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MINUTES

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL CLOSED MEETING

Monday, MaY 15, 2006

 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:        5:02 p.m.

Present:          Councilmembers Anderson, Capitelli, Maio, Moore, Olds, Spring, Worthington, Wozniak and Mayor Bates

 

Absent:           None

Public Comment:  No speakers
 

Closed Session

1.         CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.9(a):

 

PUBLIC LIABILITY LITIGATION

 

Phelps, John D. v. City of Berkeley

ACSC No. 78029

 

Davis, Shalina v. City of Berkeley, et al.

ACSC No. 804558-2

 

Sweet, Linda v. City, et al.

ACSC/BERK No. 2000069366

 

Meggs, Jason/Salsbury, Ryan v. City, et al.

USDC No. C 01 04033 CW

 

Meggs, Jason, Salsbury, Ryan v. City of Berkeley, et al.

USDC No. C 02 0693 MHP

 

Salsbury, Ryan, Meggs, Jason, et al. v. City of Berkeley, et al.

USDC No. C 02 1528 CRB

 

Ewrudje, Patricia, Mudiago and Obaro v. City of Berkeley, et al.

ACSC No. RG03 121094

 

Regina, Bonnie v. City of Berkeley

ACSC No. RG03 124291

 

Prentice, Kristin, et al. v. City of Berkeley, et al.

ACSC No. RG03 133031

 

Justice, Carlvin v. People of the State of California (City of Berkeley)

USDC No. C 04 0556 MJJ

 

James, Shannon B. v. Berkeley Police Department, et al.

USDC No. C 04 1195 MMC

 

Sykes, Gwen Rowe-Lee, et al. v. Berkeley Police Department, et al.

ACSC No. RG 04 165468

 

Luckett, Bernice v. City of Berkeley, et al.

ACSC No. RG 04 169238

 

Barton, Mary, et al. v. City of Berkeley

ACSC No. RG 04 172953

 

DeCaprio, Steven H. v. City of Berkeley

USDC No. C 04 3625 CW [USCA No. 05-17115]

 

Moise, Rheta v. City of Berkeley

ACSC No. RG 04 168652

 

Nesby, Stancy v. City of Berkeley

ACSC No. RG 04 177538

 

Meyer Crest Ltd., et al. v. City of Berkeley, et al.

ACSC No. RG 04 177080

 

Barsamian, Francesca v. City of Berkeley, et al.

ACSC No. RG 04 165815

 

Alvarez, Juan Carlos v. City of Berkeley

ACSC No. RG 04 178764

 

Tate, Kawaine v. City of Berkeley

USDC No. C 04 5221 EMC

 

Roosevelt Oliver v. City of Berkeley, et al.

USDC No. 05 01193 (SI)

 

Jacqueline Bradley v. City of Berkeley, et al.

ACSC No. BG 05208327

 

Marie Williams v. City of Berkeley

ACSC No. RG 05211813

 

Dorothy Hunt v. City of Berkeley

ACSC No. RG 05220639

 

Pradeep Pal v. Steven DeCaprio; Steven DeCaprio v. City of Berkeley

ACSC No. RG 05202910

 

Kevin Quillinan v. City of Berkeley

ACSC No. RG 05230436

 

Ethel Giddens v. City of Berkeley

ACSC No. RG 05199631

 

John Munro v. Gerald Blongren, City of Berkeley

ACSC No. RG 05 213075

 

Farmers Insurance Exchange v. City of Berkeley

ACSC No. RG 05 232697

 

Henry James Savage v. City Of Berkeley, et al.

USDC No. C05-02378 MHP

 

Brian Archibald v. BOSS, City Of Berkeley, et al.

ACSC RG 04 181788

 

Yvonne Johnson v. City of Berkeley

ACSC RG 05 242670

 

Carlvin Justice v. Berkeley Police, Avenue Tow

ACSC WG 05 243133

 

Rocio Singh v. Regents of the University of California, City of Berkeley

ACSC RG 05 230760

 

Abu Ala M. Badruddoza v. City of Berkeley

ACSC RG 05 248084

 

Kathleen Bingham v. Himalayan Fair LLC, City of Berkeley

ACSC RG 06 251870

 

Nam Im Kim v. City of Berkeley, William Mourley, dba Dream Fluff Donuts

ACSC RG 06 251145

 

Jeanne Kaiser v. City of Berkeley

ACSC RG 05 247410

 

Jane Rudell Jackson v. City of Berkeley

ACSC RG 06 253799

 

State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co. (Yamamoto) v. City Of Berkeley

ACSC BG 06 254541

 

Juanita Butler v. City of Berkeley, AJW Construction

ACSC RG 06 257770

 

George Salo v. City of Berkeley, Avenue Tow, et al.

Solano County FCS 027483

 

Michael Salisbury v. Det. Michael Ward, Ofc. S. Speelman

ACSC RG 06 252201

 

Friberg v. Bates

ACSC RG05 230715

 

GENERAL LIABILITY LITIGATION

 

Rollie French, Inc. v. Arntz Builders, Inc., City of Berkeley, The American Insurance Company

ACSC No. 2002 043461

 

Helix Electric Inc., v. Arntz Builders; The American Insurance Company; City of Berkeley

ACSC No. 2002 061480

 

Bay Systems Integrators, Inc. v. Helix Electric, Inc., City of Berkeley, American Ins. Co.

ACSC No. RG 03 089440

 

Arntz Buildings v. City of Berkeley, Library Project Manager

ACSC No. BG 03 095394

 

Action:  Discussion held.

 

2. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

 

Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Government Code section 54956.9

 

The City Council conferred with its attorneys concerning threatened litigation against the City contained in letters dated April 19 (PDF, KB), and May 3 (PDF, KB), 2006 on file with the City Clerk that claimed that the City’s public comment procedures are invalid.  The City Attorney’s response to these letters was issued on May 11, 2006 (PDF, 2 MB) and is available for public inspection with the City Clerk.

 

POTENTIAL LIABILITY – STORM DRAIN CLAIMS

 

Krauss, Rachel – 1337 La Loma Avenue

GHB 011730 IH

 

Gambino, Lisa – 1634 Cornell

GHB 011736 IH

 

Action:  Discussion held.

 

Adjournment

Adjourned at 6:20 p.m.