Review and Action on
City Council Agenda for February 10, 2004.
All items approved for placement on the agenda with the following
8 Support Measure A:
County Health Services Tax
From: Mayor Bates
a Resolution supporting Measure A, the Alameda County “Essential
Health Services Tax”, which will increase the sales tax in Alameda
County by a half of a percent to fund health services.
This measure will appear on the March 2, 2004 ballot.
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
Mayor Bates passed out the Alameda County Fact Sheet to include
with this report.
Traffic Circle Implementation
From: Councilmember Maio
Direct the City Manager to hold on the installation of any $25,000
traffic circles that have not yet begun construction. 2) Request that
staff and the Transportation Commission select among the attractive but
much less expensive circles that other cities have implemented, and make
a proposal to Council on appropriate circle designs and how to best
distribute the circles throughout the City based on need.
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110
From: Transportation Commission
the Office of Transportation to: 1) aggressively develop new, lower cost
traffic circle designs that emphasize effective width and landscaping;
2) review designs of current traffic circles in light of the new designs
to determine if their cost can be reduced prior to going out to bid; 3)
direct the Traffic Calming Subcommittee to meet and review the new
designs; and 4) continue to investigate the abnormally high construction
costs of circles in Berkeley compared to other municipalities.
Contact: Peter Hillier, Secretary, 981-7010
From: City Manager
Peter Hillier, Transportation,
Action: Moved to Action Calendar by
Councilmember Maio. Mayor
Bates asked the City Attorney for advise as to whether or not he will
need to recuse himself on this matter.
Item 17 East
Bay Sports Field Recreation JPA Appointment
From: City Manager
Adopt a Resolution
appointing a member of the Council to be the City’s point of contact
with other cities’ representatives for the sports field Joint Powers
Agreement (JPA) and appointing a member as an alternate.
Contact: Marc Seleznow, Parks, Recreation and
Mayor Bates announced he would place a complimentary item on
the agenda nominating the Mayor as the appointee and Councilmember Olds
as the alternate.