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BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL AND POLICE REVIEW COMMISSION

JOINT SPECIAL MEETING

AND

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2007

2180 Milvia Street, 6th Floor, Redwood Conference Room

Teleconference Location

 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:       5:02 p.m.

Present:        Councilmembers Anderson, Capitelli, Moore, Olds, Spring, and Mayor Bates.

Absent:         Councilmembers Maio, Worthington, and Wozniak.  Councilmember Worthington present at 5:03 p.m.

Public Comment – Limited to items on this agenda only – None

Closed Session

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL AND POLICE REVIEW COMMISSION JOINT SPECIAL MEETING:

 

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

Berkeley Police Association v. City of Berkeley, et al., Alameda County Superior Court Case No. 2002 057569.

Action:  No action taken.

The joint meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL CLOSED SESSION:

1.      CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54957.6:

Unions:      Berkeley Police Association

      City Negotiators:   Philip Kamlarz, City Manager

                              Lisa Caronna, Deputy City Manager

                  Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager

                              Doug Hambleton, Police Chief

                              David Hodgkins, Director of Human Resources

                              Margarita Zamora, Senior Human Resources Analyst

Removed from agenda.  No discussion.

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

Neighborhood Preservation Organization V. City Of Berkeley, City Council

ACSC No RG07 306479

 

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

Friends Protecting Berkeley’s Resources v. BUSD, Board of Education of BUSD; City Of Berkeley, Real Parties In Interest

ACSC No. HG 07312667

 

4.    CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-- ANTICIPATED LITIGATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.9(b)(1)

      Threatened litigation – two cases:

 

(a)   The City Council will discuss with its attorneys the threat of litigation by Verizon Wireless, as set forth in the February 20, 2007, letter from its attorney, Paul Albritton  (PDF, 1 MB), to the City Council, concerning the denial by the Zoning Adjustments Board of its application to install a wireless telecommunications facility at 2721 Shattuck Avenue, the application of the City’s wireless telecommunications ordinance (BMC Chapter 23C.17) to its application, and the validity of that ordinance.

 

(b)  The City Council will discuss with its attorneys the threat of litigation by 2020 Kittredge LLC, as set forth in the April 9, 2007, letter from its attorney, Allan Abshez (PDF, 306 KB), concerning the application and facial validity of the City’s inclusionary housing ordinance (BMC Chapter 23C.12) to the “Library Gardens” project at 2020 Kittredge Street.

Action:  No action taken.

Councilmember Olds absent at 6:30 p.m.

Adjournment – 6:31 p.m.