Regular Meeting Annotated Agenda
March 20, 2012

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ANNOTATED AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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: 7:11 p.m.  Councilmember Arreguin absent.  Councilmember Wozniak absent.  Councilmember Arreguin present at 7:13 p.m.  Councilmember Wozniak present at 7:13 p.m.

Ceremonial Matters: 

  1. Bonnie Hughes Day – March 20, 2012
  2. Kiwanis Club of Berkeley
  3. Cesar Chavez Commemoration Period: March 20 – April 23, 2012
  4. Berkeley Youth and Government Delegation

City Manager Comments: 

  1. Appreciation for CERT volunteers filling sandbags in West Berkeley

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: 5 speakers.


Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only: 6 speakers.

Consent Calendar

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

1. Minutes for Approval (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of February 7, 2012 (special closed), February 14, 2012 (special and regular) and February 28, 2012 (special and regular).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Mark Numainville, Acting City Clerk, 981-6900
Action: Approved minutes as submitted.

2. Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled For Possible Issuance in the Next 30 Days (PDF)
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 - $1,410,000
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action: Approved recommendation.

3. Mental Health Service Act Innovation Program Grant and Awards (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to implement the MHSA Innovation Work Plan, utilizing $429,600 by June 30, 2012 to execute and administer up to seven Innovation pilot project grants, increasing access to services for specific underserved and inappropriately served populations, promoting interagency collaborations, and increasing the quality of mental health services for residents of Berkeley and Albany.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,629-N.S.

4. Classification and Salary: Accounting Office Specialist II (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions: 

1.   Amending Resolution No. 65,375-N.S., Classification and Salary Resolution for Service Employees International Union Local 1021 (Maintenance and Clerical Chapter), to establish the classification of Accounting Office Specialist II with a monthly salary range of $4,412 - $4,813 effective March 26, 2012; and

2.   Amending Resolution No. 65,376-N.S., Classification and Salary Resolution for Unrepresented Employees, to establish the classification of Accounting Office Specialist II with a monthly salary range of $4,420 - $4,862 effective March 26, 2012.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,630-N.S. and Resolution No. 65,631–N.S.

5. Classification and Salary: Library Page (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 64,173-N.S., Classification and Salary Resolution for Service Employees International Union Local 1021 (Community Services & PTRLA Chapter), to establish the at-will Library Page classification with a single hourly salary step of $13.52 effective March 26, 2012.
Financial Implications: Library Discretionary Fund - $30,136
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,632–N.S.

6. Contract No. 7645C Amendment: NEOGOV Inc. for Job Applicant Tracking System (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendment in the amount of $15,000 with NEOGOV Inc. for a job applicant tracking system and service, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $120,000, and extending the term of the contract from May 17, 2012 through May 16, 2015.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $15,000
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,633–N.S.

7. Personnel Rules and Regulations Amendment (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 60,776-N.S., the Personnel Rules and Regulations, Section 9.03 - Promotion Through a Non-Competitive Personnel Action - to add the inexperienced and/or uncertified classifications of Librarian I and Building Inspector I (Certified) and the experienced and/or certified classifications of Librarian II and Building Inspector II (Certified).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,634–N.S.

8. License Agreements: LBA RIV-CO XII LLC c/o LBA Realty for Vacant Lots, 940 Avenue/Sixty-Seventh Street (67th) Street (PDF)
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute three-year license agreements and any amendments with LBA RIV-CO XII LLC c/o LBA Realty for real property located at 940 Folger Avenue (address also known as 6701 San Pablo Avenue in prior agreement) for the purpose of using striped and paved vacant lots by the Berkeley Police Department’s Traffic Division in an amount not to exceed $7,000 per annum from September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2014, with an option to extend for an additional two-year period.
Financial Implications: Parking Meter Fund - $35,000
Contact: Michael Meehan, Police, 981-5900
Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 7,228–N.S.  Second reading scheduled for April 3, 2012.

9. Purchase Order No. 87054 Increase: Alameda County Criminalist Laboratory for Evidence Testing (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase FY 2012 Purchase Order No. 87054 to Alameda County Criminalist Laboratory by $75,000 to remit payment for FY 2012 invoices submitted to the Police Department by County of Alameda Treasurer for the Alameda County Criminalist Laboratory for evidence testing and analysis services provided in FY 2012 as expenditures exceed the purchase limit currently authorized.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $75,000
Contact: Michael Meehan, Police, 981-5900
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,635–N.S.

10. Contract: CDM Smith for Consulting Services for the Berkeley Transportation Action Plan (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with the consulting firm CDM Smith for project planning and policy development for the Value-Priced Parking and Real-Time Parking Information Pilot Program, a component of the Berkeley Transportation Action Plan (B-TAP), for an amount not to exceed $200,000 for the period March 21, 2012 through June 30, 2015.
Financial Implications: Metropolitan Transportation Commission Fund - $200,000
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,636–N.S.

11. Contract: W.R. Forde Associates, for Transfer Station Green Waste Fluid Separation Project (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:

1.   Approving plans and specifications for the Transfer Station Green Waste Fluid Separation Project, Specification Number 10-10524-C; and

2.   Accepting the bid of W.R. Forde Associates, and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any extensions or change orders until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specifications, in an amount not to exceed $411,077.
Financial Implications: Refuse Fund - $411,077
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,637–N.S.

12. Declaration of Intent: FY 2013 Street Light Assessment (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 

1.   Approving the Engineer's Report, Street Lighting Assessment District 1982-1, dated February 2012; 

2.   Setting a public hearing to be held before Council at its May 1, 2012 meeting; and 

3.   Authorizing the City Clerk to publish the notice of the public hearing for FY 2013 Levy of Assessments of Street Lighting Assessment District No. 1982-1.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action: Revised Engineer’s Report (Attachment 2) to correct Institutional square footage in the Assessment Summary to 2,400,812 sq. ft.  Adopted Resolution No. 65,638–N.S.

13. Grant Application: Bicycle Plan Update - Caltrans Community-Based Transportation Planning (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application for $247,500 to the Caltrans Community-Based Transportation Planning program to create an updated Berkeley Bicycle Plan: Active Transportation Strategy for Priority Development Areas and Communities of Concern; accept the grant awarded, and execute a grant agreement and any amendments.
Financial Implications: Grant revenue $247,500 & City match $27,500
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,639–N.S.

14. Parking Policies and Fee Schedule Adjustments for City-Owned Garages (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:

  1. Establishing new policies and fees for processing garage cardkeys;
  2.  Adjusting hourly parking rates at the Center Street Garage to help reduce coin handling;
  3. Establishing new policies and fees for vehicles with disabled placards at City Garages; and
  4. Rescinding Resolution No. 65,177–N.S.

Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Moved to Action Calendar.

1. Adopted Resolution No. 65,640–N.S. revised to reflect the following:

  • Delete the fifth and sixth whereas clauses.
  • Amend paragraph (2) under “Now Therefore Be It Resolved” to read:

“The City’s hourly parking rates at Center Street, Telegraph Channing, and Oxford Garages will not include charging fees to vehicles displaying disabled placards.”

2. Directed staff to return to Council with information on a process for issuing free parking cards to qualified disabled persons.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates; Noes - None.

15. Purchase Order: Hanford Toyota for 8 Toyota Prius Hybrids (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order for 8 Toyota Prius hybrids with Hanford Toyota, for an amount not to exceed $229,000.
Financial Implications: Equipment Replacement Fund - $229,000
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,641–N.S.

16. Mental Health Commission Appointments: Paul Kealoha-Blake and Dan Virkstis (PDF)
From: Mental Health Commission
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the appointment of Paul Kealoha-Blake and Dan Virkstis to the Mental Health Commission as representatives of the General Public Interest category, beginning March 20, 2012 and ending March 21, 2015.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Carol Patterson, Commission Secretary, 981-5217
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,642 –N.S.

Council Consent Items

17. California Federation of Teachers’ Millionaire Tax Initiative (PDF)
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting the California Federation of Teachers’ (CFT) Millionaires Tax Initiative for November’s ballot.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
Action:  Moved to Action Calendar.  M/S/C (Capitelli/Wengraf) to table the item.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Capitelli, Wengraf, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Arreguin, Worthington; Abstain – Moore, Anderson.

18. Due Process Guarantee Act (PDF)
From: Councilmember Arreguin and Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting Senator Feinstein’s Due Process Guarantee Act to clarify indefinite detentions without charge or trial of US Citizens in response to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,643–N.S.  Councilmember Worthington added as a co-sponsor.

19. Support Senate Bill 1229, Prohibiting the Requirement of Declawing or Debarking of Pets as a Condition of Tenancy (PDF)
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting Senate Bill (SB) 1229, authored by Senator Fran Pavley, which would prohibit the requiring of declawing or de-barking of a pet as a condition of tenancy.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,644–N.S.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – Wozniak.

20. Persian Center For Persian New Year Festival: Relinquishment Of Council Office Budget Funds To General Fund And Grant Of Such Funds (PDF)
From: Councilmember Arreguin and Anderson
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $1,000 per Councilmember to the Persian Center for the Persian New Year Festival with funds relinquished to the City’s General Fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Jesse Arreguín and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmember's Discretionary Funds - $1,000
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,645–N.S. amended to include Councilmember Arreguin’s contribution of $1000 and Councilmember Anderson’s contribution of $200.  Councilmember Anderson added as a co-sponsor.

21. Referral to the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission: Develop a Budget for Disaster Preparedness for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Capitelli, Moore and Anderson
Recommendation: Request that the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission collaborate with staff to develop a budget to bring emergency preparedness resources to presently underserved areas of Berkeley and to other populations that would be vulnerable during a disaster, particularly the disabled and the elderly.
Financial Implications: To be determined
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150
Action: Approved recommendation.  Added Councilmember Moore and Councilmember Anderson as a co-sponsors.

22. Letter of Concern Regarding UC's Sale of Sargent Johnson Artwork (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Wengraf, Anderson and Moore
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution and send a letter expressing concern regarding UC's recent sale of public art by Berkeley artist Sargent Johnson and send to Chancellor Birgeneau, Representative Barbara Lee, Senator Barbara Boxer and Senator Diane Feinstein.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,646–N.S.

23. Referral to Public Works and Energy Commissions Feasibility of LED Street Lights (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Worthington and Wozniak
Recommendation: Refer to the Public Works Commission and Energy Commission the feasibility of using LED streetlights.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Approved recommendation.

24. Letter Encouraging the Grammys to Reinstate 31 Ethnic Categories (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Send a letter requesting the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) reinstate the 31 ethnic categories that were eliminated.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Approved recommendation.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Worthington; Noes – Wozniak; Abstain – Capitelli, Wengraf, Bates.

25. Support the Consumer Watchdog Campaign to Make Health Insurance Companies Justify Their Rates (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Support the ballot initiative for fair rates for health insurance known as the Consumer Watchdog Campaign to Make Health Insurance Companies Justify Their Rates.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Approved recommendation.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Worthington; Noes – None;   Abstain – Capitelli, Wengraf, Wozniak, Bates.

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

26. Amendments to Berkeley Election Reform Act (PDF)
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), Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 2.12, as follows: 

1.   Amend section 2.12.065 to provide for electronic posting of campaign contributions in lieu of newspaper publication;

2.   Add section 2.12.231 to create additional remedies for violations including issuance of monetary penalties;

3.   Add section 2.12.271 to create additional filing requirements for committees making expenditures in support of or opposition to a measure;

4.   Add section 2.12.297 to require additional filing of independent expenditure reports in 40 days preceding election;

5.   Add section 2.12.335 to require disclosure on campaign communications of certain contributions (top four contributors with total contributions over $250); and

6.   Amend section 2.212.485 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
Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 0 speakers. 
M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to close the public hearing.
Action: M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to accept supplemental material from Councilmember Wozniak.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates; Noes - None.

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Capitelli) to hold the item over to the April 3, 2012 regular meeting.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Worthington;   Abstain – Anderson.

Action Calendar – Old Business

27. Contribution Limits on Contractors Doing Business with the City (Continued from March 6, 2012) (PDF)
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Refer to the Fair Campaign Practices Commission (FCPC) for consideration the issue of prohibiting contributions by contractors doing business with the City and the Berkeley Unified School District.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
Action: Item held over to the April 3, 2012 regular meeting.

28. Ban Agricultural Use of Methyl Iodide in California (Continued from March 6, 2012) (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Send the Director of California's Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), Brian Leahy, a letter urging the banning of methyl iodide in agricultural uses.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

Action: 0 speakers.  M/S/C (Worthington/Arreguin) to approve Councilmember Worthington’s recommendation to send the Director of California's Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), Brian Leahy, a letter, as amended, urging the banning of methyl iodide in agricultural uses.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Wengraf, Worthington, Bates; Noes – None;  Abstain – Capitelli, Wozniak.

Action Calendar – New Business

29. Downtown Area Plan (DAP) 2012 and Implementation Measures (PDF)

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

  1. Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Adopting CEQA Findings and the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program;
  2. Adopt a Resolution approving amendments to the General Plan text and map to implement the DAP 2012 and adopting the DAP 2012;
  3. Adopt first reading of Ordinances to repeal and reenact Chapter, 23E.68, and retitling it from C-2 to Commercial Downtown Mixed- Use (C-DMU);  to adopt Chapter, 23B.34 (Green Pathway); and to amend Definitions in Chapter 23F.04; and
  4. Adopt first reading of an Ordinance to amend the official Zoning Map by reclassifying portions of the Downtown Area Plan area from C-1, C-2, C-SA, R-2A and R-4 to C-DMU, C-SA, or R-3 and include the following four subareas within the C-DMU District: Core, Outer Core, Corridor, and Buffer.

Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400

Action: 3 speakers. M/S/C (Arreguin/Moore) to accept supplemental material from staff.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates; Noes - None.

Action: M/S/C (Bates/Capitelli) to adopt the following:

  1. 65,647-N.S. Certifying the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Adopting CEQA Findings and the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program;
  2. Revised Resolution No. 65,648-N.S. approving amendments to the General Plan text and map to implement the DAP 2012 and adopting the DAP 2012, including revised policies as shown on Exhibit C.
  3. First reading of Ordinance No. 7,229-N.S. to repeal and reenact Chapter, 23E.68, and re-titling it from C-2 to Commercial Downtown Mixed- Use (C-DMU);
  4. First reading of Ordinance No. 7,230-N.S. to adopt Chapter, 23B.34 (Green Pathway); 
  5. First reading of Ordinance No. 7,231-N.S. amend Definitions in Chapter 23F.04; 
  6. First reading of Ordinance No. 7,232-N.S. to amend the official Zoning Map by reclassifying portions of the Downtown Area Plan area from C-1, C-2, C-SA, R-2A and R-4 to C-DMU, C-SA, or R-3 and include the following four subareas within the C-DMU District: Core, Outer Core, Corridor, and Buffer; and
  7. Resolution No. 65,649-N.S. requiring review of DAP 2012 upon approval of first building over 75 feet.

Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Worthington.

30. a. Sex Trafficking Task Force to Combat Sexual Exploitation of Minors in Berkeley (PDF)
From: Commission on the Status of Women
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to establish a nine person Task Force to combat sexual exploitation of minors in Berkeley.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Nicole Kelly, Commission Secretary, 981-5125

b. Preventing Sex Trafficking and the Sexual Exploitation of Minors (PDF)
From: Peace and Justice Commission
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution establishing a Task Force or Joint Subcommittee to develop strategies to prevent sex trafficking and the sexual exploitation of minors in Berkeley.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Eric Brenman, Commission Secretary, 981-5114

c. Commission on the Status of Women Recommendation to Combat the Trafficking and/or Sexual Exploitation of Minors (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Refer the issue of sex trafficking and the sexual exploitation of minors to the Commission on the Status of Women's (COSOW) already-established Sexual Exploitation Subcommittee to study the scope and extent of the issue in Berkeley and to make recommendations and identify existing and other external resources to address this matter.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

Action: 3 speakers.  M/S/C (Maio/Capitelli) to advise the Commission on the Status of Women and the Peace and Justice Commission to create independent, two-member ad hoc subcommittees on Sexual Exploitation of Minors/Sex Trafficking that will meet jointly, with Councilmember Maio to serve as the Council Liaison.  The subcommittees will report back to their respective commissions for making recommendations to Council.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates; Noes - None..

Information Reports

31. Commission Recommendation Based on Referral Regarding Electronic Filing of Campaign Statements (PDF)
From: Fair Campaign Practices Commission
Contact: Kristy van Herick, Commission Secretary, 981-6950
Action: Moved to Action Calendar.  Held over to April 3, 2012 regular meeting.

32. Audit Update: Parcel Based Special Taxes, Fees and Assessments Audit (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action: Received and filed.  Correction under Fiscal Impacts to change recommendation 5.2 to 5.4.

33. Bus Rapid Transit Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (FEIS/R) (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action: Received and filed.

34. LPC-NOD: 2626 Bancroft Way and 2625 Durant Avenue (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action: Received and filed.

35. LPC-NOD: 2911 Russell Street (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action: Received and filed.

36. Ohlone Greenway Bicycle-Pedestrian Crossings at Cedar/Rose Park (PDF)
From: Transportation Commission
Contact: Farid Javandel, Commission Secretary, 981-6300
Action: Moved to Consent Calendar.  Adopted the first, second, and third bullet points in the Background section.  

37. Report on Regional Bodies Participation- Alameda County Transportation Commission (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 –0

Adjournment in memory of:

  1. James Leiby, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare

Adjourned at 10:05 p.m.


Communications (PDF)

2517 Regent Street 
1.    Susan Cerny, on behalf of the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association

Mutual Aid Agreement
2.    Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers
3.    Jennifer Smith, on behalf of Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute

Supplemental Communications and Reports 1 (PDF)

 None

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2 (PDF)

Item 14: Parking Policies and Fee Schedule Adjustments for City-Owned Garages
4.    Gary Marquard
5.    Richard Moor

Item 29: Downtown Area Plan (DAP) 2012 and Implementation Measures
6.    Gene Poschman (2)
7.    Avram Gur Arye

Supplemental Communications and Reports 3 (PDF)

Item 14: Item 14: Parking Policies and Fee Schedule Adjustments for City-Owned Garages
8.    Donna Mickleson

Item 26: Amendments to Berkeley Election Reform Act
9.    Gordon Wozniak, District 8

Item 29: Downtown Area Plan (DAP) 2012 and Implementation Measures

  • Supplemental materials, submitted by Planning & Development (see agenda item)

10. Berkeley Council Watch

Jim Leiby
11. The Leiby Family

Berkeley Arts Festival
12. Unknown