Agenda Committee Item #5
Council Draft Agenda - September 21, 2004

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DRAFT AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, September 21, 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.

1.      Oath of Office

2.      Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

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 – Recess

1.      Contract: Alameda County Homeless Action Center

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution ratifying the action taken by the City Manager during recess amending the contract with Alameda County Homeless Action Center, increasing the amount by $10,530 for a total not to exceed $63,278 for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

2.      Grant: HOME and American Dream Down Payment Initiative (ADDI)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution ratifying the action taken by the City Manager during recess accepting an additional $3,903 in HOME funds and $123,785 in American Dream Down Payment Initiative (ADDI) funds.

Financial Implications: Revenues – $127,688.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

3.      Side Letter of Agreement with SEIU Local 535 and 790

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution ratifying the action taken by the City Manager during recess to amend the Side Letter of Agreement with Service Employees International Union Locals 535 and 790 to include a reference to Section 10.7 of the SEIU Local 535 Memorandum Agreement and Section 11.5 of the Part-Time Recreation Leaders Association (PTRLA)/SEIU Local 535 in Paragraph 5 of the Side Letter of Agreement.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Dave Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

4.      Contract: Data Cabling

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution ratifying the action taken by the City Manager during recess to amend the agreement with Capitol Communications Inc. increasing the contract amount by $40,000 and expanding the scope to cover cabling work for the Department of Health and Human Services and other projects, for a total amount not to exceed $135,000.

Financial Implications: General Fund ‑ $40,000.

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

5.      Contract: Video Streaming Services

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution ratifying the action taken by the City Manager during recess to amend the agreement with Granicus Inc. for video streaming and archiving services, increasing the amount by $83,000 for a total amount not to exceed $108,000 and extending the term to June 30, 2007.

Financial Implications: General Fund – $83,000.

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

6.      Contract: Janitorial Services

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution ratifying the action taken by the City Manager during recess to increase the City Manager’s authority to execute amendments to the contract with Township Building Services, Inc. increasing the contract amount by $50,000 to a total not to exceed $150,000 for the period of July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005 to provide janitorial services at the Senior Centers and approving options to extend the contract three additional one-year periods in an amount not to exceed $155,000 for FY 06, and $162,000 per year for FY 07 and FY 08 up to a maximum of four years at the City’s discretion.

Financial Implications: Building Maintenance Fund - $50,000.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

 

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.

7.      Minutes for Approval

From: City Manager

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

Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

8.      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

9.      Council Meeting Calendar – Year 2004

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 62,201–N.S., Council Regular Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2004, to: 1) cancel the regular meeting on September 28, 2004 and call a special meeting on the same date at 6:00 p.m.; 2) add a regular meeting on October 26, 2004 and 3) cancel the regular meeting of November 23, 2004.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

10.  Council Meeting Calendar – Year 2005

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution establishing a calendar for the City Council regular meetings for the Calendar Year 2005 with starting times of 7:00 p.m. and special meetings for work sessions to be scheduled for 5:00 p.m. prior to regularly scheduled Council meetings.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

11.  Conflict of Interest Code

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving a revised Conflict of Interest Code and rescinding Resolution No. 62,218‑N.S.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, 981-6900

12.  Contract: Berkeley Alliance

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with the Berkeley Alliance and to reallocate $70,000 for volunteer coordination efforts for the Berkeley Champions for Kids Program for the period July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005.

Financial Implications: General Fund – $70,000.

Contact: Arrietta Chakos, City Manager, 981-7000

13.  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 but not yet received.

Financial Implications: Various sources – $3,442,255

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

14.  Contract: Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with the Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution for HIV prevention syringe exchange services to increase the amount by $52,000 for a total not to exceed $156,000 and to extend the period to June 30, 2005.

Financial Implications: General Fund – $52,000.

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

15.  Lease Agreement: 1947 Center Street –Basement

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with the City of Richmond, California (Richmond Works) for program space, located at 1947 Center Street, Basement, for the purpose of operating a One Stop Career Center for the period of October 28, 2004 through June 30, 2006.

Financial Implications: See report.

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

16.  Contract: Legal Services – Hanson Bridgett Marcus Vlahos Rudy LLP

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to make payments to Hanson Bridgett Marcus Vlahos Rudy LLP (Hanson Bridgett) in an amount not to exceed $40,000 for legal services pertaining to federal and state tax issues for the period of July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005.

Financial Implications: General Fund – $40,000.

Contact: Dave Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

17.  Fire Prevention Manager

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 61,812–N.S., Clarification and Salary Resolution for Unrepresented Employees, to add the title and salary range of the non-sworn Fire Prevention Manager in Representation Unit Z1 (Executive and Confidential Management Employees).

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Dave Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

18.  Contract: Employee Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments for life insurance with Fortis Benefits Insurance Company (Fortis) to provide basic and supplemental life insurance for the period of October 1, 2004 through December 31, 2007.

Financial Implications: Savings – $34,000 in FY 2005.

Contact: Dave Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

19.  Supplemental Military Leave Compensation Policy

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution amending and extending the supplemental military leave benefit to an aggregate of 24-months of active military service that must be taken within 36-months retroactive to February 13, 2003 to May 31, 2005 and rescinding Resolution No. 61,690–N.S. and all amending resolutions.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Dave Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

20.  Grant and Contract: Bay Trail Extension to the Berkeley Marina

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution: 1) accepting a grant up to $80,000 from the California State Coastal Conservancy to prepare bid documents for construction the first phase of the Bay Trail Extension to the Berkeley Marina project; 2) allocating up to $50,000 from Parks Tax funds as a local match; 3) authorizing the City Manager to execute contracts and any amendments with the Conservancy; and 3) further authorizing the City Manager to issue a Request for Proposals to retain consultants to prepare bid documents for the proposed improvements.

Financial Implications: Grant Revenue – $80,000; Matching Funds: Parks Tax Fund – $50,000.

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

21.  3000 Shasta Road Fire Station – Exchange of Properties

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance conveying the Potter Street right-of-way west of the Eastshore Freeway to the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) and accepting Shasta Road from Grizzly Peak Boulevard to the City boundary.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

22.  Contract: Hills Fire Station

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution: 1) approving plans and specifications for construction of Hills Fire Station; 2) accepting the bid of _______; 3) waiving building inspection fees; 4) authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $__________, for a period of 280 calendar days.

Financial Implications: ______________

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

23.  Contract: Cooling of Civic Center Building Server Room

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution: 1) approving plans and specifications for a new cooling system for the Server Room at 2180 Milvia Street; 2) accepting the bid of _______; 3) waiving building inspection fees; 4) authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $110,000.

Financial Implications: General Fund – $110,000.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

24.  Contract: Street Rehabilitation FY 2005 Phase I Project

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution: 1) approving plans and specifications for the Street Rehabilitation FY 2005 Phase I Project; 2) accepting the bid of Gallagher & Burk, Inc.; and 3) authorizing the City Manger to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $1,065,840 for the period of 120 calendar days.

Financial Implications: State Gas Tax Fund – $10,000; Measure B Sales Tax Fund – $90,000; Capital Improvement Fund – $1,157,813.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

25.  Grant Application: Repaving University Avenue

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing: 1) the filing of an application for Federal Surface Transportation Program Funding for repaving University Avenue; 2) committing the necessary non-federal match for the project; 3) stating assurance to complete the project; and 4) authorizing the City Manager to accept the grant and to execute and resultant agreements and amendments.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

26.  Purchase Order: Two Aerial Bucket Trucks

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution accepting the City and County of San Francisco’s bid procedures to satisfy the requirement of Berkeley Charter Section 67, and authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order with Terex Utility West in an amount not to exceed $175,500 to purchase two Aerial Bucket Trucks for the Public Works Department.

Financial Implications: Equipment Replacement Fund – $175,000.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

27.  Tract Map 7533: Six-Unit Condominium Project

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving the final map of Tract Map 7533, a six-unit condominium project located at 915-25 Pardee Street.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

28.  Contract: Installation of Thermoplastic Roadway Markings

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a three-year, on call contract and any amendments with Chrisp Company to provide and install thermoplastic roadway markings for FY 2005 in an amount not to exceed $102,114 with an estimated three-year total no to exceed $400,000.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7010

29.  Support Proposition 63: California Mental Health Services Act Initiative (PDF, 136 KB)

From: Mayor Bates

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution in support of Proposition 63, the California Mental Health Services Act Initiative which would create a 1% tax on taxable income over $1 million to provide dedicated funding for expansion of mental health services and programs.

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

30.  Support Proposition 63: California Mental Health Services Act Initiative (PDF, 817 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Support Proposition 63 which would add a 1% tax on personal incomes above $1 million to provide dedicated funding for expansion of mental health services and programs.

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

31.  Request for Presentation: The Bread Project (PDF, 103 KB)

From: Councilmember Breland

Recommendation:  Schedule a presentation by The Bread Project. Representatives from The Bread Project request the opportunity to make a brief presentation regarding their work and to address their need of the following support: 1) One-time assistance with their move to the new Berkeley Adult School location; and 2) On-going support of their job training and placement program.

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

32.  Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (PDF, 316 KB)

From: Councilmembers Maio and Breland

Recommendation:  Refer to the City Manager the request to develop an Ordinance that established a quota on the number of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries at no greater than three, and to ensure that they are reasonably located away from schools and not concentrated in one particular area.

Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110 and Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 981-7120

33.  Support Measure CC:  Environmental Maintenance (PDF, 376 KB)

From: Councilmember Olds

Recommendation:  Endorse Measure CC placed on the November ballot by the East Bay Regional Parks District to support and fund specific environmental maintenance projects within the western portion of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Contact: Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 981-7160

34.  Support AB 1876: Healthy Bay Beaches (PDF, 215 KB)

From: Councilmember Olds

Recommendation:  Write a letter to Governor Schwarzenegger urging approval of AB1876 which would require consistent monitoring of toxin levels at Bay beaches located near streams or storm drains, with 50,000 or more annual visitors.

Contact: Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 981-7160

35.  Proclamation: 9th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival (PDF, 23 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Approve a proclamation for the 9th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival and extend the sound permit (12-4 p.m.) by one hour (12 to 5 p.m.)

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

36.  Support Grocery Employees from United Food and Commercial Workers Bay Area Coalition (PDF, 30 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution in support of United Food and Commercial Workers (UCFW) Bay Area Coalition as they enter negotiations with grocery employers, encouraging fair bargaining and protection of employee and family healthcare.

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

37.  Support Prescription Drug Bills (PDF, 2 MB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Support the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) and write a letter to Governor Schwarzenegger urging approval and signature of seven prescription drug bills with the goal of reducing high-cost prescriptions and making Canadian prescription drugs available to American consumers: SB 1765 (Sher), AB 1958 (Frommer), AB 1957 (Frommer), SB 1149 (Ortiz), SB 1144 (Burton), SB 1333 (Perata), and AB 1960 (Pavley).

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

38.  Supports Proposition 59: Public Records, Open Meetings (PDF, 509 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Support Proposition 59, a “sunshine” measure encouraging public access to government meetings and documents while preserving constitutional rights including: rights of privacy, due process, equal protection, existing constitutional and statutory limitations restricting access to certain meetings and records of government bodies and officials, including law enforcement and prosecution records.

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

39.  Support Proposition 60: Election Rights of Political Parties and Oppose Proposition 62: Elections, Primaries (PDF, 1 MB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Support Proposition 60 which provides the right for a political party participating in a primary election for partisan office to also participate in the general election for that office and oppose Proposition 62 which allows only the top two vote-getters in the primary to advance to the general election ballot.

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

40.  Support Proposition 66: Limitations on “Three Strikes” Law (PDF, 647 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Support Proposition 66 which would amend and redefine sentencing under the Three Strikes law to better reflect the nature of the crime(s) committed.

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

41.  Support Proposition 72: Health Care Coverage Requirements (PDF, 1 MB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Support Proposition 72 which would ensure that medium and large employers provide a minimum standard of financial commitment to provide individual and dependent health care coverage for employees.

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

42.  FY 2005 Civic Arts Commission Grant Funding Recommendations

a.      From: Civic Arts Commission (PDF, 641 KB)

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving the Civic Arts Commission funding recommendations authorizing 63 grants to various organizations to support arts and cultural activities during FY 2005 in the amount of $246,848.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: MaryAnn Merker, Secretary, 981-7533

b.      From: City Manager (PDF, 58 KB)

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

Contact: Tom Myers, Economic Development, 981-7530

43.  University Avenue Pedestrian Improvement Plan

a.      From: Transportation Commission (PDF, 396 KB)

Recommendation:  Adopt the recommendations listed in the “Summary: Pedestrian Friendly University Avenue Corridor Plan” to augment the 1996 University Avenue Strategic Plan.

Financial Implications: Unknown.

Contact: Peter Hillier, Secretary, 981-7010

b.      From: City Manager (PDF, 54 KB)

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

Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7010

 

Action Calendar – Appeals

44.  1305 Talbot Street

a.      From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution affirming the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) approval of Use Permit #03-10000121, to approve an addition to a single-family dwelling on a non-confirming lot at 1305 Talbot Street and dismissing the appeal.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

b.      Appeal:

1.      John Murcko

c.       Communications

1.      Allen Nudel

2.      John Murcko

3.      Tom and Mary Herrmann

 

 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.
 

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

45.  Assessment and Contract:  Thousand Oaks Utility Undergrounding District No. 1

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion, tabulate the ballots and adopt a Resolution overruling protests; approving the final Engineer’s Report; levying assessments; approving and ordering the work and improvements for the Thousand Oaks Undergrounding Utility project; authorizing and directing preparation and filing of a notice of exemption; conditionally awarding the construction contract; and authorizing and directing related actions.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

46.  Creation of Thousand Oaks Utility Undergrounding District No. 1

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution creating the Thousand Oaks Utility Undergrounding District No. 1.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

47.  Appeal:  1331 Seventh Street (1332 Eighth Street)- Parcel Map 8276 Subdivision of a Lot (1 Lot Into 2 Lots)

a.      From: City Manager (September 21, 2004)

Recommendation:

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

b.      From:  City Manager (May 18, 2004)

Recommendation:  Open the public hearing on the appeal of the denial of Parcel Map 8276 for subdivision of a lot (1 lot into 2 lots) and adopt a Resolution continuing the hearing to September 21, 2004 and referring Use Permit A920 to the Zoning Adjustments Board for review and revocation or modification. 

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

c.       Appeal:

1.      Stephen E. Block

d.      Communications (May 18, 2004 – numbering follows original sequence)

1.      William S. Berland

48.  Fees: Marina Nature Center

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution establishing the fee schedule for Nature Center fees, representing an increase up to 20% from the previous fee schedule.

Financial Implications: See report.

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

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.
 

Action Calendar – Old Business

49.  Daylighting of Strawberry Creek (PDF, 200 KB) (held over from July 20, 2004)

From: Councilmember Spring and Mayor Bates

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution supporting the daylighting of Strawberry Creek in the downtown, if feasibility is demonstrated.

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


Action Calendar – New Business

50.  Loan Agreement: Construction of University Neighborhood Apartments at 1719 University Avenue

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving a fund reservation in the amount of $529,133 from the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) in order to complete construction of University Neighborhood Apartments and authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the loan agreement with the applicant and all other documents related to this fund reservation.

Financial Implications: Housing Trust Fund – $529,133

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

51.  Hazardous Materials Codes

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance repealing Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapters 11.18 and 11.52 the Hazardous Materials Codes, and reenacting these chapters in a new BMC Title 15, Hazardous Materials, as Chapters 15.04, 15.08 and 15.12.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

52.  Enforcement of Residential Preferential Permit and Meter Parking

a.      From: Transportation Commission (PDF, 157 KB)

Recommendation:  Request that the City Manager intensify and increase Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) and meter enforcement in the RPP “B”, “D”, “F”, and “T” zones, beginning when students return to the University of California (UC) at the end of August.

Financial Implications: Unknown.

Contact: Peter Hillier, Secretary, 981-7010

b.      From: City Manager (PDF, 53 KB)

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

Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7010
 

Information Reports

53.  Marina Landfill Gas Project

From: City Manager

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

54.  Landmarks Preservation Commission Notice of Decision: Landmark Designation – 2750 Adeline Street and 2136-40 University Avenue

From: City Manager

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

55.  Landmarks Preservation Commission Notice of Decision: Approval of Structural Alteration Permit – 2966 College Avenue; 834 Delaware Street; 2113 Vine Street; 3290 Adeline Street

From: City Manager

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

56.  Proposal: Fountain on Arlington (CF 29-03)

From: City Manager

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

57.  Public Workshops for Solid Waste Management Plan

From: City Manager

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

58.  Library Operations Audit (PDF, 340 KB)

From: City Auditor

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

 

Communications

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

In God We Trust - America

1.      Jacquie Sullivan

Compensation Issues for City Managers

2.      Barbara Gilbert

Address and Logo Curbs

3.      Barbara Gilbert

Vandalized Rose Bushes

4.      Mr. And Mrs. Nicholas Whyte

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Corrective Action at LBNL

5.      L A Wood, Community Environmental Advisory Commission

Ohlone Dog Park

6.      Linda Tran, Aaron & Topher Goldman, M. Imfeld, Michael Schroeder

Smoke-Free Zones

7.      Anne Whyte

Parking Citation Malice

8.      Kevin

Safeguarding Electronic Voting Machine

9.      Leuren Moret

City Charter

10.  Jim Hultman

Major Problems with Eucalyptus Trees

11.  Charles L. Smith (2)

Removal of Elm Trees; Notice of Hazard

12.  Charles L.Smith, San Mateo Road Neighborhood Association

Acton Street – Dangerous Traffic Situation

13.  J. Gibbs

Drop-in Center Creates Neighborhood Problems

14.  Robin Wright, LDNA & South Berkeley Crime Prevention Council

Parking as Perk for Parking Enforcers

15.  Steve Geller

Panoramic Hill Zoning

16.  Ann Reid Slaby

Suit Against Hamilton County Settle for $200,000

17.  Anne Whyte

Additional Funds for the West Berkeley Senior Center

18.  Ruth Witherspoon

EMF Study

19.  Mike Vandeman, care of Kate Bernier

State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Landowner

20.  Anne Whyte

Zero Waste Campaign

21.  Anne Whyte

Michigan Supreme Court Restricts Government Rights to Land

22.  Anne Whyte

9th Circuit Says Public Defender Can Be Sued

23.  Anne Whyte

George W. Bush’s Missing Year

24.  Anne Whyte

Commission on Disabilities Action Item – Ohlone Dog Park

25.  Karen M. Rose

 

Adjournment