Regular Meeting eSummary
July 17
, 2007

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summary-minutes

Berkeley City Council REGULAR meeting

TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007

Council Chambers – 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Teleconference Location – 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:  7:28 p.m.  All present.

Ceremonial Matters:

1.       20th Anniversary of Farmers Market.

2.       Presentation by East Bay Municipal Utilities District regarding the current water shortage and water conservation efforts.

City Manager Comments:  City Clerk Pamyla Means reported action from the July 16, 2007 Council Closed Session:  Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigtion – Berkeley Police Association v. City of Berkeley, et al, Alameda County Superior Court Case No. 2002 057569.

Public Comment on Consent Calendar Items Only – 10

Consent Calendar

Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Maio) to adopt Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated:  Removed Item 21 for discussion;  continued Items 17 and 20 to September 11, 2007;  amended Items 27 and 28.

1.   Amendment Of BMC – Condominium Conversion (PDF, 190 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council adopt a second reading of Ordinance 6,995–N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 21.28.065.B.1 to clarify that the affordable housing mitigation fee cap of 12.5% of unit sales prices applies to both vacant and tenant occupied units within a building, if the owner agrees to the specified long-term limit on rent increases for all current tenants within that building at the time of conversion.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action: Adopted Ordinance No. 6,995–N.S. (PDF, 50 KB)  Effective date August 16, 2007.

2.   Amend B.M.C. Section 21.28.050 To Prohibit Condominium Conversion For No-Fault Evictions (PDF, 197 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council adopt a second reading of Ordinance 6,996–N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code (B.M.C.) Section 21.28.050 to prohibit condominium conversion for ten years for no-fault evictions and make clarifying amendments to existing language.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action: Adopted Ordinance No. 6,996–N.S. (PDF, 180 KB)  Effective date August 16, 2007.

3.     Settlements:

a. Meyer Crest, et al. v. City of Albany, City of Berkeley, et al. (PDF, 199 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the settlement of the Alameda County Superior Court Action No. RG 04 177080 entitled Meyer Crest, Ltd., et al. v. City of Albany, et al. in the amount of $45,000.

Financial Implications: Public Liability Fund - $45,000

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,783–N.S. (PDF, 54 KB)

b. Settlement: Ruby Lott v. City of Berkeley, et al (PDF, 256 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the settlement of the Alameda County Superior Court Action No. RG 06 260746 entitled Lott v. City of Berkeley, et al., in the amount of $50,000.

Financial Implications: Public Liability Fund - $50,000

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,784–N.S. (PDF, 44 KB)

4.   Minutes for Approval (PDF, 626 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of April 16, 2007 (joint special closed), April 24, 2007 (regular), April 30, 2007 (closed), May 8, 2007 (special and regular), May 14, 2007 (joint special closed), May 22, 2007 (joint special closed, special, and regular), June 12, 2007 (joint special and regular), June 18, 2007 (closed), June 19, 2007 (special and regular), and June 26, 2007 (regular).

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Pamyla Means, City Clerk, 981-6900

Action:  Approved minutes as submitted.

5.   Loan: Aurora Theatre Company (PDF, 256 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the existing loan agreement with the Aurora Theatre Company to increase the loan amount by up to $45,000 to pay for City permit fees for the Theater's expansion and to modify the loan terms to allow deferral of payments for four years followed by amortization of the outstanding loan balance over the next five years.

Financial Implications: Citywide Revolving Loan Fund - $45,000

Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,785–N.S. (PDF, 43 KB)

6.   Loan: Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (PDF, 260 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to lend the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra $100,000 to assist in its hiring a full-time Development Director.

Financial Implications: Citywide Revolving Loan Fund - $100,000

Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,786–N.S. (PDF, 43 KB)

7.   Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals Scheduled For Possible Issuance in the Next 30 Days (PDF, 265 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve the attached new invitation for bid/request for proposal 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: Various funds - $265,405

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

Action:  Approved recommendation.

8.   Revenue Agreement: Mental Health Services for Transition-Aged Youth (PDF, 239 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept funds in the amount of $1,391,749 from Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services for the provision of clinical outpatient mental health services to transition-aged youth, and execute the resultant revenue agreements and any amendments; and authorizing the implementation of the project and appropriation of funding for related expenses.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,787–N.S. (PDF, 48 KB)

9.   Agreement: Low Income Energy Program Revenues (PDF, 257 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:

1)     Authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute a contract with the State Department of Community Services and Development to receive a U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program grant, in the amount of  $23,197 for the period July 1, 2007 through April 30, 2008, to provide weatherization assistance for eligible residents of Berkeley, Albany,  and Emeryville;

2)      Approving the Priority Plan; and

3)      Authorizing the City Manager to designate a representative to sign required fiscal and programmatic reports.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Lisa Caronna, Housing, 981-5400

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,788–N.S. (PDF, 73 KB)

10. Appointment of Finance Director (PDF, 252 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Confirm the appointment of Robert L. Hicks as Director of Finance.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

Action:  Approved recommendation.

11. Classification:  Recreation Program Supervisor (PDF, 294 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to amend Resolution No. 61,840–N.S., Classification and Salary Resolution for Public Employees Union Local One, to establish the Classification of Recreation Program Supervisor with a monthly salary range of $5,355 - 6,510 per month effective July 22, 2007.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,789–N.S. (PDF, 55 KB)

12. Contract Amendment: ESI Inc. (PDF, 269 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract 6096 with ESI Inc., increasing the amount by $528,000 for the purchase of a new IBM iSeries server and associated services, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,128,000, and extending the term to June 30, 2011.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,790–N.S. (PDF, 40 KB)

13. Contract Amendment: Wireless Data Services for Police Vehicles (PDF, 260 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manger to extend Contract No. 6832A with Sprint to provide wireless data services for City of Berkeley Police Department vehicles in an amount not to exceed $80,000 for the two-year period July 1, 2007 to June 30,2009 for a total contract amount not to exceed $105,000.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

Action:  Adopted Resolution No.  63,791–N.S. (PDF, 52 KB)

14. Add Erroneously Omitted Language to BMC Code – Nuisance Ordinance (PDF, 319 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance to add erroneously omitted language to amend Berkeley Municipal Code Chapters 23B.60, Compliance and Revocation, and 23B.64, Abatement of Nuisances.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 6,997–N.S.  Second reading scheduled for September 11, 2007.

15. Contract No. 5459E Amendment: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Maintenance for the PSB (PDF, 260 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 5459E and any amendments with Pacific Coast Trane Service to maintain the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning service at the Public Safety Building, increasing the total not to exceed an amount of $543,197 and extending the period to October 1, 2001 to June 30, 2017.

Financial Implications: Building Maintenance Fund - $543,197

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,792–N.S. (PDF, 59 KB)

16. Contract No. 7123 Amendment:  As-Needed Storm Repairs (PDF, 261 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 7123 with McNamara & Smallman Construction, Inc. for as-needed storm work, increasing the contract total to an amount not to exceed $299,500, and extending the contract period through November 1, 2007.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,793–N.S. (PDF, 50 KB)

17. Update: Five-Year Street Plan for FY 2007-2012 (PDF, 278 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution adopting the update of the Five-Year Street Plan for FY 2007-2012.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Removed for discussion and continued to September 11, 2007.

18. Contract No. 7230 Amendment:  ADA Curb Ramp Installation Project (PDF, 259 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment Contract No. 7230 with AJW Construction for the ADA Curb Ramp Installation Project, increasing the amount by $88,000 for a total not to exceed amount of $372,900 and extending the contract period by 60 days for a 180 calendar days period from May 21, 2007 to November 17, 2007.

Financial Implications: CDBG Funds - $372,900

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,794–N.S. (PDF, 55 KB)

19. Final Payment: Purchase and Installation of Modular Buildings -Corporation Yard (PDF, 259 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing payments up to $32,897 above the original contract (No. 6557) amount of $640,000 to Resun Leasing, Inc., for the purchase and completion of installation of two modular buildings at the Corporation Yard.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,795–N.S. (PDF, 54 KB)

20. Audit: Controls and Accountability For Police Asset Forfeiture Deposit Accounts Need Improvement (PDF, 256 KB)

      Revised Report (PDF, 184 KB)

From: Auditor

Recommendation: Request the City Manager to report back on or before November 20, 2007, and every three months thereafter, regarding the implementation status of the audit recommendations.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action:  Removed for discussion and continued to September 11, 2007.

Council Consent Items

21. Allow Testing of Speed Cushions as an Alternative Traffic Calming Devices (PDF, 259 KB)

From: Mayor Bates, Councilmembers Maio and Capitelli

Recommendation: That the City Council determine that a six month pilot project to test speed cushions is not subject to the moratorium on speed hump installation and request the City Manager work with the Fire Department and the Office of Transportation to jointly determine the location for the pilot project to test speed cushions and report back to the Council within six months on the test results.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

Action:  Approved recommendation as amended to include consult with the Commission on Disabilities regarding the test.

22. National Register Designation for the Park Congregational Church (South Berkeley Community Church) (PDF, 193 KB)

From: Councilmembers Maio, Anderson and Capitelli

Recommendation: Express and convey the Council’s support to the State for a National Register designation for the Park Congregational Church (South Berkeley Community Church), which can be done with minimal documentation by staff.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110

Action:  Approved recommendation.

23. Railroad Corridor Quiet Zones, Implementation Bids (PDF, 259 KB)

From: Councilmember Maio

Recommendation: That the City Manager request bids, along with neighboring cities which have expressed interest, to determine the cost of establishing railroad corridor quiet zones at railroad crossings

Financial Implications: Unknown

Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110

Action:  Approved recommendation.

24. Funding for Ohlone Dog Park (PDF, 189 KB)

From: Councilmembers Spring and Maio

Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to make repairs to the Ohlone Dog Park by putting up to $100,000 of unspent funds remaining in the Parks and Recreation fiscal year 2006-2007 budget.

Financial Implications: $100,000

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

25. City Sponsorship Of The "Be Fit Berkeley" Campaign (PDF, 451 KB)

From: Councilmembers Capitelli and Moore

Recommendation: That the City of Berkeley cosponsor the "Be Fit Berkeley" campaign, to take place from September, 2007, until June, 2008; that the City Council

1)     Give permission for the use of the name of the City of Berkeley and the City's logo in all forms of publicity, including t-shirts; and

2)     Provide staff support from the Department of Health and Human Services as itemized in Financial Implications.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150

Action:  Approved recommendation.

26. 12th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival (PDF, 209 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council extend the sound permit from 11-5 p.m. for the 12th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry event in Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park, Saturday, August 18, 2007. Further, that the Council allows a Watershed Environmental Poetry stage banner above the Peace Wall and waive fees for staff and necessary equipment associated with hanging the banners.

Financial Implications: $250

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

27. Sweat-Free Consortium (PDF, 202 KB)

From: Councilmembers Worthington and Spring

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council adopt a resolution supporting the development of the state and local sweatshop-free consortium and allocating $25,000 of previously set aside funds to SweatFree Communities Inc. to support formation of the state and local government sweatshop-free consortium, contingent upon commitment of equal funds from one or more other government entities.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $25,000

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,796–N.S (PDF, 134 KB) amended to contingent upon commitment of adequate funds to reach the planned $60,000 budget.

28. Endorsing the “LIVE EARTH Pledge” Sponsored by the Alliance for Climate Protection (PDF, 210 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington and added Councilmember Spring

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council endorse the “LIVE EARTH Pledge” proposed by the Alliance for Climate Protection.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

29. Recent Lockout Of Waste Management Inc. Employees (PDF, 210 KB)

From: Councilmembers Worthington, Anderson, Maio and Mayor Bates

Recommendation: That the City send a letter to Waste Management Inc. executives expressing the following concerns over the recent lockout of waste management employees:

1)   That the City is concerned that workers were locked out of the Waste Management Inc. facility.

2)   That the action was unnecessary. It is common practice during contract negotiations that the previous contracts are extended.

3)   The company’s failure to extend the previous contracts has led to delays in service resulting in customers not receiving trash and/or recycling pick-ups. 

4)   This precipitous and drastic action was uncalled for, unnecessary and unreasonable.

5)   The City strongly opposes actions that the company has taken against workers and urges Waste Management Inc. to renegotiate in good faith.

6)   We urge the company to increase wages and benefits in the new contract and not reduce them beyond their current levels.

7)   Even if an agreement is reached before the City Council vote the City should still send a letter expressing its concern over this unnecessary and irresponsible lockout.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

30. Budget Allocation: San Pablo Neighborhood Park Council (PDF, 197 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council adopt a resolution approving the expenditure of $400 to the San Pablo Neighborhood Park Council funds from Councilmember Worthington’s discretionary budget (D-13) to support the San Pablo Park Centennial Celebration. 

Financial Implications: $400

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,797–N.S. (PDF, 41 KB)

Action Calendar – Public Hearings

31. BTown – 2973 Sacramento Street (PDF, 3 MB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: That the Council conduct a public hearing and declare that B-Town Dollars and More Disc, a retail store at 2973 Sacramento Street, is a public nuisance pursuant to Berkeley Municipal Code section 23B.64.020 and enjoin its further operation.

Financial Implications: None

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

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 5 speakers.  M/S/C (Anderson/Olds to close the public hearing.

Action: M/S/C (Anderson/Moore) to approve recommendation and direct the City Attorney to prepare findings to be submitted at the July 31, 2007 special meeting.

32. North Shattuck Business Improvement District (PDF, 275 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution:

1)     Confirming the Annual Report of the North Shattuck Business Improvement District (NSBID) for Fiscal Year 2007 and

2)     Levying assessments in the District for Fiscal Year 2008.

Financial Implications: North Shattuck Business Improvement District Fund - $164,000 revenue

Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 0 speakers.  M/S/C (Maio/Worthington) to close the public hearing.

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 63,798–N.S. (PDF, 209 KB)

33. Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District (PDF, 214 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution confirming the Annual Report on the Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District for FY 2007 and levying assessments in the District for FY 2008.

Financial Implications: Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District Fund - $237,930 revenue

Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 0 speakers.  M/S/C (Maio/Anderson) to close the public hearing noting no protests received.

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 63,799–N.S. (PDF, 203 KB)

34.            ZAB Appeal: 161 Panoramic Way

a.      From: City Manager (PDF, 194 KB)

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, 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

b.  Appeals

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

2.      Regula Muller (PDF, 283 KB)

3.      Panoramic Hill Association (PDF, 586 KB)

c.      Communications (PDF, 10 MB) (received after June 26, 2007)

1.      Kathleen Sullivan

2.      Bill and Jane Robbins

3.      Blanche L. Sack

4.      Jerry Wachtel, Panoramic Hill Association

5.      Ann Slaby

6.      Regula Muller

7.      Bruce and Colette Kelley

8.      Catherine Orozco

9.      Alice Taylor

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

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 18 speakers.  M/S/C (Moore/Anderson) to close the public hearing. M/S/C (Worthington/Maio) to reopen the public hearing.

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Wozniak) to continue the public hearing to the first available meeting in September to allow staff to provide additional comments (September 11, 2007).

Council Action Calendar

35. Proposed Pilot Program: Double Parking Fines In Selected RPP Areas On Football Game Days (PDF, 555 KB)

From: Councilmember Wozniak

Recommendation: Adopt a resolution recommending that the City Manager institute a pilot program to double parking fines in Residential Parking Permit (RPP) areas in the South campus area on football game days. This would include RPP areas A, B, and D which are currently enforced on Saturdays.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,800–N.S. (PDF, 292 KB)

OLDS ABSENT AT 11:00 P.M.

M/S/C (BATES/SPRING) TO EXTEND THE MEETING FOR THE PURPOSE OF PUBLIC COMMENT ONLY

36.  Amendments to the Berkeley City Council Rules of Procedure

a. From: Mayor Bates (PDF, 335 KB)

Recommendation: Request that the City Council amend the Berkeley City Council Rules of Procedure and Order (last amended May 8, 2007) Chapter IV - Conduct of Meeting, Sections A and E. Specifically, replace Section A - Comments from the Public with:

1)     Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items,

2)     Public Comment on Action items,

3)     Zoning Adjustment Board Appeals, and

4)     Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items; and amend Section E. Public Hearings adding a process for public comment for public hearings on land use and zoning matters.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

b. From: Councilmember Worthington (PDF, 696 KB) (Carried over from June 26, 2007)

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

c. From: Councilmember Spring (PDF, 186 KB)

Recommendation: That the Council conduct a workshop/special meeting in September, 2007 to consider and discuss proposals regarding establishing the rules of public comment and land use public testimony.

Financial Implications:Unknown

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

Action: Due to the hour, continued to September 11, 2007

MOORE ABSENT – 11:12 P.M.

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda – 8

 

Information Reports

37. LPC NODs: 2340-2350 Shattuck Ave., 2300 Shattuck Ave., and 1525 La Loma Avenue (PDF, 5 MB)

From: City Manager

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

Action:  Received and filed.

38. LPC NOD for Landmark Designations:  2747 San Pablo Ave. (Landmark), 1365 Summit Road (Landmark), 1375 Summit Road (Landmark), and 1363, 1365, & 1375 Summit Road (Historic District) (PDF, 18 MB)

From: City Manager

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

Action:  Received and filed.

39. Fee Deferral Extension and Subdivision Fee Deferral:  Ursula Sherman Village, 711 Harrison Street (PDF, 294 KB)

From: City Manager

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

Action:  Received and filed.

Adjournment – 11:16 p.m.

 

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.

Item 31: BTown – 2973 Sacramento Street

1.      Terence Keane

2.      Chris Smith

Item 36: Amendments to the Berkeley City Council Rules of Procedure

3.      Dona Spring

Smokefree Solano Avenue and Solano Stroll

4.      Ira Sharenow

Reusable Bag Ordinance Status Report

5.      Zero Waste Commission, submitted by Tania Levy

Call for Nominations – San Francisco Bay Area Conservation Priorities

6.      Association of Bay Area Governments

Supplemental Communications 1 (PDF, 10 KB)

Item 20: Audit: Controls and Accountability For Police Asset Forfeiture Deposit Accounts Need Improvement

·        Revised report, submitted by City Auditor (PDF, 181 KB)

Item 30: Budget Allocation: San Pablo Neighborhood Park Council

·        Supplemental report, submitted by Councilmember Worthington

Item 31: BTown – 2973 Sacramento Street

7.      Zach Franklin

Item 32: North Shattuck Business Improvement District

·        Revised report, submitted by Office of Economic Development

Item 34: ZAB Appeal: 161 Panoramic Way

8.      Janice Thomas

9.      Mr. & Mrs. David Bryson

10. David Gilley and family

Item 36: Amendments to the Berkeley City Council Rules of Procedure

11. Jane Welford, Jim Fisher and Leona Wilson, SuperBOLD

12. PhoeBe (sorgen)

13. Kathy Dopp

14. Pat LaForce

15. Arlene Merryman

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2 (PDF, 10 KB)

Item 21: Allow Testing of Speed Cushions as an Alternative Traffic Calming Devices

·        Revised report, submitted by Mayor Bates, and Councilmembers Maio and Capitelli

Item 31: BTown – 2973 Sacramento Street

16. Officer Pierantoni, Berkeley Police Department

17. 43 pages of petitions with signatures, submitted by BTown owner

Item 34: ZAB Appeal: 161 Panoramic Way

18. Peter Eakland, Office of Transportation

19. Steve Baum

20. Janice Thomas

21. Katherine Bond

22. Unknown

23. Panoramic Hill Association

24. Bruce Kelley

25. Joanna Dwyer

Update on National Tritum Labeling Facility Stack Removal (Referred to City Manager)

26. Pam Sihvola

Condo Conversion at 2507 and 2509 McGee Avenue

27. Bill Ryan (2)