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SUMMARY
 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2001

 

Preliminary Matters

 

Roll Call:  7:07 p.m.  – Breland absent

 

Comments from the City Manager: 

 

Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department is sponsoring Halloween Night at Old East

Campus, 1950 Carlton Street, October 31st from 6 pm to 9pm.

 

Comments from the Public:   11 speakers.
 

Consent Calendar

 

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Worthington;  Absent - Breland ) to approve 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 Local Health Officer to take steps to enable the operation of needle exchange emergency distribution.
    Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,311- N.S.
     

  2. Minutes for Approval
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:
      Approve the minutes for Council meetings of:  a) a) October 2, 2001 (closed); b) October 2, 2001 (special); c) October 9, 2001 (closed); d) October 9, 2001 (regular); e) October 16, 2001 (closed); and f) October 16, 2001 (regular).
    Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900
    Action:  Approved minutes as revised by Mayor Dean with the exception of the minutes of the regular meeting of October 9, 2001, held over by Councilmember Spring.
     

  3. Prohibition on Establishment of Office Uses in the Dwight - Hillside Area (first reading vote October 16, 2001 - unanimous)
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 23D.40.050 to permanently prohibit the establishment of office use in that portion of the Multi-Family Residential-Hillside (R-4H) District identified as the Dwight-Hillside area and repealing Section 23e.96.100.
    Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning & Development, 705-8102
    Action:  Adopted Ordinance No. 6658-N.S.  In effect:  November 29, 2001.
     

  4. Definition of an Unreinforced Masonry Wall (first reading vote October 16, 2001 - unanimous)
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 19.38.010 to add new Subsection (b) to correct a technical error in the definition of an unreinforced masonry wall.
    Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning & Development, 705-8102
    Action:  Adopted Ordinance No. 6659-N.S.  In effect:  November 29, 2001.
     

  5. Restrict Code Violations as Grounds for Eviction (CF112-01)
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) section 1.26.010, to provide that the declaration that all ordinances violations constitute public nuisances in not intended to define the term “nuisance” for purposes of Code of Civil Procedure section 1161(4) for purposes of restricting code violations as grounds for eviction.
    Contacts:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950;  Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400
    Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance.  Second reading November 13, 2001.
     

  6. Closed Sessions for Board/Commission Subcommittees
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt a Resolution establishing certain rights for boards, commissions and committees to further provide that it shall not apply to subcommittees seeking legal advice from the City Attorney or meeting with the City Manager or his designees to address real estate, labor or personnel issues, and rescinding Resolution No. 60,504-N.S.
    Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,312- N.S.
     

  7. Settlement Agreement:  Beatty/Budget Rent A Car
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving the property damage settlement of Public Liability Claim No. GHB 010284 submitted by Reverend William Paul Beatty and Budget Rent A Car in the amount of $17,173.54.
    Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,313- N.S.
     

  8. Contract:  Emergency Housing
    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract in an amount not to exceed $100,000 with the Flamingo Motel to provide emergency housing for individuals who are homeless and seriously mentally disabled for the period July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.
    Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health & Human Services, 981-5100
    Action:  Removed from Consent Calendar by Councilmember Maio and held over to the meeting of November 13, 2001.
     

  9. Lease:  1013 Pardee #105
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Asia Young Fountain Group, Inc., for a three-year lease, from September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2004, at the rate of $9,219 per month, or $331,884 for the term of the lease, for space at 1013 Pardee #105, to be used for the storage of trucks, emergency supplies and equipment.
    Contact:  Reginald Garcia, Fire, 981-3473
    Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance.  Second reading November 13, 2001.
     

  10. Lease:  2809 Telegraph Avenue
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a five-year lease and maintenance agreement with Phil O‘Hay for real property located at 2809 Telegraph Avenue in an amount not to exceed $400,000 for the period December 15, 2001 through December 14, 2006, to provide additional office space for the Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Division.
    Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health & Human Services, 981-5100
    Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance.  Second reading November 13, 2001.
     

  11. Salary Increase for Auditor I/II and Accountant I/II Classifications
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:
      Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 59,883-N.S., Classification and Salary Resolution for SEIU Local 535 Employees,  to approve equity salary increases for Auditor I / II and Accountant I / II classifications, effective November 1, 2001.
    Contact:  Ron Brown, Human Resources, 981-6100 
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,314-N.S.
     

  12. Supplemental Military Leave Benefit
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution providing six months of supplemental military leave benefit to employees who have been called to active duty as a part of the United States response to the September 11, 2001 attacks.
    Contact:  Ron Brown, Human Resources, 981-6800
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,315- N.S.
     

  13. Contract:  Telecommunications Consultant Services
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:
      Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the agreement with Smith, Fause, and McDonald, Inc. for telecommunications consultancy services by increasing the amount $25,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $172,200 and extending the period to December 31, 2002.
    Contact:  Chris Mead, Information Systems, 981-6500
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,316-N.S.
     

  14. Contract:  Shorebird Environmental Learning Center – Straw Bale Building
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt a Resolution: 1) rejecting all bids; and 2) authorizing the City Manager to negotiate on the open market and execute a contract with a qualified building contractor in an amount not to exceed $396,000 to complete construction of the Straw Bale Building.
    Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks, Recreation & Waterfront, 981-6700
    Action:  Removed from Consent Calendar by Mayor Dean.  Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Spring; Absent – Breland) to adopt Resolution No. 61,317-N.S.
     

  15. Agreement:  Berkeley Bay Trail Project
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the Cooperative Funding Agreement with the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to accept an additional $800,000 of State TEA funds, for a total State contribution of $3,500,000 for the construction of the Berkeley Bay Trail.
    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,318- N.S.
     

  16. Contract:  Sanitary Sewer Project
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:
      Adopt a Resolution: 1) approving plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Project at Maryland Avenue, Colorado Avenue, Michigan Avenue, Kentucky Avenue, Vermont Avenue, Boynton Avenue, Avenida Drive, Olympus Avenue, Fairlawn Drive, Mosswood Road, Arden Road, and Orchard Lane;  2)  accepting the bid of McNamara and Smallman Construction, Inc.;  and 3) authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $1,428,190, for a period of 150 calendar days.
    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,319- N.S.
     

  17. Fee Waiver:  17th Annual Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair
    From:  Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt a Resolution 1) waiving event, sound and insurance fees associated with the fair; 2) allowing an exemption to Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) section 20.24.040, thereby allowing a banner 2 banners to be hung across Telegraph Avenue (one banner hung now and the second banner hung for the rest of the holiday season) and vertical banners on light poles advertising the event; 3) extending the sound permit from 11-6 PM.; 4) closing Telegraph Avenue from Dwight to Bancroft allowing only cross traffic through; 5) approving the City’s provision of the following in-kind services for the Holiday event: 4 portable toilets provided by Public Works, dumpster and Solid Waste services, traffic signage and traffic engineering services, and assistance from Public Works in the hanging of banners; and contributing $2,500 to the Holiday Fair for its continued success.
    Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,320- N.S. as revised by Councilmember Worthington  to allow two banners. (Noes – Hawley; Absent - Breland).
     

  18. Telegraph Area Association Holiday Marketing Campaign
    From:  Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt a Resolution contributing $7,500 to the Telegraph Area Association Holiday Marketing Campaign. 
    Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170
    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,321-N.S.
     

  19. Charter Amendment:  Effective Date of Redistricting
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager develop a charter amendment providing that redistricting occur at a date after adjustments to the census count, if any, have been received, with elections from the new districts to be held at the next general election following this revised redistricting process; the amendment to be placed on the March 2002 ballot and worded such that, if approved by the voters, the charter amendment becomes effective immediately, and all current redistricting plans are voided, and old council districts remain in effect while new redistricting process takes place.
    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100
    Action:  Removed from Consent by Councilmember Shirek and held over to the meeting of November 13, 2001.
     

  20. Warning Siren for Jet Fuel Pipeline (to be delivered)
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation: 
    Request the City Manager evaluate as soon as possible the installation of a warning siren connected to the jet fuel pipeline in West Berkeley; work with Congresswoman Barbara Lee regarding potential funding sources; and report back to Council.
    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100
    Action:  Held over by Mayor Dean to the meeting of November 13, 2001.
     

  21. Reimbursement by University of California for Costs from Campus Incidents
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  1) Endorse the October 16 letter from Mayor Dean to UC Chancellor Berdahl requesting reimbursement for costs and damages incurred by the City as a consequence of campus social events sponsored by the University and held on campus but spilling over onto City streets; 2) include endorsement for the reimbursement of local businesses, property owners, and individuals for their costs and damages arising from the event; 3) establish this reimbursement as official City policy; and 4) refer this matter to the City Manager with a request that he explore the ramifications and details of the reimbursement policy and arrangements, and report back on progress made.
    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100
    Action:  Removed from Consent by Councilmember Shirek and held over to the meeting of November 13, 2001.
     

  22. Traffic Safety at Sixth and Virginia
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Request the Transportation Commission, in consultation with the Project Area Commission, and the City Manager immediately examine the traffic situation at Sixth and Virginia and determine what interim or permanent measures might be implemented to enhance the safety of that intersection.  A report back to Council to be made as soon as possible.
    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100
    Action:  Approved recommendation.
     

  23. School Traffic Safety Plans
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager 1) review progress on filing school traffic safety plans; 2) determine what the City needs to do to increase the effectiveness of those plans, including:  the installation of warning signs that drivers are in School Zones and need to decrease speed and enforcement of speed laws around schools and major street crossings to school zones; 3) do this on a systematic basis, starting with elementary public and private schools in the South quadrant of the City and moving northward, then reviewing intermediate school plans, and finally high schools; and 4) make reports to the 2x2 Committee on an incremental basis, with a final report to be made to Council.
    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100
    Action:  Approved recommendation.
     

  24. Berkeley Mutual Aid Agreements of Oakland Fire Station Rebuilding
    From:  Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager for evaluation the impact on Berkeley’s mutual aid agreements of the City of Oakland proposal to temporarily reduce both the number of firefighters on duty and equipment available while their 51st Street Station in North Oakland (Station 8) is rebuilt; and, if there is a negative impact, express our concern and consider what assistance, if any, Berkeley might be able to offer or what measures Berkeley should take internally to lessen that impact.
    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100
    Action:  Approved recommendation.
     

  25. Relocate Berkeley Free Folk Festival
    From:  Commission On Disability
    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution to provide funding in the amount of $5,000 to allow the Berkeley Free Folk Festival venue to take place at a larger and more accessible space with an accessible stage and for a sound system.
    Contact:  Don Brown, Secretary, 981-6346
    a.  City Manager Report
    Recommendation:  Currently there is not policy regarding accessibility requirements for City sponsored events.  As such the City Manager takes no position on this recommendation; however, the City Council may wish to direct the City Manager to explore the development of a policy regarding accessibility of City sponsored events.
    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300
     
    Actions:  Removed from Consent Calendar by Councilmember Maio.  A motion (Worthington/Maio) was severed and voted on as follows:
     
    Carried (Noes – Olds; Abstain – Hawley; Absent – Breland) to direct the City Manager to develop a policy regarding accessibility of City sponsored events and report back to Council and to adopt Resolution No. 61,322-N.S. authorizing $500 for sign interpreters for this year’s event.
     
    Failed (Abstain – Armstrong, Maio, Olds, Spring; Absent – Breland) to require the Festival to move next year’s event to a location that has  a larger and more accessible location and an accessible stage.
     
    Failed (Noes – Hawley, Olds; Abstain – Armstrong, Maio, Spring, Dean; Absent – Breland, Shirek) to approve funding for a sound system for next year’s event.

Presentation

  1. Report on the Status of the Human and Civil Rights of Homeless People Residing in the City of Berkeley
    Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 8, 981-7180
    Action:  Heard presentation.

Public Hearings

  1. Parking Rates at Center Street Garage
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution changing the start time for evening parking at the Center Street Garage from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. and increasing the evening flat rate from $2 to $4.
    Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 981-7300
     
    Public Testimony: 
    The Mayor opened the public hearing.  No speakers.  Moved, seconded, carried (Armstrong/Worthington; Absent - Breland) to close the public hearing.
     
    Actions:  Moved, seconded, carried (Hawley/Armstrong; Absent - Breland) to adopt Resolution No. 61,323-N.S. increasing flat rate fee to $4 and amended by Councilmember Armstrong to change the starting time for the flat rate to be 5:00 p.m.

    Moved, seconded, carried (Hawley/Armstrong;  Noes- Worthington; Absent – Breland) to direct staff to re-notice another public hearing so that Council may consider raising the flat rate to $5.
     

  2. Annual Business Assessment for the Downtown Berkeley Business Improvement District From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Conduct a Public Hearing, and upon conclusion adopt two resolutions to:  1) Confirming the 2002 Annual Report of the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), thereby levying an annual assessment for the Downtown BID for calendar year 2002; and 2) Authorizing the City Manager to execute a sole source contract and any amendments with the Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA) Main Street Program for $219,000 of Downtown BID funds to support Downtown revitalization.
    Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180
     
    Public Testimony: 
    The Mayor opened the public hearing.  No speakers.  Moved, seconded, carried (Hawley/Armstrong; Absent - Breland) to close the public hearing.
     
    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Armstrong/Maio; Absent – Breland) to adopt Resolution No. 61,324-N.S. and Resolution No. 61,325-N.S.
     
  3. Appeal:  2507-09 McGee Avenue
    a.  Appeal filed by Rash B. Ghosh,
    of the Zoning Adjustments Board decision of June 14, 2001, which declared the property located at 2507-2509 McGee Avenue a public nuisance.
    Contact:  Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900
    b.  City Manager Reports, September 25 and October 30, 2001
    Recommendation: 
    Conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion direct staff to prepare a Resolution declaring the property at 2507-09 a public nuisance and ordering its abatement.
    Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning and Development, 705-8102
    c.  Communications from:

    1. Miyuki Saito (includes oversized floor plan currently on file in City Clerk’s office)

    2. Rash Ghosh

    3. Rash Ghosh

    Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900
      
    Public Testimony:  Vice Mayor Shirek announced she would recuse herself and leave the room as the appellant had spoken with her prior to her knowing the matter was coming to the Council on appeal.  The Mayor opened the public hearing.  No speakers.  Moved, seconded, carried (Armstrong/Worthington; Absent – Breland, Shirek) to close the public hearing. 
     
    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Olds/Worthington; Abstain – Spring; Absent – Breland, Maio, Shirek) to direct the staff to prepare a resolution declaring the property at 2507-09 a public nuisance and ordering its abatement.
     

  4. General Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and continue the matter to the November 6, 2001 Council meeting.
    Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning & Development, 705-8102 
    a.  Communications

    1. David Snippen, Berkeley Design Advocates

    2. Andy Katz, Director ASUC City Affairs Lobby and Housing Commission and Josh Fryday, ASUC External Affairs Vice President

    3. Arlyce Currie, Program Director and Wilma F. Jordan, Child Care Resource Specialist, Bananas

    4. Alex Hildebrand and Ellen Dektar, Alameda County LINCC Project

    Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

     
    Public Testimony: 
    The Mayor opened the public hearing.  18 speakers.  The public hearing is continued to the meeting of November 6, 2001 as previously scheduled.

Action Calendar

  1. Status Report on Unreinforced Masonry Compliance Project (removed from Information Reports by Councilmember Olds and held over from October 16 meeting)
    From:  City Manager
    Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning & Development, 705-8102 
    Action:  Mayor Dean requested an update on Category 1 buildings.
     

  2. Effect of Referendum on Redistricting Ordinance; Possible related Charter Amendments
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:   Hold a discussion on effect of referendum on redistricting ordinance (plan) and possible related charter amendments.  If Council decides to place any charter amendments on the March 5, 2002 ballot, provide the City Attorney with direction to prepare the appropriate charter amendment language for Council approval at the meeting of November 13th.
    Contacts:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900; Manuela Albquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950
    Action:  Held over to meeting of November 13, 2001.

Information Reports

  1. Blood Drive (CF 159-01)
    From:  City Manager
    Contact:  Reginald Garcia, Fire, 981-3473
    Action:  Received and filed.
     

  2. Boycott of Philip Morris Products (CF 70-01)
    From:  City Manager
    Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health & Human Services, 981-5100
    Action:  Received and filed.
     

  3. Cable Television Rate
    From:  City Manager
    Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 981-7006
    Action:  Received and filed.
     

  4. Departmental Budget Monitoring Audit
    From:  City Auditor
    Contact:  Ann-Marie Hogan, City Auditor, 981-6750
    Action:  Received and filed.
     

  5. Landmarks Preservation Commission Notice of Decision:  Designating 1310 University Avenue - ‘Santa Fe Depot’ as a City of Berkeley Landmark
    From:  City Manager
    Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning Director, 705-8102
    Action:  Received and filed.

Communications

 

Action:  The following communications were read, noted and filed, unless otherwise noted: 

 

Page No.

  1. Maris Arnold, regarding racial profiling by the Berkeley Police Department. Worthington, Dean
     

  2. Anne Marselis, regarding College Avenue and Garber Street, two letters. Worthington, Dean
     

  3. Howie Muir, regarding smart growth. Maio, Dean 
     

  4. Leonard Schwartzburd, Ph.D., regarding cellular antenna ordinance issues. Spring, Dean
     

  5. Regarding display of American flags in Berkeley:
     
    Leon N. Tomlinson, Jason Hays, Darlene C. Forsyth, Christine Wingard, David Dyess, Eleanor Ambridge, Guy and Louise Bennett, Jack Sullivan, John Wayne Dammert, James F. Davis, Sherelyn Dalton, Bill and Lynn Russell, Gene, Fred Kelly, Purplghozt, Linda Fagan, Cindy Handler, Robert Grundowski, F. Leonard, Nancy Lanier, Laurence R. Schechter, Jack (theshadowknz), Fred Davis, Deana Floyd, Eric Garrison, Bob Shurtleff, Rjmkjb, Psychmj, Cheryl Bertsch, Susie Bohannon, Shelly Boblett, Redsunshine07, Kellie Wells, Idaed, Scott Barone, Cheryl Knight, Joyce Lease, Richard Crysler, George Sartain, E. Allgaier, Mary Jo Stevensen, Martin Hillman, Brian Kimball, Courtney Naramore, Mike Tenore, RN41UN92, two letters, Starr, Kitty Millard.
     

  6. Arden Johnson, regarding apparent land use violation at 1234 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Spring, Dean
     

  7. Marissa Nicole Shaw and Karen Craig, regarding Berkeley Free Folk Festival.
     

  8. Regarding proposed downzoning of one side of the 1100 block of Hearst Avenue.

    1. Karen Kho, Urban Ecology

    2. Mike Rogers

    3. Diana Murrell
       

  9. William Belford, copy of True Believer News.
     

  10. Santiago Casa and Brad Smith, regarding Community Involved Policing.  Spring, Maio, Worthington, Dean
     

  11. Doug Fielding, regarding playing fields on waterfront property.  Maio, Dean
     

  12. Rhiannon, regarding project at 1716 - 4th Street.
     

  13. Louren Moret, President, Scientists for Indigenous People, regarding possible site recommendation for Yucca Mountain. Spring, Worthington, Dean
     

  14. Regarding bombing of Afghanistan:
     
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SUPPLEMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS AND AGENDA REPORTS

 

Item 2 - Approval of Council Minutes - Corrections

  1. Mayor Dean corrections to Minutes.

Item 19 - Charter Amendment:  Effective Date of Redistricting

  1. Neighborhood Alliance

Item 21 - Reimbursement by University of California for Costs from Campus Incidents

  1. Kathy Berger, Telegraph Area Association

Item 22 - Traffic Safety at Sixth and Virginia

  1. Mayor Dean revised report

Item 29 - Appeal:  2507-09 McGee Avenue

  1. Rash Ghosh, two identical letters.

Item 30 - General Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report

  1. Ray Jefferson, President, Berkeley Chapter SEIU, Local 535

  2. Berkeley Path Wanderers Association (BPWA) Olds, Dean

  3. Carol Thornton, Chair, Parks and Recreation Commission Worthington, Dean

  4. Neighborhood Alliance

  5. Richard Register, Ecocity Builders.

Adjournment

 

Actions:  Moved, seconded, carried (Olds/Maio; Absent – Breland) to extend the meeting past 11:00 p.m. to finish the balance of the agenda.

 

Moved, seconded, failed (Armstrong/Hawley; Noes – Maio, Shirek, Spring; Abstain – Worthington; Absent – Breland) to suspend Council rules to extend the meeting past midnight.

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:57 p.m.


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