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Council Agenda Committee**

Minutes

 

Monday, March 1, 2004

  1. Roll Call:  2:32 p.m.

    Present:  Councilmembers Hawley, Maio and Mayor Bates
    Absent:  None.

     

  2. Public Comment:  Nancy Holland

      

  3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of February 17, 2004 (PDF, 11 KB).

    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Hawley) to approve the minutes.

     

  4. Review and Action on draft Work Session Agendas for March 9, 2004 (PDF, 18 KB) and March 16, 2004.

    Action: Decision to start both work sessions at 4:30 p.m. and to continue any unfinished business on the study session related to budget priority setting from March 9th to March 16th if necessary.  Formalized the structure of the work session on the creeks to include a staff presentation, council questions, and a presentation of no more than fifteen minutes from the Creeks Council.

     

  5. Review and Action on draft Redevelopment Agency Agenda for March 9, 2004 (PDF, 21 KB).

    Action:  All items approved for placement on the agenda.

     

  6. Review and Action on draft City Council Agenda for March 9, 2004.

    Action:  All items approved for placement on the agenda with the following additions, deletions or changes:

     

    Item 14   Fee Waiver:  Youth and Family Block Party

    From: Councilmember Breland

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution waiving permit, sound, food and insurance fees for the Youth and Family Block Party to be held on March 20, 2004 between San Pablo Avenue to the Bay and Dwight Way to University Avenue.

    Financial Implications: Lost Revenues - $400.

    Contact: Margaret Breland, Councilmember District 2, 981-7120
    Action: 
    Moved to Action at the request of Councilmember Hawley.

     

    Item 15   Calculating Densities in C-1 and R-3 Zones

    From:  Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation:  Adopt the methodology presented in this report as an option for calculating development densities in C-1 and R-3 zones, which would provide for a 25% density bonus for residential units as required by State law.

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

    Action:  Moved to Action at the request of Councilmember Hawley.

     

    Item 16   Support MoveOn.org’s Efforts to Censure President Bush

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Support MoveOn.org’s efforts to censure President George Bush.

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

    Action:  Moved to Action at the request of Councilmember Hawley.

     

    Item 22      Ballot Measure:  Rent Stabilization Ordinance Amendment

    Recommendation:  Provide comments to the City Attorney on the draft title, text and City Attorney’s analysis of a proposed amendment to the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance (Berkeley Municipal Code section 13.76.110) to allow for automatic base rent ceiling adjustments.  The Council already approved the text of the measure in April 2003 to be placed on the November 2004 ballot, upon the recommendation of the Rent Stabilization Board.

    Financial Implications: Rent Board Savings - $15,000 to$20,000 annually.  Cost to place measure on the ballot is approximately $5,000.

    Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

    Action:  Moved to Consent at the request of Mayor Bates.

     

  7. Review and Action on scheduling of Calendar, Public Hearings, Presentations and Work Session topics. (PDF, 1 MB)

    Action:  Directed staff to schedule the public hearing on the Council’s ex-parte contact rule for April 20th and to notify commissions.  Asked the City Attorney to report to the Agenda Committee prior to the public hearing on what rules, if any, apply for councilmembers and commissioners in other cities.

     

  8. Discussion and Action regarding process for review of Agenda Committee and amendments to Council Rules of Procedure. (PDF, 860 KB)

    Action:  Discussed proposed amendments and continued to the next meeting to accept additional comments.

     

  9. Communications

     

    Item 8: Council Rules and Procedure

    1. Wendy Alfsen

    2. Rob Wrenn

    3. Daniella Thompson

    4. Councilmember Spring

    5. Judith Scherr

    6. Michael Katz

     

  10. Adjournment:  3:45 p.m.

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**At its March 11, 2003 meeting, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 61,968-N.S. changing the name of the Rules Committee to the “Agenda Committee” to better reflect its duties.


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