Special Meeting eSummary
June 12
, 2007

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joint special meeting of the



Berkeley Housing Authority board of commissionerS(new)

june 12, 2007

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

Tom Bates, Mayor/Chair

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 5:00 p.m.  All present.

Public Comment – 13

Action Calendar – City Council

1.      Appointment of Wise Allen to the Berkeley Housing Authority  (BHA) Board of Commissioners (PDF, 272 KB)

From: Mayor Bates

Recommendation: That the City Council confirm the Mayor's appointment of Wise Allen for a two year term to the Berkeley Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

Action:  M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to adopt Resolution No. 63,712–N.S. (PDF, 62 KB)

2.      Transition Of Housing Authority Functions To New Board (PDF, 1 MB)

From: City Manager


1)   Adopt a resolution recommending that the new Berkeley Housing Authority Commission (“Commission”) formed pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 34270 adopt the transition plan for BHA operations set forth in this report

2)   Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Commission for subsidy of $947,143 for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009 on specified terms.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to adopt Resolution No. 63,713–N.S. (PDF, 60 KB) and Resolution No. 63,714–N.S. (PDF, 57 KB) and directed staff to provide an itemized detail of funding sources. (Noes – Worthington).

City Council meeting adjourned 5:37 p.m.


Action Calendar – Housing Authority Board (New) – 5:45 p.m.

3.      Implementing Actions for Transition to new Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) (PDF, 476 KB)

From: City Manager


1)      Approve the selection of a Vice Chair for the BHA Commission.

2)      Consider the recommendation of the Berkeley City Council and approve the proposed Transition Plan   (Exhibit A)

3)   Adopt two resolutions establishing the permanent positions of BHA Executive Director and Deputy Director.

4)   Adopt a resolution appointing Tia Ingram as the BHA Executive Director effective July 1, 2007 and a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to appoint the position of Deputy Director and the seven temporary positions listed in #5.

5)   Adopt a resolution establishing temporary BHA classifications for the term July 1, 2007 through September 30, 2007 

6)      Accept terms of the contract with the City of Berkeley for a grant of $947,137 for FY 2008 and FY 2009 and authorize the Executive Director to execute the contract after consultation with special counsel for the Commission 

7)   Adopt a resolution providing for the continuation of $50 per meeting stipends for the Tenant Commissioners serving on the Commission.  

8)      Authorize the Executive Director to negotiate and sign agreements for legal services, building maintenance, inspection services, staffing services and other required expert technical and professional services for the period July 1, 2007-October 31, 2007 not to exceed a total amount of $ 450,000.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000


Public Comments – 3


M/S/C (Moody/Allen) to:

1.      Selected Melissa Male as Interim Vice-Chair.

2.      Approved the Transition Plan.

3.      Adopted Resolution No. BHA-1 and Resolution No.BHA-2 establishing permanent positions of executive Director and Deputy Director.

4.      Adopted Resolution No. BHA-3 appointing Tia Ingram as Executive Director and BHA-4 authorizing the Executive Director to appoint a Deputy Director and authorized seven temporary positions.

5.      Adopted Resolution No. BHA-5 establishing temporary BHA classifications.

6.      Approved recommendation regarding grant and subsequent contract. (Noes – Moody).

7.      Adopted Resolution No. BHA-6 providing for $50 per meeting stipend for commissioners (Abstain – Moody).

8.      Approved recommendation and authorized Executive Director to negotiate and sign various agreements.

Adjournment – 6:15 p.m.




Supplemental Communications 1 (PDF, 4 KB)

Item 3: Implementing Actions for Transition to new Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA)

1.      Barbara Gilbert

2.      Susan Friedland, Affordable Housing Associates

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2 (PDF, 4 KB)

Item 2: Transition Of Housing Authority Functions To New Board

·        Revised report, submitted by City Manager

Item 3: Implementing Actions for Transition to new Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA)

·        Revised report, submitted by City Manager


3.      Elson Nash

4.      Berkeley Citizens for Fair Housing