CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
THIRD FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM
1900 ADDISON STREET
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2000
Call: 1:10 p.m.; Absent
– Armstrong, Shirek
Comments From The Public: Mark Liolos, W. C. Barclay.
will consider removal and addition of items to the Consent Calendar prior
to voting on the Consent Calendar. All
items remaining on the Consent Calendar will be approved in one motion.
Items removed from the Consent Calendar will be taken up after the
“Action Calendar” unless the Council reorders the agenda.
Waiver of Fees for Peoples' Park 31st Anniversary
From: Councilmember Worthington
all fees, including fees for event, food, sound permits, and insurance
fees associated with the Peoples' Park 31st Anniversary Street
Fair and Concert on Sunday, April 30th and allow an exemption
to Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 20.24.040, allowing a banner to
be hung across Telegraph Avenue advertising this event.
Also, approve the City's provision of the following in-kind
services for the People's Park 31st Anniversary:
4 portable toilets provided by Public Works, assistance from Public
Works in hanging of banners, dumpster and solid waste services, and
traffic signage and traffic engineering for the closure of Telegraph
(between Dwight and Channing) and Haste (between Bowditch and Dana).
Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398
Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Maio; Absent –
Armstrong, Shirek) to adopt Resolution No. 60,524-N.S.
Aquatic Park Sound
From: City Manager
Allow for the time needed to reach agreement between the City and Caltrans
on the design of the Aquatic Park Sound Barrier and endorse an October 1,
2000 deadline for agreement as outlined by the Alameda County Congestion
Management Authority (CMA) that would initiate a fiscal year 2001/2002
design process (beginning in July 2001) with construction funds available
July 2002; 2) allow the $3.5 million programmed budget for the Aquatic
Parks Sound Barrier in the current fiscal year in State Transportation
Improvement Program (STIP) to lapse to be reprogrammed in the 2002 STIP to
create adequate time for the City and Caltrans, with the assistance of an
independent engineering firm, to redesign the wall to the satisfaction of
both parties; 3) request of the California Transportation Commission (CTC)
that it authorize the necessary supplemental design support funding
(separate from budgeted construction funding) needed for Caltrans to
design the sound barrier; 4) allocate adequate funding (estimated up to
$55,000) to cover staff and consultant time to track and participate in
Caltrans' design and cost modification for the project.
Included in this would be a 50% contribution ($10,000) from the
City of Berkeley to the CMA as part of anticipated $20,000 cost for
independent engineer firm hired by the CMA; 5) commit to securing, if
necessary, supplementary funds to ensure a minimum 3,100 ft. modified
Living Wall project is constructed, provided the City is satisfied that
the most cost-effective design has been developed by Caltrans and the
supplemental funding does not exceed 15% of the project construction
budget. Note: $531,000 is 15% of $3.4M budgeted amount (approved April 11,
2000); 6) support efforts to
identify supplemental funding for the project to extend beyond the minimum
3,100 ft. Note:
the City's preferred length is 5,600 ft. for full sound attenuation
in the park (approved April 11,200);
7) the Council will work closely with its legislative delegates in
its dealings with Caltrans (approved April 11,2000).
Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 644-6943 x222, Rene Cardinaux,
Public Works, 665-3460
seconded, carried (Worthington/Maio; Absent – Armstrong/Shirek) to
approve the City Manager’s recommendations with the exception of No. 5
(which was approved on April 11th but is not being reiterated
for the purpose of this motion) and approving draft recommendations agreed
upon between the City staff and staff of the Alameda County Congestion
Management Agency in a fax dated April 24th with amendments to
Recommendation No. 1 to require reprogramming of funding for the sound
wall in the FY 2002 STIP and Recommendation No. 2 to require the selection
of the independent consultant to be mutually agreeable to both the City of
Berkeley and Caltrans.
Schedule for FY 2001 Budget Public Hearing
From: Councilmember Spring
and take action on rescheduling the public hearing on the City's FY2001
budget previously set for May 16, due to conflicts with other public
hearings scheduled for that night.
Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266
Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Spring; Abstain
– Woolley; Absent – Armstrong, Shirek, Woolley) to reschedule the
public hearing for the budget previously set for May 23rd to a
special meeting on June 6th (this meeting is for one item only)
and to request a report from the City Manager at the meeting of May 23rd
as part of the budget
worksession to include information on if or how the City Manager is
proposing to shift any funds.
Adjourned at 2:30 p.m.