Special Meeting Annotated Agenda
July 31, 2012

 

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ANNOTATED AGENDA
 
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
7:00 P.M.
Council Chambers - 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Teleconference Locations: 
142 San Vicente Blvd., Apt 142B, Santa Monica, CA 90402 
1901 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703 
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 Arreguín

District 8 – Gordon Wozniak

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:04 p.m.  Mayor Bates absent.

Ceremonial Matters: 

  1. International Assistance Dog Week

City Manager Comments: 

  1. National Night Out – August 7, 2012

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: 2 speakers. 

Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only: 7 speakers. 

 

Consent Calendar

Action: M/S/C (Moore/Worthington) to adopt the Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Bates.

Consent Calendar – Continued Business

 A.  Cleanup Amendments: Re-Adopt Economic Development Amendments in the Commercial- Telegraph District, Amending BMC Chapter 23E.56 
From: City Manager
 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,255–N.S.amending Chapter 23E.56, the Commercial-Telegraph (C-T) District, to streamline zoning permit requirements for certain business uses likely to encourage economic activity.  These amendments were previously adopted in June 2011 but were inadvertently removed through a drafting error in a subsequent Ordinance. 
 First Reading Vote: All Ayes 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400 
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,255–N.S.  Bates absent.

 B.  Sale of Non-Processed Edibles from Occupied Residential Lots, Amending Berkeley Municipal Code Title 23 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,256–N.S. defining and permitting the sale of Non-Processed Edibles grown or raised on occupied residential lots and amending Berkeley Municipal Code Title 23. 
First Reading Vote: All Ayes 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400 
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,256–N.S.  Bates absent.

Consent Calendar

  1.  Council's Policies for Negotiating and Monitoring Employee Benefits 
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution establishing formal policies for negotiating and monitoring employee benefits and benefit funding levels. The purpose of the policies is aimed at increasing the transparency of City benefits and compensation, to the extent consistent with existing law. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, 981-7000 
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,847–N.S.  Bates absent. 
  2.  Revoking Administrative Use Permit No. 10-20000081: Acupressure Health Center 
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution reflecting the July 10, 2012 action determining that Acupressure Health Center at 1610 University Avenue has: 1) failed to comply with the conditions of Administrative Use Permit No. 10-20000081; and 2) substantially changed in character beyond that set forth in Administrative Use Permit No. 10-20000081 under BMC 23B.60, and ordered that Administrative Use Permit No. 10-20000081 be revoked. 
    Financial Implications: None 
    Contact: William Rogers, City Manager’s Office, 981-7000 
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,848–N.S.  Bates absent. 
  3.  Revoking Use Permit No. 7845: Berkeley Alouette 
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution reflecting the July 10, 2012 action determining that Berkeley Alouette at 1443 University Avenue has: 1) failed to comply with the conditions of Use Permit No. 7845; and 2) substantially changed in character beyond that set forth in Use Permit No. 7845 under BMC 23B.60, and ordered that Use Permit No. 7845 be revoked. 
    Financial Implications: None 
    Contact: William Rogers, City Manager’s Office, 981-7000 
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,849–N.S.  Bates absent.
  4. Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled For Possible Issuance After Council Approval on July 24, 2012 
    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 - $334,000 
    Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300 
    Action: Approved recommendation. 
  5.  Revenue Agreement: Alameda County Transition to Independence Program for Berkeley Mental Health
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a revenue agreement with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, and any amendments thereto, for outpatient mental health services to transition aged youth in the amount of $527,308 for the term July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013, and approving the designations as listed on the CBO Contract Signature Authorization form. 
    Financial Implications: Alameda County TAY TIP Fund - $527,308 (revenue) 
    Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400 
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,850–N.S.  Bates absent. 
  6. Approval of Operating Funding to Resources for Community Development and Affordable Housing Associates
    From City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving operating funding in the amount of $28,638 each for the City of Berkeley’s two Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO’s):  Resources for Community Development (RCD) and Affordable Housing Associates. 
    Financial Implications: Various Funds - $57,276 
    Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,851–N.S.  Bates absent.
     
  7.  Grant Applications:  Cosco Busan Grant Program Administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to:  
    1.   Submit five grant applications totaling $2.45 million to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for grant funding provided by the Cosco Busan Oil Spill Settlement;  
    2.   Accept any grants;  
    3.   Execute any resulting grant agreements and any amendments;
    4.   Authorize the use of $500,000 in local match from the Marina Fund for the projects; and 
     
    5.   Authorize the implementation of the projects and appropriation of funding for related expenses, subject to securing the grant. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700 
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,852–N.S.  Bates absent. 
  8. Contract: State of California for 2012-13 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Grant  
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a grant contract and any subsequent amendments with the State of California to accept Fiscal Year 2013 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Grant funding in the amount of $82,659 and appropriate the funds to enforce laws to prohibit furnishing alcohol to minors and identifying problem premises who may also be associated with criminal activity including narcotics, buying and selling of stolen property and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) fraud. 
    Financial Implications: Alcohol Beverage Control Fund - $82,659 (grant) 
    Contact: Michael Meehan, Police, 981-5900 
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,853–N.S.  Bates absent. 
  9.  Contract No. 8146A Amendment: AECOM for Additional On-Call Traffic Engineering Services to Support Grant-Funded Project Delivery
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 8146A with AECOM Engineering for on-call traffic engineering services, increasing the amount by $350,000 for a new contract total amount not to exceed $900,000 and extending the term through December 31, 2014 to assist with timely delivery of a portion of $15.8 million of grant funded projects. 
    Financial Implications: Various Funds - $350,000 
    Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300 
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,854–N.S.  Bates absent. 
  10.  Contract Amendments No. 8431 Angus-Hamer, Inc. and No. 8440A Taylor Systems Engineering, Inc. for Telecom, Electrical, and Mechanical Design and Construction Administrative Services for Upgrades of Civic Center Building and Public Safety Building Data Centers
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions:  
    1.   Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 8431 with Angus-Hamer, Inc. for telecom design and construction administrative services to upgrade existing Civic Center Building (CCB) and Public Safety Building (PSB) data centers, increasing the amount by $64,750 for a total not to exceed $111,450 and extending the contract term to December 31, 2013.  
    2.   Authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 8440A with Taylor Systems Engineering, Inc. for electrical and mechanical design and construction administrative services to upgrade existing CCB and PSB data centers, increasing the amount by $146,900 for a total revised contract amount not to exceed $425,500 and extending the contract term to December 31, 2013. 
    Financial Implications: Various Funds - $211,650 
    Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300 
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,855–N.S. (Angus-Hamer) and Resolution No. 65,856–N.S. (Taylor Systems).  Bates absent. 
  11. Joint Report on Diesel Spill at UC Stanley Hall 
    From: Community Environmental Advisory Commission and Community Heath Commission 
    Recommendation:  
    1.   Direct the City Manager to write to UC Chancellor: a. Asking UC Berkeley to provide the City with an implementation timeline and the revised UCB Contingency Plan for Hazardous Waste Releases and Threatened Releases, incorporating the "lessons learned" summary provided to CEAC on May 3, 2012 and the CHC on May 9, 2012; and b. Requesting that UC map all sump pumps and piping diagrams on campus. For water discharges, the campus should consider alternative uses rather than discharge directly into the creeks.  
    2.   Direct the City Manager to: a. Provide a similar City list of "lessons learned" with timelines for implementation; and b. Improve communication from public to the incident command and from the IC to the public. 
    Financial Implications: Staff time 
    Contact: Nabil Al-Hadithy, CEAC Commission Secretary, 981-7461, and 
    Tasha Tervalon, CHC Commission Secretary, 981-5347 
    Action:  Approved recommendation.

Council Consent Items

  1. California Homeless Bill of Rights
    From: Councilmember Arreguín 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution urging the California Legislature to adopt the California Homeless Bill of Rights, which, among various things, establishes that no person should suffer unfair discrimination based on their homeless status. 
    Financial Implications: None 
    Contact: Jesse Arreguín, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140 
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,857–N.S.  Bates absent. 
  2. Urging the United States Postal Service to Stop the Sale of the Berkeley Main Post Office
    From: Councilmembers Arreguin and Wengraf 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution urging the United States Postal Service and U.S. Representative Barbara Lee to not proceed with the sale of the Berkeley Main Post Office, at 2000 Allston Way. 
    Financial Implications: None 
    Contact: Jesse Arreguín, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140 
    Action: Moved to Action Calendar. 11 speakers. M/S/C (Arreguin/Moore) to 1) adopt Resolution No. 65,858–N.S. as amended and, 2) create a subcommittee of the City Council on the issue of the potential sale of the Berkeley Main Post Office comprised of Mayor Bates, Councilmember Arreguin, Councilmember Wengraf, and Councilmember Capitelli. 
    Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Bates. 
     
  3. North Shattuck Pedestrian Improvements
    From: Councilmember Capitelli 
    Recommendation:  Request that the City Manager authorize a program for up to three ‘parklets’-temporary public space within two on street, metered spaces – with no fee for lost parking revenue for one year because project includes increase of 8-9 new parking spaces generating compensating revenue.  Parklet spaces would still be required to pay Sidewalk Seating Permit Fee and Annual Permit Fee. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150 
    Action: Item removed from agenda by Councilmember Capitelli. 
  4. City Manager Referral: Place Our Sister Cities Appropriately on the City Website
    From: Councilmember Worthington 
    Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to place our Sister Cities appropriately on the City Website. 
    Financial Implications: Minimal 
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170 
    Action: Approved recommendation. 
  5. City Manager Referral: Telegraph Pedestrian Safety
    From: Councilmember Worthington 
    Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to produce a preliminary plan for Telegraph pedestrian safety improvements as requested by the Telegraph Merchants Association. 
    Financial Implications: $5000 
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
    Action: Approved recommendation.
     
  6. Proclamation for a Radical Artists and RA Writing Workshops
    From: Councilmember Worthington 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Proclamation which Honors and Supports Radical Artists Writing Workshops as an integral educational program for Berkeley youth. 
    Financial Implications: None 
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170 
    Action: Approved proclamation. 
  7. Stonewall Fest: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
    From: Councilmember Worthington 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $1,000 per Councilmember to the Stonewall Fest/Berkeley Pride 2012 Celebration with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for the purpose that the City of Berkeley be represented at Stonewall Fest/Berkeley Pride 2012, which brings the community together to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and intersex queer pride, and for costs of having a contingent in the celebration from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Worthington and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute. 
    Financial Implications: Councilmember’s Discretionary Funds - $1,000 
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170 
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,859–N.S. amended to include contributions from the following Councilmembers up the following amounts: Councilmember Worthington - $1000; Councilmember Moore - $250; Councilmember Arreguin - $250; Councilmember Anderson - $250.  Bates absent. 
  8. ACHA-Tibetan Sisterhood: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
    From: Councilmember Worthington 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $500 per Councilmember, including up to $500 from Councilmember Worthington, to support the ACHA-Tibetan Sisterhood with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose that the City of Berkeley provide fiscal sponsorship for the organization’s initial two years from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Worthington and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute. 
    Financial Implications: Councilmember’s Discretionary Funds - $500 
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170 
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,860–N.S. amended to include contributions from the following Councilmembers up the following amounts: Councilmember Worthington - $500; Councilmember Anderson - $250.  Bates absent. 
  9. Deceptive Practices: Automatically Renewing Leases
    From: Councilmember Wozniak 
    Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to:  
    1.   Review the practice of ‘automatically renewing’ leases and to determine whether or not this deceptive practice is permitted under current State or Berkeley laws.  
    2.   Develop, in conjunction with the Rent Board, an ordinance prohibiting deceptive practices that automatically renews a lease without the tenant’s consent. 
    Financial Implications: Staff time 
    Contact: Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180 
    Action: Approved recommendation with additional referrals from Councilmember Arreguin regarding advance notice to tenants and requiring written agreements with tenants prior to renewal.   

Action Calendar – Continued Business

C.  Requesting Alameda County Recorder of Deeds Help Stopping Foreclosures (Continued from July 17, 2012)

From: Councilmember Worthington 
Recommendation: Send a letter to the Alameda County Recorder of Deeds and Sheriff in regards to a local action plan about stopping foreclosures. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170 
Action: M/S/C (Arreguin/Worthington) to accept supplemental material from Councilmember Capitelli for Item C.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Bates.
 

Action: Moved to Consent Calendar.  Approve the recommendation to send the revised letter submitted by Councilmember Capitelli to the Alameda County Recorder of Deeds and Sheriff in regards to a local action plan about stopping foreclosures.  Councilmembers Capitelli, Anderson, and Moore added as co-sponsors.   

Action Calendar – New Business

  1.  Modification of Ballot Title for Initiative Ordinance Enacting New Requirements for the City Council and Rent Stabilization Board and Boards and Commissions Relating to Agendas and Meetings, Requiring Additional Disclosure of Public Records, and Creating a New Commission
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 65,747-N.S. to modify the ballot title for the Initiative Ordinance Enacting New Requirements for the City Council and Rent Stabilization Board and Boards and Commissions Relating to Agendas and Meetings, Requiring Additional Disclosure of Public Records, and Creating a New Commission. 
    Financial Implications: None 
    Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950 
    Action: 3 speakers.  M/S/C (Capitelli/Wozniak) to adopt Resolution No. 65,861–N.S. amending Resolution No. 65,747–N.S. to modify the ballot title for the Initiative Ordinance Enacting New Requirements for the City Council and Rent Stabilization Board and Boards and Commissions Relating to Agendas and Meetings, Requiring Additional Disclosure of Public Records, and Creating a New Commission revised to add “36” between “all” and “commissions” in the ballot question.

Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Wengraf, Wozniak; Noes – Arreguin, Worthington; Abstain – None; Absent – Bates.

  1. Setting an Affordable Housing Mitigation Fee 
    a. From: Housing Advisory Commission 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution by October 15, 2012 setting the affordable housing impact fee, specifying the amount a developer of new rental housing will need to pay and setting other terms by which a developer can meet the affordable housing mitigation fee requirements pursuant to Berkeley Municipal Code Section 22.20.065, added by Ordinance No. 7,192–N.S. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Kathryn Hoover, Commission Secretary, 981-5415

b. From: Health, Housing and Community Services 
Recommendation: Discuss the Housing Impact Fee at a work session in October 2012. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400 

Action: 3 speakers. M/S/C (Arreguin/Worthington) to adopt the following:

b. The City Manager’s recommendation to discuss the Housing Impact Fee at a work session in October 2012 with the amendment that a resolution to adopt an affordable housing impact fee with a range of $15,000 - $34,000 be on the agenda for the regular meeting that is scheduled for the same night as the worksession.

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

  1. a. Amending BMC Chapter 2.06 on Open Government, and Council Rules of Procedure 
    From: Open Government Commission 
    Recommendation:  
    1.   Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Section 2.06.070 on Open Government, relating to revised and supplemental reports concerning items on Council agendas and posting of agendas on the City web site; and  
    2.   Direct staff to return with proposed revisions to the Berkeley City Council Rules of Procedure and Order to update the process for distribution and consideration of revised and supplemental reports. 
    Financial Implications: None 
    Contact: Kristy van Herick, Commission Secretary, 981-6950

b. Referral to the Open Government Commission on Making Amendments and Compromises Speedily Available to the Public (Continued from July 17, 2012) 
From: Councilmember Worthington 
Recommendation: Refer to the Open Government Commission to consider amending the Open Government Ordinance to allow quick distribution of information to all City Council members and members of the public. 
Financial Implications: Minimal 
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170 

Action:  0 speakers. M/S/C (Worthington/Arreguin) to adopt the following:

a. 
1.   First reading of Ordinance No. 7,257–N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code Section 2.06.070 on Open Government, relating to revised and supplemental reports concerning items on Council agendas and posting of agendas on the City web site. Second reading scheduled for September 11, 2012.

2.   The Open Government Ordinance Commission’s recommendation to direct staff to return with proposed revisions to the Berkeley City Council Rules of Procedure and Order to update the process for distribution and consideration of revised and supplemental reports.

Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Bates.      

  1. Expanded Single-Use Bag Reduction Ordinance 
    a. From: Zero Waste Commission  
    Recommendation:  
    1.   Support and promote a 2-phase single-use bag reduction ordinance, in which: - Phase 1 is implementation of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Authority) single-use Bag Reduction Ordinance for "packaged food stores," adopted by the Authority in January 2012 effective January 1, 2013; and - Phase 2 is expanding implementation to include all Berkeley retailers. The ZWC requests that Council direct the City Manager to prepare a plan of approach with the Public Works Director to implement Phase 2. This phase must include necessary environmental review, a defined outreach plan, and a clear administrative program that is provided with adequate funding and identified staff to support implementation with all Berkeley retailers.  Implementation should also take into consideration staff resources dedicated to implementing Phase 1, as well as the massive undertaking to implement the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance (MRO) as of July 2012.  With the need for funding and staff resources to be adequately met, the Commission anticipates Phase 2 could potentially be implemented in 2013 or 2014. 
    2.   Immediately approve the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a consultant to compile additional California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements, and select the consultant to expedite the supplemental Bag Reduction Ordinance process. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Andy Schneider, Commission Secretary, 981-6357

b. From: Public Works  
Recommendation: Support implementation of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Authority) single-use Bag Reduction Ordinance for "packaged food stores," which will be effective on January 1, 2013. The City will reconsider an all retail bag ordinance, (excluding restaurants) either in conjunction with the County or by supplemental City ordinance, after review of the effectiveness of the Authority's current ordinance, and when $170,000 in funding is available for such a Citywide single-use bag ban. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300 

c. Referral to City Manager: Comprehensive Single Use Plastic Bag Ban/Paper Bag Fee Ordinance (Continued from July 17, 2012) 
From: Councilmember Worthington 
Recommendation: Request from the City Manager an estimate of the minimum dollar amount necessary to begin a City of Berkeley Single Use Plastic Bag Ban/Paper Bag Fee Ordinance simultaneous with the County of Alameda for all retail non-restaurant businesses. 
Financial Implications: To be determined 
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170    

Action: 0 speakers. M/S/C (Arreguin/Worthington) to approve the following:

a.  the Zero Waste Commission’s recommendation to: 
1.   Support and promote a 2-phase single-use bag reduction ordinance, in which: - Phase 1 is implementation of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Authority) single-use Bag Reduction Ordinance for "packaged food stores," adopted by the Authority in January 2012 effective January 1, 2013.

2.   Immediately approve the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) or other process as determined by the City Manager for a consultant to compile additional California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements, and select the consultant to expedite the supplemental Bag Reduction Ordinance process.

Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Bates.

Information Reports

25. Status Update: Youth Employment Program 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400 
Action:  Received and filed.

26. Tobacco Prevention Program Activities Update 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400 
Action:  Received and filed. 

27. Audit Update: Association of Sports Field Users (ASFU) 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700 
Action:  Received and filed. 

28. Audit Status Report: Improved Workflow Systems Will Help Ensure Property Taxes are Adjusted for New Construction 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400 
Action:  Received and filed. 

29. Traffic Impacts Study for West Campus/Old Adult School Site 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300 
Action:  Moved to Consent Calendar by Councilmember Moore and referred to the City Manager with the item be brought back to Council with additional information.   

Public Comment – Including Items Not Listed on the Agenda – 2 speakers.

 Adjournment

Action: M/S/C (Moore/Arreguin) to adjourn. 
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Worthington; Noes – None; Abstain – Wozniak; Absent – Wengraf, Bates.

Adjourned at 10:46 p.m. in recognition of Dana Vollmer, former UC Berkeley student-athlete, for her gold medal and world record at the 2012 Olympics

  Communications

Item 13: Urging the United States Postal Service to Stop the Sale of the Berkeley Main Post Office  

  1.  Margot Smith

Item 21: Initiative Petition – Sunshine Ordinance 
    2. Bradley Hertz

McLaughlin Eastshore State Park

  1. Patricia Jones, on behalf of Citizens for East Shore Parks

Supplemental Communications and Reports 1

None

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2

Item 12: California Homeless Bill of Rights

  1. Carol Denney

Item 13: Urging the United States Postal Service to Stop the Sale of the Berkeley Main Post Office

  1. Sally Nelson

Item 14: North Shattuck Pedestrian Improvements

  1. Heather Hensley, on behalf of the North Shattuck Association
  2. Mark Rhoades
  3. Matthew Passmore
  4. Mary Ann Brewin

Item 21: Modification of Ballot Title for Initiative Ordinance Enacting New Requirements for the City Council and Rent Stabilization Board and Boards and Commissions Relating to Agendas and Meetings, Requiring Additional Disclosure of Public Records, and Creating a New Commission

  1. Bradley Hertz

Supplemental Communications and Reports 3

Item 13: Urging the United States Postal Service to Stop the Sale of the Berkeley Main Post Office

  1. Merrilie Mitchell
  2. Unknown (3)

Item C: Requesting Alameda County Recorder of Deeds Help Stopping Foreclosures

  1. Laurie Capitelli, District 5

Item 21: Modification of Ballot Title for Initiative Ordinance Enacting New Requirements for the City Council and Rent Stabilization Board and Boards and Commissions Relating to Agendas and Meetings, Requiring Additional Disclosure of Public Records, and Creating a New Commission

  1. Dean Metzger

Waiver for Fine

  1. Shoshana Frumkin