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SUMMARY
 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2001
 

Preliminary Matters

 

Roll Call:    7:00 p.m. – Absent - Breland

 

Ceremonial Matters: 

  1. Proclamation Honoring Barbara Oliver

  2. Commendations to the Berkeley Dragon Boat Team

  3. Welcome to Franklin Microsociety Magnet School

  4. Video on Holiday Shopping

Action:  Presented proclamations and showed video.

 

Comments from the City Manager

  1. EcoProgram Pass Update

  2. The Jazz School received a $100,000 loan from the City’s Economic Development Program

Comments from the Public:  Action:   14 speakers heard.

 

Youth Forum:   None.
 

Consent Calendar


Action: 
Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Armstrong; Absent - Breland) to adopt 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.  61,364–N.S.

     

  2. Minutes for Approval
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:
      Approve the minutes for Regular Council meeting of November 13, 2001.

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

    Action:  Approved minutes as revised by Mayor Dean.
     

  3. Waive Council Rules for December 18th Council Meeting

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Waive Council Rules to allow the City Manager to place priority action items on the agenda for the meeting of December 18, 2001.

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

    Action:  Approved recommendation.

     

  4. Annual Appropriations Ordinance Amendment (first reading 11/27/01 – unanimous)

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending FY 2002 Annual Appropriations Ordinance No. 6553-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

    Action:  Adopted Ordinance No. 6664–N.S. Effective January 10, 2002.

     

  5. Settlement Authority of City Attorney (first reading 11/27/01 – unanimous)

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt second 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

    Action:  Adopted Ordinance No. 6665–N.S. Effective January 10, 2002.

     

  6. Referendum Petition on Redistricting Ordinance (first reading 11/27/01 – unanimous)

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 6657-N.S., Adjustments to City Council District Boundaries.

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

    Action:  Adopted Ordinance No. 6666–N.S. Effective January 10, 2002.

     

  7. Disabled Access Ramps

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 23D.04.030.A.2. to allow ramps/lifts over 30 inches in height within the front yard or exterior side yard setback in all residential zones as a ministerial permit.

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

    Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance.  Second reading scheduled for December 18, 2001.

     

  8. Reasonable Accommodation Access to Fair Housing

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance adding Chapter 23B.52 to the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) to provide an opportunity for reasonable accommodation in the application of the City’s land use regulations by allowing for the modification of the zoning and subdivision regulations for persons with disabilities seeking access to housing without the necessity of obtaining a variance or use permit.

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

    Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance.  Second reading scheduled for December 18, 2001. 

     

  9. Contract:  Sanitary Sewer Project

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution 1) approving plans and specifications for the sanitary sewer project at Cragmont Avenue, Santa Barbara Road, Dwight Way and Warring Street; 2) accepting the bid of J. Howard Engineering, Inc.; and 3) authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $1,387,161, for a period of 150 calendar days.

    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,365–N.S.

     

  10. Purchase Order:  Compressed Natural Gas Street Sweepers

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution accepting the bid procedures of the City/County of San Francisco to satisfy the requirements of Berkeley Charter Section 67, and authorizing a purchase order with GCS Western Power and Equipment in an amount not to exceed $420,000 for two CNG powered street sweepers.

    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,366–N.S.

     

  11. Purchase Order:  Compressed Natural Gas Aerial Bucket Truck

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution accepting the bid procedures of the City/County of San Francisco to satisfy the requirements of Berkeley Charter Section 67, and authorizing a purchase order with Pacific Utility Equipment Company in an amount not to exceed $175,500 for a CNG aerial bucket truck.

    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,367–N.S.
     

  12. Definition and Regulation of Smoke Shops

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  1) Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 23E.36.030, Section 23E.40.030, Section 23E.44.030, Section 23E.48.030, Section 23E.52.030, Section 23E.56.030, Section 23E.60.030, Section 23E.68.030, Section 23E.64.030, to prohibit smoke shops with 1,400 feet of a school or park, to require a use permit for smoke shops, to add a new definition of smoke shop to Subtitle 23F, and to delete the portion of Section 23E.56.030 dealing with tobacco products and associated merchandise.

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

    Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance. Second reading scheduled for December 18, 2001.

     

  13. Volt Temporary Employment Agency Services

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing expenditures up to $44,000 for Volt Services Group, Inc. for temporary employment services for the Parks Department for the period July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002.

    Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 91-6700

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,368–N.S.

     

  14. Appleone Temporary Employment Agency Services

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing expenditures up to $45,000 for Appleone Employment Agency for temporary employment services for the Parks Department for the period July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002.

    Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 91-6700

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,369–N.S.

     

  15. Lease:  Police Substation

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Huck Rorick and Judith Ann Meyer for the Police Substation located at 3140 Martin Luther King Jr. Way and 3192 Adeline St., in an amount not to exceed $262,000 for a period of eighteen months with an option to extend an additional ten months.

    Contact:  Dash Butler, Police Chief, 981-5700

    Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance. Second reading scheduled for December 18, 2001.

     

  16. Contract:  Savo Island Project Area Loan

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing a loan agreement between the Berkeley Redevelopment Agency and the City Retiree Medical Trust Fund in the amount of $600,000 to provide assistance to affordable housing developments located in the Savo Island Project Area.

    Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 981-7006

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,370–N.S. 
     

  17. Contract:  Americorps National Civilian Community Corps Service Project

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps for neighborhood disaster preparedness organizing, at no cost to the City, for a period of twelve weeks beginning in late January.

    Contract:  Arrietta Chakos, City Manager, 981-7000

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,371–N.S.

     

  18. State Parks Bond Allocation for Aquatic Park Improvements

    From:  Councilmember Breland

    Recommendation:  Pursue a special allocation for Aquatic Park in the California State Legislature, selling the proposed 2002 State Parks Bond Allocation as a way to improve regional recreation.

    Contact:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 981-7120

    Action:  Approved recommendation.

               

  19. Budget Referral:  Citywide Creeks and Watersheds Coordinator and Task Force

    From:  Councilmember Maio and Mayor Dean

    Recommendation:  Refer to the budget process the establishment of a Creeks and Watersheds Coordinator in the Parks and Waterfront Department whose duties would include pursuing grants, and form a stakeholder task force (not to include Council-members) to plan the future of our creeks, further creek maintenance, daylighting and creek health, and to address creek and watershed-related issues.

    Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110; Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100

    Action:  Approved recommendation.

     

  20. Fee Waiver: KPFA Meetings

    From:  Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution waiving fees for KPFA’s meetings at North Berkeley Senior Center regarding the resolution of the crisis at Pacifica Radio.

    Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 8, 981-7180

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,372–N.S. (Noes – Hawley, Olds; Absent - Breland)

     

  21. Support High-Speed Rail Transit in Bay Area

    From:  Mayor Dean

    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution supporting a new transbay intercity rail crossing and a direct high speed service route between San Francisco-East Bay-Sacramento; and directing the City Clerk forward the Resolution to Governor Davis, the High-Speed Rail Transit Authority, Sacramento and Washington representatives, and state and federal lobbyists.

    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,373–N.S. (Noes  - Hawley) 

     

  22. Regulations of Psychic Consultation in Berkeley

    From:  Mayor Dean

    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager review the question of regulating the practice of extrasensory and psychic consulting in Berkeley and report back to Council with recommendations.

    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100

    Action:  Approved recommendation.

     

  23. Public Hearing on Public Safety Antenna

    From:  Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation:  Set a public hearing early on January 22nd regarding the findings of the consultants on the Public Safety Building antenna.

    Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 981-7140

    Action:  Approved recommendation to schedule a public hearing on January 22, 2002.

     

  24. NEQSS Environmental Impact Report

    From:  Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager write to UC Chancellor Berdahl and Vice Chancellor Denton and the UC Board of Regents asking that they recirculate a revised draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and request that after the final EIR is published that the public and the Council be given a month to review the documents before they are brought to the Regents for final certification.

    Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 981-7140

    Action:  Approved recommendation.

     

  25. Presentation: Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Ordinance (to be delivered)

    From:  Councilmember Maio

    Recommendation:  Approve a ten minute presentation by Kevin and Constance Sutton and other members of their citizens’ group concerning proposed amendments to the Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Ordinance in conjunction with the staff presentation on this proposed ordinance.

    Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110

    Action:  Approved recommendation allowing presentations by a citizen’s group and industry representatives.

     

  26. Conscientious Objection to War

    From:  Peace & Justice Commission

    Recommendation:  Establish a policy that all City staff who answer the City’s general information lines will be provided with written information from the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors about conscientious objection to war in order to advise refer people who call asking about issues of conscientious objection to war.

    Contact:  Manuel Hector, Secretary, 981-5110

    Actions:  Removed from Consent Calendar by Councilmember Olds.

     

    Moved, seconded  (Olds/Worthington) a motion to have staff that receives general phone calls to provide callers interested in obtaining information about conscientious objection to war and callers interested in obtaining information on enlisting in the armed forces with the phone numbers for either the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors or Armed Forces Recruitment depending on the caller’s request.

     

    This motion was severed and voted on as follows:

     

    Carried (Noes – Olds; Absent – Armstrong, Breland) to provide callers interested in obtaining information about conscientious objection to war with the phone number of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors.

     

    Failed (Noes – Maio, Spring, Worthington; Absent – Armstrong, Breland, Shirek) to provide callers interested in obtaining information on enlisting in the armed forces with the phone number of an Armed Forces Recruitment Office.

     

  27. Support for Radio Station KPFA

    From:  Civic Arts Commission

    Recommendation:  Send a letter to Jim Bennett, KPFA General Manager: 1) supporting radio station KPFA-FM for its vital role in the Berkeley arts community, as a source of news and information not provided through other media sources, and as a networking resource and information center for the many cultures and artists who call Berkeley home and whose voices are not heard elsewhere; 2) without KPFA, many of the City’s non-profit arts organizations would not reach as wide an audience and their own programs would greatly suffer; and 3) through its presence, KPFA helps provide the City with a true sense of community.

    Contact:  Mary Ann Merker, Secretary, 705-8183

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Concurs with the content and recommendation of the Commission.

    Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180

    Action:  Approved recommendation.

Presentation

  1. Parent Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Our Schools

    Contact:  Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 981-7120

    Action:  The City Manager held over the presentation to January 22, 2002 meeting.

Action Calendar

 

Appeals:

  1. Zoning Appeal of Use Permit 99-20000186 – 1521 LaLoma Avenue
    a.
      Appeal filed by Bruce Jackan and Beth Simmons of the Zoning Adjustments Board decision of September 13, 2001, which denied without prejudice a use permit to construct a 1,572 square foot major residential second-story addition to an existing 1,978 square foot one-story single family house at 1521 LaLoma Avenue.

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

    b.  City Manager Report
    Recommendation: 
    Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board to deny the project at 1521 LaLoma and dismissing the appeal.
    Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning and Development, 705-8102

    c.  Communications:

         1.  Tom & Nancy Genn

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

    Action:  Moved to Consent Calendar by Councilmember Armstrong.  Adopted Resolution No. 61,374–N.S. affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board and dismissing the appeal.

Priority:

  1. General Plan Discussion

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Council discussion and action on proposed amendments to draft General Plan Housing, Land Use, and Transportation Elements.

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

    Action:  Council made several motions giving direction to staff on which items should be added as amendments to Housing, Land Use and Transportation Elements and be brought back on December 18, 2001.  Council will consider and vote on the EIR and the Housing, Land Use and Transportation Elements at the meeting of December 18, 2001.

     

  2. Additional Winter Shelter Capacity at the Oakland Army Base (to be delivered)

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a resolution:  a) allocating $33,600 in general funds to expand current winter shelter capacity at the Joint Winter Shelter at the Oakland Army Base; and b) authorizing a contract amendment, as necessary, with the City of Oakland Community and Economic Development Agency and with Operation Dignity to reflect increased program costs not to exceed $33,600 for additional shelter capacity for the period December 15th through April 15th, 2002.

    Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

    Action:  Moved to the Consent Calendar by Councilmember Worthington and adopted Resolution No. 61,375-N.S.

     

  3. Wireless Telecommunications Antennas and Facilities

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance proposed by Staff regulating the siting, installation, and operation of wireless telecommunications antennas and related facilities for cellular and mobile phones and personal communications systems that are located on property other than the public right of way by adding Chapter 23C.17 to the Berkeley Municipal Code relating to wireless telecommunications facilities, amending Subsection 23F.040.010 by adding new definitions, and amending Sections 23C.20.030A, 23E.40.020B, 23D.16.030 through 23D.44.030 and Sections 23E.40.030 through 23E.84.030 regarding Use Permit requirements.

    Contact:  Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 705-8130

    Actions:  Moved, seconded, carried (Armstrong/Hawley; Noes – Worthington; Abstain – Olds; Absent – Breland) to adopt first reading of the Ordinance as proposed by the Planning Commission and amended to include language regarding more frequent inspections as proposed in Item 9 of the letter from Erica Etelson dated December 2, 2001. Second reading scheduled for December 18, 2001.

Old Business:

  1. Minutes for Approval (held over by Mayor Dean from 11/13/01)
    From:  City Manager
    Recommendation:
      Approve the minutes for Regular Council meeting of October 30, 2001.
    Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

    Action:  Held over by Mayor Dean to the meeting of December 18, 2001.

     

  2. National Tritium Labeling Facility Decontamination (held over by Councilmember Armstrong from 11/27/01)

    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

    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Armstrong) to adopt Resolution No. 61,376 as presented and holding over proposed amendments to January 22, 2002 meeting.

     

  3. California Youth Vote Platform (held over by Councilmember Armstrong from 11/27/01)

    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

    Actions:  Moved, seconded, carried (Armstrong/Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 61,377-N.S. as amended by a severed vote to eliminate bulleted item 2, which supports statewide policy to allow Californians to register and vote on election day.

     

    Carried (Absent – Breland) to adopt Resolution to include all proposals with the exception of supporting statewide policy to allow Californians to register and vote on election day.

     

    Failed (Noes – Armstrong, Hawley, Dean; Absent – Breland, Olds) to support as part of the resolution a statewide policy to allow Californians to register and vote on election day.

     

  4. Promoting Berkeley Businesses (held over by Councilmember Olds from 11/27/01)

    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

    Action:  Held over to January 22, 2002 meeting by Councilmember Maio.

     

  5. Free Transit for Holiday Shoppers (held over by Councilmember Spring from 11/27/01)

    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

    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Spring/Hawley;  Absent – Armstrong, Breland) to refer this to the City Manager and to ask that  he also come back with costs for both transit and free parking programs and further amended by Councilmember Worthington to include also working with other commercial districts in addition to the downtown.

New Business:

  1. Community Energy Plan                       

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to release $481,000 from the General Fund for energy programs and accept a list of technologies as those measures which will be considered in the City’s alternative resources portfolio.

    Contact:  Steve Barton, Housing, 981-5400
     

    Actions:  Moved, seconded, failed (Shirek/Olds; Noes – Worthington; Abstain – Spring; Absent – Armstrong, Breland, Maio) the City Manager’s recommendation.

     

    Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Spring; Absent – Armstrong, Breland) to adopt Resolution No. 61,378-N.S. approving the City Manager’s recommendation with direction to staff that the first $25,000 of any savings realized as a result of implemented energy savings programs will be designated for the public power program.

     

  2. Green Building Initiative

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution 1) authorizing an allocation of $67,145 in FY 2002 and $96,145 in FY 2003, as part of the Energy Plan, to fund the Berkeley Green Building Initiative; and 2) authorizing the City Manager to a) hire a Green Building Coordinator on a two-year project basis, to manage the Green Building Initiative, prepare an implementation plan and report annually to Council; and b) develop green building standards for all City design, construction, operation, and maintenance practices including appropriate City funded projects by December 2002.

    Contact:  Steve Barton, Housing, 981-5400; Carol Barrett, Planning and Development, 705-8102; Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180

    Action:  Moved to Consent by Councilmember Worthington.  Adopted Resolution No. 61,379–N.S.

     

  3. Wood Burning Appliance Restrictions

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Title 19 (Building and Construction), by adding Section 19.28.195, Wood-burning Appliances.

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

    Action:  Moved to Consent by Councilmember Hawley.  Adopted first reading of Ordinance. Second reading scheduled for December 18, 2001.

     

  4. Redistricting Timeline

    From:  Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation:  Reconsider the timeline/schedule for redistricting given up to date information regarding census department update.

    Contact:  Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 981-7140

    Action:   Withdrawn by Councilmember Spring.

 Information Reports

  1. Update on Disaster Resistant Community Project

    From:  City Manager

    Contact:  Arrietta Chakos, City Manager’s Office, 981-7000

    Action:  Received and filed.

     

  2. Formal Bid Solicitations

    From:  City Manager

    Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

    Action:  Received and filed.

     

  3. BART to Art (CF 123-01)

    From:  City Manager

    Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180

    Action:  Received and filed.

     

  4. Holiday Shopping (CF 201-01)

    From:  City Manager

    Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180 

    Action:  Received and filed.

     

  5. Policies in Support of Renewable Energy Sources (CF 185-01)

    From:  City Manager

    Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

    Action:  Received and filed.

Communications


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

 

Page No.

  1. Regarding the Afghanistan resolution:

     

    K.T. Lengfield, Julian Weissglass, TAZMAIL, Joel Hildebrandt, Dino Beluggi, Mark Riggs, Sarah B. Hearon, Gene Wade, Jan Sherburn, James E. Whitsett, President, Jimmy Z Transport, Fred Okrand, E. Mayers, Dr. Allan Redeker, M.D., Anonymous, Lois Dobrish, Sarah M. Brown, Fernando Pro, Anonymous, Donald A. Good (letter was signed by 11 other people, also), Jerry Tate, Greg Auten, Robert & Avanelle Oberlin, David Martin, Leuren Moret, Jack Wilson, Andrew Bishop, William Peery, Paul Grunland.

     

  2. Sylvia K. Lowrance, EPA, regarding lawsuits against older power plants.

     

  3. Susana Wappenstein, regarding zoning.

     

  4. Ray Dobard, regarding the selection of real-time translators.

     

  5. Kristina Almquist, regarding comments on Mayor Dean’s reaction to increased UC enrollment.

     

  6. Ellen Garvey, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, regarding the funding for wood smoke pollution education.

       

  7. Regarding the rezoning of 1100 Hearst from R3 to R2A:

     

    Sandra Hrdlicka, Howie Muir, Randy Hester & Marcia McNally.

     

  8. Anonymous, regarding the conspiracy theory of history.

     

  9. Walter Wood, regarding crime prevention.

     

  10. Howie Muir, regarding background for 2700 San Pablo Avenue. (Spring)

     

  11. Terry Cochrell, regarding City Hall.

     

  12. Terry Cochrell, regarding Berkeley South Pool.

     

  13. Regarding Brothers liquor store: (Maio, Spring,  Worthington, Dean)

     

    Deborah Barer, Douglas W. James, Jennifer Elrod, Victoria Ortiz, Janice Greenberg, Mikel Clifford.

     

  14. Regarding the General Plan:

     

    Bob Price, Susan Kegley, David Dunkle, Janet Martinez, Emily Longfellow – Miller, Starr, & Regalia, Michael Katz, Anonymous, Amy Vogelsang, Sarah Bachelt, Michael Olin, Mike Pucher, Aurinder E. Jones, Mark Gottlieb, Dan Fries, Sarofini Hirshceifer, Michael DiGiorgio, Lisa Crouch, Geoffrey P. Butts, Ilysia Shattuck, Sidy Mohared Diallo, Kathy Bashtad, Shannon Tracey, Christine Cherdboonmuang, Lindsay Taub, Sarah Montgomery, Kristina Perry, Isobel Schneider, Scott Goldsborough, Carla Hyman, Roya L. Arasteh, Peter Ralph, Gillis Lemieux, Adrian Cohen, Rita Tidwell, Rachel Simpson, Jonathan Feldman, Sara Friedman, Jeffrey R. Watson, Megan Konar, Elizabeth Johnson, Paige Williams, Courtney Fogal, Oscar Michel, Danielle Neils, Shannon Carroll, Jonathan Pilch, Tamar Margolit, Matt Murray, Renee Cook, Cindy Wu, Shirley Kim, Andrei Gadson, Marco Barrantes, Peter A. Alvarado, Jorge Baehringer, Winthrop B. Walker, Francisco Oasique, Diuali Huger, Joe Carrol, John H. Mitchell, D. Schweter & J.S. Siebert, Karla James, Michael Margulies, David Cohen, Penny Leff, Zachary Foeire, Robert Greeley, Jane Martin, Daniel L. Cardoza, Eduardo Salazar, Amy Chen, Raja Mehba, Eric McCaughrin, Angie Zeng, Christina Mulvey, Josephine Arasteh, Wendy Alfsen.

     

  15. Adele Schenker, regarding Lee Ranadive, the hot tub at 2209 Prince Street, and the ZAB meeting of October 11, 2001. (Maio)

     

  16. Ken Bukowski, regarding the Capitol Corridor report.

     

  17. Linda Maio, regarding New York Times article:  Census Said to Misplace Many Prisons and Dorms.

     

  18. OEnone & Matthew Youngblood, regarding aquatic park expansion.

     

  19. Anonymous, regarding the Boy Scouts.

     

  20. Ann Sieck, regarding parking.

     

  21. Kalief Lahutt, regarding jail into shelter project.

     

  22. Regarding wireless telecommunications: (Spring)

     

    Erica Etelson, Constance & Kevin Sutton

SUPPLEMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS AND AGENDA REPORTS

 

Item 2 & 33 – Supplemental Pages – Minutes for Approval from City Clerk

 

Item 18 - Aquatic Park Improvements

  1. Randall & Leslie Morelli

  2. Terri Giamartino

  3. Paula Buel

  4. Philip Morton

  5. Christine W. Kiefer

  6. Rachel Crossman

  7. Katy Wilson

  8. Gordon Wozniak

  9. Zasa & Stephen Swanson

  10. Steve Anderson

Item 24 - NEQSS Environmental Impact Report

  1. Frederica Drotos

  2. Hilary Bendich

Item 29 - Zoning Appeal of Use Permit 99-20000186 – 1521 La Loma Avenue

  1. Petition, signed by 30 people.

Item 30 - Regarding the General Plan:

  1. Downtown Berkeley Association petition containing 583 signatures.

  2. Daniel Dole

  3. Al Wasserman

  4. Jane Marie Hernandez

  5. Eric Weaver

  6. Teri Goodman

  7. Jack Sawyer

  8. Debra Taylor

  9. Rita Maran

  10. Susan Zieger

  11. Meaveen O’Connor

  12. Nancy Thompson

  13. Jeff Ang-Olson

  14. Katharine Gale

  15. Jessica Fiedler

  16. Kathleen Matthews

  17. Elaine Monney

  18. David C. Woodruff

  19. Nancy Ahanba

  20. Frank Wicker

  21. John Steere

  22. James G. Doherty

  23. Michael O’ Leary

  24. Lucy Lewis

  25. Howie Muir (5 letters)

  26. Mitch Cohen

  27. Kirstin Miller (2 letters)

  28. Wendy Alfsen

  29. Merrilie Mitchell

  30. Lynne Elizabeth

  31. Clifford J. Fred

  32. Eric Ferry

  33. City Manager Supplemental Reports

  34. Councilmembers Linda Maio & Dona Spring

Item 32 – Wireless Telecommunications Antennas and Facilities

  1. Constance & Kevin Sutton

  2. Kate Bernier

  3. Leonard  Schwartzburd

Item 34 - National Tritium Labeling Facility Decontamination

  1. Pamela Sihvola & L.A. Wood

  2. Leuren Moret

Item 39 – Green Building Initiative

  1. Lynne Elizabeth         

Adjournment

 

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried ( Hawley/Olds; Noes – Spring; Worthington; Absent – Armstrong; Breland) to amend Council rules to extend the meeting to 11:30 p.m.

 

Adjourned at  11:19 p.m.


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