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REGULAR BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2000

AGENDA

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 

Ceremonial Matters:  Proclamations

a. David Blake and Omar Baltan, Retired Zoning Adjustment Board
b. National TV Turnoff Week/Berkeley Kids Read

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. Minutes for Approval
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:
  Approve the minutes for Council meetings of:  a) March 14, 2000 (closed); b) March 14, 2000 (regular); and c) March 21, 2000 (closed).
Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480

2. Updating Board and Commission Rights and Obligation
From: City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution reaffirming the rights and certain obligations for all boards, commissions and committees and rescinding Resolution No. 53,075-N.S. and all amending resolutions.
Contact:  Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480

3. Conveyance of Property:  1810 Grant Street (first reading vote – Noes – Breland, Worthington; Abstain – Maio, Spring) (to be delivered)
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt the second reading of an Ordinance accepting a quitclaim deed from BART for Ohlone Park, including the property located at 1810 Grant Street; and authorizing the City Manager to convey the property at 1810 Grant Street for either $115,000 or $125,000, depending on inclusion of deed restriction, to Nancy Salgado and Leigh Ziprin.
Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks & Waterfront, 644-6970, x222

4. Safety Members Pension Fund Board Membership (first reading vote – Ayes:  unanimous)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt the second reading of Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Sections 4.20.030, 4.24.030 and 4.28.030, to change the membership of the Safety Members Pension Board (“Board”) to consist of five employees, two employees appointed by the City Manager, and the Fire Chief, Police Chief and Finance Director and/or their respective designees.
Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

5. Revised Commission Stipend Resolution
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution which reflects previously authorized: 1) reimbursements in lieu of actual expenses paid or incurred by members of certain boards, commissions, committees; 2) payments of actual expenses under certain terms and conditions; and 3) rescinds Resolution No. 47,721-N.S. (known as the Stipend Resolution) and all amendments.
Contact:  Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480 

6. Purchase Order:  Safety Equipment
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the open purchase order with L. N. Curtis by increasing the amount by $15,000 for a total not to exceed $40,000 for replacement safety equipment in the Fire Department.
Contact:  Reginald Garcia, Fire Department, 644-6665

7. Contract:  Security Service
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the contract with ABC Security to add $60,000 to the authorized amount and add the Transfer Station as an additional site.
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, 644-6506

8. Street Lighting Assessment District No. 1982-1
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution re-appointing engineer of record, John H. Heindel, Consulting Civil Engineer, for assistance in the preparation and filing of a report for levy of annual assessments for the City of Berkeley Street Lighting Assessment District No. 1982-1.
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 644-6506

9. Contract:  On-call Traffic Consulting Services
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the existing contract with TJKM Transportation Consultants for on-call traffic consulting services by increasing the contract amount by $28,000 for a total not to exceed $50,000 for the period January 2000 through December 31, 2000.
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 644-6506

10. Truck Route System
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) 14.56 by adding Section 14.56.060 to designate a truck route system within the City.
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 644-6506

11. Semi-Diverter on Prince Street
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving the removal of the semi-diverter on the south side of Prince Street from just west of Halcyon Court and approving the construction of a new semi-diverter located on the south side of Prince Street just east of Deakin Street.
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 644-6506

12. Downtown Public Improvements (to be delivered)
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the Downtown Public Improvements Project, accepting the bid of Bauman Landscape, Inc., and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $2,216,400 for a period of 240 calendar days.
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 644-6506

13. Grant:  High Collision Identification and Analysis
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution accepting additional funding in an amount up to $17,700 from the California Office of Traffic Safety for the City's grant project consisting of High Collision Identification and Analysis.
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 644-6506

14. Grant:  Safe Routes to School
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the submission of grant applications to Caltrans for Safe Routes to School funds for four projects and for sub-sets of these projects; and authorizing the City Manager to execute any resultant agreements and amendments.
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8102

15. Right of Way Acquisition - 901 Ashby Avenue and 840 Ashby Avenue
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt an Urgency Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to make purchase offers and enter into contracts for the acquisition of right-of-way at 901 Ashby Avenue and 840 Ashby Avenue for the purpose of widening Seventh Street and implementing related improvements in the vicinity of the Seventh Street and Ashby Avenue intersection.
Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development Manager

16. Timetable for FY2001 Mid-Biennial Budget Review
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Approve the proposed timetable to guide the FY2001 Mid-Biennial Budget Review Process.
Contact:  Paul Navazio, Budget Manager, 644-6580

17. Contract:  Voice Mail Services (to be delivered)
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract and any amendments with Pacific Bell Information Services for continuation of limited voice mail and call router services for one year in an amount not to exceed $70,000.
Contract:  Fran David, Finance, 665-7401

18. Not Used.

19. Universal Health Care
From:  Mayor Dean
Recommendation:  Join the U2K Campaign for Universal Health Care as an Endorser, and direct the City Clerk to complete and forward the organizational form.
Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor’s Assistant, 644-6484

20. Rent Eviction Protection Ballot Measure
From:  Councilmembers Worthington, Breland, Maio and Spring
Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager, Rent Stabilization Board, Commission on Aging, Housing Advisory Commission, and Commission on Disability for review and   recommendations on a ballot measure for November 2000 that will protect seniors and the disabled community from abuse of owner move-in eviction by amending BMC Chapter 13.76.
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398; Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400; Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359; and Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

21. U.S. Navy Withdrawal from Vieques, Puerto Rico
From:  Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution supporting the withdrawal from Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

22. Advocates for Public Schools
From:  Councilmembers Worthington, Maio and Breland
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution supporting Advocates for Public Schools – A Covenant With Our Children.
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398; Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359; Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400.

23. Oppose:  Senate Concurrent Resolution 67 (SCR 67) – Eastern Span of Bay Bridge
From:  Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:  Oppose Senate Concurrent Resolution 67 (Rainey), which urges completion of the design and construction of a new eastern span of the Bay Bridge and direct the City Clerk to send a letter of opposition for SCR 67 to Senator Perata.
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

24. Fee Waiver:  Pro Arts Open Studios Event
From:  Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:  Waive all fees, including use of the West Berkeley Senior Center (including courtyard and some side rooms) on the weekends of June 3 through 4 and June 10 through June 11; and allow an exemption to Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 20.24.040, allowing a banner to be hung near the center to advertise this event; and allow the   artists to set up their displays the Friday before each event.
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

25. Fee Waiver:  Tibet Heritage Day
From:  Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:  Waive the fees for the auditorium and use of chairs for the Veterans Building for Tibet Heritage Day to be held Saturday, April 22, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and for Tibet’s Independence 2000 California March to be held April 25, and allow the Tibetan Flag to be flown on April 25 to show Berkeley’s commitment.
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

26. City Council Meeting Accommodations for the Disabled
From:  Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:  That the City and the School District (BUSD) promptly make accommodations to ensure disabled access to City Council meetings.
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

27. Public Safety Building Tower
From:  Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:  Request a report on alternatives to the current location of the Public Safety Building tower by May 9 and set this issue for a public hearing on May 16 to be heard as the first or second item.
Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

28. Removal of an Illegally Bolted News Rack
From:  Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:  Request the City Manager remove the bolts from the SF Examiner news rack that is illegally bolted/cemented to the sidewalk at the southwest corner of Cedar and Shattuck and that the amended sidewalk ordinance come before the Council for approval in May.
Contact:  Dona Spring, District 4, 644-6266

29. Fee Waiver:  Downtown Events
From:  Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:  Waive the fees for the upcoming downtown musical events to be held on May 4, 6 and 11 and assist the Berkeley Arts Festival in securing permits.
 Contact:  Dona Spring, District 4, 644-6266

30. Civic Center Building Addition Bond Measure
From:  Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:  Refer a request to the City Manager to explore the fiscal impact on residents of an $8 million bond measure on the November 2000 ballot to complete the Civic Center Building process by building an addition with parking, in the location of the current Hall of Justice building, to replace lost space due to the Civic Center retrofit.
Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

31. No Smoking in Tot Lots
From:  Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:  Refer to the City Attorney a request to amend the Smoking Ordinance to prohibit smoking in tot lots; and request that the City Manager post tot lots with “No Smoking Allowed Signs”.
Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

32. Safety Members' Pension Fund Audit
From:  City Auditor
Recommendation:  Accept the Safety Members' Pension Fund Audit Report for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1999 and request the City Manager report on implementation of the audit recommendations at the June 20, 2000 Council meeting.
Contact:  Ann-Marie Hogan, City Auditor, 644-6440

33. Business License Tax Audit Report
From:  City Auditor
Recommendation:  1) Accept the Business License Tax Audit Report for FY 1999 and request the City Manager implement the recommendations to increase business license tax revenues and rationalize certain tax rate schedules; 2) direct the City Manager to present to Council a proposed Business License Ordinance correction for consideration in time for placement on the November ballot; and 3) the City Manager report back to Council on the implementation status of the balance of the report recommendations by February 28, 2001.
Contact:  Ann-Marie Hogan, City Auditor, 644-6440

34. Bus Shelter Locations
From:  Transportation Commission
Recommendation:  Approve the 159 locations for bus shelters in Berkeley, subject to review of the locations for engineering feasibility.
Contact:  Nathan Landau, Secretary, 705-8136
a.  City Manager Report
Recommendation:  Concurs with the content and recommendations of the report.
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8102
b.  Councilmember Spring (removed from Consent by Councilmember Spring and held over from February 15 meeting)
Recommendation:  Request the City Manager write a letter to AC Transit and Lamar Outdoor Advertising requesting that shelters be erected at the 75 locations requested by the Commissions on Aging and Disabilities and that the City have input on the types of advertising allowed at bus shelters in Berkeley.
Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

35. Parking on Willard Middle School Ball Field
From:  Parks and Recreation Commission
Recommendation:  Council and the City Manager take the necessary steps to ensure that the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD)honors their previous commitment to avoid all parking of vehicles on the ball field at Willard Middle School which the City recently spent $153,000 to upgrade with lighting.
Contact:  Jay Kelekian, Secretary, 644-6952
a.  City Manager Report
Recommendation:  The City Manager concurs with the Commission’s recommendation.
Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 644-6943 x222

Presentation

36. Measure B, Alameda County Transportation Sales Tax
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Hear a presentation from the Alameda County Transportation Authority (ACTA) concerning the proposed reauthorization of Alameda County's half cent transportation sales tax, and at the conclusion adopt a Resolution supporting the reauthorization of the tax to carry out the programs and projects in the ACTA Twenty Year Transportation Expenditure Plan and recommending to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors that it place a proposition to reauthorize the sales tax on the November 2000 ballot. Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8102
a.  Transportation Commission
Recommendation:  Support the reauthorization of Alameda County's half a cent transportation sales tax (Measure B) to carry out the programs and projects set forth in the Alameda County Transportation Authority's 20-year Transportation Expenditure Plan.
Contact:  Nathan Landau, Secretary, 705-8136

Public Hearings

37. FY2000-01 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Program
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution 1) approving the City Manager's final funding recommendations and budget for the CDBG and ESG programs and authorizing him to execute contracts with agencies receiving funding and to make two-month advance payments to those agencies; 2) allocating $105,000 in HOME monies to administer the HOME Program; 3) expressing interest to allocate $45,000 to Berkeley Partners for Parks from Proposition 12 monies to fund the BOLDR Wall in the play area of San Pablo Park in FY2002; and 4) authorizing the City Manager to submit the five-year Consolidated Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which includes the applications for CDBG, ESG, and HOME Program funding, and to execute the resultant agreements for the FY2000-2001 CDBG, ESG and HOME funds.
Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 665-3481
a.  Housing Advisory Commission
Recommendation:  Approve the Housing Advisory Commission (HAC) funding recommendations for the FY 2000-2001 CDBG and ESG Program as contained in Exhibit 1 of Attachment A of the City Manager’s Report.
Contact:  Oscar Sung, Secretary, 644-6001

Addendum to Housing Advisory Commission recommendation

Recommendation:  Amend Housing Advisory Commission’s March 2, 2000 recommendation to:  a) allocate $205,000 to the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) from CDBG funds previously recommended for the First-Time Homebuyer Program ($125,000) and the Rental Rehab Program ($80,000), and reserve $205,000 in General Funds from the Housing Trust Fund Program for an anti-blight program; and b) allocate $9,150 in ESG monies to Jubilee Restoration, Inc. for installation of a Computer Center at 1125 Allston Way and reduce the ESG allocation to Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency, Inc. (BOSS) shelter improvement amount by $9,150 (from $71,850 to $62,700).
Contact:  Oscar Sung, Secretary, 644-6001

38. Franchise Agreement - Wireless Internet Service
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt first reading of an Ordinance granting a non-exclusive two-year franchise including a 7.5% of gross revenue franchise fee to Metricom Inc. for the continued operation of a wireless internet service throughout the City by using radio repeaters attached to a maximum of one hundred streetlamp posts.
Contact:  Chris Mead, Information Systems, 665-7661

39. Landmarks Preservation Appeal, 801 Grayson
a.  Appeal filed by Richard Thomas, Bayer Corporation of the Landmarks Preservation Commission decision of March 6, 2000, designating structures at 801 Grayson, Old Philadelphia Quartz Property, as Structures of Merit.
Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480
b.  City Manager Report (March 21, 2000)
Recommendation:  Waive the rules to allow discussion at the March 21, 2000 Council meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation of 801 Grayson Street as a Structure of Merit, and that the Council take action to set a public hearing on the designation for April 11, 2000.
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8102
c.  City Manager Report (April 11, 2000)
Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution determining that the buildings at 801 Grayson Street are not eligible for a Structure of Merit status and that the Council reverse the decision of the Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate 801 Grayson Street as a City of Berkeley Structure of Merit.
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8102 
d.  Communication (April 11, 2000)
1. Wilson Wendt, Miller, Starr & Regalia

Action Calendar

Old Business:

40. Minutes for Approval (removed by Mayor Dean at the March 14 Council meeting)
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:
  Approve the minutes for Council meetings of:  a) February 15, 2000 (regular) and b) February 22, 2000 (regular).
Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480

41. Berkeley Redevelopment Agency Annual Report for Fiscal Year 1998-99 (Removed from Consent Calendar by Mayor Dean.  Held over from March 21, March 28 and April 4, 2000)
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution accepting the Berkeley Redevelopment Agency’s Annual Report for Fiscal Year 1998-99.
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning, 705-8102

42. Conflict of Interest (CR99-140) (held over from April 4, 2000)
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Direct the City Manager to prepare an ordinance precluding service on any board or commission or other City advisory body appointed by the Council if the body makes recommendations which lead to the making of a contract with the appointee or an entity for whom the appointee is an employee, officer, director or managing agent.
Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

43. Commission Term Limits and Leave of Absences (held over from April 4, 2000)
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of two ordinances amending: 1) Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 3.02.030 to provide that any break in service of a commissioner due to voluntary resignation within the last year of the commissioner’s eight consecutive year term limit on the commission shall not be deemed to interrupt the commissioner’s term of service for purposes of determining the commissioner’s eight-year term limit; and Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 3.02.040 to provide that commissioners may only take only one leave of absence, for a fixed period of three months in any two-year period, and only if the leave of absence is authorized by the appointing authority no less than one month in advance of the first commission meeting from which the commissioner seeks a leave of absence.
Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

44. Purchase:  Microphone, Speaker(s) and Recording Device (removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Armstrong.  Held over from March 14, March 28 and April 4, 2000)
From:  Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the purchase of microphone, speaker(s) and recording devices to be used at the General Plan meetings, Southside Plan meetings and other community meetings.
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398  

45. Council Subcommittee on City Manager Evaluation (removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Maio.  Held over from March 28 and April 4, 2000)
From:  Mayor Dean
Recommendation:  Appoint Councilmember Olds to the Subcommittee for the City Manager Performance Evaluation process.
Contact:  Tamlyn Bright, Mayor's Assistant, 644-6484

46. Support S.B. 1995, Creation of a Congestion Reduction Plan  (removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Breland.  Held over from March 28 and April 4, 2000)
From:  Mayor Dean
Recommendation:  1) Support S.B. 1995 (Perata), which would require the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to: a) prepare and adopt a comprehensive congestion reduction plan, b) allocate transportation project funding to projects which are consistent with the plan and to give first priority for state and federal matching funds to those projects identified in the plan as high priority, and c) require the MTC and the state Department of Transportation (DOT) to prepare a plan for integrated transportation system management; 2) support mechanisms to provide for greater MTC rationality and accountability in decision making including:  the establishment of a nine-county Bay Area-wide transportation convention every two years, concomitant with the two-year update of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP); and videotaping and broadcasting of MTC meetings; and 3) notify Senator Perata and the City's Sacramento lobbyist of the City's position.
Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor's Assistant, 644-6484

47. Annual Berkeley Transit Pass (held over from April 4, 2000)
From:  Mayor Dean
Recommendation:  Establish a temporary Task Force on a Citywide Transit Pass.  This Task Force is to be composed of Mayor Dean and Councilmember Armstrong, two members of the Transportation Commission, and two members of the AC Transit Board of Directors, Miriam Hawley and one other.  The Task Force will be charged with developing a proposal for an annual Citywide Transit Pass which would allow Berkeley residents, and possibly those who work in Berkeley, unlimited rides on AC Transit, including transbay service in the same manner as UC Berkeley’s Class Pass.  The work of the Citywide Transit Pass Task Force is to be completed in no more than one year, and the proposal developed by this group is to be submitted to the Transportation Commission, and then to the City Council for final approval.
Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484  

48.  Contracts:  University of California (held over from March 14, March 28 and April 4, 2000)
From:  Peace and Justice Commission
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution 1) providing that all proposals to contract with entities engaged in work for nuclear weapons, including any contracts between the University of California Berkeley and the City which involve the provision of revenue to the City, and the exchange of services without monetary compensation, except for the nine contracts specifically enumerated in Resolution No. 59,763-N.S., be subject to review by the Peace and Justice Commission, or other appropriate commissions, prior to being noticed on any Council agenda; and rescinding Resolution No. 59,779-N.S.; and 2) authorizing the Peace and Justice Commission (a) to continue to review any request for waiver of the Nuclear Free Berkeley Act for monetary contracts with the University of California; (b) that such review occur at least eight weeks prior to the time the contract is submitted to the Council, or at the earliest time when the City Manager becomes aware that actions being proposed will require a waiver of the Nuclear Free Berkeley Act; (c) that copies of such proposed contracts be made available for inspection and copying at a rate of no more then ten cents per page to any citizen prior to the listing of such contract on the Council agenda; (d) that notice of proposals to waive the Nuclear Free Berkeley Act be mailed free of charge to any person having an address within this City who seeks such notice by applying through the Office of the City Clerk; (e) such notice should advise persons of the dollar amount of the proposal, what types of services the proposed contract is for, the parties whom the contract is with, the date the matter is due to be brought before the Council, and that copies of the contract are available for inspection at the Office of the City Clerk; and (f) that any contract approved without following the above specified procedure shall be null and void.
Contact:  Manuel Hector, Secretary, 665-6880
a.  City Manager Report
Recommendation:  Take no action until staff has a chance to review and comment on the report.  Staff will return to Council with an analysis and recommendation at the meeting of May 9, 2000.
Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-6459

New Business

49. Aquatic Park Sound Barrier and Living Wall (to be delivered)
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Receive an update and report on Seismic Technical Advisory Group (STAG) findings, preliminary revised construction cost estimate, the April 4th action taken by the Alameda County Technical Advisory Committee (ACTAC) and provide direction to staff prior to the April 27th Alameda county Congestion Management Agency (CMA) meeting related to the Aquatic Park sound Barrier and Living Wall project.
Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 644-6943x222

50. Measure O Funding
From:  Independent Task Force on Homelessness
Recommendations:    Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute contracts and any amendments with certain community-based organizations under the Preventive Services Initiative, Measure O, in an amount not to exceed $46,500, and authorizing a two-month advance for each agency, and to allocate $58,700 to replace the Social Service Transport vehicle and to expand the program to include Friday service.
Contact:  Jane Micallef, Secretary, 644-8616
a.  City Manager Report
Recommendation:  The recommendations contained in this report recommend the addition of $105,200 of General Funds that are not included in the budget.  It is recommended that this request be referred to the FY2000 and FY2001 mid-budget review, which commences on May 9, 2000.
Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-6459

51. Restore $20,000 to Taxi Scrip Budget
From:  Commission on Aging
Recommendation:  1) Restore $20,000 to Taxi Scrip Budget; 2) proportional budget formula restored to 86% for Taxi Scrip; 3) not remove 1% cost to taxi owners participating in programs; 4) no change in income tier structure at the present time; and 5) Paratransit Administrator send Quarterly Paratransit Status Reports to the Commission on Aging and Office of Budget and Fiscal Management.
Contact:  Lisa Ploss, Secretary, 644-6050
a.  City Manager Report
Recommendation:  Staff has been meeting with a representative from the Commission on Aging to discuss the report's recommendations.  Please take no action until completion of these discussions and a report with formal recommendations on policy issues can be submitted for Council consideration.
Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-6459

Information Reports

52. City-Wide Payroll Audit Recommendations
From:  City Manager
Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 644-6580

53. Formal Bid Solicitations and Requests for Proposals
From:  City Manager
Contact:  Frances David, Finance, 665-7401

54. Animal Shelter – Containment of Disease (CR40-2000)
From:  City Manager
Contact:  Dash Butler, Police, 644-6568

55. Landmarks Preservation Commission Notice of Decision:  3222-3224 Adeline Street
(BMC 3.24.190 allows Council to move this report to “Action” to certify the decision and set a public hearing)
Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480

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. Gary Stensen and Andrea DuFlon, regarding PSB radio antenna tower.
2. Kendall/Flasher, regarding installation of a saltwater fire fighting line.
3. John DeClercq, regarding Steven Donaldson’s news article.
4. Bob Flasher, regarding fire station on Shasta Road.

Adjournment


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