Agenda Committee Item #5
Council Draft Agenda - January 25, 2005

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DRAFT AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, January 25, 20057:00 P.M.

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call

Ceremonial Matters: In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters.

City Manager Comments:  The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report.  The Council will not take action on such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for discussion.

Public Comment:  A total of 30 minutes is scheduled.  Each speaker is limited to a maximum of 3 minutes.

Council Action:  The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda.


Consent Calendar

The Council will consider removal and addition of items to the Consent Calendar prior to voting on the Consent Calendar.  All items remaining on the Consent Calendar will be approved in one motion.  Items removed from the Consent Calendar will be taken up after the "Action Calendar" unless the Council reorders the agenda.

1.      Minutes for Approval

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve the minutes for Council meetings of January 10, 2005 (closed) and January 11, 2005 (special and regular).

Contact: Sara Cox, City Clerk, 981-6900

2.      Needle Exchange

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution reviewing and confirming the continued existence of a local emergency with regard to HIV transmission from use of HIV-Infected Needles among injection drug users, and authorizing the local health officer to take steps to enable the operation of Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution.

Contact: Sara Cox, City Clerk, 981-6900

3.      Parking Fine Revenue Improvement Plan

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the Parking Improvement Plan, the addition of three new revenue-based Parking Enforcement Supervisor positions, and authorizing filling all vacant Parking Enforcement Officer positions in order to increase parking revenues.

Financial Implications: General Fund – $837,000 estimated increased revenue.

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

4.      Contract: Emergency Storm Shelter Augmentation

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution: 1) allocating an additional $10,000 in General Funds for the Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter (BESS) Project; and 2) authorizing an amendment of the existing contract number 6062A with Dorothy Day House, to augment funding for the BESS Project and increase the contract amount by $10,000 for a total amount not to exceed $110,501 for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005.

Financial Implications: Homeless Services Reallocation Funds – $10,000.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

5.      Contract: UnumProvident SRIP I Long-Term Disability Insurance Premium Renewal

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving a renewal to the contract with UnumProvident Life Insurance Company (formerly UNUM) Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance plan at the current premium rate of 4.32% for every $100 of active participants’ covered salaries for the calendar year for employees enrolled in the Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan I (SRIP I) effective January 1, 2005 through January 1, 2006.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

6.      Contract: UnumProvident SRIP II Long-Term Disability Insurance Premium Renewal

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving a renewal to the contract with UnumProvident Life Insurance Company (formerly UNUM) Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance plan at the current premium rate of $0.81 for every $100 of active Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan (SRIP) II participants’ covered salaries for most non-sworn employees effective July 1, 2004 through July 1, 2006.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

7.      Enact Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan III Ordinance and Amend Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan II Ordinance

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance to enact Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 4.39 (Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan III) for employees represented by the Berkeley Police Association or persons who are no longer employed by the City but were formerly represented by the Berkeley Police Association; and adopt the first reading of an Ordinance to amend Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 4.38 (Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan II) to transfer police employee assets from the Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan II to the new Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan III.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

8.      Contract Amendment: Backup Refuse Hauling Services

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the contract with Sanitary Fill Company for backup refuse hauling services, increasing the contract amount by $300,000 for a total not to exceed $700,000, for the period February 1, 2003 to January 1, 2007.

Financial Implications: Refuse Fund – $300,000.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

9.      Grant: New Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) for $275,000, and to execute any resultant grant agreements and amendments to partially offset the incremental cost of acquiring six CNG Solid Waste Collection Vehicles out of the Equipment Replacement Fund.

Financial Implications: Grant Revenue – $275,000.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

10.  Purchase Order: Refuse, Recycling and Green Waste Curbside Carts

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept bids from Otto Industries for 32-gallon curbside carts and Rehrig Pacific Company for 13-gallon, 20-gallon, 64-gallon and 96-gallon curbside carts and execute a purchase order in an amount not to exceed $400,000 for FY 2004-2007.

Financial Implications: Refuse Collection/Disposal Fund – $400,000.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

11.  Guidelines Governing Pay-and-Display Parking Stations

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt the first reading of three Ordinances amending the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) to add additional language regarding procedures, guidelines or rules governing the usage of pay-and-display stations: 1) Chapter 14.04 to add Sections 14.04.143 and 14.04.146; 2) Chapter 14.40, to amend Sections 14.40.040, 14.40.020, 14.40.030 and 14.40.040; and 3) to amend Chapter 14.52.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7010

12.  Appointment to the Mental Health Commission 

a.   From: Mental Health Commission (PDF, 201 KB)

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution re-appointing Kathleen Gresher to the Mental Health Commission, Special Public Interest Category for a term beginning January 26, 2005 and ending October 19, 2007.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Manuel Hector, Secretary, 981-5110

b.   From: City Manager

Recommendation:  The City Manager concurs with the content and recommendations of the report.

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


Action Calendar – Appeals

13.  1698 University Avenue

a.   From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution remanding the matter to the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to hold a new public hearing for the purpose of making the project consistent with State density bonus law by adjusting the required affordability level of the project’s affordable housing units, or granting additional concessions on the basis of demonstrated financial necessity, and dismissing all other appeal issues.

Financial Implications: Staff resources as necessary.

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

b.      Communications

1.      None.


Action Calendar – New Business

14.  FY06 & FY07 Work Plan Projects: Priority Setting Phase 2 – Submit Council Preferences

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Submit preferences for FY06 & FY07 Priority Work Plan Projects to the City Manager.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Lisa Caronna, City Manager, 981-7000

15.  Housing Trust Fund Allocations

From: City Manager

Recommendation: 

Adopt a Resolution approving a three-year affordable housing funding plan for Oxford Plaza, Ashby Lofts and University Avenue Senior Housing and approving fund reservations in the amount of $6,055,964 from the Housing Trust Fund, with conditions as specified including setting aside $500,000 from the General Fund Reserve, and authorizing the City Manager to execute loan agreements, any amendments, and all other related documents for the project proposals.

Financial Implications: Various Funds – $6,055,964.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

16.  Fee Waiver: Center for the Education of Infant Deaf (CEID) (CF 42-04)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Deny the request from CEID to: 1) refund $6,038 in zoning fees and 2) waive $70,928 in building permit fees for new construction at 1035 Grayson.

Financial Implications: Permit Service Center (PSC) Fund – $76,966.

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

Information Reports

17.  Formal Bid Solicitations and Requests for Proposals

From: City Manager

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

18.  Rental Housing Safety Program Update (CF 53-03)

From: City Manager

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400


Communications

Council rules limit action on Communications to referral to the City Manager and/or Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations.

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1.      Author


Adjournment