Special Meeting eSummary
November 25
, 2003

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Tuesday, November 25, 20035:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Teleconference Location – 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:  5:00 p.m.  All present.

Public Comment

Public Comment:  1 speaker.



1.      Presentation:  Paratransit Services (PDF, 469 KB) (to be delivered)

From:  City Manager

Contact:  Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400 and Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

Action: Presentation made.

Consent Calendar

Moved, seconded, carried (Hawley/Worthington; Absent - Spring) to adopt the Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated:

2.      Taxi Permits for Wheelchair Accessible Taxis (PDF, 627 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  1) Adopt first reading of an Ordinance adding Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 9.52 “Regulating Taxis and Vehicles for Hire”, defining “Accessible Taxicab” and amending Section 9.52.020 regarding categories of vehicles and the maximum number operated in each category; and 2) adopt a Resolution establishing permit fees, the maximum number of taxicab vehicles citywide for each category of vehicles for hire, the maximum number per taxicab business owner, the maximum rates charged per fare, and designating areas as joint use taxicab stands; and 3) rescinding Resolution No. 58,489–N.S. and all its amendments.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400, Fran David, Finance, 981-7200, Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6330 and Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

Action: Adopted first reading of Ordinance. Second reading scheduled for December 9, 2003. Adopted Resolution No. 62,299 –N.S. (PDF, 154 KB)


Adjourned at 5:59 p.m.