Regular Meeting eAgenda
January 21
, 2003

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AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

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.     Zoning Ordinance Amendment: Summary Denial of Permits in Cases Involving Nuisance Abatement (PDF, 72 KB) (First Vote – Unanimous)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:   Adopt second reading of an Ordinance adding a new section 23B.24.070 to the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC), to permit the summary denial of applications to legalize public nuisances that the City has already ordered to be abated.

Contact: Carol Barrett, Planning, 981-7400

2.     Adoption of Building Codes (PDF, 2.25 MB) (First Vote – Unanimous)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt 1) second reading of an Ordinance repealing the Berkeley Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Codes and related procedural provisions in Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapters 19.28, 19.30, 19.32 and 19.36 and adopting new Chapters 19.28, 19.30, 19.32 and 19.36 and procedural provisions.

Contact: Carol Barrett, Planning, 981-7400 

3.     Contract: Landfill Postclosure Monitoring and Maintenance Project (PDF, 271 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with SCS Field Services, for an amount not to exceed $250,000, for the engineering services for the landfill postclosure monitoring and maintenance project at Cesar Chavez Park, for the period of February 2, 2003 to March 31, 2006, with an option to extend the contract for one additional year.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

4.     Contract: Roof Repairs and Replacement at Various Locations (PDF, 232 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution approving the plans and specifications for roof repairs and replacement at various locations; accepting the bid of State Roofing Systems, Inc. and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders in an amount not to exceed $107,400.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

5.     Approval for Mayor to Assist with Ed Roberts Campus Funding (PDF, 399 KB)

From:  Mayor Bates

Recommendation:   Authorize the Mayor to communicate the City’s support of funding for the Ed Roberts Campus (ERC) and to communicate that support to the University of California (UC), state of California, federal, and private organizations.  This work cannot include discussion in land use or design issues related to the ERC’s proposal currently before the Zoning Adjustments Board.

Contact:  Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

6.     Status Report on Harrison Street Playing Fields and Skateboard Park (PDF, 138 KB)

From:  Councilmember Spring

Recommendation:   Request the City Manager schedule a status report on the air and ground pollution issues occurring at Harrison Street Playing Fields and Skateboard Park.

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

a.     City Manager Information Report (PDF, 488 KB)

From:  City Manager

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


Action Calendar – Public Hearings

7.     Appeals: 2508 –2514 - 2416 Benvenue Avenue (Project 1, Use Permit 01-10000075) and 2500 Benvenue Avenue (Project 2, Use Permit 02-10000021)

a.   City Manager Report (PDF, 2.1 MB) (see agenda packet of December 10, 2002)

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion: 1) Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board, based on the attached record and findings and conditions, to approve the projects at 2508 and 2514 Benvenue Avenue – (Project 1 – Use Permit 01-10000075) and remanding the decision of the Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate the existing buildings at 2514 and 2516 Benvenue Avenue as Structures of Merit, with directions to vacate that designation due to the effect of Government Code Section 37361; and  2) Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board, based on the attached record and findings and conditions, to approve the project at 2500 Benvenue Avenue (Project 2 – Use Permit 02-10000021) to allow the renovation and reconfiguration of an existing apartment building and add 12 new units.

Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning, 981-7400

b.     Appeals (see agenda packet of December 10, 2002)

1.   Sharon Hudson–2508 and 2514 Benvenue Avenue–Use Permit 01-10000075 (ZAB) (PDF, 1.9 MB)

2.   American Baptist Seminary of the West–2514 and 2516 Benvenue Avenue (LPC) (PDF, 6.2 MB)

3.   Sharon Hudson–2500 Benvenue Avenue–Use Permit 02-10000021 (ZAB) (PDF, 2.1 MB)

c.     Communications (PDF, 2.8 MB) (December 10, 2002–numbering follows original sequence)

1.     Bjorn Poonen

2.     Ron Weaver

3.     Ian and April McDonald

4.     Anand Kulkarni

5.     Joseph Stubbs

6.     David Levy

7.     Sharon Hudson

8.     Dianne Ayres

9.     Tuan Nguyen

10.  Carl Boe

11.  John English

12.  Paul Vojta

13.  Elinor Roberts

14.  Michelle Pellegrin

15.  First supplement submitted by Sharon Hudson dated December 2, 2002

d.     Supplemental Reports and Communications #1 (PDF, 1.2 MB) (December 10, 2002–numbering follows original sequence)

22.  Revised Resolutions (2)

23.  Karen Vuto

24.  Abel M. Morales

25.  Sally B. Woodbridge

26.  Gabriel Hermelin

27.  Margaret Keig

28.  Marie Onwubuariri

29.  Victor C. Magpoc

30.  Richard Register

31.  Whitney Bauman

32.  Sally Sachs

33.  Eileen M. Harrington

34.  Norman W. Brudigam, P.E.

35.  Dianne Ayers

36.  John Hykes

e.     Supplemental Reports and Communications #2 (PDF, 756 KB) (December 10, 2002–numbering follows original sequence) 

129.   Sharon Hudson

130.   Nancy Smith

131.   Jon-Barrett Havrilesko

132.   Jennifer Kaufer

133.   Karen Kho

134.   Michelle Holmes

135.   Kathryn Choy-Wong

136.   Karen DeWeese

137.   Benvenue Neighbors Association

f.      Supplemental Reports and Communications #3  (PDF, 469 KB) (December 10, 2002–numbering follows original sequence)

154.   Planning Department Revised Resolutions

155.   Landmarks Preservation Commission

g.     Communications (January 21, 2003)

1.     David Levy (including updated drawings submitted by Aran Kaufer) (PDF, 4.9 MB)

2.     Jerry Sulliger (2) (PDF, 187 KB)

3.     Second supplement submitted by Sharon Hudson dated January 9, 2003 (PDF, 7 MB)

4.     Hearst-Curtis-Delaware Neighborhood Association (PDF, 52 KB)

5.     John Caner (2) (PDF, 252 KB)

6.     Third supplement submitted by Sharon Hudson dated January 13, 2003 (PDF, 3.6 MB)

7.     Paul Vojta (PDF, 136 KB)

 

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 Civ. 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.

 

Items Not Approved by Rules Committee

Council Rules of Procedure require that if the Auditor or a Councilmember desires to place an item, not approved by the Rules Committee, on the Council's agenda, the report is to be listed on this section of the Agenda.  The item may be discussed and acted upon only upon passage of a Council motion to take up the matter contrary to the determination of the Rules Committee.


Information Reports

8.     Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals (PDF, 276 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300


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.

Marina Master Plan

1.     Paul Kamen

Bus Shelters

2.     Karen Craig

Florence Street Sign

3.     Grace Telcs

Density in Berkeley

4.     Howie & Connie Muir

Non-motorized Watercraft at North Sailing Basin

5.     Angie Garling

ADA Complaint

6.     Charles L. Smith

Harrison Skatepark Development

7.     L A Wood

AC Transit Service Changes

8.     H.E. Christian Peeples, President, AC Transit

9.     Rick Fernandez, General Manager, AC Transit

 

Adjournment