Regular Meeting eSummary
April 24
, 2007

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BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, april 24, 2007

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Teleconference Location – 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:02 p.m.  All present.

Ceremonial Matters: 

1.      Proclamation declaring the month of May 2007 as Bike Month in Berkeley, in recognition of all of the bicycling-related events that the Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition is planning for the month of May.

2.      Proclamation congratulating Young People’s Symphony Orchestra and the Jazzschool on over 80 cumulative years of music education and performance, and commending the organizations on their dedication to young people in the arts and to arts in the community.

3.      Proclamation declaring March 21st, 2007 to April 23rd, 2007 as the Cesar Estrada Chavez Commemorative Period in the City of Berkeley, and joining with the Berkeley Unified School District and many others in urging the entire Berkeley community to celebrate and honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez through service to the community.

4.      Proclamation declaring April 24th, 2007 as Thelma Ferguson Day in the City of Berkeley and extending the City of Berkeley’s gratitude for enriching our community through outstanding work and invaluable service to the community.

City Manager Comments: 

1.      Get Ready Berkeley Day Two is April 28, 2007.  Volunteers needed.  Meeting at 10:00 a.m. at the Francis Albrier Recreation Center.

2.      Forum on Universal Health Care conducted by the Community Health Commission 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center.

Public Comment on Consent Calendar Items Only – 14


Consent Calendar

Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Maio) to adopt Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated:

1.      Lease Agreement: Gilman Street Sports Fields (PDF, 3MB)

Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance 6,978–N.S authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with the East Bay Regional Park District for the City to occupy the Gilman property to develop, operate, and maintain the Gilman Street Sports Fields for a twenty-five year term.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 6,978–N.S. (PDF, 8 MB)  Effective May 24, 2007.

2.      Second Amendment to the FY 2007 Annual Appropriations Ordinance (PDF, 632 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the FY 2007 Annual Appropriations Ordinance No. 6935–N.S. for fiscal year 2007 based upon recommended re-appropriation of committed FY 2006 funding and other adjustments authorized since July 1, 2006.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000

Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 6,979–N.S.  Second reading scheduled for May 8, 2007.

3.      Contract:  I-80 Bike Bridge Artwork (PDF, 78 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing an amendment to the current contract with artist Scott Donahue for design, development and installation of the monumental sculptures for the I-80 Bike Bridge, increasing the contract amount by $58,762 for a total not to exceed amount of $171,762.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Michael Caplan, Office of Economic Development, 981-7000

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,639–N.S. (PDF, 42 KB) (Abstain – Bates, Spring)

4.      Purchase Orders: Interior Motions - FY07 (PDF, 80 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution ratifying the expenditures with Interior Motions of Emeryville, a supplier of furniture, that exceed the City Manager's authority threshold of $100,000, and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a purchase order in FY07 with Interior Motions, in an amount not to exceed $200,000.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,640–N.S. (PDF, 45 KB)

5.      Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve the attached new invitation for Citywide Records Center storage for bid/request for proposal (RFP) that will be, or is planned to be, issued in the next 30 days upon final approval by the requesting department or division.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $200,000

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

Action:  Approved recommendation.

6.      Menlo Hotel Request for Waiver of Living Wage Ordinance (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving a waiver of Berkeley Municipal Code Section 13.27.050 for the purpose of executing a contract and any amendments with the Menlo Hotel for the provision of mental health supportive housing through June 30, 2008.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,641–N.S. (PDF, 58 KB)

7.      Contract Amendment: Consumer-Based Mental Health Services (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 6934 with Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services for the provision of peer and consumer-based mental health services to increase the amount by $36,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $139,793, and to extend the expiration date to June 30, 2008; and authorizing an advance payment to the contractor in the amount of $7,200.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,642–N.S. (PDF, 57 KB)

8.      Berkeley Schools Mental Health Partnership (Continued from March 20, 2007) (PDF, 293 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting the Berkeley Schools Mental Health Strategic Plan, and authorizing the City Manager to execute an Inter-agency Agreement and any amendments with the Berkeley Unified School District for the joint planning and provision of mental health services in the Berkeley public schools for the period May 1, 2007 through April 30, 2012.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,643–N.S. (PDF, 372 KB)

9.      Contract Amendment: Prescription Psychiatric Medications (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with United Pharmacy for the provision of prescription psychiatric medications to increase the amount by $270,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $546,000, and to extend the expiration date to June 30, 2008.

Financial Implications: State Realignment Fund - $270,000

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,644–N.S. (PDF, 58 KB)

10.  Contract: Shelter Plus Care (PDF, 9 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a renewal contract with the County of Alameda for Shelter Plus Care funds in the amount of $218,580, to provide tenant-based rental assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS for the 12-month period of March 1, 2007 through February 29, 2008.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,645–N.S. (PDF, 55 KB)

11. Supplemental Military Leave Compensation Policy (PDF, 15 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Amend Resolution No. 63,291–N.S. to extend the City's supplemental military leave compensation benefit to May 31, 2008 to provide additional wages to supplement an employee's military pay and allowances for a period not to exceed two years that must be taken within 36 months.

Financial Implications: Various Funds - $90,000

Contact: David W. Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,646–N.S. (PDF, 111 KB)

12. Application: Summer Food Service and After School Snack Programs (PDF, 10 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit an application to the California State Department of Education for the Summer Food Service and After School Snack Programs, and to execute any resultant agreement and amendments, for the period June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2008.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,647–N.S. (PDF, 48 KB)

13. Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance (ZA 2-07): Technical Amendments related to Residential Additions (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance altering Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Title 23 to clarify the required finding for denial of residential additions in all Residential Districts (BMC Sections 23D.16.090, 23D.20.090, 23D.24.090, 23D.28.090, 23D.32.090, 23D.36.090, 23D.40.090, AND 23D.44.090) and to clarify the definition of dormer and application of average building height (BMC Section 23F.04.010).

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 6,980–N.S.  Second reading scheduled for May 8, 2007.

14. Replacement Members: Joint LPC-DAPAC Subcommittee for Historical Resources Association (PDF, 15 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution appointing two replacement members, Jim Novosel and Jesse Arreguin, to the Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee's (DAPAC) joint subcommittee on historic resources with the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), as recommended by the DAPAC. Council approval is required pursuant to the City of Berkeley Commissioner's Manual because the joint subcommittee is composed of members already appointed to the LPC and the DAPAC for the purpose of recommending guidelines for an assessment of downtown historical resources.  The proposed joint subcommittee would exist no longer than the DAPAC (November 2007) and would be disbanded after it completes its assigned tasks.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,648–N.S. (PDF, 36 KB)

15. Purchase Order:  Police Service Weapons (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a Purchase Order with All State Police Equipment Company in an amount not to exceed $100,811.25 to purchase two hundred and twenty-five police service weapons.

Financial Implications: Asset Seizure Fund - $100,811.25

Contact: Douglas N. Hambleton, Police, 981-5900

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,649–N.S. (PDF, 45 KB)

16. Increase Purchase Order for Alameda County AWS Computer Access (PDF, 10 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to 1) increase Purchase Order No. 61984 to Alameda County for Automated Warrant System (AWS) by $21,000 for a total amount not to exceed $71,000 for access to county computerized warrant records systems; and 2) continue annual Purchase Order in an amount not to exceed $111,000 to continue access to the county computerized warrants records systems for a total of three years from FY2007 to FY 2010.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Douglas N. Hambleton, Police, 981-5900

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,650–N.S. (PDF, 50 KB)

17. Increase Purchase Order for Evidence Testing (PDF, 13 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase FY 2007 Purchase Order No. 61819 to Alameda County Criminalist Laboratory by $21,000 for evidence testing and analysis services provided in FY 2007 as expenditures exceed the $25,000.00 purchase limit currently authorized.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Douglas N. Hambleton, Police, 981-5900

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,651–N.S. (PDF, 63 KB)

18. Grant: 2007-08 Office of Traffic Safety Grant (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept the California Seat Belt Compliance Campaign Grant, Project Number CT070108, from the Traffic Safety Center (TSC) at the University of California, Berkeley in the amount of $10,000 to fund increased level of seat belt usage enforcement.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Douglas N. Hambleton, Police, 981-5900

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,652–N.S. (PDF, 44 KB)

19. Purchase Order: Vehicle Storage (PDF, 19 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase FY 2007 Purchase Order No. 61818 by the amount of $33,972.50 for a total of $63,972.50 for vehicle storage services provided by Hustead's Inc. that exceed the $30,000.00 purchase limit authorized by Resolution No. 63,564-N.S.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Douglas N. Hambleton, Police, 981-5900

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,653–N.S. (PDF, 45 KB)

20. Grant 2006 Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) (PDF, 16 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept $52,382 in Federal funds from the 2006 Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program to be used for funding overtime costs associated with violence suppression patrols related to serious violent crimes for a period of approximately 24 months.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Douglas N. Hambleton, Police, 981-5900

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,654–N.S. (PDF 41, KB)

21. Contract Extension: Berkeley Gateway Transportation Management Association (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the contract with Berkeley Gateway Transportation Management Association (TMA) for the West Berkeley shuttle service, extending the contract from May 1, 2007 to May 1, 2008, and increasing the total not to exceed amount to $41,200 for the West Berkeley shuttle service.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,655–N.S. (PDF, 51 KB)

22. Grant: Federal Highway Administration Value Pricing Pilot Program (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Value Pricing Pilot Program for funds in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 for the Downtown Berkeley Parking Management Program, and to accept the grant and execute any resultant agreements and amendments.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,656–N.S. (PDF, 76 KB)

23. Contract: Architectural and Engineering Services (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Ratcliff Architects, to provide architectural and engineering services for the seismic retrofit of the Facilities Maintenance Building at the Corporation Yard, in an amount not to exceed $484,000 for all services and reimbursable expenses for the period May 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Removed from Agenda.

24. Grant:  Residential Food Scrap Collection Program (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant and execute the resulting agreement with the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA) in the amount of $120,000 in FY 2007 and $66,240 in FY 2008 for a total of $186,240.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,657–N.S. (PDF, 53 KB)

25. Purchase Order: Temporary Employment Agency (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase purchase order 65143 with Management Recruiters/Berkeley to pay for a temporary Parking Services Specialist for a total amount not to exceed $32,000 for the period of February 13, 2007 through June 30, 2007.

Financial Implications: Off-Street Parking Funds - $32,000

Contact: Claudette Ford. Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,658–N.S. (PDF, 47 KB)

26. Agreement: Caltrans Contribution for Radio Tower Pond Culvert and West Frontage Road Repair (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept the Contribution Agreement from Caltrans in the amount of $234,000 and authorize matching City funds of $126,000 to construct a new culvert from the Radio Tower Pond (RTP) to Potter Creek Culvert, repair the West Frontage Road sinkhole near Ashby Avenue, and bypass the deteriorating existing tidal tube from the Radio Tower Pond to the San Francisco Bay.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,659–N.S. (PDF, 50 KB)

27. Final Map of Tract 7796:  2628 Shattuck Avenue (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the final map of Tract Map 7796, a sixteen-unit residential and commercial condominium located at 2628 Telegraph Avenue.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,660–N.S. (PDF, 35 KB)

28. Contract:  Tire Repair Service (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a five-year contract and any amendments to J & O's Commercial Tire Centers of Oakland, California, for tire repair service for equipment and vehicles in an amount not to exceed $250,000 for the period July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2012.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,661–N.S. (PDF, 47 KB)

29. Supporting SB 122 - Legislation to Add Homeless Status to Hate Crime Law (PDF, 250 KB)

From: Homeless Commission

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting SB 122 and other current and future legislation that increases penalties, fines and/or sentencing for crimes committed against a homeless person.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Jennifer Vasquez, Commission Secretary, 981-5431

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,662–N.S. (PDF, 45 KB)

30. Appointment to Mental Health Commission (PDF, 12 KB)

From: Mental Health Commission

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution appointing Nadine Dixon to the Mental Health Commission, as a representative of the Special Public Interest Category, for a three-year term beginning April 25, 2007 and ending April 24, 2010.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Carol Patterson, Commission Secretary, 981-5217

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,663–N.S. (PDF, 46 KB)

31. Contract: Mental Health Services (PDF, 12 KB)

From: Mental Health Commission

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a performance contract and any amendments with the State of California Department of Mental Health for the provision of mental health services in accordance with California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5650 for FY 2007.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Carol Patterson, Commission Secretary, 981-5217

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,664–N.S. (PDF, 45 KB)

32. Leave of Absence Request for Robin Williams (PDF, 12 KB)

From: Mental Health Commission

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution granting Robin Williams a leave of absence from the Mental Health Commission for the period April 25, 2007 through June 30, 2007.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Carol Patterson, Commission Secretary, 981-5217

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,665–N.S. (PDF, 31 KB)

33. Conscientious Objectors and War Resisters' Day (PDF, 12 KB)

From: Peace and Justice Commission

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution declaring that May 15th of each year be publicly designated and recognized as the day on which Berkeley acknowledges, honors, and celebrates conscientious objectors and war resisters, civilian and military, past, present, and future.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Manuel Hector Jr., Commission Secretary, 981-5110

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,666–N.S. (PDF, 49 KB) (Abstain – Wozniak) 

Council Consent Items

34. Fee Waiver: Shotgun Players 11th Annual Free Theater in the Park Series (PDF, 12 KB)

From: Mayor Bates

Recommendation: That the City Council adopt a Resolution adding the Shotgun Players Annual Free Theater in the Park Series to the list of approved Festivals and Special Events budget items and waiving the permit fees for this summer's use of John Hinkel Park for 17 dates beginning on July 21 through September 9 for the Shotgun Players 11th Annual Free Theater in the Park series.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7000

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,667–N.S. (PDF, 41 KB)

35. Compostable Bag Ordinance Referral: Zero Waste Commission (PDF, 12 KB)

From: Mayor Bates

Recommendation: That the City Council refer San Francisco's new ordinance requiring compostable, recyclable paper or reusable bags (including canvas bags) to the Zero Waste Commission and Community Environmental Advisory Commission for analysis and recommendations for a possible City of Berkeley ordinance.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

Action:  Approved recommendation.

36. Measure G Process Recommendations

a. From: Mayor Bates

Recommendation: That the City Council:

1.      Adopt a framework for community and commission engagement in the development of the Measure G greenhouse gas reduction plan, including input from relevant commissions, community engagement, a kick off event in May, and an interim report to the City Council; and

2.       Request the City Manager report back to the Council as part of the budget process how to coordinate City and community efforts regarding the implementation of Measure G over the duration of the biennial budget.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

b. From: City Manager

Recommendation: That Council authorize the City Manager to:

1.      Allocate the sum of $100,000 to fund a project- based position to work on the development of the Measure G plan and the costs associated with development of a community process;

2.      Report back to the Council on the process that will be used to get community, Commission, and Council input on the contents of such plan.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

Action: Approved Mayor’s recommendation.

Moved City Manager’s recommendation to action calendar.  M/S/C (Spring/Worthington) to approve the City Manager’s City Manager’s recommendation.

37. Opposition to Battery Cage Confinement of Laying Hens (PDF, 12 KB)

From: Councilmember Spring

Recommendation: That the Council join other U.S. cities and countries in passing the attached Resolution in opposition to the cruel treatment of egg-laying hens confined in battery cages.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,668–N.S.  (PDF, 78 KB) Councilmember’s Olds and Spring to work on a subsequent action specific to Berkeley.

38. Presentation from Fire Department (PDF, 12 KB)

From: Councilmember Olds

Recommendation: Request that the Fire Department give a 5 minute presentation to the City Council on the plans for the maintenance and re-use of the obsolete Fire Station No. 7.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Betty Olds, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160

Action:  Approved recommendation.

39. Housing Trust Fund Allocation (PDF, 12 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council refer one million dollars to the Budget process to be considered for allocation for the Housing Trust Fund to provide matching funds for affordable housing in Berkeley.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

40. Support the California Universal Healthcare Act (SB840 and SB1014) (PDF, 12 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council support Senate Bills 840 (California Universal Healthcare Act) and 1014 (Taxation: Single Payer Healthcare Coverage), which will provide fiscally sound affordable healthcare to all Californians, provide every Californian the right to choose his or her own physician and control health cost inflation.  SB 1014 also proposes to specify a tax dependent on income to be paid to a state trust fund for healthcare.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

41. Programs at Willard Park Clubhouse (PDF, 12 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council refer to the City Manager to evaluate the feasibility of installing a youth program or other City or non-profit program in the Willard Park Clubhouse.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

42. One-Time Budget Referral for Piedmont Avenue Landscape Rehabilitation Plan (PDF, 12 KB)

From: Councilmember Wozniak

Recommendation: That the City Council refer to the budget process $75,000 for design development and construction documents for the next phase of the Piedmont Avenue Landscape Rehabilitation Plan. This project will carry out Frederick Law Olmsted’s historic vision of the gateway to the eastern portion of the UC Berkeley campus.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $75,000

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda – 1


 

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

Worthington absent – 7:56 p.m.

43. CDBG/ESG/HOME/CSBG/GF Community Agency Allocations for FY 2008 (PDF, 7MB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing on April 24, 2007 and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution:

1.      Approving proposals for funding under the FY 2008 CDBG, ESG, and HOME Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) operating expense programs;

2.      Authorizing the execution of resultant agreements and amendments for the FY 2008 CDBG, ESG, and HOME CHDO operating expense funds (5% of HOME funds) with conditional two-year contracts for CDBG-funded community agency projects in the Public Services category;

3.      Allocating 84% of the FY 2008 HOME funds in the Housing Trust Fund and 11% for HOME program administration; and

4.      Authorizing the City Manager to submit the Third-Year Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which includes the applications for CDBG, ESG, and HOME funding and all resulting agreements with HUD to accept the funds.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 36 speakers (35 organizations, 1 individual).  M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to close the public hearing.

Action:  Staff overview and commission chair presentations.  Action to be taken at the May 8, 2007 council meeting.

Recess from 8:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Action Calendar – New Business

44. Crisis Intervention Training for Police Officers (PDF, 12 KB)

a. From: Mental Health Commission

Recommendation: Authorize a FY 2008 General Fund allocation in the amount of $85,000 to provide eight hours of Crisis Intervention Training for every Berkeley Police Officer.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $85,000

Contact: Carol Patterson, Commission Secretary, 981-5217

Action: Moved to Consent Calendar.  Approved recommendation and referred to the City Manager for inclusion in the budget process.

Action Calendar – Council Items

45. City Support for the Aurora Theatre Company (PDF, 102 KB)

From: Councilmembers Worthington and Moore

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council refer the forgiveness and/or delayed payment plan for the Aurora Theater Loan to the City Manager.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action: Moved to Consent Calendar.  Supplemental report recognized and recommendation modified to refer to the City Manager.  Added Councilmember Moore as a co-author of report.

Information Reports

46. Summary Of Activities For 2006 And Work Plan For 2007 (PDF, 12 KB)

From: Fair Campaign Practices Commission

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

Action:  Received and filed.

47. Public Works Grants Audit - Status Report (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

Action:  Received and filed.

48. Accounts Payable Audit - Status Report (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

Action:  Received and filed.

49. CEAC Work Program for 2007/2008 (PDF, 12 KB)

From: Community Environmental Advisory Commission

Contact: Nabil Al-Hadithy, Commission Secretary, 981-7460

Action:  Received and filed.

50. LPC NOD: 2750 Adeline Street (PDF, 1MB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

Action:  Received and filed.

 

Communications (PDF, 10 KB)

Council rules limit action on Communications to referral to the City Manager and/or Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations. All communications submitted to Council are public record.

Item 24: Grant:  Residential Food Scrap Collection Program

1.      Wendy Alfsen

Item 42:  One-Time Budget Referral for Piedmont Avenue Landscape Rehabilitation Plan

2.      Art Hartinger, Sigma Phi Society

3.      Adrian Bellomo

4.      Evan Bloom

5.      Maureen Hogan

6.      Tom Miller and Family

7.      Pamela and Al Bendich

8.      Jane and Christopher Adams

9.      Bill and Jane Robbins

10. Christine Mattsson and John Benson

11. Warren and Lorna Byrne

12. Fredrica Drotos, Friends of Piedmont Way

13. Do Freeman

14. Elaine Mayer Shelby

15. Wendy Markel, Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association

Sunshine Ordinance

16. Vincent Casalaina

Warm Water Pool and Aquatic Center (Referred to City Manager)

17. Stephen Swanson

Berkeley Iceland

18. Lois Yuen

Bike Racks Needed (Referred to City Manger)

19. Tana Lehr

“Better Streets”

20. Juliet Lamont

Thoughts on Iran

21. Margot Smith

Red Zones at Spruce and Vine

22. Michael Minasian (2)

Rent Control Reform

23. Norma Harrison

“In God We Trust”

24. Regina Shelton, on behalf of Jacquie Sullivan

Disaster Preparedness

25. Tony Braga

Flood/Stormwater Control

26. Juliet Lamont

Omission of Disability in Portions of the BMC Relating to Non-Discrimination

27. Emily Wilcox

 

Supplemental Communications and Reports 1 (PDF, 10 KB)

Item 39:  Housing Trust Fund Allocation

28. Jesse Arreguin, Rent Stabilization Board

Item 42:  One-Time Budget Referral for Piedmont Avenue Landscape Rehabilitation Plan

29. Joan V. Barnett

30. Melanie Bellah

31. Sharon Entwistle

32. Athena Ullah

33. Cathy Garrett

Item 43:  CDBG/ESG/HOME/CSBG/GF Community Agency Allocations for FY 2008

34. Anonymous

Item 45:  City Support for the Aurora Theatre Company

·        Supplemental report, submitted by Councilmembers Worthington and Capitelli (PDF, 108 KB)

 

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2 (PDF, 10 KB)

Item 41: Programs at Willard Park Clubhouse

35. Patrick Keilch

Item 43: CDBG/ESG/HOME/CSBG/GF Community Agency Allocations for FY 2008

36. Terrie Light, Berkeley Food & Housing Project

37. Rachel Kasa, Berkeley Youth Living With Disabilities, Inc.

38. Terrell Rattler, Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency

Item 44: Crisis Intervention Training for Police Officers

39. Adrianne DeSantis

Kragen – 1885 University Avenue

40. Stephen Wollmer

 

Adjournment

Adjourned at 10:15 p.m. in memory of Joy Holland, John Denton (former City Councilmember), Chiori Santiago, Howard Jeeter and Ms. Willie Harold.