SPECIAL BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
City Council Chambers: 2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
TUESDAY, JULY 27, 1999 - 7:00 P.M.
Roll Call: 7:00 P.M.
Comments From The Public: A total of Thirty (30) minutes is scheduled. Each
speaker is limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes. Comments during special meetings
must address only items listed on the agenda. If there are not 30 minutes of public
comment, the Council will proceed with the agenda.
1. Discussion and Actions related to KPFA/Pacifica Foundation Crisis
From: Mayor Dean, Vice Mayor Shirek and Councilmember Armstrong
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to resolve the KPFA crisis.
Contact: Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484; Maudelle Shirek, Councilmember District 3,
644-6243; Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 644-6401
2. General Plan Process (removed from Consent by Councilmember Armstrong and
held over from July 20, 1999)
From: Councilmember Spring
Recommendation: Take action on the General Plan process: 1) redirect the process
requesting that the General Plan be redrafted and that the second draft return the City of
Berkeley to the current zoning and to the various recently completed area plans and refer
staff to the June 16, 1998 Council directive to the Planning Commission on the issue of
height bonuses; 2) extend the comment period of the draft General Plan by 60 days; 3)
release the revised General Plan for comments before a draft Environmental Impact Report
(EIR) is released; and 4) return to Council in September with a report on the General Plan
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266
a. City Manager Report
Recommendation: Maintain the approved General Plan update process, work plan and
schedule endorsed by the Council on February 23, 1999 (Resolution No. 59,892-N.S.)
Contact: Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105
Council rules limit action on Communications to referral to the City Manager and/or
Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations.
1. Regarding KPFA:
||U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee
||John Vance, A First Amendment Center
||Mexico Solidarity Network