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2010 Council Items

 

 

Date

Item

Vote Pass?
12/14 Referral to City Manager: Consideration of Additional Taxi Stand Locations and Report on ‘Parking-Gate’  9-0-0  Yes
12/14

Referral to Planning Commission: Telegraph Business Improvement District Letter on Glassblowing Businesses (PDF)

 9-0-0  Yes
12/7 Recognizing the Outstanding Efforts of the Chief of Police Michael Meehan (Continued from October 26, 2010) (PDF)  delayed  delayed
12/7 Sponsorship of 27th Annual Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  9-0-0  Yes
11/9 Berkeley Food and Housing Project: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 8-0-0 Yes
11/9 Northside Merchants Association: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds  8-0-0  Yes
10/26 Local Plastic Bag Ordinance  delayed  delayed
10/26 Support Asahbir Basi (Continued from October 19, 2010)  9-0-0  Yes
10/26 Support BevMo Workers by Restoring Hours and Benefits to Employees  8-0-1  Yes
10/26  delayed  delayed
10/26 Urging McDonald's Corporation to Switch to a Less Cruel Method of Chicken Slaughter

 7-0-2

 Yes
10/26 Proclamation Honoring the Berkeley City College Digital Arts Club 9-0-0  Yes
10/19 Refer to the City Manager: Establishment of a Public Safety Zone  8-0-0  Yes
10/19 Referral to the City Manager: 1) Alleged Persistent Housing and/or Building Code Violations at Multiple Addresses, and 2) Consideration and Creation of a Policy Disincentive for Repeat Violations  7-0-0  Yes
10/19   Support Asahbir Basi Revised Agenda Material  delayed  delayed
9/28 Opposing the Proposed Comcast-NBC Universal Merger (Continued from September 21, 2010)  Removed  Removed
9/28 Supporting Food and Water Watch's Spill The Truth Campaign to Temporarily Shut Down The BP Atlantis Oil Rig (Continued from September 21, 2010)  Removed  Removed
9/28 State Legislation to Bar All Utility Companies Including PG&E from Spending Ratepayer Revenue on Political Campaigns (continued from September 21, 2010)  Removed  Removed
9/28 Oppose the November Ballot Initiative Increasing Legislative Vote Requirement to Two-Thirds for Environmental and Public Protection from Oil and Tobacco Company Mishaps  9-0-0  Yes
9/28 Clemency Request for Leonard Peltier  9-0-0  Yes
9/21 State Legislation to Bar All Utility Companies Including PG&E from Spending Ratepayer Revenue on Political Campaigns (continued from July 13, 2010) delayed delayed
9/21 Support Proposition 24: Tax Fairness Act Which Provides Necessary Tax Money to the State Budget From Large Corporations That Can Afford to Pay Their Fair Share in Taxes 9-0-0 Yes
9/21 Proclamation Declaring October 9, 2010 as Indigenous Peoples Day 9-0-0 Yes
9/21 Support of H.R. 4722, the Active Community Transportation Act of 2010 9-0-0 Yes
9/21 Berkeley High Parent Resource/BUSD – Black Family Reunion - Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant 9-0-0 Yes
7/13 Supporting Food and Water Watch’s Spill The Truth Campaign to Temporarily Shut Down The BP Atlantis Oil Rig (Continued from June 29, 2010)

delayed

delayed

7/13 Support U.S. Labor Against the War by Adopting a Resolution Condemning the War

delayed

delayed

7/13 State Legislation to Bar All Utility Companies Including PG&E from Spending Ratepayer Revenue on Political Campaigns

delayed

delayed

7/13 Opposing the Proposed Comcast-NBC Universal Merger

delayed

delayed

7/13 Raising the Ethiopian Flag on the Annual Enkutatash Festival 6-0-3 yes
7/13 Support ACLU Concerns About Punitive Interpretations of UC Student Conduct Code (Continued from June 29, 2010)

delayed

delayed

7/13 Oppose Social Security and Medicare Solvency Commission Act (S. 276) (Continued from June 22, 2010 and July 6, 2010)

delayed

delayed

7/13

Willard Pool Status Update and Budgetary Considerations to Prevent Closure.       b. From: Councilmember Worthington                                              Option #1. Re-allocate funding from one street in District 7 or 8 which is scheduled to be repaved during this fiscal year.

4-5-0 no
7/13

Willard Pool Status Update and Budgetary Considerations to Prevent Closure.     b. From: Councilmember Worthington                             

Option #2. Re-allocate funding from any other possible source designated by the City Manager from salary savings, unbudgeted interest earnings, retirements, or other accounting solutions.                                                                      

Option #3. Provide transportation from Willard Pool to other pools to minimize loss of service to this area and to increase revenue streams for other city pools.  This could take the form of bus passes or carpools or vanpools or any potential affordable transportation options.

no

 

no

no

 

no

7/13

Willard Pool Status Update and Budgetary Considerations to Prevent Closure.     b. From: Councilmember Worthington Option #4. Initiate immediate talks with the BUSD to explore any possibilities small or large that might mitigate or prevent the loss of Willard Pool and the Warm Water Pool.

9-0-0 yes
7/13 Willard Pool Status Update and Budgetary Considerations to Prevent Closure.     c. From: Councilmembers Wozniak, Wengraf and Worthington removed removed
7/6 Support for AB 1934: Prohibiting the Open Carrying of Unloaded Handguns in Public Areas 9-0-0 yes
7/6 Supporting the State Initiative 1445 (09-0098) Which Will Change Legislative Vote Requirements Necessary to Pass the State Budget 9-0-0 yes
7/6 Support the Enactment of the Girls Protection Act (H.R. 5137) 9-0-0 yes
7/6 Follow-up on Smart Meters: City Response to Smart Meter Problems and Preparation of a Letter to the California Public Utilities Commission (Continued from June 1, 2010) 6-1-1 yes
7/6 Oppose Social Security and Medicare Solvency Commission Act (S. 276) (Continued from June 22, 2010)

delayed

delayed

7/6 Oppose PG&E Rate Increases as Proposed no action not action
6/29

Supporting the Establishment of a Department of Peace (H.R. 808/ S. TBA) and the Youth PROMISE ACT (H.R. 1064/S. 435)

8-0-1 yes
6/29 Support Legislation Lifting The $75 Million Cap on Oil Company Liability 8-0-1 yes
6/29 Supporting Food and Water Watch’s Spill The Truth Campaign to Temporarily Shut Down The BP Atlantis Oil Rig

delayed

delayed

6/29 Support ACLU Concerns About Punitive Interpretations of UC Student Conduct Code (continued from May 4, 2010)

delayed

delayed

6/29 Follow-up on Smart Meters: City Response to Smart Meter Problems and Preparation of a Letter to the California Public Utilities Commission (continued from June 1, 2010)

delayed

delayed

6/22

Oppose Berkeley Bowl’s Management’s Effort to Reduce Employee Benefits and Decertify the Union

8-0-1 yes
6/22

Oppose Budget Cuts for In-Home Supportive Services and Medi-Cal; Oppose Fingerprinting and Photographing of Elderly & Disabled IHSS Recipients and Unannounced Home Visits

9-0-0 yes
6/22

Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds to Telegraph Business Improvement District (TBID) LastSundays Fest

9-0-0 yes
6/22 City Sponsorship of the 2010 Telegraph LastSundays Fest 9-0-0 yes
6/22 Support the Enactment of the American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010 (H.R. 4213) 6-0-2 yes
6/22 Request to Schedule a Workshop to Discuss a Proposed Sunshine Ordinance 9-0-0 yes
6/22 Updating and Reissuing the Telegraph Area Crime Watch and Prevention Pamphlet 9-0-0 yes
6/22 Support of US Armed Forces Safe, Orderly and Expeditious Redeployment from Afghanistan  8-0-1

yes

6/22                    Referral to City Manager: Recommend Changes to the Sidewalk Vending Code 9-0-0  yes          
6/22           Support of the California Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 8-1-0 yes
6/22 Oppose Social Security and Medicare Solvency Commission Act (S. 276) (Continued from June 1, 2010)

delayed

delayed

6/1 Proclamation Honoring Reid's Records for 65 Years of Service to Berkeley 9-0-0 yes
6/1 Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds to the Berkeley Pacific Center 9-0-0 yes
6/1 Written Moratorium on Contract Enforcement About Vacations/Sick Time for Small Business Owners at Telegraph/Channing Garage 9-0-0 yes
6/1 Seventh Annual Berkeley World Music Festival 9-0-0 yes
6/1 Support Americans with Disabilities Act Campaign 9-0-0 yes
6/1 Referral to the Energy Commission: City Response to Smart Meter Problems and Preparation of a Letter to the California Public Utilities Commission

delayed

delayed

6/1 Proclamation to Honor June as Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning Pride Month and Authorize City Manager to Fly the Rainbow Flag for the Rest of June 9-0-0 yes
6/1 Oppose Social Security and Medicare Solvency Commission Act (S. 276)

delayed

delayed

5/18 Support Proposition 15, The California Fair Elections Act 9-0-0 yes
5/18 Support of AB2199, Repeal of Discriminatory Code 9-0-0 yes
5/18 Relinquishment of Council Office Budget for Berkeley Juneteenth Festival Celebration, June 13, 2010 9-0-0 yes
5/18

Denouncing Arizona State Senate Bill 1070 and Calling for a Boycott of the State of Arizona and Arizona Based Businesses. a. From: Councilmembers Arreguin, Worthington, and Moore

9-0-0 yes
5/18

Support ASUC's Gubernatorial Higher Education Pledge Campaign

9-0-0 yes
5/18 Support Pre-election Day Voting (SB 970) 9-0-0 yes
5/18 Oppose Elimination of the Cal Grant Program 9-0-0 yes
5/18 Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act 9-0-0 yes
5/18 Adopt a Proclamation in Recognition of Fabulous Activist Bay Area Lesbians with Disabilities: A Storytelling Project 9-0-0 yes
5/18

Proclamation Honoring the Gray Panthers 40th Anniversary

9-0-0 yes
5/18

Recognizing 350PPM as the Recommended CO2 Limit a. From: Councilmember Worthington

9-0-0 yes
5/4

 Support ACLU Concerns About Punitive Interpretations of UC Student Conduct Code

delayed

no
5/4  No on Valero Initiative "Dirty Energy Proposition" 9-0-0 yes
5/4 Proclamation in Honor of Jack Foley 9-0-0 yes
5/4

Telegraph Avenue Commercial District Zoning Adjustments

9-0-0 yes
4/27 Support Assembly Bill 656: Fair Share for Fair Tuition 9-0-0 yes
4/27 Recognition of the Prime Minister of Tibet's Visitation of Berkeley   8-0-0

yes

4/20 Oppose Statewide Proposition 14 Which Prevents Political Party Members From Selecting Their Own Candidates for General Elections 9-0-0 yes
4/20 Oppose Statewide Proposition 17 - Increasing Car Insurance for Not Driving 9-0-0 yes
4/20 City Opposition to PG&E Proposed Rate Increase and Flat Fee 9-0-0 yes
4/20 Support Initiative for California State Parks and Wildlife Programs 9-0-0 yes
4/20 Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds to Janet Jean Motika 9-0-0 yes
3/23 Proclamation of the 8th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Event 9-0-0 yes
3/23 Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds to the Holocaust Remembrance Day Event Revised Agenda Material 9-0-0 yes
3/23 Support Proclamation Declaring April 24, 2010 Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day in Berkeley 9-0-0 yes
3/23 Send a Letter Supporting the Overdose Treatment Act (AB 2145) 9-0-0 yes
3/23 Send a Letter to President Obama Supporting Leadership for ratification of CEDAW (Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) 9-0-0 yes
3/23 Urging UC Regents to Adopt the UC Dream Scholarship Proposal for Undocumented Students 9-0-0 yes
3/23 Support of Walter Hood's Proposed Conceptual Design for a Strawberry Creek Plaza on Center Street between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue 8-1-0 yes
3/9 Raising the Tibetan Flag in Solidarity with the Tibetan People for 51 Years in Exile 9-0-0 yes
3/9 Universal and Unconditional Amnesty for Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan War Military Resisters and Veterans who acted in Opposition to the War for Matters of Conscience (Continued from February 23, 2010) Revised Agenda Material 7-2-0 yes
3/9 Send a Letter Supporting the Amendments to the Water Protection and Reinvestment Trust Fund 5-2-2 yes
3/9 Support the Elimination of Mobile Billboard Advertising Within the City (continued from February 23, 2010)

delayed

delayed

2/23 American Relief Efforts in Haiti 7-0-0 yes
2/23 Formation of Inter-Agency Liaison Committee with Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District (“AC Transit”) 9-0-0 yes
2/23

Support Dawn Johnsen's Nomination to the U.S. Office of Legal Counsel

delayed

delayed

2/9 Refer Oakland's New Disability-Friendly Emergency Plan to the Commission on Disability and the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission 9-0-0 yes
2/9 Inflationary Adjustment for Maximum Nonprofit Bingo Prize Value 9-0-0 yes
2/9 February 12, 2010 Deadline for Application to the California Redistricting Commission 9-0-0 yes
2/9 Approve Instant Runoff Voting for November 2010 b. From: Councilmember Worthington 8-1-0 yes
1/26 California Democracy Act (PDF) 9-0-0 yes
1/26 Letter Urging the Iran Government to Release Arrested Cal Students (revised) 9-0-0 yes
1/26 Ticketmaster/Live Nation Potential Merger 5-0-4 yes
1/26 25th Anniversary Jewish Music Festival - March 26 to 28 2010 (revised) 9-0-0 yes
1/26 Relinquishment Of Council Office Budget Funds To General Fund And Grant Of Such Funds To Berkeley Jewish Music Festival 9-0-0 yes
1/19 Proclamation: 2nd Annual “A Walk For Change” Celebration in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 9-0-0 yes
1/19 Endorse "Homelessness Ends With A Home" and Send Letter to President Obama 9-0-0 yes
1/19 Referral: Create a Non-Commercial Short-Term Parking Space at 2476 Telegraph Avenue 9-0-0 yes