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Council Agenda Committee**

Minutes

 

Monday, January 3, 2005

  1. Roll Call:  2:32 p.m.  All present.

     

  2. Public Comment:  None.

     

  3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of December 6, 2004 (PDF, 106 KB)

    Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Bates; Abstain – Wozniak) to approve the minutes.

     

  4. Review and Action on Draft Work Session Agenda January 11, 2005 (PDF, 148 KB).

    Action: All items approved for placement on the agenda as reordered.

     

  5. Review and Action on Draft City Council Agenda for January 11, 2005

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

     

    Response to Budget Submission by BASTA

    From: Mayor Bates

    Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager for comments on the proposed recommendations in response to the recent letter from BASTA suggesting possible solutions to the City’s budget crisis.

    Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

    Action: Report revised by Mayor Bates.

     

    Encroachment Permit:  UC Pedestrian Bridge over Hearst Avenue (Foothill Bridge) (Held over from December 7, 2004 by Councilmember Anderson)
    From:  City Manager (July 13, 2004 Report)

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to issue a major encroachment permit to the University of California for a pedestrian bridge crossing  (Foothill) over Hearst Avenue east of La Loma Avenue on the following conditions: 1) an improved bridge design is submitted and approved by the Public Works Director, in consultation with the Design Review Committee; 2) any detrimental effects on the immediate community are offset by contributing to specified pedestrian safety and public infrastructure improvements in the “Hearst Corridor,” in the amount of $200,000; and 3) all plan check comments and other technical issues are resolved to the satisfaction of the Public Works Director.

    Financial Implications:  See report.

    Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

     

    b.   From: Public Works Commission (July 13, 2004 Report)

    Recommendation:  Deny the application from the University of California for an encroachment permit, either a Conditional or a Full Permit, for a Pedestrian Bridge over Hearst Avenue near La Loma Avenue.

    Contact: Jeffrey Egeberg, Secretary, 981-6406

     

    c.   From: Public Works Commission (November 9, 2004 Report)

    Recommendation:  Should Council pursue the option of issuing a permit with mitigations, the following language should be adopted: “Whereas this project and its application for an encroachment permit have a unique history, therefore this permit does not create a precedent for future requests for such permits; and in the future, any such encroachment permits should be secured before any part of intended construction is begun.”

    Financial Implications: None.

    Contact: Jeffrey Egeberg, Secretary, 981-6406

    Action: Moved to February 22, 2005.

     

    Rental Housing Safety Program Update (CF 53-03)

    From: City Manager

    Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

    Action: Moved to January 25, 2005.

     

    Added Items to Consent Calendar:

     

    Set Dedicated Council Budget Meetings

    From: Mayor Bates

    Recommendation: Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to dedicate the second Council meeting of each month entirely to budget issues.

    Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

     

    Oppose Low Lake Rancheria-Koi Nation Casino

    From: Councilmembers Maio and Capitelli and Mayor Bates

    Recommendation: Support the Nadel/Quan resolution opposing the proposed establishment of the Low Lake Rancheria-Koi Nation Casino in the City of Oakland and communicate its opposition to the Oakland City Council and Mayor Jerry Brown.

    Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110; Lauire Capitelli, Councilmember District 5, 981-7150; Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

     

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

    1. Master Calendar (PDF, 332 KB)

      Action: Scheduled: 1) Young Latina Leadership and Mentoring Program Presentation for January 25, 2005; 2) Additional Redevelopment Agency Meeting for September 27, 2005, pending adoption by the Agency; and 3) Council report, SBC’s Privacy Disclosure Policies and Request Legislative Act, for March 15, 2005.

    2. Land Use Matters (PDF, 34 KB)

      Action: None.

    3. Scheduling Foothill Bridge Tour and Council Action

      Action: Special Meeting date to be determined.

       

  7. 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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