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BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

City Council Chambers:  2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way

  

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2001

SUMMARY
 

Preliminary Matters

 

Roll Call:  7:02 p.m. – All Present

 

Comments From The Public:  16
 

Action Calendar

  1. General Plan Discussion (to be delivered)

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Council discussion on the General Plan including: 1) focusing on the Housing Element as well as reviewing remaining issues list and policy alternatives; 2) deciding which policy alternatives should be placed on the General Plan Amendment List; and 3) discussion of process and time line for adoption of the General Plan.

    Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning and Development, 705-8102 

     

    Action:  Moved, seconded, failed (Hawley/Armstrong; Noes – Breland, Maio, Shirek, Spring, Worthington) a substitute motion to approve staff recommendations and certify the Environmental Impact Report and adopt the Housing Element and Land Use Element of the General Plan by December 18, 2001.

     

    Actions:  A motion (Spring/Maio) was severed and voted on as follows:

     

    Carried (Spring/Maio; Noes - Armstrong, Hawley, Olds, Dean) to approve staff recommendations and certify the Environmental Impact Report and adopt the Housing Element, Land Use Element, and Transportation Element of the General Plan by December 18, 2001;

     

    Carried (Spring/Maio; Noes - Armstrong, Hawley, Olds, Dean) a severed motion that any further issues and amendments to the three elements be submitted to the City Manager by noon on Friday, December 7, and distributed in written form to the Council and available to the public by 5:00 p.m. in order to provide an opportunity for public comment on December 11.

     

    Carried (unanimously) to approve staff’s recommended amendments to the Housing Element: 1) Inclusion of a new policy clarifying the City’s intent to meet its Regional Housing Needs Determination; 2) Revisions to Policy H-33 regarding University of California housing to ensure consistency with the Land Use Element; 3) Inclusion of additional data and information in the Housing Appendix to ensure compliance with state requirements; and Revisions to Land Use Policies LU-18 (Downtown Affordable Housing) and Policy LU-25 (Affordable Housing Development) to ensure consistency with State law regarding density bonuses.

Communications

 

The following communications were read, noted, and filed:

  1. Merrilie Mitchell

  2. Vincent Rubino

  SUPPLEMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Suzanne Waligore

  2. Austene W. Hall

  3. Susan Muscarella

  4. Pat Hanscom

  5. Alan Kropp

  6. Brian T. Hirahara

  7. Richard Roos-Collins

  8. Ted Gartner

  9. Clifford Fred

Adjournment

                       

The meeting adjourned at 9:52 p.m.


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