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  BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

MONDAY, JULY 16, 2001

North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Avenue

5:30 P.M.

 

SUMMARY

 

CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING

TEMPLE BETH EL-1301 OXFORD STREET

ZONING ADJUSTMENTS BOARD DECISION

  1. City Manager Reports (see appropriate agenda packets of April 17, April 24, June 5, 2001, and June 26, 2001 for additional reports and communications)
    Continued public hearing to review the Zoning Adjustments Board’s certification of a Final Environmental Impact Report and approval of Use Permit 99-10000079 for Congregation Beth El to:  1) construct and operate a Religious Assembly use; 2) permit an average height up to 35 feet where a maximum average height limit of 28 feet is allowed; and 3) allow demolition of two non-residential buildings. 
    Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8102 

a.            Communications (received at June 5, 2001 public hearing and not listed on agenda or supplemental communication list)

  1. Petition in support of restoring Codornices Creek

  2. Alan Kay

  3. Sarah Stadler

  4. Kirsten Cosby

  5. Friends of Strawberry Creek

  6. Rev. D. Mark Wilson

  7. Jon Stewart

  8. Carol Thorton

  9. Juliet Lamont

  10. Charles Anderson

  11. Diane Tokugawa and Historic Landmark Archive Packet

  12. Creek Plan (reduced architectural drawing)

  13. Speaker List

b.            Communications (received at June 26, 2001 public hearing and not listed on agenda)

  1. Wolfe Mason Associates Inc. Concept Study (reduced)

  2. Tito Patri & Associates Schematic and photos of creek (reduced)

  3. Photos of view from Berryman Path of Byrne Site

  4. BAHA letter to S. Solomon regarding Byrne Site dated September 7, 2000

  5. Juliet Lamont

  6. Richard Wesell

  7. Gene Millstein

  8. Camp Kee Tov Program

  9. Petitions (172 pgs)

  10. Letter of support (approx. 400 pgs)

c.            New Communications (dated July 16, 2001)

  1. 188 postcards

  2. Jon F. Nackerud

  3. Susan Schwartz

  4. Karyn Hunt

  5. Fred Hunt

  6. Alan Gould

  7. Diane Sequoia

  8. Gail Keleman

  9. Norm Schneider

  10. Joe Schlessinger

  11. Les Blank

  12. Mark Aaronson

  13. Jay Garfinkle

  14. Cecile Isaacs

  15. Julie Kennedy

  16. Marian Magid

  17. Trina Ostrander

  18. Michelle Segre

  19. Jae Scharlin and J. Darling

  20. Nancy Turak

  21. Sheila Andres

  22. Anthony Bruzzone (two letters)

Contact:  Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

 

Actions:  Moved, seconded, failed (Spring/Maio – Noes: Armstrong, Breland, Hawley, Olds, Shirek, Dean) a substitute motion to continue the public hearing for sole purpose to allow Council to ask questions of the public. 

Moved, seconded, carried (Armstrong/Hawley – Noes –Spring, Worthington) a main motionto close the public hearing.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

TEMPLE BETH EL – 1301 OXFORD STREET

APPEAL OF LANDMARKS BOARD DECISION

  1. City Manager Reports (see appropriate agenda packet of April 17 and April 24, 2001 for additional reports and communications)
    a.            City Manager Report dated July 16, 2001 (to be delivered)
    Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing regarding the decision of the Landmarks Preservation Commission to deny the application of Congregation Beth El for a Structural Alteration Permit 00-40000029 as required by Berkeley Municipal Code Section 3.24.200 to alter a City Landmark at 1301 Oxford Street by construction of a building and related facilities for operation of a Religious Assembly use.
    Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8105

    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Armstrong/Hawley; Abstain - Breland) to continue the public hearing to the special meeting on July 19, 2001 at 6:00 p.m. for a closed session related to a threat of litigation on this matter and an open session at 7:00 p.m.   
      

  2. Adjourned at 11: 10 p.m.


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