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BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
 

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2000

SUMMARY

Preliminary Matters

 Roll Call:  7:14 p.m., All present.

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

a. Proclamation:  Marshall Burgamy, Principal of Berkeley Adult School
b. Proclamation:  National Women’s History Month
c. Proclamation:  Caesar Chavez
    Action:  Presented proclamations.

Comments From The City Manager: 

  • Berkeley Emergency Food and Housing Project will hold a luncheon on March 22, 2000 at 2140 Dwight Way, starting at 12:30 p.m.

  • Women’s Day Drop In Center will hold an open house on April 6, at 2218 Acton Street from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Census Bureau Promotional Tour Bus will parked across from the Berkeley Bowl, March 22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. to answer questions regarding the Census.

Comments From The Public:  Nine speakers.

Consent Calendar

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Armstrong/Worthington) 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 Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,450-N.S.

2. Vacating a Portion of Public Right-of-Way – Potter Street  (first reading vote – Ayes:  unanimous)
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt second 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 second reading of Ordinance No. 6532.  Effective April 20, 2000.

3. Berkeley Redevelopment Agency Annual Report for Fiscal Year 1998-99
From:  City Manager Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution accepting the Berkeley Redevelopment Agency’s Annual Report for Fiscal Year 1998-99.
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning, 705-8108
Action:  Removed from the Consent Calendar by Mayor Dean and held over to March 28, 2000.

4. Purchase Order:  Clean City Program
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase the purchase order with GCS Western Power Equipment by $10,000 to an amount not to exceed $35,000 through June 30, 2000.
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3439.
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,451-N.S.

5. Purchase Order:  Vehicle Maintenance
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase the purchase orders with Strehles’ Auto Body and Koehler’s Auto Body in the amount not to exceed $50,000 for each vendor through June 30, 2000.
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3439.
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,452-N.S.

6. Purchase Order:  Maintenance of Sewers
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase the purchase order with State Chemical Manufacturing Company by $15,000 to an amount not to exceed $40,000 through June 30, 2000.
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3439.
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,453-N.S.

7. Contract:  Aquatic Park Children’s Play Area
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to approve the plans and specifications and accepting the bid of BRCO Constructors, Inc., for the Aquatic Park Childen’s Play Area Site Preparation Project; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments for period of 180 days with BRCO Constructors, Inc. for a total amount of $161,629 and, if necessary, for up to an additional twelve percent of the contract amount.
Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 644-6943x222.
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,454-N.S.

8. Contract:  Ambulance Billing and Collection Services
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a sole source contract and any amendments with Allied Information Services to provide billing/collection services for the ambulance service through April 1, 2002 for 9.5% of revenue collected.
Contact:  Reginald Garcia, Fire, 644-6665
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,455-N.S.

9. LPC Designation of 801 Grayson Street as a Structure of Merit
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Waive Council rules to allow discussion at tonight’s Council meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation of 801 Grayson Street as a Structure of Merit, and that the Council take action to set a public hearing for April 11, 2000.
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning, 705-8108
Action:  Approved recommendation.  Public Hearing set for April 11, 2000.

10. Contract:  Planning Consultant for Phase II of Courtauld’s, 1608 4th Street
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving the offering of a sole source contract to Pacific Municipal Consultants (PMC) not to exceed $25,000 to provide expedited review and processing of the former Courtauld’s Aerospace Paint Manufacturing Facility (now known as Berkeley Crossing), Phase II, 1608 Fourth Street, SPI Management.
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning, 705-8108
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,456-N.S.

11. Agreements and Fee Waivers:   Eco-Industrial Park
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt three Resolutions authorizing the City Manager to: 1) waive all building permit fees in the approximate amount of $95,000 and use permit fees in the approximate amount of $7,095, related to the development of 900 Murray Street; 2) execute a grant agreement and any amendments in the amount of $200,000 with the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) and to approve the scope of work for this service contract; and 3) execute a grant in the amount of $200,000 with Urban Ore, Inc. to create a demonstration Eco-Industrial Park at 900 Murray Street, using funds received from the CIWMB.
Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8187
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,457-N.S.; Resolution No. 60,458-N.S.; and Resolution No. 60,459-N.S. (Abstain:  Woolley)

12. UCB Seismic Replacement Building Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Direct staff to send a letter to UC Berkeley which incorporates the comments recommended by CEAC and the Planning Commission.
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning, 705-8108
UC Berkeley Seismic Replacement Building 1 Draft EIR
From:  Community Environmental Advisory Commission
Contact:  Nabil Al-Hadithy, Secretary, 705-8155
Action:  Removed from the Consent Calendar by Mayor Dean to be considered in conjunction with item 21.

13. Loan:  Freight & Salvage Coffee House
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to approve a loan up to $450,000 to the Freight & Salvage Coffee House for the purposes of relocating to the Addison Street Arts District.
Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 665-7530
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,460-N.S.

14. Berkeley Firefighters Memorial
From:  Mayor Dean
Recommendation:  Allow the Berkeley Firefighters to relocate their stone memorial to a location at Station 6, 999 Cedar Street, in a specific location subject to the City Manager’s approval.
Contact:  Tamlyn Bright, Executive Assistant Mayor Dean, 644-6484
Action:  Approved recommendation.

15. Fee Waiver:  Bay View Walk for Sight 2000
From:  Councilmembers Olds and Maio
Recommendation:  Waive all required permit fees for the Foundation Fighting Blindness “Bay View Walk for Sight 2000” event to be held on May 7, 2000 at Cesar Chavez Park.
Contact:  Susan Wengraf, Aide, 644-6399
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,461-N.S.

16. Meeting – New Hills Fire Station
From:  Councilmember Olds
Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager the request to have a mailing of 6,000 post cards sent to residents of the high hazard fire area noticing a community meeting on April 18, 2000 to discuss the new fire station.
Contact:  Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 644-6399
Action:  Approved recommendation.

17. Proclamation:  LGBT Family Night at the YMCA
From:  Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:  Support the proclamation for the 2nd Annual Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Family Night at the Berkeley YMCA, Saturday, March 25, 6-9 pm.
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398
Action:  Approved recommendation.

18. Support:  US Senate Resolution 237 – Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against women (CEDAW)
From:  Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:  Support US Senate Resolution 237 (S. Barbara Boxer) expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations should hold hearings and the Senate should act on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398
Action:  Approved recommendation.

19. Worker’s Rights Consortium and UC Code of Conduct for Production of Wearing Apparel
From:  Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:  Congratulate the University of California for adoption of Code of Conduct and support the Workers’ Rights Consortium Resolution to ensure clothing apparel is not produced under sweatshop conditions.
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmembeer District 7, 644-6398
Action:  Approved recommendation.         

20. Flag Pole at Aquatic Park
From:  Mayor Dean
Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager and pertinent Commissions the proposal to re-locate and re-dedicate the existing flagpole on the western side of Aquatic Park.
Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484
Action:  Approved recommendation.

21. UC Surge Building EIR
From:  Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:  Make comments on the inadequacy of UC’s Seismic Replacement Building Draft Environmental Impact Report and go on record opposing the location of this building at the Oxford Tract and supporting the alternative sites studied in the EIR for this project with the preferred site being the Bancroft/Fulton lot and that the City Manager write a letter to Chancellor Berdahl requesting that he arrange for his representatives to meet with City representatives to work on financial and environmental mitigations for this project.
Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

Actions:  Removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Armstrong.   Considered in conjunction with Item 12.

Moved, seconded, carried (Spring/Breland) approved Item 12 and including comments 1 through 8 in Councilmember Spring’s Item 21 along with additional comments to include:  a) the project will be detrimental to the immediate neighborhood; b) the proposed location of a new curb cut will have an impact on the traffic and parking on the adjacent residential neighborhood; c) an additional alternative should be studied and consider building on the parking lot west of the Kroeber Building on Bancroft; and d) there is no need to build parking now and parking should be built after the DHS building is acquired.

22. Moratorium on New or Rebuilt Telephone Service Pedestals, Switching Boxes or Hubs and Consideration of Moratorium on Other Telecommunications Activities
From:  Mayor Dean
Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager and the Task Force on Telecommunications two recommendations: 1) place a moratorium of no more than 9-months, on the installation of new or rebuilt telephone service pedestals, switching boxes or hubs; requesting a response back to the City Council in no more than 30 days with a recommendation, a description of the process to follow and a time schedule; and 2)  place a moratorium of approximately one year on other telecommunications activities until a Master Plan for Telecommunications is put in place; requesting a response back to the City Council in no more than 60 days with a recommendation on the specific activities that would be covered, a description of the process to follow and a time schedule; requesting that the Manager and Task Force, specifically protect from delay, the existing list of undergrounding projects using Rule 20A funding; b) undergrounding projects which may proceed using Rule 20B funding; c) essential public safety services; and d) other projects as determined by the Manager and Task Force as adversely affecting business.
Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484
Action:  Approved recommendation.

23. Formalizing the Steps for Establishing a Utility Undergrounding Assessment District under California Public Utilities commission (CPUC) Rule 20B
From:  Utility Undergrounding Task Force (Mayor Dean, Councilmembers Armstrong, Olds, Woolley)
Recommendation:  Approve the attached list of steps and procedures requisite to the establishment of utility undergrounding assessment districts under CPUC Rule 20B.
Contact:  Barbara Gilbert, Mayor’s Assistant, 644-6484
Action:  Approved recommendation.

24. Urge the California State Legislature to Create Legislation for Registration and Licensure of Handguns
From:  Community Health Commission
Recommendation:  Adopt two Resolutions urging California State Legislature to create legislation for registration and licensure of handguns, and request the City Clerk send copies to Senator Perata, Assemblymembers Aroner and Scott.
Contact:  Verdie Thompson, Health and Human Services, 644-6496.
a. City Manager Report
Recommendation:  Concurs with the content and recommendation of the Commission
Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-6459
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,462-N.S. and Resolution No. 60,463-N.S.

25. Three Strikes Law
From:  Peace and Justice Commission
Recommendation:  Support the initiative measure introduced by the Attorney General of the State of California restricting application of the “Three Strikes” law to violent and serious felonies; and encourage the citizens of Berkeley to sign the petition to the Secretary of State of California to submit the Initiative to the voters of California for their adoption or rejection at the next succeeding general election or an any special statewide election to held prior to that general election or otherwise provided by law.
Contact:  Manuel Hector, Secretary, 665-6880
a. City Manager Report
Recommendation:  The City Manager takes no position on this subject.
Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-6459
Action:  Approved recommendation.

26. Presentation regarding Council Work Session Budget Initiatives

a. The Integrated Biennial Budget Process – Linking funding decisions to policy priorities and service-level outcomes.

b. Citywide Workprogram – Prioritization, monitoring and reporting progress on critical projects/initiatives.
Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 665-7530
Action:  Heard presentation.

Public Hearing

27. Public Hearing on 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 the construction of two commercial (office and live/work) buildings totaling 23,000 square feet; the construction of a building with a height of 35 feet where a maximum of 28 feet is prescribed for buildings containing live/work units; and the designation up to 10% of the required 39 parking spaces as bicycle parking spaces.
b. City Manager Report (February 8, 2000)

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, 705-8108
c. City Manager Report (March 21, 2000)
Recommendation: 
Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution approving Use Permit #99-10000040, subject to floor plan modifications to make it consistent with the Zoning Ordinance, based on the Findings and subject to the Conditions of Approval and refer Table 23E.84.070 to the Zoning Revisions list.
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8108
d. Communication: (February 8, 2000)
    1. Michael Goldin
    2. Robert Hourula, Sirpa Tuomainen, and Bob Howard, Fifth and Channing neighbors.
e. Communication:  (March 21, 2000)
    1. Gene Poschman, Zoning Adustments Board member
    2. Joseph and Natalia Munoz
    3. Stephanie Manning
    4. Robert Hourula
    5. Sirpa Tuomainen
    6. Bob Howard
    7. Jerry Sears and Mary White
    8. Duplicate letter signed by Jeremy Anson and Meridee Carter, Clinton Dexter, Joe Guribe, Chris Zapit, Robert Hourula, and Gunn Atirn
   9. Seth Wachtel
    10. Stan Huncilman

Public Testimony:  Six speakers.   Moved, seconded, carried (Breland/Maio) to continue the Public Hearing until March 28 to entertain any possible revisions to lower the height of the buildings. Referred to the Traffic Engineer to look at possible special residential parking permits.

Action Calendar

Old Business:

28a. Approve City Manager Recommendations from the FY 2000 2nd Quarter Financial Summary Report and allocate $156,450 in remaining funds  (Removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Worthington and held over from March 14, 2000.)
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 with the 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.
Action:  Refer to Item 29 for action.

28. FY2000 2nd Quarter Financial Summary Report (held over from February 2 and removed from Consent Calendar by Councilmember Worthington and held over from March 14)
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:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484, Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 644-6399, Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 644-6401.
Action:  Refer to Item 29 for action.

29. FY2000 2nd Quarter Financial Summary Report – Supplement
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Staff recommends that the Council take the following actions necessary to bring closure to the FY2000 2nd Quarter Financial Review:  1) Approve appropriation of $170,550 from available FY2000 General Fund balances to provide for expenditure of specific items previously approved by the Council and committed by the City; 2) Consider appropriation of $80,000 from available FY2000 General Fund Balances to provide for items approved by the Council, but for which commitments have not yet been made; 3) Continue to set-aside previously identified funding estimates for separate award of contracts for the Telephone System Upgrade as well as the I-80 Overpass; 4) Approve the proposed timetable for the Mid-Biennial Review of the FY2000 & FY2001 budget; 5) Defer to a subsequent budget worksession discussion of specific budget policies aimed at guiding future budget development and management practices.
Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 644-6580

Actions:  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Spring; Noes - Woolley; Abstain - Olds) to approve  1) City Manager recommendations amended to include replacing $161,000 from General Fund with Redevelopment Funds and adding $178,500 to Redevelopment Funds for the I-80 overpass;  2) fund additional items as time-critical and adopt resolutions as follows: a) $10,000 for a shuttle, and/or promotional campaign (to be determined by the City Manager), for College Avenue merchants and residents to mitigate the impacts street and sewer work if not funded or provided for by AC Transit (Resolution No. 60,464-N.S.), b) $75,450 for Lifelong Medical Care, Health Services for the Uninsured (Resolution No. 60,465-N.S.), c) $57,000 for Break the Cycle, one-time funding for teaching materials (Resolution No. 60,466-N.S.), d) $50,000  to fund an experienced professional communications staff member to work on cable issues and assist with contract review and to direct the City Manager to ensure that the consultant hired to assist with the Cable Television Franchise contract review and negotiations be an experienced professional with a track record in this area and to include input from the Telecommunications Task Force (Resolution No. 60,467-N.S.), e) $5,000 to Home At Last, Animal Rescue for rescue of Berkeley Animal Shelter animals (Resolution No. 60,468-N.S.), f) $30,000 for a mobile Adoption Van and equipment contingent on input from the Humane Commission and in consideration of other Shelter needs (Resolution No. 60,469-N.S.).

Motion also included referring the placement of Santa Rosa lights to the City Manager to return to Council with a recommendation for placement at the two highest priority intersections based on standard criteria, and that Council go on record as being committed to funding two installations as part of the FY 2001 budget process. 

Moved, seconded, carried, (Maio/Spring; Noes – Woolley; Abstain - Olds) to adopt Resolution No. 60,470-N.S. approving $50,000 for Utility Underground Consultant with funding from General Fund base bid and to get input from the Telecommunications Task Force.

30. Purchase:  PBX Telephone System (Removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Worthington and held over from March 14)
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:  Approve the plans and specifications for the Citywide Private Branch Exchange (PBX) Equipment Specification No. F-8716-00; accept the bid of Exp@nets; and adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement and any amendments with Exp@nets of California, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $956,581 for the purchase and installation of a PBX telephone system (Phase I) in the Public Safety Building, Martin Luther King, Jr., 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 authorize General Funds to fund the balance of Phase I project costs in an amount up to $768,000.
Contact:  James Keene, City Manager Ad-Hoc Citizens Review Committee, 644-6580
Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Shirek/Maio; Noes: -Worthington; Abstain: -Woolley) to adopt Resolution No. 60,471-N.S.

31. County Courthouse in Berkeley  (removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Worthington and held over from March 14)
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:  Withdrawn by Councilmember Spring.

Information Reports

32. Landmarks Preservation Commission Notices of Decisions: 801 Grayson Street (Philadelphia Quartz site); 2144 Shattuck Avenue (Wells Fargo Building); 2555 Rose Walk; three blocks bounded by University Avenue, Hearst Avenue, I-880 and 4th Street, including 620 Hearst Avenue, 1916 2nd Street, 1916 2nd Street, 1920 2nd Street, 642 Hearst Street, 701 University Avenue, 1900 4th Street and the northbound off-ramp (eastern side) of I-880, etc.
(BMC 3.24.190 allows Council to move this report to “Action” to certify the decision and set a public hearing)
Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480
Action:  Moved to Action Calendar by Councilmember Armstrong and held over to March 28, 2000.

SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA ITEMS

33. Support for Legislation (AB421) on Emergency Room Closures
From:  Community Health Commission
Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution supporting AB421 and send a copy of the Resolution to Assemblywoman Dion Arner and Senator Perata.
Contact:  Manuel Hector, Health and Human Services, 665-6880
a. City Manager Report
Recommendation:  The City Manager concurs with the content and recommendations of the Commission’s Report.
Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 644-6459
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,472-N.S.

34.Fire Arm Standards (to be delivered)
From:  Mayor Dean
Recommendation:  Request that the City Manager develop procurement standards for purchase of fire arms by the City which reflect the provisions contained in the Settlement Agreement with Smith and Wesson
Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484
Action:  Approved recommendation.

Presentations

35. Census 2000 Public Outreach
Contact:  Stephanie Lopez, 644-6580
Action:  Heard presentation.

36. Berkeley Adult School Programs
Contact:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400
Action:  Heard presentation.

Communications

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

Page No.

1. Marie Carayanis, regarding development proposal at 1725 University Avenue.  Dean, Maio, Woolley
 
2. Jeannie de Vries, regarding 150 Berkeley Square.  Dean, Maio, Woolley

3. Bill Telson, regarding Sacramento – Dwight neighborhood.  Breland, Woolley

4. Bob Marsh, regarding Public Safety Building oversized antenna tower.  Maio, Spring, Worthington 

5. Susan Schwartz, Friends of Five Creeks, regarding residential street-sweeping program.  Dean, Woolley

6. Susan Wengraf, regarding Berkeley’s General Plan update.  Dean, Woolley

7. Betty Segal, regarding the Cable Television Franchise Agreement.  Maio, Spring

8. Anthony MacLead and Victor Lab, regarding Saturday construction work on the Public Safety Building.  Maio, Spring

SUPPLEMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS
AND AGENDA REPORTS

Item/Subject/Description

Item 10 - Contract:  Planning Consultant for Phase II of Courtauld’s, 1608 4th Street
9. Rhiannon   Dean, Maio, Worthington  (Spring letter referred to consultant)

Item 12 - UCB Seismic Replacement Building Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
10. Wendy Cosin, Planning, Sign-In list for Planning’s public hearing on SRB1 draft EIR 
11. Juliet Lamont   Worthington
12. Diane Tokugawa and Alan Gould   Worthington

Item 22 - Moratorium on New or Rebuilt Telephone Service Pedestals, Switching Boxes or Hubs and Consideration of Moratorium on Other Telecommunications Activities
13. Joseph Nichols   Dean, Worthington

Item 26 - Presentation regarding Council Work Session Budget Initiatives
14. Bart Selden, West Berkeley Project Area Commission   Breland, Dean, Maio, Worthington

Item 27 - Public Hearing on Zoning Appeal of Use Permit #99-10000040-2336 Fifth Street
15. Mary White   Breland, Worthington
16. Rachel Rupert
17. Cyrus Harmon

Item 28 - Approve City Manager Recommendations from the FY 2000 2nd Quarter Financial Summary Report and allocate $156,450 in remaining funds
18. Animal Care and Control Task Force

Item 30 - Purchase:  PBX Telephone System
19. James Keene, City Manager

Item 31 - County Courthouse in Berkeley 
20. Rachel Rupert

Adjournment


Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Olds) to extend the meeting until 12:00 pm to complete specific agenda items.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:08 a.m. in memory of Ethel Mae Hicks Tillman and Reynold “Rey” Stevens.


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