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REGULAR BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2000

SUMMARY

 Preliminary Matters

 Roll Call:  7:05 p.m.

Ceremonial Matters:  None.

Comments from the City Manager: 

  • Giants Fan Fest and PacBell Pitch will be held Saturday, February 12, 2000 from 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at Civic Center Park.
  • Leo Reyes, Auditor’s Office Payroll Department, received the YMCA distinguished award for his outstanding contributions.
  • Update of City’s website shows that there were 4760 hits in the past week.

Comments from the Public:  16 speakers.

Youth Forum:  None.

Consent Calendar

 Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Spring) to approve the Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated.

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 M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,398-N.S.

2. Minutes for Approval
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:
  Approve the minutes for Council meetings of:  a) January 11, 2000 (closed); b) January 11, 2000 (regular); c) January 18, 2000 (regular); d) January 25, 2000 (closed); and e) January 25, 2000 (regular).
Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480
Action: Approved minutes: (Abstain – Armstrong, January 11th closed and regular)

3. Ordinance for Second Reading
a.
Amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 14.56.050A to add streets with five ton gross vehicle weight limit to the area bounded by Dwight Way, Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Addison Street and McKinley Avenue and Grant Street between Dwight Way and University Avenue.
Contact:  Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480


Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 6526-N.S.  Effective:  March 9, 2000.

4. Purchase Order: Harbor Patrol Boat
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution accepting the bid of Aluminum Marine Construction, Inc. and awarding a purchase order in the amount of $54,745 for a grant funded replacement harbor patrol boat for the Berkeley Marina.
Contact: Frances David, Finance, 644-6476; Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 644-6943
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,399-N.S.

5. Contract Amendment:  Housing Trust Fund Project at 1250 Haskell Street
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the contract with Northern California Land Trust (NCLT) by increasing the funding $25,000 for completion of the rehabilitation project located at 1250 Haskell Street.
Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 644-6001
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,400-N.S.

6. Expanding Berkeley Swim Program and Improvements to Berkeley Municipal Pools
From:  Mayor Dean and Councilmember Olds
Recommendation:
  Requesting the City Manager investigate and report back within 90 days on the possibility of an expanded and enriched swim program and any needed physical improvements to the three municipal pools, and to explore meeting increased costs through long range market-based planning, marketing, and user/membership fees.
Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor's Office, 644-6484; Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 644-6399
Action:  Approved recommendation.

7. Budget Review Process: Stoplights for Dangerous Intersections
From:  Councilmember Armstrong
Recommendation: 
Refer to the mid-year budget review process the installation of  additional stoplights for the two most dangerous intersections in an effort to increase pedestrian safety city-wide.
Contact: Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 644-6401
Action:  Approved recommendation.

8. Budget Review Process: Santa Rosa Lights at Piedmont and Ashby
From:  Councilmember Armstrong
Recommendation:
  Refer to the mid-year budget review process the installation of "Santa Rosa Lights" at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Ashby Avenue.
Contact: Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 644-6401
Action:  Approved recommendation.

9. Extend Completion of Seismic Retrofit Work
From:  Councilmember Olds
Recommendation:
  Direct the City Manager to draft an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 7.52.060.K  to allow two years for the completion of seismic retrofit work for transfer tax credit.
Contract:  Susan Wengraf, Councilmember Olds' Office, 644-6399
Action:  Approved recommendation.

10. Tritium-Filled "Exit" Signs
From:  Councilmember Armstrong
Recommendation:
  That the City, as it completes its new and remodeled buildings, not use tritium-filled "Exit" signs, but choose alternative signs instead.
Contact: Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 644-6401
Action:  Approved recommendation.

11. Berkeley Health Status
From:  Vice Mayor Shirek
Recommendation:
  Direct the City Manager to provide Council with a full copy of a 1999 City Health Status Report immediately and establish a Council Health Subcommittee with interdepartmental representation from Housing, Public Health, Economic Development and Planning.
Contact:  Dale Bartlett, Councilmember Shirek's Office, 644-6243
Action:  Approved recommendation with clarification that the focus would be on the Mortality Findings Study.

12. Proclamation Honoring Bob Burnett and the Resiliency Network
From:  Councilmember Maio
Recommendation:
  Approve presentation of proclamations at the February 15th meeting recognizing the contribution of Bob Burnett and the Resiliency Network in helping the City with its Y2K preparation effort.
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359
Action:  Approved recommendation amended by Councilmember Maio to schedule the presentation and proclamation for the Resiliency Network on February 15th and the proclamation for Bob Burnett for March 28, 2000.

13. Presentation on Y2K and Earthquake Preparation Efforts
From:  Councilmember Maio
Recommendation:
  Schedule 30 minutes on the February 15th agenda for: a) a presentation by Dr. Murat Karaca of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (LBNL) Engineering Division who will share his experience from his recent visit to Turkey following its disastrous earthquake, as previously approved by Council at its December 7th meeting; and b) a status report from staff on Berkeley's seismic preparation efforts and how we can use our experience with Y2K to help residents maintain a state of readiness should a seismic event occur.
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359
Action:  Approved recommendation.

14. Support AB 1648:  Study of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission
From:  Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
 Support Assembly Bill 1648 which provides for a study of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC); and send letters of support to State Assemblywoman Dion Aroner, State Senator Don Perata, and Governor Gray Davis.
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398
Action:  Approved recommendation.

15. Moratorium on Automobile-Related Uses on University Avenue
From:  Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:
  Refer to staff a moratorium on any new automobile-related uses on University Avenue which is consistent with the University Avenue Plan adopted by the Planning Commission and Council, and modify the Zoning Ordinance consistent with this action.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266
Action:  Withdrawn by Councilmember Spring.

16. Code Violations in Tenant Buildings
From:  Councilmembers Spring and Worthington
Recommendation:
  Request the City Manager provide adequate staffing to handle the tenants' increased requests for assistance with code compliance issues in the Lakireddy-owned apartment buildings; and that the City Manager and City Attorney work with the Rent Board staff to investigate and cite violations of the housing code and the Berkeley rent laws.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266; Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398
Action:  Removed from Consent Calendar by the City Manager.  Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Spring; Absent – Breland, Shirek, Woolley) to approve recommendation.

17. Appreciation to Senator Dianne Feinstein
From:  Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:
  Request the City Manager write a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein thanking her for her offer to write legislation to protect witnesses in the Lakireddy case from deportation to India; and request the City Attorney inform Council if any of the witnesses and victims who did not violate laws get deportation notices from INS.
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266
Action:  Approved recommendation.

18. Underground Water Damage on Acton and 66th Streets
From:  Councilmember Breland
Recommendation:
  Refer to the City Manager a request for the City to respond and act upon water entering underground into the basement of several homes on 66th and Acton Streets.
Contact: Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400
Action:  Approved recommendation.

19. Standby Officer Designation for Times of Emergency
From:  Mayor Dean
Recommendation:
 Ask the City Manager to initiate updating the current list of Emergency Standby Officer designees for City Manager, Mayor, and Council, and to establish a set time each year to update this list.
Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor's Office, 644-6484
Action:  Approved recommendation.

20. Support Legislation Calling for Internet Sales Taxation
From:  Mayor Dean
Recommendation:
  Encourage Assembly Members Migden and Aroner to move quickly and thoughtfully forward with legislation they are considering which would mandate the collection of California sales taxes from retail businesses having stores in California and also conducting sales on the Internet; and that Council notify Assembly Members, Senators, and the City's Sacramento Lobbyist of Berkeley's support.
Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor's Office, 644-6484

Action:  Remove from Consent Calendar by Councilmember Worthington.   Moved, seconded, carried (Spring/Maio; Abstain – Worthington; Absent – Breland, Shirek, Woolley) to approve recommendation revised by Mayor Dean to also include Senators Feinstein and Boxer.

Public Hearings

21. Public Hearing:  Zoning Appeal of Use Permit 99-10000032 - 37 Mosswood Road
a. Appeal filed by Ben White and Sharon F. Landes
, from the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board which approved a Use Permit with findings and conditions for the property located at 37 Mosswood Road, to allow a second dwelling where only a single residential dwelling is allowed, and to allow this unit without providing additional parking where each dwelling is required to provide one parking space per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area with a minimum of two spaces.
Contact:  Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480
b. City Manager Report dated February 8, 2000
Recommendation:
  Open and continue the public hearing to the meeting of March 21, 2000.
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8105
c. Communication from Janice Thomas, applicant, 37 Mosswood Road
Contact:  Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480
Action:  The City Manager announced the applicant has withdrawn her application and therefore there is no action to appeal.

Action Calendar

Appeals:

22. Zoning Appeal of Use Permit 99-10000040, 2336 Fifth Street
a. Appeal filed by Michael Goldin
of the Zoning Adjustments Board decision of October 28, 1999, which denied Use Permit 99-10000040 to construct two commercial buildings totaling 23,000 square feet, construct a building with a height of 35 feet, and designate up to 10% of the required 39 parking spaces as bicycle parking spaces.
b. City Manager Report (to be delivered)
Recommendation: 
Set the matter for a public hearing on March 21, 2000 to consider the proposed project and proposed housing and childcare mitigations to be submitted by the Office of Economic Development.
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8105
c. Communication:
   
1.     Michael Goldin, Applicant
    2.     Robert Hourula, Sirpa Tuomainen, and Bob Howard, Fifth and Channing neighbors.
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8105

Actions:  Moved, seconded, failed (Worthington/Maio; Noes – Armstrong, Breland, Olds, Woolley, Dean) a substitute motion to hold the matter over for one week for more information.

Moved, seconded, carried (Breland/Olds; Noes – Worthington) the main motion to schedule a Public Hearing on March 21, 2000.

Old Business:

23. How the Brown Act Applies to Electronic Communications (removed from Consent by Councilmember Worthington and held over from January 25 meeting)
From:  Mayor Dean
Recommendation: 
Request the City Manager and City Attorney to arrange for workshop(s) for Berkeley's Councilmembers, Commissioners, Board Members and other interested parties which focus on how electronic communications should be handled under the Brown Act; and that this subject matter be incorporated into the Commissioner Handbook and other written guidelines.
Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor's Office, 644-6484
Action:   Discussed in conjunction with Item 25.  By consensus, referred to the City Attorney for additional information both to and from councilmembers and an Attorney General’s Opinion on issues raised with the advent of electronic communications

24. Support Proposition 26 (Majority Rule Act for Smaller Classes, Safer Schools, and Financial Accountability) (removed from Consent by Councilmember Worthington and held over from January 25 meeting)
From:  Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
  Support Proposition 26 regarding Majority Rule Act for Smaller Classes, Safer Schools, and Financial Accountability on the March 2000 Ballot, and send letters of support to State Senator Don Perata, State Assemblywoman Dion Aroner and Governor Gray Davis.
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398
Action:  Moved to the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Olds.  Approved recommendation.

25. First On-Line City Council Meeting (removed from Consent by Councilmember Armstrong and held over from January 25 meeting)
From:  Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: 
Conduct the first on-line City Council meeting regarding the Draft Revision of the Berkeley General Plan.  The mechanism for this Internet dialogue would be on Actionforum.  Also designate up to four Councilmembers to continue participating in Actionforum's General Plan dialogue.
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398
Action:   Discussed in conjunction with Item 23.  By consensus, referred to the City Attorney for more information both to and from councilmembers and an Attorney General’s Opinion on issues raised with the advent of electronic communications.

New Business:

26. Animal Care in Berkeley
From:  Animal Care and Control Task Force
Recommendation: A) Berkeley Animal Shelter:
1) Rename the Shelter (one suggestion - "Berkeley Friends for Life Animal Care Shelter"); 2) Express appreciation to the Police Department for improvements in appearance and operation of the  Shelter; 3) That the "Berkeley Friends for Life Animal Care Shelter" remain in the Police Department but that a civilian director be hired; 4) A search be undertaken immediately to recruit for the Director's position and that two representatives each from the Humane Commission, animal rescue groups, and from the Friends of the Shelter group participate in the selection process.

5) The City Manager appoint a temporary facilitator who will not be a competitor for the permanent position of Director who has experience with "minimum kill" and will work closely with the existing Director, staff and rescue groups to smooth the transition, and will work on the preliminary steps to reorganize the budget; 6) Adopt a "minimum-kill" policy, effective immediately, in the operation of the Shelter.  For one year, request the City Manager keep  Council informed on a quarterly basis as to how this objective is being implemented; 7) Request Shelter staff  work immediately with volunteers and community groups to increase animal adoption activities as well as decrease the number of animals entering the Shelter; 8) Shelter staff develop written mutual cooperation agreements that will establish affiliate relationships between the Shelter and the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society and other local rescue groups; 9) Recognize the Friends of the Shelter group as a volunteer support group for Shelter activities and programs and allocate funds within the Shelter budget for this function and hire a fulltime, paid Coordinator of Volunteer Services; 10) Make a commitment toward the construction of a new animal shelter or rebuilding the current one. An architectural consultant experienced in designing animal shelters to be retained by the City; and 11) Authorize the Mayor to convene a group of citizens who will begin to explore raising funds through private and grant sources for the construction of a new animal shelter.

B. Spay and Neuter: 12) In connection with Item 7 above, activities that reduce the number entering the Shelter are as important as activities to increase the numbers of animals leaving the Shelter through adoption, fostering or restoration to their owners. Council should indicate its preliminary approval of the proposed Spay and Neuter Ordinance, and refer it to the City Attorney for drafting in appropriate legal language; 13) Request the City Manager   immediately develop an affordable Spay and Neuter Program available to everyone, and free to those with no funds. Explore special programs to reach feral cats, over-represented breeds, and pets owned by homeless, elderly and disabled individuals, as part of Berkeley's affordable Spay/Neuter Program; 14) Direct the City Manager make an adjustment to the General Fund budget to reallocate $10,000 in unclaimed spay and neuter fees from the past three fiscal years to bring the City into compliance with State Food and Agriculture regulations, plus $15,000 for additional cages, be set aside to provide affordable spay and neuter program services; 15) Set up a special fund for the depositing of these fees plus future unclaimed spay and neuter fees and any donations received for this purpose; and 16) That providing affordable spay and neuter clinic services involves the use of vouchers which will be accepted by any local participating veterinarian or clinic services as set up by humane organizations.

C. Dog Licensing and Cat Registration: 17) Request the City Manager prepare any resolutions or ordinances necessary to restructure license fees as detailed in the report; 18) Adopt the policy that Staff should be more aggressive about licensing and that licenses should be more easily obtainable and be available at the Shelter, local veterinarian offices and clinics.  The City Manager immediately pursue on-line sale and renewal of licenses and analyze the use of the required quarterly reports from Berkeley veterinarians regarding how information about rabies inoculation is used to increase the number of dog licenses.

D. Humane Education: 19) Advise the City Manager that development and aggressive distribution of educational materials to be a priority for the Shelter. The Shelter should distribute educational materials at every opportunity, such as street fairs, school classrooms, neighborhood meetings, City Manager's annual report and the like; 20) Distribution of educational materials to be included at the point at which the license is obtained including a local veterinarian office, at all adoption events, and in the Shelter. Place materials wherever animal food and supplies are sold, including in those stores which are located outside of Berkeley; 21) Request the City Manager provide necessary resources for the development of educational materials that are in languages other than English and that are culturally sensitive, that the Humane Commission work with staff in developing these materials.

E. Evaluation:  22) An evaluation component be built into all animal care services so that the City can track outcomes and a report be submitted to the public, the Citizens Humane Commission and the Council, and at a minimum, contain information about licensing and impound rates and disposition of animals from the Shelter.

F.  Overall: 23) Express to the City Manager that Berkeley move forward on the above recommendations and report back with a fiscal analysis and a time table for implementation; 24) All programs and services to apply to Berkeley residents only.   If the City maintains contractual relationships with other cities, eligibility for programs will have to be worked out in the individual contract with appropriate payment toward expenses; 25) Appoint Councilmember Spring as Council Liaison to the Citizens Humane Commission pursuant to Berkeley Municipal Code 3.08.030 for a period to coincide with her Council term, to December 1, 2002; 26) Council appoint a temporary Council Committee to meet at least monthly with a committee of the Citizens Humane Commission to provide oversight of implementation of the report, to expire December 31, 2000, and report to the Council and Commission on a regular basis.
Contact:  Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484; Contact: Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 644-6399; Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266; Cindi Goldberg, 526-0566 and Nancy Ober, (415) 677-3127, Humane Commissioners.

a. Councilmember Woolley Report (dated November 9, 1999)
Recommendation:
  Establish an Affordable Spay/Neuter Program for all Berkeley dogs and cats, begin a strong outreach and educational program to support responsible pet ownership, and collect data to be used as the basis for setting goals and priorities.
Contact: Diane Woolley, Councilmember District 5, 644-6294

b. City Manager Information Report: Animal Shelter Staffing (CR 99-70)
Contact: Dash Butler, Police, 644-6568

Actions:  Moved, seconded, failed (Woolley/Shirek; Noes - Olds, Spring, Dean; Abstain - Maio, Worthington) to adopt the substitute motion, the "Animal Kindness Resolution" as presented by Councilmembers Breland, Shirek and Woolley.

Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Spring; Abstain - Shirek, Woolley) the main motion to approve Items 1(amended to rename the shelter but not to suggest a new name at this time), 2, 3, 4 (to support a search for a new director for the shelter but to delete wording from the recommendation as to who will be involved in the selection process), 6 (to clarify that this will be implemented based on current resources), 7 (to clarify that this will be implemented based on current resources), 8, 11 (to change the wording from “authorize the Mayor” to “support the Mayor”), 14, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 24 and of the recommendation and to refer all other items to the City Manager for a report on financial implications.

On the severed motion to approve item 25 :  Motion carried (Noes - Woolley; Abstain - Armstrong and Worthington)

Moved, seconded, carried (Armstrong/Worthington; Noes – Shirek, Woolley; Abstain - Breland) to support increasing the dog license fee to $30.00 per year for unaltered dogs with the revenues going to support affordable spay/neuter programs. A public hearing will need to be held for this fee increase to become effective.

Moved, seconded, carried (Spring/Olds; Noes - Woolley; Abstain - Armstrong; Absent - Shirek) to refer the proposed mandatory spay/neuter ordinance to the City Attorney for drafting with additional comments and concerns.  Councilmember Armstrong requested that the ordinance be drafted so that any complaints against an owner of an unaltered animal would only be responded to as a result of another legitimate nuisance complaint.  Councilmember Maio asked the City Attorney and/or the Task Force to review and come up with alternative language to the issue proposed under Item 8 related to a feral cat caretaker.  Mayor Dean asked that the language proposed under Item 7d regarding inspection of owner’s records be reviewed.  Councilmember Worthington asked the City Manager to report on the costs of implementing the proposed ordinance and also an analysis of any savings realized by implementation of the ordinance.   Councilmember Worthington also asked for a report on what the City’s current policy is regarding issues and response to overpopulation of feral cats and how passage of this ordinance would change the current situation.

27. Strawberry Creek Downtown
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:
  Direct the City Manager to: 1) work with the Planning Commission to conduct an extensive community input process to identify two or three preferred site-specific scenarios for daylighting Strawberry Creek in the Downtown area based on the information presented in the "Data Collection Study" by Wolfe Mason Associates; 2) prepare a Request for Proposals for a consultant to perform more detailed economic analysis for potential projects; 3) bring a detailed proposal back to Council; 4) investigate potential funding sources for project implementation; and 5) direct the project to the budget process to identify funding necessary for Phase II.
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 644-6506
a. Parks and Recreation Commission Information Report
Contact:  Jay Kelekian, Secretary, 644-6952
Action: 
Moved to Consent Calendar by Councilmember Olds.  Approved recommendation.

28. Living Wage Ordinance Application (to be delivered)
From:  Waterfront Commission
Recommendation:  Adopt a Living Wage Ordinance and insure that it applies to the non-public workers at the Berkeley Waterfront.
Contact:  Cliff Marchetti, Secretary, 644-6970 ext. 224
City Manager Report (to be delivered)
Recommendation:  Refer the Waterfront Commission recommendation to staff to incorporate into the Living Wage discussion.
Contact: Frances David, Finance, 644-6476
Action:  Moved to Consent Calendar by Councilmember Olds.  Approved City Manager recommendation.

29. Transgender and Lesbian/Gay/BiSexual Cultural Awareness Training for Berkeley Police Officers
From:  Police Review Commission
Recommendation:
  Allocate $30,000 to provide four hours of cultural awareness training for Berkeley Police Officers in addition to the Cultural Awareness Training currently in place, and requesting the City Manager send a letter to the California Department of Justice Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) requesting reimbursement for such training.
Contract:  Barbara Attard, Secretary, 644-6716
a. City Manager Report
Recommendation: 
The recommendations contained in this report affect budget and/or other programs.  Please refer to the budget process.  This could be taken into consideration at the mid-year budget review on February 22, 2000.
Contact:  James Keene, City Manager, 644-6580
Action:  Moved to Consent Calendar by Councilmember Olds.  Approved City Manager recommendation with a request from Councilmember Spring that the Police Chief be asked to find money within the Police Department budget for this training.

Information Reports

30. Restricting Youth Access to Bidis (CR 99-115)
From:  City Manager
Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-6459
Action:  Received and filed.

31. Update on University Relations Commission
From:  City Manager
Contact:  Arrietta Chakos, City Manager's Office, 644-6580
Action:  Received and filed.

32. Status of Y2K
From:  City Manager
Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 644-6580
Action:  Received and filed.


SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEM

Consent Calendar

33. Contract:  Undergrounding Utilities Representation (to be delivered)
From:  Task Force on Underground Utilities
Recommendation::  Adopt a Resolution allocating $5000 and authorizing the City Manager to hire Cindy Sage, Consultant, for purposes of representing the City before the Public Utilities Commission regarding the issue of undergrounding utilities.
Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, City Manager's Office, 644-6580
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,401-N.S.

Communications 

Action:  The following communications were read, noted and filed unless otherwise noted:

Page No.

1. Supporting animal care and the Spay/Neuter Ordinance:

  1. Harry Siitonen, President, Tenants Association, Strawberry Creek Lodge
  2. Erin Williams
  3. Andy Page
  4. Christina Griffin
  5. Sharon Melnyk, Friends of Berkeley Animal Shelter
  6. Petition containing approximately 84 signatures in support of ordinance
  7. Jean Richter, UC Berkeley
  8. John A. Larson, Peninsula Humane Society
  9. Veronique Strange
  10. Mary Kirwin Veloz
  11. Santa Cruz SPCA
  12. Bruce Finker, et al.
  13. San Francisco Chronicle newspaper article
  14. Eric Mills, Action for Animals
  15. Various posters
  16. Diane Allevato, Executive Director, Marin Humane Society
  17. Cathleen Young
  18. Christine Caldwell and staff, Berkeley Animal Shelter
  19. Cassandra Fazio
  20. Petition containing approximately 37 signatures in support of ordinance
  21. Judy Ann Alberti, Secretary of Berkeley Citizens Action

2. L.A. Wood, regarding soil investigations at 4th and Harrison Streets and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Hearing Board process.  Worthington, Dean

3. Regarding Oxford Tract Development:   Olds, Worthington, Dean

  1. Daniella Thompson and James Sharp, regarding Oxford Tract "Surge" Building.
  2. Bob Sheppard

4. Martha Nicoloff, regarding zoning problems in the General Plan shuffle.   Olds, Worthington, Armstrong, Dean

5. Patrick Kennedy, Panoramic Interests, regarding the Gaia Building

6. John Vance, A First Amendment Center, regarding community issues. (additional pages on file for review in the City Clerk's Office).

7. Jered Lawson, Berkeley Food Policy Council, regarding Tuesday's Farmers Market on Derby Street.  Worthington, Dean

8. Elvira Rose, President, North Berkeley Senior Center Advisory Council, Inc., regarding Taxi Script Program.  Worthington, Dean

SUPPLEMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS

AND AGENDA REPORTS

 

Item/Subject/Description

Item 20 - Support Legislation Calling for Internet Sales Taxation

9. Mayor Shirley Dean, revised recommendation.

 Item 21 - Public Hearing:  Zoning Appeal of Use Permit 99-10000032 - 37 Mosswood Road

10. Janice Thomas, withdrawing application for two variances.

 Item  26 - Animal Care in Berkeley

11. Identical postcards for proposed spay-neuter ordinance from the following:  R. C. Strohman; Marcella L. Drew; Almudena Ortiz; Caren Marooney; Patricia Lupoff; Ralph Stephenson; Naomi L. Policoff; Bertha L. Foster; George Moffatt; C. Damon; Beth Smolensky; Barbara Eckhardt; Cathe Dietrich; Kyndra C. Taylor; Martha Montgomery; Patricia Simon; Mrs. Peter Ryce; Marguerite Lee; Patricia Jones; Carolyn Weinberger; Margaret Lowrie; Gale Quinsey; Maia Ramsey; Hazel H. Thorson; Shari Emerson and John Walsh; Kate Bernier and Robert Traina; Eleanor Elliott; Charlie Betcher; Christine Keyser; Caitlin Moore; Donna G. Duguay; Ruth M. Chesbro; Sandra Little; Phyllis Plate; Nancy Eichler; J. B. and Juanita Neilands; Jean Hohl; Lisa Shinar; Thayer Abaigael Crumley; Cindi Goldberg; Phebe Fletcher; Alda Marsh Morgan; Margo DeMello; Jean Peters and Jeannette Katz; Emma Schubert; Richard Soltz; Beverly Hickok; March Greenhut; Richard Schwartz; Laura Arthur; Lucy J. Collier; Lois L. Cantor; Gerri Levine; Kimi Narita; Ron and Malgozia Bogley; Dolores Plumb; Linda McCormick; Nancy Hair; Shura Wallin; Mrs. Waltraud Buckland; Arthur L. and Gwen M. Meader; Therese Schroeder; Elizabeth Alpert; Charlotte London Bear; John Vias; Andrew and Barbara Imbrie, Barbara E. Angle; Deena Glass; Irmengard Meindl; Marjorie Killeen; Jean Carmichael; Shirley R. Carlson; Cathy Costillo; Susan Shafsky; Alexandra C. Hershdorfer; Mrs. D. Margaret Janzen; Michelle Debus; Bev Hoffman; Anita Grant; Rene Kvidahl; Mary Dewey-Wagner; Christina Tworek; Michael Mansfield; Alyssa Phaneuf; Julie Anderson; Karen Musalo; Lillian Hetherington; Claudia Bowman; Louise Marquis; Cela B. Coleman; Kathryn Ruiz.

 12. Mira Katz and Christian Marouby

 13. Tamara Birdsall

 14. Judy Brock, Vice President, Home At Last Animal Rescue

 15. Sharon A. Coleman, President, The Animal Council

 16. Terri McGinnis, DVM

 17. Joan Miller, Director At Large, The Cat Fanciers' Association

 18. Russell Kilday-Hicks, Sara Hicks-Kilday

 19. Amy Allen, DVM and Laurence Allen, M.S., Special Veterinary Services

 20. Mimi Cary

 21. Rose Hilliard, Cat Connection of Lodi

 22. Dawna Roskelley

 23. Viki Tamaradzee

 24. Cheryl Williams, President, Ohlone Humane Society

 Adjournment

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Spring; Noes – Breland, Shirek, Woolley, Worthington) to continue the meeting past 11:00 p.m.

 The meeting adjourned at 11:55 p.m.


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