Agenda Committee Item #5
Council Draft Agenda - February 15, 2005

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DRAFT AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, February 15, 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 18, 2005 (regular).

Financial Implications:

Contact: Sara Cox, City Clerk, 981-6900

2.      Grant: Early Childhood Services for Pregnant Women and Teens

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the Berkeley-Albany YMCA Early Childhood Services for funds in the amount of $20,000 to provide services to pregnant women and teens for the period November 1, 2004 to August 31, 2005; to execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments; and authorizing the implementation of the projects and appropriation of funding for related expenses, subject to securing the grant.

Financial Implications: Grant Revenue – $20,000.

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

3.      Grant: Waste Tire Enforcement

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to: 1) submit a grant application to the State of California Integrated Waste Management Board for funds in the amount of $206,040 in FY 2006 to support a program to ensure waste tires are being managed properly within the City; 2) accept the grant; and 3) execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments; and authorizing the implementation of projects and appropriation of funding related expenses, subject to securing the grant.

Financial Implications: Grant Revenue – $206,040.

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

4.      Contract: Green Building Design Services – Berkeley’s Best Builders

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with the Green Resource Center (GRC) for Berkeley’s Best Builders services, for the period February 15, 2005 to June 30, 2006 in amount not to exceed $120,000.

Financial Implications: General Fund – $35,000; Alameda County Waste Management Authority Fund– $85,000.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

5.      Lease Agreement: 1013 Pardee Street – Energy Office

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a one-year lease agreement and four one-year renewal options with Asia Fountain Group, Inc., for the property located at 1013 Pardee Street for office and warehouse space for the Energy Office, in an initial amount not to exceed $2,666 per month for the period beginning April 1, 2005.

Financial Implications: General Fund – $31,987 annually.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

6.      Contract: Summer Food Service Program

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with the Berkeley Unified School District to provide lunches and snacks to youth 18 years and younger through the California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division Summer Food Service Program for the period of June 1, 2005 though August 31, 2008, in a total amount not to exceed $400,000.

Financial Implications: Youth Lunch Fund – $67,576 in FY06 (Reimbursed annually by the California Department of Education).

Contact: Marc Seleznow, Parks Recreation & Waterfront, 981-6700

7.      Lease Agreement: 2434 Durant Avenue - Sather Gate Shops

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Liaqat Choudary and Mohammed Barder, for retail space located at 2434 Durant Avenue for the purpose of operating a dollar style variety store.

Financial Implications: Off Street Parking Fund – $179,090 revenue over six-years.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

8.      Free Credit Report Information (PDF, 34 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Support the California Public Interest Research Group’s (CALPIRG) educational campaign for free credit report information.

Financial Implications: None.

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

9.      National Freedom to Marry Week (PDF, 29 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution supporting the National Freedom to Marry Week from February 12–19, 2005.

Financial Implications: None.

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

10.  Support Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs (PDF, 23 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation:  Send a letter to Governor Schwarzenegger and the Little Hoover Commission supporting the continuation of the Commission on Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs.

Financial Implications: None.

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

Action Calendar – New Business

11.  FY 2005 Mid-Year Budget Update

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  That Council: 1) reaffirm its adopted budget policies; 2) use FY 2005 unanticipated revenue above FY 2005 Adopted Budget projections (approximately $3.5 million) for specific capital needs; 3) authorize the City Manager to implement one-day a month temporary layoffs of non-essential staff and initiate meet and confer sessions with appropriate staff and the City's labor unions to negotiate the impacts of the layoffs; and 4) authorize the City Manager, upon detailed analysis of non-General Fund fund balances, to transfer available balances from inactive funds to the General Fund Reserve.

Financial Implications: To be determined.

Contact: Tracy Vesely, City Manager, 981-7000

 

Information Reports

12.  FY 06 and 07 Biennial Budget Recommendations of the Solid Waste Management Commission

From: City Manager

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

13.  Recommendation of the Solid Waste Management Commission Concerning the Refuse Fund

From: City Manager

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

14.  Measure B Funding of the Street Rehabilitation Program (PDF, 273 KB)

From: Public Works Commission

Contact: Jeffrey Egeberg, Secretary, 981-6406


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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Adjournment