Regular Meeting eAgenda
July 23
, 2002

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AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2002
 

Preliminary Matters

 

Roll Call:   7:00 p.m.

 

Ceremonial Matters:   In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters.

 

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 taken up after the “Action Calendar” unless the Council reorders the agenda.

  1. Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution (PDF, 158 KB)
    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
     
  2. Minutes for Approval (PDF, 1 MB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:Approve the minutes for Council meeting of July 9, 2002 (regular).
    Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900
     
  3. Restrictions on Barbecues and Fires on Public Property (PDF, 143 KB)
    (First Vote – Absent - Spring, July 16, 2002)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt the second 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
     
  4. Environmental Impact Report and Use Permits: 3000 Shasta Road Fire Station (PDF, 4 MB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: 1) Adopt a Resolution certifying an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), adopting findings and conditions, approving Use Permits and a Variance for a City Fire Station at 3000 Shasta Road and dismissing the appeals; and 2) adopting first reading of an Ordinance amending Ordinance 6321-N.S. to allow for the removal of one coast live oak tree at 3000 Shasta Road.
    Contact: Carol Barrett, Planning, 705-8105
     
  5. Settlement Agreement: Pollack, et al. v. City of Berkeley, et al. (PDF, 125KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the settlement of the Alameda County Superior Court Action No. 795350-3 entitled Charles Pollack and Joanna Cooper v. City of Berkeley, et al. in the amount of $265,000, of which the City will pay $167,475, and the Bay Cities Joint Powers Insurance Authority will pay $97,525.
    Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950
     
  6. Settlement Agreement: Nagai v. City of Berkeley (PDF, 131 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the settlement of the Alameda County Superior Court Action No. 797782-2 entitled Gordon and Barbara Nagai v. City of Berkeley in the amount of $75,000.
    Contact:   Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950
     
  7. Support AB 363: Disclosure by Public Agency Attorneys of Wrongdoing by Public Agency Officials (PDF, 863 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Support AB 363, disclosure by public agency attorneys of wrongdoing by public agency officials, if it is amended as set forth in the letter from the California League of Cities.
    Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950
     
  8. Contract: Berkeley Convention and Visitors Bureau (PDF, 571 KB)
    From: City Manager Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a sole source contract and any amendments with the Berkeley Convention and Visitors Bureau and Film Office for $269,590 in FY 2003 to provide for continued program development and marketing plan implementation to assist visitors.
    Contact: Thomas Myers, Economic Development, 981-705-8123
     
  9. Lease: Quality Computers (Ken Chu)–2435 Channing Way in the Sather Gate Mall for the Purpose of Operating a Computer Hardware/Software Retail Store (PDF, 3 MB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the execution of a lease agreement and any amendments with Quality Computers at 2435 Channing Way in the Sather Gate Mall, at $2,198 per month for the purpose of operating a computer hardware/software retail store for a period of five years with an option for an additional five years.
    Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300
     
  10. Contract: Board and Care Facility (PDF, 187 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with the Berkeley Food and Housing Project for the operation of the Russell Street Residence, a licensed board and care facility, to increase the amount by $12,473 for a total not to exceed $234,478 and to extend the term to June 30, 2003.
    Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100
     
  11. Grant: Improving Physical Activities for Older Adults (PDF, 277 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a four year grant application in collaboration with San Mateo County to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for funds in the amount of $320,000 in FY 2003 to provide activities that increase the number of Berkeley adults age 50 and older who engage in regular physical activity; to accept the grant; to execute any resultant revenue agreements and any amendments; and authorizing the implementation of the projects and appropriation of funding for related expenses, subject to securing the grant.
    Contact:   Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100
     
  12. Grant: Childhood Obesity Prevention and Services (PDF, 279 KB)
    From:   City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the California Department of Health Services for funds in the amount of $52,000 for the period August 1, 2002 to September 30, 2003 to provide nutrition education activities to reduce the number of low-income African-American and Latino children in Berkeley who are overweight or obese; to execute any resultant revenue agreements and any amendments; and authorizing the implementation of the projects and appropriation of funding for related expenses, subject to securing the grant.
    Contact:   Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100
     
  13. Contract:   Health Systems Consultant (PDF, 174 KB)
    From:   City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with George F. Timson for the development and maintenance of medical data management and billing software for the Department of Health and Human Services to extend the term to June 30, 2003.
    Contact:   Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100
     
  14. Contract:   Shelter Plus Care (PDF, 238 KB)
    From:   City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract in an amount not to exceed $231,390 and any amendments with Bonita House, Inc. as sponsor under the Shelter Plus Care Program for the period of July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2005.
    Contact:   Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400
     
  15. Salary Increase:   Forestry Climber, Senior Forestry Climber and Forestry Climber Supervisor Classifications (PDF, 608 KB)
    From:   City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 59,798–N.S., Classification and Salary Resolution for S.E.I.U., Local 790 Employees, to increase the salary range for the Forestry Climber, Senior Forestry Climber and Forestry Climber Supervisor classification to provide for an equity salary increase.
    Contact:   Ron Brown, Human Resources, 981-6800
     
  16. Bus Transportation for Recreation Programs (PDF, 115 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution authorizing expenditures of up to $60,000 for bus transportation provided by the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) for Parks and Recreation and Waterfront Department recreation programs for the period July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003.
    Contact:   Lisa Caronna, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
     
  17. Contract: Elevator for the Health and Human Services Offices at 2344 6th Street (PDF, 394 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution approving the plans and specification for the construction of a new elevator for the Health and Human Services offices at 2344 6th Street; accepting the bid of Daniel Lyons Builders; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Daniel Lyons Builders for the elevator construction in an amount not to exceed $335,500.
    Contact:   Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6400
     
  18. Contract: Architectural and Engineering Services for James Kenney Recreation Center (PDF, 197 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Baker Vilar Architects to provide architectural and engineering services for the upgrade of James Kenney Recreation Center in an amount not to exceed $60,000 for all services and reimbursable expenses for the period August 1, 2002 through December 31, 2003.
    Contact:   Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6400
     
  19. Final Map:   Tract 7048 A, 5-Unit Condominium Project, 1320 Haskell Street (PDF, 124 KB)
    From:   City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution approving the Final Map of Tract Map 7048, a 5-unit condominium project located at 1320 Haskell Street.
    Contact:   Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6400
     
  20. Sewer Easement Deed Agreement:   11 Maryland Avenue (PDF, 498 KB)
    From:   City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt first reading of an Ordinance accepting an Easement Deed Agreement at 11 Maryland Avenue, for sanitary sewer pipe construction, with Andrew R. Greenwood and Sharan L. Ikeda (husband and wife) property owners.
    Contact:   Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6400
     
  21. Vacating the Northern Most 180.5 Feet of the Alley Between 9th and 10th Streets (PDF, 352 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:   1) Adopt first reading of an Ordinance summarily vacating a portion of the public right-of-way, conveying the City’s interests in the vacated property to Carl and Susan Brodsky in exchange for the payment of $8.70 per sq. ft. of easement to the City, said amount to cover the fair market value of the right-of-way to be vacated; and 2) use the money collected for creek and drainage improvements needed at Codornices Creek and 9th Street.
    Contact:   Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6400
     
  22. Contract:   North Crossways Path Project (PDF, 1 MB)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution approving the plans and specifications for the North Crossways Path Project; accepting the bid of AJW Construction Inc.; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any other amendments in an amount not to exceed $30,000 for the period August 1, 2002 to December 30, 2002.
    Contact:   Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6400
     
  23. Contract:   Parkside Drive and The Plaza Storm Drain Improvements and Street Reconstruction Project (PDF, 557 KB)
    From:   City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution approving the plans and specifications for the Parkside Drive and The Plaza storm drain sewer improvements and street reconstruction project; accepting the bid of Andes Construction, Inc.; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $848,904 for the period of 160 calendar days.
    Contact:   Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6400
     
  24. Storm Sewer Easement Deed Agreements: 455 Boynton Avenue and 459 Boynton Avenue (PDF, 785 KB)
    From:   City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt first reading of Ordinances: 1) accepting an easement deed agreement for storm sewer drainage facilities with Paul Newacheck and Phyllis Fetto (husband and wife) of 455 Boynton Avenue; and 2) accepting an easement deed agreement for storm drainage facilties with Lisa Burnham of 459 Boynton Avenue.
    Contact:   Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6400
     
  25. Contract:   Replacement of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Equipment at South Berkeley Senior Center (PDF, 218 KB)
    From:   City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution approving the plans and specifications for replacing heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment at South Berkeley Senior Center at 2939 Ellis Street; accepting the bid of Walter Mork Co., Inc.; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $58,740.
    Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300
     
  26. Contract:   On-Call Traffic Engineer (PDF, 172 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 $30,000 for the period July 15, 2002 through June 30, 2003 with TJKM Transportation Consultants for on-call traffic engineering services.
    Contact:   Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7000
     
  27. Contract:   On-Call Traffic Engineer (PDF, 169 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 $30,000 for the period July 15, 2002 through June 30, 2003 with DKS Associates for on-call traffic engineering services.
    Contact:   Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7000
     
  28. Designation of the Southern Pacific Railway Depot on the National Register of Historic Places (PDF, 57 KB)
    From:   Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:   Ask the City Manager to work with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Transportation Commission, the West Berkeley Project Area Committee, the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association and other pertinent groups to formulate an application to have the Southern Pacific Railway Depot placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    Contact:   Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100
     
  29. Representing Strawberry Creek on Center Street (PDF, 62 KB)
    From:   Councilmember Spring
    Recommendation:   Grant permission to the Berkeley Arts Festival to affix a curving blue line of plastic, representing Strawberry Creek, on Center Street between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue.
    Contact:   Dona Spring, District 4, 981-7140
     
  30. Oppose the Current Version of HR 3009 and Related Legislation (Omnibus Trade Legislation for the Americas, Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement) with Respect to its “Takings” Provision and Support the Ongoing Efforts of Senator Kerry of Massachusetts to Correct the Deficiencies and Oppose Fast Track Provisions of International Trade Legislation (PDF, 3 MB)
    From:   Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:   Ask the City Clerk to write to Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, with copies to our federal legislators and lobbyist, expressing support for Senator Kerry’s position opposing legislation that authorizes U.S. trade officials to negotiate trade agreements with other countries that allow foreign investors operating in this country to sue for money damages based on actions of federal, state or local governments that reduce the value of their investments. These suits would be heard by international arbitration panels that include foreign lawyers not trained in U.S. law, and their decisions would not be subject to review in U.S. courts.
    Contact:   Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100
     
  31. Oppose the Patriot Act, Justice Department Directives and Executive Orders Preventing the Protection of Civil Rights and Liberties (PDF, 573 KB)
    From: Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution opposing the Patriot Act, Justice Department directives and executive orders that prevent the protection of civil rights and liberties.
    Contact:   Kriss Worthingon, District 7, 981-7170
     
  32. Refer Next Steps for Enforcement Actions for RUI One Corporation (Skates) to Comply with the Living Wage Ordinance (PDF, 64 KB)
    From:   Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation:   Refer to the City Manager next steps for enforcement actions for RUI One Corporation (Skates) to comply with the Living Wage Ordinance.
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, District 7, 981-7170
     
  33. City of Albany Plans Regarding Marin Avenue (PDF, 51 KB)
    From:   Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:   Request the City Manager ask the City of Albany about the status of a proposal to reduce the number of traffic lanes on Marin Avenue in Albany and what subsequent traffic impacts on other streets, such as Gilman, would result from implementation of such a proposal and report back to Council.
    Contact:   Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100
     
  34. Fee Waiver:   Fifth Annual Gospelfest and Health Fair (PDF, 58 KB)
    From:   Councilmember Breland
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution waiving fees for the Fifth Annual Gospel Fest and Health Fair hosted by New Life Outreach Ministries, August 17, 2002 at San Pablo Park.
    Contact:   Margaret Breland, District 2, 981-7120
     
  35. Fee Waiver:   United Nations Association’s Fourth Annual Run for Peace (PDF, 49 KB)
    From:   Councilmember Breland
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution waiving fees for the East Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association’s Fourth Annual Run for Peace on September 15, 2002 at the Berkeley Marina.
    Contact:   Margaret Breland, District 2, 981-7120
     
  36. Update of the 5-Year Street Plan (1 MB)
    From:   Public Works Commission
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution adopting the update of the 5-Year Street Plan for FY 2003-2007.
    1. From: City Manager
      Recommendation:
        The City Manager concurs with the recommendation of the Commission’s report with the correction that at the time the Public Works Commission took action on this report, the funding of the street program was not made clear. The budget balancing plan provides that in FY 2003, the General Fund contribution will be reduced by 10% to $1,575,000, but will be offset by an increase of $175,000 in Measure B Sales Tax, thereby maintaining a total program budget of $3,237,000.
      Contact:   Jeffrey Egeberg, Secretary, 981-6400
       
  37. Endorsement:   Relocation of Bus Stops and Implementation of Queue Jump Lanes on San Pablo Avenue (PDF, 1 MB)
    From:   Transportation Commission
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution endorsing the relocation of bus stops and implement the queue jump lanes on San Pablo as part of the Alameda-Contra Costa County Transit District (AC Transit) Rapid Bus project.
    1. From: City Manager
      Recommendation:  
      The City Manager concurs with the Commission report.
      Contact:   Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7000
       
  38. Dragon Boats in the Marina   (PDF, 285 KB) (CF 31-02)
    From: Waterfront Commission
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution approving the use of an inside tie in the Berkeley Marina by the Berkeley Dragons and the California Dragon Boat Association and waive berthing fees.
    1. From: City Manager
      Recommendation:
        The City Manager concurs with the Commission report.
      Contact: Cliff Marchetti, Secretary, 644-6376 (ext 224)
       

Action Calendar – Election Matters

  1. Ballot Measures: Placing Measures on the November 5, 2002 Ballot (PDF, 1 MB)
    From:   City Manager
    Recommendation:   1) Review and comment on ballot titles, texts, and City Attorney analyses and adopt Resolutions placing the following measures on the November 5, 2002 ballot:   a) general obligation bond measure to renovate and seismically retrofit Old City Hall and make it fully accessible; b) general obligation bond measure to build a new Animal Shelter; c) tax for Pedestrian Safety Improvements; and d) increase of 0.5% to real property transfer tax for Affordable Housing; and 2) review and comment on City Attorney’s analysis for the Height Initiative.
    Contact:   Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900
     
  2. Staff Analysis of Coffee Initiative Restricting Sale of Brewed Coffee (PDF, 552 KB)
    From: City Manager
    Contact:   Thomas Myers, Economic Development, 705-8123
     
  3. Ballot Measures Pedestrian Safety Improvements and Clean Stormwater (PDF, 55 KB)
    From:   Public Works Commission
    Recommendation:     1) Redefine the Pedestrian Safety Improvements measure in order to provide funds to carry out the pedestrian safety priorities of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety report and plan adopted in 2000; and 2) Statement of disappointment that Clean Stormwater Fee will not be on the November ballot.
    Contact:   Jeff Egeberg, Secretary, 981-6406
     
  4. Opposition to Height Initiative (PDF, 62 KB)
    From:   Vice Mayor Shirek
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution opposing the height initiative.
    Contact: Maudelle Shirek, District 3, 981-7130
     

Action Calendar - Appeals

  1. Approval of Use Permits – 2119 University Avenue
    1. Appeal filed by Howie Muir and Clifford Fred (PDF, 590 KB) of the April 2, 2002 Zoning Adjustments Board approval of the project to 1) demolish a commercial structure; 2) create gross floor area over 5,000 square feet; 3) create a 5 story mixed used development with 44 dwelling units and commercial area; 4) modify the off-street parking requirement; and 5) findings made related to CEQA.
      Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900
    2. City Manager Report
      1. Continuation of Appeal of ZAB Approval 7/23/02 (PDF, 6.5 MB)
      2. ZAB Staff Report (7.3 MB)
      Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution affirming the Zoning Adjustments Board approval of use permits for a mixed-use building with 44 dwelling units and commercial area and dismissing the appeal.
      Contact:   Carol Barrett, Planning, 705-8102
    3. Communications
      Clifford Fred (340 K)
     
  2. Approval of Use Permits and Variance – 2323 Glen Avenue
    1. Appeal filed by Anne-Marie Lhermitte (PDF, 97 K) of the April 11, 2002 Zoning Adjustment Board approval of the project adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration and approving use permits with findings and conditions for the project to 1) construct an 829 sq. ft. addition to an existing single-family residence; 2) reduce required rear yard setback from 18 ft. to 17 ft.; and 3) a variance to reduce a required 30 ft. setback from a creek to 8 ft.
      Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900
       
    2. Appeal filed on behalf of the Sierra Club, Urban Creeks Council, Friends of Strawberry Creek and Center for Biological Diversity (PDF, 1 MB) of the April 11, 2002 Zoning Adjustment Board approval of the project adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration and approving use permits with findings and conditions for the project to 1) construct an 829 sq. ft. addition to an existing single-family residence; 2) reduce required rear yard setback from 18 ft. to 17 ft.; and 3) a variance to reduce a required 30 ft. setback from a creek to 8 ft.
      Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900
       
    3. City Manager Report
      Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution remanding the approval of the variance and use permits to the Zoning Adjustments Board to reconsider the approval for a major residential addition within 30 feet of a culverted creek using the criteria established by Berkeley Municipal Code Section 23B.44.030–Variances and 17.08.050–Preservation and Restoration of Natural Watercourses.
      1. Recommendation and ZAB Notice of Decision 4/11/02 (PDF, 4.1 MB)
      2. Mitigated Negative Declaration Adopted 4/11/02 (PDF, 4.6 MB)
      3. ZAB Staff Report for Board Action 4/11/02 (PDF, 11 MB)
      Contact:   Carol Barrett, Planning, 705-8102
       
    4. Communications (PDF, 8.7 MB)
      1. Freya and Mark Read
      2. Anne-Marie Lhermitte
      3. Michael W. Graf-Law Offices of Thomas N. Lippe on Behalf of the Sierra Club, Urban Creeks Council, Friends of Strawberry Creek, and the Center for Biological Diversity
      4. Jeff Miller-Director, Alameda Creek Alliance
      5. Steve Bloom-Conservation Chair, Sierra Club (Northern Alameda County Regional Group)
      6. Lisa Viani-Conservation and Outreach Coordinator, Urban Creeks Council of California
      7. Janet Byron on Behalf of the Friends of Strawberry Creek
      8. Brent Plater- Center for Biological Diversity
      9. Juliet Lamont and Phil Price
      10. Elizabeth Shaughnessy, Stephen W. Shaughnessy, unable to read
      11. Jim Cassell, Valerie Bach
      12. Mary Ann Brewin
      13. Nancy Levin, David Cavacon
      14. Amelia Ellis
      15. Alan Gould, Diane A. Tokugawa
      16. Eleanor C. Clarke
     
  3. Approval of Use Permits and Environmental Impact Report Certification – 2450 Ashby Avenue (Alta Bates Medical Center)
    1. Appeal filed by Timothy Smallsreed, Fred Krieger, Jon Bain and Mark Chekal (PDF, 1.7 MB) of the April 25, 2002 Zoning Adjustment Board approval of the project to 1) certify the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and approve use permits for: 1) the operation Alta Bates Medical Center-Ashby Campus as a hospital subject to performance standards for external impacts; 2) the establishment of thresholds of standards impact generated by the Alta Bates Medical Center-Ashby Campus; and 3) exterior alterations related to Emergency/Radiology Departments.
      Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900
       
    2. Appeal filed by Julie Shearer (PDF, 186 KB) of the April 25, 2002 Zoning Adjustment Board approval of the project to 1) certify the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and approve use permits for: 1) the operation Alta Bates Medical Center-Ashby Campus as a hospital subject to performance standards for external impacts; 2) the establishment of thresholds of standards impact generated by the Alta Bates Medical Center-Ashby Campus; and 3) exterior alterations related to Emergency/Radiology Departments.
       
    3. City Manager Report (PDF, 4 KB)
      Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution affirming the Zoning Adjustments Board approval subject to the approved plans, mitigations, aggregate impact levels, findings and conditions and dismissing the appeals.
      Contact: Carol Barrett, Planning, 705-8102
       
    4. Communications: (PDF, 2.2 MB)
      1. Timothy Smallsreed, Fred Krieger, Jon Bain, Mark Chekal
     
  4. Approval of Use Permits – 2471 Shattuck Avenue
    1. Appeal filed by Howie Muir (PDF, 4 MB) of the April 25, 2002 Zoning Adjustment Board approval of the project adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration and approving use permits with findings and conditions to: 1) demolish 3 existing commercial buildings; 2) construct a 5 story 85,460 sq. ft. mixed use building with 100 dwelling units and commercial area ; 3) establish a 2000 sq. ft. café with sidewalk seating; 4) modify lot coverage, side, front and rear yard setbacks and the number of off-street parking spaces; 5) reduce required setback abutting residential zones; 6) allow reconstruction of a 4,749 sq. ft. cinema; and 7) allow mechanical equipment, an elevator tower and various architectural elements to exceed height limit of 60 ft. to 72 ft.
      Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900
       
    2. City Manager Report
      Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution affirming the Zoning Adjustments Board approval of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and use permits to allow a mixed-use building with café and cinema; dismissing the appeal; and taking no action on fee deferrals.
      Contact: Carol Barrett, Planning, 705-8102
       
      1. City Manager Report; Attachments (PDF, 3.4 MB)
      2. Notice of Decision; Mitigated Negative Declaration adopted 4/25/02 (PDF, 4.3 MB)
      3. ZAB Staff Report (PDF, 6 MB)
      4. City of Berkeley Evironmental Study (PDF, 7.8 MB)
      5. ZAB Staff Report; Fine Arts Building Project Description (PDF, 8.1 MB)
         
    3. Communications:
      1. Patrick Kennedy (PDF, 1 MB)
     
  5. Approval of Use Permits - 2700 San Pablo Avenue
    1. Appeal filed by Howie Muir and Douglas Press of the Zoning Adjustments Board decision of February 28, 2002 and April 25, 2002 adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration and approving use permits with findings and conditions for the project to 1) demolish an existing commercial building that is over 40 years old; 2) construct a 35,045 sq. ft. 4 story mixed-use building with 35 dwelling units and 5,266 sq. ft. of commercial area; and 3) allow an elevator tower room to exceed the 50-foot maximum height limit by 6 ft.
      1. Notice of Appeal 5/30/02 (PDF, 2 MB)
      2. Citizens' Report; Howard Muir (PDF, 17 MB)
      3. Citizens' Report - Supplement; Howard Muir (PDF, 9 MB)
      4. City of Berkeley Environmental Study (PDF, 11 MB)
         
    2. From: City Manager
      Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution affirming the Zoning Adjustments Board approval of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and use permits for the building; dismissing the appeal; and taking no action on fee deferrals.
      Contact:   Carol Barrett, Planning, 705-8102

                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 Civil .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.
 

Action Calendar- Old Business

  1. Consider a Citywide 20 MPH Speed Limit in Residential Areas (PDF, 208 KB)(Held over by Olds from 03/12/02, 03/19/02, 04/23/02, 04/29/02, 05/14/02, 05/28/02, 06/11/02, 06/25/02 and 07/09/02)

    1. From:   Councilmember Worthington
      Recommendation:   Refer to the Transportation Commission consideration of a citywide 20 MPH speed limit in residential areas.
      Contact:   Kriss Worthington, District 7, 981-7170

    2. From: Mayor Dean
      Recommendation:   Propose the following substitute for the motion currently contained in the item above:   (New language underlined, language to be omitted is shown in strike through.) Refer to the staff and Transportation Commission for evaluation the proposal to consider a citywide 20 MPH speed limit in residential areas.   Their consideration specifically is to include the following:   1) limiting consideration to streets that are designated residential; 2) developing criteria under which a street would be eligible for a 20 MPH designation; 3) developing a process which would be used when a specific street or streets are to be considered for a 20 MPH designation; and 4) determining the costs involved and recommendations for how such costs would be met in the budget.   The staff and Transportation Commission are to return to the Council for approval of their recommendations.
      Contact: Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100

    3. From:   Mayor Dean
      Recommendation:   Add 5) the issue of enforcement feasibility and costs should be an integral part of the evaluation, including the development of the criteria for designation of particular streets.
      Contact:   Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100

     

  2. Assisting Afghan Victims of the Devastating Earthquakes (PDF, 726 KB) (Held over by Breland from 04/16/02, 04/23/0, 04/29/02, 05/14/02, 05/28/02, 06/11/02, 06/25/02 and 07/09/02)
    From:   Councilmember Spring
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution granting $3000 to assist the Afghanistan victims of the devastating earthquakes; and request the City Manager to give City employees information on this opportunity to donate to the relief efforts.
    Contact:   Dona Spring, District 4, 981-7140
     

  3. Support for New Auto Related Uses on University Avenue Contingent on a Public Hearing (PDF, 67 KB) (Held over by Hawley from 04/16/02, 04/23/02, 04/29/02, 05/14/02, 05/28/02, 06/11/02, 06/25/02 and 07/09/02)
    From:   Councilmember Spring
    Recommendation:   Support allowing new auto related uses on University Avenue with the requirement that all new auto related uses are subject to a public hearing before approval or disapproval.
    Contact:   Dona Spring, District 4, 981-7140
     

  4. Strengthening the Creeks Preservation Ordinance (PDF, 52 KB) (Held over by Hawley from 04/23/02, 04/29/02, 5/14/02, 05/28/02, 06/11/02, 06/25/02 and 07/09/02)
    From:   Councilmember Spring
    Recommendation: Request that the City Attorney return by the first meeting in July with a finalized version of the revised Creek Preservation ordinance that will better protect our creeks to prevent any kind of development such as paving or creating driveways within 30 feet of a creek or underground creek or a culverted creek; and that the City strengthen its policy to open all underground creeks wherever possible.
    Contact:   Dona Spring, District 4, 981-7140
     

  5. Contract:   Public Safety Building Tower Study (PDF, 403 KB) (Held over by Armstrong from 05/21/02, 05/28/02, 06/11/02, 06/25/02 and 07/09/02)
    From:   City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with MACRO Corporation for the Public Safety Building (PSB) Communications Tower study, increasing the contract by $43,296, for a total amount not to exceed $93,296 for field strength tests of the possible tower replacement alternatives for the period May 15, 2002 through August 30, 2002.
    Contact:   Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300; John Rosenbrock, Capital Projects, 981-6331

    1. From:   Councilmember Spring
      Recommendation: Request the City Manager return to Council after consulting with the Citizens Committee on the Public Safety Building Communications Tower to recommend appropriate next steps, including a public review process, to consider the execution of another contract with a consultant for further study of one or more alternatives to the present tower, and to develop a scope of work for such a consultant – all toward a goal of selecting a preferred alternative to the present tower.
      Contact:   Dona Spring, District 4, 981-7140

    2. From:   Citizens’ Budget Review Commission
      Recommendation:   Request that 1) any action related to moving the tower be deferred until a comprehensive study of alternatives is complete; 2) the $500,000 in General Fund appropriations included in the FY 2003 budget for the tower be released and funding for the project be deferred until the City’s fiscal outlook improves.
      Contact:   Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

    3. From:   City Manager
      Recommendation:   The Council has previously taken action indicating its intent to relocate the Tower.   A study of specific alternatives is planned for FY 2003. Consistent with Council’s expressed intent, as well as preliminary cost estimates, the FY 2003 budget has recently been amended to provide $500,000 in support of this project.
      Contact:   Phil Kamlarz, City Manger, 981-7000

     

  6. Support for April 9th Protesters (PDF, 167 KB) (Held over by Armstrong from 05/21/02, 05/28/02, 06/11/02, 06/25/02 and 07/09/02)
    From: Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution that requests University of California Chancellor Berdahl to not take away students’ opportunity for education and drop the suspensions for the April 9th protest. Also, request the District Attorney drop the charges for participating in the demonstration and protest rally.
    Contact:   Kriss Worthington, District 7, 981-7170                                 
     

  7. Sidewalk Food Vending (PDF, 54 KB) (First reading May 21, 2002 – Noes – Breland, Maio, Spring, Worthington)   (Held over by Worthington from 05/28/02, 06/11/02, 06/25/02 and 07/090/02)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt second reading of an Ordinance repealing and reenacting Chapter 9.49 of the Berkeley Municipal Code regulating Food Vending on Sidewalks and Rights-of-Way.
    Contact:   Fran David, Finance, 981-7300
     

  8. Policy for the Naming of Public Facilities (465 KB) (CF 266-00) (Held over from 05/28/02, 06/11/02, 06/25/02 and 07/09/02)
    From:   Parks and Recreation Commission
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution approving the proposed policy for the naming and renaming of public facilities developed by the Parks and Recreation Commission.
    Contact:   Jay Kelekian, Secretary 981-6700

    1. From:   City Manager
      Recommendation:   The City Manager takes no position concerning the Commission’s recommendations.
      Contact: Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 981-6700

     

  9. Consolidation of Legislative Agenda Items (PDF, 55 KB) (Held over by Hawley from 06/11/02, 06/25/02 and 07/09/02)
    From: Councilmember Maio
    Recommendation: Adopt a policy that recommendations to support State or Federal legislative bills be consolidated into one item for those recommended for support, one item for those recommended for opposition, so as not to overburden the agenda.
    Contact: Linda Maio, District 1, 981-7110
     

  10. Hate Crime Immediate Response Plan (PDF, 1 MB) (Held over by Olds from 06/11/02, 06/25/02 and 07/09/02)
    From:   Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation: Support the Hate Crime Immediate Response Plan that includes:
    1) Agreeing to schedule a town hall meeting to show support for hate crime victims and developing a comprehensive plan for prompt effective responses, and prevention;2) offering a $5,000 reward to provide an incentive to get information on two hate crimes that happened in Berkeley (if this works, consider expanding to other hate crimes too); 3) endorsing the federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act HR 1343 and S 625; 4) committing to racial and religious diversity in the training team to do hate crime training for Police Department, City staff, and boards and commissions.
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, District 7, 981-7170
     

  11. Ban on Purchase of Arsenic, Pentachlorophenol, and Creosote Treated Wood (PDF, 894 KB) (CF161-01) (Held over from 06/11/02, 06/25/02 and 07/09/02)
    From: Community Environmental Advisory Commission
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution prohibiting purchase of penachlorophenol, arsenic and creosote - treated wood (treated wood) by all City departments.
    Contact: Nabil Al-Hadithy, Secretary, 705-8155

    1. From: City Manager
      Recommendation:   Adopt a substitute Resolution to allow the use of treated wood for a limited time for maintenance of structures on or in water.
      Contact: Carol Barrett, Planning, 705-8101

     

  12. Telecommunications Task Force Extension (PDF, 406 KB)   (Held over from 06/25/02 and 07/09/02)
    From: Telecommunications Task Force
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 61,152 N.S. extending the Telecommunications Task Force from June 30, 2002 to January 31, 2003.
    Contact: Roger Miller, Secretary, 981-7009

    1. From: City Manager
      Recommendation:   Take no action to extend the Task Force.    
      Contact: Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000

     

  13. Indecent Programming on Public, Educational and Government Channels (PDF, 2 MB) (CF 77-02)   (Held over by Spring from 07/09/02)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance adding Chapter 13.33 to Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) imposing requirements concerning timing and adult content advisories on “Indecent Programming” on public, educational and government cable channels as defined, if the Council wishes to implement its directive of May 14, 2002
    Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6900

    1. From:   Councilmember Spring
      Recommendation:   Do not adopt an Ordinance to regulate “indecent” material on Berkeley Community Cable TV due to constitutional and other problems.
      Contact:   Dona Spring, District 4, 981-7140

     

  14. Strategic Plan Which Includes Council Identification of Two-Year Goals and Objectives as Part of the Upcoming Budget Consideration (PDF, 929 KB)   (Held over by Spring from 07/09/02)
    From:   Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:   Refer the establishment of a strategic planning process that includes identification by the Council of two-year goals and objectives as a part of the next two-year budget consideration to the City Manager. In making this referral, the Council makes it clear this is not a directive to the City Manager to establish a strategic plan process, nor is it a directive to hire a particular firm.   The City Manager is requested to report back to the Council as to whether or not he recommends engaging in a strategic plan process, and if so, the elements of such a process and the timeframe in the budget process that it should occur.
    Contact:   Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100
     

  15. Oppose Current Version of SB 1243: Merger of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments (PDF, 134 KB)   (Held over by Worthington from 07/09/02)
    From:   Mayor Dean
    Recommendation:   Opposed the current version of SB 1243 (Torlakson) relating to a merger of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG); encourage Senator Torlakson to amend the bill to ensure there is adequate representation of this region’s core urban areas, an adequate system of decision-making accountability and transparency and a structure that encourages true regional partnership and consensus building; and ask the City Clerk to convey the substance of this recommendation to Senator Torlakson with copies to our Sacramento representatives and lobbyist, ABAG and MTC.
    Contact:   Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100
     

  16. Deconstruction of Bevatron by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (PDF, 602 KB)
    From:   Councilmember Spring (Held over by Hawley from 07/09/02)
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution to: 1) direct the City Manager write a letter to Director Shank of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) calling for cessation of all demolition of Bevatron and all handling, packaging and transport of all radioactive and hazardous materials and waste until an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under CEQA and NEPA has been submitted to the public well in advance of a public hearing for review and comment; 2) request the City Manager include in the letter to Director Shank a request for: a) copies of all shipping manifests already shipped for all truckloads of radioactive and hazardous waste and materials from the Bevatron including for each all volumes of hazardous and radioactive materials and radioactivity in curies, b)   the composition-characterization of the waste stream for each shipment, c) how the hazardous and radioactive materials and waste are handled and packaged and which U.S.D.O.T. regulations apply and how they are being implemented, d) which landfills in Richmond and Livermore will be used to bury some of the waste, e) how some of the radioactive waste will be recycled and which consumer goods will be affected, and f)   what proportion is being left; and 3)   that in accordance with BMC 12.90.100 A, B and C, the Council shall hold at least one well noticed hearing to decide the safest routes for transport of the hazardous and radioactive materials and waste from LBNL’s Bevatron and request from LBNL a schedule of shipments so that the public could be notified particularly along the selected routes and also request that LBNL post on all involved trucks signage visible from fifty feet in both directions warning “Transportation of Nuclear Materials”   and what are the risks for the citizens of Berkeley.
    Contact:   Dona Spring, District 4, 981-7140
     

  17. Voting Delegates League of California Cities Conference (PDF, 134 KB)(Held over from 07/09/02)
    From:   City Manager
    Recommendation:   Designate a voting delegate and alternate for the business meeting of the Annual League of California Cities Conference on October 5, 2002.
    Contact:   Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900
     

  18. Hate Crime Response Plan (PDF, 329 KB) (Held over from 7/09/02)
    From:   City Manager
    Recommendation:   Ratify the City Manager’s Hate Crimes Response Plan.
    Contact: Weldon Rucker, City Manager, 981-7000
     

  19. Transfer of Cable Franchise (PDF, 9 MB) (held over from 6/25/02 and 7/16/02)
    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

    1. Supplemental Report from City Manager   (to be delivered)
      Contact:   Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

     

  20. Recycling of Radioactive Waste into Household Items (PDF, 499 KB) (held over by Hawley from 7/16/02)
    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
     

  21. Arctic Wildlife Refuge Resolution (PDF, 411 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
     

Action Calendar – New Business

  1. Use Portion of Santa Fe Right-of-Way for Community Gardens and Retail Nursery (PDF, 3 MB) (CF 47-02)
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Take one of the following actions: 1) Ask BOSS Urban Gardening Institute (BUGI) to provide letters of endorsement from surrounding neighborhood organizations and bring results back to Council; or 2) direct the City Manager to develop an agreement with BUGI to file an application for a use permit for the portion of the Santa Fe right-of-way (SFROW) at Sacramento and Oregon Streets for community gardens and a retail nursery; or 3) not take any action to sell or dispose property along the SFROW until an assessment and inventory of the entire SFROW has been completed and any project can be considered in the context of a larger planning process.
    Contact: Carol Barrett, Planning and Development, 705-8100
     

  2. I-80/Ashby Interchange Project (PDF, 2 MB)
    From:   City Manager
    Recommendation:   Request the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (CMA) ask Caltrans to report on the feasibility of maximizing park land in the immediate vicinity of the San Francisco Bay at Ashby Avenue at the same time the I-80 at Ashby interchange is reconstructed, such as by relocating Frontage Road to the east.
    Contact:   Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7000
     

  3. Appointment to the Water Transit Authority Community Advisory Committee and Affirming Interest in Ferry Service (PDF, 1 MB)
    From:   City Manager
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution supporting the recommendations of the Transportation Commission which a) authorize the appointment of the Assistant City Manager for Transportation to participate in the Water Transit Authority Community Advisory Committee; b) authorize the City Manager to send a letter to the Water Transit Authority affirming Berkeley’s interest in an environmentally responsible ferry service from Berkeley-Albany waterfront to San Francisco and other destinations in the Bay Area, such letter to be consistent with Policy T-9 of the Berkeley General Plan; c) take into account the Sierra Club’s 14 points of concern; and d) ensure the ferry service be accessible to all levels of income and accessibility.   This action accepts and incorporates reports from various other commissions.
    Contact:   Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7000
     

  4. Impact of Taxicab Fare Rate Increase on Taxi Scrip Program Recipients (PDF, 275 KB)
    From:   Commission on Aging
    Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution increasing the budget for the Taxi Scrip Program by an additional 20% to offset the increase in taxicab fares that was approved by Resolution No. 61,458–N.S and have the Commissions on Aging and Disability review any future rate increases prior to Council consideration.

    1. From: City Manager
      Recommendation:   There has been insufficient time to consider the implications of the recommendations and I request no action be taken until I have an opportunity to respond at the meeting of September 24, 2002.
      Contact:   Lisa Ploss, Secretary, 981-5178

     

  5. Funding for Additional Engineer (PDF, 137 KB)
    From:   Transportation Commission
    Recommendation:   Authorize the City Manager to fully fund the Office of Transportation, in order to hire additional engineering staff to complete traffic and transportation projects and priorities.

    1. From City Manager
      Recommendation:   The Office of Transportation has a current vacancy in traffic engineering.   Recruitment and hiring for this position will be completed in the next 2-3 months. The Office of Transportation will reevaluate at the end of the calendar year on the need for an additional traffic engineer. Any request for additional funds will be referred to the FY 2004 budget process. Traffic Engineering staff will be supplemented by on-call traffic engineering contractual services to be provided by TJKM Transportation Consultants and DKS Associates (subjects of two other reports being presented at this meeting).
      Contact:   Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7000
       

Information Reports

  1. Homeless Storage Locker Program (PDF, 280 KB)(CF 93-02)
    From:   City Manager
    Contact:   Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100
     
  2. Spruce Street Pavement Rehabilitation Project (PDF, 104 KB)
    From:   City Manager
    Contact:   Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300
     
  3. Preliminary Report on Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Treatability Studies (PDF, 402 KB) (to be delivered)
    From:   City Manager
    Contact:   Carol Barrett, Planning, 705-8102
     
  4. Update on Telegraph Avenue Traffic Signal Installation; Traffic Safety Plan Improvements at Willard and LeConte Schools(PDF, 392 KB)
    From:   City Manager
    Contact:   Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7000
     
  5. Detectable Warnings for New Curb Ramp Installations (PDF, 124 KB)
    From:   Commission on Disability
    Contact:   Paul Church, Secretary, 981-6342
 

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. Ferry Service

    1. Margit Roos-Collins

    2. Karl Reeh

    3. Charles Smith

    4. Steve Krieg

    5. David Schneider

     

  2. 2323 Glen Avenue

    1. Jane and Tom Kelly

     

  3. 2628 Telegraph

    1. Karl Reeh

     

  4. 1234 Martin Luther King

    1. Arden Petrov

     

  5. Sudden Oak Death

    1. Linda Maio

     

  6. Gordon Wozniak

    1. Dorothy Vance, Melanie Bellah, Jac Scharlin, Lorie Brillinger, Joan Levinson, Rena Evelyn Wolfe

     

  7. BOSS Urban Gardening Institute proposal for lots at Sacramento and Oregon Streets

    1. Rivka Mason, Garden Coordinator/Instructor for Malcolm X Elementary School

    2. Janet Savage, Director, Center for Public Health Practice, UC Berkeley

    3. Petition from The Neighbors of ROC – 36 signatures

    4. Frankie Fraser, San Pablo Neighborhood Council

    5. Pastor K.R. Woods, Covenant Worship Center

    6. Stephen Swanson, President, Berkeley Partners for Parks

    7. Willie Phillips, West Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation

    8. Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement, Inc.

    9. Karl Linn

    10. Molly Fraker, Chez Panisse Foundation

    11. Melanie Okamoto, Food Systems Project

    12. Christine Cherdboonmuang, Farm Fresh Choice

    13. Thomas Nelson, Community Food Security Coalition

    14. Martin Bourque, ecology center

    15. Poki Stewart Namkung, Health Officer, City of Berkeley

    16. John T. Selawaky, Berkeley School Board

    17. Suzan Bateson, Alameda County Community Food Bank

    18. Katy Mamen, International Society for Ecology & Culture

    19. Beebo Turman, Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative

    20. Patrick Cooke, Professional Property Services

    21. Jennifer Brown

    22. Stephanie Roeser

    23. Marcy Greenhut

    24. Jennifer Yates

    25. Mikko Jokela

    26. Tom Bates

    27. Sarah Howthorne, Attorney, US Department of Education

    28. Joann Diaz

    29. Petition withm443 signatures  

     

  8. Bevatron facility

    1. Jane Kelly, Public Citizen

    2. Marylia Kelly, Tri-Valley CAREs 

     

  9. EcoPass program

    1.  Karen Craig 

     

  10. Free Speech

    1. Charlie Smith  

       

  11. B-TV Programming

    1. James Chanin

       

Adjournment