Special Meeting eSummary
September 28
, 2004

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BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

Tuesday, September 28, 20046:00 P.M.

LONGFELLOW SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, 1500 DERBY STREET
 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 6:06 p.m.  All present.

City Manager Comments: None


Action Calendar – Public Hearing

1.     Creeks Ordinance

a.      From: City Manager  (PDF, 723 KB)  | PowerPoint Presentation (PDF, 3 MB)

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing on the current Creek Ordinance, Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 17.08 and upon conclusion:  1) adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 17.08 either by approving Alternative A or Alternative B language incorporating standards to govern rebuilding of structures that encroach in the required setback area in the event of destruction due to a disaster and 2) provide direction to staff as to whether the Council would like further revisions to the creek ordinance considered as part of its priority setting process for the upcoming year.

Financial Implications:

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

b.      Communications (PDF, 8 MB)

1.      Barbara Gilbert

2.      Paul Krahenbuh and Patricia Boyar

3.      Kirstin Miller, Ecocity Builders

4.      Kirstin Miller and Richard Register, Ecocity Builders (2)

5.      Robin O’Donell, Susan Church, Mischa Lorraine, Jill Korte

6.      Juliet Lamont and Phil Price

7.      Carole Schemmerling and Jennifer Mary Pearson, Friends of Strawberry Creek

8.      Carole Schemmerling, Urban Creeks Council of California

9.      Lloyd and Sheila Andres

10.  Ann B. Erickson

11.  Daniella Thompson

12.  John L. Lineweaver, Diablo Holding, Ltd.

13.  Lori Dobeus

14.  Juliet Lamont and Phil Price

15.  Eva Alexis Bansner

16.  Frank and Gabrielle Morris

17.  Jill Korte

18.  Margaret Morse

19.  Peter Klatt

20.  Carol and Garret G. Thunen

21.  Robert and Judy de Vries

22.  Ned and Janis Dairiki

23.  Bannus Hudson

24.  Jim Sharp

25.  Joan Sprinson

26.  Mary Ann Brewin (2)

27.  Wayne Christopher

28.  Morton McDonald, Roy McDonald Associates, Inc.

29.  Cy H Silver

30.  Kevin Beadles, Wendy Beadles, Ray A. L’Esperance, Jill L’Esperance, John L. Bunch, Stephen K. Tollefun, Zafer Yasa, Muzcet Yasa, Jim Webster

31.  Sylvia McLaughlin; Martin Bourque, Ecology Center; Helen Burke, Sierra Club; John Steere, Urban Creeks Council; Kitty McLean, Sierra Club; Richard Register, Ecocity Builders; Hank Resnik, Sierra Club; Kirstin Miller, Ecocity Builders; Claire Risley, BEST/BFBC; Stephen Kelly; David Room, Post Carbon Institute; Gus Yates, RG, CHG

32.  Sylvia McLaughlin; Martin Bourque; Ecology Center; Kitty McLean, Sierra Club; John Steere, Urban Creeks Council; Stephen Kelly; David Room, Post Carbon Institute; Helen Burke, Sierra Club; Kirsten Miller, Ecocity Builders; Hank Resnik, Sierra Club; Claire Risley, BEST, BFBC, WBPAC

33.  Jane and Tom Kelly

34.  Urban Creeks Council

35.  Beth Lamont

36.  Kevin Powell and Melanie Goldfield

37.  David R. Clore

38.  Terry Powell, Community Relations Office, Berkeley Lab

39.  Steven Ross and Erin Bradner

40.  Diane Tokugawa

41.  Sherrick Slattery

42.  Catherine and Robert B. Scholer

43.  Eleanor Janet Moscow, Anita Elke, Norman Moscow

44.  Melanie Jordan

45.  Henry and Fredora Darmstadt

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing.  62 speakers.  Moved, seconded, carried (Breland/Worthington) to close the public hearing.

Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Olds/Worthington) to adopt the first reading of alternative two of an ordinance to allow rebuilding without a “No Feasible Alternative” Finding as revised to: 1) allow rebuilding of substantially the same structure or portions thereof; 2) include all structures not merely residential ones; 3) remove section D; and 4) revise Section B to allow rebuilding without the need for additional permits under the Creeks Ordinance but require compliance with currently applicable building codes.  Second reading scheduled for October 5, 2004.  Referred to the City Manager to bring back alternative recommendations for proceeding with a review of the ordinance in its entirety at the October 12, 2004 Work Session.


Public Comment

Public Comment:  No speakers.


Consent Calendar

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

2.      Lease Agreement: 1947 Center Street –Basement (PDF, 2 MB) (First Reading September 21, 2004 – Unanimous)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt second 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 a period of eight months.

Financial Implications: See report.

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

Action: Adopted Ordinance No. 6822–N.S. (PDF, 272 KB) Effective October 28, 2004.

3.      3000 Shasta Road Fire Station – Exchange of Properties (PDF, 570 KB) (First Reading September 21, 2004 – Unanimous)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt second 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

Action: Adopted Ordinance No. 6823–N.S. (PDF, 588 KB) Effective October 28, 2004.

4.      Hazardous Materials Codes (PDF, 2 MB) (First Reading September 21, 2004 – Unanimous)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt second 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

Action: Adopted Ordinance No. 6824–N.S. (PDF, 2 MB) Effective October 28, 2004.

5.      Annual Investment Report - Investment Policies and Designation of Investment Authority (PDF, 6 MB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution accepting the Annual Investment Report, approving the amendments to the investment policies, and renewing the delegation of authority to make investments to the Director of Finance.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,664–N.S. (PDF, 77 KB)

6.      Formal Bid Solicitations and Requests for Proposals (PDF, 512 KB)

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 Sources – $3,085,000.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Approved recommendation.

7.      Contract: Mental Health Services (PDF, 219 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute performance contracts and any amendments with the State Department of Mental Health for the provision of mental health services in accordance with California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5650 for FY 2003 and FY 2004.

Financial Implications: See report.

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

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,665–N.S. (PDF, 83 KB)

8.      National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month (PDF, 216 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution proclaiming September 2004 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

Financial Implications: None.

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

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,666–N.S. (PDF, 88 KB)

9.      Contract: Spiral Sidewalk Project (PDF, 955 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution: 1) approving specifications for the FY 2005 Spiral Sidewalk Project; 2) accepting the bid of JS Concrete Construction; and 3) authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $235,740.

Financial Implications: General Capital Improvement Fund – $163,964; Work for Private Party Fund – $50,000; Gas Tax Fund – $21,776.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,667–N.S. (PDF, 100 KB)

10.  Contract: Installation of Thermoplastic Roadway Markings (PDF, 491 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a two-year, on call contract and any amendments with Chrisp Company to provide and install thermoplastic roadway markings in an amount not to exceed $250,000.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7010

Action: Adopted Resolution No.62,668–N.S. (PDF, 122 KB)


Information Reports

11.  Investment Report: Quarters Ending June 30, 2004 and March 31, 2004 (PDF, 6 MB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Received and filed.

12.  Library Audit Purchasing & Accounts Payable Audit Implementation Update (PDF, 640 KB)

From: Director of Library Services

Contact: Jackie Y. Griffin, Secretary, 981-6195

Action: Received and filed.

Communications

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

1. None.


Supplemental Reports and Communications #1

Item 1: Creeks Ordinance ~ Complete Supplement 1 File (PDF, 6 MB)

46.  Allan F. Leung

47.  Steven Ross and Erin Bradner (2)

48.  Janet Byron

49.  Alan Gould

50.  Juliet Lamont, Environmental Consultant; Phil Price, Live Oak Codornices Creek Neighborhood Association; Tom Kelly, Strawberry Lodge Restoration Project

51.  Henrik and Barbara Bull

52.  Juliann Sum

53.  Susan Schwartz, Friends of Five Creeks

54.  Ann Hughes

55.  Tim White

56.  Linda and Terry Kanat

57.  Barbara Gilbert

58.  Douglas Keislar

59.  Margaret W. Bogle

60.  Dawn Whalin

61.  Carolyn and Wilton Vondamm

62.  Steven and Lydia Mullerheim

63.  Luz Buitrago

64.  Suzanne Marr

65.  Barbara Oliver

66.  Bob Jacobsen

67.  James C. Robinson

68.  Joseph Cerny

69.  Skip Battle

70.  Marty Myers

71.  Juri Komendant and Linda Calvin

72.  Bruce Rude

73.  Bill Falik

74.  Megan (Mary M.) Barton and Brian Huse

75.  Jonathan Reinis

76.  Josephine Coatsworth and Robert Bennin

77.  Catherine and Robert Scholes

78.  Jeffrey J. Carter

79.  Lois Segal

80.  James and Chris Iams (2)

81.  Norman P. Moscow, Eleanor J. Moscow and Anita C. Eblé

82.  Winsor Soule and Marcia Tanner

83.  Richard and Miriam Misrach

84.  Lynn Landor

85.  Roy Doolan

86.  Herbert Dreyfus

87.  Peter Wahrhaftig

88.  George and Jacqueline Ivelich


Supplemental Reports and Communications #2

Complete Supplement 2 File (PDF, 25 MB)

89.  Presentation Materials, submitted by Planning Department

90.  Alice Kahn

91.  Joseph and Karen Zelan

92.  Tatwina Chinn Lee

93.  Roger W. Hoag

94.  Phillip Polak, Jr., Robert Blackbury, Ann Smith, Richard H. Lee, L. Lee, Chester Zum

95.  Morton McDonald, Roy McDonald Associates

96.  Helen Barber

97.  Suzanne M

98.  Carol Schemmerling, Urban Creeks Council

99.  Juliet Lamont

100.    Robert and Merle Davis

101.    Richard Ingels

102.    Peter Klatt

103.    Jim Sweeney

104.    Shirely Dean

105.    Mischa Lorraine

106.    Vonnie Gurgin

107.    Daniel Dean

108.    Diane R. Crowley

109.    Trudy Washburn

110.    Bob Allen

111.    Neighbors on Urban Creeks: Barbara and Bob Allen, Diane Crowely, Shirely and Dan Dean, Genevieve Dreyfus, Cecilia Gaerlan, Vonnie Gurgin, Martha Jones, Jill Korte, Jerry Landis, Mischa Lorraine, Robin McDonnell, Dean Metzger, Miriam Ng, Jana Olson and Trudy Washburn

112.    Anthony Bernhardt and Lynn Feintech

113.    Owen and Senta M. Pugh Chamberlain

114.    Administrative Record

115.    Signed Petitions, 38 Signatures

 

Adjournment

Adjourned at 10:43 p.m. in memory of Alex Tara.