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SUMMARY

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2000

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:01 p.m., All present

Comments from the City Manager : The College Avenue Reconstruction Project has been delayed to July 24.
The Public Works Director introduced the new Traffic Engineer, Jeff Knowles.

Comments from the Public:  Ten speakers heard.

                Consent Calendar

 Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Maio; Absent - Woolley) to approve Consent Calendar items in one motion except as indicated.

1.            Minutes for Approval
From:  City Manager
Recommendation:
  Approve the minutes for the meetings of  a) May 16, 2000 (regular) with revisions to Item 25 per Mayor Dean; b) May 23, 2000 (regular) with revision to Item 40 by Councilmember Spring and Item 59 per Mayor Dean; c) June 13, 2000 (Special); d) June 13, 2000 (regular); e) June 20, 2000 (regular); f) June 27, 2000 (special); g) June 27 (regular); and June 28, 2000 (special). 
Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480
Action:  Approved minutes with the exception of d) June 13, 2000 (regular); and e) June 20, 2000 which were removed from the Consent Calendar by Mayor Dean and held over until July 25, 2000.

2.             Animal Licensing and Spay and Neuter Ordinance (first reading:  Noes - Shirek, Woolley; Absent – Breland; second reading: Noes – Shirek; Woolley) 
From:  City Manager
Recommendation: 
Adopt second reading of proposed Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 10.04 (Dog Licenses and Regulations) to modify licensing requirements for dogs, create licensing requirements for unaltered cats, establish spaying and neutering requirements for both dogs and cats, and add regulations for dogs and cats.
Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 665-7401
Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 6568-N.S..  Effective: August 17, 2000.

3.            Smoking in Tot Play Areas (first and second reading:  unanimous)
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation: 
Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC), Sections 12.70.010, 12.70.020 and 12.70.030, to prohibit smoking in designated children's play areas called "tot play areas".
Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380
Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 6569-N.S.  Effective:  August 17, 2000.

4.            Lease Agreement:  2442 Durant Avenue, Delicatessen (first and second reading:  unanimous)
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation:  
Adopt second reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Cheese-N-Stuff located at 2442 Durant Avenue for the purpose of operating a delicatessen for a term of five years with two 5-year options.
Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 665-7401
Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 6570-N.S.  Effective:  August 17, 2000.

5.            Lease Agreement:  2444 Durant Avenue, Retail Smoking and Newsstand Store (first and second reading: abstain - Spring)
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation:
Adopt second reading of an Ordinance authorizing the execution of a lease agreement with Dave's Smoke Shop located at 2444 Durant Avenue for the purpose of operating a retail smoking and newsstand store for a term of five years with two 5-year options.
Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 665-7401
Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 6571-N.S.  Effective:  August 17, 2000.

6.            Lease Agreement:  2446 Durant Avenue, Retail Optometry and Optician Service (first and second reading:  unanimous)
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation: 
Adopt second reading of an ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Dr. Donald Sebanc located at 2446 Durant Avenue for the purpose of operating a retail optometry and optician service for a term of two years with one 3-year option.
Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 665-7401
Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 6572-N.S.  Effective:  August 17, 2000.

7.         Lease Agreement:  2425A Channing Way, Photocopy and Offset Printing Shop (first and second reading:  unanimous)
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation: 
Adopt second reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with University Copy Shop located at 2425A Channing Way for the purpose of operating a photocopy and offset printing shop for a term of five years with two 5-year options..
Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 665-7401
Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 6573-N.S.  Effective:  August 17, 2000.

8.            Lease Agreement:  2425B Channing Avenue, Retail Shipping, Packaging and Related Services (first and second reading:  unanimous)
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation:
 Adopt second reading of an Ordinance authorizing the execution of a lease agreement with Postal Annex+ located at 2425B Channing Way for the purpose of operating a retail shipping, packaging and related service business for a term of five years with two 5-year options.
Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 665-7401
Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 6574-N.S.  Effective:  August 17, 2000.

9.            Lease Agreement:  2425C Channing Way, Retail Bookstore (first and second reading:  unanimous)
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation: 
Adopt second reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Revolution Books located at 2425C Channing Way for the purpose of operating a retail bookstore for a term of five years.
Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 665-7401
Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 6575-N.S.  Effective:  August 17, 2000.

10.         Lease Agreement:  2439 Channing Way, Do-It-Yourself and Custom Picture Shop (first and second reading:  unanimous)
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation:
  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance authorizing the execution of a lease agreement with Framers Workshop located at 2439 Channing Way for the purpose of operating a do-it-yourself and custom picture shop for a term of five years with two 5-year options.
Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 665-7401
Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 6576-N.S.  Effective:  August 17, 2000.

11.            Revised Commissioner's Manual
From:  City Manager 

Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution readopting the Commissioner's Manual and rescinding Resolution No. 56,698-N.S. and all its amendments.
Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480
Action: 
Adopted Resolution No. 60,683-N.S.

12.          Ballot Measure:  Rent Eviction Controls (to be delivered)
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution placing a measure on the November 7, 2000 ballot to amend Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 13.76.130A.9, Rent Stabilization Ordinance, in order to restrict the circumstances under which a landlord may evict a tenant to occupy the unit for his/her own use or the use of his/her family members.
Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380                
Action:  Removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Maio and held over to July 25, 2000.

13.            Revocation of Kragen Auto Parts Use Permit - 1600 University Avenue (to be delivered)
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution affirming the Zoning Adjustments Board decision to revoke the Use Permit for auto parts store at 1600 University Avenue, adopting findings and denying the appeal.
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8108
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,684-N.S.

14.            Contract:  Berkeley Convention and Visitors Bureau
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a sole source contract and any amendments with the Berkeley Convention and Visitors Bureau and Film Office for $250,711 in FY2001 to provide for continued program development and marketing plan implementation to assist visitors.
Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,685-N.S.

15.            Contract:  Berkeley Community Media
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution amending the scope of the contract with Berkeley Community Media authorizing payment of $236,500 as specified in the original contract, plus an additional $25,000 authorized in the June 27, 2000 budget, for a total contract amount not to exceed $261,500 for the period July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001.
Contact:  Chris Mead, Information Systems, 665-7661
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,686-N.S.

16.            Contract:  Berkeley Art Center Bridge Replacement
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution accepting the bid of Bamer Construction Company and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments for an amount not to exceed $70,600 for construction of the Berkeley Art Center replacement bridge, for a period of thirty calendar days.
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3460
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,687-N.S.

17.           West Street No Parking Zones
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution amending Section 23 of Resolution No. 56,506-N.S., No Stopping Zones, of the Traffic Resolution by adding West Street, east side, between Hearst Avenue and Delaware Street and West Street, west side, 145 feet north of Hearst Avenue.
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3460
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,688-N.S.

18.       Park Use Restrictions
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation: 
Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 6.32 to add a section explicitly stating the City Manager's authority to regulate activities in parks to preserve the public safety and health, to preserve public property, and to distribute park resources among competing uses.
Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 644-6943 x222 
Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance as amended to change the word "resources" to "space and facilities".  Second reading July 25, 2000.

19.            Prevention of Disturbances Relating to Events in Parks (CR 99-043)
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation: 
Adopt first reading of two Ordinances:  1) amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Sections 23B.64.010, 23B.64.020, 23B.64.030 and 23B.64.040 (Zoning Ordinance) relating to abatement of public nuisances and clarifying Section 23B.60.040; and 2) enacting a new Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 6.46 to regulate events in parks, adopting conforming amendments to Berkeley Municipal (BMC) Sections 13.44.010 and 13.36.070 and enacting a new Section 6.36.020 authorizing the City Manager to promulgate regulations for the reservation and rental of exclusive use facilities in parks.
Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380
a.                Waterfront Commission Report
Recommendation: 
Adopt the Parks Events Ordinance provided that implementation of the Ordinance is preceded by an aggressive public information campaign.
Contact:  Cliff Marchetti, Secretary, 644-6970 ext. 224
b.            Parks and Recreation Commission Report
Recommendation: 
Adopt the Parks Events Ordinance presented by staff which incorporates several amendments recommended by the Parks and Recreation Commission at its meeting of April 24, 2000.  The Commission also recommends that the Council amend the proposed Ordinance to prohibit the sale of alcohol at any event in a City park.
Contact:  Jay Kelekian, Secretary, 644-6970, ext. 230
c.                Planning Commission Report
Recommendation: 
Adopt proposed amendments to BMC 23B.64.010, 23B.64.030, and 23B.64.040 which have revised the City Manager’s proposed amendments.

Actions:  Adopted first reading of two Ordinances as presented by the City Manager, approved by the Parks and Recreation Commission, and revised by the Planning Commission.  Second readings July 25, 2000.

Removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Armstrong that portion of the Parks and Recreation Commission’s recommendation to recommend the ordinance be amended to prohibit the sale of alcohol at any event in a City park.  Moved, seconded, carried ( Spring/Maio; Absent – Armstrong, Breland,  Abstain - Woolley) to direct the City Manager to return to Council with a report containing current procedures related to permits, options and ordinance language specific to prohibiting sale of alcohol in Martin Luther King Jr. Park and possibly other parks.

20.       Utility Users Tax Ordinance 
From:  City Manager 
Recommendation:.
Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 7.70, Utility Users Tax, to clarify the scope of the City's existing taxes and the collection responsibilities of all providers.
Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 665-7401
Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance.  Second reading July 25, 2000.

21.       Name Lower Harrison Field in Honor of Gabe Catalfo
From:  Councilmembers Armstrong and Maio
Recommendation: 
Name Lower Harrison Field: Gabriel "Gabe" Catalfo Field.
Contact:  Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 644-6401; Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359 
Action:  Held over to July 25, 2000 by Councilmember Armstrong.

22.            Automatic Public Toilets in Commercial Districts; Removal of Billboards (to be delivered)
From:  Councilmembers Breland, Maio, and Worthington
Recommendation
:  Refer to the City Manager a proposal to install two Adshel automatic public toilets in commercial districts and the removal of billboards within the city limits in exchange for a billboard along I-80.
Contacts:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400; Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359; Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398
Action:  Removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Woolley and held over to July 25, 2000.

23.            Proclamation:  50th Anniversary of the San Pablo Neighborhood Council (to be delivered)
From:  Councilmember Breland
Recommendation:
Approve a Proclamation recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the San Pablo Neighborhood Council, to be presented at the Council meeting of September 19th, 2000.
Contact:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400
Action:  Held over to July 25, 2000 by Councilmember Breland.

24.                American Civil Liberties Union and the CALOCA Decision
From:  Councilmember Spring
Recommendation: 
Allow fifteen minutes at the July 25 meeting to hear a brief presentation and to ask questions of an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on the Caloca decision and its application to the City's police review; and schedule it for a time certain so that Police Review Commissioners and other interested parties can attend or listen to the dialogue if they so choose; also request the City Manager inform the members of the PRC of the time of this presentation.
Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266 
Action:  Approved recommendation revised by Councilmember Spring and amended by Councilmember Armstrong to invite the ACLU and the Berkeley Police Officers Association to participate in any discussion of the Police Review Commission report scheduled for July 25, 2000.

25.           Waive Council Rules at July 18 Meeting
From:  Councilmember Spring
Recommendation: 
Waive the rules for the July 18 meeting and take action on Action Agenda items at this meeting if time permits as this is the next to the last meeting before the summer break.
Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266 
Action:  Approved recommendation.

26.           Tree Preservation Ordinance
From:  Councilmember Spring
Recommendation:
 Schedule a public hearing on proposed oak and tree preservation ordinances at the September 19 public hearing meeting.
Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266
Action:  Approved recommendation as revised by Councilmember Springto schedule the public hearing in either September or October.

27.            Appointment of City Manager (to be delivered)
From:  Mayor Dean and Vice Mayor Shirek.
Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution appointing a City Manager.
Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484; Vice Mayor Maudelle Shirek, Councilmember District 3, 644-6243
Action:  Removed from the Consent Calendar by Mayor Dean.  Moved, seconded, carried (Shirek/Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 60,689-N.S. appointing Weldon Rucker as Acting City Manager effective August 21, 2000 at the same salary as the current City Manager, subject to other terms and conditions.

28.            Caldecott Tunnel (Highway 24) Corridor Study
From:  Transportation Commission
Recommendation: 
1) Reaffirm opposition to the proposal for a fourth bore of the Highway 24 (Caldecott) tunnel; and 2) if the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and/or Caltrans proceed with development of a fourth bore, no funds which would have otherwise been available to Berkeley or Alameda County should be used to plan or construct the fourth bore, and a program of mitigations should be developed and implemented in conjunction with the City.
Contact:  Nathan Landau, Secretary, 705-8136
a.             City Manager Report
Recommendation:  Concurs with the content and recommendation of the Commisison.
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8108
Action:  Approved recommendation.

29.                 November Ballot Measure - Community Facilities District (Disaster Fire Protection)  
From:  City Manager  
Recommendation: 
1) Conduct a public hearing on a) the formation of Community Facilities District No. 1 (Disaster Fire Protection) and b) incurring bonded indebtedness in an amount not to exceed $9,750,000 within proposed Community Facilities District No. 1 (Disaster Fire Protection); and 2) provide the City Attorney comments as to the proposed ballot title and City Attorney's analysis of the measure authorizing the issuance of bonds, the approval of a special tax and the establishment of an appropriations limit, for the purpose of financing a portion of the cost of a mobile disaster fire protection system for the delivery of auxiliary fire fighting water, including transportable pumping units, ultra large diameter hose, transport and support vehicles, portable hydrants, accessory fittings, hose bridges, and a storage site or sites, together with related incidental expenses.
Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 644-6380
Public Testimony:  The Mayor opened the public hearing.  No speakers.  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Spring; Absent - Armstrong) to close the public hearing.  Provided the City Attorney with comments on ballot language.  Decision to be made on July 25, 2000.  
Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Maio; Absent - Armstrong) to designate Councilmember Olds as lead person to draft the language of ballot arguments.Mayor Dean requested a staff report in the form of a simple fact sheet listing all of the local ballot measures and the financial impact they will have on Berkeley residential and commercial property owners.

30.            Telegraph Avenue Property and Business Improvement District  
From:  Property Owners' Council for the Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District  
Recommendation: 
Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution confirming the Annual Report of the Property Owners' Council for the Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District for Fiscal Year 2001 and levying assessments in the District for Fiscal Year 2001.  
Contact:  Dave Fogarty, Secretary, 705-8184
a.             City Manager Report
Recommendation:  Concurs with the content and recommendations of the report.  
Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180
Public Testimony:  The Mayor opened the public hearing.  No speakers.  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Breland; Absent - Armstrong) to close the public hearing.  
Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Breland/Maio; Absent - Armstrong, Olds) to adopt Resolution No. 60,690-N.S.

31.            Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area  
From:  Advisory Board for the Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area  
Recommendation: 
Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution confirming the Annual Assessment Report for the Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area for Fiscal Year 2000 and levying assessments in the area for Fiscal Year 2001.  
Contact:  Dave Fogarty, Secretary, 705-8184
a.             City Manager Report
Recommendation:  Concurs with the content and recommendations of the report.  
Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180
Public Testimony:  The Mayor opened the public hearing.  No speakers.  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Worthington) to close the public hearing.  
Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Spring/Worthington;  Absent - Armstrong, Woolley) to adopt Resolution No. 60,691-N.S.

32.            Residential Permit Parking  
From:  City Manager  
Recommendation: 
Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution amending Sections 25C, 25E, 25M and 25N of Resolution No. 56,508-N.S., by adding subsections to extend residential permit parking on Addison Street between Sacramento Street and California Street, on Spaulding Avenue between Addison Street and Allston Way, on California Street between Cedar Street and Lincoln Street, on Emerson Street between Adeline Street and Tremont Street, on Tremont Street between Emerson Street and Essex Street, on Woolsey Street between Ellis Street and Harper Street, on Acton Street between Hearst Street and Delaware Street, on Hearst Street between Chestnut Street and Franklin Street, and on Keoncrest Drive between Rose Street and Acton Street.  
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3460
Public Testimony:  The Mayor opened the public hearing.  Heard ten speakers.  Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Maio) to close the public hearing.  
Action:  Removed Hearst Street between Chestnut Street and Franklin Street, and Keoncrest Drive between Rose Street and Acton Street from consideration.  Decision to be made on July 25, 2000.

 

33.       Fees:  Public Health Clinic  
From:  City Manager  
Recommendation: 
Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution approving an increase in fees for family planning and sexually transmitted infection services, immunization services for children and adults, and tuberculosis skin testing services provided at the Public Health Clinic effective September 1, 2000; and rescind Resolution No. 56,462-N.S.  
Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6879
 
Public Testimony:  The Mayor opened the public hearing.  No speakers.  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Breland) to close the public hearing.  
Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Breland/Spring; Absent - Armstrong) to adopt Resolution No. 60,692-N.S.

34.           Appeal of Landmarks Preservation Commission Designation of the West Berkeley Shellmound as a Landmark, Three Blocks Bounded by University Avenue, Hearst Avenue, I-80 and 4th Street; Adoption of a Zoning Ordinance Amendment to Require an Administrative Use Permit for Projects that Could Adversely Affect the Shellmound  
a.             Appeals filed by Richard and Charlene deVecchi; and the 620 Hearst Group, LLC  
b.         City Manager Report - July 18, 2000  
Recommendation: 
Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion 1) adopt a Resolution granting the appeals and overturning the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation of the West Berkeley Shellmound as a City of Berkeley Landmark; 2) adopt an Urgency Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Sections 23E.64.030A and 23E.68.030A and adding Section 23E.80.035 to protect the archeological and cultural resources in the West Berkeley Shellmound from possible damage by requiring an Administrative Use Permit and preparation of an Initial Study for projects that involve disturbance of soil in the area that the Landmarks Preservation Commission proposed for landmark designation (the three blocks bounded by University Avenue, Hearst Avenue, I-80 and Fourth Street); 3) direct that public works projects follow the thresholds for environmental review described in the interim plan and that the environmental process be subject to review by the City's Environmental Review Officer ; and 4) direct staff to prepare a long-term plan to accurately identify and effectively protect the resource.  
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8108  
c.             City Manager Report - May 23, 2000
Recommendation: 
1) Set a public hearing to consider appeals on the designation of the Shellmound as a City of Berkeley landmark; 2) grant the appeals and overturn the decision of the Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate the Shellmound as a City landmark; and direct staff to develop a zoning regulation or other appropriate mechanism to protect the Shellmound as a significant archaeological resource.  
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8108  
d.                Communications  
1.  Wilson F. Wendt, Attorney for 620 Hearst LLC, Miller, Starr & Regalia
2.  Kenneth W. Pritikin, Attorney for Richard and Charlene DeVecchi
3.  Sharon Entwistle
4.  Sandra Sher
5.  Wilson F. Wendt, Attorney for 620 Hearst LLC, Miller, Starr & Regalia
6.  Randall D. Devecchi
7.  Nancy and Leonard Becker
Public Testimony:  The Mayor opened the public hearing.  Heard 31 speakers.  Moved, seconded, carried Shirek/Spring; Absent - Armstrong, Woolley) to continue the public hearing to September 19, 2000  as the City Manager recommendation has been withdrawn and is being revised.

Information Reports

35.            Alternative Methods to Eliminate the Use of Chalk (CR 39-2000)  
From:  City Manager  
Contact:  D. E. Butler, Police, 644-6568  
Action:  Received and filed.

36.       South Shattuck Redevelopment Feasibility Study  
From:  City Manager  
Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8108  
Action:  Received and filed.

37.       Truck Prohibition on Marin Avenue (CR 99-101)  
From:  City Manager  
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3460  
Action:  Received and filed.

38.            Undergrounding Utilities (to be delivered)  
From:  Council Subcommittee on Undergrounding and Undergrounding Utilities
Task Force  
Recommendation: 
Receive status report related to California Public Utilities Commission’s Rule 20A and 20B Funds.
Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484  
Action:  Removed from Information Reports to Action Calendar for July 25, 2000 by Councilmember Worthington.

 39.            Memorial Stadium Lighting Emergency Working Group (to be delivered)  
From:  Mayor Dean, Councilmembers Armstrong and Worthington  
Recommendation: 
Progress report from the working group. 
Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484
Action:  Received and filed.

        Communications

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

Page No. 1

1.             RE Old Fire Station #7 Woolley, Maio, Spring  
a.                William & Virginia Baker
b.                Baifang Liu
c.                Orville Schell.
d.                Louise Larson  Worthington  
e.                Ladonna Stoppel   Worthington

2.             George T. Frampton Jr., Executive Office of the President, Washington D.C., re Makah whale hunt.

3.             The Telson Family, re debris and trash pick-up.  Maio, Worthington, Dean

4.                Assemblywoman Carole Migden, 13th District, State Capital, re AB 2412.

5.             P. Kennedy, re 2700 San Pablo (3rd revised design).  Breland

6.             RE Residential Permit Parking
a.                Nancy Lake   Maio  
b.                Karen Hronek  Maio  
c.                David Arnold

7.             Howie Muir, re 2700 San Pablo Avenue.  Maio, Breland, Worthington, Dean

8.             Patrick Romani (Blakes on Telegraph), re Quota System on Telegraph Ave.  Worthington

9.             Bob and Barbara Allen, re Staffing Shortage in the Planning Department.  Breland, Maio, Olds, Worthington, Dean

10.           Ove M. Whittstock, re Berkeley Guides.  Breland, Maio, Woolley, Dean

11            Patricia A. Cates and Henry E. Brady, re Bethel El.  Olds

12.           Anne Marselis Whyte, re College Avenue Speed Limit Enforcement.  Dean

13.           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 12 - Ballot Measure:  Rent Eviction Controls  
14.       James Keene, City Manager, supplemental report.

Item 19 - Prevention of Disturbances Relating to Events in Parks  
15.           Planning Commission, report and recommendation.

Item 22 - Automatic Public Toilets in Commercial Districts; Removal of Billboards  
16.       Dan Newman, Say I Can   Woolley, Maio

Item 29 - November Ballot Measure - Community Facilities District (Disaster Fire Protection)  
17.           James Keene, City Manager, two resolutions.

Item 32 - Residential Permit Parking  
18.           Miriam Ciochon   Breland  
19.           Jeff Palmer, petition with 32 signatures   Breland

Item 34 - Appeal of Landmarks Preservation Commission Designation of the West Berkeley Shellmound as a Landmark  

20.           Kent Lightfoot, Professor of Anthropology, University of California Berkeley  Maio, Woolley, Worthington  
21.           Georgia Becker   Maio, Woolley, Worthington  
22.           Jeff Eichenfield, Acting Chairperson, Landmarks Preservation Commission  Woolley, Worthington  
23.           Richard Lerner, Ph.D.   Maio, Woolley, Worthington  
24.           Carole Schemmerling, Urban Creeks Council of California   Maio, Woolley, Worthington

Items 39 - Memorial Stadium Lighting Emergency Working Group  
25.           Maureen Hogan   Maio, Worthington

                Adjournment

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Spring; Absent - Armstrong, Woolley) to extend the meeting past 11:00 p.m. to complete the agenda.

The meeting adjourned at 11:45 p.m. in memory of Constance F. Banks and Mabel Peoples.


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