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AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2000

 Preliminary Matters

 Roll Call:  7:05 p.m.

 Ceremonial Matters: 

             a.         Proclamation Honoring Bob Burnett and the Resiliency
                         Network 
            
b.         Proclamation:  Bike to Work Week
            
c.         Proclamation:  Older Americans Month

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.

Youth Forum:  A total of fifteen (15) minutes is designated to allow youth an opportunity to address the Council.  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.        Confirming Actions Taken by the City Manager During Spring 
           Recess
           a.  Grant Proposal:  Energy Codes and Standards
           From:  City Manager  
           Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution ratifying the City Manager's
           submittal of a grant proposal to PG&E in response to the Local
           Government Initiatives program and authorizing the City Manager to
           execute an agreement, and any amendments, with PG&E in an amount of
           approximately $80,000 for the period from June 2000 to June 2001.
           Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 665-3481

b.  Contract:  Fire Engine Repair
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution ratifying the City Manager's
            execution of a contract with Opperman & Sons located in Healdsburg,
            California to expedite repairs to a first-line fire engine in an amount not to
            exceed $30,000.
            Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3460

            c.  Aquatic Park Children's Playground Construction Plans
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution ratifying the City Manager's
            approval of the Aquatic Park Children's Playground final constructions
            plans prepared by Leathers Associates.
            Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 644-6943 x222

            d.  Grant:  Shorebird Nature Center 
            From:  City Manager
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution ratifying the City Manager's
            execution of a grant acceptance contract with the City of Palo Alto for
            $4,800 to go toward the photovoltaic system for the Shorebird Nature
            Center Straw Bale Building at the Berkeley Marina; and authorize
            expenditure authority for the $4,800 amount in the Parks and Waterfront
            budget.
            Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 644-6943 x222

            e.  Grant:  Shorebird Nature Center
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution ratifying the City Manager's
            execution of a grant acceptance contract with the Strong Foundation for
            $2,500 to go toward the construction of the Shorebird Nature Center
            Straw Bale Building at the Berkeley Marina; and authorize expenditure
            authority for the $2,500 amount in the Parks and Waterfront budget.
            Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 644-6943 x222

2.         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.
            Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480

3.         Minutes for Approval
            From:  City Manager
            Recommendation:
  Approve the minutes for the meetings of : a) March
            21, 2000 (regular); b) March 28, 2000 (regular); c) April 4, 2000
            (regular); d) April 11, 2000 (closed); e) April 11, 2000 (regular); and
            f) April 26, 2000 (special).  
           
Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480

 4.        Annual Training for Commissioners  
            From:  City Manager
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution requiring commission
            chairpersons and vice chairpersons to attend mandatory  annual training or
            to forfeit their positions as officers; encouraging attendance on a voluntary
            basis for other City commissioners; and reaffirming other duties and
            responsibilities of commission officers.  
           
Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480

5.         Truck Route System (first reading vote:  Absent - Dean)
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt the second 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

6.         Franchise Agreement - Wireless Internet Service (first reading 
            vote:  Absent - Dean)
 
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt the second 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

7.         Conveyance of Property:  1810 Grant Street (first reading vote – Noes – Breland, Worthington; Abstain – Maio, Spring)
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

  8.       Ellis Ordinance  
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending 
            Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 13.77.050.A. to correct clerical
            errors in recent amendments.
            Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

9.         Establish a Standing List for Closed Session Labor Negotiations
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution establishing a standing list of
            representatives designated to participate in Closed Session discussions with
            the City Council regarding labor negotiations with certain unions and/or
            salary and benefits for unrepresented employees.
            Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

10.       Settlement Agreement:  State Farm General Insurance Company,
            Intervenor
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution approving the settlement of the
            Alameda County Superior Court Action No. 802489-1 entitled State Farm
            General Insurance Company, plaintiff-in-intervention v. City of Berkeley, et
            al. in the amount of $65,000.
            Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

11.       Seismic Retrofit/Property Transfer Tax (CR 2000-31)
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending
            Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 7.52.060 by adding subsection
            K.6 to allow up to one additional year to obtain rebates of real property
            transfer tax to pay for seismic retrofit work, and amending Section
            7.52.040 to clarify the applicability of the tax and conform it to longstanding
            administrative interpretation.
            Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

12.       Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan I  
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt first reading of an Ordinance to amend
            Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 4.36.803 and adding Section
            4.36.808 to allow recovery of overpayments made to plan beneficiaries
            under the Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan I.
            Contact:  Ron Brown, Personnel, 665-7606

13.       Establishment of the Director of Information Technology
            Classification  
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No.
            59,841-N.S., Classification and Salary Resolution for Unrepresented
            Employees, to establish the classification of Director of Information
            Technology and adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Chapter
            2.45 of the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC), to create the Department of
            Information Technology.
            Contact:  Ron Brown, Personnel, 665-7606

14.       Contract:  Military Service Credit for Local Fire Members  
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
1) Adopt a Resolution of Intention to amend the
            City's contract with the California Public Employees Retirement System
            (CalPERS) to provide Miliatry Service Credit as Public Service to local fire
             members; and 2) adopt first reading of an Ordinance to amend the City's
             contract with CalPERS to provide Military Service Credit as Public
             Service to local fire members.
             Contact:  Ron Brown, Personnel, 665-7614

15.       Rename Personnel Department "Human Resources Department"  
             From:  City Manager
           
Recommendation: 
Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending
            Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 2.46, to rename the Personnel
            Department the "Human Resources Department", effective July 1, 2000.
            Contact:  Ron Brown, Personnel, 665-7614

16.       Contract:  Excess Workers’ Compensation Insurance
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to
            execute a contract and any amendments and endorsements with Continental
            Casualty Company for $93,416 to pay the insurance premium and
            brokerage commission to Goldman Insurance for excess workers’
            compensation insurance for the period of May 1, 2000 through May 1,
            2001.
            Contact:  Ron Brown, Personnel, 665-7606

17.       Grant:  Adeline Corridor Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvements Project  
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to
            accept a $1 million grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission
            (MTC) Transportation for Livable Communities (TLC) Capital Program for
             the Adeline Corridor Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvements Project, and
             confirming the City matching funds for the project in the amount of
             $200,000.
            Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180

18.       Environmental Economy Program  
            From:  City Manager
            Recommendation:  Set aside 15 minutes at a future meeting to hear a
            status report on the Sustainable Business Alliance:  Berkeley (SBA:B), the
            Green Resource Center and Berkeley’s Environmental Economy Program.
            Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180

19.       High Tech Business Attraction and Job Training (CR 2000-47)  
            From:  City Manager
            Recommendation: 
Refer to the budget process up to $65,000 in support
            of a high tech business attraction and job training/placement initiative.
            Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180

20.       Contract:  Microfilming Services
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to
            execute an amendment to the contract with Imagemax, Inc., extendimg the
            term for microfilming services; adding imaging process to the Scope of
            Services; and increasing the amount of the contract by $25,500.
            Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning & Development, 705-8102

21.       Contract:  HIV Testing
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to
            execute an amendment to the contract with the Berkeley Free Clinic to
            increase the amount by $7,929, for a total amount not to exceed $93,120,
            to perform the HIV antibody pre/post-test counseling for the period July 1,
            1998 to June 30, 2000.
            Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6879

22.       Joint Winter Shelter - Oakland Army Base  
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to
            issue a payment in the amount of $35,011 to the City of Oakland,
            Community and Economic Development Agency, representing the City of
            Berkeley's pro-rata share of program expenses related to the Joint Winter
            Shelter Program operated at the Oakland Army Base.
            Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6879

23.       Contract:  Prenatal through Preschool Initiative
             From:  City Manager  
             Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to
             execute an amendment to the contract with Hatchuel, Tabernik and
             Associates, Inc. to increase the amount by $17,000, for a total not to
             exceed $35,000, to facilitate the development of a strategic plan for the
             Prenatal Through Preschool Initiative and provide evaluation expertise.
             Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6879

24.       Grant:  California Law Enforcement Technology Equipment
            Purchase Program  
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to
            accept a $115,500 grant from the State Office of Criminal Justice Planning,
            California Law Enforcement Technology Equipment Purchase Program and
            execute any resultant agreements and amendments.
            Contact:  D. E. Butler, Police, 644-6568

25.       Appropriation Ordinance Amendment
            From: City Manager  
            Recommendation
:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending
            Appropriations Ordinance No. 6502-N.S., establishing authorized
            appropriations for FY2000.
            Contact: Phil Kamlarz, 644-6580

26.       Audits of Grants Billing
            From:  Auditor  
            Recommendation: 
Request the City Manager to review the planned and
            actual resources devoted to implementing the audit recommendations
            regarding grants accounting, and report to Council by October 17, 2000
            regarding resources used and progress made during the next four months.
            Contact:  Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 644-6440

27.       Proclamation in Honor of Matt Wangeman  
            From:  Councilmember Spring  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Proclamation of appreciation to Matt
            Wangeman, retiring Disabilities Commissioner who will soon be moving to
            Arizona.  Proclamation to be presented at the May 23 meeting.
            Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

28.       Budget Referral:  Strawberry Creek Lodge Meal Program  
            From:  Councilmember Breland  
            Recommendation: 
Refer to the budget process a request for $35,000 for
            one time funding of the meal program at Strawberry Creek Lodge.
            Contact:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400

29.       Budget Referral:  Hope Pre-Recovery Program  
            From:  Councilmember Breland  
            Recommendation: 
Refer to the budget process a request for $20,850 for
            funding of the Hope Pre-Recovery program (Hope PREP) sponsored by
            Jubilee Restoration, Inc.
            Contact:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400

30.       Support for AB 2412 and Other Measures Relating to Internet
            Sales Taxation  
            From:  Mayor Dean  
            Recommendation: 
1) Support AB 2412 (Migden, Aroner) which
            amends the sales and use tax law to clarify and restate how the existing
            nexus rules apply to Internet retailers; 2) request that Assemblymembers
            Migden and Aroner help develop a streamlined and simplified sales tax
            structure which will make it easier for remote sellers to collect and remit
            sales taxes, and for the State and its citizens to benefit from its vast
            population and purchasing power by appropriately taxing consumption of
            goods; 3) request that the City Clerk notify the bill's sponsors, the City's
            Sacramento lobbyist, and each of the five board members of the State
            Board of Equalization of these positions; and 4) request that the City Clerk
            forward the attached letter to each of the five board members of the State
            Board of Equalization, which letter calls for immediate enforcement of
            existing sales tax law against specified major violators.
            Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor's Assistant, 644-6484

31.       City Policy Regarding Internet Taxation  
            From:  Mayor Dean  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution relating to Internet taxation, and
            have the City Clerk forward a copy to our State representatives, Federal
            representatives, the members of the State Board of Equalization, and the
            City's Sacramento and Washington lobbyists.
            Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor's Assistant, 644-6484

32.       Saving and Restoring San Francisco Bay
            From:  Mayor Dean  
            Recommendation: 
1) Oppose SB 1562 (Burton) which would weaken
            basic environmental protection law as it impacts upon the San Francisco
            Bay, and seems to be designed mainly to lower the environmental threshold
            for expansion of the San Francisco International Airport; 2) request that
            the City Clerk notify the bill's sponsor, the City's Sacramento lobbyist,
            Save San Francisco Bay Association, the Bay Conservation and
            Development Commission (BCDC), Audubon California, and the Golden
            Gate Audubon Society of the City's positions; and 3) support the Audubon
            Society's initiative to obtain $1 billion support to substantially restore San
            Francisco Bay to its former glory and ward off further deleterious
            development, and ask the City Clerk to notify Audubon California of the
            City's support.
            Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor's Assistant, 644-6484

33.       Prohibiting the Holding of Public Meetings on Major Religious
            Holidays  
            From:  Mayor Dean
            Recommendation: 
Immediately, and subsequently in early December of
            each year, the City Manager direct his staff to prepare a calendar of major
            religious holidays and distribute this calendar to the secretaries of all City
            boards, commissions, task forces, and other relevant groups, along with
             reiteration of the City policy to prohibit meetings on these dates.
            Contact: Barbara Gilbert, Mayor's Assistant, 644-6484

34.       Animal Care and Control  
            From:  Mayor Dean  
            Recommendation: 
Refer the following matters to the Citizens Humane
            Commission for review and report back to the Council within thirty days, or
            as close to thirty days as possible:  1) possible opposition to AB 2754
            (Strom-Martin) which would shorten the required holding periods for
            animals held in public and private shelters; and 2) possible support for AB
            2102 (Strom-Martin) which would provide an income tax checkoff
            contribution for the newly created Animal Population Control Fund.
            Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor's Assistant, 644-6484

35.       Naming the New Public Safety Building and Its Plaza  
            From:  Mayor Dean  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution naming the new Public Safety
            Budilding after Police Officer Ronald T. Tsukamoto who was the first
            Berkeley police officer murdered in the line of duty, and naming the building
            plaza after Police Officer Jimmie Rutledge who was the second and only
            other police officer murdered in the line of duty.
            Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor's Assistant, 644-6484

36.       Proclamation Honoring Resources for Community Development
            (RCD)
            From:  Councilmember Maio  
            Recommendation: 
Approve the reading of a proclamation at the May 23
            Council meeting in recognition of RCD's 15th anniversary.
            Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359

37.       Support for Assembly Bill 1913 - Youth Initiative
            From:  Councilmembers Maio, Breland and Shirek  
            Recommendation: 
Send a letter to Assemblymember Tony Cardenas
            modeled after that drafted by the group Youth Initiatives in support of
            Assembly Bill 1913 (AB1913), which he is sponsoring.
            Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359; Margaret
            Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400; Maudelle Shirek,
            Councilmember District 3, 644-6243

38.       Transfer Station Improvements  
            From:  Councilmember Maio  
            Recommendation: 
The Manager review the events described in a story
            that appeared recently in the East Bay Express and prepare a written
            response to the Council before the end of June, 2000.
            Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359

39.       Proclamation and Waiver of Fees for Women for Peace Mother's
            Day 2000 Picnic  
            From:  Councilmember Worthington  
            Recommendation: 
Waive all permit fees and sound fees for the Women
            for Peace on Sunday May 14, 2000.  Approve and support the
            proclamation proclaiming May 14 as day to advocate peace and celebrate
            the traditional roots of Mother's Day with an old-fashioned picnic of
            oratory and entertainment.
            Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

40.       Public Safety Building Tower  
            From:  Councilmember Spring  
            Recommendation: 
Refer the request for $10,000 to the budget process
            for the MAGNA neighborhood group for professional assistance in dealing
           with the Public Safety Tower.
           Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

41.       Waiver of Fees for San Francisco Mime Troop  
            From:  Councilmembers Spring, Maio and Worthington  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution requesting that the City Manager
            issue permits and waive the fees for the S.F. Mime Troop performances
            on an annual basis.
            Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266; Linda Maio,
            Councilmember District 1, 644-6359; Kriss Worthington, Councilmember
             District 7, 644-6398

42.       Equity for Councilmembers on City Mailings and Cable Television
            Access  
            From:  Councilmember Spring  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution giving equity for Councilmembers
            on City mailings and cable television access; and request that funds be
            allocated for this purpose.
            Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

43.       Parking Issues for Home Health Care Workers and Community
            Service Program 
           
From:  Councilmember Spring  
            Recommendation: 
Request the City Manager waive all current
            outstanding parking fees for individuals who received them in permit
            parking zones while providing in-home support services to elderly or
           disabled residents; that a sign be prominently posted at the parking permit
           services office informing the public that special parking permits for in-home
            health service providers are available; and that the reimbursement for
            community service in lieu of parking ticket fines increase from $5.00 an
            hour to $7.00 an hour.
            Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

44.       Preventing Homelessness  
            From:  Councilmember Spring  
            Recommendation: 
Grant an emergency $8000 to insure that Section 8
            holders not lose their leases or Section 8 certificates due to financial
            hardship and request the Housing Director return with a proposal by
            midterm budget in June 2000 with a proposal of financial assistance
            required to make this program operate on an ongoing basis.
            Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

45.       Endorse the May 13, 2000 Mobilization and Rally to Stop the Execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal  
From:  Councilmembers Spring, Worthington, Maio and Vice Mayor Shirek  
Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution endorsing the May 13, 2000 mobilization and rally to stop the execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal; an effort to get him a new trial; request the City Manager send the resolution to the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266; Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398; Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359; Maudelle Shirek, Councilmember District 3, 644-6243.

46.       5-Year Street Plan Update
            From:  Public Works Commission  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution adopting the proposed update of
            the 5-Year Street Plan for FY 2001-2005.
            Contact:  Virginia Vafa, Secretary, 644-6506
            a.         City Manager Report - The City Manager concurs with the
             recommendations of the Commission.  
            Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3460

47.       Honoring Andreas Toupadakis  
            From:  Peace and Justice Commission  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution recognizing and supporting the
            contribution by Andreas Toupadakis toward world peace and nuclear
            disarmament by resigning from his $91,000 a year job at Lawrence
            Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); send a letter requesting action in
            support of Mr. Toupadakis and a copy of the Resolution to the Regents of
            the University of California, President Bill Clinton, and Secretary General
            Kofi Annan of the United Nations; and direct the Public Information Officer
            to issue a press release publicizing the adoption of this Resolution and
            urging all scientists working for the nuclear industry to take similar actions to
            resign from their jobs in the service of world peace.
            a.        City Manager Report  
            Recommendation: 
The City Manger takes no position on this subject.
            Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6879

48.       Oppose Senate Bill 2133 - Police Statements Regarding False
            Complaints
            From:  Police Review Commission  
            Recommendation: 
Establish a position in opposition to Senate Bill 2133
            and that letters be sent to Senator Polanco and members of the Senate
            Public Safety Committee expressing opposition to the bill.  The bill requires
            police officers taking citizen complaints to read a statement advising the
            complainants they can be prosecuted if they file a false complaint.
            Contact:  Barbara Attard, Police Review Commission Officer, 644-6716
            a.          City Manager Report
            Recommendation: 
The City Manager takes no position on this subject.
            Contact:  D. E. Butler, Police, 644-6568

  Action Calendar

49.       Presentation:  FY2000 and FY2001 Mid-Biennial Budget Review (to
            be delivered)
 
            From:  City Manager
            Recommendation: 
The Council has adopted a process to hold a budget
            work session on May 23rd; hold public hearings on the budget on June 6th
              
and June 20th; to present any budget amendments on June 13th; and to
            adopt the budget on June 27th.
            Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 644-6580

Old Business:

50.       Minutes for Approval (removed by Mayor Dean at the March 14 Council meeting) (Held over from April 11, 2000)
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

51.       Commission Term Limits and Leave of Absences (held over from
            April 4 and April 11, 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

52.       Pedestrian Safety - Ashby Avenue/Tunnel Road Corridor (CR
            99-145)
(moved from Information Reports to Action Calendar by
            Councilmember Spring.  Held over from March 28 and April 4, 2000)
            From:  City Manager  
           
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3439

53.       Civic Center Building Addition Bond Measure (removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Armstrong.  Held over from April 11, 2000)  
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

54.       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, April 11, 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

55.       Conflict of Interest (CR99-140) (held over from April 4 and April 11,
            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

56.       Council Subcommittee on City Manager Evaluation (removed from
            the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Maio.  Held over from
            March 28, April 4 and April 11, 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

57.       Support S.B. 1995, Creation of a Congestion Reduction Plan 
           
(removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Breland. 
           
Held over from March 28, April 4 and April 11, 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

58.       Annual Berkeley Transit Pass (held over from April 4 and April 11,
             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

59.       Contracts:  University of California (held over from March 14, March
            28, April 4 and April 11, 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:  Not approve the recommendations contained in the
            Peace and Justice Commission's report, and reaffirm its commitment to the
            spirit of the Nuclear Free Berkeley Act by affirming the current process for
            granting waiver requests of section 12.90.070 of the Berkeley Municipal
            Code for contracts with the University of California, Berkeley.  The Peace
            and Justice Commission's recommendations would add procedures to the
            administrative process for approving waiver requests for contracts that
            involve the provision of revenue or the exchange of services without
            monetary compensation without improving compliance with or strengthening
            the provisions of the Nuclear Free Berkeley Act.
            Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-6459

60.       Animal Shelter – Containment of Disease (CR40-2000) (held over
            from April 11 meeting by the City Manager)  
            From:  City Manager  
           
Contact:  Dash Butler, Police, 644-6568

New Business:

61.       Cragmont Water Tank (CR 2000-42)  
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Conduct a discussion on the proposed validation
            action for the use of Measure G funds to purchase the Cragmont Water
            Tank from the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and direct the
            City Manager to proceed with the validation action project.
            Contact:  Reginald Garcia, Fire Department, 644-6665

62.       Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety  
            From:  Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Task Force (BAPS)
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution approving the Berkeley Bicycle
            and Pedestrian Safety Task Force Evaluation and Recommendations
            Report and allocate $50,000 in FY 2001 from the General Fund to
            implement strategies to reduce traffic-related injuries sustained by bicyclists
            and pedestrians.
            Contact:  Dina Quan, Secretary, 665-6839
            a.         Community Health Commission Report  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Task Force
            Evaluation and Recommendations
            Contact:  William Rogers, Secretary, 665-6845
            b.         Transportation Commission Report  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Task Force
            Evaluation and Recommendations report taking into account
            Commissioners' additions.
            Contact:  Nathan Landau, Secretary, 705-8136
             c.         City Manager Report
             Recommendation: 
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Task Force
             Evaluation and Recommendations Report is the result of a collaborative
             effort involving staff from the Planning, Health and Human Services, Public
            Works and Police Departments, and representatives from the Planning,
            Community Health and Transportation Commissions.  Staff supports the
             recommendation outlining a comprehensive five-year plan to increase the
             safety of bicyclists and pedestrians in Berkeley.  However, other
             recommendations contained in this report affect budget and programs. 
            
Please refer these recommendations to the budget process.
            Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6879

63.       Off-Leash Dog Area at Cesar Chavez Park  
            From:  City Manager
            Recommendation:  Based on findings of a one-year trial, approve the
            seventeen acre off-leash dog area at Cesar Chavez Park as an off-leash
            dog area, with quarterly monitoring to be conducted by City staff, and
            maintenance of the area to be done by a collaboration between Department
            of Parks and Waterfront and the citizen’s group Friends of Cesar Chavez
            Park.  It is also recommended that the following steps be taken to improve
            the off-leash program:  1) replace the straw bales that demarcate the area
            with unobtrusive demarcations to clearly identify the area; 2) improve
            signage for the Natural Protected Area; 3) continue patrolling and
            enforcement by Animal Control; 4) improve disabled access by extending
            the asphalt walkway at the southern end into off-leash area;  and 5)
            continue monitoring the Park and educating the public in partnership with
            Friends of Cesar Chavez Park and other interested individuals and
             responsible community.
           
Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks & Waterfront, 644-6943,x222

64.       1999-2000 Housing Trust Fund Proposals  
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution approving fund reservations in the
            amount of $2,002,214 for the project proposals from the FY1999-2000
            Housing Trust Fund (HTF), with conditions and authorizing the City
            Manager to execute Loan Agreements and other loan documents related to
            fund reservations.
            Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 665-3481 

65.       Potential November 2000 Ballot Measures  
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation
:  1) Provide policy direction on the following ballot
            measures:  a) Fire Safety Tax; b) Tax for Affordable Housing; c) Hotel Tax
            increase for public arts; and d) bonds for retrofit and expansion of City
            Hall, Youth Center, Animal Shelter, and Warm Water Pool; and 2) confirm
            previous action to place the following measures on the ballot: a) Gann
            Overrides for Library, Parks, Paramedic Tax, b) increase Parks Tax for
             maintenance of new projects annual increase $500,000, c) increase
             Streetlighting - Special Tax annual increase $300,000, d) bonds for the
             Library branches - up to $5 million, e) increase in Low-Income Housing
             units - permitted under Article 34, and f) Business License Tax correction
             for professional classifications.
             Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 644-6580

66.       Ballot Measure to Complete the Civic Center Building Project  
            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 

  Information Reports

67.       Statistics of Arrests of Women reporting Domestic Violence (CR
            99-175)  
            From:  City Manager  
          
Contact:  Dash Butler, Police, 644-6062

68.       Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) Safety Plan  
            From:  City Manager  
           
Contact:  Dash Butler, Police, 644-6062

69.       10th Anniversary of the Housing Trust Fund (HTF)  
            From:  City Manager  
           
Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 665-3481

70.       Investment Report - March 2000
            From:  City Manager  
           
Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 665-7401

71.       Public Safety Building Communications Tower  
            From:  City Manager  
           
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3460

72.       Formal Bid Solicitations and Requests for Proposals Scheduled for
            Possible Issue in the Next 30 Days
            From:  City Manager  
           
Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 665-7401

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.         Re:  off leash area at Cesar Chavez Park.

a.  John Ewing, Chair, SF DOG, SF Dog Owners Group
            b.  Cathy Valdez
            c.  Eleanor Yukic, Chair, Point Isabel Dog Owners and Friends
            d.  Susan Rouzi, Curtis Gray, Ann Stewart, Gail Mandella, Mike Hughes
            e.  Lynn Weaver
            f.  Michael Smith, M.D.

2.         Bill Clinton, President, re summer employment programs for young people.

3.         Resolution condemning human rights violations in Mexico.
            a.  Jeff Conant
            b.  Global Exchange

4.         Jesse Townley, Executive Director of Easy Does It, and Peter Trier,
            President, re evaluation of Easy Does It.

5.         Re:  Communications Tower
            a.  Erica Etelson
            b.  Rob Browning
            c.  Josh Maddox and Kathi Pugh
            d.  Victor J. Lab
            e.  Bob Marsh

6.         Anne Marselis, re 2724A Garber Street problems.

7.         Patrick Kennedy, re Oxford Street
            Development

8.         RE:  Project at 1725 University
            a.  Hazel Norgren and James Wemmer
            b.  Walter Wood
            c.  Walter Wood
            d.  Connie Hwang
            e.  Robert and Diane Leech
            f.  Marie Carayanis
            g.  Marie Carayanis
            h.  Walter H. Wood
            i.  Wanda Remmers, Director, Affordable Housing Advocacy Project
                (AHAP)
            j.  Mario Assadi, Redfern Property Management

9.         Ted Lempert, Assemblyman, 21st District, re Assembly Bill 1784.

10.       Stephen Jory, re street light shield at 1370 Euclid.

11.       Millicent Yee, re airplane noise over Richmond.

12.       Mary Perkins, re UC Surge Building project.

13.       Re General Plan
            a.  Patrick Kennedy
            b.  Walter H. Wood

14.       Phyllis Mandel, re LaserLink/LCP at 1090 Heinz Avenue

15.       Lisa Hawley, Ryan Smith and Deane Maekin, re closure of Derby Street.

16.       Andrea Williams, re parking structure on 4th Street.

17.       Kate Bernier and Roberto Traina, re project at 1728 Delaware Street.

18.       John T. Jones, M.D., re attendant care.

19.       Steven Finacom, re height limits on development

21.       Patrick Kennedy, re affordable housing market

22.       Letter signed by 15 individuals re meetings held on Passover.

23.       Anne Marselis

24        Re: 1301 Oxford Development
            a.  Carla Koop
            b.  Letter signed by 66 individuals

25.       Denise Beck, re Oxford Street development.

26.       Ken Bukowski, Councilmember, City of Emeryville, re Aquatic Park wall.

27.       Re Pedestrian Safety Plan.
            a.  Yael Lurie
            b.  Kirk McCarthy

28.       John Vance, A First amendment Center, regarding community information. (additional pages on file for review in the City Clerk’s Office).

29.       Pamela M. Doolan, Director, Berkeley Board of Education re Cesar
            Chavez Solar Calendar and Educational Curriculum Projects.

  Adjournment  


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