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REGULAR BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1999

AGENDA

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:00 p.m.

Ceremonial Matters: In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters.

a. Proclamation: Fair Housing Month
b. Proclamation: Cinco de Mayo Day

c. Performance by Berkeley High Jazz Band

Comments From The City Manager: The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report. The Council will not take action on such items, but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for discussion.

Comments From The Public: A total of thirty (30) minutes is scheduled. Each speaker is limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes.

Council Action: The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda.

Consent Calendar

The Council will consider removal and addition of items to the Consent Calendar prior to voting on the Consent Calendar. All items remaining on the Consent Calendar will be approved in one motion. Items removed from the Consent Calendar will be taken up after the "Action Calendar" unless the Council reorders the agenda.

1. Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution reviewing and confirming the continued existence of a local emergency with regard to HIV transmission from use of HIV-infected needles among injection drug users, and authorizing the Director of Public Health to take steps to enable the operation of needle exchange emergency distribution.
Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

2. Ordinances for Second Reading:
a)
Amending Section 1 of Ordinance No. 6321- N.S., declaring a moratorium on the removal of Coast Live Oak Trees, to allow the one-time removal of four young coast live oaks for the purpose of restoring or maintaining public view corridors at the Berkeley Rose Garden. (Ayes - unanimous; absent - none)

3. Contract Amendment: Community Agency Emergency Shelter Grant Funds
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) contract with Building Opportunities For Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) for Harrison House Rehabilitation by extending the term to June 30, 2000.
Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 644-6001

4. Clean Storm Water Fees
From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 59,020-N.S. to clarify that the clean stormwater fee rate does not terminate by its own terms as of June 30, 1999, and to mandate continuance of the City's current practice of funding the low-income exemption with the General Fund.
Contact: Andreas Campos-Kreutzer, Public Works, 644-6506; Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

5. Arlington Avenue Street Lighting Assessment District
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt two Resolutions: 1) declaring intent to establish the Arlington Avenue Street Light Upgrading Assessment District 1999-1, approving the preliminary Engineer’s report for the District, authorizing the mailing of ballots to property owners affected by the proposed formation of the District, and scheduling a public hearing on June 15, 1999 at which time the ballots for the proposed Arlington Avenue Street Lighting Assessment District will be tabulated; and 2) authorizing the City Manager to cast an assessment ballot in favor of the proposed District.
Contact: Andreas Campos-Kreutzer, Public Works, 644-6506

6. Appoint John Heindel as Consulting Engineer for Levy of Street Lighting Assessment District
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution appointing John H. Heindel, Consulting Civil Engineer for assistance in the preparation and filing of a report for levy of annual assessments for Berkeley Street Lighting Assessment District No. 1982-1
Contact: Andreas Campos-Kreutzer, Public Works, 644-6506

7. Contract: Underground Cistern at Cragmont School
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Dames & Moore to provide engineering services, plans and specifications, and construction support design of a reinforced concrete underground cistern at Cragmont School in an amount not to exceed $60,000 for the period October 30, 1998 to June 30, 2000.
Contact: Andreas Campos-Kreutzer, Public Works, 644-6506

8. Contract Amendment: Seismic Upgrade of Fire Stations
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with West Bay Builders for Seismic Upgrade of Fire Stations 1 (2442 8th Street), 3 (2710 Russell Street), 4 (1900 Marin Avenue), and 6 (999 Cedar Street), by increasing the amount $200,000 for a total not to exceed $3,136,345.
Contact: Andreas Campos-Kreutzer, Public Works, 644-6506

9. Contracts: HUD Shelter Plus Care/AIDS Supportive Housing
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt three Resolutions authorizing the City Manager to: 1) execute a revenue agreement with Alameda County Housing and Community Development for a Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development Supportive Housing Shelter Plus Care Grant in the amount of $635,889 for homeless individuals and families disabled by HIV and/or AIDS for the period August 1, 1997 through January 30, 2003; 2) execute an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding with the Berkeley Housing Authority for purposes of implementing the rental subsidy provisions of this Grant; and 3) execute a contract with New Directions in the amount of $25,435 to provide HIV/AIDS services to homeless individuals and families, for the period January 1, 1999 through January 30, 2003.
Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-6459

10. Grant Application: Bicycle Projects
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for $136,000 Transportation Development Act funds for three bicycle projects in Fiscal Year 1999-2000: 1) Bicycle Safety Education, 2) Ohlone Trail Improvements, and 3) Bike Parking in Commercial Areas; and authorizing the City Manager to execute any resultant agreement and amendments.
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105
a. Transportation Commission Information Report
Contact: Nathan Landau, Secretary, 705-8136

11. Referral to Budget Process: Senior Home - Improvement Grant Program

From: Councilmember Breland
Recommendation:
Refer to the budget process implementation of a Senior Home Improvement Grant Program in Berkeley.
Contact: Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400

12. Civic Center Building Addition
From: Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:
Request the City Manager report back regarding the feasibility of financing an addition to the west side Civic Center Building, financed with the City's outside leases/properties for City staff.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

13. Traffic Ordinance Amendment
From: Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:
Refer the attached Ordinance language to the City Manager.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

14. Street Design Guidelines
From: Mayor Dean
Recommendation:
1) Refer to staff, Planning Commission, and Transportation Commission, the publication Street Design Guidelines for Healthy Neighborhoods, by Dan Burden and published by the Center for Livable Communities, January 1999; 2) throughout the entire process of consideration of this referral, residents and neighborhood groups are to be consulted; 3) request staff, residents and commission members consider adopting all or part of the guidelines as policies which will guide the City in future actions; and 4) status reports be provided to Council every six months until final recommendations are made for or against the adoption of these policies and returned to Council for action.
Contact: Jennifer Drapeau, Mayor's Office, 644-6484

15. Join Other Cities in Suits Against Gun Manufacturers
From: Mayor Dean
Recommendation:
Request the City Attorney to evaluate joining with other cities in joining in a lawsuit against gun manufacturers and report back as soon as possible.
Contact: Jennifer Drapeau, Mayor's Office, 644-6484

16. Support AB 1363 and SB 566: Funding for School-Based Health Clinics
From: Mayor Dean
Recommendation:
Support AB 1363 and SB 566, which will provide a more stable funding base for school-based health clinics, and notify Assemblymember Davis and Senator Escutia, Sacramento Representatives, and the City's lobbyist of Berkeley's support.
Contact: Jennifer Drapeau, Mayor's Office, 644-6484

17. Support AB 1592 - Physician Assisted Suicide
From: Councilmember Armstrong
Recommendation:
Support AB 1592, the Physician Assisted Suicide Bill currently being considered in the California State Assembly.
Contact: Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 644-6401

18. Referral to Budget Process: Housing Trust Fund Allocation
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Breland, Shirek, Spring
Recommendation:
Refer $1,000,000 to the budget process for allocation to the Housing Trust Fund from the General Fund.
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398; Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400; Maudelle Shirek, Councilmember District 3, 644-6243; Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

19. Referral to Budget Process: South Shattuck Plan
From: Councilmember Worthington and Vice Mayor Shirek
Recommendation:
Refer $60,000 to the budget process for implementation of South Shattuck Plan.
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398; Maudelle Shirek, Councilmember District 3, 644-6243

20. Roundabouts
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
Request the City Manager and Traffic Engineer report back at the next Council meeting regarding implementation of two roundabouts funded in current year budget on Ellsworth at Stuart and Parker.
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

21. Sather Gate Garage
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
Request the City Manager report back at the next Council meeting regarding the following information about Sather Gate Garage: 1) installation of elevators, 2) leasing, 3) re-tenanting, 4) installation of signage, 5) feasibility and cost for new revenue system.
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

22. Apology to Patty Hearst, Etc. (to be delivered)
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

23. Proclamation in Honor of Mrs. Mable Peoples
From: Councilmember Maio and Breland
Recommendation:
Approve a proclamation honoring Mrs. Mable Peoples of the Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church for her numerous contributions to the community.
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359; Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400

24. Support Spenger's Workers
From: Councilmembers Maio, Worthington, Breland and Vice Mayor Shirek
Recommendation:
Support the Spenger's Fish Grotto employees' fight to retain their jobs, and write to Doug Schmick of McCormick & Schmick's to request that all Spenger's employees be offered the opportunity to return to their jobs.
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359; Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398; Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400; Maudelle Shirek, Councilmember District 3, 644-6243.

25. Support SB 78: "Driving While Black/Brown"
From: Police Review Commission
Recommendation:
Support Senate Bill 78 which would provide a statistical basis to explain who is stopped by law enforcement officers and why, and send a letter to Senator Murray expressing Berkeley’s support of the Bill.
Contact: Barbara Attard, Secretary, 644-6716

a. City Manager Report
Recommendation:
Concurs with content and recommendations of the Commission.
Contact: James Keene, City Manager, 644-6580

26. Hague Appeal for Peace Conference
From: Peace and Justice Commission
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution designating Alan Moore as the City's delegate for the presentation of the World Peace Candle at the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference in the Netherlands on May 11-15, 1999 and rescinding Resolution No. 59,803-N.S.
Contact: Manuel Hector, Secretary, 644-6469

a. City Manager Report
Recommendation:
The City Manager takes no position on this subject.
Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-6459

Presentations

27. Domestic Violence in Berkeley (CR 99-33)
From: City Manager Information Report
Contact: Dash Butler, Police, 644-6568

28. Measure B Reauthorization by Alameda County Transportation Authority
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105

Action Calendar

Old Business:

Reports and communications related to public hearings that were distributed to Council when the issue was first heard are not included. However, new material has been noted with an *.

29. Endorse Bay Area Transportation and Land Use Coalition (BATLUC) (removed from Consent by the City Manager and held over from April 13 meeting)
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Maio, Breland, and Vice Mayor Shirek
Recommendation:
Endorse the Bay Area Transportation and Land Use Coalition proposal to Alameda County Sales Tax Expenditure Plan to improve Measure B funding package.
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398
a. City Manager Report
Recommendation:
Endorse the underlying policy objectives, rather than the specific funding recommendations of the Bay Area Transportation and Land Use Coalition proposal for Measure B funding.
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105

b. City Manager Report Regarding Transportation Forum for Elected Officials (to be delivered)
Recommendation:
Review Berkeley's State legislative transportation priorities, activities for which State funding and support are necessary.
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105

30. Traffic Bollards (removed from Consent by Councilmember Armstrong and held over from April 13 meeting)
From: Councilmembers Maio, Breland, and Spring
Recommendation:
Direct the Traffic Engineer recommend the appropriate number and locations of traffic bollards needed to calm traffic in neighborhoods that are in the greatest need, and report back for the budget process.
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359; Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400; Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266
a. City Manager Report (to be delivered)
Recommendation: Refer this item to the budget process and consider proposed traffic calming projects in the context of a comprehensive traffic calming program.
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105

31. Approval of Council Minutes
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Clarify action taken on minutes for the regular meeting of March 16, 1999, Item 31, and amend if necessary to adopt a resolution before approval.
Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480

32. Decision Regarding Extending Residential Permit Parking (see agenda packet of April 20, 1999 for written material)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 56,508-N.S. by adding subsections to extend residential permit parking on McGee Avenue on the east side between Bancroft Way and Channing Way; Milvia Street on the west side between Parker and Carleton; Virginia Street on both sides between McGee Avenue and California Street; Acton Street on the east side between Cedar Street and Keoncrest Drive; and Acton Street on the west side between Cedar Street and Tomlee Drive.

Contact: Andreas Campos-Kreutzer, Public Works, 644-6506
a. City Manager Supplemental Report dated April 27, 1999* (to be delivered)
Contact: Andreas Campos-Kreutzer, Public Works, 644-6506
b. Communications dated April 20, 1999:

      1. Petition signed by six residents of McGee Avenue
      2. Colleen Mahoney
Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480

33. Decision Regarding an Amendment to Bayer Development Agreement and Adoption of Mitigated Negative Declaration (see agenda packet of April 20, 1999 for other written material)
a. City Manager Report dated April 27, 1999 *
Recommendation:
Approve certification of a Mitigated Negative Declaration based on findings in Exhibit 11 of the "First Amendment to the Development Agreement between the City of Berkeley and the Bayer Corporation (formerly Miles, Inc.)" and adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute the First Major Amendment.
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105
b. Communication dated April 20, 1999
      1. Bob Howard

34. Decision Regarding Zoning Appeal of Use Permit 98-20000248– 1812 Rose Street (see agenda packet of April 20, 1999 for written material)
a. City Manager Report dated April 20, 1999
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution reversing the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board denying a Use Permit to Jerome McShane, applicant, for construction of a major residential addition and extension of an existing non-conforming front yard encroachment of 12-feet 6-inches where 20 feet is required at 1812 Rose Street.
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105
b. City Manager Report dated March 9, 1999
Recommendation:
Schedule the matter for a public hearing.
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105
c. Communications from March 9, 1999:
      1. Peter Wolfgang Behn, AIA, Architect and Jerome McShane, applicant

      2. Jerome T. McShane

d. Communications for April 20, 1999:
       1. Jerome T. McShane
       2. Miles Karpilow

                           3. Evan and Christy McDonald

Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480

35. Decision Regarding Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) and Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) Appeals of 1730 La Loma Avenue (see agenda packet of April 20, 1999 for written material)
a. City Manager Report dated April 20, 1999

Recommendation: Adopt three Resolutions as follows: 1) Adopt one Resolution approving Use Permit #98-10000058 to construct a roof deck and rooftop walkway at 1730 La Loma Avenue, modification of Finding #2 and elimination of Condition #1 (to eliminate the need for LPC review) and the addition of two conditions to ensure safety and lack of nuisance problems as follows: a) verified complaints shall be cause for ZAB to review the project in six months, and b) the deck shall not be used after 10 p.m. or before 8 a.m. by anyone; and 2) Adopt two Resolutions affirming the LPC decisions designating 1730 La Loma avenue as a landmark, and overturning the LPC decision to deny the alternation permit to construct a roof deck and rooftop walkway.

Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105

b. One Zoning Adjustments Board Appeal filed by Daniella Thompson and James Sharp, of the Zoning Adjustments Board decision approving Use Permit 98-10000058 to modify a building of non-conforming height (four stories where a maximum of three is permitted) to construct a deck and roof top walkway at the fifth floor level for the property located at 1730 La Loma Avenue.
Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480
c. Two Landmark Commission Appeals filed by Alexander Gross and a petition containing 92 signatures from the decisions of the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation of 1730 La Loma Avenue (Kingman Hall, Toad Hall, Abracadabra Fraternity, Theta Xi Fraternity House, the Living Love Center): 1) as a Berkeley landmark; and 2) denial of a roof deck permit.
Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480
d. City Manager Reports dated March 16, 1999
e. City Manager Reports dated March 9, 1999
f. City Manager Report dated December 8, 1998
g. Communications dated March 9, 1999 from:

      1. Sean Lightholder, House Manager, Kingman Hall

      2. Daniella Thompson and Jim Sharp

      3. Stephen Yeh, Kingman Hall

h. Communications dated March 16, 1999 from:
      1. Anne Marselis, Secretary, St. John’s Neighbors

      2. James M. Sharp and Daniella Thompson

i. Communications dated April 20, 1999 from:
      1. Jim Sharp and Daniella Thompson
      2. Anne Marselis, Saint John’s Neighbors
      3. Doris E. Willingham
      4. Carl Wikander, Pres., Berkeley Architectural Heritage Assn.
      5. Joel ben Izzy
      6. Nicholas Burgoyne
      7. Nancy Holland

Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480

36. Location of Public Restrooms in Civic Center Area (Moved to Action by Councilmember Spring and held over from April 13 meeting)
From: City Manager
From: City Manager
Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Capital Projects, 644-6580
a. Councilmember Spring Report dated April 27, 1999
Recommendation:
Restore the $150,000 from the Measure S funds for the express purpose of providing restrooms in the Downtown Area.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266
b. City Manager Supplemental Report dated April 27, 1999 (to be delivered)
Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Capital Projects, 644-6580

37. Funding for Berkeley Free Folk Festival (removed from Consent by Councilmember Worthington and held over from April 13 meeting)
From: Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:
Refer to the budget process a request for $3,000 for the Berkeley Free Folk Festival and add to the list of events annually funded in subsequent budgets.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

38. Student Housing (removed from Consent by Councilmember Worthington and held over from April 13 meeting) (to be delivered)
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

39. Budget Referral: Crisis in Section 8 Housing (removed from Consent by Councilmember Olds and held over from April 20 meeting)
From: Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:
From: Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:
Refer a request for $30,000 to the budget process to deal with the crisis in Section 8 housing.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

40. Establish Subcommittee of Council, School Board, and Landmarks Commission (removed from Consent by Councilmember Maio and held over from April 20 meeting)
From: Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:
From: Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:
Support the unanimous recommendations from the Landmarks Commission to establish a subcommittee of the Council, School Board and Landmarks Commission to resolve issues with the design of the proposed Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) sports complex building at Allston, Milvia and Bancroft.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

41. Retaining Services of Pedal Express (removed from Consent by Councilmember Spring and held over from April 20 meeting)
From: Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:
Renew the contracts with Pedal Express to retain their current services and delivery of some of the City’s mail service, and direct the City Manager and unions to recommend another solution for a displaced City employee.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

a. City Manager Report (to be delivered)

Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105

42. Funding: Portable Meals Program (held over from the April 13 meeting)
From: Commission on Aging
Recommendation:
From: Commission on Aging
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution allocating $7,240 in General Funds to provide two part-time drivers for the Portable Meals Program.
Contact: Effie Burgess, Secretary, 644-6459
a. City Manager Report
Recommendation:
The recommendations contained in this report affect budget and/or other programs. Please refer to the budget process.
Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-6459

43. Taxi Scrip Budget (held over from the April 13 meeting)
From: Commission on Aging
Recommendation:
From: Commission on Aging
Recommendation:
Increase the Taxi Scrip budget by approximately $300,000 in Fiscal Year 1999-2000 to provide 52 Taxi Scrip books per quarter for use by Berkeley Seniors.
Contact: Effie Burgess, Secretary, 644-6459
a. City Manager Report
Recommendation:
The recommendations contained in this report affect budget and/or other programs. Please refer to the budget process.
Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-6459

New Business:

44. Fire and Life Safety Plans Examiner
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 59,883-N.S., classifications and salaries for SEIU Local 535 employees to establish the classification of Fire and Life Safety Plans Examiner with a monthly salary range of $4171 to $4950 effective May 1, 1999.
Contact: Ronald Brown, Personnel, 644-6951

45. Proposed Merger of Summit Hospital and Alta Bates Medical Center
From: Community Health Commission (to be delivered)
Recommendation: Recommendation: That Council: 1) urge the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to not approve the merger of Summit Hospital and Alta Bates Medical Center and urge the State Attorney General (AG) to oppose the merger until the City Council, the Community Health Commission and Berkeley residents have had the opportunity to review and assess merger details and the financial records of Alta Bates, Sutter Health and Summit; 2) urge the FTC and AG to approve the merger only with conditions as described in the report; and 3) urge other local governing bodies to take similar action.
Contact: Verdie Thompson, Secretary, 644-6459
a. City Manager Report (to be delivered)
Recommendation: Recommendation: Concurs with the content and recommendations of the Commission.
Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-6459

Information Reports

46. Investment Report for March 1999
From: City Manager
Contact: Frances David, Finance, 644-6476

47. Downtown Fast Food Moratorium Update (CR 99-28)
From: City Manager
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105

48. Update on Library Board Funding Decision (to be delivered)
Contact: Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 644-6580

Communications

Council rules limit action on Communications to referral to the City Manager and/or Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations.

Page No.

1. Joan Torykian, regarding permit violations and hazards on the 1800 block of Euclid Avenue.

2. Christa Hill, Executive Director, Christmas in April, regarding the Ninth Annual Christmas in April: Safe Home Project for low-income elderly and disabled residents.

3. Robert Berdahl, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley, regarding a Center for Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Systems at the University of California Gill Track in Albany.

4. Chris Chan, Environmental Engineer, Pacific Steel Casting Company, regarding technical information on waste sand recycled on-site.

5. Patrick Kennedy, transmitting Sierra Business Council publication regarding national real estate investment advice for 1999.

6. Joseph Garrett, regarding student housing at People's Park.

7. Bill Roller, President, Berkeley Group Therapy Education Foundation, regarding patients' rights in the managed care/corporate environment.

8. F.R. Hoveland, Oakland, regarding stopping Alta Bates merger and support HIV research.

9. George Kauffman, regarding withdrawing from the human race.

10. Merlin Edward, External Affairs Director, Pacific Bell, regarding a request to the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to increase the price for directory assistance - 411 service.

11. Mletwin, regarding Mass Diallo Protest: NYC Thurs.

12. Francine, regarding KPFA.

13. Julia Sommer, regarding potholes in the street.

14. Thomas E. Ho'okano, Legal Counsel for Advocates for Development and Preservation Together, regarding Berkeley's historical architectural review process.

15. Joy Vronsky, regarding parking tickets.

16. Regarding food service establishments on University and Downtown:
a) Rachel Rupert, Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Commerce
b) John H. DeClercq, Senior Vice President, TransAction Companies, Ltd.

17. Carmia Caesar, Co-Director, Berkeley Village Educational Project, transmitting letters in support of funding the Berkeley Village Educational Project.John Vance, Coordinator, First Amendment Center, regarding first amendment rights, free speech group zings Mayor-NY Newsday, and cops obstruct April 24 Mumia March.

18. Robert Lederman, regarding Giuliani attacks the Giuliani-as-Hiltler Signs

19. Regarding Pedal Express:
a) Francis Many
b) Hank Resnik, President, Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition
c) Josephine Arasteh
d) Jonathon Kass
e) J. Kirk Thompson
f) Larry Chinn
g) Malcolm Margolin, Publisher, Heyday Books
h) Gregory Sutter
I) Christopher Duran
j) Chuck Siegel
k)Caroline Bishop
l) Chris Nathan Burbridge
m)Philip Morton
n) Marcello Lanfranchi

Adjournment


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