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AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2000

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:  7:00 p.m.

Ceremonial Matters:  In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters.         

            Pause for Pledge of Allegiance
           
Proclamation:  Amateur Radio Week

           
Presentation of Status of Women 2000 Bookmark Awards

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.         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

2.         Council Rules of Procedure and Order 
           
From:  City Manager 
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution readopting the Rules of Procedure
            and Order for the Council and rescinding Resolution No. 56,595-N.S. and all
            amendments.
           
Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480

3.         Contract:  Military Service Credit for Local Fire Members (First reading vote:  unanimous)
From:  City Manager
Recommendation: 
Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending the City's contract with CalPERS to provide Military Service Credit as Public Service to local fire members.
Contact:  Ron Brown, Personnel, 665-7614

4.         Motorcycle Parking (First reading vote:  unanimous)
           
From:  City Manager 
            Recommendation: 
Adopt second reading of an Ordinance repealing
            Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) 14.40.150C, to eliminate the requirement 
            that two-wheeled or three-wheeled vehicles not stop, stand or park in any
            marked parallel parking space within three feet of either end of a parking
            space.
            Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3460

5.         Collection of Nuisance Abatement Costs (First reading vote: 
           
unanimous)

           
From:  City Manager 
            Recommendation: 
Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending
            Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 1.24 to clarify the methods
            available to the City to recover its costs of nuisance abatement.
            Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

6.         Replacement of Police Vehicles
           
From:  City Manager 
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the purchase of police
            vehicles from Downtown Ford Sales in an amount not to exceed $300,000
            from the Vehicle Replacement Fund.
            Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3460 

7.         Contract:  FY2001 Downtown Berkeley YMCA
           
From:  City Manager 
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to
            execute a contract and any amendments with the Downtown YMCA in the
            amount of $222,264 for fitness center memberships for City employees and
            Legislative Assistants for the period from July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001.
            Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 644-6580

8.         Temporary Employment Agency Services
           
From:  City Manager 
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution approving an expense of up to
            $50,000 for Volt Temporary Employment Agency services to the Department
            of Health and Human Services for the period July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000.
            Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6879

9.         Contracts:  Plan Check Consultants
            From:  City Manager
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to
            execute contracts with Linhart Petersen Powers Associates (LP2A) and Plan
            Review Consultants, Inc., for plan checking services for the period July 1,
            2000 to June 30, 2002, in an amount not to exceed a total of $200,000.
            Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8108 

10.       Grant:  FY 2001 Bicycle Projects
            From:  City Manager
            Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to
            submit grant applications in an amount not to exceed $170,000 to the
            Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for Transportation
            Development Act Article 3 funds in FY2001 for two bicycle projects: 1)
            Bicycle Safety Education; and 2) Bicycle Boulevard Implementation;
            authorizing the City Manager to execute any resultant agreements and
            amendments; and authorizing the implementation of the projects, subject to
            securing the grants.
            Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8108

11.       Settlement:  Cassandra Hawkins v. City of Berkeley
            From:  City Manager 
            Recommendation:  
Adopt a Resolution approving the settlement of the
            Alameda County Superior Court Action No. 2000069906 entitled Cassandra
            Hawkins V. City of Berkeley in the amount of $12,500.
            Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

12.       Settlement:  Lisa Hammond v. City of Berkeley
           
From:  City Manager 
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution approving the settlement of the
            Alameda County Superior Court Action No. 803494-2 entitled Lisa
            Hammond v. City of Berkeley in the amount of $35,000.
            Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

13.       Easement on City-Owned Land
           
From:  City Manager
            Recommendation: 
Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City
            Manager to convey an easement on City-owned land adjacent to 1197 Euclid
            Street to Court L.L.C. and Thomas J Regan/Susan M. Adine and Clifford
            Orloff.
            Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 644-6943 x222

14.      Appropriations Limit for FY 2001
          
From:  City Manager 
           Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution providing notice that:  1) Council will
           adopt an appropriations limit for Fiscal Year 2001 at its meeting of June 27,
           2000; and 2) the amount of the limit and the background material used in its
           calculation will be available for public review in the City Clerk's Office on or
           before June 12, 2000.
           Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 665-7401

15.       Civic Arts Grants Program Revisions
           
From:  City Manager
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution revising eligibility requirements and
            program categories for the Civic Arts Grants Program and rescind Resolution
            No. 55,832-N.S.
            Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180

16.       Use of Mobile Phones While Bicycling
           
From:  Councilmember Olds
            Recommendation: 
Request the Transportation Commission provide draft
            language for an ordinance making it a violation for a civilian to ride a bicycle
            while talking on a mobile phone, with the exception of hands-free models, in
            the City.
            Contact:  Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 644-6399

17.       Budget Referral:  Summer Youth Employment Program
           
From:  Vice Mayor Shirek and Councilmember Breland
            Recommendation: 
Refer to the budget process the reinstatement of the
            funding of $225,000 for the Summer Youth Employment Program.
            Contact:  Maudelle Shirek, Councilmember District 3, 644-6243, Margaret
            Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400

18.       Countdown Pedestrian Crossing Signals
           
From:  Mayor Dean
            Recommendation: 
Refer to the current budget process, for immediate
            action, the installation and retrofit upgrade to energy-saving light-emitting diode
            countdown pedestrian crossing signals at selected signaled intersections in the
            City which experience substantial pedestrian traffic or the highest number of
            pedestrian complaints. 
            Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484

19.       Moratorium on Removal of Live Oak Trees and Tree Preservation
            Ordinance
           
From:  Mayor Dean  
            Recommendation: 
Request the City Manager:  1) draft an amendment to
            Ordinance No. 6321-N.S. by June 20 to allow for the removal of Live Oak
            trees specifically where such tree is a potential, foreseeable, and likely danger
            to property, as certified by the City Manager, his designee, or a Certified
            Arborist, and the only reasonable mitigation is removal; and 2) within thirty
            days provide a report to the Council on the status of the long-delayed Tree
            Preservation Ordinance and a projected date for Council action on the
            Ordinance. 
            Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484

20.       Budget Referral:  Telegraph Area Association (TAA) 
           
From:  Mayor Dean  
            Recommendation: 
Refer to the budget process for immediate action
            $55,000 to TAA to enable TAA to maintain and expand its leadership role in
             the Telegraph and Southside area.
             Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484

21.       Budget Referral:  Aquatic Park Sound Wall Project 
           
From:  Mayor Dean  
            Recommendation: 
Confirm that the City should actively seek the transfer of
            $900,000 allocated by Caltrans to the City of Albany for use in the Berkeley
            Aquatic Park Sound Wall Project.
            Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484

22.       Budget Referral:  Berkeley Community Media (BCM) 
           
From:  Councilmembers Maio and Spring  
            Recommendation: 
Refer to the budget process request for $71,900 to
            expand BCM program to include more student training at Berkeley High,
            Longfellow and with Vista.
            Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359

23.       Budget Referral:  Young Artist's Workshop (to be delivered) 
           
From:  Councilmember Maio  
            Recommendation: 
Refer a funding request from Young Artists Workshop to
            the budget process (amount to be delivered).
           
Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359

24.       Budget Referral:  EcoHouse (to be delivered) 
           
From:  Councilmember Maio 
           
Recommendation: 
Refer a request from EcoHouse for $50,000 to the
            budget process.
           
Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359

25.       Proclamation: Dr. Marvis V. Peoples, Pastor 
           
From:  Councilmember Breland  
            Recommendation: 
Approve a proclamation for Dr. Marvis V. Peoples,
            Pastor of the Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Berkeley, in recognition
            of his outstanding service and superior achievements in the community.
            Contact:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400

26.       Budget Referral:  Musical Performances in North Shattuck
            Commercial Area 
           
From:  Councilmember Spring  
            Recommendation: 
Refer the request for $5,000 for Classical and Baroque
            musical performances in the North Shattuck commercial area to the
            FY2000-2001 budget process.
           
Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

27.       Budget Referral:  North Shattuck Merchants  
            From:  Councilmember Spring  
            Recommendation: 
Refer $20,000 for the North Shattuck Merchants
            Association to the FY2000-2001 budget process.
            Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

28.       Budget Referral:  Home at Last 
           
From:  Councilmember Spring  
            Recommendation: 
Refer the request for $25,000 from Home at Last for
             rescuing animals from death at the Berkeley Animal Shelter to the
             FY2000-2001 budget process.
             Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

29.        Budget Referral:  "Dreamland for Kids" Play Structure in Aquatic
             Park
(to be delivered)
             From: Councilmembers Breland and Maio  
             Recommendation: 
Refer up to $100,000 to the budget process for
             expenses incurred by Berkeley Partners for Parks in the construction of the
             "Dreamland for Kids" Play Structure in Aquatic Park.
             Contact: Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400; Linda
              Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359 

30.        Budget Referral:  Rosa Parks School Summer Evening Program  
             From: Mayor Dean and Councilmember Breland  
             Recommendation: 
Refer $12,500 to the budget process for summer
             evening recreational activities at Rosa Parks School.
             Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484; Margaret Breland,
             Councilmember District 2, 644-6400

31.        Budget Referral:  Berkeley Ecumenical Strategies Team (to be
             delivered)
 
             From: Councilmember Breland  
             Recommendation:
That Council refer $25,000 to the Berkeley Ecumenical
             Strategies Team for their Sattelite Sites Program.
             Contact:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400

32.       Budget Referral:  The Crucible Job Training Program (to be delivered)  
            From:  Councilmember Breland  
            Recommendation: 
Refer request for $42,000 for the Crucible, arts-related
            job training program, to the budget process.
           Contact:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400 

33.       Budget Referral:  Good Driver Recognition Program 
           
From:  Councilmember Worthington  
            Recommendation: 
Congratulate personnel involved in beginning a Good
            Driver Recognition Program, and refer to the budget process $5000 for the
            Berkeley Police Department's Good Driver Recognition Program.
            Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

34.       Budget Referral:  Redwood Sequoia Week and Waive Permit Fees  
            From:  Councilmember Worthington  
            Recommendation: 
Support the Resolution for Redwood-Sequoia Week,
            waive permit fees for Redwood-Sequoia Congress opening ceremony, and
            refer to budget process $1,000 for the Redwood-Sequoia Congress, Summer
            2000.
            Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

35.       Budget Referrral:  Arts Grants and Civic Arts Position 
           
From:  Councilmember Worthington  
            Recommendation: 
Refer to the budget process doubling of arts grants
            monies and addition of another full time Civic Arts position.
            Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

36.       Proclamation:  Honor June as Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and
            Questioning Pride Month; Rainbow Flag  
           
From:  Councilmember Worthington 
           
Recommendation: 
Support proclamation to honor June as Lesbian Gay
            Bisexual Transgender and Questioning Pride Month and authorize the City
            Manager to fly the Rainbow Flag for the rest of June.
           
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

37.       Budget Referral:  Arts Access News 
           
From:  Councilmember Worthington 
           
Recommendation: 
Refer to the budget process $6,000 for Arts Access
            News.
           
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

38.       Budget Referral:  Telegraph Area Association
            From:  Councilmember Worthington 
           
Recommendation: 
Refer to the budget process $55,000 for the Telegraph
            Area Association.
           
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

39.       Limit Number of Agenda Items from the Council 
           
From:  Councilmember Breland  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a policy limiting the number of agenda items at
            each Council meeting to no more than three (3) items per Councilmember per
            meeting and that no additional items be allowed on following agendas until the
            original items have been addressed.
            Contact:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400

40.       Budget Referral:  Sewer Funding & Health  
           
From:  Councilmember Woolley 
           
Recommendation: 
The condition of the City sewers be designated as a
            priority City emergency until resolved.
           
Contact:  Diane Woolley, Councilmember District 5, 644-6294

41.       Budget Referral:  Infrastructure Deterioration 
           
From:  Councilmember Woolley 
           
Recommendation: 
Adopt a formal policy of allocating current and future
            one-time fiscal resources to reduce capital program backlog, approve the City
            Manager's recommendations of additional monies to streets, sidewalks and
            buildings and add $1 million to each of these.  All funds from City sanitary
            sewer fees should be used solely for sewer construction and design.
           
Contact:  Diane Woolley, Councilmember District 5, 644-6294

42.       Council Meeting Procedures 
           
From:  City Auditor  
            Recommendations: 
1) Council consider these possible improvements to
            their rules of procedure, along with other suggestions; that discussion of these
            matters be public and not referred to the Rules Committee; and that Council
            then vote on these or alternative suggestions no later than July 11 for
            implementation on September 19:  1) That Council-initiated items which are
            primarily ceremonial or advisory, and which have no impact on City staff
            except for writing a letter, be Consent Calendar items, but that all other
            Council-initiated items be placed on the Action Calendar;  2) allow sufficient
             time for staff review of all Council-generated Action reports by submitting
             them to the City Clerk when City Auditor and City Manager reports are due,
             twenty days before the date of the Council meeting.  3) request the City
             Manager ensure that during the review period financial implications, estimated
             staff time, and impact on Departmental work plans and time budgets,  are 
             transmitted to the initiator of the item and included in the revised item; 4) items
             whose fiscal and workload impact cannot be estimated before a vote be
             resubmitted, with analysis, at a subsequent meeting; and 5) Council-generated
             items which are held over must be voted up or down at the next available
            Council meeting (non-public hearing meeting); 6) an annual limit on the number
            of Action items each of the nine Councilmembers may submit be agreed upon
            by Council, such as, based on three (3) per agenda, a limit (budget) of 96
            annual per legislator if there are 32 meetings per year; 7) items carried over
            once and submitted a third time count toward the limit; and 8) rather than refer
            these suggestions to the Council Rules Subcommittee, a final Council vote
            should be scheduled on July 11 regarding this proposal and any amendments
            desired, and revised procedures instituted for the September 19 meeting.
            Contact:  Ann-Marie Hogan, City Auditor, 644-6440

43.       Sister City:  Browning, Montana 
           
From:  Peace and Justice Commission  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution establishing a Sister City relationship
            with Browning, Montana and the Blackfeet Nation.
            Contact:  Manuel Hector, Secretary, 665-6880
           
a.          City Manager Report  
            Recommendation: 
The City Manager takes no position on this subject.

44.       Reunification of the Government of Vietnam 
           
From:  Peace and Justice Commission  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution observing the 25th anniversary of the
            reunification of the government of Vietnam, and extending peace and friendship
            to the people and government in support and recognition of their struggle for
            human rights and self-determination to initiate cultural and foreign exchange;
            and send a copy to the Vietnamese Consulate in San Francisco, the
            Vietnamese Mission to the United Nations and the Vietnamese Embassy in
            Washington, D.C.
            Contact:  Manuel Hector, Secretary, 665-6880
            a.          City Manager Report  
            Recommendation: 
The City Manager takes no position on this subject.
            Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6879

Action Calendar

Old Business:

45.       Development Fees:  Permit Service Center Fund (Public Hearing held
            May 16.  Held over by Councilmember Woolley from May 23.)

            Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution 1) adopting the Consolidated Fee
            Schedule for the Permit Service Center Fund for all development related
            services provided by the Planning and Development Department; 2)
            rescinding the cap of $345,000 on all waivers and limiting future unfounded
            waivers to only seismic strengthening such that other waivers will only be
            granted with substitute funding authorized by the Council; and 3) rescinding
            Resolution No. 60,097-N.S.
            Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8108

46.       Fees:  Environmental Health (Public Hearing held May 16.  Held over by
            Councilmember Woolley from May 23.)
 
            Recommendation: 
Adopt four Resolutions revising fees for the Division of
            Environmental Health, Health and  Sanitation Permits and Fees, and rescind
            Resolutions No. 59,530-N.S., 59,531-N.S., 59,532-N.S., and 59,533-N.S.
            Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6879

47.       Recreation Programs (Public Hearing held May 16.  Held over by
            Councilmember Woolley from May 23.)
 
            Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution increasing fees by 3% for Fiscal
            Year 2000-2001 for all programs under the purview of Recreation; Aquatics;
            Sports; and Recreation Centers for adults and youth to cover the higher costs
            for program operations. 
           
Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6879

48.       2000-2001 Refuse Fund Rate Increase (Public Hearing held May 16. 
           
Held over by Councilmember Woolley from May 23.)
 
            Recommendation:  Adopt two Resolutions: 1) rescinding Resolution No.
            60,316-N.S. and all amending resolutions, re-establishing the existing refuse
            collection districts in the City, and fixing and establishing rates for the collection
            of refuse therein; and 2) amending Sections 1(a), 1(b), 1(c), Sections 3(a),
            3(b) and Section 4 of Resolution No. 60,064-N.S., establishing rates for the
            Transfer Station, to change the rates and add the effective date.
            Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3460

49.       Commission Term Limits and Leave of Absences (held over from April
            4, April 11, May 9 and May 23)

            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

50.       Landmarks Preservation Ordinance and Zoning Ordinance (Removed
            from Consent Calendar by Vice Mayor Shirek.  Held over from May 16
            and May 23.)

           
From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
1) Direct staff to present its proposed amendments to the
            Landmarks Preservation Ordinance and Zoning Ordinance to the Planning
            Commission and Landmarks Preservation Commission within sixty days; 2)
            direct the Commissions to make recommendations on the proposed
            amendments at meetings within sixty days and to forward their comments to
            the City Council as information reports on July 25; and 3) direct staff to
            provide an action report to Council in September with final recommendations
            in light of the Commissions' comments.
            Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

51.       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, April 4, May 9 and May 23)  
            From:  City Manager 
           
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3439

52.       Conflict of Interest (CR99-140) (held over from April 4, April 11, May 9
            and May 23) 

           
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

53.       Regulation of Indoor Entertainment Events (held over from May 23) 
           
From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation:  
Adopt first reading of ordinance repealing Berkeley
            Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 9.44 regulating indoor entertainment events
            and adopting a new Chapter 13.46 regulating indoor entertainment events.
            Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

54.       Council Subcommittee on City Manager Evaluation (removed from
            Consent Calendar by Councilmember Maio.  Held over from March 28,
            April 4, April 11, May 9 and May 23) 

           
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

55.       Annual Berkeley Transit Pass (held over from April 4, April 11, May 9
            and May 23) 

           
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

56.       Parking Issues for Home Health Care Workers and Community
            Service Program
(Removed from Consent Calendar by Councilmember
            Olds.  Held over from May 9 and May 23)
 
            From:  Councilmember Spring  
            Recommendation: 
Request the City Manager waive all current outstanding
            parking fines 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.
            Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

57.       Preventing Homelessness (Removed from Consent Calendar by
            Councilmember Armstrong.  Held over from May 9 and May 23.)
 
            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

58.       Building Department Documents (Removed from Consent Calendar by
            Councilmember Shirek.  Held over from May 16 and May 23.)  
            From:  Mayor Dean and Councilmember Olds  
            Recommendation: 
Request the City Manager investigate the situation of
            records and documents disappearing from files in the Building Department.
            Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484; Betty Olds, Councilmember
            District 6, 644-6399

59.      Ending Sanctions Against Mitsubishi Corp. Regarding Proposed Salt
           Works at Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico 
(Removed from the Consent
           Calendar by Councilmember Worthington.  Held over from May 16 and
            May 23.)

           
From:  Mayor Dean  
            Recommendation: 
1) Revoke the City's sanctions against the Mitsubishi
            Corp. (as imposed by Council action November 2, 1999, which were
             imposed to prevent the building of a salt factory at Laguna San Ignacio and
             the consequent destruction of the California Gray Whale and numerous other
             forms of wildlife at and around this Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage
             site; 2) request the City Clerk advise the California Public Employees
             Retirement System of this revocation with respect to purchases and
             divestment of stock in Mitsubishi and related entities; and 3) request the City
             Clerk write a letter to Mitsubishi advising it of the City's actions.
             Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484

60.       Robotic Parking at Center Street Garage (Removed from the Consent
            Calendar by Councilmember Worthington and held over from May 23.)  
            From:  Mayor Dean  
            Recommendation: 
Request the City Manager investigate the feasibility of
            converting the Center Street Garage into a robotic parking facility financed by
            means of a self-supporting bond and with financial contributions from other
            parking beneficiaries, and report back to the Council within sixty days.
            Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484 

61.       Budget Referral:  Well and Groundwater Survey (Removed from the
            Consent Calendar by Mayor Dean and held over from May 23.)  
            From:  Councilmember Worthington  
            Recommendation: 
Refer to the budget process and the City Manager
            funding for well and groundwater survey.
            Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

62.      Support for Rick Young and His Efforts to Meet with the UC Berkeley
           Chancellor for Housing on the Underhill Block
(Removed from the
           Consent Calendar by Mayor Dean and held over from May 23.)  
            From:  Councilmember Worthington 
           
Recommendation: 
Support Rick Young and his efforts to meet with the UC
            Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl to discussing housing on the Underhill
            block
           
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

63.      Notification of Meetings in Central Berkeley (Removed from the
           Consent Calendar by Councilmember Armstrong and held over from May
           23.) 

          
From:  Councilmember Spring  
           Recommendation: 
Request the City Manager provide funding for a mailing to
           District 4 residents informing them of upcoming meetings on City services and
           Ohlone Park.
           Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

64.      Web Page Accessibility for People with Disabilities (Removed from the
           Consent Calendar by Mayor Dean and held over from May 23.)

           
From:  Councilmember Spring  
            Recommendation: 
Set aside five minutes of the June 13 Council meeting
            after Public Comment to hear a presentation from Alexandra Andrews on the
            new web page technology available for people with disabilities and how
            important it is to have web sites accessible to the disabled.
            Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

65.      Contracts:  University of California (held over from March 14, March 28,
            April 4, April 11, May 9 and May 23)
            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

66.       5-Year Street Plan Update  (Removed from Consent Calendar by
            Councilmember Spring and held over from May 9 and May 23)  
            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

New Business:

67.       Emergency Services for the Disabled 
           
From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution authorizing a two-year contract to
            Easy Does It (EDI) in an amount not to exceed $1,314,000 ($666,000
            FY2001 and $648,000 FY 2002) to deliver emergency services to the
            disabled community.
            Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 644-6580

68.       On-Street Parking Conflicts at Crosswalks 
           
From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
1) Install signage at angled parking spaces where exiting
            drivers must back up onto crosswalks, warning drivers to watch for
            pedestrians behind the vehicle; 2) at busy locations and in commercial districts,
            plan for installation of sidewalk bulb-outs into crosswalks to increase visibility
            and protection of pedestrians.  Include such plans as part of upcoming urban
            design projects.  Refer to the budget process the installation of twelve
            bulb-outs; and 3) continue the program of relocating curb ramps and cross
            walk lines so people using the ramps are within the crosswalk.
            Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3460

69.       Ballot Measures - Parks Maintenance and Street Light Taxes 
           
From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Provide comments to City Attorney at its June 13
            meeting as to the proposed ordinance text, ballot title and City Attorney's
            analysis of the two measures which authorize an increase in the existing parks
            maintenance tax and new supplemental street light tax.
            Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

70.       Ballot Measure - Gann Override Measure 
           
From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt three Resolutions placing measures on the
            November 7, 2000 ballot to:  1) re-authorize the City, for a period of four
            years, to spend the proceeds of the Parks Maintenance Tax as approved by
            the voters in 1997; 2) re-authorize the City, for a period of four years, to
            spend the proceeds of the Library Tax as approved by the voters in 1988; and
            3) re-authorize the City, for a period of four years, to spend the proceeds of
            the Emergency Medical Services Tax as approved by the voters in 1997.
           Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480

71.      Ballot Measure - Eviction for Good Cause  
          
From:  City Manager  
           Recommendation: 
1) Consider placement of Ordinance on the November
           2000 ballot to amend Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter
           13.76.130A.9 in order to restrict the circumstances under which a landlord
            may evict a tenant to occupy the unit for his/her own use or the use of his/her
            family members; and 2) provide the City Attorney with any comments
            regarding the wording of the text, title and City Attorney analysis of such
            ordinance.
            Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380
           
From:  Commission on Disability  
            Recommendation: 
Delay action until the June 27 meeting on amending     
            owner occupancy provisions of eviction for good cause sections of rent
            ordinance.
           
Contact:  Virginia Vafa, Secretary, 665-3440
           
From:  Commission on Aging - Information Report 
           
Contact:  Lisa Ploss, Secretary, 644-6050

72.       Ballot Measure - Additional Units of Low Rent Housing 
           
From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
1) Consider placement of measure on the November
            2000 ballot to seek authorization for public entities to develop, construct or
            acquire an additional 500 units of certain types of low rent housing; and 2)
            provide the City Attorney with any comments regarding the wording of the
            text, title and City Attorney analysis of such ballot measure.
            Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380

73.       Fire Safety Services Special Tax 
           
From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Approve 1) the Resolution of Intent to Establish
            Community Facilities District No. 1 (Disaster Fire Protection) and to authorize
            the levy of a special tax within the proposed district; 2) Resolution of Intention
            to incur a bonded indebtedness in an amount not to exceed $9,750,000 within
            proposed Community Facilities District No. 1 (Disaster Fire Protection); 3) the
            Resolution adopting policies and procedures for the use of the Mello Roos
            Community Facilities Act of 1982; and 4) set a public hearing on the formation
            of the district, the issuance of the bonds, and the special tax for July 18, 2000.
            Contact:  Reginald Garcia, Fire, 644-6665

74.       Housing Trust Fund  
           
From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
Adopt Resolution approving fund reservation, in the
            amount of $453,141, for the Flamingo House, 1719 University Avenue,
            Affordable Housing Associates proposal 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 these fund
            reservations.
            Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 665-3481

75.       Taxi Scrip Program 
           
From:  Commission on Aging  
            Recommendation: 
Restore the distribution percentages for the taxi scrip
            program to 86/14, with 86% of available funds being assigned to taxi scrip for
            seniors and the balance going for other purposes.
            Contact:  Lisa Ploss, Secretary, 644-6050
            a.          City Manager Information Report 
            Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 644-6580

76.       Health Disparities in Berkeley 
           
From:  Community Health Commission  
            Recommendation: 
Hear a presentation by June 6, 2000 from the Public
            Health Department about racial and ethnic health disparities in Berkeley and
            declare a Public Health State of Emergency regarding these significant
            disparities in health outcomes between African-Americans and Whites in
            Berkeley.
            Contact:  William Rogers, Secretary, 644-6496
            a.          City Manager Report
            Recommendation:  The CHC passed this item at the meeting of May 11,
            2000.  Staff has advised the CHC that Council could not consider this item at
            the June 6 Council meeting because this is a special meeting to discuss the
            budget.  There were no other items on the Council agenda for this date.  This
            Commission item was placed on the June 13 agenda which was the first
            available Council meeting date.  Council will also receive an information report
            from the City Manager that summarizes the City's response to date on the issue
            of Berkeley's health disparities.  If the Council wishes to schedule a
            presentation on these issues, staff will come back with some possible dates at
            the next meeting.
            Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6879

77.       Residential Traffic Calming Program 
           
From:  Transportation Commission  
            Recommendation: 
1) Approve the proposed timeline as a basis for holding
            public workshops for community input on traffic calming programs and
           devices; and 2) reaffirm that the Transportation Commission continue to
           oversee the development of a Traffic Calming proposal that will be referred to
           the Commission on Disability, the Commission on Aging, the Public Works
           Commission and the Planning Commission before submission to the City
           Council.
           Contact:  Nathan Landau, Secretary, 705-8136
            From:  Disability Commission  
            Recommendation: 
Direct the City Manager to:  1) Establish a joint
            subcommittee to study traffic calming issues with equal representation from the
            Transportation Commission, Commission on Disability and Commission on
            Aging; and 2) to assure that traffic calming tools be studied and recommended
            by this subcommittee before neighborhood workshops are held.
            Contact:  Virginia Vafa, Secretary, 665-3440
            From:  City Manager  
            Recommendation: 
1) Concur with the Transportation Commission that
            Council approve the timeline proposed by the Transportation Commission as a
             basis for holding public workshops; and 2) reaffirm that the Transportation
             Commission continue to oversee the development of a Traffic Calming
             proposal that will be referred to the Commission on Disability, the
             Commission on Aging, the Public Works Commission and the Planning
             Commission before submission to Council.
             Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8108

Information Reports

78.       Establishing a Commission on Early Childhood Education 
           
From:  City Manager  
           
Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 665-3481

79.       Recommendations from the Housing Advisory Commission and the
            Planning Commission to Allow the Avenues Plan (BMC 23C-12.080) to
            Go Out of Effect 
           
From:  City Manager  
           
Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 665-3481

80.       Swim Programs in Berkeley (CR 2000-29) 
           
From:  City Manager  
           
Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6879

81.       Emergency Disaster Planning East of the Fault (to be delivered) 
           
From:  City Manager  
           
Contact:  Reginald Garcia, Fire, 644-6665

82.       Elimination of Health Disparities in Berkeley (to be delivered) 
           
From:  City Manager  
           
Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6879

Communications

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

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1.         Ray Dobard, re claim for disability discrimination

2.         Paul Takagi, re 1949 Milvia St. apartment building. 

3.         Anne Marselis, Secretary, St. John's Neighbors, re conditions at 2639 College Avenue, two letters.

4.         Re development of 1301 Oxford Street, 
            a.  Citizens, voters and residents of Oxford, Spruce and Walnut Streets,
            between Rose and Eunice, and the south side of Eunice Street between Walnut
            and Shattuck, re development of Temple Beth El property.
            b.  Laia Heckelsberg

5.         Ken Frisof, Administrative Committee Chair, Universal Health Care 2000
            Campaign, re thanking
            Council for support.

6.         Re 1719-1725 University Avenue
            a.  Jeff Hobson and Kim Seashore
            b.  Hazel Norgren
            c.  Hazel Norgren, James Wemmer, Marie Carayanis, Nick Carayanis, Connie
                 Hwang, Joel Clark, Irene Lowe, Penny Clark
            d.  Craig Gordon
            e.  Dianna Dermont
            f.   Margrit Schurman
            g.  Sara Peterson
            h.  Janice Haugan
            i.   Jennifer Kern
            j.  Walter Wood
            k.  John DeClerq, TransAction Companies, Ltd.
            l.   Claudia Currie-Gleason
            m.  Walter Wood
            n.   Nick Carayanis
            o.  Rose Georgette
            p.  Marie Carayanis
            q.  James Wimmer
             r.  Connie Hwang
             s.  Irene Lowe
             t.   Marie Carayanis
             u.  James Wemmer
             v.  Al Bowen
             w.  Rachel Rupert, Executive Chief Officer, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
              x.  Marilynn Krause
              y.  Charles Schug
              z.   James Wagner

7.        Wanda Remmers, Executive Director, AHAP, re meeting of
            Resident Advisory Board.

8.         Rhiannon, re parking requirements, 4th Street 

9.        Claude Parrish, Vice Chairman, State Board of Equalization, re Internet sales tax. 

10.      Susan Cerny, re "Courtesy Notices" on parked cars.

11.       Dan Hodges, Chair, Health Care for All, re SB 480. 

12.       Re 2700 San Pablo Avenue project
            a.  Peter Teichner
           
b.  Robert N. Kubik

13.       Patrick Kennedy, re housing crisis. 

14.       Joan M. Torykian, re ballot measure on rent
            control ordinance. 

15.       Helen Christensen, re once a year solid waste pickup. 

16.       Robert M. Berdahl, Chancellor, University of California Berkeley, re planning
            and development efforts.

17.       Jason Meggs, re robot parking.

18.       Re  PSB Building tower
           
a.  Marilyn Ziebart and Werner Pavlovich
            b.  Dave Kamola
            c.  Joann Kowalski

19.       Gethsemane Community Church, James E. White, Sr., Pastor, James H.
            McBride, Church Administrator, La’Carol Gibson, Church Secretary, re annexation of former Santa Fe Right of Way

20.       Nigel Guest, re Memorial Stadium lights 

21.       Linda Brownstein, re Asphalt and Ready Mix truck route  
            violation 

22.       Robert and Merle Davis, re new firehouse on Shasta Rd. 

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

Adjournment


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