Agenda Committee Item #5
Council Draft Agenda - June 17, 2003

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Draft AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, June 17, 20037:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:

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 carried over to the next regular meeting.

1.      Contract: Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute amendments to the contract with the Oakland Private Industry Council for pre-apprenticeship construction training to be provided by the Cypress Mandela/Women in Skilled Trades Program to increase the amount by $42,000 for a total not to exceed $84,000 and to extend the term to June 30, 2004.

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

2.      Contract:  3404 King Street - Ownership Transfer of Youth House

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency (BOSS) and Fred Finch Youth Center (FFYC) concerning an assignment of rights to the property at 3404 King Street, as assumption of the loan made to BOSS, amending the loan agreement to reduce the number of youth housed from 15 to 12, and allocating up to $15,000 from the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) for escrow fees and closing costs.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

3.      Contract: 1947 Center Street Janitorial Services

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Twin III Building Maintenance Company for performance of janitorial services at 1947 Center Street for the period of July 1, 2003 through December 31, 2004 in an amount not to exceed $63,000; and approve an option to extend the contract for four additional one-year periods up to a maximum of five and one-half years at the City’s discretion.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

4.      Contract: Design of Underground Supporting Structure

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in an amount not to exceed $50,000 to provide engineering services for design of the underground support structure for the Thousand Oaks Heights Applicant Financed Utility Underground District No. 1, for a design period of no more than 90 days from the notice to proceed.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

5.      Purchase: Three Front Loader Refuse Trucks

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution accepting the City of Brentwood’s bid procedures to satisfy the requirement of Berkeley Charter Section 67, and authorizing a purchase order to Oakland Truck Center in an amount not to exceed $512,710 for the purchase of three new Autocar Xpeditor Truck Chassis with Witke Front Loader Body.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

6.      Purchase: Waste Handler Loader

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the purchase of a John Deere 644H Waste Handler Loader utilizing the California Master Agreement Schedule and authorizing a purchase order to Nortrax West Company in an amount not to exceed $225,731.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

7.      Budget Referral: Coalition for Alternatives in Mental Health (PDF, 56 KB)

From: Councilmember Breland

Recommendation:  Refer to the budget process an additional $13,500 for the Coalition for Alternatives in Mental Health, as given to them in 2003.

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

8.      Budget Referral: West Berkeley Mini Van Driver and Mini Bus (PDF, 67 KB)

From: Councilmember Breland

Recommendation:  Refer to the budget process the Mini Bus Driver position and the Mini Bus that serves residents who travel to and from the West Berkeley Senior Center.

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

9.      Recognition of Berkeley High School Photography Contest Winner (PDF, 61 KB)

From: Councilmember Breland

Recommendation:  Recognize and commend Berkeley High School student, Allison Roberts, winner of the New York Time Photo Competition.

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

10.  Salute to Youth Commissioners (PDF, 58 KB)

From: Councilmember Breland

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution saluting Youth Commissioners to be presented June 24, 2003.

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

11.  U.S. Reductions in Carbon Emissions (PDF, 539 KB)

From: Councilmember Maio

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution sponsoring or supporting legislation calling for a national policy that targets U.S. reductions in carbon emissions of 60 percent from 1990 levels by the year 2050, and promotes through funding incentives and other means a nationwide mobilization of renewable energy resources and an accelerated expansion of use in homes, businesses and buildings of energy efficient technologies and products.

Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110

12.  Budget Referral and Fee Waiver: Front Row Festival (PDF, 196 KB)

From:  Councilmember Spring

Recommendation:  1) Adopt a Resolution waiving the permit fees for the Front Row Festival to be held August 24, 2003; 2) referring the request by the Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA) for $5,000 to fund the Grand Opening of this event to the budget process, and 3) referring the request to hang banners to the City Manager.

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

13.  3045 Shattuck Avenue Review and Possible Modification (PDF, 432 KB)

From:  Councilmember Spring

Recommendation:  Refer to the Planning Commission for review and possible modification of the 3,000 square foot addition by right at 3045 Shattuck Avenue in areas zoned for mixed-use.

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

14.  Naming Post Office in Honor of Vice Mayor Shirek (PDF, 113 KB)

From:  Mayor Bates

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution requesting the downtown Berkeley Post Office be designated the “Maudelle Shirek Post Office Building”.

Contact:  Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

15.  Restaurant and Food Service Quota System (PDF, 84 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager and Planning Commission requests from Northside Commercial District Businesses to establish restaurants and food service quota system similar to that existing on Solano, College and Telegraph.

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

16.  Suitcase Clinic Storage (PDF, 436 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager the Suitcase Clinic’s Storage Proposal.

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

 

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

17.  North Shattuck Business Improvement District

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution:
1) confirming the Annual Report on the North Shattuck Business Improvement District for Fiscal Year 2003; and 2) levying assessments in the District for Fiscal Year 2004.

Contact: Tom Myers, Economic Development, 981-7530

18.  Residential Preferential Parking

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Conduct a Public and upon conclusion, 1) adopt a Resolution approving fee increases for the Residential Preferential Parking Program; 2) approve the policy and program recommendations as presented herein; 3) approve the associated work program and schedule identified herein; and 4) approve the Ordinance changes as described herein.

Contacts:  Fran David, Finance, 981-7300 and Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7000

19.  Fiscal Year 2004 and Fiscal Year 2005 Biennial Budget

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Conduct the second of two public hearings (first one held May 20, 2003) on the FY 2004-FY 2005 Biennial Budget as proposed by the City Manager.

Contact:  Weldon Rucker, City Manager, 981-7000

 

Action Calendar –  Public Hearing - Appeals

20.  Appeal: 1936 Delaware Street

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution based upon the attached findings and conditions, approving Use Permit #02-10000060, to add two dwellings by enlarging an existing single-family dwelling raising it one story and by constructing a second two-story building at 1936 Delaware Street; and dismissing the appeals.

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, Planning, 981-7500

21.  Appeal: 1600 Shattuck Avenue

a.      From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing, take testimony, and continue the public hearing to July 15, 2003 to allow completion of an engineering report providing independent evaluation of technical aspects of the proposed project.

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, Planning, 981-7500

b.      Communications

1.      Frances Strassman (2)

2.      Shahram Shahruz (4)

3.      Libby Kelley

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.

Comments during Public Hearings:  Each speaker is allowed up to 3 minutes unless more or less time is permitted by Council action.  Applicant and appellant on land use appeals will be allowed 5 minutes.

 

Action Calendar – Time Critical

 

 

Information Reports

22.  Disposal and Sale of City Owned Residential Lots at 2114 and 2140 McKinley Street

From: City Manager

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

23.  Study:  Public Safety Communication Tower
From:  City Manager
Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

24.  Grant: Tuberculosis Control and Prevention Services

From: City Manager

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

 

Communications

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

Comm Item (Title of communication topic.)

1.      Comm Sub Item (Individual communication item.)

 

Adjournment