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BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL CLOSED MEETING

Monday, November 17, 20035:00 p.m.

6th Floor Conference Room, 2180 Milvia Street

Teleconference Location-1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

 

Closed Session

1.      Roll Call:  5:05 p.m.

Present:      Councilmembers Hawley, Maio, Spring, Worthington, Wozniak, and Mayor Bates.

Absent:       Councilmembers Breland, Olds, and Shirek.

2.      Public Comment: No speakers.

3.      The City Council recessd to closed session to discuss each of the following matters, not necessarily in the order listed below:

a.      CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.9(a):

 

1.      City of Berkeley v. Reza Valiyee, et al.
Superior Court No. 737686-3

2.      City of Berkeley v. Reza Valiyee, et al.
Superior Court No. 748526-4

3.      John Iverson v. City of Berkeley
U.S. Department of HUD, #099511608

4.      Mary B. Hanna v. City, Landmark Preservation, ZAB
ACSC No. 795419-9

5.      People v. Arcadia Machine & Tool, Inc., et al.
Superior Court (SF) No. 303753

6.      Eugene Evans, et al. v. City of Berkeley, et al.
California Supreme Court No. S11261

7.      Hillside Drilling, Inc. v. City of Berkeley, et al.
United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit  No.02 15767

8.      RUI One Corp., a Washington Corporation v. City of Berkeley
United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit No 02 15762

9.      Qwest Communications Corp. v. City of Berkeley
USDC No. C 01 0663 SI

10.  Elizabeth O’Malley, et al. v. City LPC, et al.
ACSC No. 837247-5

11.  City of Berkeley v. Reza Valiyee
ACSC No. 837667-1

12.  Rash B. Ghosh v. ZAB
DEH No. 09-01-0540-08

13.  Metromedia Fiber Network v. City of Berkeley
USDC No. C 01 00722 CRB

14.  Harry K. Vernon v. City of Berkeley, State of California
ACAS No. 842999-1

15.  Robert H. James and Beverly James v. BRSB; City; M. Estrada, et al.
ACSC No. 2002 043234

16.  Rash B. Ghosh v. Shirley Dean, Mayor, City Council, ZAB, Zoning Dept.
ACSC No. 2002 043750

17.  Stephen P. White v. City, Fran David, Costello, Marine Lien Sale Service
ACSC No. 2002 041813

18.  Marie Bowman (Neighbors For Sensible Development For 2517 Sacramento Street v. City of Berkeley
ACSC No. 2002 057279

19.  Alice Landis and Lynda Hart v. City Council of the City of Berkeley
ACSC No. 2002 057801

20.  Berkeley Police Association v. City of Berkeley, PRC
ACSC No. 2002 057569

21.  Howie Muir, Julie Dininson, Douglas M. Press aka Neighbors For Responsible Development v. City, 2700 San Pablo LLC and Jubilee Restoration
ACSC No. 2002 063165

22.  Helix Electric Inc., v. Arntz Builders; The American Insurance Company; City of Berkeley
ACSC No. 2002 061480

23.  Richard Schwarzmann v. City of Berkeley, et al.
ACSC No. 2001 26119

24.  City of Berkeley v. Heritage Cablevision of Delaware, Inc., et al.
ACSC No. 2002 073739

25.  Peter Cukor and Andrea Cukor v. City of Berkeley, City Council, et al.
ACSC No. PG 03 081846

26.  Peter Cukor and Andrea Cukor v. All Persons Interested
ACSC No. RG 03 082744

27.  Leslie Landberg, Howie Muir v. City of Berkeley, 2471 Shattuck LLC
ACSC No. RG 03 085104

28.  Anthony W. Hawthorne and Patricia D. Hawthorne v. City of Berkeley, et al.
ACSC No. RG 03 089481

29.  Bay Systems Integrators, Inc. v. Helix Electric, Inc., City of Berkeley, American Ins. Co.
ACSC No. RG 03 089440

30.  Stephen Nemeth v. City/Victor Hanson, Schmier Industrial Properties
ACSC No. 2002 055278

31.  City of Berkeley v. Donald Sebanc
ACSC No. BG 03 088362

32.  Raymond L. Dobard v. City of Berkeley, et al.
ACSC No. BG 03 095378

33.  Alice Landis and Lynda Hart v. City Council of the City of Berkeley
ACSC No. RG 03 103094

34.  Earnest Darden v. Berkeley Community Media and Berkeley City Council
USDC No. C 03 3264 MMC

b.      AMICUS CASES:

1.      United States of America v. Lakireddy Bali Reddy
USDC No. 4-00-0004 WDE

2.      Cashman v. City of Cotati
USDC No. C 99 3641 WHO

3.      Eastburn v. Regional Fire Protection Authority
USCA 4th Dist., Div. 2, No. CV E029463

4.      Oak Creek Estates v. Town of Pasadena
USCA 3rd Dist. Nos. C 938577 and C 039424

5.      Harvest Church v. City of Concord
USCA 1st Dist. No. A096604

6.      Chevron, USA, Inc. v. Cayetano
USCA 9th Cir.

7.      Richmond v. Shasta Community Services District
USCA 3rd Dist. No. C 034239

8.      Wasatch Property Management v. Degrate
California Supreme Ct. No. S112386

c.       CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.9(b):

 

1.      The City Council will confer with the City Attorney regarding possible litigation resulting from a claim submitted by Arntz Builder's for costs above the contract dollar ceiling for the renovation project at the Berkeley Public Library

 

Adjournment

Adjourned at 6:25 p.m.