Agenda Committee Item #5
Council Draft Agenda - February 10, 2004

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Draft AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, February 10, 20047:00 p.m.

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.

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

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.      Minutes for Approval

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve the minutes for Council meetings of January 12, 2004 (closed), January 13, 2004 (special and regular), January 20, 2004 (regular), and January 27, 2004 (special and regular).

Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

2.      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

3.      Private Donation to Publish the Poetry Anthology Book

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution accepting the donation of $28,000 by a private Berkeley citizen to be used for the Public Art Book Project and to document the poems recently installed in the sidewalks on Addison Street in the Downtown Arts District.
Financial Implications:  Revenue - $28,000.

Contact: Tom Myers, Economic Development, 981-7530

4.      Formal Bid Solicitations and Requests for Proposals

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Approve invitation for bids and request for proposals (RFP) that:
1) will be, or are planned to be, issued; 2) have been issued and received due to extenuating circumstances; or 3) that have been sent out (opened) but not yet received (closed).

Financial Implications:  Various Funds - $1,320,950.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7200

5.      Contract: Youth Energy Services

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a sole source contract with the Rising Sun Energy Center (RSE) for the California Youth Energy Services (CYES) program in an amount not to exceed $293,920 for the period from February 1, 2004 to May 1, 2006. Funding is provided through a grant award from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and will be included in the FY 2004 budget.

Financial Implications: Grant Award from CPUC - $293,920

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

6.      Grant: COPS Homeland Security Overtime Program (HSOP)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to:1 ) accept $154,020 in Federal funds from the COPS Homeland Security Overtime Program to be used to fund overtime costs for homeland security training sessions and other law enforcement activities that are designed to assist in the prevention of acts of terrorism and other violent and drug related crimes; 2) utilize $51,340 from the exiting Proposition 172 funds, to cover the required local match; and 3) establish a trust account for the period September 1, 2003 to August 31, 2004.

Financial Implications: Revenue Grant - $154,020, Matching Funds - $51,340

Contact: Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5700

7.      Contract: Sather Gate Garage Mall Code Upgrades

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution: 1) approving plans and specifications for the Sather Gate Garage Mall Code Upgrades; 2) waiving permit fee; 3) accepting the bid of Eternal Construction, Inc.; and 4) authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $350,000.

Financial Implications: Off Street Parking Fund - $350,000.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6330

8.      Support Measure A:  Alameda County Health Services Tax (PDF, 215 KB)

From: Mayor Bates

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution supporting Measure A, the Alameda County “Essential Health Services Tax”, which will increase the sales tax in Alameda County by a half of a percent to fund health services.  This measure will appear on the March 2, 2004 ballot.

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

9.      Proclamation Honoring Bill Moore (PDF, 83 KB)

From: Councilmember Breland

Recommendation:  Approve a Proclamation recognizing the contributions of Bill Moore, resident of Strawberry Creek Lodge, on his 90th birthday for his life-long contributions of public service and social action and present this proclamation at the February 10, 2004 meeting.

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

10.  Fee Waiver: Prader-Willi Syndrome Walk-Along Fund Raising Event (PDF, 78 KB)

From: Councilmember Hawley

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution waiving all fees for the third annual Prader-Willi Syndrome Walk-along event to be held at the Marina on Saturday, May 1, 2004 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Financial Implications: Event and sound permit fees - $123.

Contact: Miriam Hawley, Councilmember District 5, 981-7150

11.  Traffic Circle Implementation

a.      From: Councilmember Maio (PDF, 732 KB)

Recommendation:  1) Direct the City Manager to hold on the installation of any $25,000 traffic circles that have not yet begun construction. 2) Request that staff and the Transportation Commission select among the attractive but much less expensive circles that other cities have implemented, and make a proposal to Council on appropriate circle designs and how to best distribute the circles throughout the City based on need.

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

b.      From: Transportation Commission (PDF, 122 KB)

Recommendation:  Direct the Office of Transportation to: 1) aggressively develop new, lower cost traffic circle designs that emphasize effective width and landscaping; 2) review designs of current traffic circles in light of the new designs to determine if their cost can be reduced prior to going out to bid; 3) direct the Traffic Calming Subcommittee to meet and review the new designs; and 4) continue to investigate the abnormally high construction costs of circles in Berkeley compared to other municipalities.

Contact: Peter Hillier, Secretary, 981-7010

c.       From: City Manager

Recommendation: 

Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7010

12.  Support SB 552:  Eliminating Wasteful and Inefficient Vehicles in the State Fleet (PDF, 384 KB)

From: Councilmembers Olds and Wozniak

Recommendation:  Support SB 552 (Burton) to set standards for the purchase and lease of cleaner burning, more fuel efficient vehicles for the State’s fleet.

Contact: Betty Olds, Councilmember District 5, 981-7160 and Gordon Wozniak, Councimember District 8, 981-7180

13.  Oppose SB 69:  Notification and Action regarding Public or Housing Accommodations for the Disabled (PDF, 447 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  1. Oppose SB 69 (Oller), which would require an individual with a disability to provide notification that a public or housing accommodation does not provide full and equal access; notification by the owner/manager to notify the individual of any planned access improvements and to make improvements within a specified period; prohibiting a cause of action under any state disabled access law during this period; and prohibiting recovery of attorney’s fees, damages or other costs with respect to any action regarding access improvements.  2) Send letters of opposition to the Senate Judiciary Committee and the California Foundation of Independent Living Centers.

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

14.  Oppose SB 1277:  State and Local Law Enforcement Discipline, Accountability, and Due Process Act of 2003

a.      From: Police Review Commission (PDF, 2 MB)

Recommendation:  Oppose SB 1277 - State and Local Law Enforcement Discipline, Accountability, and Due Process Act of 2003, which would set federal standards for police officer discipline and accountability, a realm heretofore legislated at state and local levels.

Contact: Barbara Attard, Secretary, 981-4960

b.      From: City Manager (PDF, KB)

Recommendation:

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

15.  Appeal: 1600 Shattuck Avenue (Public Hearing closed on 1/20/04.  Council discussion held on 1/27/04 and continued to this meeting for purposes of obtaining additional information from staff. Written communication should be forwarded to the City Clerk for presentation to Council.)

a.      From: Councilmember Spring (PDF, 208 KB) (January 27, 2004) 

Recommendation:  Overturn the Zoning Board’s approval of the 1600 Shattuck Use Permit.

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

b.      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

c.       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

d.      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

e.      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

f.        From: City Manager (from April 1, 2003)

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

g.      Appeals (from April 1, 2003)

1.            Frances Strassman, Kaoru T. Reynolds, Shahram Shahruz, Simone Gaddini, Daniel Wolfe and Patricia Cloud.

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

Contact:  Sherry Kelly, City Clerk 981-6900

h.      Communication (from April 1, 2003– numbering follows original sequence)

1.      Addenda to Appeal submitted by Frances Strassman, Shahram Shahruz, Kaoru Reynolds, Simone Gaddini, Patricia Cloud, Daniel Wolfe

2.      Addendum to Appeal submitted by Tanya Temkin, Val Peters, Emily Freeman and Melinda Lopez

3.      Klaus Rudolph

4.      Sarah Jones

5.      Shahram Shahruz

6.      Frances Strassman (6)

7.      Melinda Lopez (2)

8.      Cedar Street Homeowners Association

9.      Romy Cochran

10.  Saul Katz

11.  Kyle Eggleston

12.  Libby Kelley

13.  Klaus Rudolph (2)

14.  Gerard Hyland

15.  Jeff Inman

16.  Penny Hargreaves

17.  Delbert Parkinson

18.  William F. Allen

19.  Sean Brient

20.  Jeffrey N. Saret

21.  Frances Strassman

22.  Jingang Yi

23.  Michael Pahl

24.  Fariborz Nadi

25.  Gabriel Gomes

26.  Himanshu

27.  Lesley A. Pulaski

28.  Sriram C.K.

29.  Kurosh Arianpour

30.  Sepanta Sekhavat

31.  Heidi Heejune Kim

32.  Camille Howard

33.  Balaji Kannan

34.  Shahram Shahruz, Frances Strassman, Simone Gaddini (3)

35.  Ali Imam

36.  Riddhi Mehta

37.  Kevin Sutton

38.  Ahmed Shaer

39.  Scott Wheeler (2)

40.  Laura Munoz

41.  Sue Beazley

42.  Kay Bell

43.  Mark Karwowski

44.  Libby Kelley

45.  Chris Pasarra

46.  Adam Miller

47.  Radi Free

48.  Larry Thomas

49.  Charlie Anderson

50.  Ali Jabbari

51.  Jennifer Chan

52.  Balaji Kannan

53.  Pauline Pewther-Property Manager, Keely Property Management

54.  Sausedo Company, Dennis Martin for Sprint PCS

i.        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

j.        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

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

33.  Michael Fried

l.        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

m.    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

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

24.  Shahram Shahruz, Presentation

25.  Signed Petition, 1110 Signatures

o.      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

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

17.  Leonard Schwartzburd (2)

q.      Communications (from January 20, 2003– numbering follows original sequence)

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

r.       Supplemental Communications 1 (from January 20, 2004 – numbering follows original sequence)

6.      Supplemental Report, submitted by Planning Department

7.      Shahram Shahruz (2)

8.      Moe Akhavi, Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers

9.      Simone Gaddini

10.  Thea Bellos

11.  Kathie Taylor

12.  Frances Strassman

s.       Supplemental Communications 2 (from January 20, 2004 – numbering follows original sequence)

14.  Appellants: Frances Strassman, Shahram Shahruz, Kaoru Reynolds, Simone Gaddini, Patricia Cloud, Daniel Wolfe (3)

15.  Tanya Temkin and Frances Strassman

16.  Lawrence Teeter

17.  Doug Loranger

t.        Supplemental Communications 1 (from January 27, 2004 – numbering follows original sequence)

6.      Supplemental City Manager Report regarding San Francisco Use Permits, submitted by City Attorney

7.      Dennis Martin, representing Sprint PCS

a.   Recent San Francisco Sprint Zoning Approvals

b.   Review of the Tri Field Meter Device

c.   Karol K. Sparks, Barack Ferrazzano Kirshbaum Perlman & Nagelberg LLC

d.   William F. Hammet. P.E, Hammett & Edison, Inc.

e.   Sean Heath, Heath Group

f.    Will Ashmore RF Engineer,Sprint PCS

8.      Frances Strassman

9.      Carolyn Sweeney, Going Places Travel

10.  Vida Bateau

11.  Shahram Shahruz (2)

12.  Leonard Schwartzburd

u.      Supplemental Communications 2 (from January 27, 2004 – numbering follows original sequence)

13.  Leonard Schwartzburd (2)

14.  Tanya Temkin (2)

15.  Mellie L. Lopez

16.  Shahram Shahruz (5)

17.  Bill Curry

18.  Constance Sutton

19.  David Tornheim

20.  Frances Strassman

21.  Kevin Sutton

22.  Kurosh Arianpour

23.  Carl Lumma

v.      Supplemental Communications 3 (from January 27, 2004 – numbering follows original sequence)

29.  Shahram Shahruz (3)

30.  William F. Hammett, P.E. – Hammett & Edison, Inc.

w.     Supplemental Communications 4 (from January 27, 2004 – numbering follows original sequence)

39.  Supplemental Recommendation, submitted by Councilmember Dona Spring

40.  Frances Strassman

41.  Leonard Schwartzburd

42.  Will Ashmore, Sprint PCS

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.
 

New Business

16.  Amendment to FY 2004 Annual Appropriation Ordinance

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending the FY 2004 Annual Appropriation Ordinance No. 6752-N.S. for FY 2004 based upon recommended re-appropriation of unexpended FY 2003 funding and other adjustments authorized since July 1, 2003, in the amount of $22,428,670.

Financial Implications:  All funds - $22,428,670.

Contact:  Phil Kamlarz, City Manager 981-7000

17.  East Bay Sports Field Recreation JPA Appointment

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution appointing a member of the Council to be the City’s point of contact with other cities’ representatives for the sports field Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) and appointing a member as an alternate.

Financial Implications: None.

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

18.  Use of Helicopters by Berkeley Police Department and Outside Jurisdictions

a.      From: Police Review Commission (PDF, 240 KB)

Recommendation:  Reiterate in a Berkeley Police Department Training and Information Bulletin the Council directive delineating specific circumstances in which use of helicopters from outside jurisdictions is allowed.

Financial Implications: 

Contact: Barbara Attard, Secretary, 981-4960

b.      From: City Manager (PDF, KB)

Recommendation: 

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000
 

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

19.  Art of Romare Bearden at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

From: City Manager

Contact: Tom Myers, Economic Development, 981-7530

20.  Wheelchair and Pedestrian Safety on Ashby Avenue (CF 61-03)

From: City Manager

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6330
 

Communications

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

Wrongly Ticketed for Damaged Preferential Parking Permit

1.      Anne Whyte (3)

Permits for Cannabis Club Advocates

2.      Sam Herbert

Tune-Up Masters Site Proposals

3.      Steven Saylor and Richard Solomon
  

Adjournment