Regular Meeting eAgenda
February 15
, 2005

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AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, February 15, 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.

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.      Appointment of City Clerk (PDF, 224 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution confirming the appointment of Sara T. Cox as the City Clerk.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

2.      Grant: Early Childhood Services for Pregnant Women and Teens (PDF, 250 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the Berkeley-Albany YMCA Early Childhood Services for funds in the amount of $20,000 to provide services to pregnant women and teens for the period November 1, 2004 to August 31, 2005; to execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments; and authorizing the implementation of the projects and appropriation of funding for related expenses, subject to securing the grant.

Financial Implications: Grant Revenue – $20,000.

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

3.      Grant: Waste Tire Enforcement (PDF, 2 MB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to: 1) submit a grant application to the State of California Integrated Waste Management Board for funds in the amount of $206,040 in FY 2006 to support a program to ensure waste tires are being managed properly within the City; 2) accept the grant; and 3) execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments; and authorizing the implementation of projects and appropriation of funding related expenses, subject to securing the grant.

Financial Implications: Grant Revenue – $206,040.

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

4.      Contract: Green Building Design Services – Berkeley’s Best Builders (PDF, 443 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with the Green Resource Center (GRC) for Berkeley’s Best Builders’ Green Building design services, for the period February 15, 2005 to June 30, 2006 in amount not to exceed $120,000.

Financial Implications: General Fund – $35,000; Alameda County Waste Management Authority Fund– $85,000.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

5.      Lease Agreement: 1013 Pardee Street – Energy Office (PDF, 1 MB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a one-year lease agreement and four one-year renewal options with Asia Fountain Group, Inc., for the property located at 1013 Pardee Street for office and warehouse space for the Office of Energy and Sustainable Development, in an initial amount not to exceed $2,666 per month for the period beginning April 1, 2005.

Financial Implications: General Fund – $31,987 annually.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

6.      Contract: Summer Food Service Program (PDF, 249 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with the Berkeley Unified School District to provide lunches and snacks to youth 18 years and younger through the California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division Summer Food Service Program for the period of June 1, 2005 though August 31, 2008, in a total amount not to exceed $400,000.

Financial Implications: Youth Lunch Fund – $67,576 in FY06 (Reimbursed annually by the California Department of Education).

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

7.      Lease Agreement: 2434 Durant Avenue - Sather Gate Shops (PDF, 3 MB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Liaqat Choudary and Mohammed Barder, for retail space located at 2434 Durant Avenue for the purpose of operating a dollar style variety store.

Financial Implications: Off Street Parking Fund – $179,090 revenue over six-years.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

8.      Free Credit Report Information (PDF, 30 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Support the California Public Interest Research Group’s (CALPIRG) educational campaign for free credit report information.

Financial Implications: None.

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

9.      National Freedom to Marry Week (PDF, 34 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution supporting the National Freedom to Marry Week from February 12–19, 2005.

Financial Implications: None.

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

10.  Support Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs (PDF, 24 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Send a letter to Governor Schwarzenegger and the Little Hoover Commission supporting the continuation of the Commission on Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs.

Financial Implications: None.

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

Action Calendar – New Business

11.  FY 2005 Mid-Year Budget Update (PDF, 6 MB) (To be delivered)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  That the City Council: 1) reaffirm its adopted budget policies; 2) authorize the City Manager to implement one-day a month temporary layoffs of non-essential staff and initiate meet and confer sessions with appropriate staff and labor unions to negotiate the impacts of the layoffs; 3) adopt the use of one-time FY 2005 unanticipated revenue above FY 2005 Adopted Budget projections (approximately $3.5 million) for specific one-time capital needs and one-time expenditures; 4) authorize the City Manager, upon detailed analysis of non-General Fund fund balances, to transfer available balances from inactive funds to the General Fund Reserve and allocate funds from the General Fund reserve to specific non-General Fund operating funds to offset negative fund balances; 5) provide direction to the City Manager regarding streamlining City Boards and Commissions, including reducing staff support of commissions. The above recommended actions are further delineated in the report.

Financial Implications: To be determined.

Contact: Tracy Vesely, City Manager, 981-7000

 

Information Reports

12.  City’s Response to University of California Long Range Development Plan Final Environmental Impact Report (PDF, 1 MB) (Held over from February 8, 2005

From: City Manager

Contact: Arrietta Chakos, City Manager, 981-7000

13.  Measure B Funding of the Street Rehabilitation Program (PDF, 260 KB)

From: Public Works Commission

Contact: Jeffrey Egeberg, Secretary, 981-6406


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.

Youth Emergency Assistance Hostel (YEAH) and Tsunami Relief Resolutions

1.      Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee

2731 – 2733 Woolsey Street

2.      Laurent de Janvry

FY 2005 Mid-Year Budget Update

3.      Lynda Winslow


Adjournment