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Council Agenda Committee**

Minutes

 

Monday, June 20, 2005

  1. Roll Call:     2:32 p.m.

    Present:       Mayor Bates, Councilmembers Maio and Wozniak.

    Absent:        None.

     

  2. Public Comment: Jonathon Wornick.

     

  3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of June 13, 2005 (PDF, 94 KB).

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

     

  4. Review and Action on Draft Joint Redevelopment Agency and City Council Special Agenda for June 28, 2005 (PDF, 19 KB).

    Action: All items approved for placement on the agenda.

     

  5. Review and Action on Draft City Council Agenda for June 28, 2005.

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

     

    Amend Moratorium on Removal of Coast Live Oaks

    From: Councilmembers Olds, Spring and Wozniak

    Recommendation:  Amend the current Ordinance that prohibits removal of Coast Live Oak trees to include a clause that states that excessive pruning beyond what is included in the accepted standards for pruning a tree be subject to fines related to the value of the tree, to be determined by the city forester.

    Financial Implications: Unknown.

    Contact: Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 981-7160; Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 981-7140; Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember District 8, 981-7180

    Action: Held over to July 12, 2005.

     

    Support United Farm Workers’ Struggle for Fair Contracts with Gallo of Sonoma

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution supporting United Farm Workers’ Struggle for Fair Contracts with Gallo of Sonoma.

    Financial Implications: None.

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

    Action: Approved as amended.

     

    Update of the Five-Year Street Plan for FY 2006-2010

    a.      From: Public Works Commission

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution adopting the update of the Five-Year Street Plan for FY 2005-2009, based on prior funding levels, and ensure that the additional allocation of $1,600,000 for Street Repair, as identified in the City Manager’s proposed budget, is realized.

    Financial Implications: See report.

    Contact: Jeffrey Egeberg, Secretary, 981-6400

    b.      From: City Manager

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

    Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

    Action: Approved as amended.

     

    Reuse of Plastic Packaging Materials (CF 08-05)

    a.      From: Solid Waste Management Commission

    Recommendation:  Authorize the Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Management Division (SWMD) to:1) establish a program to facilitate and coordinate the transfer of soft packaging material from the citizens and business of Berkeley to willing packaging stores that would not involve city facilities; and 2) take action locally and regionally to discourage and end the use of pre-formed plastics such as polystyrene and encouraging their replacement by environmentally benign materials such as starch products and molded fiber packaging.

    Financial Implications: Unknown.

    Contact: Tania Levy, Secretary, 981-6368

    b.      From: City Manager

    Recommendation:  The City Manager takes no position concerning the recommendations of the Commission.

    Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

    Action: Approved as amended.

     

    Adoption of FY 2006 Budget/FY 2007 Reduction Plan

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution adopting the FY 2006 Budget and FY 2007 Reduction Plan as contained in the City Manager’s FY 2006 Proposed Budget and as amended by the Council other implementing actions such as side letter agreements; setting tax rates; adoption of appropriation ordinance; and organization ordinance amendments.

    Financial Implications: See report.

    Contact: Tracey Vesely, City Manager, 981-7000

    Action: Approved as amended to consolidate and itemize all budget-related reports under a single agenda item.

     

    Proclamation: Edith Kramer Day (Held over from June 14, 2005 by Councilmember Worthington)

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation: Adopt a proclamation for Edith Kramer Day in Berkeley.

    Financial Implications: None.

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

    Action: Moved to Consent Calendar.

     

    Added to Consent Calendar

     

    Contract: Solano Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1) approving plans and specifications for the Solano Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project; 2) accepting the bid of Gallagher & Burk, Inc.; and 3) authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $1,094,730 for the period of 105 calendar days.

    Financial Implications: State Gas Tax Fund – $10,000; Capital Improvement Fund – $1,084,730.

    Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

     

    Support Establishing U.S. Department of Peace

    From: City Manager

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

     

    Fee Waiver: Construction Parking Permits

    From: Councilmember Wozniak

    Recommendation:  Waive fees for Berkeley Piano Club to purchase two construction permits for June through October to complete a landscaping project, add wheelchair accessible restrooms and for seismic retrofitting.

    Financial Implications: No loss of revenue.

    Contact: Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember District 8, 981-7180

     

    Added to Action Calendar

     

    Tax Rate: Library Services

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2006 tax rate for the Library Services Tax at $0.1385 per square foot for dwelling units and $0.2097 per square foot for industrial, commercial and institutional buildings.

    Financial Implications: Estimated Collections: $12,160,735.

    Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

     

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

    1. Master Calendar (PDF, 280 KB)

    2. Land Use Matters (PDF, 216 KB)

    Action: None.

     

  7. Adjournment: 3: 05 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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