Agenda Committee Item #5
Council Draft Agenda - January 20, 2004

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DRAFT AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, January 20, 20047:00 P.M.

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call

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.

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.     Settlement Agreement: Sherry L. Lebeck v. City of Berkeley

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving the settlement of the Alameda County Superior Court Action No. 2002 042972 entitled Sherry L. Lebeck v. City of Berkeley in the amount of $35,625.

Financial Implications:  Public Liability Fund – $35,625.

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

2.      Bay Trail Extension to Berkeley Marina: Mitigated Negative Declaration

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution adopting the Design Plan and Final Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring Plan for the Bay Trail Extension to the Berkeley Marina project in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and authorizing the City Manager to apply for grant funding for project construction.

Financial Implications:  None.

Contact:  Mark Seleznow, Planning, 981-6700

3.      Contract: Portable Toilet Rental and Service

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the rental and service of portable toilet units in City parks; accepting the proposal of Portosan Company; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $60,000 for a 12-month period, with an option to renew for two additional 12-month periods.

Financial Implications: Parks Tax Fund - $60,000.

Contact:  Mark Seleznow, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

4.     Contract:  Sanitary Sewer Replacement

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manger to execute an amendment to the contract with Bay Pride Construction, Inc. for the Sanitary Sewer and Drilled Pier Foundations Project, increasing the existing contract by $22,000 for a total amount not to exceed $194,704 and extending the term to April 7, 2004.

Financial Implications: Sewer Capital Improvement Fund - $22,000.

Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

5.     Fee Waiver: Transfer Station Remodeling Project

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:   Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to waive Planning Department permit fees of $34,684 for the Transfer Station remodel project at 1201 Second Street.

Financial Implications:  Interdepartmental transfer of funds - $34,684.

Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

 

Public Hearing

6.      Franchise Agreement: Cable Television Rates and Charges (Public Hearing continued from 12/16/03)

a.      From:  City Manager (December 16, 2003)

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing to receive any oral or written comments on the recent rate increase for basic cable television service and upon conclusion, take no action, thereby allowing the rate increase to stand.

Contact:  Chris Mead, Information Systems, 981-6500

b.      Communications (December 16, 2003)

1.      Barbara Gilbert

7.     Appeal: 1600 Shattuck Avenue (Public Hearing continued from 10/21/03)

a.      From: City Manager (January 20, 2004)

Recommendation:  Conclude the public hearing and direct staff to prepare a Resolution and findings to approve a Use Permit to establish a Sprint Wireless Communication Facility consisting of three antennas on the rooftop and associated equipment in the basement at 1600 Shattuck Avenue
Financial Implications:  None.

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

b.      From: City Manager (October 21, 2003)

Recommendation:  Without taking any public comment at tonight’s meeting, continue the public hearing to January 20, 2004 to allow adequate time for public review of an engineering report providing independent evaluation of technical aspects of the proposed project, and the attendance of all involved parties.

Contact:  Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

c.       From: City Manager (September 16, 2003)

Recommendation: Conduct a Public Hearing, allowing each of the two appellants and the applicant five minutes each to summarize their position, and continue the hearing until October 21, 2003 to allow adequate time for public view of an engineering report providing independent evaluation of technical aspects of the proposed project.

Contact:  Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

d.      From: City Manager (from June 17, 2003)

Recommendation:  Open the public hearing, allow each of the two appellants and the applicant five minutes each to summarize their position, and continue the hearing until July 15, 2003 to allow completion of an engineering report providing independent evaluation of technical aspects of the proposed project.

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, Planning, 981-7400

e.      Communications (from June 17, 2003– numbering follows original sequence)

1.      Frances Strassman (2)

2.      Shahram Shahruz (10)

3.      Appellants: Strassman, Shahruz, Reynolds, Gaddini, Cloud, Wolfe

4.      Libby Kelley

5.      Jon-Erik Beckjord

6.      L.G.

7.      Carol Suveda

8.      Marsha Hiller

9.      Vida Bateau

f.        Supplemental Communications 1 (from June 17, 2003– numbering follows original sequence)

17.  Supplemental Report submitted by City Manager

18.  Shahram Shahruz

19.  Dennis Martin, Applicant Response to Appeals

g.      Supplemental Communications 2 (from June 17, 2003– numbering follows original sequence)

33.  Michael Fried

h.      Communications (from September 16, 2003)

1.      Shahram Shahruz (24)

2.      107 Signed Petitions

3.      Mark Rhoades

4.      Leonard Schwartzburd (2)

5.      Doug Loranger (2)

6.      Vida Bateau (2)

7.      Robert Riedlinger

8.      Radiation Free Gourmet Ghetto (2)

9.      Ruth S. Clifford

10.  Helena Bautin

11.  Arianpour

12.  Jingang Yi, PhD

13.  Susan Clarke (2)

14.  Daniel Wolfe

15.  Val Peters

16.  Scott Wheeler

17.  Joan Levinson (2)

18.  Greg Bowman

19.  Ayn Lowry

20.  Jordan Rothstein

21.  Kathie Taylor and Neill Bourke

22.  Marianne Robinson

23.  Sarah Jones (2)

24.  Rand Knox

25.  Michael Marchant

26.  Connie and Kevin Sutton

27.  Helena Bautin

28.  Zach Cowan

29.  Carrie Olson

30.  Leonard Schwartzburd (3)

31.  Kriss Worthington

32.  Shahram Shahruz

33.  Frieda Feen

34.  Frank Harris

35.  Andrew Packard

36.  La Chanteuse

37.  PhoeBe ANNE (thomas/sorgen)

38.  Barb Wilkie

39.  Petitions from Kate Bernier, Rose Vekony, Andrew Joron and Barbara Guest

40.  Frances Strassman

i.        Supplemental Communications 1 (from September 16, 2003– numbering follows original sequence)

7.      Tanya Temkin

8.      Laurie Gold

9.      Ami Kronfeld

10.  Sharam Shahruz (4)

11.  Barbara Wilke

j.        Supplemental Communications 2 (from September 16, 2003– numbering follows original sequence)

24.  Shahram Shahruz, Presentation

25.  Signed Petition, 1110 Signatures

k.      Communications (October 21, 2003)

1.      Shahram Shahruz (6)

2.      Frances Strassman

3.      Leonard Schwartzburd (2)

4.      Melinda E. Lopez (2)

5.      Dennis Martin

6.      Ruth S. Clifford

7.      Abhishek Singhal

l.        Supplemental Communications 1 (from October 21, 2003– numbering follows original sequence)

17.  Leonard Schwartzburd (2)

m.    Communications (January 20, 2003)

1.      Matt Plumb

2.      Mika Bulmash (2)

3.      Leuren Moret (2)

4.      Shahram Shahruz (3)

5.      Leonard Schwartzburd

6.      Frances Strassman

7.      Doug Loranger

8.      Connie Sutton

9.      Jingang Yi

10.  Marianne Robinson

11.  Klaus Rudolph

12.  Susan Beazley

13.  104 Signed Petitions, submitted by Dennis Martin

14.  Mika Bulmash

15.  Kathie Taylor and Neill Bourke

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.


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

8.     Notice of Decision – Landmarks Preservation Commission:  2935 Otis Street – Structure of Merit Designation

From: City Manager

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

9.     Notice of Decision – Landmarks Preservation Commission:  2009 Tenth Street and 2599 Telegraph Avenue – Approval Structural Alteration Permits

From: City Manager

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

 

Communications

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

 

Adjournment