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SUMMARY

 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2002

 

Preliminary Matters

 

Roll Call:  7:09 p.m. – all present

 

Ceremonial Matters: 

Rebuilding Together Expresses Its Thanks to the City

Action:  Received thank you.

Comments from the City Manager:

 

1.  Update on Bus Shelter Project – four new bus shelters have been installed.  Fourteen permits

have been issued for the installation of additional bus shelters over the next month.

 

2.  The Jazz School opened its winter semester in the location of the new art district with an

enrollment of 600 students.

 

3.  The Youth Commission and the Young Adult Project Teen Program will sponsor a workshop

on Proposition 21: Gang Violence and Juvenile Prevention Act, on Tuesday, January 22nd at the

Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Service Center, 1730 Oregon Street from 6 to 8 p.m.  A second

workshop is being scheduled at the Berkeley High School on Thursday, February 7th, from

10:30 a.m. – Noon in the Student Learning Center.

 

4.  The Teens Program will sponsor its fifth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Pancake Breakfast on

January 19th from 8 a.m. – Noon at the Frances Albrier Community Center at the San Pablo Park

located at 2800 Park Street.

 

Comments from the Public:  15 speakers.

 

Consent Calendar

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Maio) to adopt the Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated:

 

Recess Items

  1. Confirming Actions Taken by the City Manager During Winter Recess:
    a.  Purchase Order:  Anti-Virus Software

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to purchase a 1,000-user license for Trend Micro software including maintenance updates in an amount  not to exceed $30,797.

    Contact:  Chris Mead, Information Systems, 981-6500

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,402-N.S.

     

    b.  Contract:  Harrison Street Skate Park

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendment with Altman General Engineering by increasing the amount $60,000 for completion of the Harrison Street Skate Park per plans and specifications, in an amount not-to-exceed $435,000.

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

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,403-N.S.

     

  2. Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution reviewing and confirming the continued existence of a local emergency with regard to HIV transmission from use of HIV-infected needles among injection drug users, and authorizing the Local Health Officer to take steps to enable the operation of needle exchange emergency distribution.

    Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,404-N.S.

     

  3. Minutes for Approval

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Approve the minutes for Council meeting of December 18, 2001 (regular).

    Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

    Action:  Approved minutes.

     

  4. Cleanup Amendment to Business License Tax Administrative Appeal

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:   Adopt first reading of an Ordinance repealing Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 9.04.270.E to clean up administrative appeal process.

    Contact:  Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

    Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance.  Second reading scheduled for January 22, 2002.

     

  5. Purchase Order:  Electronic News Clipping Service

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution increasing the Purchase Order with ProFacto Research by $12,000 for electronic news clipping services for a total amount not to exceed $37,000.

    Contact:  Arietta Chakos, City Manager, 981-7000

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,405–N.S.

     

  6. Contract:  Car Sharing Demonstration Program

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement and any amendments with City CarShare to establish and manage a car-sharing program for a minimum of five cars serving Berkeley residents and workers for an amount not to exceed $54,000 for the period February 1, 2002 to January 31, 2003.

    Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,406–N.S.

     

  7. South Berkeley Revolving Loan Fund Certification

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution endorsing the South Berkeley Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Plan Certification as required by the Federal Economic Development Administration (EDA).

    Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,407-N.S.

     

  8. Contract:  Loan Packaging Services for Businesses

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the contract with Oakland Business Development Corporation (OBDC) by increasing the amount to $30,000, extending the period to September 30, 2003, and amending the Scope of Services to provide certain specialized technical assistance services and/or loan packaging services to businesses.

    Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,408–N.S.

     

  9. Contract:  Facade Grant Program and Services

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the contract with KwanLam Wong for architectural services, by increasing the amount by $8,000 for a total amount not to exceed $32,500, and extending the period to June 30, 2003 for the Façade Grant Program.

    Contact:  Bill Lambert, Economic Development, 705-8180

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,409-N.S.

     

  10. Joint Powers Agreement:  Bay Area Regional Immunization Registry

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving a Joint Powers Agreement with eight health jurisdictions to jointly create and operate a regional immunization information system called the Bay Area Regional Registry for the period January 14, 2002 through January 13, 2007.

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

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,410–N.S.

     

  11. Purchase Order: Furniture and Computers for Mental Health Administrative Offices

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to purchase furniture, computers, and telephone systems for Mental Health administrative office space at 2809 Telegraph Avenue in an amount not to exceed $165,001.

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

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,411–N.S.

     

  12. Temporary Employment Agency Services (TAC Staffing)

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing expenditures in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for TAC Staffing Services to provide temporary employment services to the Department of Health and Human Services for the period July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002.

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

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,412–N.S.

     

  13. Contract:  Civic Center Park Repair and Rehabilitiation

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the contract with Donaldson Associates by increasing the amount $8,800, to assist with certification of the Focused Environmental Impact Report for the repair and rehabilitation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Park for a total amount not to exceed $56,955 for the term ending June 30, 2002.

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

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,413–N.S.

     

  14. Contract:  Shorebird Environmental Learning Center – Straw Bale Building

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the Shorebird Environmental Learning Center – Straw Bale Building; accepting the negotiated proposal of Gilbert-Morad; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $396,000.

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

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,414-N.S.

      

  15. Bus Transportation for Recreation Programs

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing expenditures of up to $50,000 for bus transportation provided by the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) for Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department Recreation Programs for the period July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002.

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

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,415–N.S.

     

  16. Marina Ordinance Amendment

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance adding Section 6.20.170-C to the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) to correct an administrative error.

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

    Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance.  Second reading scheduled for January 22, 2002.

     

  17. Increasing the Number of Houseboat Berths at the Marina

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to request approval from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) to increase the number of approved houseboats at the Marina from twelve to thirteen and adopting a policy that no more than thirteen houseboat berths shall be permitted at the Berkeley Marina.

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

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,416–N.S.

     

  18. Carry-out and Quick Service Restaurants on San Pablo Avenue (CF-222-00)

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 23E.64.040.E and adding Section 23E.64.090H to prohibit food service drive-throughs on San Pablo Avenue and requiring additional findings for any Administrative Use Permit or Use Permit for Carry-Out Food Store or Quick Service Restaurant use on San Pablo Avenue.

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

    Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance.  Second reading scheduled for January 22, 2002.

     

  19. Zoning Ordinance Correction

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Sections 23C.04.060.A.3 and 23C.12.040.E.1 to correct typographical errors.

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

    Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance.  Second reading scheduled for January 22, 2002.

     

  20. Contract:  Traffic Signal at 7th & Grayson Project

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the 7th Street and Grayson Street Traffic Signal Project; accepting the bid of Dan Electric, and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $138,960 for the period January 15, 2002 to June 30, 2002.

    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,417–N.S.

     

  21. Contract:  Study for Old City Hall Master Plan

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with ELS Architects to provide a study for a seismic retrofit and a master plan for Old City Hall, in an amount not to exceed $100,000 for all services and reimbursable expenses for the period January 17, 2002 through December 31, 2002.

    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

    Action:  Removed from Consent Calendar by Councilmember Olds.  Held over to the meeting of January 22, 2001.

     

  22. Contract:  Marina Restroom Architectural and Engineering Services Replacement

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Burks Toma Architects, to provide architectural and engineering services for the Marina Restroom Replacement Project, in an amount not to exceed $55,000 for all services and reimbursable expenses for the period February 1, 2002 through February 2, 2004.

    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,418-N.S.

     

  23. Contract:  Safe Route to School Project

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving the plans and specifications for the Safe Route to Schools Project; rejecting all bids; and authorizing the City Manager to re-advertise the project and execute a contract and any amendments with the lowest responsible bidder in an amount not to exceed $500,000, for the period February 1, 2002 to December 30, 2002.

    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,419–N.S., but noted for the record that the Regent/Oregon Neighborhood Group is concerned and are meeting with staff to work together to modify the contract.

     

  24. Grant:  I-80 Bicycle/Pedestrian Overcrossing

    From:  City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution accepting Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (CMA) funding of $200,000 for the Berkeley I-80 Bicycle/Pedestrian Overcrossing and authorizing the City Manager to execute a grant agreement and any amendments with the Congestion Management Agency.

    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,420-N.S.

     

  25. Waiving Fees for Woman’s Will Shakespeare Company

    From:  Councilmember Armstrong

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution waiving special event permit fees in the amount of $424, associated with performances by Woman’s Will Shakespeare Company this summer on July 13, 2002 and July 14, 2002 at John Hinkel Park and July 20, 2002 and July 21, 2002 at Live Oak Park.

    Contact:  Polly Armstrong, Councilmember District 8, 981-7180

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,421–N.S.

     

  26. Weekly Crime Reports to Council

    From:  Councilmember Olds

    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager send reports of crime activity in each district to every Council representative and that a report of crime in the entire City be sent to the Mayor on a weekly basis.

    Contact:  Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6. 981-7160

    Action:  Withdrawn by Councilmember Olds.

     

  27. Exceptions for Disabled Vehicles

    From:  Councilmember Olds

    Recommendation:  Request the City Manager evaluate the possibility of exempting vehicles with disabled permits parked in specially designated blue zones in residential areas from street sweeping citations.

    Contact:  Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6. 981-7160

    Action:  Approved recommendation.

     

  28. Reappoint Pinkie Payne and Helen Wheeler to Berkeley Housing Authority

    From:  Mayor Dean

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution reappointing Pinkie Payne and Helen Wheeler to the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) as representatives of the Public Housing Program/Section 8 Program constituencies.

    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,422–N.S.

      

  29. City Loan to Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

    From Mayor Dean and Councilmember Breland

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution extending repayment of the $100,000 loan agreement with Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA) due December 31, 2001, for a period of up to one year, if necessary, and refer to the City Manager the request from BYA for forgiveness of the loan, with a report back to the Council from the City Manager as to his recommendation regarding this matter.

    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100; Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 981-7120

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,423–N.S. and referred the request from BYA to the budget review process.

     

  30. Agenda Listings Regarding Environmental Illnesses

    From:  Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation:  Support the City Manager’s recommendation on the proposed language simplification for the agenda listings on all public meeting notices to accommodate people with environmental illnesses and to be in compliance with the American Disabilities Act.

    Contact:  Councilmember Spring, 981-7140

    Action:  See Item 35 for action.

     

  31. Reallocating Funds for North Shattuck Beautification

    From:  Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution reallocating $25,000 once intended for a mural art project in North Shattuck, to landscaping permanent barriers in North Shattuck area on Cedar Street at Milvia and Grant Streets.

    Contact:  Councilmember Spring, 981-7140

    Action:  Removed from Consent Calendar by the City Manager and held over to the January 22, 2002 meeting.

     

  32. Slide Presentation on Public Safety Antenna

    From:  Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation:  Allow approximately a seven minute slide presentation of the visual impacts of the public safety building antennae at the beginning of the subject public hearing on January 22, 2002.

    Contact:  Councilmember Spring, 981-7140

    Action:  Approved recommendation to allow slide presentation at the public safety antennae public hearing on January 22, 2002.

     

  33. Reject Inclusion of Anonymous Letters in Council Packet

    From:  Mayor Dean and Councilmember Olds

    Recommendation:  Adopt a policy that anonymous letters sent to the Council on any subject will not be included in the Council packet when it is published and distributed.

    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100; Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 981-7160

    Action:  Removed from Consent Calendar by Councilmember Worthington and held over to the January 22, 2002 meeting.

     

  34. Gun Legislation

    From:  Mayor Dean

    Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager to: a) determine how best to inform residents of a new State law requiring purchasers and transferees of handguns to obtain a “basic firearms safety certification”, and the creation of a database which will assist local law enforcement in determining individuals who are prohibited from possessing a firearm of any kind; and b) send letters of appreciation to Governor Davis and authors and co-authors working to enact this gun regulation legislation.

    Contact:  Shirley Dean, Mayor, 981-7100

    Action:  Approved recommendation.

     

  35. Meeting Notice Language Regarding Scented Products  (withdrawn by the City Manager at the December 18 meeting)

    From:  Commission on Disability

    Recommendation:  Change the City’s language, appearing on City meeting notices, regarding scented products to say the following:  “Please refrain from wearing scented products (perfume, cologne, after-shave, etc.) to these meetings, as there may be people in attendance who are allergic and can be seriously harmed by exposure to these products.”

    From:  Rene Cardinaux, Acting Secretary, 981-6342
    a.  City Manager Report

    Recommendation:  Change the language appearing on City meeting notices to say the following:  Smoking is not allowed, and  the City Council requests that people refrain from wearing scented products to the meeting.”

    Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

    Action:  Councilmember Olds moved the City Manager’s recommendation  with deletion of the language regarding smoking as shown above.

     

  36. Residential Energy Conservation Contest

    From:  Energy Commission

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution creating a city-wide contest to recognize and highlight recent achievements by Berkeley residents to conserve electricity at home and to inspire others to try such conservation themselves.

    Contact:  Neal De Snoo, Secretary, 981-5434

    a.  City Manager Report

    Recommendation:  The City Manager concurs with the content and recommendations of the Commission.

    Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

    Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 61,424-N.S.

     

  37. Repealing Sales Tax for Meals Served at Municipal Camps

    From:  Parks and Recreation Commission

    Recommendation:  Direct the City Manager to request that the City’s legislative advocate contact our State Representatives and impacted municipalities and urge them to work to repeal the sales tax on meals served at municipal camps.

    Contact:  Jay Kelekian, Secretary, 981-6707

    a.  City Manager Report

    Recommendation:  The City Manager concurs with the content and recommendations of the Commission.

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

    Action:  Approved the Commission’s recommendation.

     

  38. San Francisco Airport Expansion

    From:  Waterfront Commission

    Recommendation:  Oppose any expansion of SFO Airport that involves placing fill in the Bay.

    Contact:  Cliff Marchetti, Secretary, 644-6376 x224

    a.  City Manager Report

    Recommendation:  The City Manager takes no position concerning the recommendations of the Commission.

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

    Action:  Removed from Consent by Councilmember Olds and held over to the January 22, 2002 meeting.

Public Hearings

  1. City Abatement of 1222 Russell Street

    a.  Communication from property owner, Joel Baker, Ph.D., requesting hearing

    contesting costs.

    Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

    b.  City Manager Report

    Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution rejecting the property owner’s objection to the cost of the abatement at 1222 Russell Street and allowing the property lien to be recorded as written and approved by the Director of Environmental Health, Director of Health and Human Services, and City Manager.

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

     

    Public Testimony:  The Mayor opened the public hearing.  Heard from the property owner Joel Baker.  Moved, seconded, carried (Breland/Spring) to close the public hearing.

     

    Actions:  Moved, seconded, carried (Breland/Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 61,425-N.S. rejecting the property owner’s objection to the cost of the abatement and allowing the property lien to be recorded.
     

  2. Public Nuisance Declared at 3039 Shattuck Avenue – Brothers’ Liquors

    a.  Appeal filed by Thomas Swihart on behalf of Abdo Aldafari from decision by the Zoning Adjustments Board declaring 3039 Shattuck Avenue, dba: Brothers’ Liquors to be a public nuisance and imposing operating conditions on the use as a remedy.

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

    b.  City Manager Report

    Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing as required by Section 23B.64.060 of the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC), and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution upholding the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) declaring 3039 Shattuck Avenue a public nuisance and directing staff in the preparation of a resolution to either impose operating conditions or order the business closed in its entirety to abate said nuisance.

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

    c.  Communications:

    1. Byron Onisko

    2. Jennifer Elrod

    3. Mikel Clifford

    4. Victoria Ortiz

    5. Douglas James

    6. Janice Greenberg

    7. Deborah Barer

    8. Dr. Layan Dawud Said

    9. Ava M. Jourdain

    10. Andrea McCants

    11. Annie Tyson

    12. Margaret & Julie Bruckman

    13. Janet Roberts

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

     

    Public Testimony:  The Mayor opened the public hearing.  48 speakers.  Moved, seconded, carried (Olds/Armstrong) to close the public hearing.

     

    Actions:  Moved, seconded, carried (Armstrong/Hawley; Noes - Shirek) declaring Brothers Liquors a public nuisance, ordering cessation of the use.  Staff to bring back a resolution for adoption with appropriate findings.

Information Reports

  1. Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals

    From:  City Manager

    Contact:  Frances David, Finance, 981-7300

    Action:  Received and filed.

     

  2. Update on 1610 AM System (CF 14-01)

    From:  City Manager

    Contact:  Reginald Garcia, Fire, 981-5500

    Action:  Received and filed.

     

  3. Update on Bus Shelters (CF 215-00)

    From:  City Manager

    Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning and Development, 705-8101

    Action:  Moved to Action by Councilmember Hawley and held over to the February 5, 2002 meeting.

     

  4. Elimination of Auto-Related Uses on University Avenue (CF 44-00)

    From:  City Manager

    Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning and Development, 705-8101

    Action:  Moved to Action by Councilmember Spring and held over to the February 5, 2002 meeting.

     

  5. Class on Energy at Berkeley Adult School

    From:  Energy Commission

    Contact:  Neal De Snoo, Secretary, 981-5434

    Action:  Received and filed.

     

  6. Living Wage Ordinance, Berkeley Marina

    From:  Waterfront Commission

    Contact:  Cliff Marchetti, Secretary, 644-6376 x224

    a.City Manager Report

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

    Action:  Received and filed.

Communications

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

 

Page No.

  1. Regarding the Conscientious Objector resolution:

    1. Laszlo D. Lombardo

    2. Michael Turok (LCDR U.S. Navy - Retired)

    3. Brian Mayo
       

  2. Regarding the Santa Fe right-of-way:

    1. Charley Paffenbarger

    2. Wendy Weikel

    3. Single communication from the following:

      Ted Gartner, Berkeley Partners for Parks - Breland

      Beebo Turman, Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative

      Richard Register, EcoCity Builders

      Jacque Ensign, Berkeley Path Wanderers Association

      Janet Byron, Friends of Strawberry Creek

      John Steere, California Urban Creeks Council

      Anne Eastland, Hooper Commons Association

      Daniel Miller, BOSS Urban Gardening Institute

      Karl Linn, Berkeley EcoHouse

      Dave Cohen, Bay Area Sustainable Transportation Education Project

      Jack Appleyard, Ohlone Greenway Project
       

  3. Ray Dobard, regarding one hour parking signs. - Worthington

     

  4. Regarding the Afghanistan resolution:

    1. Andrew Bishop

    2. Corey W. Anderson

    3. Ronald Geilow

    4. Steve Scholze  

    5. Barbara Wilkie

     

  5. Regarding the banning of flags on Berkeley fire trucks:

    1. Gabriella

     

  6. Petition, signed by 15 people, regarding the planned residential expansion at 2323 Glen Avenue.

     

  7. Therese F. Alvillar, regarding Jason Meggs history of criticizing police officers.

     

  8. Regarding bicycle confiscated by UCPD: - Worthington

    1. Jason Meggs

    2. Alan Wachtel

     

  9. Anonymous, regarding Jupiter Restaurant. - Worthington

     

  10. Regarding Ed Roberts campus:

    1. Patricia Bland Becker, Ph.D.

    2. Ralf Hotchkiss

    3. Sid Wolinsky

    4. Guy W. Thomas

    5. Susan Henderson

     

  11. Regarding the General Plan:

    1. Deborah Gomez

    2. Aliza Shapiro

    3. Karen Gottdenker

    4. Terry Cochrell

    5. Lenora Moore - Breland

    6. Trena Cleland

    7. Susan Moon

    8. Jason Meggs (3 letters)

    9. Steve Anderson

    10. Mary Archer

    11. Daniel Duart

     

  12. Ray Dobard, regarding police conspiracy to interfere with civil rights - Breland  
     

  13. Leuren Moret, regarding Tritium Treatability Study - Breland  
     

  14. Howie Muir, regarding development - Spring

     

  15. Miyuki Saito, regarding 2507 McGee Avenue

     

  16. Victor R. Hanson, regarding 1439 Oxford Street

     

  17. Jami Caseber, regarding wood burning appliances

     

  18. Paul Koretz, Assemblyman 42nd District, thanking Council for their support of AB 181 to protect minimum wage.

     

  19. Regarding Meeting Notice Language: - Spring

    1. Judy Meyer

    2. Jonathan Gold

    3. Barbara Wilkie

    4. Carol David

    5. Charlotte Shoemaker

     

  20. Ray Dobard, regarding garbage service - Worthington

 

Supplemental Communications and Agenda Reports

 

Item 6 - Contract:  City CarShare Program

  1. Supplemental Report from the City Manager

Item 30 - Meeting Notice Language Regarding Scented Products

  1. Leon Avid

Item 40 - Public Nuisance Declared at 3039 Shattuck Avenue – Brothers’ Liquors

  1. Complete copy of communication 40.c.9 (Ava Jourdain)

  2. Anonymous

  3. Jomo Heath

  4. Vesta Mack

  5. Joshua Jones

  6. Sam Herbert

Adjournment

 

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Spring; Noes – Armstrong, Hawley, Olds, Dean) to suspend Council Rules to extend the meeting to 11:15 p.m..

 

Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Armstrong/Hawley; Noes – Shirek, Worthington) to extend the meeting to 11:30 p.m.

 

Adjourned at 11:29 p.m. in memory of Marilee Lewis and Tom Berkley.


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2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California  94704
Telephone (510) 981-6900; TDD (510) 981-6903; Fax (510) 981-6901
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
E-mail:
clerk@ci.berkeley.ca.us
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