Regular Meeting eAgenda
December 6, 2011

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AGENDA
 
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 
Tuesday, December 6, 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, CMC, 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.
 
Additional information regarding public comment by City of Berkeley employees and interns: Employees and interns of the City of Berkeley, although not required, are encouraged to identify themselves as such, the department in which they work and state whether they are speaking as an individual or in their official capacity when addressing the Council in open session or workshops.
 
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: City Manager
Recommendation: 
1.   Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the FY 2012 Annual Appropriations Ordinance No. 7,195–N.S. for fiscal year 2012 based upon recommended re-appropriation of committed FY 2011 funding and other adjustments authorized since July 1, 2011, in the amount of $57,102,171 (gross) and $49,261,483 (net).
2.   Adopt a Resolution directing the Trustee of the Community Facilities District No. 1 (CFD1) (Disaster Fire Protection) Project Fund to transfer only $352,531 from the Debt Service Fund to Project Fund and rescind Resolution No. 65,236-N.S.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, 981-7000
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 9.32 Massage Therapy Ordinance.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: 
1.   Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 9.52 regarding regulation of taxicabs and automobiles for hire; and
2.   Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 62,299 Section A to include taxi business permit transfers and taxi vehicle permit transfers as part of the fee schedule.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Christine Daniel, Interim City Manager, 981-7000
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Section 3.36.070 of the Berkeley Municipal Code to extend the term of the Waterfront Commission to December 31, 2012.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk, 981-6900
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of November 8, 2011 (special and regular) and November 15, 2011(specials and regular).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk, 981-6900
 
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: TBD - $2,492,155
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute the documents necessary to join the County Supervisors Association of California Excess Insurance Authority Joint Powers Authority ("CSAC EIA"), including the Joint Powers Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding, to obtain Medical Malpractice Insurance for City employees in the Public Health and Mental Health Divisions of the Department of Health Services beginning December 31, 2011, and continuing with annual renewal thereafter, in an amount not to exceed $42,000 for the initial term through June 30, 2013.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Health Services, 981-7000
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 7381D with Corporate Care, LLC for the provision of carpet cleaning and maintenance services at Mental Health clinic sites; to increase the amount by $7,850 for a total contract amount not to exceed $56,300.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $7,850
Contact: Jane Micallef, Health Services, 981-7000
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 
1.   Authorizing the City Manager to submit an application from Resources for Community Development (RCD) to the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) to secure a loan in the amount of $758,600 in Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Housing Program Funds allocated to the City’s Mental Health Division for the renovation of the University Homes (UA Homes) Adult housing project; and
2.   Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UA Homes Limited Partnership in order to specify roles and responsibilities of each entity regarding the provision of supportive services associated with the project.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Health Services, 981-7000
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution reappointing Ms. Aydan Aysoy to serve as the City of Berkeley's citizen representative on the Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee (PAPCO) of the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jane Micallef, Health Services, 981-7000
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions:
1.   Approving payment and reporting of the value of the Employer Paid Member Contributions for members of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) City of Berkeley Miscellaneous Employees pension plan to be effective January 5, 2003.
2.   Approving payment and reporting as a tax deferred member paid contribution pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 414(h)(2) for members of the CalPERS City of Berkeley Safety Police Employees pension plan and the CalPERS City of Berkeley Safety Fire pension plan to be effective December 22, 2000.
Financial Implications: No fiscal impact
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 8350 with the East Bay Conservation Corps/Civicorps Schools (EBCC) to increase the amount by $45,000 for a not to exceed amount of $550,000 for the period ending September 30, 2013.
Financial Implications: Marina Fund - $45,000
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 8733 with Atkins of North America, Inc. to complete the CEQA environmental review process for the Aquatic Park Improvement Program (APIP) by adding $11,270 for a total contract amount not to exceed $148,314.
Financial Implications: Parks Tax Fund - $11,270
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 
1.   Approving the plans and specifications for the San Pablo Park Basketball Court Renovation Project (Bid Specification No. 11-10561-C); 
2.   Deeming that the lowest Bid received from ERA Construction, Inc. is non-responsive; 
3.   Authorizing the City Manager or his/her designee to execute a construction contract to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder, McGuire and Hester Construction, Inc. (MH), for the amount of their Bid, $384,870; and
4.   Authorizing the City Manager and his/her designee to execute change orders, amendments and/or time extensions to the Contract for a construction contingency amount not to exceed $57,730 (15% of the construction contract), for a total spending authority of $442,600.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $442,600
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager and his/her designee to execute a contract and any amendments with West Coast Arborists, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $116,000 per year for a period of two years beginning December 10, 2011 and ending December 10, 2013, with an option to renew for one additional year, for a total contract amount not to exceed $348,000.
Financial Implications: Parks Tax Fund - $348,000
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the submittal of a City of Berkeley Application to the Proposition 84 competitive Urban Greening Project Grant Program for the Center Street Strawberry Creek Plaza Project.
Financial Implications: $8,700,000 (revenue)
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt four Resolutions directing the City Manager to enter into the attached Mills Act Contract for each of the properties located at 1340 Arch Street, 2811 Benvenue, 22 Roble Road, and 1984 San Antonio.
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 with St. Vincent de Paul for hauling, refurbishing and recycling mattresses collected at the City of Berkeley Transfer Station, in an amount not to exceed $180,000 for the period January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014, with an option for two 1-year extensions.
Financial Implications: Refuse Fund - $180,000
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first readings of 3 Ordinances authorizing the City Manager to accept Easement Deed Agreements for extension of sewer pipe facilities, with: 1) David Halpin, 1232 Milvia Street; 2) Rachel Callaghan and Martin B. Reich, 1236 Milvia Street; and 3) Carol Edlinger and Josey Edlinger, 1240 Milvia Street.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: Auditor
Recommendation: 
1.   Reaffirm previous votes to:
a) Support exploring a whistleblower hotline, and
b) Implement audit recommendations for the City Manager to consider:  An electronic timecard system; Contracts management software; Improvements to grants management.
2.   Consider including these as priority projects for the 2013 budget.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750
 
From: Auditor
Recommendation: Rescind Resolution No. 64,019-N.S. and adopt a Resolution to limit the Mayor and Council's carryover expenditure limit to positive balances only effective June 30, 2014.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750
 
Council Consent Items
 
From: Mayor Bates
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution officially appointing Council Member Linda Maio to be the Vice President of the Council for a term of one year beginning December 2011 to December 2012.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
 
From: Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Anderson and Moore
Recommendation: Co-sponsor the 1st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast on January 16, 2012.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
 
From: Mayor Bates and Councilmember Anderson
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember including $250 from Mayor Bates to the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the fiscal sponsor of the 1st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, with funds relinquished to the City's general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Mayor Bates and any other Council members who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmembers' Discretionary Funds - $250
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
 
From: Councilmembers Maio and Wengraf
Recommendation: Adopt the UC faculty petition language to express Berkeley's support for the Wall Street and other occupation efforts.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110
 
From: Councilmember Maio
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager that the zoning code for Moderate Impact Home Operation (Moderate Impact HO) be amended to include home occupation activities receiving five or fewer visits weekly, requiring an AUP rather than a Use Permit with public hearing.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110
 
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Send a letter to local TV stations requesting consideration of the noise impacts on residents in future deployment of news helicopters
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
 
From: Councilmembers Arreguin and Capitelli
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to work with the Public Works Department and the Berkeley City College Tobacco-less Club to create "No Smoking" signs and develop a plan to install signs at key locations throughout the Downtown area.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
 
From: Councilmembers Worthington and Arreguin
Recommendation: Send a letter to Chancellor Birgeneau and Chief Celaya, opposing UC Police violence against protestors.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
 
From: Councilmembers Worthington and Anderson
Recommendation: Send a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown supporting the creation of Medical Amnesty in California to encourage witnesses of a potential drug-related overdose to call 911.
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 - Appeals
 
Time shall be provided for public comment for persons representing both sides of the action/appeal and each side will be allocated seven minutes to present their comments on the appeal.  Where the appellant is not the applicant, the appellants collectively shall have seven minutes to comment and the applicant shall have seven minutes to comment.  Where the appellant is the applicant, the applicant/appellant shall have seven minutes to comment and the persons supporting the action of the board or commission on appeal shall have seven minutes to comment.
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to:
1.   Determine that Appeal Issues 3, 7, 8 and 9 are without merit and dismiss the appeal as to those issues; and
2.   As to the remaining Appeal Issues, remand the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to approve Use Permit No. 10-10000017 to demolish a 49-space parking garage, 1,500 square foot church community facility, and school building, and construct a five-story mixed-use building with a 59-space parking garage, 2,722 square foot church community facility and Group Living Accommodations (student dormitory) for 164 persons to the ZAB for a public hearing to:
a.   Consider an Addendum to the EIR;
b.   Conduct a new public hearing to consider the project under the recently adopted R-SMU Zoning District regulations (BMC Chapter 23D.52); and
c.   Consider and, as the ZAB deems appropriate, make the required demolition findings under Section 23C.08.050 for the existing building that is at least 40 years old (this permit was previously not included in the ZAB action).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400

Action Calendar – Public Hearings

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 and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution amending Section 25E of Resolution No. 56,508-N.S. by adding subsections to extend Residential Preferential Permit Parking on two streets.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $1,050
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution granting the appeal of Ali Eslami, in part, overturning the Zoning Adjustment Board’s (ZAB) decision to deny Use Permit Modification No. 10-70000010 and Variance No. 10-10000071, and approve the Use Permit Modification and Variances to reduce the number of off-street parking to three spaces, where four are required; to reduce the required landscaped strip between the parking pads and the rear lot line to 1-foot, 7-inches, where two feet is required; and to reduce the amount of Useable Open Space from approximately 991 square feet to 685 square feet, where 1600 square feet is required; and approve an Administrative Use Permit to allow uncovered parking in the rear yard area.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: 
1.   Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, either: a)  Adopt a Resolution granting the appeal of Berry Cisco Gardner, Jr., overturning the Zoning Adjustment Board's (ZAB) decision to approve Use Permit No. 10-10000034 to allow retail sales of beer and wine for off-site consumption at an existing retail pharmacy, and denying the Use Permit, OR  b) Continue the hearing to consider approval of the Use Permit following revisions to BMC Section 23E.16.040.B.2.c to specify additional circumstances under which a Use Permit for alcohol sales or service may be approved where the applicant has prior violations. AND
2.   Provide direction to the Planning Commission to revise Section 23E.16.040.B.2.c as discussed above.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
b. Communications
1.    Denise Differding
2.    Berry Cisco Gardner, Jr.
 
Action Calendar –  Old Business
 
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
 
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting UC-Wide November Days of Action (modified ASUC resolution).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
 
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Send a letter to President Obama requesting he not approve the Keystone XL Pipeline and thanking his administration for delaying the project for further consideration
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
 
From: Councilmember Worthington
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
 
Action Calendar –  Old Business
 
39.  Sweat Free Procurement Ordinance
a. Sweat Free Procurement Ordinance – Lowering Purchase Threshold from $25,000 to $10,000 (PDF)
From: Commission on Labor
Recommendation:
Direct the City Manager to amend the City of Berkeley Sweat- Free Procurement Ordinance to lower the threshold for purchase of textile products from $25,000 to $10,000. 
Fiscal Implications: See report.
Contact: Delfina Geiken, Commission Secretary, 981-7551
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: The City Manager recommends to City Council to lower the current established threshold of $25,000 to $10,000 for the Sweatshop-Free Procurement Ordinance No. 7,099-N.S. effective July 1, 2013.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

Action Calendar – Council Items
 
From: Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Anderson, Arreguin and Capitelli
Recommendation: Request the City Manager draft language amending the Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 23C.08 related to the demolition and elimination of dwelling units for Planning Commission and City Council consideration.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
 
From: Councilmember Wozniak
Recommendation: Set the date for the 2nd Public Hearing on redistricting proposals for January 31, 2012.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180
 
Information Reports
 
From: City Manager
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: Board of Library Trustees
Contact: Donna Corbeil, Library, 981-6100
 
From: Councilmember Wengraf
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160

 
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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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 November 22, 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 27: News Helicopter Noise Impacts
1.    Shirley Stuart and William Seely

Item 32: Extend Residential Preferential Parking Permit Program on Two Streets
2.    Joe Caldarola and Leah Samul

Marijuana Dispensaries
3.    Beth Anderson
4.    Diana Rossi
5.    Max Anderson, District 3
6.    Ryan Kerian

Support for Medical Cannabis Resolution
7.    Charley Pappas

Downtown Development Fees
8.    John Caner, on behalf of the Downtown Berkeley Association

Lawrence Lab in West Berkeley
9.    Berkeley Council Watch

Response to East Bay Express Article “Plastic Problem”
10. Jeff Belchamber