Regular Meeting eAgenda
October 8
, 2002

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AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 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.

1)  Smart Lights Awards to Energy-Saving Local Businesses

2)  Proclamation for National Coming Out Day

3)  Thank You to Council from Rebuilding Together

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.

Comments from Youth:  A total of 15 minutes is designated to allow youth an opportunity to address the Council.  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. Minutes for Approval (PDF, 3.2 MB)

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Approve minutes of:  a)  September 10, 2002 (regular); b)  September 10, 2002 (special); c)  September 17, 2002 (regular); d)  September 17, 2002 (special)  and e)  September 24, 2002 (regular).

    Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk 981-6900
     

  2. Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution (PDF, 166 KB)

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution reviewing and confirming the continued existence of a local emergency with regard to HIV transmission from the 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
     

  3. Smokefree Doorways (CF 23-02) (PDF, 482 KB)

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 12.70, the Smoking Pollution Control Ordinance, of Title 12, Public Health, to add Section 12.70.030.U and to amend Sections 12.70.060A and 12.70.060D relating to a ban on smoking within 20 feet of entrances, exits, and air intake vents of buildings open to the public.

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

  4. Regulating Business Licenses (PDF, 329 KB)

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Chapter 9.04 of the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC), to delete references to any specific version of the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Manual.

    Contact: Fran David, Finance 981-7300
     

  5. Marina Berths for Nonprofits in Exchange for Community Service (PDF, 262 KB)

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving applications for renewal of nonprofit in lieu of fee status and waiving berth fees at the Berkeley Marina for the Cal Sailing Club and Nautilus Institute.

    Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront 981-6700
     

  6. Contract:  Vehicle Wash and Detail (PDF, 340 KB)

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Berkeley Touchless Car Wash for car wash and detailing services for one year beginning November 1, 2002, with an option for the City Manager to extend the contract up to five years in an amount not to exceed $40,000 annually.

    Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works 981-6300
     

  7. Contract:  Homeless Prevention Program (PDF, 148 KB) (To be delivered)

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity, Inc. in the amount of $110,000 for continuing operation of the City’s Homeless Prevention Program for the period July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

    Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing 981-5400
     

  8. Confirm Appointment of Zelda S. Clark to the Berkeley Housing Authority (PDF, 269 KB)

    From:  Mayor Dean

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution confirming the Mayor’s appointment of Zelda S. Clark to the vacant Tenant Commissioner position on the Berkeley Housing Authority.

    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor 981-7100
     

  9. Pedestrian Signal for the Blind (PDF, 109 KB)

    From:  Mayor Dean

    Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager, the Commission on Disability, the Transportation Commission, and the Public Works Commission, a request to evaluate and report back to Council on the most appropriate type of pedestrian signalization for blind persons that is feasible in the context of the City’s total signalization program, needs, and costs, and the many varieties of pedestrian signalization possibilities for the visually-impaired.

    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor 981-7100
     

  10. Budget Referral: City CarShare (PDF, 141 KB)

    From:  Councilmember Hawley

    Recommendation:  Refer to the budget process a request from City CarShare for $54,400 in FY2002-03 to add additional vehicles and clean-air vehicles to the CarShare fleet.

    Contact:  Mim Hawley, Councilmember District 5, 981-7150
     

  11. Support for House Concurrent Resolution 473 (PDF, 309 KB)

    From:  Councilmembers Hawley and Armstrong

    Recommendation:  Support House Resolution 473, recently introduced by Representative Barbara Lee, “expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the importance of the United States working through the United Nations to assure Iraq’s compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolutions and advance peace and security in the Persian Gulf region.”  Send letters confirming the City’s support to Congresswoman Lee, Senators Boxer and Feinstein, and President Bush.

    Contact:  Mim Hawley, Councilmember District 5, 981-7150; Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 981-7180
     

  12. Support of House Concurrent Resolution 473 (PDF, 380 KB)

    From:  Councilmember Maio and Vice Mayor Shirek

    Recommendation:  Support House Concurrent Resolution 473 calling for the United States to work through the United Nations to renew arms inspection, assure Iraqi compliance with U.N. Resolution, oppose unprovoked unilateral first-strike military action, and communicate our support to the President, the Congress, and the Secretary General of the United Nations.

    Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110; Maudelle Shirek, Councilmember District 3, 981-7130
     

  13. Support Resolution for Equal Representation in UC Berkeley Admissions, Standardized Tests, and the New Master Plan for Education (PDF, 1.3 MB)

    From:  Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Support the Resolution to support equal representation and affirmative action in UC Berkeley admissions, standardized tests, and the New Master Plan for education.

    Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170
     

  14. Support Resolution for Global Day of Protest Against Coca-Cola to Provide HIV/AIDS Treatment for Their Workers in Africa (PDF, 909 KB)

    From:  Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Support the Resolution for a global day of protest against Coca-Cola to provide HIV/AIDS treatment for their workers in Africa.

    Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170
     

  15. Fee Waiver:  Sound Permit for Concert for Peace (PDF, 56 KB)

    From:  Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution waiving sound permit fee for Concert for Peace, Saturday, October 12, 2002, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in People’s Park.

    Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170
     

  16. Fee Waiver: Sound Permit for Star Alliance Concert (PDF, 46 KB)

    From:  Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation:  Waive $28 for a sound permit for a multi-cultural concert Saturday, October 12, 2002 at People’s Park.

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

  17. Proclamation Honoring Robert Zimmerman and His Music (PDF, 195 KB)

    From:  Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Support the proclamation honoring Robert Zimmerman and his music.

    Contact:  Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170
     

  18. Fee Waiver: Annual Back to School – Stay in School Community Fair (PDF, 69 KB)

    From:  Councilmember Breland

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution waiving fees associated with Annual Back to School – Stay in School Community Fair sponsored by McGee Avenue Baptist Church.  This includes 2 blocks of street closure (1 block McGee/1 block Stuart St., event permit, sound permit, and maintenance deposit).

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

  19. Art in Public Spaces (PDF, 62 KB)

    From:  Councilmembers Maio and Spring

    Recommendation:  Direct the City Manager to ensure all artwork to be placed in public spaces be reviewed and approved by the Civic Arts Commission.

    Contact:  Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110/Dona Spring, District 4, 981-7140
     

  20. Recording Spring’s Vote Supporting the 2471 Shattuck Avenue Housing Project (PDF, 52 KB)

    From:  Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation:  The City Clerk record Councilmember Spring voting in support of the 2471 Shattuck Avenue mixed use commercial and housing development and that the City Clerk make this change to the July 23, 2002 minutes and Resolution.

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

  21. Establishing Transportation Mitigation Fees (PDF, 67 KB)

    From:  Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager study and establish a policy to allow the City to collect transportation mitigation fees when parking requirements are waived.

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

Action Calendar – Old Business

  1. Oppose California State Proposition 51:  Traffic Congestion Relief and Safe School Bus Act (PDF, 500 KB)  (Held over by Councilmember Worthington from 9/24)

    From:  Councilmember Hawley

    Recommendation:  Oppose California State Proposition 51, which earmarks funding for 45 specified projects totaling $910 million in 2003-04, with subsequent annual increases.

    Contact:  Mim Hawley, District 5, 981-7150
     

Information Reports

  1. Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals (PDF, 192 KB)

    From:  City Manager

    Contact:  Fran David, Finance 981-7300
     

  2. Status Report:  2002 Living Wage and Equal Benefits Waivers (PDF, 329 KB)

    From:  City Manager

    Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager 981-7006
     

  3. Work Plan Update-Year End Report (PDF, 944 KB)

    From: City Manager

    Contact: Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager 981-7006
     

  4. “Solar Schools” Renewable Energy Program (PDF, 198 KB)

    From:  City Manager

    Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400
     

  5. “Smart Lights” Commercial Lighting Program Successes (PDF, 228 KB)

    From:  City Manager

    Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing 981-5400
     

  6. Grant: Tobacco Cessation Services (PDF, 127 KB)

    From: City Manager

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

  7. Grant: Nutrition Education and Fitness (PDF, 204 KB)

    From: City Manager

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

  8. Aquatic Park Vegetation Management and Tree Trimming Status Report (PDF, 568 KB)

    From:  City Manager

    Contact:  Lisa Caronna, Parks and Waterfront 981-6700
     

  9. Landmarks Preservation Commission Notice of Decision:  Approval of the Structural Alteration Permit for 2081 Addison Street (PDF, 262 KB)

    From: City Manager

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

  10. Landmarks Preservation Commission Notices of Decision: Designation as City of Berkeley Landmarks-2018-2036 University Avenue, 1962 Yosemite Road and 2733 Buena Vista Way, Designation as a City of Berkeley Historic District-The La Loma Park Historic District; Designation as a City of Berkeley Structure of Merit-2944 Elmwood Court. (PDF, 2.6 MB)

    From: City Manager

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

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.

2323 Glen Avenue

1.      Freya & Mark Reed

Space Preservation Act and Space Preservation Treaty

2.      Congresswoman Barbara Lee

U.S. Participation in International Criminal Court

3.      Jenny Jiang

Development of a Commuter Ferry Terminal in Eastshore State Park

4.      Brad Sundeen

5.      Paula Burch

6.      Kirk Abbott

7.      Kristin Ohlson

8.      Lawrence Tiglao

9.      William Smith

10.  Rita Minjares

11.  Werner Koellner

12.  Donald Forman

13.  Marjorie Macris

14.  Peter Rauch

15.  Nera doNasamerto

Right to Education Campaign at Birzeit University

16.  Robin Reynolds

ADA Improvements at Berkeley Rail Stop

17.  Clem Bomar, Department of Transportation, Division of Rail

Bio-Diesel Fuel Use

18.  Terry Cochrell

Eastshore State Park Project Preliminary Genral Plan

19.  Margie Gurdziel

Willard Pool Closure

20.  Mary Abernathy

Request to Address Council Regarding Civil Rights Violations at Berkeley Community Media

21.  Earnest Darden

Airing of Earnest Darden Tapes on Cable Channels 25 and 78

22.  Earnest Darden

Broadcasting of Zoning Adjustments Board Meetings on B-TV

23.  24 Signature Petition Submitted by Honor Thompson

Israel Baraban.Com 9/17 Update

24.  Jake Berzon

Development of Housing

25.  Albert Sukoff

Proposition 46 Statewide Housing Bond

26.  Councilmember Mim Hawley

Boycott Berkeley

27.  Mick Orton

Clean Air Act

28.  Peter Tsirigotis, Clean Air Markets Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Berkeley High School Issues

29.  Terry Cochrell

West Campus Pool

30.  Jean Johnsen

State Funds Invested in Offshore Companies

31.  Philip Angelides, State Treasurer

Traffic Calming

32.  Sandra Lee Sheffield

33.  Susi Jensen

Eligibility Interviewing at Berkeley Housing Authority

34.  Roberta Edwards

Resolution in Opposition of U.S. Military Action in Iraq Adopted by Santa Cruz

35.  Aila Selke

 

Adjournment