Regular Meeting Annotated Agenda
April 2, 2013

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ANNOTATED AGENDA
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
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: 7:27 p.m.  Councilmember Moore absent.

Ceremonial Matters: 

  1. The Cesar Chavez Commemoration Period in Berkeley – April 2013
  2. 11th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in Berkeley – April 7, 2013, 11 a.m. at the Magnes Collection, 2121 Allston Way
  3. National Library Week in Berkeley – April 14-20, 2013

City Manager Comments: 

  1. Bay Festival – April 13, 2013, 11 a.m.– 4 p.m. at the Berkeley Marina
  2. Heart to Heart Neighborhood Celebration & National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – April 27, 2013, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Oregon Street between Dohr Street and Sacramento Street
  3. City-wide Emergency Preparedness Drill – April 27, 2013

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: 4 speakers.

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

Consent Calendar

Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Maio) to accept revised material from Councilmember Worthington on Item 20 as revised to amend paragraph two of the background to replace “after the judge ruled” with “after a judge in Italy ruled”.

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

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

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

1. Zoning Amendments to Allow Later Hours of Operation on Telegraph Avenue; BMC Section 23E.56.060
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,282–N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code Section 23E.56.060 of the Zoning Ordinance to extend the allowable hours of operation for businesses in the Commercial Telegraph (C-T) District to include 24/7 hours north of Dwight Way and a required closing time of 12:00 a.m. south of Dwight Way.
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Maio; Absent – Moore.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,282–N.S.
Vote: Ayes – Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Maio; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore.
 
2. Amending BMC Chapter 9.32 Massage Ordinance: Exempting Chair Massage
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Sections 9.32.020 and 9.32.060 of the Berkeley Municipal Code to exempt chair massage from the requirement for a massage establishment permit.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
Action: Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 7,283–N.S. Second reading scheduled for April 30, 2013.

3. Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on April 2, 2013
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 - $1,405,750
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action: Approved recommendation.

4. Contract No. 7722D Amendment: Milliman, Inc. for Actuarial Services
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the existing Contract No. 7722D with Milliman, Inc., (hereinafter "Milliman") by increasing expenditure authority in an amount not to exceed $120,000, for a total contract amount of $369,999 through June 30, 2015 for actuarial services pertaining to retiree medical benefit plans.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $120,000
Contact: David Abel, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 66,053–N.S.

5. Contract No. 8392 Amendment: Innovative Claim Solutions, Inc. for Workers' Compensation Third Party Administrative Services
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend and extend Contract No. 8392 with Innovative Claim Solutions, Inc. (ICS), to provide Workers' Compensation Third Party Administrative Services, for a total amount not to exceed $3,576,198, for July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016.
Financial Implications: Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance Fund - $1,867,198
Contact: David Abel, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 66,054–N.S.

6. Contract: San Lorenzo Unified School District for the Summer Food Service Program
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a one-year contract and any amendments with the San Lorenzo Unified School District to provide lunches and afternoon snacks to Berkeley youth for the City's Summer Food Service Program for a total amount not to exceed $95,000, for the period of June 1, 2013 through August 31, 2013, with options to execute up to four (4) additional one-year extensions not to exceed $95,000 each year, contingent upon the availability of State funding, for a total contract amount not to exceed $475,000.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 66,055–N.S.

7. Contracts: Environmental and Planning Services
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt 12 Resolutions authorizing the City Manager to approve contracts and any amendments with the following firms for planning and environmental review services for a total contract period of three years:

1.   Donaldson Associates in an amount not to exceed $500,000; and
2.   Amy Skews-Cox in an amount not to exceed $500,000; and
3.   Colette Meunier in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000; and
4.   Rincon Consultants Inc. in an amount not to exceed $500,000; and
5.   Urban Planning Partners, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000; and 
6.   LSA Associates, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000; and 
7.   URS Corporation in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000; and 
8.   The Planning Center/DC&E in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000; and 
9.   Contestoga-Rovers & Associates in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000; and
10. Environmental Science Associates in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000; and
11. TetraTech, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $500,000; and
12. AEM Consulting in an amount not to exceed $500,000.

Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action:  Adopted the following resolutions:

  1. Resolution No. 66,056–N.S. (Donaldson Associates)
  2. Resolution No. 66,057–N.S. (Amy Skews-Cox)
  3. Resolution No. 66,058–N.S. (Colette Meunier)
  4. Resolution No. 66,059–N.S. (Rincon Consultants Inc.)
  5. Resolution No. 66,060–N.S. (Urban Planning Partners, Inc.)
  6. Resolution No. 66,061–N.S. (LSA Associates, Inc.)
  7. Resolution No. 66,062–N.S. (URS Corporation)
  8. Resolution No. 66,063–N.S. (The Planning Center/DC&E)
  9. Resolution No. 66,064–N.S. (Contestoga, Rovers & Associates)
  10. Resolution No. 66,065–N.S. (Environmental Science Associates)
  11. Resolution No. 66,066–N.S. (Tetra Tech, Inc.)
  12. Resolution No. 66,067–N.S. (AEM Consulting)

8. Disabled Placard Parking Policy for City-Owned Garages
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:
1.   Establishing new policies and fees for vehicles parking with disabled placards and license plates at City Garages; and
2.   Rescinding Resolution No. 65,640-N.S.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 66,068–N.S.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – Wozniak; Absent – Moore.

9. Purchase Order: Coast Counties Truck & Equipment Company for a Self-Loading Dump Truck
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order for one self-loading dump truck with Coast Counties Truck & Equipment Company, in an amount not to exceed $267,000.
Financial Implications: Equipment Replacement Fund - $267,000
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 66,069–N.S.

10. Purchase Order Increase: Motorola Solutions, Inc. for Public Safety Communications System Radio Equipment
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase the purchase order with Motorola Solutions, Inc. for portable and mobile radios and related accessories for the City of Berkeley Public Safety Radio System by an additional $100,000 for a new total amount not to exceed $2,704,764.
Financial Implications: Measure GG Fund - $100,000
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 66,070–N.S.

Council Consent Items 

11. Additional Meeting for the Peace and Justice Commission
From: Councilmember Anderson
Recommendation: Grant the Peace and Justice Commission permission for an additional (11th) meeting in 2013.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Max Anderson, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130
Action: Approved recommendation.

12. Support of SB 135 Earthquake Early Warning System
From: Councilmembers Anderson, Worthington, and Wengraf
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting Senate Bill 135 which would require the development of a comprehensive statewide earthquake early warning system in California.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Max Anderson, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 66,071–N.S.

13. Berkeley City Council Members Jointly Sign the CREDO Action Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Anderson and Arreguín
Recommendation: For the Berkeley City Council members to jointly sign the CREDO Action Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Item held over to April 30, 2013.

14. Urge President Obama to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Anderson and Arreguín
Recommendation: Send a letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to reject the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Approved recommendation.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – Wozniak; Absent – Moore.

15. Support UNITE HERE! and the Workers at the Hyatt Hotels
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Anderson and Arreguín
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting UNITE HERE! and the workers global boycott of Hyatt hotels in response to widespread evidence of harmful working conditions for hotel housekeepers.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Moved to Action Calendar.  Adopted Resolution No. 66,072–N.S. revised as follows:
  • Delete the third Whereas clause.
  • Amend fourth Whereas clause to remove “in response”.
  • Amend sixth Whereas clause to replace “their abusive” with “this”.
  • Amend second Resolved clause to read as follows: “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Berkeley call upon the City Manager to suspend official travel of all City employees to Hyatt Hotels until the Council has determined that the Hyatt has addressed unfair employment practices.”
  • Amend third Resolved clause to read as follows: “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council encourages its members to widely disseminate information about the Hyatt Hurts campaign to key stakeholders in our community for the purpose of encouraging informed judgments regarding whether stakeholders should patronize, partner with or otherwise legitimize Hyatt hotels covered by the UNITE HERE boycott. Such Berkeley stakeholders include but are not limited to: Civil rights and social justice organizations, Churches and religious organizations, local business owners; community leaders, city organizations, corporations and business trade associations, representatives and employees of federal, state, and local governments, academic institutions.”

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

16. Cesar Chavez Commemoration Event: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
From: Councilmembers Worthington and Arreguín
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $1,000 per Councilmember, including up to $1,000 from Councilmembers Worthington and Arreguin, to the Multicultural Institute for the City of Berkeley Cesar Chavez Commemoration Event with funds relinquished to the City's general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmembers Kriss Worthington and Jesse Arreguin, and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmembers' Discretionary Funds - $1,000
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 66,073–N.S. amended to include contributions from the following Councilmembers up to amounts listed: Councilmember Worthington - $100, Councilmember Arreguin - $100, Councilmember Maio - $100, Councilmember Anderson - $200, Councilmember Wengraf - $100.

17. Holocaust Remembrance Day Event: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds To General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
From: Councilmembers Worthington and Wengraf
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $975 per Councilmember, including up to $975 from Councilmembers Worthington and Wengraf, to the Holocaust Remembrance Day Event with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmembers Kriss Worthington and Susan Wengraf and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmembers' Discretionary Funds - $975
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Added Councilmember Anderson as a co-sponsor.  Adopted Resolution No. 66,074–N.S. amended to include contributions from the following Councilmembers up to amounts listed: Councilmember Anderson - $200, Councilmember Wengraf - $300, Councilmember Worthington - $250, Councilmember Arreguin - $100.

18. City Manager Referral: Solarizing & Energy Retrofitting Via a Joint Power Agreement
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to evaluate the feasibility of the City of Berkeley opting into a Joint Power Agreement (JPA) to add one more tool to increase solarizing and energy retrofitting.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Item held over to April 30, 2013.

19. Support the Declaration of April 24, 2013 as Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day in Berkeley
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a proclamation declaring April 24, 2013 Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day in Berkeley.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Adopted proclamation.

20. Support the American Association of University Women’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month and City Manager referral for Bay Area Women Against Rape Workshops

Revised Agenda Material (PDF)

From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Support the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Denim Day event on April 24. Also, refer to the City Manager to see if it would be possible to hold “Bay Area Women Against Rape” workshops in Berkeley.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Added Councilmember Wengraf as co-sponsor.  Approved recommendation as revised to support the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities and the Denim Day event on April 24.

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

21. Fees: Residential Preferential Parking Permits
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution establishing a new rate schedule for the Residential Preferential Parking Program, increasing the permit fees effective July 1, 2013; and rescinding Resolution No. 64,888-N.S.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing.  2 speakers.
M/S/C (Maio/Arreguin) to close the public hearing.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore, Worthington.

Action: M/S/C (Bates/Maio) to:

1. Adopt Resolution No. 66,075–N.S. amended as follows, establishing a new rate schedule for the Residential Preferential Parking Program effective July 1, 2013; and rescinding Resolution No. 64,888-N.S.

  • Fee for Annual Residential & In-Home Care permit shall increase to $45
  • Fee for Community-Serving Facility permit shall increase to $56
  • Fee for Merchant permit shall increase to $125
  • Remaining fees are unchanged from current rates.

2. City Manager to return to Council with additional recommendations regarding fees for the Residential Preferential Parking Program and increasing associated parking citations.

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

Councilmember Worthington absent 8:20 p.m. – 8:43 p.m.

Action Calendar – Old Business

22. Support Assembly Bill 187, Ammunition Tax (Continued from March 19, 2013)
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting Assembly Bill 187, introduced by Assemblymember Rob Bonta, which levies a tax on all ammunition sold in retail stores and gun shows to fund crime prevention in high-crime areas.  Copies of the Resolution should be sent to Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, State Senator Loni Hancock, Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, and Assemblymembers Nancy Skinner and Rob Bonta.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
Action:  Item removed from the agenda.

23. Pacific Center for Human Growth: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (Continued from March 19, 2013)
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Moore and Arreguin
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $1,000 per Councilmember including $1,000 from Councilmember Worthington to Pacific Center for Human Growth with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Worthington and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmembers’ Discretionary Funds - $1,000
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Item held over to April 30, 2013.

Action Calendar - New Business

24. Draft Mayor and Council Office Budget Donation Policy
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Provide comments on a draft Mayor and Councilmember Office Budget Donation policy and, if appropriate, provide direction to the City Manager to return with a draft Resolution modifying the policy for the City Council’s consideration.
Financial Implications: No direct fiscal impacts
Contact: Christine Daniel, City Manager, 981-7000
Action: Item held over to April 30, 2013.

Break: 9:31 p.m. – 9:40 p.m.

25. FY 2014 and FY 2015 Measure GG Budget

Supplemental Agenda Material - Measure GG Budget Presentation (PDF)

From: City Manager
Recommendation: Provide direction on which new positions and program elements to include in the FY 2014 and FY 2015 Measure GG budget.
Financial Implications: Estimated costs range from $446,405 - $645,405 per year, depending on the City Council’s direction.
Contact: Gil Dong, Fire, 981-3473
Action: 6 speakers.  M/S/C (Maio/Wengraf) to refer to the City Manager to conduct an analysis of the Measure GG budget.  City Manager to return to Council in May 2013 with results of staff’s analysis.

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

26. Housing Trust Fund Loans to Related Companies of California and the Berkeley Housing Authority for the Berkeley Housing Authority’s Public Housing Disposition Project
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:

1.   Approving a reservation from the Housing Trust Fund (HTF), in an amount not to exceed $400,000, to the Related Companies of California (Related) to fund costs associated with the disposition and rehabilitation of 75 units of low income rental housing from the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) to the Related affiliate, Berkeley 75 Housing Partners, LP (Berkeley 75), to be structured as a 55-year, no-interest loan; and
2.   Converting the existing $300,000 predevelopment loan to BHA into a grant; and
3.   Waiving the HTF Guidelines dealing with types of assistance and project selection.

Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400
Action:  3 speakers.  M/S/C (Capitelli/Wengraf) to:

1. Adopt Resolution No. 66,076–N.S. as amended,

a.   Approving a reservation from the Housing Trust Fund (HTF), in an amount not to exceed $400,000, to the Related Companies of California (Related) to fund costs associated with the disposition and rehabilitation of 75 units of low income rental housing from the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) to the Related affiliate, Berkeley 75 Housing Partners, LP (Berkeley 75), to be structured as a 55-year, no-interest loan; and

b.   Setting an interest rate of 0% for the existing $300,000 predevelopment loan and extending the term of the loan by 5 years with the amended clause to read as follows “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the previous loan of $300,000 made to the BHA will have an interest rate of 0% and have its term extended by 5 years.”; and

c.   Waiving the HTF Guidelines dealing with types of assistance and project selection.

2. Council to review on an annual basis the appropriateness of forgiving the predevelopment loan.

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


Council Action Items

27. Compassionate Sidewalks Community Process
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Establish a Homelessness Subcommittee to not only further explore questions and issues raised at the April 2nd work session, but to focus on a needs assessment of services, looking at what services are currently being provided and how to better integrate and deliver services, in addition to recommendations for funding and programs to address service gaps. In addition, the subcommittee should explore ways to increase transitional and permanently supportive housing for the homeless. The subcommittee should explore any best practices in these areas employed by other cities.  The subcommittee will hold focused discussions on issues related to service needs and delivery, and housing. The subcommittee will not only invite City staff, but service providers and other experts to present and participate in discussions.  A community working group will be formed on its own initiative separate from the Council subcommittee (the working group will not be organized or facilitated by city staff). The community working group will also participate in and present recommendations to the Council subcommittee on these issue areas.  The goal of the subcommittee/community working group is to develop recommendations to Council on improving the delivery of services and creating housing opportunities for homeless individuals.  The Council Homelessness subcommittee should report back to City Council no later than one year.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
Action: Item removed from the agenda.

Action: M/S/C (Arreguin/Capitelli) to suspend the rules and extend the meeting to 11:10 p.m.
Vote: Ayes – Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Maio, Moore.

Councilmember Maio absent 10:46 p.m. – 10:49 p.m.


28. City Manager Referral: Allow Video Screen with Advertisements Inside Taxicabs
Revised Agenda Material (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
Refer to the City Manager a change in the Berkeley Municipal Code, to allow for video screen advertisements to be posted inside taxicabs.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: M/S/C (Anderson/Wozniak) to accept revised material from Councilmember Worthington.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore.
Action: Item held over to April 30, 2013.

29. Telegraph ACTION Plan of Short Term Improvements for 2013 and 2014, to Provide Direction as Requested by City Manager at Work Session
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Telegraph ACTION Plan of short term improvements for 2013 and 2014. Provide direction to the City Manager as requested at the Telegraph work session, to prioritize staff attention amongst the many positive ideas presented.
Financial Implications: Refers $50,500 to budget process
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Item held over to April 30, 2013.

Public Comment – Including Items Not Listed on the Agenda – 3 speakers.

Adjournment in memory of:

Adjourned in memory of Vola Moore (Councilmember’s Mother).

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Arreguin) to adjourn the meeting.

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

Adjourned at 10:55 p.m.

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.

Public Records Act Request
1.    Thomas Peele – referred to City Manager by Councilmembers Worthington and Arreguin.

Redistricting
2.    Anna Taylor, on behalf of the McGee-Spaulding-Hardy Historic Interest Group

Claim
3.    Ragni Larsen-Orta

North Shattuck Shopping District
4.    Carole Selz – referred to City Manager by Councilmember Arreguin.

North of Vine Street Improvements
5.    North Shattuck Community Action Committee

Warm Water Pool
6.    Commission on Disability

Email Tax
7.    Starchild
8.    Walt Grohs, Sr.

Berkeley Main Post Office
9.    Susan Cerny (2)
10. Vici Casana
11. Arthur Stopes

2201 Dwight Way
12. Susan Cerny, on behalf of the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association

Response to Council Item - Radiation Flyover Research Study
13. David Bowman

Upcoming Bike Projects
14. Shannon Appelcline
15. Farid Javandel

Funding for California Economy
16. Ken Bukowski

Supplemental Communications and Reports 1

Item 26: Housing Trust Fund Loans to Related Companies of California and the Berkeley Housing Authority for the Berkeley Housing Authority’s Public Housing Disposition Project
17. Housing Advisory Commission

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2

Item 14: Urge President Obama to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline
18. Stephanie Thomas

Item 21: Fees: Residential Preferential Parking Permits
19. Lisa Bullwinkel
20. Robert Fraser
21. Brian Cooke

Item 25: FY 2014 and FY 2015 Measure GG Budget
22. Neighbors for Fire Safety

Supplemental Communications and Reports 3

Item 1: Zoning Amendments to Allow Later Hours of Operation on Telegraph Avenue; BMC Section 23E.56.060
23. Nate

Item 20: Support the American Association of University Women’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month and City Manager referral for Bay Area Women Against Rape Workshops

  • Revised materials, submitted by Councilmember Worthington

Item 21: Fees: Residential Preferential Parking Permits
24. Hector Salgado

Item 25: FY 2014 and FY 2015 Measure GG Budget

  • Presentation, submitted by Fire Department (see agenda item)

25. Matt Mitchell
26. Berkeley Disaster Preparedness Neighborhood Network
27. Barbara Gilbert

Item 28: City Manager Referral: Allow Video Screen with Advertisements Inside Taxicabs

  • Revised materials, submitted by Councilmember Worthington

Cesar Chavez/Community Forum on Immigration
28. Jesse Arreguin, District 4

Homeless Bill of Rights
29. Michael Diehl