Regular Meeting eSummary
June 28
, 2005

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SUMMARY

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

7:00 P.M.

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Teleconference Location – 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA
 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:03 p.m.  All present.

Ceremonial Matters:

1.      Proclamation declaring July as Parks and Recreation Month.

2.      Proclamation honoring Helen Corbin Lima’s lifetime of activism and devotion to her community and declaring June 28, 2005 as Helen Corbin Lima Day.

3.      Proclamation celebrating the ten year anniversary of Easy Does It Disability Assistance and declaring June 28, 2005 as Easy Does It Disability Assistance Day.  Easy Does It will hold a ten year anniversary celebration on July 2, 2005, from 1-5 pm at Cedar Rose Park.

4.      Proclamation declaring June 28, 2005 as Tracy Vesely Day honoring Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, for her dedication and service and recognizing the Budget Office’s receipt of the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2004-20005 fiscal year budget.

5.      Proclamation declaring June 2005 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month.

City Manager Comments:  No Comments.

Public Comment:  13 speakers.


Consent Calendar

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

1.      New Berkeley Electrical Code (PDF, 216 KB) (First Reading June 21, 2005 – Unanimous)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance repealing Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 19.30, Berkeley Electrical Code, and adopting a new BMC Chapter 19.30 and procedural provisions.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

Action: Adopted Ordinance No. 6,858–N.S. (PDF, 266 KB) Effective July 28, 2005.

2.      Credit and Debit Card Use for Campaign Expenditures (PDF, 56 KB) (First Reading June 21, 2005 – Absent – Maio)

From: Fair Campaign Practices Commission

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending the Berkeley Election Reform Act (BERA) to permit use of credit cards and debit cards for campaign expenditures.

Financial Implications: Reduced staff time.

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, Secretary, 981-6950

Action: Adopted Ordinance No. 6,859–N.S. (PDF, 84 KB) Effective July 28, 2005.

3.      Needle Exchange (PDF, 180 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

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,961–N.S. (PDF, 100 KB)

4.      South Berkeley Revolving Loan Fund Administrative Plan (PDF, 5 MB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution approving the Administrative Plan for the South Berkeley Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) for the expanded lending Target Area in South Berkeley.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Tom Myers, Economic Development, 981-7530

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,962–N.S. (PDF, 4 MB)

5.      South Berkeley Revolving Loan Fund Certification (PDF, 216 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution endorsing the South Berkeley Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Plan Certification as required by the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Tom Myers, Economic Development, 981-7530

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,963–N.S. (PDF, 64 KB)

6.      Formal Bid Solicitations and Requests for Proposals (PDF, 188 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 Funds – $178,000.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Approved recommendation.

7.      Contract: Banking Services (PDF, 344 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Bank of the West for banking services from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005, increasing the contract amount by $53,000 for a total amount not to exceed $163,000.

Financial Implications: General Fund – $53,000.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,964–N.S. (PDF, 63 KB)

8.      Contract: Sales Tax and Utility Users Tax Services (PDF, 699 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with MBIA MuniServices Company (MMC) for sales tax and utility users tax revenue enhancement and information services to the City for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006 in an amount not to exceed 25 percent of new revenue raised through Sales Tax activities and a fixed fee of $85,000.

Financial Implications: 25% of new Sales Tax revenue; $85,000 fixed fee.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,965–N.S. (PDF, 71 KB)

9.      Contract: Professional Auditing Services (PDF, 435 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with C.G. Uhlenberg LLP, auditing firm selected by the Mayor, to audit the City’s financial statements and perform compliance audits required by the Single Audit Act of 1984 (as amended in 1996) for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2008 in an amount not to exceed $575,000.

Financial Implications: General Fund – $417,000;

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,966–N.S. (PDF, 82 KB)

10.  Contract: Pavement Condition Survey (PDF, 344 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution: 1) approving specifications for the Pavement Condition Survey; 2) accepting the bid of Engineering Information Services, Inc.; and 3) authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $36,255 for the period of 100 calendar days.

Financial Implications: Measure B Fund – $36,225.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,967–N.S. (PDF, 89 KB)

11.  Contract: Solano Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project (PDF, 274 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1) approving plans and specifications for the Solano Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project; 2) accepting the bid of Gallagher & Burk, Inc.; and 3) authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $1,094,730 for the period of 105 calendar days.

Financial Implications: State Gas Tax Fund – $10,000; Capital Improvement Fund – $1,084,730.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,968–N.S. (PDF, 127 KB)

12.  Purchase Order: Go-4 Interceptor II Parking Enforcement Vehicles (PDF, 322 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to: 1) waive competitive bidding and sole source requirements; and 2) authorize the purchase of five Go-4 Interceptor II parking enforcement vehicles with Municipal Maintenance Equipment of Sacramento, California, in an amount not to exceed $149,175 in FY 2005.

Financial Implications: Equipment Replacement Fund – $149,175.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,969–N.S. (PDF, 113 KB)

13.  Downtown Berkeley BART Bikestation Expansion MOU (PDF, 259 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a memorandum with BART transferring up to $27,000 for planning and design work relevant to the expansion of the Downtown Berkeley BART Bikestation.

Financial Implications: Capital Improvement Fund – $17,000; Measure B (Bike and Pedestrian) Fund – $10,000.

Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7010

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,970–N.S. (PDF, 76 KB)

14.  Grant: 9th Street Bicycle Boulevard Extension (PDF, 363 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to file an application for federal Surface Transportation Program and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program Funding in the amount of $1,034,000 for the 9th Street Bicycle Boulevard Extension, committing $118,000 in local match for the project.

Financial Implications: Grant Revenue – $1,034,000; Transportation Development Act Article 3 Fund –$118,000 (local match).

Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7010

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,971–N.S. (PDF, 203 KB)

15.  Audit Coordination and Reports (PDF, 296 KB)

From: City Auditor

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1) expanding current Council directives to include notifying the City Auditor of anticipated or planed audits and studies by external parties, in addition to those completed; 2) augmenting previous Council requirement that reports be provided within five working days of receipt to ensure advance notification; and 3) amending City administrative regulations and other guidelines to reflect the new policy.

Financial Implications: None.

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

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,972–N.S. (PDF, 85 KB)

16.  Support Establishing U.S. Department of Peace

a.   From: Councilmember Worthington (PDF, 215 KB)

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution supporting the establishment of a United States Department of Peace.

Financial Implications: None.

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

b.      From: City Manager (PDF, 286 KB)

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

Action: Removed from Consent by Councilmember Wozniak.  Councilmember Moore clarified that Councilmembers Spring, Anderson and Moore were co-sponsors on this item.

Moved, seconded, failed (Wozniak/Olds; Noes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Spring, Worthington; Abstain – Bates) a substitute motion to refer the item back to the Peace and Justice Commission.

Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Maio; Abstain – Capitelli, Olds, Wozniak) to adopt Resolution No. 62,973–N.S. (PDF, 217 KB)

17.  Support United Farm Workers’ Boycott for Fair Contracts with Gallo of Sonoma (PDF, 68 KB)

From: Councilmembers Worthington and Anderson and Mayor Bates

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution supporting United Farm Workers’ boycott for fair contracts with Gallo of Sonoma.

Financial Implications: None.

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

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,974–N.S. (PDF, 93 KB)

18.  Proclamation: Edith Kramer Day (PDF, 147 KB) (Held over from June 14, 2005 by Councilmember Worthington)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: Adopt a proclamation for Edith Kramer Day in Berkeley.

Financial Implications: None.

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

Action: Approved proclamation.

19.  Fee Waiver: Construction Parking Permits (PDF, 28 KB)

From: Councilmember Wozniak

Recommendation:  Waive fees for Berkeley Piano Club to purchase two construction permits for June through October to complete a landscaping project, add wheelchair accessible restrooms and for seismic retrofitting.

Financial Implications: No loss of revenue.

Contact: Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember District 8, 981-7180

Action: Approved recommendation.

20.  Update of the Five-Year Street Plan for FY 2006-2010

a.   From: Public Works Commission (PDF, 794 KB)

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution adopting the update of the Five-Year Street Plan for FY 2006-2010, based on prior funding levels, and ensure that the additional allocation of $1,600,000 for Street Repair, as identified in the City Manager’s proposed budget, is realized.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Jeffrey Egeberg, Secretary, 981-6400

b. From: City Manager (PDF, 104 KB)

Recommendation:  The City Manager concurs with the recommendations of the Commission’s report, but requires that some of the content of the report be clarified.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 62,975–N.S. (PDF, 588 KB)


Action Calendar – Budget

21.  Adoption of FY 2006 and FY 2007 Budget

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve the FY 2006 and FY 2007 Budget through the following actions:

a.   Adoption of Budget (PDF, 687 KB) (To be delivered)

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution adopting the FY 2006 and FY 2007 Budget as contained in the City Manager’s FY 2006 and FY 2007 Proposed Budget, presented on May 10, 2005 and as amended by subsequent Council action.

i)    Authorize the City Manager to provide applicable advances to selected community agencies receiving City funds in FY 2006, as reflected in Attachment B, and as amended by Council.

b.      Side Letter of Agreements with Unions and Save-Pay (PDF, 4 KB) (To be delivered)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt Resolution for unrepresented employees and subsequent side-letter agreements with SEIU Local 790, SEIU Local 535, Part-Time Recreation Leaders Association/SEIU Local 535, IBEW Local 1245 and PEU Local 1 regarding a suspension of accrued vacation leave sell back and cash out provisions contained in the Unrepresented Employees Manual and in the respective labor contracts for non-sworn employees over the next three years and the continuation of Voluntary Time Off (VTO) - as contained in related Council reports.

Financial Implications: See reports.

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

i)    Authorize a one-year Save Pay component for affected employees that are subject to being placed in a lower-paid position due to employee layoffs and resultant bumping - upon ratification of union side-letter agreements regarding cost savings measures;

c.       Annual Appropriations Ordinance (PDF, 1MB) (To be delivered)

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of the FY 2006 Annual Appropriations Ordinance.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Tracy Vesely, City Manager, 981-7000

d.      Organization Ordinance (PDF, 526 KB)

Recommendation: Adopt a first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Sections 2.44.010, 2.44.020, 2.44.040, 2.50.010, 2.50.030, 2.50.040, 2.50.050, 2.50.060, 2.72.010, 2.72.020, 2.72.030, and 2.72.040 to reflect updated organizational changes.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Tracy Vesely, City Manager, 981-7000

e.      Extension of Voluntary Time Off Program and Temporary Closure of Certain City Offices (PDF, 429 KB)

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution designating Voluntary Time Off (VTO) days in FY 2006 and authorizing the City Manager to temporarily close certain City offices and non-essential services for those days, permitting staff to voluntarily take time off resulting in immediate cost savings to the City.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Tracy Vesely, City Manager, 981-7000

Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Anderson; Noes - Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 62,976-N.S. (PDF, 3 MB) incorporating the City Manager’s proposed budget dated May 10, 2005 as amended by the Mayor’s budget proposals dated June 24 and June 28, 2005, and refer a budget amendment dated June 28, 2005 from Councilmembers Spring, Moore, Anderson and Worthington to the mid-year budget process.

The Side Letter of Agreements with Unions and Save-Pay (Item 21b) was held over by the City Manager to July 12, 2005.

Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Worthington) to: adopt first reading of FY 2006 Annual Appropriations Ordinance; adopt first reading of Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Sections 2.44.010, 2.44.020, 2.44.040, 2.50.010, 2.50.030, 2.50.040, 2.50.050, 2.50.060, 2.72.010, 2.72.020, 2.72.030, and 2.72.040 to reflect updated organizational changes; and, adopt Resolution No. 62,977–N.S. (PDF, 103 KB) designating Voluntary Time Off (VTO) days in FY 2006 and authorizing the City Manager to temporarily close certain City offices and non-essential services for those days, permitting staff to voluntarily take time off resulting in immediate cost savings to the City.

22.  Appropriations Limit for Fiscal Year 2006 (PDF, 690 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution establishing the appropriations limit at $142,746,637 for FY 2006 pursuant to Article XIIIB of the Constitution of the State of California based on the calculations for the appropriations limit.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Worthington) to adopt a Resolution No. 62,978–N.S. as amended to establish the appropriations limit set at $142,800,015.

Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Maio) a motion to reconsider the vote on Resolution No. 62,978–N.S.

Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Worthington) to re-adopt Resolution No. 62,978–N.S. (PDF, 334 KB) as amended to establish the appropriations limit at $142,800,015 and the 2005/2006 growth factor, under library relief tax at $12,214,113.

23.  Temporary Appropriations (PDF, 225 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing a temporary appropriation in the sum of $50,000,000 to cover payroll and other expenses from July 1, 2005 until the effective date of the FY 2006 Annual Appropriations Ordinance.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Moved to Consent by Councilmember Moore.  Adopted Resolution No. 62,979–N.S. (PDF, 81 KB)

24.  Tax Rate: Disaster Fire Protection (Measure Q) (PDF, 201 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2006 tax rate for the procurement of disaster fire equipment at $0.0125 per square foot of improvements.

Financial Implications: Estimated Collections: $952,333.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Moved to Consent by Councilmember Moore. Adopted first reading of Ordinance. Second reading scheduled for July 12, 2005.

25.  Tax Rate: Emergency Medical Services (PDF, 283 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance levying a special tax of $0.0269 per square foot of improvements to fund the provision of emergency medical services to Berkeley residents.

Financial Implications: Estimated Collections: $2,039,000.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Moved to Consent by Councilmember Moore.  Adopted first reading of Ordinance. Second reading scheduled for July 12, 2005.

26.  Tax Rate: Emergency Services for the Severely Disabled (PDF, 188 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2006 tax rate for the provision of emergency services for the disabled at $0.01 per square foot of improvements.

Financial Implications: Estimated Collections: $754,105.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Moved to Consent by Councilmember Moore. Adopted first reading of Ordinance. Second reading scheduled for July 12, 2005.

27.  Tax Rate: Fire Seismic General Obligation Bonds (Measure G, Series C) and the 2002 General Obligation Refunding Bonds (PDF, 463 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2006 Tax Rate for the Fire Seismic General Obligation Bonds (Measure G, Series C) and the 2002 General Obligation Refunding Bonds at 0.0225%.

Financial Implications: Estimated Collections: $2,200,000.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Moved to Consent by Councilmember Moore.  Adopted first reading of Ordinance. Second reading scheduled for July 12, 2005.

28.  Tax Rate: Library Services (PDF, 194 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2006 tax rate for the Library Services Tax at $0.1385 per square foot for dwelling units and $0.2097 per square foot for industrial, commercial and institutional buildings.

Financial Implications: Estimated Collections: $12,160,735.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Maio) to adopt first reading of Ordinance as amended by Councilmember Wozniak to calculate the tax based on a 5.26% growth rate based on the Personal Income Growth Index, for an actual rate for dwelling units of 0.1392 dollars per square foot, and for industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings,  at .2106 per square foot to allow the Main Library to remain open Sundays and the branches to extend hours they are open.  Second reading scheduled for July 12, 2005.

29.  Tax Rate: Measure S General Obligation Bonds (Election of 1996) (PDF, 395 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2006 tax rate for Measure S General Obligation Bonds (Election of 1996) at 0.0425%.

Financial Implications: Measure S Debt Service Fund – Estimated Collections: $4,100,000.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Moved to Consent by Councilmember Moore.  Adopted first reading of Ordinance. Second reading scheduled for July 12, 2005.

30.  Tax Rate: Maintenance of Parks, City Trees and Landscaping (PDF, 367 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance levying a FY 2006 special tax of $.101 per square foot of all improvements to fund the maintenance of parks, City trees and landscaping in the City.

Financial Implications: Park Tax Fund – Estimated Collections: $7,646,910

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

Action: Moved to Consent by Councilmember Moore.  Adopted first reading of Ordinance. Second reading scheduled for July 12, 2005.

Action Calendar – Old Business

31.  Street Events and Certified Farmers’ Markets Fees (PDF, 5 MB) (Held over from June 14, 2005)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  1) Adopt first reading of Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Sections 13.44.020, 13.44.040 and 13.44.080 to make technical corrections; and 2) adopt Resolution establishing permit filing fees for street events and Certified Farmer’s Markets.

Financial Implications: See report.

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

Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Moore/Olds; Noes – Worthington; Abstain – Spring) to adopt first reading of Ordinance as amended by the City Manager’s report dated June 28, 2005. Second reading scheduled for July 12, 2005.

32.  Requirement for Public Review of Tentative Agreements (PDF, 80 KB) (Held over from June 21, 2005)

From: Mayor Bates and Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Approve the concept of requiring all future confidentiality agreements to include a provision for public review and comment on any tentative land use, master plan, or long range agreement prior to final Council action and request the City Manager return with an appropriate resolution to implement this concept.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100; Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170

Action: Withdrawn by Mayor Bates.

33.  Dedicated Revenue Stream for Affordable Housing Trust Fund: Sale of Surplus Property (Held over from June 21, 2005)

a.   From: Councilmember Worthington  (PDF, 83 KB)

Recommendation: Adopt a policy to designate a dedicated revenue stream for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund by setting aside a percentage of revenue (between 25% to 50%) from sale of surplus property.

Financial Implications: None.

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

b. From: Housing Advisory Commission  (PDF, 186 KB)

Recommendation:  Allocate a significant portion of proceeds from sales of surplus City property to the City of Berkeley Housing Trust Fund.

Financial Implications: Unknown.

Contact: Oscar A. Sung, Secretary, 981-5410

c.   From: City Manager  (PDF, 66 KB)

Recommendation:  Refer to the budget process.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

Action: Mayor Bates asked to be added as co-sponsor to Councilmember Worthington’s recommendation.  Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Moore; Noes – Olds) a substitute motion to adopt a policy designating for the Housing Trust Fund all monies realized on the sale of the 6th Street property in excess of the estimated sales price of $2.4 million.

Information Reports

34.  Status Report on Administrative Changes to Handling Community Agency Contracts and Other Improvements (PDF, 727 KB) (CF 167-00)  

From: City Manager

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

Action: Received and filed.

35.  Update: Implementation of FUND$ Change Management Audit Recommendations (PDF, 629 KB) (CF 69-04)

From: City Manager

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

Action: Received and filed.

36.  Audit Plan for FY 2006 (PDF, 267 KB)

From: City Auditor

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

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.

Zero Waste Goal

1.      Ross C. Anderson, Mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, submitted by Mayor Bates

RFID at the Berkeley Public Library

2.      Petition with 939 signatures, Super Berkeleyans Organizing for Library Defense (SuperBOLD), submitted by Jane Welford, Executive Secretary

Funding for Jubilee Restoration

3.      Jane Micallef, Homeless Commission Secretary

Berkeley’s First Call Disaster Warning System

4.      Lee Amosslee

5.      Laurel Amosslee

6.      Jane Townley

7.      Jesse Townley

Fire and Disaster Service Cuts

8.      Don Kasamoto

9.      Barbara Bull

10.  Judy Ziajka

11.  Susan Lea

12.  Stephen Beck

13.  Stephanie Roeser

14.  Cecilia I. Gaerlan

15.  Carolyn Winters

16.  Laurie A. Stevens and La Dell Dangerfield III

17.  Michael Luby

18.  Cary and Denis Lapidus

19.  Irene and David Winston

20.  Vonnie Gurgin

21.  Mark Livingston

22.  Charles Eckman

23.  Diane R. Crowley

24.  Christine Blaine

25.  Professor and Mrs. Erwin L. Hahn

26.  Tom Lawrence

27.  Christina S. De Cornejo

28.  Patricia Boyar and Paul Krahenbuhl

29.  Jerry Landis

30.  Wendy Sprague

Crime and Clean-up

31.  Anne Whyte (3)

UC Berkeley Long Range Development Plan

32.  Patricia Bulitt

Housing Costs

33.  Barbara Gilbert

David Brower Center/Oxford Plaza

34.  Daniel Clowes

Diebold Voter System

35.  Julia Craig

Business License for Realtors Doing Business in Berkeley

36.  Barbara Gilbert      (Wozniak)

City Budget

37.  Evelyn Giardina

38.  Barbara Gilbert

39.  Presentation materials, Berkeleyans Against Soaring Taxes (BASTA), submitted by Marie Bowman

California Educational Spending

40.  Barbara Gilbert

Animal Shelter Cuts

41.  Ruth Silverman

42.  Nancy Hair

Jefferson School Name Change

43.  Barbara Gilbert

Library Tax Increase

44.  James Fisher

2701 Shattuck Avenue – Choyce Project

45.  Brian Tellus/EyeonBerkeley

“Do Something” E-mail (Aggressive Panhandling)

46.  Chief of Police, Douglas N. Hambleton


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

Item 16: Support Establishing U.S. Department of Peace

47.  Revised report, submitted by Health and Human Services (PDF, 365 KB)

48.  PhoeBe ANNE (sorgen), Peace and Justice Commissioner

49.  Linda Sikorski and Terry Dillon

50.  Guillermo, Ofelia, Mario, and Vivian Zelaya

51.  Estelle Jelinek

Item 17: Support United Farm Workers’ Boycott for Fair Contracts with Gallo of Sonoma

52.  Resolution, submitted by Councilmember Worthington (PDF, 74 KB)

Item 23: Adoption of FY 2006 and FY 2007 Budget

53.  Revised Fiscal Year 2006 Proposed Budget Amendments, submitted by Mayor Bates (PDF, 615 KB)

54.  Motion, submitted by Councilmember Spring (PDF, 77 KB)

55.  Astrid Dahlman, Home at Last Rescue

56.  Linda McCormick

Item 31: Street Events and Certified Farmers’ Markets Fees

57.  Information report, submitted Health and Human Services (PDF, KB)

58.  Lisa Bullwinkel      (Worthington)


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

Item 16: Support Establishing U.S. Department of Peace

59.  Katherine Battle

60.  Millicent Shapiro

61.  Stephanie K. Thomas

Item 21: Adoption of FY 2006 and FY 2007 Budget

62.  Addition to Revised Fiscal Year 2006 Proposed Budget Amendments, submitted by Mayor Bates (PDF, 263 KB)

63.  Amendment to Mayor’s Proposed Budget, submitted by Councilmembers Spring, Moore, Anderson, and Worthington (PDF, 225 KB)

Installation of New Art Gates at the Corporation Yard

64.  Petition with 58 signatures, submitted by Corporation Yard and Neighbors Committee for Change (CYNCC)


Adjournment

Adjourned at 9:58 p.m. in honor of Norine Smith.