Regular Meeting eAgenda
September 17
, 2002

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AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 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.      Repealing and Reenacting the Massage Parlor Permit Ordinance (PDF, 274 KB)

From:  City Manager 

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance repealing and reenacting Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 9.32 to codify the application requirements for a therapeutic massage permit; to allow the police to conduct criminal background checks on applicants and those individuals involved in the operation of a massage parlor; and to eliminate the requirement that a permittee be convicted of two public or criminal offenses before revocation of the permit can occur. (First Vote – Unanimous, September 10, 2002)

Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

2.      Lease:  City’s Central Duplicating and Mail Services (2055 Center Street) (PDF, 114 KB)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with RILCO-CENTER, LLC for a portion of 2055 Center Street to be used for the City’s Central Duplicating and Mail Services, and authorizing rental payments of $5,250 per month, for a total of $63,000 in FY 2003, based on the letter of confirmation from Seagate Properties and authorizing additional operating expenses of $12,000 for maintenance and utilities. (First Vote – Unanimous, September 10, 2002)

Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

3.      Administrative Penalty Ordinance and Resolution Establishing Penalties (PDF, 427 KB)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation: 1) Adopt second reading of an Ordinance adding Chapter 1.28 to the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) authorizing administrative penalties for violations of City Ordinances and amending Section 1.20.020 relating to violations; and 2) adopt a Resolution establishing administrative penalties for violation of City Ordinances. (First Vote – Unanimous, September 10, 2002)

Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

4.      Fiscal Year 2004 and 2005 Biennial Budget Process and Calendar  (PDF, 524 KB)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Approve the FY 2004 and FY 2005 biennial budget process calendar, including specific dates for special Council worksessions on the budget to be scheduled on January 28, March 25, and May 6, 2003 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

From:  Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

5.      Contract:  Easy Does It  (PDF, 487 KB)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  1)  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with Easy Does It in an amount not to exceed $113,935 for the period of September, 2002 through June 30, 2003 for a total of $787,855; and 2) authorize Easy Does It to charge a $6 fee for transportation calls.

Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

6.      Contract:  Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training  (PDF, 192 KB)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with the Oakland Private Industry Council for pre-apprenticeship construction training to be provided by the Cypress Mandela/WIST (Women in Skilled Trades) Program for the period September 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 in an amount not to exceed $42,000.

Contact:  Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services 981-5100

7.      Development of the 9th Street Bicycle Path  (PDF, 1 MB)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance accepting an easement for the bicycle path across 1001 Ashby Avenue from Affordable Housing Associates (AHA) in exchange for waiver of the City’s First Right of Refusal for a portion of the property owned by Union Pacific Railroad, and authorizing the City Manager to execute any documents necessary to complete the transaction.

Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing 981-5400

8.      Retiree Health Premium Assistance Plan and Trust Agreement  (PDF, 3 MB)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute and implement the Retiree Health Premium Assistance Plan document and trust agreement that provides the terms and conditions for providing retiree medical coverage to non-sworn employees and elected officials.

Contact:  Ron Brown, Human Resources 981-6800

9.      Contract:  Retiree Health Premium Assistance Plan–Third Party Administrator  (PDF, 1.8 MB)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with The Lipman Company, Inc. providing services for the Retiree Health Premium Assistance Plan to increase the amount by $70,000 and to extend the term until December 31, 2004.

Contact:  Ron Brown, Human Resources 981-6800

10.  Contract:  University of California Berkeley, Bonner Americorps Program  (PDF, 304 KB)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with the University of California at Berkeley for the Bonner Americorps Program to provide mentors at the James Kenney Recreation Center in an amount not to exceed $22,516 as the City’s match for the period September 1, 2002 to August 31, 2003.

Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront 981-6700

11.  Grant:  2003 Cash-for-Trash Recycling Contest  (PDF, 204 KB)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a grant application with the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board and Waste Management Authority for funding for a Cash-For-Trash Recycling Contest in the amount of $69,462.

Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works 981-6300

12.  Final Map:  2470-88 Martin Luther King Junior Way  (PDF, 133 KB)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving the Final Map of Tract Map 7383, a 9-unit condominium project located at 2470-88 Martin Luther King Junior Way.

Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works 981-6300

13.  Grant:  Bicycle Projects  (PDF, 818 KB)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution: 1) authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application in an amount not to exceed $80,777 to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for Transportation Development Act Article 3 funds in FY 2003 for the Santa Fe Right of Way Bicycle and Pedestrian Path, execute any resultant agreements and amendments and authorize implementation of the project, subject to securing the grants; and 2) declaring the City as eligible to request an allocation of Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 funds pursuant to Section 99234 of the Public Utilities Code, that there is no pending or threatened litigation that might adversely affect the project or projects as described in Attachment B, or that might impair the ability of the City to carry out the project, that the City attests to the accuracy of and approves the statements in Attachment A and that a certified copy of the Resolution be forwarded to the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency for submission to MTC.

Contact:  Peter Hillier, Transportation 981-7000

14.  Evaluation of Fee Structure for Zoning Appeals  (PDF, 70 KB)

From:  Councilmember Olds

Recommendation:  Request the City Manager study and evaluate the consequences of increasing the amount of an appeal for citizens who reside beyond the 300 foot radius of the subject property and report back to Council within 60 days with a recommendation.

Contact:  Betty Olds, District 6, 981-7160

15.  Support AB 1634:  Nutrition Education (Chan)  (PDF, 224 KB)

From:  Councilmember Breland

Recommendation:  Send a letter to California Governor Gray Davis in support of AB 1634 to ensure nutrition education be part of a school health program and provide funding for local schools to plant instructional gardens.

Contact:  Margaret Breland, District 2, 981-7120

16.  NAACP National Membership Month  (PDF, 83 KB)

From:  Councilmembers Breland, Maio, Worthington and Vice Mayor Shirek

Recommendation:  Proclaim the month of October NAACP National Membership Month

Contact:  Margaret Breland, District 2, 981-7120; Maudelle Shirek, District 3, 981-7130; Linda Maio, District 1, 981-7110; Kriss Worthington, District 7, 981-7170

17.  2002 Walk to School Day  (PDF, 64 KB)

From:  Councilmembers Breland, Maio, Worthington, Spring

Recommendation:  Support the 2002 Walk to School Day activities on October 2, 2002.

Contact:  Margaret Breland, District 2, 981-7120; Linda Maio, District 1, 981-7110; Kriss Worthington, District 7, 981-7170; Dona Spring, District 4, 981-7140

18.  Re-Energize our Graffiti Abatement Program  (PDF, 53 KB)

From:  Councilmember Armstrong

Recommendation:  Ask the City Manager evaluate the City’s efforts against graffiti and re-energize the Graffiti Abatement Program.

Contact:  Polly Armstrong, District 8, 981-7180

19.  Fee Waivers:  Berkeley Arts Access Festival  (PDF, 72 KB)

From:  Councilmembers Worthington and Spring

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution waiving the special event fees for use, sound and insurance permits for the use of MLK Civic Center Park and the Veterans Building on October 5, 2002 for the Arts Access Festival and provide the following in-kind services: 1)  four portable accessible toilet and possible access to toilets behind Civic Center; and 2) eight trash cans and dumpster, solid waste services.

Contact:  Kriss Worthington, District 7, 981-7170; Dona Spring, District 4, 981-7140

20.  Support ASUC’s Bill to Include the Dietary Needs of Muslim and Jewish Students in the Dining Service Food Program  (PDF, 123 KB)

From:  Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Support the Associated Students of the University of California’s (ASUC) bill to include the dietary needs of Muslim and Jewish students in the Dining Service Food Program and send a letter of support to Assistant Vice Chancellor of Residential and Student Service Program, Mr. Harry Le Grande.

Contact:  Kriss Worthington, District 7, 981-7170

21.  Destruction of Trees at Aquatic Park  (PDF, 51 KB)

From: Councilmember Spring

Recommendation:  Request that City Manager contact Southern Pacific Railroad and ask that they discontinue the current practice of topping and destroying trees between the rail road tracks and Aquatic Park.

Contact:  Dona Spring, District 4, 981-7170

22.  Support “Come Home Pacifica” and its Return to Berkeley  (PDF, 144 KB)

From:  Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Support the effort to return Pacifica’s national office to Berkeley and send a letter to each of the interim Pacifica Board Members inviting, welcoming, and encouraging them to come home to Berkeley.

Contact:  Kriss Worthington, District 7, 981-7170

23.  Follow-Up on Commuter Check Program  (PDF, 130 KB)

From:  Councilmember Spring

Recommendation: Direct City Manager to implement a Commuter Check Transit Voucher Program for all City employees to cover all non-private vehicle commute travel including BART and vanpools which does not demand parking in central Berkeley.

Contact:  Dona Spring, District 4, 981-7140

24.  Residential Permit Parking Reform  (PDF, 72 KB)

From:  Councilmember Spring

Recommendation:  Request the City Manager implement the administrative change reported to the Council on March 12, 2002 to allow Residential Preferential Parking permit holders to automatically purchase five one-day permits every year that are not designated by staff as applying to a specific date or license plate number.

Contact:  Dona Spring, District 4, 981-7140

25.  Proclamation for National League of Cities Race Equality Week  (PDF, 61 KB)

From:  Councilmembers Worthington and Breland

Recommendation:  Support the proclamation for National League of Cities Race Equality Week, September 23-29, 2002.

Contact:  Kriss Worthington, District 7, 981-7170; Margaret Breland, District 2, 981-7120

26.  Broadcasting the Women’s Health Forum  (PDF, 169 KB)

From:  Councilmember Maio

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution granting the Commission on the Status of Women $240 to offset the cost of broadcasting and taping the Women’s Health Forum being sponsored by the commission on Thursday, October 17, 2002.

Contact:  Linda Maio, District 1, 981-7110

27.  The Ohlone Greenway Natural and Cultural History Interpretive Exhibit  (PDF, 172 KB)

From:  Councilmember Maio

Recommendation:  Approve proclamation and presentation schedule to celebrate the dedication of the Ohlone Greenway Natural and Cultural History Interpretive Exhibit on September 24, 2002.

Contact:  Linda Maio, District 1, 981-7110

28.  Business License Tax Audit Annual Report Fiscal Year 2001  (PDF, 2.4 MB)

From:  City Auditor

Recommendation:  Request the City Manager clear the findings and implement the recommendations contained in this report by January 31, 2003 and return to Council in March 2003 with a report on results achieved.

Contact:  Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750

29.  Parks Recreation and Waterfront Cash Receipts/Cash Handling Audit  (PDF, 2 MB)

From:  City Auditor

Recommendation:  Request the City Manager report back in March and July 2003 on progress made in implementing the Auditor’s recommendations.

Contact:  Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750

30.  Treasury Cash Receipts/Cash Handling Audit  (PDF, 3 MB)

From:  City Auditor

Recommendation:  Request the City Manager report back to Council in March and July 2003 on implementation of the auditor’s recommendations.

Contact:  Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750

31.  Parking Prohibited on Marina Streets  (PDF, 205 KB)

From:  Waterfront Commission

Recommendation:  Request the City Manager investigate prohibiting any parking of large trucks and trailers and other commercial trucks 24 hours per day on Seawall Drive, Spinnaker Way, Marina Boulevard, and University Avenue in the Marina.

a.      From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  The City Manager concurs with the Commission’s recommendation.

Contact:  Cliff Marchetti, Secretary, 644-6376, x224

32.  Parking Prohibited on Certain Marina Street at Certain Times (CF-117-02)  (PDF, 422 KB)

From:  Waterfront Commission

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) to add section 6.20.255 to prohibit the parking of all vehicles and trailers between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. daily on Seawall Drive, Spinnaker Way, Marina Boulevard, and University Avenue in the Marina.

a.      From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  The City Manager concurs with the Commission’s recommendation.

Contact:  Cliff Marchetti, Secretary, 644-6376, x224

 

Action Calendar – Presentations

33.  Discussion and Possible Action Related to Proposed Swimming Pool Closures (PDF, 1.2 MB) (to be delivered)

From: City Manager

Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 981-6700

 

Action Calendar – Public Hearings

34.  Fees for Floating Homes; Additional Person Charge for Live-Aboards; and Charter Vessels  (PDF, 507 KB)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution amending Resolution 61,576-N.S. approving the following revisions to the rate schedule in the Berkeley Marina: 1)  establish a berth rate schedule for the thirteen floating homes in the Marina at the same per foor berth rate assessed to all berthers with 48 and 52 foot slips; 2)  a floating home assessment of $125 per month that is the same as the live-aboard fee assessed to the owner of a cruising live-aboard vessel; 3) establish a use fee of $.50 per customer for charter vessels docked in private docks in the Marine; and 4) eliminate the $50 per month fee for additional persons living aboard vessels in the Marina.

Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront 981-6700

35.  Fee for Tuolumne Camp  (PDF, 1.3 MB)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution approving an increase of existing fees and establishment of new fees for Tuolumne Camp for the two-year period, October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003 and rescind Resolution No. 61,080–N.S.

Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront, 981-6700

 

Information Reports

36.  Evaluation of Center Street Garage Evening Rates (PDF, 216 KB)  (CF 218-01)

From:  City Manager

Contact:  Fran David, Finance 981-7300/Peter Hillier, Transportation 981-7000

37.  Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals Scheduled for Possible Issuance in the Next 30 Days  (PDF,  171 KB)

From:  City Manager

Contact:  Fran David, Finance 981-7300

38.  Campaign for Access and Reproductive Equity (CARE 2000) Postcard Writing Campaign  (PDF, 64 KB)

From:  Councilmember Worthington

Contact:  Kriss Worthington, District 7, 981-7170

 

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.

Swimming Pools

1.                  Terry Cochrell, Archeitect-South Pool User

2.                  Frederick J. Lupke

3.                  Lynda Winslow

AB-1058

4.                  Charlie Peters

AB-2637 

5.                  Charlie Peters

SB-910 and SB-498

6.                  Joseph L. Dunn, Senator, 34th District

Closed Captioning

7.                  Ray Dobard

Stuart/Russell Traffic Signs

8.                  Karl Reeh, President LeConte Neighborhood Assosication

Zoning Adjustments Board Broadcast

9.                  John Denton, Ruth Denton

Parking Permits

10.              Temina Madon

Bolivar Drive in Aquatic Park

11.              Hank Resnik

 

Adjournment