Special Meeting eSummary
July 16
, 2007

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summary-minutes

Berkeley City Council SPEciAL meeting

MONDAY, JULY 16, 2007

7:00 P.M.

Council Chambers – 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Teleconference Location – 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:04 p.m.  All present.

Action Calendar – Public Hearings

1.      ZAB Appeal: 1885 University Avenue (PDF, 3 MB)

a. From: City Manager

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution approving the project as approved by the Zoning Adjustments Board, with modified findings and conditions of approval that will be provided by staff.

b. Appeal (PDF, 3 MB)

1.      Stephen Wollmer

c. Communications (PDF, 6 MB) (received after June 26, 2007)

1.       Kris Eggen (2)

2.      Regan Richardson

3.      Arlene Merryman

4.      Stephen Wollmer (2)

5.      Catherine Willis

6.      Martha Nicoloff

7.      Dean Metzger

8.      Erika Shore

9.      Barry Wofsy

10. David Levy, Baird Holm LLP

11. Stuart M. Flashman

12. Victoria Eisen

13. Walter H. Wood

14. Deborah Green

15. Art Goldberg

16. Wendy Alfsen, McKinley Addison Allston Grant Neighborhood Association

17. Merle Weiner

18. Rob Browning

19. Jeanine Richardson

20. John Cassady

Financial Implications: See report

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

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 42 speakers.  M/S/C (Olds/Wozniak) to close the public hearing.

Councilmember Maio recused herself.

Action: M/S/C (Wozniak/Olds) to adopt Resolution No.63,780–N.S. (PDF, 4 MB)  (Noes – Anderson, Spring, Worthington) as amended to include language to incorporate a pullout on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

RECESS – 8:28 p.m. – 8:46 p.m.

RECESS – 10:02 p.m. – 10:12 p.m.

2.      ZAB Appeal: 2701 Shattuck Avenue (PDF, 194 KB)(No new report.  Refer to March 20, 2007 for report materials)

a. From: City Manager

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustment Board to approve Use Permit No. 04-10000014 to construct a 24-unit, mixed-use project, and dismissing the appeal.

Financial Implications: None

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

b. Appeal

1.      Rolf Bell

c. Communications - (None after May 08, 2007)

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 8 speakers.  M/S/C (Moore/Wozniak) to close the public hearing.

Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Maio) to continue deliberation and action to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2007 (Abstain – Wozniak).

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.

3.     ZAB Appeal: 2721 Shattuck Avenue (Nextel) (PDF, 257 KB)

      Administrative Record (PDF,30 MB)

a. From: City Manager

Recommendation: Certify for review the June 28, 2007 decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board and set a hearing on Use Permit No. 05-10000033 for a new wireless telecommunications facility (including five antennas and related equipment) for Nextel Wireless at 2721 Shattuck Avenue.  If Council determines that a hearing shall be held, the date of October 23, 2007 has been set aside and is recommended.

Financial Implications: None

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

b. Appeal (PDF, 136 KB)

1.      Corey Alvin (representative for Nextel Communications, applicant/appellant)

c. Communications – (None after May 22, 2007)

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Wozniak) to set the matter for public hearing on October 23, 2007 (Abstain – Spring).

4.      ZAB Appeal: 2721 Shattuck Avenue (Verizon) (PDF, 257 KB)

      Administrative Record (PDF, 42 MB)

a. From: City Manager

Recommendation: Certify for review the June 28, 2007 decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board and set a hearing on Use Permit No. 05-10000033 for a new wireless telecommunications facility (including five antennas and related equipment) for Verizon Wireless at 2721 Shattuck Avenue. If Council determines that a hearing shall be held, the date of October 23, 2007 has been set aside and is recommended.

Financial Implications: None

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

b. Appeal (PDF, 450 KB)

1.      James Singleton (representative for Verizon Wireless, applicant/appellant)

c. Communications – (None after May 22, 2007)

Action: M/S/C (Anderson/Wozniak) to set the matter for public hearing on October 23, 2007 (Noes – Spring).

Adjournment 10:57 p.m. – to 6:30 p.m Tuesday, July 17, 2007

 

Communications (PDF, 9 KB)

None.

Supplemental Communications 1 (PDF, 10 KB)

Item 1: ZAB Appeal: 1885 University Avenue

1.      David Levy, Baird Holm LLP

2.      Peter Eakland

3.      Eric Dynamic

4.      Pamela Morgan

5.      Cynthia Papermaster

6.      Tim Southwick

7.      Doug Buckwald

8.      Wendy Alfsen

9.      Meaveen O’Connor

10. Bob Piper

11. Stuart Flashman

Item 3 & 4: ZAB Appeal: 2721 Shattuck Avenue

12. Sally Williams

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2 (PDF, 10 KB)

Item 1: ZAB Appeal: 1885 University Avenue

13. Stephen Wollmer

14. Ted Garrett, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce

15. Tom Hunt

16. Miranda Ewell

17. Unknown

18. Mark Wolfe

Item 4: ZAB Appeal: 2721 Shattuck Avenue (Verizon)

·        Supplemental information, submitted by City Clerk

19. Paul Albritton, Mackenzie & Albritton LLP