Agenda Committee Item #6
Council Draft Agenda - February 17, 2004

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Draft AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, February 17, 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.      Amendment to FY 2004 Annual Appropriation Ordinance (First reading 2/10/04)

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

2.      Contract: Public Art Poetry Panels Book Publication

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute contract and any amendments with Heyday Books in Berkeley to publish a book of poetry that documents the Public Art Poetry Panels in the Downtown Arts District for the period March 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004 in an amount not to exceed $35,000.

Financial Implications:  Measure S Public Art Funds - $7,000; Donated Funds - $28,000.

Contact: Tom Myers, Economic Development, 981-7530

3.      Contract: Seventh Street Improvements

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with Ray’s Electric, Inc. for the Seventh Street Improvements Project, increasing the existing contract amount by $81,000 for a total not to exceed $1,117,195.

Financial Implications: 

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6330

4.      Presentation:  Health Effects of Cellular Antennas (PDF, 55 KB)

From: Councilmember Hawley

Recommendation:  Schedule time on February 17, 2004, after the Council has voted on the 1600 Shattuck Avenue appeal, for a presentation by our Public Health Officer, Poki Namkung, on the health effects of antennas such as those proposed for this site. Should the Council not vote on this issue prior to February 17, schedule the presentation for the meeting after the vote has been taken.

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

5.      Zoning Density Calculations in C-1 and R-3Zones (PDF, 133 KB)

From: Councilmember Spring

Recommendation:  Direct the City Manager to modify the current method of calculating residential zoning densities in the C-1 and R-3 zones that will give decision makers greater options in determining the allowable density that is consistent with zoning and the state density bonus requirement.

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

6.      Berkeley Liberation Radio 104.1 (PDF, 111 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution in support of Berkeley Liberation Radio 104.1 and urging federal, state and local officials to support policies and practices that encourage diverse local non-commercial media.

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

7.      Proclamation: Medical Marijuana Awareness Week (PDF, 136 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Approve a proclamation to designate and honor the week of February 15 through February 22, 2004 as Medical Marijuana Awareness Week.

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

8.      Support Local Taxpayers and Public Safety Protection Act (PDF, 947 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Support Local Taxpayers and Public Safety Protection Act planned for the November 2004 statewide ballot, which would increase local control over local tax dollars.

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

9.      Support Proposition 55: Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act (PDF, 123 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Support Proposition 55 (AB16 – Hertzberg) Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2004 on the March 2, 2004 ballot, which would provide for a $12,300,000,000 bond issue to fund necessary education facilities.

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

10.  Reducing the Number of Waterfront Commission Meetings

a.      From: Waterfront Commission (PDF, 219 KB)

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 3.36.050 to eliminate the requirement that the Commission hold one meeting per month with the intent of reducing the number of regular meetings to six per year.

Financial Implications: Undetermined savings in staff time.

Contact: Cliff Marchetti, Secretary, 981-6376

b.      From: City Manager

Recommendation: 

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

11.  San Francisco Bay Water Trail

a.      From: Waterfront Commission (PDF, 3 MB)

Recommendation:  Endorse the concept of a San Francisco Bay Water Trail and send the endorsement to Bay Access, Inc.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Cliff Marchetti, Secretary, 981-6376

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

Recommendation:  The City Manager concurs with the recommendation of the commission.

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

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

12.  Implementation of Information Systems General Controls Audit Recommendations
(CF 51-03)

From: City Manager

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

13.  Landmarks Preservation Commission Notices of Decision: Landmark Designation – 2286 Cedar Street; 2502 Dwight Way; 2053 Berkeley Way

From: City Manager

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

14.  Landmarks Preservation Commission Notices of Decision: Approval of Structural Alteration Permit – 1310 University Avenue, 2342 Shattuck Avenue and 2430 Fulton Avenue

From: City Manager

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

15.  Amendment to FY 2004 Audit Plan (PDF, 203 KB)

From: City Auditor

Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, City Auditor, 981-6750

16.  SB 915-916 Regional Transportation Measure 2 on the March 2 Ballot (PDF, 48 KB)

From: Waterfront Commission

Contact: Cliff Marchetti, Secretary, 981-6376

 

Communications

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

Agenda Item Number and Title

 

Adjournment