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SPECIAL BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

City Council Chambers: 2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way

Tuesday, July 27, 1999

SUMMARY

Roll Call: 10:13 p.m. - Absent: Armstrong

Comments From The Public: No speakers.

Action Calendar

1. Appoint Alternate Representatives for Route 24/Caldecott Tunnel Corridor Policy Committee (removed from Consent by Councilmember Worthington and held over from July 20, 1999)
From: Mayor Dean
Recommendation:
Confirm the Mayor's recommendation to appoint Councilmember Polly Armstrong and Mayor Shirley Dean as alternates to serve as City of Berkeley representatives on the Route 24/Caldecott Tunnel Corridor Policy Committee.
Contact: Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484
Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Shirek; Absent - Armstrong) to appoint Councilmember Polly Armstrong to serve as City of Berkeley representative on the Route 24/Caldecott Tunnel Corridor Policy Committee.

Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Shirek; Noes - Olds, Woolley, Dean; Absent - Armstrong) to appoint Councilmember Worthington as alternate.

2. Oppose SB 428: San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit (removed from Consent by Councilmember Worthington and held over from July 13 and 20 meetings)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
Oppose SB 428 unless it is amended: 1) that in the creation of such an authority and system, AC Transit not be harmed financially (that new ferry service not compete with existing transit for operating or capital funds; and that the new ferry service not receive a disproportionate share of new funding sources available for transit operating or capital costs; 2) that any authority created to operate a ferry system should be appointed at the local, not state level; 3) that before implementation of the water transit system proposal, there should be serious study of the proposal, including an evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the proposal, of its integration with other transportation and transit modes and systems; and of its environmental impact; 4) eliminate the provisions that authorize operation of a water transit system; 5) restrict the mandate of the Authority to development of a business plan; 6) specify that the members of the authority must be local elected officials appointed by the Boards of Supervisors and City Selection Committees of the nine Bay Area Counties; 6) require consistency of the business plan with the Regional Transportation Plan; and 7) require the Authority to follow the Federal Transit Administration's guidelines for Major Investment Studies; and that the City Clerk send a letter opposing SB 428 to State Assemblywoman Dion Aroner.
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

3. Transportation Commission Report dated July 20, 1999
Recommendation: Support continued exploration of establishing ferry service from Berkeley to San Francisco, with guidelines: a) That planning for new ferry service and a new ferry terminal consider the parking, access, bus service, land use, dredging, and other impacts identified in the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Regional Ferry Plan Update; b) That new ferry service be developed in coordination, not competition, with AC Transit Transbay and local service; c) That new ferry service not compete with existing transit operating or capital funds; and d) That new ferry service not receive a disproportionate share of new funding sources available for transit operating or capital costs.
Contact: Nathan Landau, Secretary, 705-8136
Actions: Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Breland; Absent - Armstrong, Olds, Woolley) to approve and support Items 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 of Councilmember Worthington's recommendation amended as shown above. The Mayor stated for the record that she voted yes on Item 7 on the assurance that this is applicable to all transportation agencies in general.

Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Breland; Abstain – Spring; Absent – Armstrong, Olds, Woolley) to approve and support Item 1. Councilmember Spring stated for the record she abstained because the motion is not strong enough in support of funding for AC Transit.

Moved, seconded, failed (Worthington/Breland; Noes – Dean; Abstain - Maio; Absent - Armstrong, Olds, Woolley) to adopt Item 4. Mayor Dean stated for the record that the bill says this must be approved by the State Legislature.

The meeting adjourned at 10:45 p.m.


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