Agenda Committee Item #4
Council Draft Agenda - September 9, 2003

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Draft AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, September 9, 20037:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call

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

  1. Oath of Office

  2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

  3. Proclamation in Recognition of Christine Carr

City Manager Comments:  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.

Public Comment:  A total of 30 minutes is scheduled.  Each speaker is limited to a maximum of 3 minutes.

Youth Comments: A total of 15 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 – Recess

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.      Purchase Order: Captioning Services

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase the purchase order with Teri Darrenougue in the amount of $3,544 for an amount not to exceed $28,544 for captioning services for Council meetings in FY 2003.

Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

2.      Contract: Transitional Housing

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with Avondale Hotel for the provision of rent subsidies for transitional housing for individuals who are homeless and mentally ill to increase the amount by $25,000 for a total not to exceed $75,000.

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

3.      Contract: Wheelchair-Van Program

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to a contract with Friendly Transportation, Inc. to increase the amount by $36,000 to a total not to exceed $62,000 and extend the term to June 30, 2005.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

4.      Removal of Underground Storage Tanks at Harrison Street Shelter

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the reallocation of FY 2002 Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Funds from Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency, Inc. (BOSS) to the Public Works Department in the amount of $58,974 for the purpose of providing funding for the removal of Underground Storage Tanks (UST) at the 711 Harrison Street Shelter, as recommended by the Housing Advisory Commission.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

5.   Seniors and Disabled Home Rehabilitation Loan Program

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution increasing the loan amount that can be extended to senior and disabled households to $70,000 and authorizing funding approval of Seniors and Disabled Home Rehabilitation Loan Program (SDHRP) projects located at census tracts as follows:  1) Tract 4240 - $65,000; 2) Tract 4232 - $35,000; and 3) Tract 4239 - $70,000.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing,  981-5400

6.   Shelter Plus Care Rental Subsidies

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the amount of $2,892,000 for a five-year contract to provide tenant-based assistance through the Shelter Plus Care Program, and execute any resultant agreements.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

7.   Reward in Hit-Run Investigation Involving Officer Ben Cardoza

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to provide a $5,000 cash reward to those who provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the hit-run injury collision involving Officer Ben Cardoza on Wednesday, August 20, 2003.

Contact: Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5700

8.   Contract: Relocation of Pacific Bell Utility Lines

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $90,000 for a period of six months with Pacific Bell (PacBell) to relocate the utility lines for the Seventh Street Improvements Project.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

9.   Contract: Relocation of PG&E Power Lines

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $71,000 for a period of six months with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to relocate the utility lines for the Seventh Street Improvements Project.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

10. Contract: 1947 Center Street Roof Replacement

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving the plans and specifications for roof replacement at 1947 Center Street; accepting the bid of State Roofing Systems, Inc.; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract  and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $181,500.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

11. Contract: Security Guard Services

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with Securitas Services USA Inc. for security guard services at 1947 Center Street, extending the term of the contract through February 29, 2004 and increasing the amount by $24,950 for a total not to exceed $49,900.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

12. Grant: Transportation for Clean Air Funds for Berkeley TRiP

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to 1) accept the TFCA grant of $50,000, and execute an agreement and any amendments with the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (Alameda County CMA); and 2) appropriate the grant funding for related expenses for Berkeley TRiP operations.

Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7010

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.

13. Trigger Locks on Firearms

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 9.72.080 of the Firearms Dealers Ordinance by repealing Subsection G regulating trigger locks due to passage of a comprehensive state law making the local law duplicative.

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

14. Increase to Living Wage (First Reading - Abstain – Olds)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 13.27.050.A and D to provide that the living wage be adjusted automatically effective June 30th of each year commensurate with the corresponding increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published in April of each year.

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

15. House Cars and Campers in Private Driveways

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Sections 12.76.010 and 12.76.020, to expand the definition of “camper” and clarifying that the restrictions on “house cars” apply equally to camper trailers.

Contact: Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5900

16. Ellis Implementation Ordinance: Five Year Restriction on Vacancy Rent Increases

From: Rent Stabilization Board

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) sections 13.77.040 and 13.77.050 (Ellis Implementation Ordinance) to include the five year restriction on vacancy rent increases authorized in Section 7060.2 of the Ellis Act and to require notice to be given to extend the date a unit occupied by non-elderly or non-disabled tenant is to be withdrawn from the rental market.

Contact: Jay Kelekian, Secretary, 644-6128

17. Minutes for Approval

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve the minutes for Council meetings of July 8 (special and regular); July 14 (closed); and July 15, 2003 (special and regular).

Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

18. Needle Exchange

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

19. Council Meeting Calendar - Year 2004

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution establishing a calendar for the City Council regular meetings for the Calendar Year 2004 with starting times of 7:00 p.m. and work sessions to be scheduled for 5:00 p.m. prior to a regularly scheduled Council meeting.

Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

20. Lease: 1769 Alcatraz Avenue

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to exercise the option to extend the lease agreement with Thomas Goetzl for the real property located at 1769 Alcatraz Avenue for an additional period from November 1, 2003 through October 31, 2005 in an amount not to exceed $25,000 for the purpose of office space and utilities for the Women, Infant and Children Expanded Breastfeeding Program.

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

21. Lease:  1950 Addison Street

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to accept a continued month-to-month tenancy with 1950 Addison Associates, LLC, for that portion of 1950 Addison Street used for the operation of the Berkeley WorkSource One Stop Career Center, as set forth in the letter of confirmation from Seagate Properties, Inc; and ratifying the payment of back rent and operating expenses in the amount of $23,505.

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

22. Application for CalHome Funds

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Housing Department to submit an application to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for up to $500,000 in funding under the CalHome Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

23. HUD Section 108 Loan Guarantee for the Jubilee Village

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving a U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program application for the Jubilee Village develepment in an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 and authorizing the use of current and future Community Development Block Grant funds as the ultimate security to participate in the Section 108 program.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

24. Security Deposit Revolving Loan Fund Program

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution: 1) committing an additional $150,000 in loan funds to fund the Security Deposit Revolving Loan Fund Program (SDRLFP) administered by the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA); and 2) advancing the SDRLFP with $150,000 in HOME Program funds from the current Housing Trust Fund account to be reimbursed when the loan funds become available.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

25. Contract: Legal Services

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to make payments to Hanson Bridgett Marcus Vlahos Rudy LLP in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for legal services pertaining to federal and state tax issues for the period of January 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.

Contact: Nicki Spillane, Human Resources, 981-6800

26. Contract: Financial Software Maintenance

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with H.T.E. Inc. for maintenance software for the City’s financial system, FUND$, for a total amount not to exceed $250,000, for the period July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005.

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

27. Lease: BHS Women’s Crew at Aquatic Park

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to prepare an Initial Study to determine any environmental impacts related to a proposed lease with the Berkeley High School (BHS) Women’s Crew for City property located in Aquatic Park.

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

28. License Agreement: University of California Cal Adventures Program

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a License Agreement and any amendments with the Regents of the University of California (UC) to use City property at the Berkeley Marina for the UC Cal Adventures Program for a period of five years, with one five-year option period, for a total revenue amount of $55,000 for the initial five-year term.

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

29. Grant: Comprehensive Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Enforcement and Education Program

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the State of California, Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), for $222,185, to fund a Comprehensive DUI Enforcement and Education Program, from October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2005.

Contact: Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5900

30. Purchase Order: Evidence Testing

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase a purchase order to Alameda County Criminalist Laboratory for evidence testing and analysis by $2,113 for a total amount not to exceed $29,113.

Contact: Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5900

31. Purchase Order: Computerized Fingerprinting

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase a purchase order to the State of California for the computerized fingerprinting system known as Live Scan by $5,714 for a total not to exceed $45,714.

Contact: Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5900

32. Contract: On-Call Traffic Engineering Services

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with DKS Associates increasing amount by $20,000 for a total not to exceed $50,000 for on-call traffic engineering services, and extending the term to June 30, 2004.

Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7010

33. Contract: On-Call Traffic Engineering Services

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with TJKM Transportation Consultants increasing the amount by $20,000 for a total not to exceed $50,000 for on-call traffic engineering services, and extending the term to June 30, 2004.

Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7010

34. Fee Waiver:  United Nations Association's Fifth Annual Run for Peace (PDF, 119 KB)

From: Councilmember Breland

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution waiving fees covering the application, deposit, insurance and police personnel for the East Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association’s Fifth Annual Run for Peace of September 21, 2003.

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

35. Banners in the Public Right of Way (PDF, 503 KB)

From: Councilmember Spring

Recommendation:  Request that the policy on banners in the public right-of-way include nonprofit arts organizations located in the specific commercial area that the banners are to be located, and that it allow banners in downtown Berkeley to honor the 25th Anniversary of Kent Nagano.

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

36. Public Safety Building Antennae (PDF, 188 KB)

From:  Councilmember Spring

Recommendation:  Set a public hearing on September 16th regarding relocation of the Public Safety Building Antennae.

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

37.  Immigrant Workers Freedom Rides (PDF, 168 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution supporting the Immigrant Workers Freedom Rides, a national mobilization to focus public attention on immigrant rights and the injustices of current immigration policies.

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

38. Support “Corporate Tax Accountability Act” State Ballot Measure (PDF, 141 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Support the “Corporate Tax Accountability Act,” the state initiative to reduce the legislative vote requirement necessary to eliminate or limit special corporation tax provisions.

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

39. Oppose Proposition 54: Racial Privacy Initiative (PDF, 89 KB)

From: Councilmembers Worthington, Breland and Maio

Recommendation:  Oppose Proposition 54 (Racial Privacy Initiative, also known as the ban on information about racial discrimination) for the October 7th Special California Election and send letters of opposition to Governor Gray Davis, State Assemblywoman Loni Hancock, and State Senator Don Perata.

Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170, Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 981-7120 and Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110

40. SR 212:  Honoring the Dalai Lama (PDF, 159 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Support the United States Senate Resolution 212 (Feinstein) in honoring the Dalai Lama in his commitment to non-violence, human rights, freedom and democracy.

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

41. Inquiry into Death of Americans in Middle East (PDF, 153 KB)

From: Councilmembers Olds and Hawley

Recommendation:  Direct the City Manager to send a letter to President Bush, Senators Boxer and Feinstein and Representative Lee calling on the United States Government to undertake a full, fair and expeditious investigation into the deaths and/or injuries sustained by all Americans since September 28, 2000 in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza due to ongoing conflicts, and urge the adoption of an amendment to House Concurrent Resolution 111 that would expand the inquiry to involve an investigation into all such tragic incidents.

Contact: Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 981-7160 and Miriam Hawley, Councilmember District 5, 981-7150

42. HR 111: Investigation into Death of Rachel Corrie

a.      From: Peace and Justice Commission (PDF, 504 KB)

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution directing the City Manager to send a letter to President George Bush, Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, and Representative Barbara Lee calling on the United States Government to undertake a full, fair, and expeditious investigation into the death of Rachel Corrie, and urging the adoption of House Concurrent Resolution 111, which expresses the same intent.

Contact: Manuel Hector, Secretary, 981-5110

b.      From: City Manager (PDF, 47 KB)

Recommendation:  The City Manager takes no position on this matter.

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

43. Reappointment of Laura Anderson

a.      From: Board of Library Trustees (PDF, 97 KB)

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving the recommendation of the Board of Library Trustees to reappoint Laura Anderson for a second four-year term ending October 1, 2007.

Contact: Jackie Griffin, Secretary, 981-6195

b.      From: City Manager (PDF, 47 KB)

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

Contact: Jackie Griffin, Library Services, 981-6195

44. Appointments: Mental Health Commission

a.      From: Mental Health Commission (PDF, 213 KB)

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution appointing Douglass Cobb, Patricia Wall, Michael Diehl, and Howard King to the Mental Health Commission, General Public Interest Category for three-year terms beginning September 10, 2003 and ending September 9, 2006; and appointing Patricia Thomas to the Mental Health Commission, Special Public Interest Category for a three-year term beginning September 10, 2003 and ending September 9, 2006.

Contact: Harvey Turek, Secretary, 981-5213

b.      From: City Manager (PDF, 51 KB)

Recommendation:  The City Manager concurs with the content and recommendation of the report.

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

45. Berkeley Unified School District Pool Use and Finances

a.      From: Parks and Recreation Commission (PDF, 166 KB)

Recommendation:  Direct the City Manager to: 1) provide the Commission with a complete and current accounting report of receivables and payables between the City and the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) regarding the joint use of pools; 2) continue to track accounts regarding the pools with separate line items to the extent reasonable; 3) credit the Parks Recreation and Waterfront Department program for any revenue collected from BUSD for shared pool use; and 4) report to Council if there is a revenue shortfall.

Contact: Deborah Chernin, Secretary, 981-6715

b.      From: City Manager (PDF, 52 KB)

Recommendation:  The City Manager concurs with the content and recommendation of the report.

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

 

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

46. Appeal: 1936 Delaware Street

a.      From: City Manager (September 9, 2003)

Recommendation:  Continue the hearing to October 14, 2003.

Contact:  Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

b.      From:  City Manager (July 8, 2003)  (To be delivered)

Recommendation:  Continue the public hearing to either July 15, 2003 or September 16, 2003 in an effort to reach an agreement between the parties.

Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Planning, 981-7400

c.       City Manager Supplemental Report  (June 17, 2003)

Recommendation:  Grant the request of the applicant and appellant to continue the public hearing, without taking testimony, to July 8, 2003, and waive Council rules to schedule a public hearing on a non-public hearing night.

Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, Planning, 981-7400

d.      From: City Manager (May 13, 2003)

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution affirming the Zoning Adjustments Board’s approval of Use Permit #02-10000060, to add two dwellings by enlarging an existing single-family dwelling by raising it one story and by constructing a second two-story building, and dismissing the appeal.

Contact: Carol Barrett, Planning, 981-7400

e.      Appeal (May 13, 2003)

1.      Ted Kluger

f.        Communications (May 13, 2003)

2.      Jane and Ted Kluger (3)

3.      Patricia Hom

4.      David Levy, Morrison & Foerster

5.      Rena Rickles

g.      Supplemental Communication (May 13, 2003)

1.      Ted Kluger (2)

2.      Petition with 46 Signatures, submitted by Jayne Kluger

3.      Rena Rickles

4.      James Mellgren

5.      Sydney Turnshek

h.      Supplemental Communication (May 13, 2003)

39.  Sydney Turnshek

40.  James Mellgren

i.        Communications (June 17, 2003)

1.      Ted Kluger (2)

2.      David C. Levy, Morrison & Foerster LLP (2)

3.      Sydney Turnshek

j.        Supplemental Communications (June 17, 2003)

16.  Rena Rickles (2)

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 – Old Business

47. Interpretation of Major Residential Additions (held over from 7/15/03 by Hawley)

From:  Councilmember Spring (PDF, 515 KB) (report of 9/9/03)
Recommendation:  Request the Planning and Zoning Commissions review and clarify how “addition by right” interfaces/effects nearby property owners’ views and rights to solar protection granted in Berkeley’s Solar Protection Ordinance.  In addition, the commissions should consider whether “addition by right” could occur with additional square feet from a demolition on the same property.  The commissions should also clarify that the “addition by right” be allowed one time only on each property.

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

48. Traffic Circles on Bicycle Boulevards (tabled from 7/15/03)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Approve a compromise motion to designate $140,000 in additional traffic circle funding to be specified for use for traffic circles on bicycle boulevards (as a compromise between use of funds for unspecified bicycling projects, versus use of funds for unspecified circles).

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


Action Calendar – New Business

49. Lease: 225/235 University Avenue at Berkeley Marina

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease with Bay Point Development I, LLC, for 225/235 University Avenue and exempting this site (Dock of the Bay) from the moratorium that prohibits development at the Marina.

Contact: Tom Myers, Economic Development, 981-7530

50. Dangerous and/or Sharp Material on Fences

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt an Ordinance amending the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) to prohibit the use of dangerous and/or sharp material in or on top of fences in residential districts and amortize existing uses under a schedule.

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

 

Action Calendar – Time Critical

Time Critical Items: In the event that the City Manager, Auditor, Mayor, or Councilmember becomes aware of an urgent issue that cannot be held until the next scheduled Agenda Committee meeting, the Clerk is authorized to accept an item without Agenda Committee review until Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. on the week prior to the Council meeting.  These “Time Critical” items must be submitted with a cover page that includes: 1) a detailed explanation of why the item could not have been submitted by the normal deadline, and 2) a detailed explanation of why the item cannot wait to follow the normal agenda process.  These items will be included in a separate section of the Council Agenda at the end of the Action Calendar.  The Council may vote to refer it back to the Agenda Committee if they determine that the item does not meet the criteria for a “Time Critical.”

 

Information Reports

51. Election Schedules – October 7, 2003, March 2, 2004 and November 2, 2004

From: City Manager

Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

52. Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals

From: City Manager

Contact:  Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

53. Investment Report: Quarter Ending June 20, 2003

From: City Manager

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7200

54.  Landmarks Preservation Commission Notices of Decision - Approval of Landmark Application: 2424 Fulton Street, 1427 Hawthorne Terrace, 883 Arlington Avenue

From: City Manager

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

55.  Landmarks Preservation Commission Notices of Decision - Approval of Structural Alteration Permits: 1900 Addison Street, 1940 University Avenue, 2424 Fulton Street, and 1099 Ashby Avenue

From: City Manager

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

56.  Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection Program (PDF, 127 KB)

From: Commission on Disability

Contact: Paul Church, Secretary, 981-6342

57.  Crowd Control Training for Police Department (PDF, 2 MB)

From: Police Review Commission

Contact: Barbara Attard, Secretary, 981-4950

58.  Change to Police Department General Order, “Detention and Arrest of Juveniles” (PDF, 1 MB)

From: Police Review Commission

Contact: Barbara Attard, Secretary, 981-4950

59.  FY 2004 Annual Work Program (PDF, 180 KB)

From: Solid Waste Management Commission

Contact: Becky Dowdakin, Secretary, 981-6357


Communications

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

Traffic Calming in Ocean View Neighborhood

1.      Karin Patterson

2.      Beatriz Coll

3.      Claire Verbinski

4.      Christine Vida

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Proposed Construction

5.      Alan Gould

6.      Diane A. Tokugawa

Homeless Masses

7.      Patrick Kennedy

Defer City Employee Raise

8.      Barbara Gilbert

Close Fishing in Codornices Creek

9.      Robert R. Treanor, Fish and Game Commission

Fitness Center Memberships

10.  Karen Davis, United Pool Council of Berkeley

Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003

11.  Barbara Boxer, United States Senator

AC Transit Unresponsive Board Members

12.  Shang-Mei Lee

Nuclear Facility

13.  Joni Arends, Becky Lo Dolce, and Jay Coghlan, Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety

Proposed Move of the Berkeley Adult School

14.  Carol Thornton for Christopher Knoll, Jane Kelly, Tom Kelly, Jane Eisley, Eric Roberts, Fran Berges, Nina Falk, Bob Marsh, Patti Marsh

Murder Suspect Apprehended

15.  Sam Herbert

1698 University

16.  John Sloan

City Budget Matters

17.  Barbara Gilbert

3101-3115 California Street

18.  Robin Wright

1698 University Avenue

19.  Irene Rice (2)

 

Adjournment