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REGULAR BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1999

SUMMARY

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:05 p.m. All present.

Ceremonial Matters:

    1. Presenting Certificates of Appreciation to the recipients of Parks Mini-Grant Funds in Rounds Three and Four
    2. Proclamation recognizing March 1999 as Hunger Awareness Month
    3. Proclamation recognizing March 2nd as Peace Corp Day

Action: Presented Certificates and Proclamations.

Comments from the City Manager:

The Building and Safety section of the Planning Permit Center will be closed on March 3, 1999 for Disaster Recovery Training.

Friends of Berkeley Skate Park will hold a planning meeting on February 28, 1999.

Cesar Chavez off-leash dog park will officially open on February 27, 1999.

The City Manager offered furniture that is no longer needed by City departments to non-profits to pick up by the end of the week.

Comments from the Public: Ten speakers.

Action: In response to the comments of a speaker, the Council requested a report from the City Manager regarding chronology of the Use Permit process and the notification process for the public hearings for the 2501 Sacramento project.

 Consent Calendar

Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Armstrong/Worthington) to approve Consent Calendar items in one motion except as indicated.

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.
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 59,886–N.S.

2. Contract Amendment: Workers’ Compensation Third Party Administration
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the contract with Liberty Mutual Insurance/Helmsman Management Services, Inc. to provide third party administration of the City’s Workers’ Compensation Program from March 1, 1999 through March 1, 2000 for an estimated increase of $87,175 or 15.55% from the prior contract year.
Contact: Ronald Brown, Personnel, 644-6951

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 59,887-N.S.

3. Amend Personnel and Salary Documents Regarding Legislative Assistants
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
1) Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Personnel Ordinance No. 6280-N.S. (Berkeley Municipal Code Section 4.04.120) to include Legislative Assistant as an "at-will" classification; and 2) Adopt a Resolution amending Classification/Salary Resolution No. 59,841-N.S. for unrepresented employees, to replace the title of Legislative Assistant/Administrative Assistant with Legislative Assistant.
Contact: Ronald Brown, Personnel, 644-6951

Action: Adopted first reading of Ordinance. Second reading March 9, 1999. Adopted Resolution No. 59,888-N.S.

4. Donation for Animal Shelter Services
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution accepting a gift of funds in the amount of $1,000 for the Berkeley Animal Shelter from Elizabeth Raymond, a Berkeley resident representing a foundation which wishes to remain anonymous.
Contact: Dash Butler, Police, 644-6568
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 59,889-N.S.

5. Public Liability Settlement: Yvonne Thompson
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Attorney to settle public liability lawsuit, Alameda County Superior Court Action 78428, in the matter of Yvonne Thompson in the amount of $7200.
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 644-6380
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 59,890-N.S.

6. Permit Fee Waiver for Foster Home Program at 3200 Adeline Street
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution waiving all building permit application and plan checking fees totaling approximately $3,000 for renovation of a foster home program located at 3200 Adeline Street, operated by A Better Way, a nonprofit organization.
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 59,891-N.S.

7. Contract Amendment: General Plan Update Project and Environmental Review
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
1) Adopt a Resolution endorsing the General Plan Update Project objectives, scope, and budget; 2) Authorizing the City Manager to amend the contract with Brady and Associates/LSA by extending the term to February 2000 and increasing the amount $134,101 for completion of the Environmental Impact Report; and 3) Authorizing an additional $40,000 to the project budget for interns, printing, advertising and supplies.
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 59,892-N.S.

8. Contract: Testing Services for Civic Center, Library, and Public Safety Buildings
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Signet Testing Labs, Inc. to provide geotechnical and material testing services for the Martin Luther King Jr. Way Civic Center Building, Berkeley Public Library, and the Public Safety Building Projects in an amount not to exceed $250,000 which includes a $50,000 contingency allowance.
Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Capital Projects, 644-6580
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 59,893-N.S.

9. Purchase Order: Brush Chipper
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution awarding a Purchase Order to Cal-Line Equipment Inc. for the purchase of a Bandit Ind. Model 250XP Brush Chipper with all standard equipment in an amount not to exceed $28,040.
Contact: Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 644-6943
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 59,894-N.S.

10. Contract Amendment: Operation of the Berkeley Landfill (to be delivered)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the contract with Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. (BFI) by extending the term to December 31, 2005 for operation of the Berkeley Landfill; and authorizing payment of a road mitigation fee of $350,000 over the five-year period.
Contact: Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 644-6580
Action: Held over to March 9, 1999 by the City Manager.

11. Schedule Budget Workshops (to be delivered)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Schedule two Special Council Workshops on March 1 and 2, 1999 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss citywide budget issues and provide an opportunity for Council and public input into the development of the City Manager’s FY2000 and FY2001 proposed budget.
Contact: Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 644-6580
Action: Removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Maio. Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Worthington) to schedule two workshops, March 1 and 2, 1999, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and to hold a priority-setting workshop at a date to be determined.

12. Expansion of the Oakland Airport (to be delivered)
From: Mayor Dean
Recommendation:
Support transmittal of comments regarding the scope of the supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) being prepared for the expansion of the Oakland Airport.
Contact: Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484
Action: Approved recommendation.

13. 1999-2000 Budget Referral
From: Councilmember Spring
Recommendation
: Refer to the 1999-2000 budget process the request for $30,000 for two traffic circles on California Street at Allston and at Channing Way.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266
Action: Approved recommendation.

14. Endorsement of Telletubbie Tinkey Winkey
From: Councilmember Armstrong
Recommendation:
That Council agree with total and complete endorsement Telletubbie Tinkey Winkey, and his magic purse (regardless of its contents) and his purple skin color and his triangle antenna.
Contact: Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 644-6401
Action: Approved recommendation and added by Councilmember Worthington that an invitation be extended to Jerry Falwell for a visit to Berkeley and Telegraph Avenue, with a tour by Councilmembers, to see that many people wear purple and an invitation by Councilmember Armstrong to invite Telletubbie Tinkey Winkey to participate in Berkeley’s "How Berkeley Can You Be Parade".

15. Past Due Audit Recommendations
From: City Auditor
Recommendation:
Request the City Manager report back by April 13, 1999 regarding the implementation status of past due audit recommendations.
Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, City Auditor, 644-6440
Action: Approved recommendation.

16. Accessible Public Pay Phones
From: Commission on Disability
Recommendation:
Direct the City Clerk to write to the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) requesting them to remove barriers for persons with disabilities who use public pay phones, especially to provide: 1) operator assistance with dialing; 2) no cost information assistance; and 3) increased installation of TDD’s (text telephones).
Contact: Eric Dibner, Secretary, 665-3445
a. City Manager Report
Recommendation:
Concurs with the content and recommendations of the Commission.
Contact: Andreas Campos-Kreutzer, Public Works, 644-6506
Action: Approved recommendation.

17. Menus in Braille
From: Commission on Disability
Recommendation:
Direct the City Manager write a letter and include a list of companies experienced in converting menus to Braille and large print, to all Berkeley food serving establishments to include restaurants, cafes, bars, and hotels, urging them to have a few Braille and large print menus available for their patrons.
Contact: Eric Dibner, Secretary, 665-3445
a. City Manager Report
Recommendation:
Concurs with the content and recommendations of the Commission.
Contact: Andreas Campos-Kreutzer, Public Works, 644-6506
Action: Approved recommendation.

Action Calendar

Appeals:

18. Zoning Appeal of Use Permit 98-10000070 – 2141 Ward Street (held over from the February 9, 1999 meeting)

a. Appeal filed by Leah Hess, Attorney, on behalf of Jorge Sanchez, of the Zoning Adjustments Board decision granting a Use Permit to: 1) allow elimination of one 2nd floor unit and to allow the ground floor unit; 2) vertically extend the line of the non-conforming wall by raising the height of the structure; 3) horizontally extend the line of the non-conforming wall to construct a mechanical equipment room; and 4) allow the construction of two trellises approximately 9-feet high in the required front yard at 2141 Ward Street.
Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6484
b. City Manager Report
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of Zoning Adjustments Board and dismissing the appeal.
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105
c. Communication:
1. Leah Hess, Attorney on behalf of appellant
2. Manouchehr and Fatemeh Ghanbari, applicants
3. Leah Hess, Attorney on behalf of appellant

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

Actions: Vice Mayor Shirek announced she would recuse herself as she lives within 300 feet. Moved, seconded, failed (Worthington/Breland; Noes – Armstrong, Olds, Woolley, Dean; Abstain – Shirek) the main motion to schedule a public hearing and make the decision on the matter on March 16, 1999.

Moved, seconded, failed (Olds/Woolley; Noes – Breland, Maio, Spring, Worthington; Abstain -Shirek) the substitute motion to adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board and dismissing the appeal.

Moved, seconded, carried (Armstrong/Olds; Abstain – Shirek) to reconsider the substitute motion.

Moved, seconded, carried (Olds/Armstrong; Noes – Worthington; Abstain – Shirek, Spring) to adopt Resolution No. 59,895-N.S. affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board and dismissing the appeal.

19. Zoning Appeal of Use Permit 98-10000054 - 2527 Piedmont Avenue (held over from the February 9, 1999 meeting)
a. Appeal filed by Judith Epstein, Mark Thomsen, Amelia Nissenbaum, Cathy Kessel, Paul Hirsohn, Charlotte Boemio, and David Mundstock,
of the Zoning Adjustments Board’s decision granting a Use Permit to demolish an existing four-unit residential building and construct a three-unit residential structure at 2527 Piedmont Avenue.
Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480
b. City Manager’s Report
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board to approve a Use Permit to demolish a four-unit building and construct a three-unit residential building.
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning & Development, 705-8110
c. Communication from:

1.  John Coreris and Donald Hunt, applicants

2.  Judith Epstein

3.  David Mundstock

4.  Joe Marsh, LPC Chair

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

Actions: Moved, seconded, (Armstrong/Worthington) the main motion to set a public hearing on the matter.

Moved, seconded, carried (Olds/Woolley; Noes - Armstrong, Worthington; Abstain - Breland) the substitute motion to adopt Resolution No. 59,896-N.S. affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board and dismissing the appeal.

20. Landmarks Preservation Commission Appeal – 2527 Piedmont Avenue (held over from the February 9, 1999 meeting)
a. Appeal filed by Judith Epstein, Mark Thomsen, Amelia Nissenbaum, Cathy Kessel, Paul Hirsohn, Charlotte Boemio, and David Mundstock,
of the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s determination that a project proposal concerning the Merton J. Congdon House located at 2527 Piedmont Avenue, is categorically exempt (Class 3) from CEQA Guidelines.
Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480
b. City Manager’s Report (material incorporated in above report – Item 19)
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Landmarks Preservation Commission to approve the demolition/alteration of a designated Structure of Merit to allow a three-unit residential building.
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning & Development, 705-8110
c. Communications from:
1. Cathy Kessel
2. Judith Epstein

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

Actions: Moved, seconded, (Armstrong/Worthington) the main motion to set a public hearing on the matter.

Moved, seconded, carried (Olds/Woolley; Noes - Armstrong, Worthington; Abstain - Breland) the substitute motion to adopt Resolution No. 59,897-N.S. affirming the decision of the Landmarks Preservation Commission and dismissing the appeal.

21. Zoning Appeal of Use Permit 98-10000083– 1605 Ashby Avenue
a. Appeal filed by Don Duncan, Positive Solutions Group,
of the Zoning Adjustments Board decision which: 1) approved a Use Permit to amend the non-conforming use of a building to another use that is changed in character and to create a library in the R-2A Zone; and 2) denied a Use Permit for retail use to change the non-conforming use of a building to a use which is the same or more restricted in nature at 1605 Ashby Avenue.
Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6484
b. City Manager Report
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board and dismissing the appeal.
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105

Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Olds/Armstrong; Noes - Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 59,898-N.S. affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board and dismissing the appeal.

Old Business:

22. Decision Regarding Zoning Appeal of Use Permit 97-10000052 – 2455 Prospect Street

a. Appeal filed by Malcolm Smith, Attorney on behalf of Reza Valiyee, Applicant, of the Zoning Adjustments Board decision denying a Use Permit for property at 2455 Prospect Street to: a) modify Variance 495 which established a 50-person rooming house which had 29 bedrooms to permit a reconfiguration of the interior floor plan, to permit 50 separate one-person bedrooms; b) establish a manager's unit on the first floor (formerly the basement); and c) construct a stairway from the second story deck to the property line.
Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6484
b. City Manager Report dated February 23, 1999 (to be delivered) *
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105
c. City Manager Report dated February 16, 1999
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution overturning the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) upholding the appeal and approving the Use Permit with conditions.
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105
d. City Manager Report dated January 12, 1999
Recommendation:
Set a public hearing for February 16, 1999 to consider appropriate action on the Use Permit.
Contact: Liz Epstein, Planning and Development, 705-8105
e. Communication from January 12, 1999:
1. Chris Thomas and other residents of 2455 Prospect St.
Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6484

Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Armstrong/Maio) to hold the matter over to March 9, 1999.

23. Regulating ATM Surcharges (removed from Consent by Councilmember Spring and held over from February 9, 1999 meeting)
From: Councilmembers Spring, Worthington and Breland
Recommendation:
Refer to the City Attorney a proposed San Francisco ordinance regarding prohibiting a financial institution from imposing a surcharge on non-account holders who use ATMs for evaluation as a potential Berkeley ordinance.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266; Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398; Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400

Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Spring/Breland; Noes – Armstrong, Olds, Dean; Abstain – Woolley) to approve the recommendation.

24. Moratorium on New Restaurants (removed from Consent by Councilmember Maio from January 26, 1999 meeting and held over from February 9, 1999 meeting)
a. Councilmember Spring Report dated January 26, 1999
Recommendation:
Refer the request for a moratorium on new restaurants, especially fast food restaurants in the downtown area, to the Planning Commission and request that the Commission form a staffed subcommittee to work with representatives of downtown businesses, including restaurants and coffee shop owners, to develop a quota plan similar to other commercial areas such as Telegraph and Solano Avenues.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266
b. Councilmember Spring Report dated February 23, 1999
Recommendation:
Respond to the request from 42 downtown businesses for an immediate 15-month moratorium on restaurant and food services on University Avenue from Oxford to Martin Luther King and on fast food restaurants in downtown Berkeley by 1) requesting that Planning staff draft language for a moratorium on restaurant and food services on University Avenue from Oxford to Martin Luther King and on fast food restaurants in downtown Berkeley that will go before the Planning Commission for a public hearing and return to Council by April 1999 with their recommendations; and 2) request the Planning Commission form a subcommittee in concert with downtown business owners including representation determined by the Downtown Business Association (DBA) to make recommendations for economic diversity and a retail plan for downtown Berkeley which will work to stop the proliferation of fast food restaurants and to explore the possibility of developing retail plans similar to those for Telegraph and Solano Avenues.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266
c. City Manager Report dated February 23, 1999
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution establishing a six-month moratorium on new restaurant and food service uses along University Avenue between Oxford Street and Milvia Street and requesting that the Planning Commission establish a Subcommittee to study how to promote healthy economic diversity for the Downtown.
Contact: Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8184
Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Spring; Noes – Olds; Abstain – Woolley, Dean) to approve Councilmember Spring’s revised recommendation with amendments as shown above and to ask that concerns related to restrooms and trash pickup in the area be looked at.

25. Phase Out AC Transit Diesel-Fueled Buses (removed from Consent by Councilmember Worthington from February 16 meeting)
From: Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:
Request the City Clerk write a letter to the AC Transit Board of Directors thanking them for the actions they have taken to reduce diesel fuel bus exhaust pollution; and ask that they continue those efforts and also to explore options to meet the State Air Resources Board goal of using alternative energy sources by 2010 such as fuel cells; asking them to phase out the use of diesel-fueled asking them to phase out the use of diesel-fueled buses as soon as possible in Berkeley and forward attached information that the California Air Resources Board and the Environmental Health Hazard Assessment have released a report listing diesel exhaust as a toxic air contaminant; and include letters and enclosures from former Transportation Commissioner Sue Parker with the letter to AC Transit and the agenda item from Mayor Dean listing diesel exhaust as a major source of dioxin pollution.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

Action: Revised report moved to Consent Calendar by Councilmember Spring.

26. Preserving the Student Education Garden (removed from Consent by the City Manager from February 16 meeting)
From: Councilmembers Spring and Worthington
Recommendation:
1) Support the preservation of the Student Education Garden in the northwest corner of the Oxford Tract, and preference for East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) building a new Berryman Pumping Station on the northeast corner; 2) request the City Manager write to UC Chancellor Berdahl and thank him for in support of preserving the Student Education Garden in the northwest corner of the Oxford Tract as the Student Education Garden and encourage him to look for an alernative site to the northwest corner preferably closer to existing buildings so that the current open space can remain for the aesthetic enjoyment of the campus and Berkeley community and express support for buffers and other mitigations.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266; Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398
a. City Manager Report (to be delivered)
Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Spring/Breland) to approve Councilmember Spring’s revised recommendation as shown above.

27. Black Repertory Group Update (removed from Information to Action by Councilmember Worthington from February 16 meeting)
From: City Manager
Contact: Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 644-6580

Action: Moved to Consent Calendar by Councilmember Worthington providing that the City Manager will address questions of maintenance and operations as part of the budget.

New Business:

28. Parking Meter Installation (to be delivered)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
1) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and enter into any necessary contracts and approve $35,500 to complete the purchase and installation of Reino meters in Phase II; 2) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and enter into any necessary contracts and purchase up to an additional 1,000 spaces for stock and replace the remaining metered areas in the City in an amount not to exceed $295,000 for Fiscal Year 1999; and 3) authorize the City Manager to negotiate and enter into any necessary contracts and replace the off-street parking lots with either meters, staff attendants, or a new revenue management system pending staff research. If the selection requires bidding, the selection will go back to Council to award the contract.
Contact: Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 644-6580

Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Spring/Worthington; Noes - Olds, Woolley; Abstain - Armstrong) to adopt Resolution No. 59,899-N.S. and Resolution No. 59,900-N.S. Recommendation 3 to be held over to March 9, 1999.

S1. Proclamation Honoring Mrs. Lena Walker

From: Councilmember Breland

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to issue a proclamation honoring Mrs. Lena Walker in celebration of her 100th year birthday.

Contact: Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400

Action: Moved to Consent Calendar by Councilmember Breland. Adopted Resolution No. 59,901-N.S.

S2. Amendment to Loan Agreement with City Manager (to be delivered)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving a supplemental loan agreement with the City Manager.

Contact: James Keene, City Manager, 644-6580
Action: Moved to Consent Calendar by Councilmember Maio. Adopted Resolution No. 59,902-N.S.

 Information Reports

29. Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals
From: City Manager
Contact: Frances David, Finance, 644-6476

Action: Received and filed.

30. Investment Report for December 1998
From: City Manager
Contact: Frances David, Finance, 644-6476

Action: Received and filed.

31. Fiscal Year 1999 Mid-Year Budget Report (to be delivered)
From: City Manager
Contact: Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 644-6580

Action: Received and filed.

32. Waive Permit Fees: Senior Housing Project, 3132-38 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
From: City Manager
Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 644-6001

Action: Received and filed.

33. Senior Citizens’ Health and Quality of Life (CR 98-42)
From: City Manager
Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-6459
Action: Received and filed.

34. Berkeley Ferry Service Proposal
From: Mayor Dean
Contact: Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484
Action: Received and filed.

35. Police Department Staffing – Sex Crimes Unit
From: Commission on The Status of Women
Contact: Ruby Primus, Secretary, 665-6923
Action: Received and filed.

Communications

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

1. Jason Meggs, Bicycle Civil Liberties Union, regarding a Public Records Act request for police records.

2. William Caldeira, regarding public comment at February 9, 1999 special meeting.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS

AND AGENDA REPORTS

Page Item/Subject/Description

Re: Item 7 – Contract Amendment: General Plan Update Project and Environmental Review

1. JoAnn B. Price, Action Vice President, League of Women Voters

Re: Item 18 – Zoning Appeal of Use Permit 98-10000070 – 2141 Ward Street

2. Manouchehr and Fatemeh Ghanbari

3. Susie Bluestone

4. Laura Cohen, Rev. Rolf Bell and Family, Habitat for Humanity International

Re: Items 19-20 – Zoning Appeal and Landmarks Preservation Commission Appeal 2527 Piedmont Avenue

5. John Coreris and Donald Hunt, Piedmont Partnership
 
Re: Item 21 – Zoning Appeal of Use Permit 98-10000083 – 1605 Ashby Avenue

6. Don Duncan, The Positive Solutions Group

Re: Item 22 – Decision regarding Zoning Appeal of Use Permit 97-10000052 – 2455 Prospect Street

7. Reza Valiyee

8. Jean Mudge for Dwight-Hillside Assn.

Re: Item 24 – Moratorium on New Restaurants

9. Councilmember Dona Spring, revised agenda item.

Re: Item 25 – Phase Out AC Transit Diesel-Fueled Buses

10. Bus Riders Union of the Alliance for AC Transit

11. Rick Fernandez, Acting General Manager, AC Transit
 
Re: Item 26 – Preserving the Student Education Garden

12. James Keene, City Manager, report

13. Linda Gracen, via Mayor’s Office

Re: Item 28 – Parking Meter Installation

14. James Keene, City Manager, report

Re: Item 34 – Berkeley Ferry Service Proposal

15. James Keene, City Manager, report

Re: Item S – Supplemental Loan Agreement with City Manager

16. James Keene, City Manager, report

Adjournment

Meeting adjourned at 10:45 p.m.


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