Special Meeting eSummary
July 31,

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Berkeley City Council SPEciAL meeting

TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007

Council Chambers – 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Teleconference Location – 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA


Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 6:33 p.m.  Mayor Bates absent. Vice-Mayor Olds presiding.

Public Comment – Limited to items on this agenda only – 0


Closed Session – Conference Room

The City Council recessed to closed session at 6:35 p.m. to discuss the following matter:


      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 reconvened to special session in the Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. noting that there was no reportable action taken as a result of the Closed Session.

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

Councilmember Capitelli recused himself and left the Council Dais.

Public Testimony: The Vice-Mayor opened the public hearing. 0 speakers.  M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to close the public hearing (Absent – Bates).

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Worthington) to adopt Resolution No. 63,801–N.S (PDF, 285 KB) (Absent – Capitelli and Bates).

Councilmember Capitelli returned to the Council Dais.

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

Action: M/S/C (Anderson/Moore) to adopt Resolution No. 63,802–N.S (PDF, 256 KB) (Absent -Bates).

Adjournment – 7:31 p.m.


Communications (PDF, 9 KB)

Item 3: Adoption of Findings-Town Dollars and More Discs ("B-Town") - 2973 Sacramento Street

1.      L. M. Lynch

Supplemental Communications 1 (PDF, 10 KB)

Item 3: Adoption of Findings-Town Dollars and More Discs ("B-Town") - 2973 Sacramento Street

2.      Nayef. Ayesh

MCD (Medical Cannabis Dispensaries) Raids

3.      Unknown