Regular Meeting eAgenda
February 8
, 2005

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AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, February 8, 20057:00 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.

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

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.      Enact Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan III Ordinance and Amend Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan II Ordinance (PDF, 4 MB) (First reading January 25, 2005 – Unanimous)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt the second reading of two Ordinances: 1) to enact Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 4.39 (Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan III) for employees represented by the Berkeley Police Association or persons who are no longer employed by the City but were formerly represented by the Berkeley Police Association; and 2) to amend Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 4.38 (Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan II) to transfer police employee assets from the Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan II to the new Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan III.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

2.      Guidelines Governing Pay-and-Display Parking Stations (PDF, 1 MB) (First readings January 25, 2005 – Unanimous)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt the second reading of three Ordinances amending the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) to add additional language regarding procedures, guidelines or rules governing the usage of pay-and-display stations: 1) Chapter 14.04 to add Sections 14.04.143 and 14.04.146; 2) Chapter 14.40, to amend Sections 14.40.040, 14.40.020, 14.40.030 and 14.40.040; and 3) to amend Chapter 14.52.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7010

3.      Minutes for Approval (PDF, 1 MB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve the minutes for Council meetings of January 18, 2005 (closed), January 24, 2005 (closed), and January 25, 2005 (regular).

Contact: Sara T. Cox, City Clerk, 981-6900

4.      Needle Exchange (PDF, 162 KB)

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: Sara T. Cox, City Clerk, 981-6900

5.      Fee Waiver: Center for the Education of Infant Deaf (CEID) (CF 42-04)

a.      From: City Manager (PDF, 681 KB)

Recommendation:  Deny the request from CEID to: 1) refund $6,038 in zoning fees and 2) waive $70,928 in building permit fees for new construction at 1035 Grayson.

Financial Implications: Permit Service Center (PSC) Fund – $76,966.

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

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

Recommendation:  Refer to the budget process.

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

6.      Contract: Public Health Laboratory Services (PDF, 274 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with the State of California Department of Health Services Microbial Disease Laboratory for laboratory tests for diseases of public health significance to increase the amount by $211,988 for a total contract amount not to exceed $635,203 and to extend the term to June 30, 2005.

Financial Implications: Various Funds – $211,988.

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

7.      Classification: Housing Inspector Supervisor (PDF, 720 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 61,840–N.S. Classification and Salary Resolution for Public Employees Union Local One employees, to revise the classification of Supervising Housing Inspector and change the title to Housing Inspector Supervisor.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

8.      Classifications: Central Services (PDF, 910 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 61,807–N.S., Classification/Salary for SEIU Local 790 employees to revise and change titles for three classifications: Offset Equipment Operator to Central Services Technician; Printing Services Supervisor to Central Services Supervisor, and City Services Aide to Central Services Aide.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

9.      Workers’ Compensation State of California Self-Insurance Funds Fee Assessment (PDF, 766 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing payment to the State of California Department of Industrial Relations for FY 2005 fees associated for costs of administering the Workers’ Compensation Program in an amount not to exceed $93,841.

Financial Implications: Workers’ Compensation Fund – $ 93,841.

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

10.  Contract: 1947 Center Street, Second Floor Tenant Improvements (PDF, 285 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1) approving the plans and specifications for the 1947 Center Street, Second Floor Tenant Improvements; 2) accepting the bid of Page Construction Company; 3) waiving permit fees; and 4) authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $300,000.

Financial Implications: Building Purchases and Management Fund – $300,000.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

11.  Purchase Order: Front-Loading and Rear-Loading Containers (PDF, 4 326 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept bids from Wastequip McLaughlin for front-loading and rear-loading containers and execute a purchase order in an amount not to exceed $150,000 for FY 2005-07.

Financial Implications: Refuse Collection/Disposal Fund – $150,000.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

12.  Oppose the Development of Casino-Style Gaming Establishments in the Bay Area (PDF, 176 KB)

From: Councilmembers Maio and Capitelli and Mayor Bates

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution declaring the Council’s opposition to the establishment of casinos and legalized gambling within its municipal borders or any other Bay Area community; and request the City Clerk send a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs indicating the Council’s opposition to such establishments.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110; Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember District 5, 981-7150; Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

Action Calendar – New Business

13.  FY06 & FY07 Work Plan Projects: Priority Setting Phase 2 (PDF, 134 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Submit preferences for FY06 & FY07 Priority Work Plan Projects to the City Manager.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Lisa Caronna, City Manager, 981-7000

14.  Sale of Vehicle License Fee Gap Loan to California Communities (PDF, 4 MB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the form of and authorizing the execution and delivery of a purchase and sale agreement and related documents with respect to the sale of the seller’s vehicle license fee receivable from the State; and directing and authorizing certain other actions in connection therewith.

Financial Implications: $1,658,487 revenue.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300


Information Reports

15.  City’s Response to University of California Long Range Development Plan Final Environmental Impact Report (PDF, 1 MB) (Held over from January 25, 2005)

From: City Manager

Contact: Arrietta Chakos, City Manager, 981-7000

16.  Formal Bid Solicitations and Requests for Proposals (PDF, 226 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

17.  Unrepresented Temporary Employees Information Report (PDF, 84 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

18.  Landmarks Preservation Commission Notice of Decision: 1985 Ashby Avenue, Landmark Designation (PDF, 7 MB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400


Communications (PDF, 4 KB)

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

Chemical Odors

1.      Anonymous

Restoration of Ladder Truck

2.      Cecilia I. Gaerlan

3.      Carolyn Winters

4.      Marian Wolfe

Adopted Resolutions

5.      PhoeBe ANNE (sorgen)

View Protection Standards

6.      Ann Reid Slaby

Proposed Berkeley Bowl Store

7.      Claudia Kawczynska

8.      Patricia and Jesse Wood and Carol Henderson

9.      Michael Ziegler, Temescal Business Center

10.  Jay Kravitz

11.  James Rung

12.  Letters of support, submitted by Sherry Apostol

Bus Incident

13.  Barry Western

Fourth Street Neighborhood Concerns

14.  Allen Hardy, H&B, Inc.

15.  Nancy McKay

Sister City Presentation

16.  Joe Lamb, Borneo Project

Measure Y School Yards

17.  Sally B. Reyes

Oxford Plaza and David Brower Center

18.  Judy Kriege, BANANAS, Inc.

Traffic Ticket

19.  Brett Brooks

Derby Field

20.  Dorothy Bryant

University Avenue Senior Housing

21.  David G. Bentley, The Salvation Army

2731-2733 Woolsey Street

22.  Laurent de Janvry


Adjournment