Regular Meeting eAgenda
July 16
, 2002

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AGENDA

 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

 

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2002
 

Preliminary Matters


Roll Call: 7:00 p.m.

Comments from the City Manager: The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report.   The Council will not take action on such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for discussion.

Comments from the Public: A total of 30 minutes is scheduled.   Each speaker is limited to a maximum of 3 minutes.

Council Action: The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda.

Consent Calendar

The Council will consider removal and addition of items to the Consent Calendar prior to voting on the Consent Calendar.   All items remaining on the Consent Calendar will be approved in one motion.   Items removed from the Consent Calendar will be held over to the next meeting unless the City Manager requests action due to priority.

  1. Restrictions on Barbecues and Fires on Public Property (PDF, 301 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance adding Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 6.15 entitled “Restrictions on Barbecues and Fires on Public Property.”
    Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney 981-6950
  2. Contract: Legislative Representation Services (PDF, 201 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $49,970 with Lynn Suter & Associates to provide the City with legislative representation services in Sacramento from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003.
    Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager 981-7000

  3. Contract: The Berkeley Alliance (PDF, 570 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with the Berkeley Alliance for $80,000 to provide administrative support and project services for this partnership endeavor with the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) and the UC Berkeley (UCB) campus from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003.
    Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager 981-7000

  4. Contract: South Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation (PDF, 633 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend a contract with the South Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation (SBNDC) by increasing the amount of the contract by $24,835 to $98,670 for the period August 3, 2001 to December 31, 2003 and to amend the Scope of Services to provide for the SBNDC’s planned activities by its Board and Executive Director for Fiscal Year 2003.
    Contact: Thomas Myers, Economic Development, 705-8180

  5. Contract: Economic Revitalization and Community Development, Telegraph/Southside (PDF, 950 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in the amount of $54,000 with the Telegraph Area Association (TAA) to support economic revitalization and community development in the Telegraph/Southside neighborhood for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2003.
    Contact: Tom Myers, Economic Development, 705-8123

  6. Contract: Bank of the West (PDF, 1 MB)
    From:City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase the contract amount for banking services with Bank of the West in an amount not to exceed $383,000 for a term ending June 30, 2003.
    Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

  7. Contract: Energy Efficient Products (PDF, 560 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a sole source contract and any amendments with the Ecology Center for marketing services related to the bulk purchase of energy efficient products and materials in the amount of $40,000 for the period June 1, 2002 to August 31, 2003.
    Contact: Stephen Burton, Housing, 981-5400

  8. Purchase Order: Temporary Employment Services (PDF, 116 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution increasing the purchase order by $17,000 with Volt Service Group for a total amount not to exceed $42,000 for temporary employee services for the Police Department.
    Contact: Dash Butler, Police, 981-5700

  9. Grant: Computer Equipment for Police Department (PDF, 131 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept $62,144 in grant funding from the State of California, California Law Enforcement Equipment Program (CLEEP), to purchase computer equipment.
    Contact: Dash Butler, Police, 981-5700

  10. Parking Prohibited in Marina Areas (PDF, 137 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt first reading of Ordinance amending the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) to add section 6.20.255 to prohibit parking of all vehicles and trailers between 2:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. daily on designated streets in the Berkeley Marina area.
    Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7000

     

  11. Maintaining a Fire Break along Buffer Zone (PDF, 94 KB)
    From:Councilmember Olds
    Recommendation: Send a letter to the East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) requesting they immediately restore a program to maintain a fire break along the buffer zone between Berkeley and Tilden Park.
    Contact: Betty Olds, District 6, 981-7160

     

  12. Map of Berkeley Footpaths on or Linked to City Website (PDF, 84 KB)
    From: Mayor Dean
    Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager the expansion of the City Website to include the newly published map of the Berkeley footpaths by the Berkeley Path Wanderers Association.
    Contact: Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100

  13. Support AB 2739: Multilingual Services (PDF, 132 KB)
    From: Mayor Dean
    Recommendation: 1) Support AB 2739 requiring the provision of cultural and linguistic services to limited English-proficient patients (LEP) of Healthy Families and Medi-Cal (Patients) and by every provider contracting with the State to provide Healthy Families and Medi-Cal services (Providers), such as Kaiser and Blue Cross; and 2) ask the City Clerk to notify the bill sponsor, the City’s Sacramento legislators and lobbyist.
    Contact: Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100

  14. Recycling of Radioactive Waste into Household Items (PDF, 561 KB)
    From: Councilmember Spring
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution, and prior to the end of the comment period on July 29, 2002, send a letter to the Secretaries of the US NRC, US DOT and US DOE, Representative Lee and Senators Boxer and Feinstein,
    1) expressing great concern and opposition to the proposed rules that would
    a) deregulate radioactive wastes and materials, b) allow the deliberate dispersal of radioactive materials into raw materials, products, the market place and our surroundings, and c)   weaken domestic nuclear transport regulations; and
    2) requesting the US and international governments prohibit release of radioactive waste and materials from nuclear power and weapons into the marketplace.
    Contact: Dona Spring, District 4, 981-7140

  15. Arctic Wildlife Refuge (PDF, 739 KB)
    From: Councilmember Spring
    Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager a selective purchasing resolution requiring the City to refrain from knowingly purchasing goods or services from a company that purchases, leases or develops oil fields in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; 2) request that the City Manager write a letter to the head of the four companies that want to drill in the refuge informing them of the Council’s opposition to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; and
    3) send a letter to Berkeley’s federal elected officials urging them to support the Arctic Refuge Wilderness bill and designate the coastal plain as a protected wilderness area.
    Contact: Dona Spring, District 4, 981-7140

  16. Grant Funding Recommendations for the Arts (PDF, 345 KB)
    From: Civic Arts Commission
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the Civic Arts Commission funding recommendations authorizing 61 grants to various organizations to support arts and cultural activities during FY 2003 in the amount of $257,716.
    a.        From: City Manager
    Recommendation: The City Manager concurs with the Commission report.
    Contact: Mary Ann Merker, Secretary, 705-8183

  17. California Statewide Pedestrian Bills (PDF, 242 KB)
    From: Transportation Commission
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution supporting the California Statewide Pedestrian Bills AB 1886, AB 1058, SB 1636, SB 1555; opposing SB1918 and federal Bill SB 2024; and communicating to the California State Legislation the importance of supporting pedestrian-related safety bills.
    a.        From: City Manager
    Recommendation: The City Manager concurs with the Commission report.
    Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7000

     

Action Calendar – Priority

  1. Transfer of Cable Franchise (PDF, 10 MB) (held over from 6/25/02)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution denying ‘local consent’ to the transfer of control of the AT&T cable franchise to AT&T Comcast.
    Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager 981-7000

Action Calendar – Public Hearings

  1. Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District (PDF, 1 MB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution confirming the Annual Report on the Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District for Fiscal Year 2002 and levying assessments in the District for Fiscal Year 2003.
    Contact: Tom Myers, Economic Development, 705-8123
     
  2. Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area (PDF, 471 KB)
    From: Advisory Board for the Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area
    Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution confirming the Annual Assessment Report for the Elmwood Theater and Business Improvement District for Fiscal Year 2002 and levying assessments in the Area for Fiscal Year 2003.
    a.        From: City Manager
    Recommendation: The City Manager concurs with the content and recommendations of the Commission’s report.
    Contact: Dave Fogarty, Secretary, 705-8184
  3. Planning and Development Fees (PDF, 1 MB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution amending Chapter B of Exhibit A of Resolution No 61,578–N.S. to include: 1) fees for General Plan and Specific Plan amendments, re-zoning/ reclassification requests, Waterfront Master Development Plan permits and dedicated project review of Use Permit applications; 2) language clarifying the administration of these fees: permitting progress billings, requiring prompt payment and describing the possible consequences for failure to pay; and 3) corrections to the hourly rate for Use Permit applications and Design Review projects valued over $5,000,000 and the description of the fee for preparing and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) or Expanded Initial Study.
    Contact: Carol Barrett, Planning, 705-8105

  4. Final Environmental Impact Report and Use Permits: 3000 Shasta Road Fire Station  
    1. Appeal filed by Mr. Sanford M. Skaggs, Attorney, representing Mr. And Mrs. Cukor (PDF, 3 MB) of the Zoning Adjustments Board decision of March 14,2002, approving the project.
      Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

    2. Appeal filed by Irene Winston (PDF, 121 KB) of the Zoning Adjustments Board decision of March 14,2002, approving the project.
      Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

    3. City Manager Report of June 11, 2002 (PDF, 3 MB)
      Attachments:
      Recommendation:
      Set a public hearing on the Zoning Adjustments Board decision to approve the following permits: 1) Use Permit to construct and operate a fire station in the R-1 Single Family Residential District; 2) Use Permit to allow parking within the required front yard; 3) Variance to allow an approximately 36 foot wide driveway at the property line at 3000 Shasta Road.
      Contact:   Carol Barrett, Planning and Development, 705-8102
       
    1. City Manager Report of July 16, 2002 (to be delivered)
      Attachments:

        

      Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution to: 1) certify an Environmental Impact Report; 2) approve Use Permit to allow parking within the required front yard; and 3) approve Variance #01-10000057 to allow an approximately 36 foot wide driveway at the property line at the 3000 Shasta Road fire station
      Contact: Carol Barrett, Planning, 705-8105

    2. Communications Submitted for June 11, 2002 (PDF, 2.2 MB)
      1.        David and Marilyn Nasatir
      2.        Barbara Gilbert
      3.        David J.Ourisman
      4.        Alyce Tom
      5.        George Leitmann
      6.        John Panozzo
      7.        John and Jane Dang
      8.        Julie Stokstad
      9.        Katharine Young
      10.        Marie Wilson
      11.        Patricia Scott
      12.        Lawrence and Vivian Talbot
      13.        Robert Flasher
      14.        Tom & Marge Madigan
      15.        Harold Wilensky and Mary Sharman
      16.        Joanne Kerbavaz, Alameda & Contra Costa Counties CA Native Plant Society
      17.        Annie-May de Bresson
      18.        Polly Robbins White
      19.        Lauren Armstrong
      20.        Collin Murphy
      21.        Vonnie Gurgin
      22.        Priscilla Birge
      23.        Louise Larson

    3. Supplemental Communication Submitted for June 11, 2002 
      1.        Eric Rakowski, Yen Trac
      2.        Professor Erwin and Natalie Hahn
      3.        Laurie Stevens and La Dell Dangerfield III
      4.        Roger Hamilton
      5.        Frank Norick and Donna Garaventa
      6.        Helen Lewy
      7.        Austin Olson
      8.        Sibyl Donn
      9.        Surinder Brar
      10.        Betty and Frank Saarni
      11.        Gay Rose Soque
      12.        Nancy Brenner
      13.        Cary and Denise Lapidus
      14.        Robert and Barbara Allen
      15.        Jerome and Joy Carlin
      16.        Hung-Hsi Wu
      17.        June Jirhirin
      18.        Thom Seaton
      19.        Patricia Wong
      20.        Baird and Mary Ann Whaley
      21.        Geraldine Stokes
      22.        Genevieve Dreyfus
      23.        Jane and James Ware
      24.        Bruce Smith
      25.        Ralph and Bessie Gish
      26.        Alice Kahn
      27.        Barbara and Ray Addicott
      28.        Lynn Richards
      29.        Thomas and Jeanne Olson
      30.        Rita Friedman
      31.        Ruth Maguire
      32.        Juliann Beckendorf
      33.        Thomas Cline and Barbara Meyer
      34.        Richard and Linda Scheffer
      35.        Margareta and Carlo Sequin
      36.        Alan and Sharonn Gittelsohn
      37.        Gerd Rosenblatt
      38.        Bruce Ackerman
      39.        Nirmal Das
      40.        Hildegarde Wilson
      41.        Mary Lou Chapman
      42.        Steven Beckendorf
      43.        William, Suzanne and Bradford Berry
      44.        Jack Washburn
      45.        Lawrence Stark
      46.        Zvezdelina Stankova
      47.        Kuniko Weltin-Wu
      48.        Stanley Michael
      49.        Alison Greene and Don Moats
      50.        Pat Wadleigh
      51.        David Baer Tierkel
      52.        Robert and Barbara Allen
      53.        Catherine Dower
      54.        Victoria Belco
      55.        John McCarthy
      56.        Marc and Jan Rieffel
      57.        Joan Lester
      58.        Sidney and George Ferrell
      59.        Natalie and Ferdianand Leimkuhler
      60.        Nelson and Kathy Graburn
      61.        Charlotte Rieger
      62.        Cathy and Jack Romanski
      63.        Edgar Knobloch
      64.        Ruth Gorevin
      65.        Jean Atthowe
      66.        Betty Parsons
      67.        Lucy Campbell
      68.        Harry and Kathleen Heckman
      69.        Frank and Bliss De Natale (2)
      70.        Harold and Amy Bush
      71.        Paul and Marnie Peterson
      72.        Howard Gruber
      73.        Alice Gruber
      74.        Rex Dietderich
      75.        George Leonoff
      76.        Audrey Sabol
      77.        Elizabeth Pulling
      78.        Jim Lunt
      79.        Georjana Barnes
      80.        David Drubin
      81.        Jeanne Mueller
      82.        Barbara Hirschlee
      83.        Patricia DiRubbo
      84.        Ted Johnston
      85.        Ehtel and Wallace MacMillan
      86.        Wosene Worke Kosrof
      87.        Jacque Ensign
      88.        Jay Claiborne
      89.        Nancy Steele
      90.        Joseph Deuere
      91.        Elizabeth Deuere
      92.        Penelope Hanan-Dahmen
      93.        Gloria Bowles
      94.        Jeanne and Joseph Landisman
      95.        Rhea Garboos
      96.        Winston Thomas
      97.        Kirk Mitchel
      98.        Harold and Amy Bush
      99.        Carol Shon
      100.        Kate Frankel
      101.        Casey Drubin
      102.        Dr. Glen Keator
      103.        Wayne Curt Huber
      104.        Milton and Dorothy Mozen
      105.        Sun Family
      106.        Beatriz Manz and Harley Shaiken
      107.        Reiko Weltin
      108.        Judith and Joseph Workman
      109.        Bill McClung
      110.        Katherine Rendahl and Donald Rio
      111.        Clarence and Carol Weinmann
      112.        Fire Safety Commission
       
    4. Communications Submitted for July 16, 2002 (PDF, 1 MB)
      1.        Pauline and John Velton 
      2.        Lynn and Donald Glaser 
      3.        William Craig 
      4.        Robert H. and Frances V. Whitman 
      5.        Sally S. Senior 
      6.        Holly Wilson.
      7.        Janice Thomas, President-Panoramic Hill Association           
      8.        Collin G. Murphy 
      9.        Jo Ann   and Tom Moseley 
      10.        Austin C. Olsen 
      11.        Professor Charles S. Chihara and Professor Carol J. Chihara 
      12.        Kevin Hurley 
      13.        Alan and Sharon Gittelsohn 
      14.        Sylvia Rock 
      15.        Edith McClusky Zinn and Donald S. Zinn 
      16.        Stephen Jong 
      17.        Kirk G. Mitchel 
      18.        Diane Dowall
      19.        Peter Johansson 
      20.        William and Virginia Baker 
      21.        Mina and Jim Jenner 
      22.        John Armitage

    NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: If you object to a decision by the City Council to approve or deny a use permit or variance for a project the following requirements and restrictions apply:
    1) No lawsuit challenging a City decision to deny (Code Civ.Proc. '1094.6(b)) or approve (Gov.Code '65009(c)(5)) a use permit or variance may be filed more than 90 days after the date the Notice of Decision of the action of the City Council is mailed. Any lawsuit not filed within that 90-day period will be barred.   2) In any lawsuit that may be filed against a City Council decision to approve or deny a use permit or variance, the issues and evidence will be limited to those raised by you or someone else, orally or in writing, at a public hearing or prior to the close of the last public hearing on the project.

     

    Communications (PDF, 4 KB)

    Council rules limit action on Communications to referral to the City Manager and/or Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations.

    Page No.

    1. Traffic Calming
      1.        Kelly Hammargren and Hank Clayton
      2.        Rachel Beckett and Dari Gordon
      3.        Petition from inhabitants of Bancroft Way - between Sacramento and Martin Luther King Jr. Way (66 signature)
         
    2. Buffer Zone Using Goats
      1. Letter from Summit Road Neighborhood Association (29 signatures)
         
    3. Skateboarding as Transportation
      1. Jillian Doke-Magruder
         
    4. Home at Last
      1. Alan Katz, Home at Last
         
    5. General Plan Policy T-20 Correction Request
      1. Kate Nichol
         
    6. Pledge of Allegiance
      1. Roger Phillips
         
    7. Anti-terrorism Legislation
      1. Barbara Boxer
       

    Adjournment