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SUMMARY

 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 06, 2001

1.        Roll Call:  4:10 P.M.  All present.

2.        Comments from the Public:  Three speakers.

3.     City Council Priority Setting Budget Workshop

a.           Introduction of Citizens Budget Commission Members

b.           Review of Budget Development Calendar - Desired Worksession Outcomes

c.           History of Priority-Setting Process

d.           Status of FY 2000 and FY 2001 Priority Projects/Objectives

e.           Financial Overview - FY 2002 and FY 2003

f.            Presentation of Proposed Critical/Special Projects for FY 2002 and FY 2003

g.           Council Brainstorming Projects to be added to the Listing


            Action:  Workshop held.

4.         Consideration and Possible Council Action for Council Funding

a.   Funding Request for Ecumenical Chaplaincy to the Homeless (removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Hawley on 2/27 and held over to March 6. From:  Councilmember Maio
Recommendation: 
Refer to the City Manager the request for immediate funding of $25,000 for the Berkeley Ecumenical Chaplaincy to the Homeless.
Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110
Actions:  Moved, seconded (Worthington/Maio) a main motion to approve funding item 4b and to hold over remaining funding requests to the budget workshop of March 20, 2001.  Moved, seconded, carried (Hawley/Armstrong; Abstain - Olds) a substitute motion to approve funding items 4a, 4b, and 4c and holding over items 4d and 4e to the budget workshop of March 20, 2001.  Adopted Resolution No. 60,965-N.S.

b.    Budget Referral:  2001 Junior Wheelchair Games in Brisbane, Australia (removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Breland on 2/27 and held over to March 6)
From:  Councilmembers Breland, Maio and Worthington
Recommendation: 
Refer $1,000 to the budget process to support Lamile Perry's quest to participate in the 2001 Junior Wheelchair Games in Brisbane, Australia.            Contact:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 981-7120, Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110; Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170
Actions: 
Moved, seconded (Worthington/Maio) a main motion to approve funding item 4b and to hold over remaining funding requests to the budget workshop of March 20, 2001.  Moved, seconded, carried (Hawley/Armstrong; Abstain - Olds) a substitute motion to approve funding items 4a, 4b, and 4c and holding over items 4d and 4e to the budget workshop of March 20, 2001.  Adopted Resolution No. 60,966-N.S.

c.   Funding and Budget Referral:  Easy Does It Assistive Devices and Services
From:  Councilmember Spring
Recommendation: 
Allocate $5,000 to the non-profit, Easy Does It, for assistive devices and services to severely disabled people in Berkeley; and refer an additional $5,000 to the FY 2002-2003 budget process.
Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 981-7140
Actions:  Moved, seconded (Worthington/Maio) a main motion to approve funding item 4b and to hold over remaining funding requests to the budget workshop of March 20, 2001.  Moved, seconded, carried (Hawley/Armstrong; Abstain - Olds) a substitute motion to approve funding items 4a, 4b, and 4c and holding over items 4d and 4e to the budget workshop of March 20, 2001.  Adopted Resolution No. 60,967-N.S.

d.    Co-Sponsoring David Brower Day Public Events
From:  Councilmembers Maio and Spring
Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution co-sponsoring public events with the Earth Island Institute and other environmental organizations in celebration of David Brower Day, July 1, 2001.
Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110, Dona Spring, Councilmember, District 4, 9817140
Actions:  Moved, seconded (Worthington/Maio) a main motion to approve funding item 4b and to hold over remaining funding requests to the budget workshop of March 20, 2001.  Moved, seconded, carried (Hawley/Armstrong; Abstain - Olds) a substitute motion to approve funding items 4a, 4b, and 4c and holding over items 4d and 4e to the budget workshop of March 20, 2001. 

 e.   Survey of Telecommunications Needs (removed from the Consent Calendar on 2/27 and held over to March 6)
From:  Task Force on Telecommunications
Recommendation: 
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Council to allocate $20,000 to obtain professional quality survey of telecommunication needs of businesses and related institutions (training sites and institutes, distance teaching programs, hospitals, etc.) in Berkeley to be used in the Master Plan for Telecommunications due to Council in June 2001.
Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Secretary, 981-7000
Actions: 
Moved, seconded (Worthington/Maio) a main motion to approve funding item 4b and to hold over remaining funding requests to the budget workshop of March 20, 2001.  Moved, seconded, carried (Hawley/Armstrong; Abstain - Olds) a substitute motion to approve funding items 4a, 4b, and 4c and holding over items 4d and 4e to the budget workshop of March 20, 2001

5.         Adjournment

Meeting adjourned at 6:13 p.m.


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