Special Meeting eAgenda
July 31
, 2007

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Agenda

Berkeley City Council SPEciAL meeting

TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007

6:30 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

 

Public Comment – Limited to items on this agenda only

 

Closed Session – Conference Room

The City Council will recess to closed session to meet with its attorneys concerning the following matters:

 

1.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54957.6:  Unions:  Berkeley Police Association  (PDF, 13 KB)

      City Negotiators:       Philip Kamlarz, City Manager; Lisa Caronna, Deputy City Manager; Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager; Doug Hambleton, Police Chief; David Hodgkins, Director of Human Resources; Margarita Zamora, Senior Human Resources Analyst

 

The City Council will reconvene to special session in the council chambers concerning the following matters:

Action Calendar – Public Hearings

2.   Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area (PDF, 39 KB)

From: Elmwood Advisory Board

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

1)     Confirming the Annual Assessment Report for the Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area for FY 2007; and

2)     Levying assessments in the Area for FY 2008.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action Calendar- Old Business

3.     Adoption of Findings-Town Dollars and More Discs ("B-Town") - 2973 Sacramento Street  (PDF, 85 KB)

From: City Attorney

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution including findings and order that B-Town, a retail store located at 2973 Sacramento, is a public nuisance and must cease operations forthwith, as previously determined by the City Council on July 17, 2007, after a public hearing.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6900

 

Adjournment –

Note:  The City Council will be on recess – the next scheduled meeting of the City Council is Tuesday, September 11, 2007 (Council Agenda Committee for this meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 4, 2007)

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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 Wednesday, July 25, 2007.

 

Pamyla Means, MMC, City Clerk

 

 

 

Communications – 07/31/07 (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 3: Adoption of Findings-Town Dollars and More Discs ("B-Town") - 2973 Sacramento Street

1.      L. M. Lynch