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Council Agenda Committee**

Minutes

 

Monday, October 4, 2004

  1. Roll Call:        2:33 p.m.

    Present:          Councilmembers Maio, Hawley and Mayor Bates.

    Absent:           None.

     

  2. Public Comment: None.

     

  3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of September 20, 2004 (PDF, 11 KB) and September 27, 2004 (PDF, 13 KB).

    Action:  Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Bates; Abstain - Hawley) to approve the minutes of September 20, 2004; Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Hawley; Abstain – Bates) to approve minutes of September 27, 2004.

     

  4. Review and Action on Draft Work Session Agenda for October 12, 2004 (PDF, 15 KB)

    Action:  All items approved for placement on the agenda.

     

  5. Review and Action on Draft City Council Agenda for October 12, 2004

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

     

    Contract: Corporation Yard Modular Offices

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution: 1) approving plans and specifications for the Purchase and Installation of Modular Offices; 2) accepting the bid of Resun Leasing, Inc.; 3) waiving plan check, building inspection and permit fees; 4) approving $523,000 from the Sewer Fund, and $523,000 from the Refuse Fund balances for inclusion in the Corporation yard modular offices project budget to allocate $640,000 toward the purchase of modular buidings and $406,000 toward associated construction, equipment and soft costs; and 4) authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $640,000.

    Financial Implications: See report.

    Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

    Action: Held over to October 19, 2004 at the request of the City Manager.

     

    Benvenue Neighbors Association Proposal on American Baptist Seminary of the West (held over from July 20, 2004)

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager the Benvenue Neighbors Association WIN-WIN-WIN proposal to address concerns about American Baptist Seminary of the West (ABSW).

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

    Action: Held over to October 19, 2004 at the request of Councilmember Maio with direction to draft a status report.

     

    University Avenue Strategic Plan Height and Setback Standards and Review Consistency

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 23E.36 to implement the University Avenue Zoning Overlay in order to establish specific Height and Setback standards as provided for in the University Avenue Strategic Plan (UASP); and authorize the Office of Transportation and Department of Public Works to define a scope of study for consideration of funding to prepare a Comprehensive Parking Study and Plan for Streetscape Improvements in the University Avenue corridor, as recommended in the UASP.

    Financial Implications: See report.

    Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

    Action: Subdivide the recommendation into two separate actions and identify the Planning Commission’s role in the report.

     

    The following additional items were submitted for placement on the Council agenda:

     

    Voluntary Time Off Program and Temporary Closure of Select City Offices

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to implement a Voluntary Time Off Program (VTO) that results in the temporary closure of some City offices and non-essential services for certain days during Fiscal Year 2005, and which permits staff to voluntarily take time off on those days, resulting in immediate cost savings to the City of Berkeley.

    Financial Implications: See report.

    Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-6190

    Action:  Approved for placement on the agenda.

     

  6. Review and Action on Scheduling of Calendar, Public Hearings, Presentations and Work Session topics.

    1. Master Calendar (PDF, 56 KB)

      Action:  Scheduled a Presentation on the Bread Project for November 16, 2004.

    2. Land Use Matters (PDF, 143 KB)

      Action:  None.

       

  7. Discussion and Action Regarding Process for Review of the Agenda Committee and Amendments to Council Rules of Procedure.

     

  8. Adjournment:  2:56 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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