Regular Meeting eSummary
September 11
, 2007

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BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

tuesday, September 11, 2007

Council Chambers – 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Teleconference Location – 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:01 p.m.  Councilmember Anderson absent.

Ceremonial Matters:

1.      Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Public Comment on Consent Calendar Items Only – 8

Consent Calendar

Action: M/S/C (Moore/Capitelli) to adopt Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated:

Recess Consent Items

1.     Contract Amendment:  House-to-House Delivery of Food Scrap Pails (PDF, 221 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution ratifying the action taken by the City Manager during recess to execute an amendment to Contract No. 7260 with Environmental Delivery Services, Inc., for house-to-house delivery of food scrap pails in the amount of $9,800 for a total amount not to exceed $50,225 for the period March 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.

Financial Implications: Various funds - $9,800

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,803–N.S. (PDF, 52 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

2.     Request for Additional Meeting of the Mental Health Commission (PDF, 289 KB)

From: Mental Health Commission

Recommendation: Ratifying the action of the City Manager taken during recess to approve an additional meeting of the Mental Health Commission scheduled for August 30, 2007.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Carol Patterson, Secretary, Mental Health Commission, 981-5100

Action:  Approved recommendation.

3.      Add Erroneously Omitted Language to BMC Code – Nuisance Ordinance (PDF, 185 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance 6,997–N.S. 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 Ordinance No. 6,997–N.S. (PDF, 40 KB) (Absent – Anderson)  Effective date October 11, 2007.

4.     Contract: Relocation of Citywide Records Center (PDF, 251 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Access Information Management to relocate the Citywide Records Center.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Pamyla Means, City Clerk, 981-6900

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,804–N.S. (PDF, 39 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

5.     Establish 2008 City Council Meeting Schedule (PDF, 425 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution establishing the Council regular meeting schedule for 2008.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Pamyla Means, City Clerk, 981-6900

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,805–N.S. (PDF, 162 KB) (Absent – Anderson) as amended for September:  9/16 & 9/23.

6.     Contract: Lynn M. Suter & Associates (PDF, 247 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Lynn M. Suter & Associates to provide the City with legislative representation services in Sacramento from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008, in an amount not to exceed $49,970.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $49,970

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7100

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,806–N.S. (PDF, 47 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

7.     Contract: 2-1-1 Phone Service (Social Services Hotline) - Eden I&R Incorporated (PDF, 246 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Eden I&R Incorporated in the amount of $35,000 for the establishment of the 2-1-1 Phone Service from the period July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $35,000

Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,807–N.S. (PDF, 43 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

8.     Date Correction for FY 2008 Voluntary Time Off Program (PDF, 237 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution designating Monday, December 24, 2007 as a Voluntary Time Off day in FY 2008 and authorizing the City Manager to temporarily close certain City Offices and non-essential services for that day.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,808–N.S. (PDF, 30 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

9.     Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled For Possible Issuance in the Next 30 Days (PDF, 277 KB)

      Supplemental Report (PDF, 160 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve the 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 - $6,149,898

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

Action:  Approved recommendation.

10. Revenue Agreement:  Ride Smart Program (PDF, 251 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept funds in the amount of $773,813 from the California Office of Traffic Safety to address the impact of alcohol and other drugs on driving and promote the use of safety equipment while riding a bicycle, skate board, scooter, or roller skates among youth, and execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments; and authorize the implementation of the project and appropriation of the funding for related expenses.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,809–N.S. (PDF, 51 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

11. Contract: Retiree Health Premium Assistance Plan Third-Party Administrator (PDF, 244 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with The Lipman Company, Inc. for administration of the Retiree Health Premium Assistance Plan and other retiree medical programs for sworn Fire and Police for the period covering January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007, for a total not to exceed $55,000.

Financial Implications: Various funds - $55,000

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,810–N.S. (PDF, 48 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

12. Contract Amendment:  Retiree Medical Plan Actuarial Services (PDF, 250 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the existing contract (No. 7114) with Milliman, Inc., (hereinafter "Milliman") by increasing expenditure authority in an amount not to exceed $20,000 for actuarial services of the Berkeley Fire Fighters Association and the Berkeley Police Association retiree medical benefit programs for the period of July 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007.

Financial Implications: Payroll Deduction Trust Fund - $20,000

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,811–N.S. (PDF, 55 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

13. Classification: Health Administrative/Financial Specialist (PDF, 283 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 Health Administrative/Financial Specialist with a salary range of $6,897 - $8,335 per month effective September 17, 2007.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,812–N.S. (PDF, 57 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

14. Board of Library Trustees Appointment:  Carolyn Henry Golphin (PDF, 413 KB)

From: Board of Library Trustees

Recommendation: Appoint Carolyn Henry Golphin to the Board of Library Trustees for a term of four years beginning October 1, 2007.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Donna Corbeil, Library, 981-6100

Action:  Approved recommendation.

15. License Agreement:  Marina Bay Trail Extension (PDF, 979 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a license agreement and any amendments with the East Bay Regional Park District and the California Department of Parks and Recreation to construct and maintain the portion of the Marina Bay Trail Extension that lies within Eastshore State Park property for five (5) years with automatic renewals for three (3) additional five year terms.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,813–N.S. (PDF, 651 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

16. Contract:  Tree Removal Services (PDF, 246 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for tree removal services; accepting the proposal of West Coast Arborist, Inc.; and authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $320,000 for a period of three years, beginning August 1, 2007 and ending June 30, 2010.

Financial Implications: Parks Tax Fund - $320,000

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,814–N.S. (PDF, 55 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

17. License Agreement: Cal Sailing Club (PDF, 1 MB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a license agreement and any amendments with the Cal Sailing Club to use City property at the Berkeley Marina through June 30, 2009 with an annual license fee of $5,544.

Financial Implications: Marina Fund - $5,544 revenue

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,815–N.S. (PDF, 3 MB) (PDF, 47 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

18. Contract Amendment:  Design and Engineering Services - Gilman Street Sports Fields Project (PDF, 248 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the contract with SFE Landscape Architects to provide additional design and engineering services for the Gilman Street Sports Fields project in an amount not to exceed $66,000 for a new contract total not to exceed $510,416, which includes a 10% contingency; and extending the term through December 31, 2008.

Financial Implications: Various funds - $66,000

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,816–N.S. (PDF, 73 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

19. Council Direction To Negotiate With College Prep High School (PDF, 12 KB) (To be delivered)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution directing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a long-term agreement with College Preparatory High School for limited use of the Gilman Street Sports Fields in exchange for a capital contribution to the construction budget, subject to the approval of the East Bay Regional Park District and California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Financial Implications:

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

Action:  Continued to September 18, 2007.

20. Contract:  Environmental and Planning Services (PDF, 245 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to approve a contract and any amendments with RRM Design Group for planning and environmental review services in an amount not to exceed $250,000 for a total contract period of three years, providing authorization to negotiate more contracts on the open market, and authorizing limited use of environmental services contracts for City projects.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,817–N.S. (PDF, 42 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

21. ZAB Appeal: 161 Panoramic Way (PDF, 237 KB) (Continued from July 17, 2007)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Continue public hearing to November 6, 2007, for the appeal of the Zoning Adjustments Board’s approval of Use Permit No. 04-1000145, to construct a single-family residential structure with two off-street parking spaces on a 3,295 square foot lot.  (ES-R) Environmental Safety-Residential.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

22. Grant: 2007-08 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (PDF, 12 KB) (To be delivered)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a grant amendment and any subsequent amendments with the State of California to accept Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Grant funding and appropriate the funds to enforce laws to prohibit furnishing alcohol to minors and possession of alcohol by persons under the age of 21, as well as other alcohol-related crimes.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Douglas N. Hambleton, Police, 981-5900

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,818–N.S. (PDF, 59 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

23. Contract No. 7154 Amendment:  Vehicle Equipment Installation (PDF, 250 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 7154 with West Coast Police and Fire to install equipment on Police Department vehicles, increasing the contract by $9,600 for a total amount not to exceed of $33,600 for the contract period March 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.

Financial Implications: Equipment Maintenance Fund - $9,600

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,819–N.S. (PDF, 50 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

24. Contract:  Sanitary Sewer Project - McNamara Smallman, Inc. (PDF, 301 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Project located at Addison Street, Byron Street, Cowper Street, Allston Way, and Martin Luther King Jr. Way; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders with McNamara Smallman, Inc., until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specifications in an amount not to exceed $673,083 for a term of 220 calendar days from the date of the execution of the contract.

Financial Implications: Sanitary Sewer Fund - $673,083

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,820 –N.S. (PDF, 57 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

25. Update: Five-Year Street Plan for FY 2007-2012 (PDF, 267 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:  Continued to September 18, 2007

26. Contract:  Direct Line Tele Response for After Hours Answering Service (PDF, 247 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Direct Line Tele Response for after hours answering services for the Corporation Yard in an amount not to exceed $15,000 for the period October 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, with an option to extend the contract for four years to June 30, 2012 for a total amount not to exceed $95,000.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,821–N.S. (PDF, 68 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

27. Tieback Encroachment Ordinance (PDF, 255 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) sections 16.18.010, 16.18.025 and 16.18.080 to clarify the definitions of major and minor encroachments, to define tiebacks as minor encroachments, and establish tieback encroachment permit fees.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 6,998–N.S. (Absent – Anderson)  Second reading scheduled for September 18, 2007.

28. Contract:  Sanitary Sewer Project - Pacific Trenchless, Inc. (PDF, 322 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Project located at Eight Street, Ninth Street, and Folger Avenue; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders with Pacific Trenchless, Inc., until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specifications in an amount not to exceed $500,328 for a term of 190 calendar days from the date of the execution of the contract.

Financial Implications: Sanitary Sewer Fund - $500,328

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,822–N.S. (PDF, 57 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

29. Contract:  Transportation Land Use Coalition (PDF, 253 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a sole source contract with the Transportation Land Use Coalition (TALC) for the Travel Choice-Berkeley Program to promote the City of Berkeley Transit First policy for an amount not to exceed $396,000 for the period September 15, 2007 to June 30, 2009.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Public Comments:  9

Action:  Removed from Consent Calendar for discussion.  M/S/C (Worthington/ Maio) adopted Resolution No. 63,823–N.S. (PDF, 86 KB) (Absent – Anderson, Worthington)

Worthington absent from meeting.

30. Audit: Controls and Accountability For Police Asset Forfeiture Deposit Accounts Need Improvement (PDF, 303 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 in the attached audit report until each recommendation is fully implemented.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.


Council Consent Items

31. Zoning Standards for Projects Exceeding State Mandated Density Bonuses (PDF, 199 KB)

From: Councilmember Maio

Recommendation: Refer to the Planning Commission the development of criteria and zoning standards for those features in a project that go beyond the State Density Bonus requirements.

Financial Implications: None

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

Public Comment – 2

Action:  Removed from Council Consent for discussion.  M/S/C (Maio/Spring) approved recommendation as revised.

32. Santa Rosa Lights, Priority Intersections, University Avenue (PDF, 198 KB)

From: Councilmembers Maio and Moore

Recommendation: Refer to staff the identification of priority intersections on University Avenue for the installation of Santa Rosa Lights and the retiming and synchronization of the traffic lights, these would be folded into the traffic-calming program, brought before the Transportation Commission, and referred to the mid-year budget cycle for Council consideration.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

33.  2007 Berkeley International Food Festival (PDF, 208 KB)

From: Councilmembers Moore and Maio

Recommendation: Waive the fees associated with organizing the 2007 Berkeley International Food Festival.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

Action:  Approved recommendation.

34. Proclamation for Indigenous Peoples Day 2007 (PDF, 186 KB)

From: Councilmember Spring

Recommendation: That the Council approve the attached proclamation in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day Saturday, October 6, 2007.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

35. Opposition to California State Initiative Proposal No. 07-0032 - Presidential Election Reform Act (PDF, 1 MB)

From: Councilmembers Capitelli, Anderson, Maio and Moore

Recommendation: Adopt a resolution opposing California State Initiative Proposal No. 07-0032, "The Presidential Election Reform Act," and send correspondence to our neighboring cities -- Albany, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Oakland, and Richmond -- informing them of the proposed initiative and potential impacts if enacted.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,824–N.S. (PDF, 51 KB) (Absent – Anderson)

36. Enhanced 911 Information (PDF, 225 KB)

From: Councilmember Capitelli

Recommendation: Refer to the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission the advisability of making available to public safety personnel auxiliary volunteered information about Berkeley residents.  Request the Commission hear a presentation from Alan North of SMART 911 and report back to the City Council on their findings and recommendations.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

37. Letter Regarding Kenneth Foster (PDF, 210 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: Send a letter to the Governor of Texas thanking him for his decision to commute the sentence of Kenneth Foster and ask him to consider modifying the unjust Law of Parties.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

38. Opposing Initiative 1249 - Sexual Abuse Reporting Act (PDF, 205 KB)

From: Councilmembers Worthington, Spring and Olds

Recommendation: Oppose Initiative 1249, the Sexual Abuse Reporting Act.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

39. Proclamation Honoring Single Payer Health Care Advocates (PDF, 206 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council adopt a proclamation honoring the many volunteers who worked hard to promote SB 840, the California Universal Healthcare Act.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

40. Supporting Boycott Of Woodfin Suite Hotels (PDF, 209 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution endorsing the boycott of Woodfin Suite Hotels.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,825–N.S. (PDF, 100 KB) (Absent – Anderson; Abstain – Olds)

41. Boycott Valley Power Systems, Inc. (PDF, 205 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council expresses its support for striking workers at Valley Power in San Leandro and establish a policy for the City of Berkeley to boycott Valley Power Systems Inc.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

42. Support of AB 558 Toxics Use Reduction Act (PDF, 199 KB)

From: Councilmember Maio

Recommendation: That the City of Berkeley support AB 558 – Toxics Use Reduction Act – and send a letter of support.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

Council Action Calendar – Old Business

43.  Amendments to the Berkeley City Council Rules of Procedure (Carried over from July 17, 2007)

a. From: Mayor Bates (PDF, 277 KB)

Supplemental Information (PDF, 52 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, 703 KB)

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: None

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: None

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

 

Action (a)(b)(c):  Removed from discussion and continued to future date.  Mayor Bates to revise based on public comments and Council discussion.

Action Calendar – New Business

44. Establishment of Community Benefit Districts (PDF, 274 KB)

      Memorandum (PDF, 87 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 7.94 of the Berkeley Municipal Code Relating to Improvement District Assessments.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530

Action:  Removed from agenda.

Information Reports

45. February and June 2008 Statewide Election Timelines (PDF, 262 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Pamyla Means, City Clerk, 981-6900

Action:  Received and filed.

46. Records Online (PDF, 526 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Pamyla Means, City Clerk, 981-6900

Action:  Received and filed.

47. FY-08 Civic Arts Grant Requests (PDF, 249 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530

Action:  Received and filed.

48. Investment Report: Quarter Ended June 30, 2007 (PDF, 2 MB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

Action:  Received and filed.

49. Quarterly Report on Employee Safety and Workers' Compensation (PDF, 319 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

Action:  Received and filed.

50. Audit: Association For Sports Field Users (PDF, 227 KB)

From: City Manager

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

Action:  Received and filed.

51. Audit Update:  Limited Tuolumne Camp Staff Review (PDF, 262 KB)

From: City Manager

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

Action:  Received and filed.

52. Draft Comments on Regional Housing Needs Allocation (PDF, 277 KB)

From: City Manager

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

Action:  Received and filed.

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda – 3

Adjournment – 8:50 p.m.

Communications (PDF, 9 KB)

Item 22: Grant: 2007-08 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

1.      John Cummins, UC Berkeley

Item 43: Amendments to the Berkeley City Council Rules of Procedure

2.      Sharon Hudson

3.      Jane Welford, SuperBOLD

4.      Pamyla Means, City Clerk Department

BRT

5.      Vincent Casalaina, Willard Neighborhood Association (2)

6.      Hank Resnik

7.      David Tam

ZAB Appeal: 1885 University Avenue

8.      Charles Higley

9.      Miranda Ewell

10. Cindy Wright

11. Stuart Flasman

ZAB Appeal: 2629-2635 Ashby Ave - Wright's Garage

12. Roger Fields, Mary Canales & Mattea Soreng

13. Patricia Reedy

14. Harry Pollack

2555 College Avenue – Don’s Auto Clinic

15. Anne Whyte (5)

Crime Surveillance Cameras

16. Barbara Gilbert

Bicyles, Rats and Leaf Blowers

17. Barbara Sargent

BPOA’s Recommendations

18. Dan & Anona

Left Turn Arrow at Ashby/Claremont

19. Jessica Lindsey (3)

Hoof and Mouth Disease

20. Hank Chapot

Traffic Circle – Spruce/Vine

21. Michael Minasian

Pilot Parking Program

22. Sharon Hudson

Emergency Food and Housing Project

23. Arin Weitzman

Electric Vehicles

24. PhoeBe (sorgen)

Critical Mass

25. Jaimie Levin & Jane Wise

Sweatshop-Free Ordinance

26. Igor Tregub

Normalcy is Dead in Berkeley

27. Sam Herbert

Quiet Zone – Train Crossing

28. Steve Ruzin

Berkeley Iceland

29. Gale Garcia

Economic Impact of the Arts

30. Lisa Bullwinkel

Ohlone Dog Park

31. Dianne Sequoia

BART Youth Tours

32. Kerry Hamill

Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs

33. Hank Resnik

West Berkeley Zoning Concerns

34. Sharon Hudson

Solano Avenue Berkeley BID Financial Review

35. Memorandum submitted by City Manager

Semi-Annual Report of Marijuana Enforcement Activity

36. Memorandum submitted by City Manager

Letter to BUSD

37. Barbara Gilbert

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

38. Steve White

Planning Staff

39. Sharon Hudson

Deliveries on Panoramic Way

40. Ann Reid Slaby

Comments on the Annual Report

41. Michael Walensky

Wheel of Eviction

42. Mike Masley

BUSD Field Use Fees

43. Barbara Gilbert

UC Berkeley Student Athlete High Performance Center

·        220 correspondence emails (available for review in the City Clerk’s office)

Supplemental Communications 1 (PDF, 10 KB)

Item 29: Contract:  Transportation Land Use Coalition

44. Michael Katz

45. Barbara Gilbert

46. Tom Bates, Mayor’s Office

47. Bruce Kaplan

48. Tom Bates, Mayor’s Office

Item 31:  Zoning Standards for Projects Exceeding State Mandated Density Bonuses

49. Barbara Gilbert

Item 32: Santa Rosa Lights, Priority Intersections, University Avenue

50. Wendy Alfsen (2)

Item 42: Support of AB 558 Toxics Use Reduction Act

51. Michael Wilson

Item 43(b): Amendments to the Berkeley City Council Rules of Procedure

52. Helen Rippier Wheeler

Item 44: Establishment of Community Benefit Districts

53. Barbara Gilbert

Item 45:  February and June 2008 Statewide Election Timelines

54. Barbara Gilbert

Item 52: Draft Comments on Regional Housing Needs Allocation

55. Barbara Gilbert

56. Sharon Hudson

57. Robert Lauriston

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2 (PDF, 10 KB)

Item 9: Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled For Possible Issuance in the Next 30 Days

·        Revised report, submitted by Finance (PDF, 160 KB)

Item 21: ZAB Appeal: 161 Panoramic Way

58. Michael Tolleson

Item 32: Santa Rosa Lights, Priority Intersections, University Avenue

59. Douglas Hambleton, Berkeley Police Department

Item 43: Amendments to the Berkeley City Council Rules of Procedure

·        Supplemental information, submitted by Mayor’s Office (PDF, 52 KB)

Item 44: Establishment of Community Benefit Districts

·        Memorandum, submitted by City Manager (PDF, 87 KB)