Special Meeting eSummary
June 1
, 2004

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SUMMARY

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

Tuesday, June 1, 20047:00 P.M.

 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:  7:05 p.m., All present.

Public Comment:  8 speakers.


Consent Calendar

Action: Moved, seconded and carried (Wozniak/Worthington) to adopt the Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated:

1.      Enforcement of Smoking Pollution Control Ordinance (PDF, 51 KB) (First reading May 25, 2004 – Unanimous)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 12.70, Smoking Pollution Control, by adding Section 12.70.120.F relating to Police Department enforcement.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950 and Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5700

Action: Adopted Ordinance No. 6,804–N.S. (PDF, 69 KB)  Effective July 1, 2004.

2.     Time Limits for Spay/Neuter of Feral Cats (PDF, 100 KB) (First reading May 25, 2004 – Unanimous)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 10.04.088 to require persons choosing to feed or shelter feral cats to work effectively toward spaying/neutering the entire colony, make documentation of spay/neuter procedures available to Animal Control every two weeks, and spay/neuter 90% of the colony within three months and 100% within five months.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

Action: Adopted Ordinance No. 6,805–N.S. (PDF, 128 KB) Effective July 1, 2004.

Action Calendar

3.      Presentation:  Impacts of UC Long Range Development Plan on Neighborhoods (PDF, 31 KB)

From: Councilmember Spring

Recommendation:  A 15-minute presentation from members of the Coalition of UC neighborhoods called Berkeleyans for a Livable University Environment (BLUE) on the environmental impacts to them from the University of California’s proposed Long Range Development Plan (LRDP).

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

Action: Presentation made.  Heard from representatives of BLUE and members of the public.

4.      Update on City’s Response to University of California, Berkeley Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)

a.      Information Report from City Manager (PDF, 365 KB) (to be delivered)

Contact:  Arrietta Chakos, City Manager, 981-7000

b.      Information Report from Planning Commission (PDF, 6 MB) (to be delivered)

Contact:  Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

c.       Information Report from Transportation Commission (PDF, 284 KB) (to be delivered)

Contact:  Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7010

Action: Received and filed.

5.     Thousand Oaks Height AFUUD No. 1 Undergrounding District (PDF, 2 MB)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution: 1) approving the Engineer’s Report; 2) setting a public hearing for July 20, 2004; 3) authorizing the City Clerk to mail notices and ballots to all owners of parcels proposed to be assessed within the proposed Thousand Oaks Height AFUUD No. 1 Undergrounding District; and a Resolution establishing assessment ballot proceedings procedures; and 4) consider reducing voter approval threshold below 70% as previously approved by Council policy.

Contact:  Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

Actions:  Moved, seconded, carried (Hawley/Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 62,504–N.S. (PDF, 127 KB) setting a minimum 60% of the returned ballots weighted according to the proportional financial obligation of the affected property owners in favor of the assessment as the approval level required to establish the District.

Moved, seconded, carried (Hawley/Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 62,505–N.S. (PDF, 276 KB) approving the preliminary Engineer’s Report and setting the public hearing for July 20, 2004.

6.     Ballot Measure:  Public Financing of Elections (PDF, 3 MB) (to be delivered)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Provide comments to the City Attorney on the revised text, title and City Attorney’s analysis of a ballot measure (charter amendment) for the November 2004 ballot to provide for public financing of elections.

Financial Implications: Fair Elections Fund – $1.8 million.

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

Action:  Staff to prepare changes to ballot title, text and analysis for the meeting of June 8, 2004.

7.     Ballot Measures:  Revenue Measures (PDF, 1 MB) (to be delivered)

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Provide comments to the City Attorney on the text, title and City Attorney’s analysis for the following ballot measures for the November 2004 ballot: 1) Increase to Emergency Medical Services Tax; 2) Increase to Library Tax; 3) Increase to Utility Users Tax; and 4) Increase to Property Transfer Tax.

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

Action:  Staff to prepare changes to ballot title, text and analysis of measures for the meeting of June 15, 2004.

8.     FY 2005 Budget and FY 2006 Budget Reduction Plan (HTML, opens in new browser window)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Council discussion and input on FY 2005 Budget and FY 2006 Budget Reduction Plan as proposed by the City Manager.

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

Action:  Discussion continued to meeting of June 8, 2004.

Supplemental Reports and Communications #1 (PDF, 4 KB)

Item 4: Update on City’s Response to University of California, Berkeley Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)

1.      Wendy Alfsen (2)

2.      Janice Thomas

Item 5: Thousand Oaks Height AFUUD No. 1 Undergrounding District

3.      Supplemental Report, submitted by Housing Department (PDF, 2 MB)

Item 7:Ballot Measure:  Public Financing of Elections

4.      Dan Newman

5.      Paul S. Ryan


Supplemental Reports and Communications #2 (PDF, 4 KB)

Item 4: Update on City’s Response to University of California, Berkeley Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)

6.      Presentation materials, submitted by City Manager department (PDF, 729 KB)

7.      Signed Petitions – 154 signatures, submitted by Summit Road/Grizzly Peak Boulevard Watch

Item 5: Thousand Oaks Height AFUUD No. 1 Undergrounding District

8.      Revised Resolution, submitted by Public Works Department (PDF, 174 KB)

Item 7: Ballot Measure:  Public Financing of Elections

9.      Amendments, submitted by Mayor Bates (PDF, 195 KB)

Communication: Traffic Signals on Heart at Arch and Le Conte Avenue

10.  Carl Friberg, Liz Harris, Jed Parsons, Fran Segal, Roger Van Ouystel – Northside Neighborhood Association
 

Adjournment

Adjourned at 11:00 p.m.