Agenda Committee Item #6
Council Draft Agenda - June 15, 2004

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DRAFT AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, June 15, 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.

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

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Approve the minutes for Council meetings of May 18, 2004 (special and regular); May 24, 2004 (closed); May 25, 2004 (special and regular); and June 1, 2004 (closed and special).

Contact:  Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

2.      Contract: Real-Time Closed Captioning Stenography Services

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a personal services contract and any amendments with Theresa “Teri” Darrenougue for the provision of real-time closed captioning stenography services at all worksessions, regular and special meetings of the Council, Housing Authority and Redevelopment Agency for the period July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005 in an amount not to exceed $50,000, and for four one-year renewable options.

Financial Implications: City Clerk Department – $50,000.

Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

3.      Contract:  Administrative Hearing Services

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with California Community Dispute Services (CACDS) increasing the amount by $15,000 for a total not to exceed $37,500 to provide administrative hearing services for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.

Financial Implications: 

Contact:  Arrietta Chakos, City Manger, 981-7000

4.      Assessment: North Shattuck Business Improvement District

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution: 1) approving Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Report of the North Shattuck Business Improvement District (BID), 2) declaring intention to levy an annual assessment for the North Shattuck BID for FY 2005; and 3) scheduling a public hearing for July 20, 2004, to consider levying a renewed assessment for FY 2005.

Financial Implications: BID Revenue - $160,000.

Contact: Tom Myers, Economic Development, 981-7530

5.      Contract:  UC Berkeley Fiscal Impact Study

From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing an amendment to the contract with Economic & Planning Systems, Inc. to increase the amount by $10,000 for a total amount not to exceed $64,300 for the UC Berkeley Fiscal Impact Study.

Contact:  Grace Maguire, City Manager, 981-7000

6.      Formal Bid Solicitations and Requests for Proposals

From: City Manager

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

Financial Implications: Various Funds – $1,061,000.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

7.     Wildland Urban Interface Fires

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting a joint League of California Cities State Association of Counties plan to decrease impacts on public health and safety resulting from wildland urban interface fires.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Reginald Garcia, Fire, 981-5500

8.      Contract: Emergency Services for Residents with Severe Disabilities

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Easy Does It to provide emergency services to residents with severe disabilities for the period July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005 in an amount not to exceed $692,863; and approving an option to extend the term an additional year contingent upon a satisfactory performance evaluation after nine months.

Financial Implications: Measure E Tax Fund – $692,863.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

9.     Contract: Berkeley Community Media

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the agreement with Berkeley Community Media (BCM) for operating a facility for public, education, and government access television, increasing the amount by ______ for a total not to exceed $260,000 for FY 2005, subsequent amounts to be determined by annual Council resolution, and extending the term to June 30, 2008.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $232,000; Permit Service Center – $17,500.

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

10.  Contract: Computer Network Upgrades

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with AMS.NET for computer network upgrades by: 1) increasing the amount by $50,000 for a new total not to exceed $649,000; and 2) extending the contract period to June 30, 2005.

Financial Implications:  General Fund – $50,000.

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

11.  Purchase Order: Evidence Testing

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to: 1) increase purchase order 47223 by $35,000 for a total not to exceed $60,000 to Alameda County Criminalist Laboratory for evidence testing and analysis for FY 2004; and 2) establish an annual purchase order in an amount not to exceed $60,000 per year to continue evidence testing and analysis for FY 2005 and FY 2006.

Financial Implications: General Fund – $35,000.

Contact: Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5700

12.  Purchase Order: Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Testing

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to: 1) increase purchase order 46635 by $20,000 for a total not to exceed $45,000 to Forensic Analytical Laboratory for DNA testing and analysis for FY 2004; and 2) establish an annual purchase order in an amount not to exceed $45,000 per year to continue DNA testing and analysis for FY 2005 and FY 2006.

Financial Implications:  General Fund ‑ $20,000.

Contact: Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5700

13.  Contract: Security Guard Services at 1947 Center Street and 2180 Milvia Street

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with National Security Services for security guard services at 1947 Center Street and 2180 Milvia Street for the period of July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005 in an amount not to exceed $108,360; and approving options to extend the contract for three additional one-year periods in a total amount not to exceed $348,792 at the City’s discretion.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

14.  Grant: Beverage Container Recycling

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a request to the California Department of Conservation to extend the term of their grant six months to December 31, 2004, and to execute any amendments.

Financial Implications: Grant – $40,000.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

15.  Mandatory Microchipping of Animal Shelter Cats and Dogs

a.      From: Citizens Humane Commission (PDF, 615 KB)

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 10.04.032A by deleting Section A (2), “offering free elective microchipping for animals adopted from the shelter”, and adding Section 10.04.207 requiring all impounded dogs and cats adopted or returned to owner to be microchipped before leaving the Animal Shelter and at the expense of the person taking possession of the animal subject to exceptions.

Financial Implications: Revenue Neutral.

Contact: Kate O’Connor, Secretary, 981-6601

b.      From: City Manager

Recommendation:  The City Manager concurs with the content and recommendations of the report.

Contact: Jim Hynes, City Manager, 981-2493

16.  State Minimum Wage Proposal (CF 12-04)

a.      From: Commission on Labor (PDF, 1 MB)

Recommendation: Send a letter to Assemblywoman Judy Chu, chair of the Appropriations Committee, and Assemblywoman Loni Hancock in support of California Assembly Bill (AB) 2832 which would raise the statewide minimum wage to $7.25 as of January 1, 2005 and $7.75 as of January 1, 2006; and direct the City’s lobbyists to engage in support activities for the passage of AB 2832.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Delfina M. Geiken, Secretary, 981-7551

b.      From: City Manager

Recommendation:  The City Manager concurs with the content and recommendations of the report.

Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100


Action Calendar – Appeal

17.  Appeal:  3000 Shasta Road

a.      From:  City Manager

Recommendation:

 

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

b.      Appeal

1.      Andrea and Peter Cukor

c.       Communications


Action Calendar – Public Hearing

18.  Street Lighting Assessment District No. 1982-1

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution levying assessment for the Street Lighting Assessment District 1982-1 for FY 2005.

Financial Implications:  See report.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300.


Action Calendar – Public Hearing – Budget

19.  Budget  (see Budget Book)

a.      From:  City Manager

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing on the City Manager’s proposed Budget for FY 2005 and the FY 2006 Budget Reduction Plan and any amendments proposed by the City Council.  The Council will adopt the FY 2005 Budget on June 22, 2004.

Contact: Tracy Veseley, City Manager, 981-7000.

b.      Information Report from City Manager

Contact: Tracy Veseley, City Manager, 981-7000.

c.       From:  Councilmember Spring (PDF, 100 KB)

Recommendation:

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

Action Calendar – Public Hearing – Fees

20.  Ambulance User Fees

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution increasing the Ambulance User fees to match the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ approved ambulance fee schedule, included as an updated addendum to Provider Service Agreement.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Reginald Garcia, Fire, 981-5500

21.  Fire Permit and Annual Inspection Fees

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution establishing Fire Permit and Annual Inspection fees for FY 2005 effective August 16, 2004 and rescinding Resolution No. 62,060–N.S.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Reginald Garcia, Fire, 981-5500

22.  Marina Fees

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution approving revisions to the rate schedule in the Marina by increasing base berth rates and rescinding Resolution No.62,064–N.S.

Financial Implications: See report.

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

23.  Burglar and Holdup False Alarm Administrative Fees

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution increasing the fees for false burglar and holdup alarms and rescinding Resolution No. 55, 875–N.S.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5700

24.  Towed Vehicle Administrative Fees

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution increasing the fees for towed vehicles and rescinding Resolution No. 60,092–N.S.

Financial Implications:  See report.

Contact: Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5700

25.  Fingerprinting Fees for Non-Residents

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  1) Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) section 2.64.150 to establish that fees for fingerprinting of non-residents shall be set by Council resolution; and 2) conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution, to be effective upon the effective date of the Ordinance, increasing fees for fingerprinting of non-residents.

Financial Implications:  See report.

Contact: Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5700

26.  Confirmation, Good Conduct and Clearance Letter Fees

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  1) Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) section 2.64.130 to establish that fees for Confirmation, Good Conduct and Clearance Letters shall be set by Council resolution; and 2) conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution, to be effective upon the effective date of the Ordinance, increasing fees for processing of letters.

Financial Implications:  See report.

Contact: Roy Meisner, Police, 981-5700

27.  Animal Care Shelter Fees

a.      From: Citizens Humane Commission (PDF, 452 KB)

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution increasing dog and cat adoption fees and rescinding Resolution No. 62,058–N.S. 

Financial Implications:  See report.

Contact: Kate O’Connor, Secretary, 981-6601

b.      From: City Manager

Recommendation:  The City Manager concurs with the content and recommendations of the report.

Contact: Jim Hynes, City Manager, 981-2493
 

Action Calendar – New Business

28.  Fee Waiver: Center for the Education of Infant Deaf (CEID)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Deny the request from Center for the Education of Infant Deaf (CEID) to refund $6,038 in zoning fees and waive $70,928 in building permit fees for new construction at 1035 Grayson.

Financial Implications: Lost Revenues to Permit Service Center Fund – $76,966.

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

29.  Corporate Constitutional Rights

a.      From: Peace and Justice Commission (PDF, 325 KB)

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1) supporting an amendment to the United States and California Constitutions to declare that corporations are not granted the protections or rights of persons, and declare that the expenditure of corporate money is not a form of constitutionally protected speech; and 2) direct the City Manager to send a copy of this Resolution to our state and federal government representatives including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Majority and Minority Leaders of the California Senate Don Perata and James Brulte, California Assemblymember Loni Hancock, United States Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, and United States Representative Barbara Lee.

Contact: Manuel Hector, Secretary, 981-5110

b.      From: City Manager

Recommendation: The City Manager takes no position concerning the recommendations of the Commission.

Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

30.  Fee Waiver: Berkeley Racing Canoe Center

a.      From: Waterfront Commission (PDF, 536 KB)

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the application for nonprofit in-lieu-of-fee status and waiving berth fees at the Berkeley Marina for the Berkeley Racing Canoe Center (BRCC).

Financial Implications: Marina Fund – $334 monthly loss of revenue.

Contact: Cliff Marchetti, Secretary, 644-6376, ext. 224

b.      From: City Manager

Recommendation: The City Manager takes no position concerning the recommendations of the Commission.

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


Information Reports

31.  Implementation Status of Fleet Vehicle Management Audit Recommendations (CF 15-03)

From: City Manager

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300


Communications

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


Adjournment