Agenda Committee Actions Summary
Council Draft Agenda - April 1, 2003

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SUMMARY

 

AGENDA COMMITTEE ACTIONS

 

CITY COUNCIL DRAFT AGENDA APRIL 1, 2003

 

Actions Taken By Agenda Committee

The Agenda Committee approved the draft agenda with the exception of actions as noted.

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:

Ceremonial Matters: In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters.

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.      Waive Council Rules for Meeting of April 8, 2003
From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Waive Council Rules of Procedure to allow action items be considered at the Council meeting of April 8, 2003.

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

2.      Parking Permit Zone Designation - Relocation of Berkeley Unified School District Parking

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 56,508-N.S. to create a preferential parking zone in the vicinity of Old City Hall on Allston Way and Martin Luther King, Jr., Way that will provide temporary replacement parking for the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) during the construction of the Public Safety Building Project parking lot and perimeter landscaping.

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000

3.      FY 2003 Appropriations Ordinance Amendment

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the FY 2003 Annual Appropriations Ordinance, Ordinance No. 6693-N.S., for Fiscal Year 2003 based upon recommended re-appropriation of unexpended FY 2002 funding and other adjustments authorized since July 1, 2002, in the amount of $45,547,292.

Contact: Paul Navazio, City Manager, 981-7006

4.      Lease: 1950 Addison Street

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with 1950 Addison Street Associates LLC for the real property located at 1950 Addison Street beginning on April 26, 2003 and terminating on August 31, 2004, with two six-month options, to provide office space for the Berkeley WorkSource One-Stop Career Center for a total not to exceed $111,203.

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

5.      Crime Scene Supervisor Classification

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 61,840–N.S., Classification and Salary Resolution for Local One Employees, to establish the classification of Crime Scene Supervisor effective April 1, 2003.

Contact: Nicki Spillane, Human Resources, 981-6800

6.      Grant: Used Oil and Filter Recycling

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to: 1) submit grant applications to the California Integrated Waste Management Board for all available grants under the California Oil Recycling Enhancement Act for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2008; 2) accept the grant in the amount of $32,243 for 2004; and 3) execute the resultant revenue agreements and any amendments.

Contact: Carol Barrett, Planning, 981-7400

7.      Purchase Order: Alameda County CAL ID Computer Access Item

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing an 1) increase to a purchase order to Alameda County for CAL ID Remote Access by $37,000 for a total amount not to exceed $62,000 for access to county computerized criminal records and 2) establish an annual Purchase Order in an amount not to exceed $80,000 to continue to access the county computerized criminal records for a total of 7 years from FY 2004 through FY 2010.

Contact: Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5900

8.      Purchase Order: Alameda County AWS Computer Access

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing an 1) increase to a purchase order to Alameda County for Automated Warrant System (AWS) formerly known as the Personal Identification Number (PIN) System by $50,000 for a total amount not to exceed $75,000 for access to the County computerized warrant records system and 2) establish an annual Purchase Order in an amount not to exceed $90,000 to continue to access the county computerized warrant records system for a total of 7 years from FY 2004 through FY 2010.

Contact: Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5900

9.      Traffic Mitigation Measures (PDF, 101 KB)

From: Vice Mayor Shirek

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving the construction of standard traffic circles at the intersections of Russell and Fulton Streets, Russell and Ellsworth Streets, Ward and Fulton Streets, Ward and Ellsworth Streets, and Stuart and Fulton Streets.

Contact: Maudelle Shirek, Councilmember District 3, 981-7130

Action:  The City Manager indicated he would discuss with Vice Mayor Shirek and would recommend that this matter be referred to the budget process.

10.  Proclamation: Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day (PDF, 273 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Approve a proclamation declaring April 24, 2003 Armenian Genocide commemoration day in Berkeley, to be presented at the April 8, 2003 meeting.

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

11.  Community Process to Designate a Major Street in Honor of Cesar Chavez (PDF, 66 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager the establishment of a community planning process to select and designate a major street in honor of Cesar Chavez to be included in the City’s 2-year work plan.

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

Action:  Referred to Councilmember Worthington and the City Manager to come back with a revised proposal for the meeting of April 8, 2003.

12.  Free the Cuban Five (PDF, 105 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Send a letter to President Bush to Free the Cuban Five who are in U.S. federal prison

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


Action Calendar – Appeals

13.  Appeals:  1600 Shattuck Avenue

a.     From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution affirming the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) approval of the Use Permit to establish a Sprint Wireless Communication Facility including 3 antennas on the rooftop and associated BTS (wireless telecommunications) equipment in the basement, UP# 02-10000053, and dismissing the appeal.

Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning, 981-7400

b.     Appeals

1.     Shahram Shahruz on behalf of Frances Strassman

2.     Lawrence Teeter on behalf of TanyaTemkin, Val lPeters, Emily Freeman and Melinda Lopez

Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk 981-6900

c.     Communication

1.     Tony Craddock

2.     Sarah Jones

3.     Shahram Shahruz

4.     Frances Strassman (5)

5.     Melinda Lopez (2)

6.     Cedar Street Homeowners Association

7.     Romy Cochran

8.     Saul Katz

9.     Kyle Eggleston

10.  Libby Kelley

11.  Klaus Rudolph (2)

12.  Gerard Hyland

13.  Jeff Inman

14.  Penny Hargreaves

15.  Delbert Parkinson

16.  William F. Allen

17.  Sean Brient

18.  Jeffrey N. Saret

19.  Frances Strassman

20.  Jingang Yi

21.  Michael Pahl

22.  Fariborz Nadi

23.  Gabriel Gomes

24.  Himanshu

25.  Lesley A. Pulaski

26.  Sriram C.K.

27.  Kurosh Arianpour

28.  Sepanta Sekhavat

29.  Heidi Heejune Kim

30.  Camille Howard

31.  Balaji Kannan

32.  Shahram Shahruz, Frances Strassman, Simone Gaddini

33.  Ali Imam

34.  Riddhi Mehta

35.  Kevin Sutton

36.  Ahmed Shaer

37.  Shahram Shahruz

38.  Scott Wheeler

39.  Laura Munoz

40.  Sue Beazley

41.  Kay Bell

42.  Mark Karwowski

43.  Libby Kelley

44.  Chris Pasarra

45.  Adam Miller

46.  Radi Free

47.  Larry Thomas

48.  Charlie Anderson

49.  Ali Jabbari

50.  Jennifer Chan

51.  Balaji Kannan

52.  Pauline Pewther-Property Manager, Keely Property Management

 

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.

 

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

14.  Appeals: 2508 –2514 - 2416 Benvenue Avenue (Project 1, Use Permit 01-10000075) and 2500 Benvenue Avenue (Project 2, Use Permit 02-10000021) (This public hearing was continued from January 21, 2003, February 18, 2003, and March 18, 2003.)

a.     From: City Manager  (April 1, 2003)

Recommendation:  1) Conduct a public hearing to consider the CEQA analysis and Use Permit for a group living accommodation to be added to Project 1 in place of the proposed office floor area; 2) complete the public hearing on the balance of the proposed Use Permits, Projects 1 and 2, that have been appealed; and 3) upon conclusion close the Public Hearings and direct staff to prepare a Resolution relevant to the proposed projects.

Contact: Carol Barrett, Planning, 981-7400

b.  From: City Manager (February 18, 2003)

Recommendation:  Without taking public testimony, continue the public hearing to the meeting of March 18, 2003 to allow staff additional time to collect and analyze the information requested by the Council on January 21, 2003.

Contact: Carol Barrett, Planning, 981-7400

c.     From: City Manager  (February 11, 2003)

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution overturning the decision of the Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate the buildings at 2514 and 2516 Benvenue Avenue as Structures of Merit.
Contact:  Carol Barrett, Planning, 981-7400

d.     From:  City Manager (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

e.     Appeals  (December 10, 2002)

1.     Sharon Husdon–2508 and 2514 Benvenue Avenue–Use Permit 01-10000075 (ZAB)

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

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

Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk 981-6900

f.      Communications (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

g.     Supplemental Reports and Communications #1 (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.      Contact: Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5700

35.      Norman W. Brudigam, P.E.

36.      Dianne Ayers

37.      John Hykes

h.    Supplemental Reports and Communications #2 (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

i.      Supplemental Reports and Communications #3 (December 10, 2002–numbering follows original sequence)

154.   Planning Department Revised Resolutions

155.   Landmarks Preservation Commission

j.1 Communications (January 21, 2003–numbering follows original sequence)

1.         David Levy (including updated drawings submitted by Aran Kaufer)

2.         Jerry Sulliger (2)

3.         Second supplement submitted by Sharon Hudson dated January 9, 2003

4.         Hearst-Curtis-Delaware Neighborhood Association

5.         John Caner (2)

6.         Third supplement submitted by Sharon Hudson dated January 13, 2003

7.         Paul Vojta

j.2 Supplemental Reports and Communications #1 (January 21, 2002–numbering follows original sequence)

11.      Margaret Keig

12.      Jeremy Balder

13.      Jon Vicars

14.      Matthew O’Hara

15.      Sharon Hudson (2)

16.      Kurt Schoeneman

17.      Kathryn Choy-Wong

18.      Laszlo Bonnyay

19.      Nancy Smith


j.3 Supplemental Reports and Communications #2 (January 21, 2002–numbering follows original sequence)

21.      Revised Resolution

22.      Carol D. Barrett, Planning – Recommendations for Project No.’s 1 and 2.

23.      Sally K. Sachs

24.      “Dwight-on-the-Park”

25.      “In Berkeley, Strollers Find Art with Curb Appeal”

k.  Communications (February 11, 2003 – numbering follows original sequence)

32.   Sharon Hudson

l.      Communications (March 18, 2003)

1.         Jane C. Redmont

2.         Paul Vojita

3.         Bjorn Poonen

4.         Doug Buckwald

5.         Sharon Hudson

6.         Morrison & Foerster, LLP

7.         Althea Grannum-Cummings


Information Reports

15.  Investment Report: Quarter Ending December 31, 2002

From: City Manager

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

16.  Notice of Decision: 2451 Shattuck Avenue - Non-designation as City of Berkeley Landmark

From: City Manager

Contact: Carol Barrett, Planning, 981-7400

17.  Installation of Curb Ramps within Crosswalks (CF 189-02) (PDF, 192 KB)

From: Public Works Commission

Contact: Jeff Egeberg, Secretary, 981-6406

 

Communications

Council rules limit action on Communications to referral to the City Manager and/or Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations.

 

Adjournment