Regular Meeting eAgenda
June 26
, 2007

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Agenda

Berkeley City Council meeting

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2007

7:00 P.M.

Council Chambers – 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Teleconference Location – 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

 

Tom Bates, Mayor

Councilmembers:

District 1 – Linda Maio

District 5 – Laurie Capitelli

District 2 – Darryl Moore

District 6 – Betty Olds

District 3 – Max Anderson

District 7 – Kriss Worthington

District 4 – Dona Spring

District 8 – Gordon Wozniak

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953, and Teleconferencing.  Any member of the public may attend this meeting at either location.  Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Pamyla Means, City Clerk, 981-6900

The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda. The Mayor may exercise a two minute speaking limitation to comments from Councilmembers.  Meetings will adjourn at 11:00 p.m. - any items outstanding at that time will be carried over to a date/time to be specified.

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call

Ceremonial Matters: In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters.

City Manager Comments:  The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report.  The Council will not take action on such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for discussion.

Public Comment on Consent Calendar Items Only

Consent Calendar

The Council will consider removal and addition of items to the Consent Calendar prior to voting on the Consent Calendar.  All items remaining on the Consent Calendar will be approved in one motion.  Items removed from the Consent Calendar will be taken up after the "Action Calendar" unless the Council reorders the agenda.

Items that are removed from the Consent Calendar and deemed by the Mayor to be controversial in nature will be considered at the end of the agenda.  The Mayor will call for public comments on items on the Consent Calendar.  For each item, the Mayor will entertain one speaker in support and ask that persons in the audience who are also in support stand to be recognized.  The Mayor will then entertain one speaker in opposition and follow the same process for the speaker in support.  If the Mayor determines that there are several persons wishing to speak to the item, the item will be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered at the end of the agenda.

1.   Acquisition of 9th Street Drill Track (First Reading – June 19, 2007)(PDF, 186 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance 6,986-N.S. authorizing the City Manager to execute all necessary documents required to purchase the real property known as the 9th Street Drill Track in southwest Berkeley from the Union Pacific Railroad Company for an amount not to exceed $3,008,590.

Financial Implications: Various funds - $3,008,590

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

2.   Extension of Voluntary Time Off Program for FY 2008 (PDF, 268 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution designating Voluntary Time Off (VTO) days in FY 2008 and authorizing the City Manager to temporarily close certain City offices and non-essential services for those days.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000

3.   FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (PDF, 260 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for and accept a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program in the amount of $127,157 to develop a Rapid Water Rescue Response Program.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Debra Pryor, Fire, 981-3473

4.   MOU with Bay Area Super Urban Area Security Initiative (PDF, 262 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bay Area Super Urban Area Security Initiative Citizen Emergency Preparedness Project, transferring up to $18,000 from SUASI to the City of Berkeley for the purchase of six disaster equipment caches for emergency preparedness.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Debra Pryor, Fire, 981-3473

5.   Contract Amendment: Carpet Cleaning Services (PDF, 244 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 6365 with NEX Systems for carpet cleaning at clinic facilities to increase the amount by $2,700 for a total contract amount not to exceed $27,250.

Financial Implications: See report

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

6.   Extend Contract No 6694A with Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity (PDF, 260 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to extend Contract No.  6694A with Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity to provide homeless prevention grants using FY 2007 carry over funds in an amount not to exceed $88,105 for a one-year term to expire on June 30, 2008.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Lisa Caronna, Housing, 981-5400

7.   Contract: Email Subscription and Notification System (PDF, 267 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 6245 with GovDelivery Inc. (formerly GovDocs), increasing the amount by $20,280 (for a total contract amount not to exceed $60,000) and extending the period to June 30, 2008.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $20,280

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

8.   Contract: Telephone Equipment Replacement (PDF, 260 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manger to extend the agreement with Nexus Inc. (Contract No. 6893) for telephone equipment replacement components and related services in an amount of $50,000 per year and for additional equipment for a total amount not to exceed $140,000 for the period July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009, for a contract amount not to exceed $230,000.

Financial Implications:

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

9.   Contract: Computer Network Infrastructure and Security Services (PDF, 261 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to extend the agreement (Contract No. 6480) with Convergent Computing, Inc. for network infrastructure and security services with an annual purchasing limit not to exceed $30,000, for a total amount not to exceed $60,000 for the period July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2009, for a total contract amount not to exceed $80,000.  

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

10. Purchase: Notebook, Desktop, and Server Computers (PDF, 261 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to renew the City's letter of participation with the Western States Contracting Alliance for the purchase of Dell, Inc. computers, software, and related services for the period July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009, (not to exceed $550,000 per year).

Financial Implications: Various funds - $550,000

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

11. Contract: Interactive Voice Response and Web Scheduling System (PDF, 262 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manger to execute a contract and any amendments with Teleworks, Inc. for an interactive voice response (IVR) and web scheduling system, not to exceed $84,000 for the period July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009.

Financial Implications: Permit Service Center Fund - $84,000

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

12. Contract Amendment: Innovative Technologies (To be delivered) (PDF, 186 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with Innovative Technologies Inc. increasing the amount by $13,625 to cover additional work on the contract negotiations for the City of Berkeley's new public safety computer system, for a total amount not to exceed $113,625.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $13,625

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

13. Contract Amendment:  Portable Toilet Rental At City Parks (PDF, 251 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendment with United Site Services for toilet units in City parks to increase the amount by $60,000 for a total amount not to exceed $240,000 through June 30, 2008.

Financial Implications: Parks Tax Fund - $60,000

Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

14. Bus Transportation for Summer Programs - Recreation and Berkeley Day Camp (PDF, 206 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendment with the Berkeley Unified School District for bus transportation for summer recreation and day camp programs in an amount not to exceed $70,000 for a one year period ending June 30, 2008.

Financial Implications: Various funds - $70,000

Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

15. Bus Transportation for Summer Programs - Echo Lake Camp (PDF, 250 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendment with the Delta Charter Service, Inc. for bus transportation Echo Lake youth camp participants to increase the amount by $30,000 not to exceed $54,000 for the period ending June 30, 2008.

Financial Implications: Camp Fund - Echo Lake - $50,000

Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

16. Contract: Janitorial Services at Five Recreation Centers (PDF, 258 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Clean Innovation Corporation for janitorial services for the City's five recreation centers in an amount not to exceed $200,000 for a period of three years, beginning June 1, 2007 and ending June 30, 2010.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

17. Contract Amendment: EIR Services for the Downtown Area Plan - Phase 1B (To be delivered) (PDF, 391 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with Lamphier-Gregory to complete Phase 1B services for an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Downtown Area Plan (DAP) for a total amount not to exceed $113,500.

Financial Implications: See report

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

18. Purchase Order:  Parking Enforcement Vehicles (PDF, 259 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting the City of San Francisco bid procedures to satisfy the requirement of Berkeley Charter Section 67, and authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order with Municipal Maintenance Equipment for fourteen parking enforcement vehicles in an amount not to exceed $409,650.

Financial Implications: Equipment Replacement Fund - $409,650

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

19. Emergency Medical Personal Protective Equipment (PDF, 301 KB)

From: Auditor

Recommendation: Request the City Manager to report back by March 2008 regarding the implementation status of each of the City Auditor's recommendations in the attached report, and every six months thereafter, until all recommendations have been implemented.

Financial Implications: See report

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

20. Support for the United Nations Convention on Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities (PDF, 259 KB)

From: Commission on Disability

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution both in support of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and adoption of the convention as City of Berkeley policy.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Paul Church, Commission Secretary, 981-6300

21. 2008-2009 Community Action Plan Submission (To be delivered) (PDF, 3 MB)

From: Human Welfare and Community Action Commission

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit the 2008-2009 Community Action Plan to the State Department of Community Services and Development.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Angellique DeCoud, Commission Secretary, 981-5400

Council Consent Items

22. Funding for Community Groups (PDF, 185 KB)

From: Councilmembers Spring and Olds

Recommendation: That the City Council refer to the City Manager the annual funding of the community groups Fix Our Ferels and Home At Last for possible adjustment.

Financial Implications:See report

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

23. Discretionary Budget Allocation: West Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation (PDF, 227 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of $500 to the West Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation to support the 2007 Berkeley International Food Festival with funds from Councilmember Worthington's discretionary budget (D-13).

Financial Implications: $500

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

Action Calendar – Appeals

Please be advised that the Mayor will allow up to five minutes for both the applicant and appellant to make any relevant comments to the Council prior to their deliberation and determination to do one of the following 1) affirm the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board and dismiss the appeal; 2) refer the matter back to the Zoning Adjustments Board; or 3) set the matter for public hearing at a future date.  No additional public comment will be entertained.

24. ZAB Appeal: 161 Panoramic Way (PDF, 9 MB)

a. From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution affirming the Zoning Adjustment Board's decision to approve Use Permit No. 04-10000145 to construct a new single-family dwelling at 161 Panoramic Way, and denying the appeals.

Financial Implications: None

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

b. Appeals

1.      Bruce and Colette Kelley  (PDF, 365 KB)

2.      Regula Muller  (PDF, 283 KB)

3.      Panoramic Hill Association  (PDF, 576 KB)

c. Communications

1.      Bruce and Colette Kelley  (PDF,1 MB)

2.      Bruce and Colette Kelley  (PDF, 1 MB)

3.      Ann Slaby  (PDF, 2 MB)

4.      Blanche L. Sack  (PDF, 672 KB)

25. ZAB Appeal: 700 University Avenue (PDF, 11 MB)

            Attachment 4- Part 1 (PDF, 4 MB)

            Attachment 4- Part 2 (PDF, 3 MB)

            Attachment 4- Part 3 (PDF, 2 MB)

            Attachment 4- Part 4 (PDF, 5 MB)

            Attachment 4- Part 5 (PDF, 4 MB)

            Attachment 4- Part 6 (PDF, 6 MB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution affirming the decisions of the Zoning Adjustments Board to certify the Final EIR and to approve Use Permit No. 04-10000069 to allow the demolition of two restaurant buildings along Fourth Street, the reuse of the Landmark Train Depot as Brennan's Restaurant, and the construction of a mixed-use development at 700 University with 171 dwelling units (31 below-market), 9,995 square feet of new commercial floor area and 213 vehicle parking spaces, and denying the appeal.

Financial Implications: None

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

b. Appeal

1.      Gale Garcia  (PDF, 261 KB)

c. Communications

1.      Gale Garcia  (PDF, 2 MB)

 

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

26. Public Hearing:  FY 2008 Street Light Assessments (PDF, 336 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution confirming the assessments in the Engineer's Report dated April 2007 and authorize the levying of FY 2008 Assessments for Berkeley Street Lighting Assessment District No. 1982-1.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

 

Action Calendar – Budget

27. Budget Adoption

a. From: City Manager (PDF, 103KB)

Recommendation: That the City Council adopt a resolution approving the FY 2008 and FY 2009 Biennial Budget through the following actions:

1. Adopt the FY 2008 and FY 2009 Biennial Budget as contained in the City Manager’s FY 2008 and FY 2009 Proposed Biennial Budget and revised citywide work plan, presented on May 8, 2007, and as amended by subsequent Council action.

2. Authorize the City Manager to provide applicable advances to selected community agencies receiving City funds in FY 2008 and as amended by Council. 

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Tracy Vesely, City Manager, 981-7000

b. From: Mayor Bates (June 15, 2007) (PDF, 1 MB)

    Supplemental Report (June 22, 2007) (PDF1.2 MB)

Recommendation: Adopt the City Manager’s FY 2007 Proposed Mid-Biennial update with the revisions contained in the Mayor’s report dated June 19, 2006.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

c. From: Homeless Advisory Commission Funding Recommendations - FY 2008 (PDF, 274 KB)

Recommendation: Approve the Homeless Commission’s recommendation to allocate funding to agencies as outlined in its April 24, 2007 Council memo (See Attachment A).  Should additional funds be available for homeless services or should any homeless service budget referrals be made, the Commission recommends, as outlined in its April 24, 2007 Council memo, increased funding to five agencies in an amount of $57,334 (See Attachment B) and the prioritization of programs that deliver services that lead to permanent housing and programs that reduce alcohol and drug addiction.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Jennifer Vasquez, Commission Secretary, 981-5400

d. Adopt first reading of the FY 2008 Annual Appropriations Ordinance (PDF, 186 KB)

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000

28. FY 2008 Tax Rate: Emergency Services for the Severely Disabled (PDF, 261 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2008 tax rate for the provision of emergency services for the disabled at $0.01086(1.086 cents) per square foot of improvements.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

29. FY 2008 Tax Rate: Fire Seismic General Obligation Bonds-Election of 1992 (Measure G, 2002 and 2007 General Obligation Refunding Bonds) (PDF, 263 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2008 tax rate for Fire Seismic General Obligation Bonds (Measure G, 2002 and 2007 General Obligation Refunding Bonds at 0.0160%.)

Financial Implications: Fire Seismic Debt Service Fund - $1,867,429 revenue

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

30. Levying a Special Tax for Fiscal Year 2008 to Fund the Provision of Library Services (PDF, 263 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2008 tax rate for the Library Services Tax at $0.1504 (15.04 cents) per square foot for dwelling units and $0.2276 (22.76 cents) per square foot for industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings.

Financial Implications: Library Tax - $13,209,469 revenue

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

31. FY 2008 Tax Rate: Disaster Fire Protection (Measure Q) (PDF, 262 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2008 tax rate for the procurement of disaster fire equipment at $0.0125 (1.25 cents) per square foot of improvements.

Financial Implications: Disaster Fire Protection-Measure Q - $998,742 revenue

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

32. FY 2008 Tax Rate: Fund the Maintenance of Parks, City Trees and Landscaping (PDF, 261 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2008 tax rate for funding all improvements for the maintenance of parks, City trees, and landscaping in the City of Berkeley at $0.1078 (10.78 cents) per square foot.

Financial Implications: Park Tax Fund - $8,240,205 revenue

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

33. FY 2008 Tax Rate: Measure S General Obligation Bonds-Election of 1996 (2007 Refunding Bonds) (PDF, 258 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2008 tax rate for the Measure S General Obligation Bonds (Election of 1996, 2007 Refunding Bonds) at 0.029%.

Financial Implications: Measure S Debt Service Fund - $3,405,532 revenue

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

34. Temporary Appropriations FY 2008 (PDF, 251 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, 2007, until the effective date of the FY 2008 Annual Appropriations Ordinance.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

35. Appropriations Limit for FY 2008 (PDF, 271 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution establishing the appropriations limit at $157,750,394 for FY 2008 pursuant to Article XIIIB of the Constitution of the State of California based on the calculations for the appropriations limit.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

36. FY 2008 Tax Rate to Fund the Provision of Emergency Medical Services (PDF, 261 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting a special tax rate of $0.02872 per square foot of improvements to fund the provision of emergency medical services to Berkeley residents.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

Action Calendar – New Business

37. Allocation of Additional Funds for the Construction of the Ashby Lofts' Apartments at 1001 Ashby Avenue (To be delivered) (PDF, 71 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to provide a loan for the construction of the Ashby Lofts Apartments in the amount of $103,000 from the City’s Housing Trust Fund (HTF) over and above the $2,955,964 previously allocated for a total of $3,058,964 and further authorizing the City Manager to advance this amount to the HTF from the Proposed FY 2008 Capital Improvement Funds.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Lisa Caronna, Housing, 981-5400

38. Reasonable Suspicion, Post Accident and Use of Force Drug and Alcohol Testing (PDF, 269 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 54,533-N.S. to rescind Chapter 8 that prohibits drug and alcohol testing of employees.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

Action Calendar – Old Business

39. Amend Resolution No. 53,575-N.S. Establishing Rules Concerning Posting Of Agendas, Limitation Action Not On Posted Agenda, and Public Comment (PDF, 691 KB) (Carried over from June 19, 2007)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: Amend Resolution 53,575—N.S. to incorporate the new procedures for Public Comment established by the Mayor and to incorporate other minor changes for clarity, consistency and performance with The Brown Act.  Disseminate the amended resolution to the City Council, all Boards, Commissions, Committees and Task Forces for immediate implementation.

Financial Implications: See report.

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

40. ZAB Appeal: 2629-2635 Ashby Ave - Wright's Garage  (PDF, 26 KB)(Carried over from June 12, 2007.  Motion to set date for hearing failed.  No action taken.  If council fails to act within 30 days (by July 10, 2007 meeting), the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board will be approved by operation of law.  BMC 23B.32.060)

a. From: City Manager  

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustment Board to approve Use Permit No. 06-10000098 to convert an existing three-unit commercial building (The Wright's Garage Building) into a 4 to 7 unit commercial building; and to change uses to one restaurant, one exercise/dance study, and up to 5 retail spaces, and dismissing the appeal.

Financial Implications: None

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

b. Appeal

1.   Elmwood Merchants Association

2.   Elmwood Neighborhood Association

Information Reports

41. Safety Members' Pension Fund (SMPF) FY 1999 Audit - Status Report (PDF, 260 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

42. Zoning Fee Waiver:  Biofuel Station - 1441 Ashby Avenue (PDF, 322 KB)

From: City Manager

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

43. FY 2008 Audit Plan (PDF, 255 KB)

From: Auditor

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

44. Outstanding Audit Recommendations (PDF, 268 KB)

From: Auditor

Financial Implications: None

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

Adjournment

NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: If you object to a decision by the City Council to approve or deny a use permit or variance for a project the following requirements and restrictions apply:  1) No lawsuit challenging a City decision to deny (Code Civ. Proc. '1094.6(b)) or approve (Gov. Code 65009(c)(5)) a use permit or variance may be filed more than 90 days after the date the Notice of Decision of the action of the City Council is mailed. Any lawsuit not filed within that 90-day period will be barred.  2) In any lawsuit that may be filed against a City Council decision to approve or deny a use permit or variance, the issues and evidence will be limited to those raised by you or someone else, orally or in writing, at a public hearing or prior to the close of the last public hearing on the project.

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I hereby certify that the agenda for this Regular meeting of the Berkeley City Council was posted at the display case located near the walkway in front of Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, as well as on the City’s website on Thursday, June 14, 2007.

 

Pamyla Means, MMC, City Clerk

 

Communications (PDF, 9 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.

Gas Shut-off Valve

1.      Barbara Sargent

BUSD Debt

2.      Barbara Gilbert

Public Commons For Everyone Initiative

3.      John Cummins, University of California, Berkeley

4.      Michael Spolan

5.      Brian Hurst

America’s Affordable Communities Initiative

6.      Lillie M. Zinnerman

In God We Trust

7.      Jacquie Sullivan

Gilman Street Exit and Ashby Avenue/Claremont Avenue Intersection

8.      Jessica Lindsey

Panoramic Hill Emergency Access Road

9.      Tom Miller and family

10. Jerry Wachtel, Panoramic Hill Association

Solar “Plug-In Hybrid Ready” Berkeley

11. Harvey Sherback