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SUMMARY

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2000 

Preliminary Matters

 

Roll Call:  7:15 p.m.  All present.

 

Ceremonial Matters:  

            Recognition of Dragon Boat Race Team

            Action:  Held over to future date. 

          

            Proclamation in Honor of Commissioner Jay Miyasaki

            Proclamation for September as Car-Free Month

            Action:  Presented Proclamations. 

Comments from the City Manager: 

·        The Berkeley Public Works Department is the first agency in California to be awarded Provisional Accreditation by the American Public Works Association.

·        The City has been granted $450,000 for Safe Routes to School Program, Willard/LeConte improvements.

 

Comments from the Public:  Six speakers.

 

Consent Calendar

 

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Maio) to adopt 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. 60,765-N.S.
 

2.         Sublease Agreement:  Berkeley Main Library, 2150 Kittredge (first reading vote: Absent - Armstrong, Olds; second reading - unanimous)

            From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance authorizing an $85,000 increase in the sublease agreement with the Regents of the University of California for the use of office space at 2150 Kittredge Street for the Main Library's administrative staff through approximately June 30, 2001.

Contact:  Adelia Lines, Library Services, 644-6095 x18

            Action:  Adopted Ordinance No. 6584-N.S.  Effective:  October 26, 2000.

 

3.         Lease Agreement:  Berkeley Main Library, 731 Dwight Way (first reading vote: Absent - Armstrong, Olds; second reading - unanimous)

          From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance authorizing a $25,000 increase in the lease agreement with Bedayn Associates of Lafayette, California, to temporarily house Library maintenance staff and equipment at 731 Dwight Way, through approximately June 30, 2001.

Contact:  Adelia Lines, Library Services, 644-6095 x18

            Action:  Adopted Ordinance No. 6585-N.S.  Effective: October 26, 2000.

 

4.         Extending the Term of the Waterfront Commission (first reading vote: Absent - Armstrong, Olds; second reading - unanimous)

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 3.36.070 extending the date for termination of the Waterfront Commission until May 31, 2001, and ratifying the actions of the Commission since January 1, 2000.

Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 644-6943 x222

            Action:  Adopted Ordinance No. 6586-N.S.  Effective:  October 26, 2000.

 

5.         Contract:  Green Building Design Assistance Services

            From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a sole source contract and any amendments with the Green Resource Center (GRC) to provide green building design assistance and to manage a public process to define a green building policy for the City, in the amount of $59,550, for the period September 27, 2000 through September 26, 2001.

Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 665-3481

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,766-N.S. with a request by Mayor Dean that the City Manager explore and report back on extending the policy to single family and remodel projects. 

 

6.         Homelessness Prevention Program

            From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the transfer of $30,000 from the General Fund portion of the Housing Trust Fund for the purpose of:  a) contracting with Eden I&R, Inc. (Eden Information and Referral) to establish a database of available housing in Berkeley, in an amount not to exceed $20,000; and b) increasing funding to Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity (ECHO) in the amount of $10,000 for intake and administration in the City-funded Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP).

Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 665-3481

            Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,767-N.S.

 

7.         Grant:  Traffic Stop Demographic Data Collection

            From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept $25,000 in grant funds from the California Highway Patrol for Police Department personnel costs associated with the collection of traffic stop demographic data.

Contact:  D. E. Butler, Police, 644-6568

            Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,768-N.S.

 

8.         Temporary Agency Services

            From:  City Manager

            Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving an expense of up to $70,000 for Appleone Temporary Employment Agency services to the Police Department for the period July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001.

            Contact:  D. E. Butler, Police, 644-6568

            Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,769-N.S.

 

9.         Three-Wheel Parking Enforcement Vehicles

            From:  City Manager

            Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution accepting the City of Daly City bid procedures to satisfy the requirements of the Berkeley Charter, Section 67, and authorizing a purchase order to Municipal Maintenance Equipment for the purchase of five (5) GO-4 scooter parking enforcement vehicles.

            Contact:  D. E. Butler, Police, 644-6568

            Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,770-N.S.

 

10.       Purchase of Medical Supplies

            From:  City Manager

            Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution accepting the City of Fremont bid procedures to satisfy the requirements of Berkeley Charter Section 67 and authorizing a purchase order to Promedix in an amount not to exceed $105,000 for medical supplies for the Fire Department ambulances for the period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001.

            Contact:  Reginald Garcia, Fire, 644-6665

            Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,771-N.S. 

 

11.       Unit Modification - Local 535 and Local 790

            From:  City Manager

            Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution amending Resolutions No. 59,883-N.S. and No. 59,798-N.S., Classification and Salary Resolutions for Local 535 and 790 Employees to include Information Systems Support Technician in Local 535 and Accounting Technician in Local 790.

            Contact:  Ron Brown, Personnel, 665-7614

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,772-N.S.

 

12.       Salary Ranges - Director and Deputy Director of Library Services

            From:  City Manager

            Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 59,841-N.S., Classification and Salary Resolution for Unrepresented Employees, to provide a 6% equity adjustment for Library executive classifications, effective June 25, 2000.

            Contact:  Ron Brown, Personnel, 665-7614

            Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,773-N.S.

 

13.       Salary Range - Police Aide Classification

            From:  City Manager

            Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 59,841-N.S., Classification and Salary Resolution for Unrepresented Employees, to establish a five-step range for the Police Aide classification.

            Contact:  Ron Brown, Personnel, 665-7614

            Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,774-N.S.

 

14.       Department Name Change to Human Resources

            From:  City Manager

            Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 59,841-N.S., Classification and Salary Resolution for Unrepresented Employees, to revise classification titles in the Human Resources Department.

            Contact:  Ron Brown, Personnel, 665-7614

            Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,775-N.S.

 

15.       Revised Personnel Rules and Regulations and Establishment of Unrepresented Employee Manual

            From:  City Manager

            Recommendation:  Adopt two Resolutions:  1) adopting the revised Personnel Rules and Regulations; and 2) establishing the Unrepresented Employee Manual which contains the current benefits and working conditions for Unrepresented employees, and rescinding Resolution No. 57,901-N.S., Personnel Rules and Regulations.

            Contact:  Ron Brown, Personnel, 665-7614

            Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,776-N.S. and Resolution No. 60,777-N.S.

  

16.       Berkeley Alliance

            From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $95,701 to provide the administrative support and project services for this partnership endeavor with the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) and the UC Berkeley (UCB) campus

            Contact:  Weldon Rucker, Acting City Manager, 644-6580

            Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,778-N.S.

 

17.       Downtown Berkeley Business Improvement District

            From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving the year 2001 Annual Report of the Downtown Berkeley Business Improvement District; declaring Council's intention to levy an annual assessment for the Downtown Berkeley Business Improvement District for calendar year 2001; and directing the City Clerk to schedule a public hearing for the October 17 Council agenda to consider levying a renewed assessment for the year 2001.

            Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,779-N.S.  Public hearing scheduled for October 17, 2000. Councilmember Maio asked the City Manager request that groups holding events in Berkeley include public transportation information in their invitations and flyers.  Councilmember Spring asked the City Manager work with AC Transit and BART as well in this endeavor.

 

18.       East Bay Municipal Utility District Permit to Connect to Sanitary Sewer

            From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance adding Section 17.16.020 to the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) to include a reference to the existing authority under East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Ordinance 311 which requires businesses and industries to obtain a permit from EBMUD prior to connecting to the sanitary sewer for all such entities located in the City of Berkeley.

            Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3460

            Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance.  Second reading October 10, 2000.

 

19.       Contract:  Geotechnical/Engineering Services

            From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Kleinfelder, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $970,000, to provide geotechnical; and engineering testing support services for various city projects for a period of thirty months.

Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3460

            Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,780-N.S. 

 

20.       Contract:  Computer Networking Equipment at 2180 Milvia Street

            From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with AMS.NET for acquisition, installation and configuration of computer networking equipment at 2180 Milvia Street, for a total contract amount not to exceed $295,00 for the period September 27, 2000 to June 30, 2001.

Contact:  Chris Mead, Information Systems, 665-7661

            Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,781-N.S.

 

21.       Fee Waiver:  United Nations Association Run for Peace

            From:  Councilmember Breland

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution waiving all fees associated with the United Nations Association -USA (UNA-USA) East Bay Chapter's second annual "Run for Peace" at the Berkeley Marina on Sunday, October 22, 2000.

Contact:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 644-6400

            Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,782-N.S.

 

22.       Name Path in Honor of Scott Newhall

            From:  Councilmember Olds

Recommendation:  Request the City Manager name the path off of Hill Road in honor of Scott Newhall, former owner of the adjacent property and editor of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Contact:  Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 644-6399

            Action:  Approved recommendation.

 

23.       Design Study for Telegraph Avenue Fifth Block Streetscape Improvements

            From:  Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager and Parks Department the feasibility of doing a design study for the Telegraph Avenue Fifth Block streetscape improvements.
Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398
Action: 
Approved recommendation.

 

24.       Support ASUC Senate Resolution - Safe Housing

            From:  Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Refer to the Housing Advisory Committee and the City Manager the Resolution in support of Safe Housing from the ASUC Senate.

Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398

Action:  Approved recommendation.

 

25.       Support AB1961 - Gun Control

            From:  Mayor Dean

Recommendation:  Support AB1961 (Machado) which expands the definition of a prohibited machine gun to cover trigger mechanisms used to convert other weapons into machine guns; and direct the City Clerk to notify the sponsors of the bill, the City's legislative representatives and lobbyist in Sacramento, and the Governor (the Bill is enrolled and on the Governor's desk).

Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484

            Action:  Approved recommendation.

26.       Support AB2774 - General Plan Updates

            From:  Mayor Dean

Recommendation:  Support AB1774 (Corbett) which allocates $10M from the State General Fund for a program of competitive grants to cities and counties (up to $250,000) to revise and update their general plans; direct the City Clerk to notify the sponsor of the bill, and the City's legislative representatives and lobbyist in Sacramento; and request the City Manager to position the City to have a good chance to receive money under this program if instituted.

Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484

            Action:  Approved recommendation.

 

27.       UC Memorial Stadium Lighting Project

            From:  Mayor Dean

Recommendation:  Request the City Manager obtain a legal opinion regarding the possibility that the University may file a CEQA categorical exemption on the newly configured Memorial Stadium retractable lights project, and playing a certain number of football games at night, rather than conducting a full environmental impact report.

Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484

            Action:  Approved recommendation.

 

28.       Support SB1629 - Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Access Along Highways (to be delivered)

          From:  Mayor Dean

Recommendation:  Support S.B. 1629 (Sher) which would require local agencies to provide bicycle and pedestrian access on both sides of all highways and local roads newly-constructed or substantially-reconstructed after January 1, 2003, unless exceptions are determined after a public hearing; and direct the City Clerk to notify the Governor, where the bill is awaiting approval.

            Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484

            Action:  Approved revised recommendation.

29.       Energy Regulation and Pricing (to be delivered)

            From:  Mayor Dean

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution relating to California utility rates and regulations; request the City Clerk forward copies to legislative representatives and the City’s lobbyist, the State’s Electricity Oversight Board, the Chair of the California Public Utilities Commission, the State Attorney General, the Independent System Operator, the Power Exchange, TURN, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and refer this matter to the Energy Commission and the City Manager to develop recommendations on  utility rates and regulations and report back to Council within 60 days.

            Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484

            Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 60,783-N.S. as revised by Mayor Dean

 

30.       Assistance to East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse

            From:  Councilmember Maio

Recommendation:  Direct the City Manager to provide assistance to the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, on an emergency basis, in the form of a rent guarantee, and develop the appropriate agreement between the City and the Depot to ensure the City is at no risk.

Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 644-6359

Action:   Removed from the Consent Calendar and held over to October 10, 2000 by Councilmember Maio.

 

 

Action Calendar

 

Appeals:

 

31.       Zoning Appeal of Use Permit 99-10000103 to construct a single family residence and a garage within the required front yard setback at 1163 Cragmont Avenue
a.            Appeal filed by Rebecca Rose Smith
of the Zoning Adjustments Board decision of June 22, 2000, approving permits to construct a single family residence and a garage within the required front yard setback.
b.            City Manager Report
Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board to approve the project.

Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8105

c.            Communications

    1. Samuel J.Leffler
    2. Cynthia Livingston
    3. John Harte
    4. Mary Ellen Harte
    5. Julia Harte
    6. Betty J. Soules
    7. Jean Carmichael
    8. Daniel Heartz
    9. P. Louis Dixon
    10. Haley Dixon
    11. Sarah Smith
    12. Sandra R. Luft
    13. Rufus P. Browning
    14. Lieba Faier
    15. Gerd H. and Dorothea E. Ilg
    16. Dorothy M. Edelstien
    17. Rebecca Smith, two letters
    18. Petition signed by 28 persons; Karen Butte
    19. Elisabeth Wickham, Cragmont Area Preservation Association (CAPA).

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Breland/Armstrong; Noes - Maio; Absent - Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 60,784-N.S. affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board and dismissing the appeal.

 

 

Priority – Continued Public Hearings and Decision on Prior Public Hearings

32.       Appeal of Landmarks Preservation Commission Designation of the Swink House, Cottage and Garden at 1525-1529 Shattuck Avenue, as a Berkeley Structure of Merit Testimony:  (Public hearing held on September 19 and continued to September 26.  Only new material has been duplicated and included and indicated with an asterik)

a.            Appeal filed by Adolph and Patricia Meyer

b.            City Manager Report (to be delivered)

Recommendation:  Continue Public Hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution either upholding reversing or remanding the decision of the Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate  the Swink House as a Structure of Merit.

c.            City Manager Report (July 25, 2000)

Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8108

            d.            Communications

    1. Harvey Sherback, petition with 722 signatures; Swink House historical reference; letters of support from business community; Berkeley Engineering and Research Inc. structural report; C.N.A. Newsletter No. 263, page 3; Elaine Parrish letter, July 17 article from Daily Planet.
    2. Art Goldberg
    3. Alice Waters
    4. Elaine Blum Parrish
    5. Richard Mazzero, Cesar restaurant
    6. Robert Fischer
    7. Produce Center
    8. Various signatures, The Cheese Board Collective Inc.
    9. Nina Hairstyling
    10. Pauline Benton, University Plumbing and Hardware
    11. Bruce Linton, Ph.D.
    12. Syd Strong, Ph.D.
    13. Art Goldberg
    14. Sarah Wikander, President, Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association*

Public Testimony:   Four speakers heard.  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/ Worthington) to close the public hearing. 

 

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Spring/Maio; Noes - Olds) to adopt Resolution No. 60,785-N.S. affirming the decision of the Landmarks Preservation Commission and dismissing the appeal.

Old Business:

 

33.       Contract:  Council Chamber Renovations (removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Armstrong and held over from September 12.)

            From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute contract amendments with Todd Jersey Architects to provide additional architectural and engineering services for the Council Chambers Renovation Project, by increasing the authorized contract amount by up to $50,000, for a new contract total amount not to exceed $72,900, and extending the term of the contract through July 1, 2001.

Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3460

a.            From:  Councilmember Spring (from 9/12 meeting supplemental report)

Recommendation:. Amend City Manager recommendation as follows:  1) the feasibility study will also compare costs and benefits of a new Council Chamber compared to feasibility of changes to the current chambers; 2) a consultant architect specializing in ADA accessible modifications will be hired by the lead consultant; 3) the consultant will work with a subcommittee of people with disabilities; the City Manager purchase a cuing system funded at $25,000 in the 1999 budget.

Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266.

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Spring/Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 60,786-N.S. to include the recommendations of the City Manager and Councilmember Spring and further amended by Councilmember Spring to refer the staff report regarding accessibility deficiencies to the consultant.

 

34.       Salary Adjustment - Animal Shelter director Position  (removed from the consent Calendar by the City Mnager and held over from September 12.)

            From:  Mayor Dean, Councilmembers Olds and Spring

Recommendation:  The City Manager consider increasing the salary now being offered in the recruitment of a new Manager of the City's Animal Shelter and report back to Council within 30 days. 

Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484; Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 644-6399; Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266.

Action:  Moved, seconded, failed (Spring/Olds; Noes - Armstrong, Maio, Woolley, Worthington; Abstain - Shirek) to approve a recommendation to refer the question of salary to the City Manager.

 

35.       Council Agenda Management Problems (held over from September 12.)

            From:  Mayor Dean

Recommendation:  Request the City Manager schedule a special meeting at which the whole Council can spend sufficient time to review agenda problems, to review specifically the previously submitted proposals from Auditor Hogan, Councilmember Breland and Mayor Dean, as well as any new proposals which may be submitted prior to the special meeting; Council to review complaints from Commissions regarding delay of items submitted and the process and timeline for submission of such items; the City Manager to report to the Council on questions of staff work load disruption and financial implications of Council-submitted items and make any recommendations to consider at the special meeting.

Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Olds/Breland) to approve the recommendation as revised by Mayor Dean to schedule a special meeting in November to consider the matter and ask that the City Manager draft an agenda.

 

36.       Earthquake Preparedness (removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Worthington and held over from September 12)
From:  Mayor Dean

Recommendation:  Request the City Manager, working with the Disaster Council, to:  A) schedule a special joint meeting with the City Council and members of the Disaster Council at which the Council, Disaster Council and members of the public will be informed of the status of all efforts the City has in place to respond to a major earthquake.  All Neighborhood Watch Groups are to be invited to this meeting and the meeting will include:  1) review and possible modification of existing programs and efforts; 2) review of remaining work to be done, setting priorities, work program and budget; and 3) review of shelter program citywide; B) encourage each Neighborhood Watch Group to hold a mock drill: 1) preparedness information is supplied to the groups by the City; 2) each Neighborhood Watch Group is requested to discuss their preparedness, review status of supplies and each member requested to review individual household plan; and 3) request the City Manger to report to Council on this effort and to prepare a citywide map showing areas Neighborhood Watch Groups cover, and plans to cover the uncovered areas; and C) ask local newspapers to carry information about the special meeting, the classes available, supplies each household should have and other pertinent information.

Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Olds/Maio) to approve the recommendation as revised by Mayor Dean deleting reference to a specific month for the meeting and events; to include the Disaster Council in the development of the agenda for the special meeting which is to be scheduled as part of a Council meeting; and to request a status report from the City Manager on what has already been accomplished.

 

37.       Physical Fitness Center for Disabled and Seniors (removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Olds and held over from September 19.)

            From:  Councilmember Spring

Recommendation:  Request the City Manager develop an informational brochure on the planned Physical Fitness Center located at Berkeley High School.

Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Olds/Spring; Abstain - Woolley) to approve the recommendation.

 

38.       Support Measure E – Peralta Community College District Bond Measure (removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Shirek and held over from September 19)

            From:  Councilmembers Worthington and Spring

Recommendation:  Support Measure E which is on the November ballot contingent upon Peralta Community College District enforceable written commitment to the City of Berkeley to insure completion of a permanent Vista Community College campus.

Contacts:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398; Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 644-6266

            Action:  Held over to October 10, 2000 at the request of Councilmember Worthington.

 

 

New Business:

 

39.       Council Meeting Calendar - Year 2001

            From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution establishing a schedule for the City Council meetings for the Year 2001 to provide for either Option A or Option B and to establish that all regular Council meetings shall start at 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 644-6480

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Spring/Breland) to adopt Resolution No. 60,787-N.S. establishing a City Council meeting schedule for Calendar Year 2001 based on Option B revised by Councilmember Breland to delete the October 23, 2001 meeting and add October 30, 2001.

 

40.       Pedestrian Signals in Honor of Sharon Spencer

            From:  Commission on Disability

Recommendation:  Direct staff to install pedestrian signals in memory of Sharon Spencer's death, preferably at the Ashby/Piedmont intersection, and if not feasible, at the unsignalized crossing of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way at the South Berkeley BART station, before the first anniversary of Sharon Spencer's death, as follows - install Santa Rose lights, including the following features:  1) audible and visible crossing signals for pedestrians; 2) a push bar or motion detector; and 3) an activation mechanism with an audible signal.

Contact:  Virgina Vafa, Secretary, 665-3440

a.            City Manager Report

Recommendation:  Refer Commission's request for a crosswalk warning system on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way to the Traffic Engineer as a candidate location to be evaluated with other proposed locations according to established traffic engineering criteria.

Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 665-3460

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Maio) to approve the City Manager recommendation; to refer the matter to the Transportation Commission as requested by Councilmember Spring; and to also request the City Manager provide a status report within six months as requested by Councilmembers Armstrong and Maio.

 

Information Reports

 

41.       Claremont Resort and Spa (CR 2000-143)

            From:  City Manager

            Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8108

            Action:  Received and filed.

 

42.       Residential Rental Inspection Program - Audit Update (CR 133-00)

            From:  City Manager

            Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 665-3481

            Action:  Received and filed.

 

43.       Grant:  Mental Health Services - Assembly Bill 2034

            From:  City Manager

            Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 665-6879

            Action:  Received and filed.

 

44.       Landmarks Preservation Commission Notice of Decision - 2219-21 Fifth Street

            From:  City Manager

            Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8108

            Action:  Received and filed.

 

45.       UC Theater (to be delivered)

            From:  City Manager

            Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180

Action:  Moved to the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Spring adding that staff determine what measures can be taken to help save the UC Theater.

 

 

Communications

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

 

Page No.

 

  1. Re: Relocation of Congregation Beth El at 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley.
    1. Lloyd & Sheila Andres   Maio
    2. Stephen W. Shaughnessy, forwarding report from Department of Fish & Game
    3. Mai K. Arbegast

  2. Charles Pappas, re: project at #1 Whitaker Worthington, Dean

  3. Philip Armstrong, US. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX., re: Melvin Calvin & Donner Labs at Berkeley Aquatic Park

  4. John Vance (additional pages available for review in the City Clerk’s office).

SUPPLEMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS

AND AGENDA REPORTS

 

Item 27 - UC Memorial Stadium Lighting Project

5.         Janice Thomas, Panoramic Hill Association  Worthington

6.         Office of Community Relations, UCB, forwarding letter from Jacqueline Bernier, Principal Planner.

7.         Letter to Jennifer Lawrence, Principal Planner, UCB, from City Attorney.

 

Item 32 - Appeal of Landmarks Preservation Commission Designation of the Swink House,Cottage and Garden at 1525-1529 Shattuck, as a Structure of Merit.

8.         Sarah Wikander, President, Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association.  Worthington

   

Item 35 Council Agenda Management Problems

9.         Mayor Dean, revised report

10.       Jo Ann B. Price, President, League of Women Voters
 

 

Item 36 - Earthquake Preparedness

11.       Mayor Dean, revised report of September 12.

12.       Mayor Dean, revised report of September 26.

 

Item 45 - UC Theater

13.       David Greensfelder and Karen Buttwinick.  Worthington

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED AT THE MEETING

 

14.            Information regarding Berkeley City Championship Golf Tournament.

 

Re: 1525-1529 Shattuck Avenue

15.       Miller Starr & Regalia

16.       Glen Stevick, Ph.D, P.E., Berkeley Engineering and Research, Inc.

 

17.       Janice Thomas, information regarding Memorial Stadium lighting project.

 

 

Adjournment

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:05 p.m.


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