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AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2000

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:00 p.m.

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 and/or action.

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 held over to the next meeting unless the City Manager requests action due to priority.

  1. Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to Establish a Dioxin Task Force
  2. From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Support the plan proposed by the Task Force led by the Association of Bay Area Governments to make recommendations to eliminate anthropogenic sources of dioxin pollution. Refer the request for project funding of $6,000 to the mid-year budget process.

    Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8105

  3. Contract/License Agreement: Salvaging at the Transfer Station
  4. From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a five-year contract/license agreement with Urban Ore in the amount of $112,500 for salvaging materials for reuse/resale from the transfer station floor.

    Contact: Andreas Campos-Kreutzer, Public Works, 644-6506

    Consent Calendar

  5. Contract Amendment: Computer Training
  6. From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with Application Associates for computer training by increasing the amount by $30,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $90,000, for the period March 16, 1999 to March 31, 2000.

    Contact: Chris Mead, Information Systems, 665-7661

  7. Domestic Partners Equal Benefits Ordinance
  8. From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation: Request a status report and a timeline for completion of the research of an Equal Benefits Ordinance unanimously referred by Council on March 9, 1999 which would require contractors to offer equal benefits to their employees registered as domestic partners.

    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

  9. City Council Meetings Live on the Web
  10. From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager a report from Santa Monica on their successful effort to broadcast City Council meetings on the web and request a report before the mid-year budget discussion on February 22, 2000.

    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

  11. Establish a Berkeley Police Department Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Liaison Position
  12. From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation: Refer to the Police Review Commission and the City Manager a proposal to establish a Lesbian Gay Bixesual Transgender Liason position, implement sensitivity and gender-specific training, and create a safe work environment regarding LGBT issues within the Berkeley Police Department. Also, that the Police Review Commission and the City Manager review job descriptions and announcements for existing positions in nearby cities.

    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

    Consent Calendar

  13. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Elevator Repair
  14. From: Commission on Disability

    Recommendation: Support BARTís provision of accommodations during elevator repairs at downtown Berkeley station and send a letter asking BART to do the following: 1) coordinate with Commissions on Disability, Transportation and Aging on what is planned and how the commissions can assist; 2) survey the current use of the downtown Berkeley elevators; 3) do a campaign of notification about the planned shutdown and estimated dates; and 4) assure that substitute transportation is made available.

    Contact: Virginia Vafa, Secretary, 665-3440
    a. City Manager Report
    Recommendation:
    Concurs with the content and recommendations of the Commission.
    Contact: Weldon Rucker, Deputy City Manager, 644-6580

  15. Open-Captioned Films
  16. From: Commission on Disability

    Recommendation: Support more open-captioned films by requesting the City Clerk write a letter to Tripod Pictures with copies to Landmark Cinema and Deaf Media asking that 1) more open captioned film prints be distributed to theaters; and 2) open-captioned films be shown on both weekends and weekdays.

    Contact: Virginia Vafa, Secretary, 665-3440
    a. City Manager Report
    Recommendation:
    Concurs with the content and recommendations of the Commission.
    Contact: Weldon Rucker, Deputy City Manager, 644-6580

    Public Hearings

  17. Public Hearing: Increase in Fees for Services at the Berkeley Marina
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:
    Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution establishing a new fee schedule for services rendered at the Berkeley Marina and rescinding Resolution No. 59,387-N.S.

Contact: Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 644-6943

    1. Communications
    1. Reese Jones
    2. Jim Cassell
    3. Dick Wrenn, President, Berkeley Marina Berthers Association
    4. Bob Griffiths, Chairman, Berkeley Marina Berthers Association
    5. Katherine Scheaf

Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480

Public Hearings

  1. Public Hearing: Five Ton Gross Vehicle Weight Limit Zone Modification (to be delivered)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:
    Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 14.56.050A to add streets to be controlled with a five ton gross vehicle weight limit in the area bounded by Dwight Way, Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Addison Street and McKinley Avenue, and Grant Street between Dwight Way and University Avenue.
    Contact: Andreas Campos-Kreutzer, Public Works, 644-6506
  2. Public Hearing: Permit Parking
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:
    Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution extending residential permit parking on Olympus Avenue between Fairlawn Drive and Wilson Circle and all of Wilson Circle, on Prince Street between Shattuck Avenue and Wheeler Street, on McGee Avenue between Francisco Street and Delaware Street; and remove the block of Oregon Street between Adeline Street and Shattuck Avenue from the Residential Permit Parking Area J.
    Contact: Andreas Campos-Kreutzer, Public Works, 644-6506
    1. Communications
    1. Douglas James, submitting petition in opposition
    2. Dorothy E. Walker

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. Mary Ann Harrel, re plastic recycling.
  2. Diane Allevato, The Marin Humane Society, re cat ordinance.
  3. Merry M.Bates, President, Island Cat Rescue Association, re spay/neuter ordinance.
  4. Excell McGinnis, re traffic violation.
  5. John Vance, A First Amendment Center, regarding community information (additional pages on file for review in the City Clerk's Office).
  6. Senator Diane Feinstein, United States Senate, re salt processing facility in Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico.
  7. Linda Rosen, President, Berkeley Historical Society, re "Then and Now" exhibit.

Adjournment


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