

11. Request for Two Additional Meetings for the Commission on Early Childhood Education in 2011 (PDF)
From: Commission on Early Childhood Education
Recommendation: Approve two additional meetings for the Commission on Early Childhood Education for calendar year 2011.
Financial Implications: $200
Contact: Tanya Moore, Commission Secretary, 981-6700
Action: Approved recommendation.

12. Additional 2011 Meeting for the Commission on the Status of Women (PDF)
From: Commission on the Status of Women
Recommendation: Approve an additional meeting in calendar year 2011 for the Commission on the Status of Women.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $220
Contact: Nicole Kelly, Commission Secretary, 981-5100
Action: Approved recommendation.


Council Consent Items

1.   Approve the attached proclamation recognizing and honoring City Manager Phil Kamlarz 

2.   Mayor Tom Bates presents the proclamation to City Manager Kamlarz on November 15, 2011.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
Action:  Approved proclamation and recommendation.

14. City Manager Referral: Avoiding Reassessment of a Property's Value Upon Conversion to a Limited Equity Form of Ownership for Low Income Owners (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Maio and Anderson
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager a request to establish a mechanism to avoid reassessment of property value (thus escalating property taxes) upon conversion to a limited equity form of ownership for low-income persons.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110
Action: Approved recommendation.
 
15. Refer to the Transportation Commission Bicycle and Pedestrian Crossing on the Ohlone Greenway at Cedar/Rose Park (PDF)
From: Councilmember Maio
Recommendation: Request that staff and the Transportation Commission review the North/South bicycle pedestrian crossing of Cedar/Rose Park at the Ohlone Greenway to improve safe crossing.
Financial Implications: TBD
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110
Action: Approved recommendation.

16. Proclamation Celebrating Resident Matilda Belz Pascoe's 100th Birthday (PDF)
Revised Agenda Material (PDF)
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation:
Adopt a Proclamation celebrating Matilda Pascoe's one hundredth birthday.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
Action: M/S/C (Arreguin/Worthington) to accept supplemental material for consideration. Adopted by unanimous consent. Approved revised proclamation.

17. 2011 Outstanding Women of Berkeley Award (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Formally adopt the Commission on the Status of Women's recommendation to present the 2011 Outstanding Women of Berkeley Awards to Vicky Alexander, Nancy Schimmel, Hope McDonnell, Suzoni Camp, Jennifer Burke, and Ginger Ogle.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Approved recommendation.

18. Supporting Rebuilding the Dream Movement to Tax Wall Street (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting the Rebuilding the Dream movement.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,503–N.S.

19. Endorse the UC Faculty Association's Petition in Support of the Occupy Wall Street Movement (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Send a letter to the UC Academic Senate endorsing the UC Faculty Association’s petition in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement and commending the hundreds of faculty members who have signed in affirmation
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Approved recommendation.

20. City Manager Referral: Creation of a Backup Blackberry/IT System (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager: the creation of a backup system to support access to online City services and documents. This will include a particular focus on maintaining access to City Blackberries during emergencies.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Approved recommendation to include the creation of a “robust backup system”.

21. Sponsorship of the 28th Annual Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution granting City co-sponsorship of the 28th Annual Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,504–N.S.

Action Calendar – Public Hearings

Administrative Record (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution either affirming or overturning the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to deny MODUP No. 10-70000010 and Variance No. 10-10000071, which would modify Use Permit No. 07-10000045 by reducing the amount of approved off-streetparking from four spaces to two, where four spaces are required.  The ZAB has previously considered findings that could support either project approval or denial; similar findings are attached for Council consideration.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 8 speakers. 

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Capitelli) continue the public hearing to December 6, 2011 and direct staff to publish notice to affected parties so that the City can vote on an open space variance that will then enable the applicant to provide the 3 parking spaces he has offered.  Parking spaces to include a permeable pavement surface and bollards.
Vote:  Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – None.. 

23. Agreements With Other Law Enforcement Agencies, Police Departments or Private Security Organizations (PDF)
Attachment 1, Exhibit A (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution approving agreements, understandings or policies existing or revised as of July 27, 2011 between the Berkeley Police Department and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, military and/or intelligence agencies, police departments and private security organizations in order to maintain the current level of police resources and emergency services.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Michael Meehan, Police, 981-5900

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 16 speakers.  M/S/C (Moore/Capitelli) to close the public hearing.

Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Moore) to adopt revised Resolution No. 65,505–N.S. approving agreements, understandings or policies existing or revised as of July 27, 2011 between the Berkeley Police Department and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, military and/or intelligence agencies, police departments and private security organizations in order to maintain the current level of police resources and emergency services.  The following agreements were not approved and referred to the City Manager and the Police Review Commission for further Review:

  • University of California Berkeley Police Department (1-12)
  • Department of Homeland Security, Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Program (3-6)
  • Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) (3-12)
  • Criminal Intelligence (6-5)
  • Jail Operations and Services to Outside Agencies (6-7)

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

Recess: 9:45 p.m. – 9:57 p.m.

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to suspend the Council Rules of Procedure and extend the meeting to 11:15 p.m.  Adopted by unanimous consent

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to suspend the Council Rules of Procedure and extend the meeting to 11:30 p.m.  Adopted by unanimous consent

Action: M/S/C (Bates/Worthington) to suspend the Council Rules of Procedure and extend the meeting to 11:45 p.m.  Vote: Ayes: Maio, Anderson, Arreguin, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates.  Noes: Moore, Capitelli, Wengraf.


Action Calendar – Old Business

Revised Agenda Material (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: 

1.   Adopt first reading of an Ordinance rescinding and reenacting the Relocation Ordinance (Chapter 13.84 of the Berkeley Municipal Code).

2.   Adopt a Resolution authorizing dollar amounts for the following relocation payments referenced in Section 13.84.070 of the revised ordinance: 1) per diem payments of $120 for a single person household, $135 for a two-person household and $166 per day for a household of three or more persons; 2) dislocation allowance of $400; 3) fixed payment for moving costs of $300; 4) fixed payment for storage costs of $200; and 5) reimbursement for pet boarding costs up to a maximum of $50 per day for dogs and $20 per day for cats.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400
Action:  1 speaker. M/S/C (Worthington/Arreguin) to adopt the following:

1.   First reading of Ordinance No. 7,212–N.S. rescinding and reenacting the Relocation Ordinance (Chapter 13.84 of the Berkeley Municipal Code) revised to reflect the following:

13.84.070 G.2.    If the Tenant Household does not timely notify the Owner of its intent to reoccupy the Unit or Room under Section 13.84.090 and seeks to remain in its alternate unit, it thereby surrenders its right to reoccupy the Unit or Room from which it has relocated and terminates its tenancy of that Unit or Room, and the rent for the alternate Unit or Room shall not be limited by this Chapter and may be increased to an amount otherwise permissible by Chapter 13.76. Nothing in this Section limits the Owner’s right to evict a Tenant Household pursuant to Section 13.76.130.A.11.

13.84.070 M        Upon receipt of the full relocation payment under this Chapter and a Notice of Temporary Relocation, the tenant household shall relocate within 30 calendar days.  Failure to relocate pursuant to such notice may entitle the landlord to issue a notice to vacate and be a basis for good cause eviction pursuant to Section 13.76.130.A.7a.

13.84.090 C        For Tenant Households displaced for thirty consecutive days or more, Owners shall notify the Tenant Household at least thirty (30) days in advance of the availability of the Unit or Room. Within ten (10) days of receipt of the notice of availability, a Tenant Household must notify the Owner if it wishes to reoccupy the Unit or Room.  The Owner must hold the Unit or Room vacant at no cost to the Tenant Household for thirty (30) days from the date of the Tenant Household’s written notice of its intent to reoccupy the Unit or Room is received. 

Second reading scheduled for November 15, 2011.

2.   Resolution No. 65,506–N.S. authorizing dollar amounts for the following relocation payments referenced in Section 13.84.070 of the revised ordinance: 1) per diem payments of $120 for a single person household, $135 for a two-person household and $166 per day for a household of three or more persons; 2) dislocation allowance of $400; 3) fixed payment for moving costs of $300; 4) fixed payment for storage costs of $200; and 5) reimbursement for pet boarding costs up to a maximum of $50 per day for dogs and $20 per day for cats.
Vote: Ayes - Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Worthington; Noes - Wengraf, Wozniak, Bates.

25. Purchase Order: Western Truck Center for 10 Automated Drop-Frame Side Loader Refuse Trucks (Continued from October 25, 2011) (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order for 10 automated drop-frame side-loader refuse trucks with Western Truck Center for an amount not to exceed $3,633,000.
Financial Implications: Equipment Replacement & Refuse Funds - $3,633,000
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action: 5 speakers. M/S/C (Bates/Wozniak) to adopt Resolution No. 65,507–N.S. authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order for 10 automated drop-frame side-loader refuse trucks with Western Truck Center for an amount not to exceed $3,633,000.
Vote: Ayes - Maio, Moore, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates.; Noes – None; Abstain - Anderson. 

26. Clemency Request and Release from Confinement for Leonard Peltier (Continued from October 25, 2011) (PDF)
From: Peace and Justice Commission
 Recommendation: Send a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to release Leonard Peltier from confinement and to grant executive clemency for Leonard Peltier. Sending a copy to Warden Bledsoe at the United States Penitentiary in Lewisburg. (Both letters should also have the September 29, 2010 letter from the City of Berkeley to President Obama attached).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Eric Brenman, Commission Secretary, 981-5100
Action: 1 speakers. M/S/C (Worthington/Arreguin) to accept supplemental material for consideration. Adopted by unanimous consent.  Moved to Consent Calendar.  Approved the Peace and Justice Commission’s recommendation to send a revised letter to President Barack Obama urging him to release Leonard Peltier from confinement and to grant executive clemency for Leonard Peltier. Sending a copy to Warden Bledsoe at the United States Penitentiary in Lewisburg. (Both letters should also have the September 29, 2010 letter from the City of Berkeley to President Obama attached).
Vote:  Ayes - Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain - Wozniak. 


 Action Calendar - New Business

27. Third-Party Public Education Materials on Department of Public Health Website (PDF)
From: Community Health Commission
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing that the City of Berkeley Division of Public Health post on its website links to the World Health Organization (WHO) and other reputable sources on information regarding cell phone radiation at the discretion of the Health Officer.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tasha Tervalon, Commission Secretary, 981-510
Action: Moved to Consent Calendar. Adopted Resolution No. 65,508–N.S. authorizing that the City of Berkeley Division of Public Health post on its website links to the World Health Organization (WHO) and other reputable sources on information regarding cell phone radiation at the discretion of the Health Officer.

28.  Clean City Program Regulatory Fee

a. From: Zero Waste Commission (PDF)
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution directing the City Manager to have staff study a proposed Clean City Program regulatory fee to meet environmental goals; and that the City advance its study of the possibility of increasing the commercial franchise fee, with a cost-benefit analysis of commercial business alternatives, in order to meet current needs and expand support for necessary Zero Waste programs and activities.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Andy Schneider, Commission Secretary, 981-6300
 
b. From: City Manager (PDF)
Recommendation:
Direct staff to consider the Zero Waste Commission's recommended Resolution when developing the Solid Waste Management strategic plan and sustainable rate structure.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action: Continued to November 15, 2011.

Council Action Calendar

29. Possible New Council Chambers - Options and Accessibility (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Arreguin and Worthington
Recommendation: Request a report back to the Council in no less than 60 days on the proposal suggested to vacate Old City Hall and relocate the City Council Chambers to a new location. The report should analyze feasible alternate locations for a Council Chambers, issues of accessibility for the disabled, proximity to transit, adequate seating for large crowds, and  connectivity to technology including television broadcasting.  The report should also discuss the City’s plans for the future use of Old City Hall, including alternatives to securing and closing Old City Hall.  The Council also requests that when the report is developed that it be calendared as an Action Item for discussion on a City Council agenda.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: 8 speakers. M/S/C (Arreguin/Maio) to approve Councilmembers Arreguin and Worthington’s revised recommendation to request a report back to the Council in no more than 60 days on the proposal suggested to vacate Old City Hall and relocate the City Council Chambers to a new location. The report should analyze feasible alternate locations for a Council Chambers, issues of accessibility for the disabled, proximity to transit and traffic and noise impacts in the surrounding area, adequate seating for large crowds, and connectivity to technology including television broadcasting.    The Council also requests that when the report is developed that it be calendared as an Action Item for discussion on a City Council agenda.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – None.
 
30. Public Notice of Local Plastic Bag Ban and Paper Bag Fee Ordinance (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Immediately initiate a public process to inform residents and businesses that we are seriously considering adopting a plastic bag ban and paper bag fee ordinance through the county-wide stopwaste.org.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Moved to Consent Calendar. Approved Councilmember Worthington’s revised recommendation to immediately initiate a press release to inform residents and businesses that Berkeley is seriously considering adopting a plastic bag ban and paper bag fee ordinance through the county-wide stopwaste.org.

Information Reports

31. Diversity Tracking on Boards and Commissions (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk, 981-6900
Action: Received and filed.
 
32. Evaluation of Speed Tables and Recommended Use of Traffic Calming Tools (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action: Received and filed.

33. Home-Generated Pharmaceutical Consolidation at Transfer Station (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action: Received and filed.

34. Public Art Plan for FY 2012-13 (PDF)
From: Civic Arts Commission
Contact: Mary Ann Merker, Commission Secretary, 981-7533
Action: Received and filed.

35. TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) For Neighborhood Cats (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Received and filed.


Public Comment – Including Items Not Listed on the Agenda –


Adjournment

Adjourned at 11:43 p.m. in honor of Vonnie Gurgin and Bob Lutt.


Communications (PDF)

2992 College Avenue
1.    John McArthur

Business License Late Fees
2.    Tim & Marley Lyman – Referred to City Manager by Councilmember Maio.

Peralta Community College District Redistricting Process
3.    Mary Kay Clunies-Ross

Housing Concerns
4.    Richard Berkeley

Clean Air Act
5.    Rose Braz

AT&T Advertising Solutions
6.    Mike Barry

Encampment in MLK Civic Center
7.    Rosemary Hardy

Council Concerns
8.    Glenn Bussey

Roosters
9.    Michael Minasian

Berkeley’s Push for West Berkeley as New LBNL Site
10. Zelda Bronstein

Critical Mass Hit & Run
11. Sady Hayashida


Supplemental Communications and Reports 1 (PDF)

Item 14: City Manager Referral: Avoiding Reassessment of a Property's Value Upon Conversion to a Limited Equity Form of Ownership for Low Income Owners
12. Jesse Palmer

Item 22: ZAB Appeal: 1423 Kains Avenue
13. Marianne Metallo
14. Christopher Taggart (2)
15. Larry Munn
16. Aaron Ehrlich, Katzoff & Riggs LLC

Item 23: Agreements With Other Law Enforcement Agencies, Police Departments or Private Security Organizations
17. Elliot Halpern

Item 24: Rescinding and Reenacting Relocation Ordinance, Chapter 13.84 of Berkeley Municipal Code
18. Elliot Goldstein
19. Marisol Jimenez-Gaytan
20. Sidhardha Lakireddy

Item 29: Possible New Council Chambers - Options and Accessibility
21. Joshua Pfeffer
22. Katherine Harr

Item 30: Public Notice of Local Plastic Bag Ban and Paper Bag Fee Ordinance
23. Kirsten James

 

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2 (PDF)

Item 10: Contracts: Waste Management of Alameda County for Landfill Disposal Services, and for Construction and Demolition Debris Sorting Services
24. Rick King

Item 16: Proclamation Celebrating Resident Matilda Belz Pascoe's 100th Birthday

  • Revised materials, submitted by Councilmember Arreguin (see agenda item)

Item 22: ZAB Appeal: 1423 Kains Avenue
25. Aaron Ehrlich
26. Larry Munn

Item 24: Rescinding and Reenacting Relocation Ordinance, Chapter 13.84 of Berkeley Municipal Code

  • Revised materials, submitted by Housing Department (see agenda item)

27. Wendy Alfsen
28. Michael Ellison

Item 26: Clemency Request and Release from Confinement for Leonard Peltier
29. Linda Maio, District 1

Item 29: Possible New Council Chambers - Options and Accessibility
30. Ariel Smith-Iyer