Home

Elected Officials Departments and Services

Calendar & Local Links

Search

E-Mail

City of Berkeley Logo

City Council
2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 
Tel: (510) 981-6900, TDD: (510) 981-6903
Office Hours: Monday - Friday  8 a.m. - 5 p.m., E-mail: clerk@ci.berkeley.ca.us

Graphic: New Information Note: Some City buildings and services will be closed to the public on holidays and reduced services days. Access the City's Holiday and Reduced Service Days Schedule.

Boards and Commissions

City Charter City Council Conflict of Interest

Domestic Partnership

Election Information

Records Online

Municipal Code & Zoning Ordinance

City Council
City Clerk
Ballot Measures
BERA
Campaign Info
Candidate Info
Commissions
Election Info
Records Online
Redistricting
Related Links
Downloads


REGULAR BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2000

SUMMARY

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:  7:29; All present.

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

  • Proclamation:  Ms. Jean Yamashita and Mr. Mopps
    Action:  Removed from ceremonial matters.

  • Proclamation:  U.N. Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence

  • Proclamation:  Leo Reyes of City Auditor’s Office
    Action:   Presented proclamations.

    Comments From The City Manager: 

    The 1999 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report has been mailed.  The City has received the California Society’s Financial Officers Certificate for its high level of quality and recognition of excellence in financial reporting.

    The Traffic Safety Billboard is up at Carlton and San Pablo.

    Comments From The Public:  Fifteen speakers

    Youth Forum:  One speaker

    Consent Calendar

    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Shirek) 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. 60,424-N.S.

    2. Minutes for Approval
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:
      Approve the minutes for Council meetings of:  a) February 8, 2000 (closed); b) February 8, 2000 (regular); c) February 15, 2000 (closed); d) February 15, 2000 (regular);  e) February 22, 2000 (closed); and f) February 22, 2000 (regular).
    Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480
    Action:  Approved minutes with the exception of February 15 and 22 regular which were held over to March 28, 2000 at the request of Mayor Dean.

    3. Contract:  Public Service Credit for Peace Corps of America or America Corps (Vista Service) for Local Miscellaneous and Local Safety Members  (first reading vote – Ayes:  unanimous)
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance to amend the City’s contract with CalPERS to provide public service credit for Peace Corps of America or America Corps (VISTA Service) for local miscellaneous and local safety members as provided in California Government Code Section 21023.5.
    Contact:  Ron Brown, Personnel, 665-7614
    Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 6528-N.S.  Effective April 13, 2000.

    4. Amending The Ellis Ordinance   (first reading vote – Ayes:   unanimous)
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Sections 13.77.010A, 13.77.020A, 13.77.030C, 13.77.040A, 13.767.040B and 13.77.050A; and adding Section 13.77.030G, to conform with changes to California Government Code Section 7060, et. seq., the Ellis Act, which provides rental property owners with the right to go out of the rental housing business in cities where rent regulations apply.
    Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380
    Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 6529-N.S.  Effective April 13, 2000.

    5. Nuisance Abatement – Collection of Enforcement Costs (first reading vote – Ayes:  unanimous)
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 1.24 (nuisance abatement) to conform to state law and to allow the City to collect enforcement costs.
    Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380
    Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 6530-N.S.  Effective April 13, 2000.

    6. Amending the Lying on Public Sidewalks and Number of Dogs on Sidewalks Ordinance (first reading vote – Noes:   Shirek, Worthington; Abstain:  Woolley)
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 13.36.015 repealing Sunset Clause in Ordinance prohibiting lying on sidewalks and the number of dogs on sidewalks at certain times and places.
    Contact:  Dash Butler, Police, 644-6670
    Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 6531-N.S.  Effective April 13, 2000. (Noes:  Shirek, Worthington; Abstain:  Woolley)

    7. Settlement:  Joyce Muns/Jan Novie vs. City of Berkeley
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Attorney to settle public liability lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court Action No. 802489-1 in the amount of $110,000.
    Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,425-N.S.

    8. Vacating a Portion of Public Right-of-Way – Potter Street
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance summarily vacating a portion of public right-of-way, conveying the City’s interests in the partially vacated property at 717 Potter Street to Wareham Development and accepting, in exchange, street dedication at 2929 Seventh Street from Wareham Development for public right-of-way purposes.
    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-7550
    Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance.  Second reading March 21, 2000.

    9. Energy Partnership with Gorlovka, Ukraine
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Gorlovka, Ukraine, to promote energy efficiency in Ukrainian cities and provide technical and management training to plan and implement projects.
    Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 665-3486
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,426-N.S.

    10. Contracts:  Workers’ Compensation Program
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt two Resolutions: 1) authorizing the City Manager to execute and implement a contract and any amendments with Innovative Care Systems, Inc. for worker’s compensation third party administrative services for a period of April 1, 2000 – June 30, 2003 for a cost not to exceed $2,651,185; and 2) authorizing the City Manager to extend the contract with Liberty Mutual Insurance/Helmsman Management Services, Inc., for the period March 1 to April 30, 2000, at a cost not to exceed $30,000.
    Contact:  Ron Brown, Personnel, 665-7606
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,427-N.S. and Resolution No. 60,428-N.S.

    11. Contract:  Mental Health Services
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with the Community Development Institute for assistance in implementing specific planning objectives aimed at developing a comprehensive integrated service model for the most seriously mentally disabled individuals in Berkeley in an amount not to exceed $26,000 for the period January 1 to December 31, 2000.
    Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-8562x212
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,429-N.S.

    12. Contract Amendment: Civic Center Building
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendments with ELS/Elbasani & Logan Architects for architectural and engineering services for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Building project by increasing the contract amount by $250,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,500,000.
    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-7550
    Action:  Removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Worthington and held over to March 28, 2000.

    13. Contract Amendment:  Marina Plan and Waterfront Overview
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendment with Wolfe Mason Associates for preparation of the Marina Plan and Waterfront overview, to change the scope of the contract, extend the contract period to November 30, 2000 and increase the amount by $50,000 for a total amount not to exceed $84,540.
    Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 644-6376,x222
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,430-N.S.

    14. Purchase:  Police Equipment and Supplies
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving an increase in a purchase order up to $60,000 for police uniforms and equipment from Bricker-Mincolla Uniform Company.
    Contact:  Dash Butler, Police, 644-6113
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No.  60,431-N.S.

    15. Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Billboard
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept up to $2,000 in donated rental fees from Eller Media Company, as a public service to the community, to help promote pedestrian and traffic safety awareness.
    Contact:  Dash Butler, Police, 644-6045
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,432-N.S.

    16. Grant:  HIV Prevention
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant in the amount of $785,000, for the period March 1, 2000 to June 30, 2002, from the State of California Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS, for the support of HIV primary prevention activities for people of color and other high-risk populations and authorizing execution of any resultant agreements and amendments.
    Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 655-6050
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,433-N.S.

    17. Tobacco Control Trust Fund
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to create and establish an interest-bearing Tobacco Control Trust Fund in accordance with the requirements of the City’s contract with California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section.
    Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6050
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,434-N.S.

    18. Contracts:  Medi-Cal Outreach
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute contracts and any amendments with certain community-based organizations to provide outreach activities to Medi-Cal eligible families under the Medi-Cal Outreach Project in an amount not to exceed $130,000 for the period January 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001; as follows:   1) $40,000-Lifelong Medical Care; 2) $14,660-Tides Centers; 3) $14,660-Stiles Hall; 4) $14,660-Lincoln Child Center; 5) $25,320-Berkeley Unified School District; 6) $10,660-Bay Area Community Resources and authorizing a two month advance payment to each agency.
    Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6050 Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,435-N.S.

    19. Grant Agreement:  Spruce Street Reconstruction
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to file an application for $1,300,000 in funding under the Federal Surface Transportation Program and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program for the Spruce Street Reconstruction Project and commit the necessary local match of $500,000 for the project, stating the assurance of the City of Berkeley to complete the project, and authorizing the City Manager to execute the resultant grant agreement and any amendments.
    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3429
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,436-N.S.

    20. Vital and Health Statistics Trust Fund
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to create and establish an interest-bearing Vital and Health Statistics Trust Fund in accordance with requirements mandated by the Health and Safety Code.
    Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-7721
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,437-N.S.

    21. Wireless Internet Service
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution declaring the Council’s intent to consider granting a franchise to Metricom, Inc., for the operation and maintenance of a wireless data network; specifying the terms, conditions and character of the franchise; and setting the Public Hearing on April 11, 2000.
    Contact:  Chris Mead, Information Systems 665-7674
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,438-N.S. amended to consider a term of up to 5 years.  Public Hearing scheduled for April 11, 2000.

    22. Confidential Executive and Management Pay Plan
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 59,841-N.S., Classification and Salary Resolution for Unrepresented Employees, to revise the salary ranges for selected Confidential Executive and Management classifications, and to set a salary for the City Auditor, effective March 19, 2000.
    Contact:  Ron Brown, Personnel, 665-7606
    Action:  Removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Worthington and held over to March 28, 2000.

    23. Purchase of Breathing Apparatus Units (to be delivered)
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the award of a purchase order to Draeger Safety, for the retrofit of seventy-nine self contained breathing apparatus units, for a twelve month period beginning with the date of award, with option to renew for an additional twelve month period.
    Contact:  Reginald Garcia, Fire, 644-6665
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,439-N.S.

    24. Contract:  Sather Gate Garage Revenue System (to be delivered)
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with International Parking Design, Inc. to provide engineering and design services for a new revenue and access control system at Sather Gate Garage located at 2450 Durant Avenue in an amount not to exceed $60,300 for a period of 240 days.
    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, 665-7550 Action:  Removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Armstrong and held over to March 28, 2000.  

    25. Summer Day Camp Programs
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager investigate and report back within 60 days on whether the operation of the City’s summer day camp program negatively impacts youngsters using campership vouchers obtained via the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) Campership Outreach Program.
    Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor’s Assistant, 644-6484
    Action:  Approved recommendation.

    26. Support A. B. 1806:  Property Tax Revenue
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Support AB1806, introduced by Assemblymembers Pacheco and Strickland, which would return more ad valorem property tax money to local government by freezing at the current level the amount of this revenue going to schools; and that the City Clerk notify the sponsors of the bill and Assemblymember Aroner, State Senator Perata, and our Sacramento lobbyist of Council’s position.
    Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor’s Assistant, 644-6484
    Action:  Approved recommendation.

    27. Public Tours of the Civic Center and Public Safety Buildings
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager arrange public tours and concomitant educational materials relating to the base isolation installations at the Civic Center and Public Safety Buildings, when such tours would be safe and practicable.
    Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor’s Assistant, 644-6484
    Action:  Approved recommendation.

    28. Oppose A. B. 1784:  Permanent Ban on Internet Taxes
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Oppose A.B. 1784, introduced by Assemblymembers Lembert, Honda, and Cunneen which would make permanent the current California ban on the imposition on the Internet of certain taxes and fees; and that the City Clerk notify the sponsors of the bill and Assemblymember Aroner, State Senator Perata, and our Sacramento lobbyist of Council’s position.
    Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor’s Assistant, 644-6484
    Action:  Approved recommendation (Abstain – Worthington).

    29. Oil Spill Capability on San Francisco Bay
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Endorse the position on oil spill response time and request the City Clerk immediately fax the letter to Governor Davis, and send copies to other parties listed and our Sacramento lobbyist.
    Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor’s Assistant, 644-6484
    Action:  Approved recommendation.

    30. Liquor License - Sandwich City
    From:  Councilmember Spring
    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager write a letter to the Alcoholic Beverages Control (ABC) asking that the liquor license issued to the current business at 2022 Grant Street and currently held by Sandwich City not be transferred to the new owners due to decades of public nuisance problems associated with that business’s sale of fortified alcohol products in a residentially zoned neighborhood; 2) schedule a public hearing to review and possibly modify the conditions of the use permits at this location; 3) ask representatives of ABC to attend this hearing to hear public testimony regarding the problems associated with the sale of alcohol at this location.
    Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266
    Action:  Approved recommendation 1 to send a letter.  Recommendations 2 and 3 held over until March 28, 2000.

    31. County Courthouse in Berkeley
    From:  Councilmember Spring and Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager write a letter to each of the Alameda County Supervisors and to Ron Overholt, Executive Director of the County Court System and to all Alameda County Judges requesting that the County build a new courthouse at the PG&E site and the former American School site at the scaled down size at 17 million dollars and demolish its current building and that the letter request that the Alameda County Board of Supervisors schedule a time at one of their meetings for a presentation and a discussion with Mayor Shirley Dean and Councilmember Spring and the City Manager with an invitation for the Alameda County Judges and the Executive Director to attend the presentation and discussion. Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266 and Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484
    Action:  Removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Worthington.   Councilmember Spring requested the item be brought back on March 21, 2000 as it is time sensitive.

    32. Fee Waiver and Curfew - Veterans Memorial Auditorium
    From:  Councilmember Spring
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution reducing the fees to $200 and waiving the curfew for the Veteran’s Memorial Building rental for the Seva Foundation Benefit to be held April 22, 2000.
    Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember 4, 644-6266
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,440-N.S.

    33. UC Seismic Replacement Building
    From:  Councilmember Spring
    Recommendation:  Waive the customary rule of not taking action on agenda items on the second meeting of the month, March 21, 2000, due to time constraints on the City’s response to the proposed UC Seismic Replacement Building at the Oxford tract and action on potential bond measures for the November 2000 ballot.
    Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember 4, 644-6266
    Action:  Approved recommendation and amended to include Council considering and taking action on March 21, 2000 on any item determined to be time sensitive.  

    34. Appointments to Council Subcommittees
    From:  Councilmember Spring
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution appointing Councilmember Worthington in lieu of Councilmember Spring on the Youth Council subcommittee of Vice Mayor Shirek, Councilmembers Breland and Maio; and accept that Councilmember Spring cannot serve on the Council subcommittee for the City Manager Evaluation process due to pressing District 4 issues at this time.
    Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember 4, 644-6266
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,441-N.S.

    35. Moratorium:  University Avenue
    From:  Councilmember Spring
    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager to implement in the Zoning Code a prohibition on any new automobile related uses on University Avenue as previously approved in 1995 by the Planning Commission and Council in the University Avenue Area Plan; except at 1316 University Avenue where negotiations are currently under way; and that a transfer of existing automobile related uses require a public hearing.
    Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember 4, 644-6266
    Action:  Approved recommendation.

    36. Federal Funding for Homeless Services
    From:  Councilmember Maio
    Recommendation:  Direct the City Clerk send a letter on behalf of the City, such as the attached, to Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, and Representative Barbara Lee, requesting that they support increased federal funding for homeless assistance programs in FY 2001 budget.
    Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember 1, 644-6359
    Action:  Approved recommendation.

    37. Fee Waiver - Himalayan Fair
    From:  Councilmember Maio
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution waiving all fees associated with the 17th Annual Himalayan Fair, May 19, 20, 21 at Live Oak Park and waive Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 20.24.010 to permit 2 banners to be hung over or near Shattuck Avenue, to be placed in consultation with staff.
    Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember 1, 644-6359
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,442-N.S.

    38. Mobile Solar Demonstration Project Funding
    From:  Councilmember Maio
    Recommendation:  Allocate $15,000 this month to build a mobile photovoltaic (solar energy) demonstration installation on a trailer to be used for educational and community events in time for Earth Day.
    Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359
    Action:   Removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Armstrong to be considered in conjunction with other budget items (41 and 57).  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Breland; Noes – Armstrong, Olds, Woolley, Dean) to adopt Resolution No. 60,443-N.S.

    39. Grant Applications:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA)
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager explore the availability of funding   through SAMHSA of up to $30 million for grants to expand substance abuse treatment capacity in cities with serious, emerging drug problems or that propose innovative solutions to meet unmet treatment needs and explore other grant applications being sponsored by SAMHSA and report back to Council on the outcomes.
    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484
    Action:  Approved recommendation.

    40. Raising the Tibetan Flag in Berkeley
    From:  Mayor Dean and Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation:  That Council ratify the conditional approval of the City Manager to allow the Tibetan Flag to be raised on the city flag pole in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on March 10, 2000, and further, to allow this event to occur annually in Berkeley on the anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising.
    Contact:  Tamlyn Schafer-Bright, Executive Assistant to Mayor Dean, 644-6484
    Action:  Approved recommendation. (Abstain:  Armstrong)  

    41. Approve City Manager Recommendations from the FY 2000 2nd Quarter Financial Summary Report and allocate $156,450 in remaining funds
    From:  Mayor Dean and Councilmembers Olds and Armstrong
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving:  1) the amendments to the FY 2000 budget for items that require funding on an urgency basis as proposed in the City Manager’s Report regarding the 2nd Quarter Financial Summary Report dated February 22, 2000 as follows; 2) allocate $156,450 from FY 2000 funds as follows: a) BOSS Multi-Agency Service Center Weekend Services, $5,000; b) Prince Hall Arms Housing Project Management, $50,000; c) Lifelong Medical Care, Uninsured, $26,450; d) Santa Rosa Lights Installation, Piedmont and Ashby Pedestrian Safety, $26,450; e) Underground Utilities Citywide Plan Consultant, $50,000; and approve further items as recommended by the City Manager; 3) accept the status report apprising the Council of citywide year-to-date revenue and expenditures through December 31, 1999 and preliminary update of the General Fund Five-Year Forecast for FY 2000 through FY 2004; 4) defer to the FY 2001 Mid-Biennial Budget Review (May-June) funding considerations of other items; 5) approve the proposed framework and timetable for the City Council’s FY 2000 and FY 2001 Mid-Biennial Budget Review; 6) adopt the following new budget policies aimed at establishing a more rigorous protocol for evaluation of funding needs that arise outside of the normal budget process which a) requires staff to review and analyze items with fiscal implications placed on the agenda directly by members of the City Council prior to adoption; b) limit expenditure of one-time funds for one-time needs; and, 7) refer the recommended policy to establish a debt limit to govern the extent to which the City borrows funds to undertake major projects and/or purchase of significant capital assets to the Citizens Budget Review Commission and the staff with the request that they return to the Council with their recommendation for what that specific debt limit should be, so that Council can adopt both the debt limit and the policy at the same time.
    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484, Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 644-6399, Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 644-6401.

    Actions:   Removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Worthington to be considered with other budget items (38 and 57). 

    Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Breland) to adopt Resolution No. 60,444-N.S. approving the immediate allocation of $5,000 (BOSS Multi-Agency Service Center Weekend Services and $70,000 (Prince Hall Arms Housing Project Management); accepting the status report apprising the Council of citywide year-to-date revenue and expenditures through December 31, 1999 and preliminary update of the General Fund Five-Year Forecast for FY2000 through FY 2004; and deferring the rest of the recommendations to the meeting of March 21, 2000.

    Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Breland; Abstain – Armstrong, Olds, Woolley) to refer the allocation of $1,764,492 estimated I-80 shortfall to the City Manager to look at various funding sources including but not limited to use of redevelopment funds and TSCA funds.

    42. Proclamation:  Hunger Awareness Month
    From:  Councilmembers Worthington and Breland
    Recommendation:  Approve a proclamation for March 2000 as Hunger Awareness Month.
    Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398 and Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400
    Action:  Approved recommendation.

    43. Proclamation:  Hunger Cleanup
    From:  Councilmembers Worthington and Breland
    Recommendation:  Approve a proclamation for April 8, 2000 as Hunger Cleanup day.
    Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398 and Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400
    Action:  Approved recommendation.

    44. Reduce 5-Ton Limit in Residential Areas and Limit Misuse of Visitor Parking permits
    From:  Councilmember Worthington and Vice Mayor Shirek
    Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager to 1) reduce the 5-ton weight limit to a 3 or 4-ton weight limit in residential areas and 2) explore solutions to limit the misuse of visitor parking permits.
    Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398 and Maudelle Shirek,
    Vice Mayor District 3, 644-6243
    Action:  Removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Armstrong and held over to March 28, 2000.

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

    46. Fee Waiver - San Pablo Park Rainbow Neighborhood Group
    From:  Councilmember Breland
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution waiving all fees associated with the use of the Francis Albrier Community Center at San Pablo Park by the Greater San Pablo Park Rainbow Neighborhood Group (GSPPRNG) for their annual social to be held March 19, 2000.
    Contact:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,445-N.S.

    47. Alcohol Outlets in South and West Berkeley
    From:  Councilmember Breland and Vice Mayor Shirek
    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager develop a land use and economic development strategy to reduce the number of off-sale outlets in South and West Berkeley, including consideration of:  1) establishment of a special fund and dedicated revenue source to buy out and extinguish alcohol permits over time; 2) creation of incentives in the City’s business loan program for loans to business owners who want to convert liquor stores to another use; and 3) prioritizing Housing Trust Funds for projects that rehabilitate existing housing or develop new housing while extinguishing a ground floor alcohol outlet.
    Contact:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400 and Maudelle Shirek, Vice Mayor District 3, 644-6243
    Action:  Removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Olds and held over to March 28, 2000.

    48. Living Wage Ordinance
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Discuss tonight and adopt a specific date to take action on the Living Wage Ordinance.
    Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor’s Assistant, 644-6484
    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Breland/Armstrong) directing the City Manager to present an information report on March 28, 2000 to include a schedule for Council discussion and presentation of an ordinance; information on meetings with various stakeholders and commissions; and to attach the report from the Commission on Labor.

    49. Playing Fields
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager the consideration of two new policies regarding playing fields as follows:  1) in the selection of playing field sites being considered for further study, that no studies, even informal ones, be undertaken until an effort has been made to contact known neighborhood, crime watch, or other similar groups to advise them of what is being done and they are given official assurance of their involvement from the beginning of the study; and 2) to clarify for staff that Council does not prefer one recreational activity over another, so that if an existing recreational facility is already well-used and in reasonable repair, the existing facility should not be a candidate for replacement with another facility for a different sport.
    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484 and Jennifer Drapeau, Chief of Staff, Mayor’s office, 644-6484
    Action:  Removed from Consent Calendar by Councilmember Worthington and held over to March 28, 2000.  

    50. Dedication:  James Kenney Park
    From:  Councilmember Maio
    Recommendation:  Dedicate the gymnasium at James Kenney Park naming it “The James Mitchell Gymnasium.”
    Contact:  Linda Maio, District 1, 644-6359
    Action:  Approved recommendation.

    51. Recycling Board Designation as Measure D Local Task Force
    From:  Mayor Dean and Councilmember Spring
    Recommendation:  Designate the Recycling Board as the Local Task Force (LTF) as contemplated by Measure D and inform the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA) and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors of Council’s decision.
    Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266 and Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484
    Action:  Approved recommendation.

    52. Youth Employment for Summer 2000
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Request the federal government approve an “emergency supplemental appropriation” to address the shortfall in funds needed to continue serving 500,000 youth nationwide during the summer of 2000, under the federal Workforce Development Act, and approve adequate federal funding for this purpose in the FY 2001 budget, and 2) request that the City Clerk forward this information to President Clinton, Senators Boxer and Feinstein, Representative Barbara Lee, and our Washington lobbyist. Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor’s Assistant, 644-6484
    Action:  Approved recommendation.  

    53. In-Home Support Services
    From:  Councilmember Spring
    Recommendation:  Direct the City Manager to fax a letter to each member of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors requesting that they raise the hourly rate for In-Home Support Services to $10 in keeping with the need for a living wage and as requested by Union 616 representing In Home Healthcare workers and the population of disabled and elderly people dependent of these services.
    Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266
    Action:  Approved recommendation amended by Councilmember Spring to direct the City Clerk to fax letters because the issue is time sensitive.

    54. Oakland Citizens Police Review Board
    From:  Police Review Commission Recommendation:  Direct the City Clerk to send a letter to Mayor Brown expressing the Oakland Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB) and urging Mayor Brown to fill vacancies on the Board.
    a. City Manager Report Recommendation:  The City Manager has no position on this item.
    Contact:  Barbara Attard, Secretary
    Action:  Approved recommendation amended by Mayor Dean to direct the City Clerk to draft the letter as a request of the Police Review Commission.

    Presentations

    55. Presentation: Route 24/Caldecott Tunnel Corridor Study by Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
    From:  Councilmember Armstrong
    Contact:  Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 644-6401
    Action:  Heard presentation.

    Action Calendar

    Priority:

    56. Purchase:  PBX Telephone System  (to be delivered)
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving the plans and specifications for the City PBX Equipment; accept the bid of Exp@nets; and authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement and any amendments for an amount not to exceed $956,581 for the purchase and installation of a PBX telephone system in the Public Safety Building, Civic Center Building, Main Library, and customer service centers located at 2020 Center Street (Finance), 2016 Center Street (HHS Recreation) and 2120 Milvia (Permit Service Center) (Phase I) and that Council commits to funding the balance of City PBX Equipment budget including up to $768,000 of general funds.
    Contact:  James Keene, City Manager Ad-Hoc Citizens Review Committee, 644-6580
    Action:  Held over to March 21, 2000.

    Old Business:

    57. FY2000 2nd Quarter Financial Summary Report (held over from February 22, meeting)
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  1)  Accept the status report apprising the Council of citywide year-to-date revenues and expenditures through December 31, 1999 and preliminary update of the General Fund Five-Year Forecast for FY2000 through FY2004; 2) adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 60,089-N.S., (FY2000) Budget to authorize funding on an urgency basis in the amount of $250,550 for Council commitments made since July 1, 1999; $768,000 for Telephone System Upgrades, Phase I; $825,000 for I-80 Overpass Project Funding shortfall; 3) Defer to the FY2001 Mid-Biennial Budget Review (May-June) funding considerations of other items; 4) approve the proposed framework and timetable for the City Council’s FY2000 & FY2001 Mid-Biennial Budget Review; and, 5) provide direction on specific budget policies being proposed to guide the City’s future budgeting and fiscal management practices.
    Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 665-7530
    Action:  Refer to Items 38 and 41 for actions.

    58. Council Appointments and Setting Term Limits of City Council Health Subcommittee  (held over from February 22 meeting)
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution appointing members of the City Council to the Health Subcommittee and defining the terms.
    Contact:  Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480
    Action:  Withdrawn by the City Manager.

    59. Establishment of Small Business Support Program (removed from the Consent calendar by Mayor Dean and held over from February 22 meeting) to be delivered
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager the establishment of a Small Business Support Program based upon the following recommendations:  1) Business skills Development, 2) City purchasing program favoring Berkeley businesses; 3) improving communication between businesses and City; 4) increase ownership of location site by businesses; 5) concerted opposition to Internet sales tax exemption; 6) partner with existing resources such as the U.S. Conference of Mayors Partner America Program, the Haas School of Business, and the East Bay Center for International Trade.
    Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor’s Assistant, 644-6484
    Action:   Held over to March 28, 2000.

    60. High Tech Business Attraction and Job Training (removed from the Consent calendar by Councilmember Maio and held over from February 22 meeting)
    From:  Councilmembers Maio and Armstrong
    Recommendation:  Direct the City Manager to: 1) aggressively pursue high tech businesses, such as internet infrastructure and service providers, application service providers, and multimedia entities, including high tech manufacturing, to locate in Berkeley, which can offer jobs that provide good wages, benefits, and advancement opportunities to our residents; 2) develop a plan to strengthen technical skills training programs that serve Berkeley residents, to prepare them for new employment opportunities; and 3) recommend to the City Council what additional measures the Council could enact to enhance such partnerships with desired businesses to train and employ Berkeley residents.
    Contacts:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359; Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 644-6401
    Action:  Moved to the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Armstrong and approved recommendation.

    61. Support a Moratorium on Executions in California (removed from the Consent calendar by Mayor Dean and held over from the February 22 meeting)
    From:  Councilmembers Worthington, Breland, Spring, and Vice Mayor Shirek
    Recommendation:  Support a moratorium on executions in California, until a study can be completed to determine if the death penalty is being fairly applied and have the City Clerk send a letter to Governor Gray Davis indicating that the Berkeley City Council is greatly concened about the approximately 180 cases on death row that purportedly have no legal representation, about charges that minorities are more likely than non-minorities to receive a death penalty, and that since approximately five cases convicted of capital murder in California have been found to be wrongfully accused and imprisoned since the death penalty was re-instated, there may be additional such cases that might come to light.  The Council respects the legal processes that each individual prisoner may be pursuing, but we would like to suggest that a preliminary survey of the approximately 500 cases in California awaiting the implementation of the death penalty be commissioned immediately.  This survey should be carried out by a bipartisan panel of legal experts who are not connected with any of the cases they will review.  Cases should be reviewed in order of how close the case is to carrying out the penalty, and no one should be executed until the survey is complete.   The panel should be specifically charged with making such determinations as:  1) whether there has been an adequate level of legal representation, including any constitutional issues that have been or should have been raised; and 2) whether new technology, such as DNA testing would likely make a difference in any of the cases.  Based upon the results of this review, we request that the panel make a recommendation to the Governor regarding a further moratorium on imposing the death penalty while they investigate the question of whether such a penalty in our state can be administered without posing the risk of executing the innocent and what fundamental reforms need to be enacted should their answer be “yes” to that question.  The Council further requests that letters be written to Senator Don Perata and Assemblymember Dion Aroner asking for support of the Council’s letter to the Governor.
    Contacts:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398; Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400; Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266; Maudelle Shirek, District 3, 644-6243
    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Maio; Absent – Armstrong, Shirek) to approve the recommendation as amended by Mayor Dean. 

    62. Discussion of Planning Department and Planning Commission Work Load (removed from Consent Calendar by Councilmember Worthington and Mayor Dean and held over from February 15 and February 22 meeting)
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Hold a discussion with staff and the Planning Commission on 2/15/00 regarding workload.  Discussion to include consideration of: 1) adoption of a later date than Fall 2000 for forwarding the General Plan to Council for approval; and at this time; 2) give highest priority to completing the Southside Plan, responding to UC-Berkeley’s New Century Plan and other UC site specific projects that are time sensitive, so that planning implications can be fully and adequately studied and responded to by residents, commissions, Council and staff; and 3) request a report from the Planning Commission and staff for a new time line for review by residents and completion of the Master Plan, taking into account the above priorities.  Recommendations are to come to the Council for approval including recommendations for the allocation of necessary resources to complete the process; and 4) unless there are issues that are compelling and urgent, Council refrain from adding new planning issues to the Commission’s agenda during this time period. 
    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484
    Action:  Held over to March 28, 2000.

    63. University Avenue Medians and Streetscape Plan (held over from February 15 and 22 meetings)
    From:  Councilmember Maio
    Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager and the Budget Review the need for a landscaping design plan for University Avenue and for an irrigation system and permanent planting on the medians.
    Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359
    Action:  Held over to March 28, 2000.

    64. Pedestrian Right-of-Way and Speed Laws on Martin Luther King Jr. Way (removed from the Consent calendar by City Manager and held over from the February 22 meeting)
    From:  Commission on Aging
    Recommendation: 
    Remind the Berkeley Police Department to enforce the pedestrian right-of-way and speed laws, especially on Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
    Contact:  Silver Ward, Secretary, 644-6050
    a. City Manager Report
    Recommendation: 
    The City Manager thanks the Commission on Aging for its recommendation, but the Police Department and Chief of Police take the enforcement responsibility very seriously and will make all efforts to enforce traffic and safety laws.
    Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-6459
    Action:  Held over to March 28, 2000.

    New Business:

    65. Appointment of Council Members to Safety Members Pension Board
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution appointing two Councilmembers to the Safety Members Pension Board with terms expiring December 1, 2000.
    Contact:  Frances David, Finance, 644-7402
    Action:  Withdrawn by the City Manager and held over to March 28, 2000.

    66. Aquatic Park Living Wall Sound Barrier
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Select one of the two options for proceeding with the Living Wall Sound Barrier Project and direct staff to work with Caltrans and the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (CMA) in pursuing its preferred option; 1) request of the County Congestion Management Agency (CMA) and California Transportation Commission (CTC) a 20-month extension for the project so that Caltrans can, working with City staff, design an attractive-as-possible variation of its standard concrete masonry wall as an affordable alternative to the Living Wall; or 2) request the CMA and CTC, a 20-month extension for the project so that Caltrans and the City, working with a third party engineering firm, can identify a lower cost alternative Living Wall design.
    Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 644-6943x222.
    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Olds/Woolley; Absent – Armstrong, Shirek, Spring) to approve Option 2 amended to include:  1) referring the design to the seismic technical advisory group (STAG) and to request that a model be built and tested at UC Berkeley’s Richmond Field using a shaking table; 2) directing staff to find out more about Caltrans walls including information on pullouts, widened roads and slopes; and 3) directing staff not to spend additional monies until the STAG and staff present their findings.

    67. Contract:  Design and Construct Recreational Facilities at the Harrison Street Site
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution to: 1) authorize the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $1,270,000 with the Association for Sport Field Users (ASFU), a non-profit organization, to design and construct recreational facilities on the 6.4 acre site located at 5th and Harrison Streets; and 2) waive all plan check and permit fees in an amount not to exceed $45,000.
    Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks & Waterfront, 644-6970x222
    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Spring/Armstrong; Abstain – Woolley, Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 60,446-N.S.  Councilmember Spring requested that staff not preclude a future option for baseball courts with the design of the creek.

    68. Housing Trust Fund Sources
    From:  Councilmembers Maio and Breland
    Recommendation:  Direct the City Manager to develop proposals for the Council’s consideration for a permanent funding source for the Housing Trust Fund, including looking at increasing fees on those rental property businesses that have experienced substantial increases in income due to vacancy de-control.
    Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359 and Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400
    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Breland; Noes – Armstrong, Olds, Woolley, Dean) to approve the recommendation to direct staff to explore and report back on funding proposals which could include a tax measure or increased fees and to be considerate of lower income tenants and landlords. 

    69. San Pablo Avenue Planning Process
    From:  Councilmembers Breland and Maio
    Recommendation:  Direct the City Manager to initiate a more detailed planning process for San Pablo Avenue than exists in the West Berkeley Plan and use the University Avenue Strategic Plan as the basis for the San Pablo plan.
    Contact:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400 and Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359
    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Spring/Maio; Abstain – Olds) to approve recommendation.

    70. Santa Fe Right-of-Way Planning Process
    From:  Councilmembers Maio and Breland
    Recommendation:  Direct the City Manager to initiate a planning process for the Santa Fe Right-of-Way for the express purpose of utilizing the land for biking or walking paths; open space; workforce housing; and community gardens.
    Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359 and Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400
    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Armstrong; Abstain - Olds) to approve recommendation. 

    71. Contracts:  University of California
    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.
    a. City Manager Report
    Recommendation:  Take no action until staff has a chance to review and comment on the report.  Staff will return to Council with an analysis and recommendation at the meeting of May 9, 2000.
    Contact:  Manuel Hector, Secretary, 665-6880
    Action:  Held over to March 28, 2000.

    72. Support Human Rights in Chiapas, Mexico
    From:  Peace and Justice Commission
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution directing the City Manager to take specific actions regarding the on-going struggle of the Indigenous people of the Mexican State of Chiapas; and direct the City Clerk to send a letter to various public officials requesting a) a stop to all Human Rights violations and insure Human Rights are respected in the future; b) to fully investigate and prosecute Human Rights violators; c) a stop to the harassment and expulsion of tourists of conscience and insure that the rights of foreigners traveling in Chiapas be respected in the future without the need of special status; 3) contribute $750 to ENLACE Civil, a non-profit organization that provides food and humanitarian aid to the refugees of Chiapas; 4) contribute $750 to Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montana Tlachinollan, a non-governmental human rights group in Guerrero that documents human rights violations against activists organizing for social change; and 5) advise the Peace and Justice Commission of any responses that the City receives in regards to this matter.
    a. City Manager Report
    Recommendation:  Refer the allocation of $1,500 to the budget process for the contributions to ENLACE Civil and Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montana Tlachinollan.
    Contact:  Manuel Hector, Secretary, 665-6880
    Action:  Moved to Consent Calendar by Councilmember Spring all recommendations with the exception of the allocation of $1500, which was referred to the budget process.  (Abstain:  Armstrong)

    Information Reports

    73. Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals
    From:  City Manager
    Contact:  Frances David, Finance, 665-7402
    Action:  Received and filed.

    74. Taxi Stand on West Side of Shattuck Avenue (CR 2000-01)
    From:  City Manager
    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3439
    Action:  Received and filed.

    75. Grant:  Family Planning Services
    From:  City Manager
    Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6844.
    Action:  Received and filed.

    76. Evaluation Report: Emergency Disabled Services Contract With Easy Does It
    From:  City Manager
    Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 665-7530
    Action:  Received and filed.  

    77. Clarification on Animal Licensing Enforcement Issues in the Spay-Neuter Ordinance
    From:  Councilmember Dona Spring
    Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266
    Action:  Received and filed.

    SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA – Consent Calendar

    78. Grant Application:  Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Program (to be delivered)
    Recommendation:   Authorize the City Manager to submit a grant application to the State Office of Criminal Justice Planning in the amount of $54,471 to promote greater accountability of juveniles in the justice system; authorizing matching funding in the amount of $5,447; and authorizing the City Manager to execute any resultant agreement and amendments.
    Contact:  Dashell Butler, Police Department, 644-6568
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,447-N.S.

    Communications

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

    Action:  The following communications were read, noted and filed unless referred to the City Manager for a response:

    Page No.

    1. John Selawsky, regarding the General Plan.  Worthington

    2. Richard DeShong, regarding pedestrian’s causing accidents on Berkeley streets.

    3. Christina Birch, regarding 1303 Oxford development.

    4.Barbara Boxer, United States Senator, Washington, D.C., regarding the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

    5.Thomas Blalock, BART, regarding appointing someone to the East Bay Paratransit Consortium rider advisory committee.  Breland, Dean

    6. Jeffrey DePuy, regarding recycling plastics.

    7. Jonah Markowitz, regarding left turn arrow at Sacramento and Dwight.  Maio

    8. Steve Dahlgren, regarding parking citations.  Woolley, Maio

    9. Wendy Alfsen, regarding sale of 2022 Grant.  Spring

    10. John Selawsky, regarding recycling plastics.  Woolley

    11. Councilmember Linda Maio, regarding not enough skilled workers.

    12. Ruth Rentz, regarding General Plan.  Olds

    13. John Dunne, regarding 2455 Prospect Street.  Maio, Dean

    14. L. A. Wood, regarding violations(s) of Permit Conditions for PSC’s Thermo Recycler.  Worthington, Dean

    15. James Sharp and Daniella Thompson, regarding City growth planning.  Worthington

    16. Lois Kadosh, regarding proposed wood-burning ordinance.  Olds

    17. Ray Dobard, regarding specific information on the Housing Authority contract between owner and tenant and other homeless occupants.  Dean

    18. P. Kennedy, regarding redevelopment of 2700 San Pablo.

    19. Angela Hunkler, regarding Russell Otis Neighborhood design and work plan.  Maio, Dean

    20. Daniella Thompson and James Sharp, regarding University of California’s Goldman School of Public Policy Expansion Project.  Worthington

    21. Deborah Green, regarding Public Safety Building radio tower.  Worthington, Spring, Maio

    22. Adele Szilardi, regarding curbside plastic recycling.  Armstrong

    23. Anne Marselis Whyte, regarding disturbances on the 2700 block of College Avenue.  Armstrong, Dean, Worthington

    24. Curtisbray1952, regarding Environmental Exposure.

    25. Phil Giarrizzo, regarding Laguna San Ignacio.

    26. Tomasa Medina, regarding alcohol sales at 2022 Grant Street.  Spring

    27. Janet Levenson, regarding alcohol sales at 2022 Grant Street.  Spring

    28. Kathi Pugh and Josh Maddox, regarding alcohol sales at 2022 Grant Street.  Spring

    29. Anthony MacLeod, regarding alcohol sales at 2022 Grant Street.  Spring

    30. Victor Lab, regarding alcohol sales at 2022 Grant Street.  Spring

    31. Josh Maddox and Kathi Pugh, regarding conversion of the Veteran’s Building for the homeless shelter program.

    32. Marily Ziebarth, regarding conversion of the Veteran’s Building for the homeless shelter program.  Woolley

    33. Patrick Romani and Kathy Berger, regarding Sather Gate Garage Revenue System.  Worthington

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

    SUPPLEMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS
    AND AGENDA REPORTS

    Item/Subject/Description

    Item 30 - Liquor License - Sandwich City

    35. David Burke   Spring

    36. Jill Korte   Spring

    37. Daleeley Faeween  Spring

    38. Josh Maddox  Spring

     

    Item 40 - Raising the Tibetan Flag in Berkeley

    39. Bill Trampleasure  Worthington, Dean

    40. Wang Yunxiang, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China 

    Item 48 – Living Wage Ordinance

    41. David Cooper, Kehilla Community Synagogue  Breland, Worthington

    42. info@votehealth.org  Breland

     

    Item 53 – In Home Support Services

    43. info@votehealth.org  Breland

     

    Item 62 - Discussion of Planning Department and Planning Commission Work Load

    44. League of Women Voters

    45. Jim Sharp and Daniella Thompson

     

    Item 66 - Aquatic Park Living Wall Sound Barrier

    46. Paul Feinstein, regarding acoustic highway barrier along Route 80.  Maio

    47. Carol Thornton, (Parks & Recreation Commission); Claudia Kawczynska, (Waterfront Commission Chair); Lisa Stephens, (Parks & Recreation Commission); Mark Liolios (Friends of Aquatic Park)  Breland, Worthington, Spring

    Adjournment

    Actions:  Moved, seconded, carried (Dean, Maio) to extend the meeting until no later than midnight to complete specific agenda items.

    Moved, seconded, carried (Spring/Maio) to suspend Council rules to extend the meeting to complete specific agenda items.  (Noes:  Armstrong, Olds, Woolley, Dean)

    Adjourned at 1:15 a.m.


City of Berkeley Home / Departments / City Clerk Home / Boards and Commissions /  
City Charter / City Council / BMC / Conflict of Interest / Domestic Partnership / Election Info / Records Online

City of Berkeley Logo

City Clerk Department
2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California  94704
Telephone (510) 981-6900; TDD (510) 981-6903; Fax (510) 981-6901
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
E-mail:
clerk@ci.berkeley.ca.us
Graphic: New Information Note: Some City buildings and services will be closed to the public on holidays and reduced services days. Access the City's Holiday and Reduced Service Days Schedule.