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AGENDA
 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2001

 

Preliminary Matters

 

Roll Call:  7:00 p.m.

 

Comments from the City Manager:  The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report.  The Council will not take action on

such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for discussion.

 

Comments from the Public:  A total of 30 minutes is scheduled.  Each speaker is limited to a maximum of 3 minutes.

 

Council Action: The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda.
 

Consent Calendar

The Council 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.

  1. Minutes for Approval
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:
      Approve the minutes for the Special Council Meeting of November 6, 2001.
    Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900
     

  2. 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 Local Health Officer to take steps to enable the operation of needle exchange emergency distribution.
    Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900
     

  3. Memorandum of Understanding:  Berkeley Police Association  (first reading 11/13/01  – unanimous)
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt second reading of an Ordinance implementing the amendment to the City’s contract with CalPERS to provide the 3% at Age 50 Retirement Formula to take effect on June 30, 2002 and repealing Ordinance Nos. 6633-N.S. and 6649-N.S.
    Contact:  Ron Brown, Human Resources, 981-6800
     

  4. Declaration Of 2507-09 McGee Avenue As A Public Nuisance
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:
      Adopt a Resolution declaring the property at 2507-09 McGee Avenue as a public nuisance and its abatement.
    Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning & Development, 705-8102
     

  5. Line of Succession in the Event of an Officially Declared Disaster
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving an order of succession to the position of Director of Emergency Services in the event the Director is unavailable to attend meetings and otherwise perform duties during an emergency.
    Contact:  Weldon Rucker, City Manager, 981-7000
     

  6. Annual Appropriations Ordinance Amendment
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending FY 2002 Annual Appropriations Ordinance No. 6635-N.S. based upon recommended re-appropriation of unexpended FY 2001 funding changes in the amount of $53,596,327.
    Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 981-7006
     

  7. Patrol Officer Recruit - Salary Adjustments
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 60,633-N.S., Classification and Salary Resolution for Unrepresented Employees, to approve cost of living adjustments for the Patrol Officer Recruit classification.
    Contact:  Ron Brown, Human Resources, 981-6800
     

  8. Temporary Appointment:  Acting Housing Authority Manager
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt a Resolution authorizing the extension of a temporary appointment of the Housing Authority Manager, Rick Mattessich, to June 30, 2002.
    Contact:  Ron Brown, Human Resources, 981-6800 
     

  9. Settlement Authority of City Attorney
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 7.12.020 to increase the City Attorney’s administrative settlement authority for public liability claims and litigation from $4,999 to $15,000, and to clarify authorized expenditures for legal services.
    Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950
     

  10. Contract:  Manufacturing Services for Addison Street Poetry Panels
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a sole source contract and any amendments with Southwestern Porcelain Steel Corporation (SPSC) in the amount of $32,616 for manufacturing services associated with the Addison Street Poetry Panels, for the period  December 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002.
    Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180
     

  11. Borrowing of Funds and the Sale and Issuance of Fiscal Year 2001-02 Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt a Resolution providing for the borrowing of funds and the sale and issuance of Fiscal Year 2001-02 Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes.
    Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 981-7300
     

  12. Proclamation for World AIDS Day
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Approve a proclamation for World AIDS Day, and waive Council rules to allow the presentation of the proclamation on November 27, 2001 after completion of the Consent Calendar.
    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100
     

  13. National Tritium Labeling Facility Decontamination
    From:  Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation:  Support Resolution to ensure the National Tritium Labeling Facility (NTLF) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and affected environs, including the Lawrence Hall of Science, be properly decontaminated, and all cutting, chipping and shipping of trees contaminated with tritium to Korean and Japanese paper mills or elsewhere cease.
    Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170
     

  14. California Youth Vote Platform
    From:  Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation:
      Support the Resolution for California Youth Vote Platform sponsored b California Student Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) and the University of California Student Association.
    Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170
     

  15. Status of Parking Meters
    From:  Councilmember Armstrong
    Recommendation: Ask the City Manager for an oral report on the status of, and plans for improving, our parking meter functions on city streets.
    Contact:  Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 981-7180 
     

  16. Converting Radio Station 1610 AM to an Emergency Station
    From:  Mayor Dean & Councilmember Olds
    Recommendation:  Request that the City Manager proceed with purchasing and installing the necessary equipment to convert radio station 1610 AM to a true emergency information source for the citizens of Berkeley.
    Contacts:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100; Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 981-7160
     

  17. Conversion of 1610 to a Proper Berkeley Emergency Radio Station
    From:  Councilmember Armstrong
    Recommendation:
      Ask the City to complete the conversion of our community radio station (1610 AM) into a real emergency radio station.
    Contact:  Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 981-7180
      

  18. Update on Bus Shelters
    From:  Mayor Dean & Councilmember Hawley
    Recommendation:
      Request the City Manager and Planning Department staff provide an update as soon as possible on the status of plans for the bus shelters in Berkeley, including anticipated dates for installing shelters and plans for their locations. 
    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100; Councilmember Hawley, District 5, 981-7150
     

  19. Support for Small Schools Event
    From:  Councilmember Maio
    Recommendation:  Cosponsor the “Big Action for Small Schools” event being organized by the Parents of Children of African Descent (PCAD) scheduled for Saturday, December 1, 2001 from 12-3 p.m. and adopt a Resolution waiving all fees associated with the event.
    Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110
     

  20. Promoting Berkeley Businesses
    From:  Councilmember Maio
    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager, working with Chamber and the Visitor’s Bureau, set up a website link directly from the City’s homepage to a list of Berkeley businesses that do internet commerce to assist supporters from across the country who wish to affirmatively patronize Berkeley businesses.
    Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110
     

  21. Free Transit for Holiday Shoppers
    From:  Councilmembers Hawley & Armstrong
    Recommendation:
      Request that the City Manager work with downtown Berkeley merchants and AC Transit to provide free transit fares for people who patronize commercial districts on Saturdays during the upcoming holiday season, to the extent possible considering the short time frame.  2) Adopt a policy to provide free transit passes whenever and wherever the City provides free parking at parking meters for patrons of  commercial districts.
    Contacts:  Mim Hawley, Councilmember District 5, 981-7150; Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 981-7180
     

  22. Fee Waiver:  Holiday Music in Downtown
    From:  Councilmember Spring
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution waiving the sound and special event permit fees for holiday music in the downtown Berkeley Park Plaza for the following dates: November 29, December 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, and 22 and allow for the hanging of a banner across Shattuck Avenue to promote the event.
    Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 981-7140
     

  23. Stem Cell Research
    From:  Commission on Aging
    Recommendation:  Send a letter to President George W. Bush expressing support for stem cell research and urging the lifting of the restrictions that allow federal research support only to existing stem cell lines.  Copies of this letter to be sent to Vice-President Richard Cheney, Representatives Barbara Lee, Richard Gephardt and Dennis Hastert, and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.
    Contact:  Lisa Ploss, Secretary, 644-6050
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  The City Manager takes no position.
    Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100
     

  24. Metropolitan Transportation Commission Free Student Bus Plan
    From:  Berkeley Youth Commission
    Recommendation: 
    Direct the City Manager to send a letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC): 1) expressing support of the free and low cost subsidized bus pass program for students proposed by AC Transit; and 2) urging the MTC, when they meet on December 19, 2001 to adopt its Regional Transportation Plan, to include ample funding for low-income Berkeley youth to benefit from this pilot program.
    Contact:  Philip Harper-Cotton, Secretary, 644-6226 Ext. 22
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    The City Manager takes no position.
    Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 981-6700

Public Hearings

  1. Citizens’ Option for Public Safety Program
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept approximately $208,597 from the State of California Citizens’ Option for Public Safety (COPS) Program for supplemental Police Department staffing between December 2001 and October 2002 and training and equipment costs associated with preparations for potential threats.
    Contact:  D. E. Butler, Police, 981-5700
     

  2. Extend Residential Permit Parking
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution amending Section 25E of Resolution No. 56,508-N.S. by adding subsections to extend residential permit parking on the south side of Hearst Avenue between California Street and McGee Avenue, on both sides of California Street between Berkeley Way and Hearst Avenue, and on the south side of Cedar Street between Bonita Avenue and Milvia Street; and authorizing the use of $900 from the operating budget of the Public Works Department to cover implementation costs.
    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300
     

  3. Center Street Garage Rate Increase
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution increasing the evening flat rate at Center Street garage from $4.00 to $5.00; and approving a pilot program to test the affect of applying a mixed-rate approach to patrons arriving in the garage by, and remaining after, 5:00 pm.
    Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action Calendar

  1. Referendum Petition on Redistricting Ordinance
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Reconsider the Redistricting Ordinance and take one of the following actions as provided by Article XIV, Section 93, of the Charter of the City of Berkeley:  1) A) Adopt a Resolution: i) calling for a Special Municipal Election to be consolidated with the Statewide Primary Election to be held on March 5, 2002; ii) requesting the Alameda County Board of Supervisors consolidate the City of Berkeley Special Municipal Election with the Statewide Primary Election; and iii) authorizing the City Clerk to take any necessary procedural actions to conduct this election; and B) Adopt a Resolution submitting to the Berkeley electorate a referendum measure against Ordinance No. 6657-N.S., known as the “Adjustment of Berkeley City Council District Boundaries pursuant to Section 9, Article V, of the Berkeley City Charter, to equalize population in the districts as a result of population changes reflected in the 2000 decennial federal census” and requesting the Alameda County Board of Supervisors consolidate said measure on the March 5, 2002 ballot; or 2) A) Adopt first reading of an Ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 6657-N.S.; and B) establish a process and time line for consideration and adoption of a new redistricting ordinance (plan).
    Contact:  Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900
     

  2. General Plan (to be delivered)
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  That the City Council:  1) Finalize the City Council Issues List (Attachment A), 2) Review the November 27th draft Amendment List (Attachment B), and 3) Call a special meeting for December 4, 2001 to discuss Housing Element amendments and other issues on the City Council Issues List.
    Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning & Development, 705-8102

Information Reports

  1. Grant:  Nutrition Education
    From:  City Manager
    Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100
     

  2. Transit Options for the Downtown (CF 183-00)
    From:  City Manager
    Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning and Development, 705-8102
     

  3. Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals
    From:  City Manager
    Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 981-7300
     

  4. FY 2002 First Quarter Update of Work Plan (to be delivered)
    From:  City Manager
    Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000
     

  5. FY 2002 First Quarter Financial Status
    From: City Manager
    Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000

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. Regarding the Afghanistan Resolution:
     

    1. Identical form letters, signed by 106 people.
       

    2. Judy Crandall, Chris Poirot, James Phipps, Noel Field, Norman MacLeod, Matthew Girdvainis, James Milligan, Randy Kantack, Jeffrey Macri, Jim LeBlanc, Betty Marchessault, WASAFUZZ, Phil, Jo Nipper, Paul Klenk, Brian White, Sean Olson, Ken Mann, Curtis Born, Seth Koen, Kimberly Ziock, Jim Bauer, Steve Caputo, Gordon Hom, Jeff Beliveau, Tom Kirby, Ross Harvey, Chris Charla, Paul Grote, Michael Betancourt, bluribon, Carl Bronstein, dev-null, Richard Williams, David Buzzell, Phil, John Ferguson, Andrew Paizis PhD, Coalition of Radical American Pacifists (CRAP), Nora Freeman, Clarice Feldman, Christina Anderson, Richard Anderson, Ben Fay, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Schliem, Scott Cramer, Joe & Barbara Engleson, Daniel Yocum, Clemsoncoc, Robert Aiani, Mike Macy, James Knowles, Dan Dunaway, Dale Karr, Fred Stueve, Paulette Brimley, Mad, Jon Roberson, Joanna Slaton, Christopher Budd, GC2500, David Fay, John Harris, RAMAR444444, Glen Robinson, Tom Oxtoby, Chris Fountain, Phillip Petta, Kathleen Callaghan & Marty Mendenhall, Richard Reynolds, Craig Tuttle, WMIDPATH, Harry, Allen Wiesen, Jerry Mucha, Les Cofer, A. & M. Stoermer, Bob Brunner, Deborah Shaw, Joe Matejka, Douglas Van Buren, Kevin Hulsey, John Tamplin, C.T., Glenda Rogers Stocco, Harl Koch & Mole, W.D. Lewis, VJGLAW, Wayne Warlick, JCJMCMAG, Glen Barr, Ron Crawford, Jeff, BUDLYTE, Skip Strasbourger, Dan DiPrimeo, R. Lindstrom, JDIXON, Carl Holland, Coldwell Banker Counce-Hooper Realty, Ken Roosevelt, STEVE, Darren McKethan, George Lindley, Satomi Ohishi, Kevin Berry, James Whitsett, Bob Lebacken, Chester, Steve Dracos, Laura H., Dennis McCusker, Richard Pooley, Norm Williams, Bruce Miner, Gabrielle Busuioc, William T. Blythe, Lucille Gloria, Amazing Larry, Vincente Vitale, Ken Smith, Bill Bruner, JOIN.THE.CHAMBER, H.K. DiPillo, Edward Oswalt, Mark & Mary Thompson, Keith Atkinson, Mark Dees, Patricia Estrada, REDLEG62N, Martha Horan, Ed Higginbotham, Fred Brewen, Shawn P. O’Donnell, Andrew Bishop, Bill Wardlaw, George Thorward, Leuren Moret, Jerry Thomas, L. Darlene Pratt, Dana Ferguson, Joe Ryan, Mary Rosales & Dan Solano, Noel Webster, Perry Lutz,
       

  2. Frank Schnurr, regarding the banning of U.S. flags on fire trucks.
     

  3. Petition, signed by 21 people, regarding the Berkeley Integrated Service Team at Erna P. Harris Court.
     

  4. Regarding the General Plan:
     

    1. Petition, signed by 17 people.
       
       

    2. Petition, signed by 18 people.
       

    3. Terry Cochrell, Helen Meyer, Claire Yskamp, , Lise Yskamp, Damian Cano, Shannon Dodge, Ted Gartner, Jenny Wenk, Aperio Gifts, Hope Towner, Jack D. Gardner, Dae Beck, Constance Fraser, Christine Vida, Jim Orjala, Evelyn Fisher, Anne Eastland, Richard Thomason, Deborah Badhia, Richard Register – Ecocity Builders, L. Gigli, Carrie K., Barbara Steuart, Sara Stutz, Thea Lerner, Phyllis Gorelick, Edna O’Brien-Brenner & Cecilia Aragon, Bonnie Hughes, Vincent Rubio, Alan Gould, Anthony Santangelo, Mark Foy, Jennifer Powell, Susie Medak, Doris Willingham, Chris Dutra, M.D., Martha Nicoloff.
       

    4. Petition, signed by 489 people.
       

    5. Identical form letters, signed by 86 people.
       

  5. Dale Anania, regarding rezoning.
     

  6. Ray Dobard, regarding discriminatory garbage collection.
     

  7. Terry Cochrell, regarding smoke detector batteries in Berkeley apartments.
     

  8. Linda Olivenbaum, Chairperson, Commission on Early Childhood Education, regarding childcare provisions of the General Plan.
     

  9. Regarding residential parking;

    1. David Speiler

    2. David Rist
       

  10. Petition, signed by 18 people, regarding transit.
     

  11. Jerry Carlin, regarding the Fire Safety Commission.
     

  12. Gene Bernardi, regarding Superfund status of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
     

  13. Gene Bernardi, regarding radioactive eucalyptus trees at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
     

  14. Merrilie Mitchell, regarding Berkeley’s second highest crime rate in the state.

Adjournment

   


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