Regular Meeting eSummary
February 15
, 2005

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BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, February 15, 20057:00 P.M.

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:  7:17 p.m.  All present.

Ceremonial Matters:  None.

City Manager Comments:  None.

Public Comment:  14 speakers.


Consent Calendar

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

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

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,809–N.S. (PDF, 64 KB)

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

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,810–N.S. (PDF, 97 KB)

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

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,811–N.S. (PDF, 108 KB)

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

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,812–N.S. (PDF, 297 KB)

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

Action: Adopted first reading of Ordinance. Second reading scheduled for February 22, 2005.  Referred to the City Manager by Councilmember Moore for analysis of existing City space in which to house the Energy Office.

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

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,813–N.S. (PDF, 100 KB)

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

Action: Adopted first reading of Ordinance. Second reading scheduled for February 22, 2005.

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

Action: Approved recommendation.

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

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,814–N.S. (PDF, 124 KB)

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: Approved recommendation.  (Noes–Wozniak; Abstain–Capitelli)

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

Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Wozniak; Noes–Worthington; Absent–Spring) to adopt Resolution No. 62,815–N.S. (PDF, 137 KB) authorizing the City Manager to enter into meet and confer sessions with City labor unions SEIU Local 790, SEIU Local 535, Part-Time Recreation Leaders Association/SEIU Local 535, Public Employees Union Local 1, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245 to negotiate potential impacts of one-day per month closure of non-essential City services and associated temporary layoffs of personnel or equivalent options starting in FY 2006.

Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Wozniak; Absent–Spring) a motion authorizing City Manager to transfer inactive fund balances to the General Fund Reserve and re-allocate those and other targeted funds from the General Fund Reserve to specific non-General Fund operating funds to offset negative fund balances and reduce General Fund liability.

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

Action: Received and filed.

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

From: Public Works Commission

Contact: Jeffrey Egeberg, Secretary, 981-6406

Action: Received and filed.

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  (Spring)

2.      Laurent de Janvry

FY 2005 Mid-Year Budget Update

3.      Lynda Winslow

 

Supplemental Reports and Communications #1 (PDF, 4 KB)

Item 11: FY 2005 Mid-Year Budget Update

4.      Dean Metzger, Claremont Elmwood Neighborhood Association (CENA)

5.      Steve Geller

6.      Laurie Bright, Council of Neighborhood Associations

7.      Jim Hultman

8.      Jennifer Mary Pearson

9.      Peter Teichner

10.  Laura Menard

Item 12: City’s Response to University of California Long Range Development Plan Final Environmental Impact Report

11.  Sharon Hudson

Why Democrats Will At Least Carry Berkeley

12.  Barbara Gilbert


Supplemental Reports and Communications #2 (PDF, 4 KB)

Item 11: FY 2005 Mid-Year Budget Update

13.  Presentation materials, submitted by City Manager (PDF, 370)

14.  Salary Survey Winter 2005, submitted by Human Resources (PDF, 197 KB)

15.  Marie Bowman, BANA


Adjournment

Adjourned at 10:46 p.m.