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Council Agenda Committee**

Minutes

 

Monday, July 11, 2005

  1. Roll Call:    2:31 p.m.

    Present:      Councilmembers Maio, Wozniak and Anderson

    Absent:       Mayor Bates

     

  2. Public Comment: Pamela Shivola.

     

  3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of July 5, 2005 (PDF, 93 KB).

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

     

  4. Review and Action on Draft Housing Authority Agenda for July 19, 2005 (PDF, 16 KB).

    Action: All items approved for placement on the agenda.

     

  5. Review and Action on Draft City Council Agenda for July 19, 2005.

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

     

    Support Tobacco-Free Pharmacies

    From: Mayor Bates

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution: 1) commending all pharmacy retailers and drugstores in the City that do not sell tobacco products; 2) recommending that those which are tobacco vendors end their sales of tobacco products; 3) directing the City Clerk to send copies of the council item and resolution to all pharmacy retailers and drugstores in Berkeley; and 4) advocating for a statewide law that prohibits the sale of tobacco products in pharmacy retailers.

    Financial Implications: None.

    Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

    Action: Approved as amended.

     

    Expand City Manager Contract Authority

    From: Councilmembers Moore, Capitelli and Wozniak

    Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance: 1) amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 7.18.010B to increase the City Manager’s expenditure authority for capital improvements, including playground improvements and equipment, to $200,000; 2) amending Section 7.18.010 C to increase the City Manager’s general expenditure authority for materials, supplies, and equipment to $100,000; and 3) amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 7.18.020A to increase the City Manager’s emergency expenditure authority for materials, supplies and equipment to $100,000 and for public construction projects and playground improvements and equipment to $200,000.

    Financial Implications: Reduced staff time.

    Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember District 2, 981-7120; Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember District 5, 981-7150; Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember District 8, 981-7180

    Action: Moved to Action Calendar.

     

    Follow-up on Referral to December Mid-year Budget Process

    From: Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation: Request the following recommended funding allocations be referred to the appropriate Commissions for overview pending the final decision on allocations at midyear in December 2005.

    Financial Implications: None.

    Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 981-7140

    Action: Approved as amended.

     

    Support Prescription Drug Program Ballot Measure in the Special Election

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Support a prescription drug ballot measure in special election limitations that proposes to establish a discount prescription drug program that increases accessibility and affordability to prescription drugs by low and moderate income California residents.

    Financial Implications: None.

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

    Action: Approved as amended.

     

    Establish FY 2006 Assessments for Street Lighting

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution confirming a diagram and assessments, and levying FY 2005-2006 assessments for the Berkeley Street Lighting Assessment District No. 1982-1.

    Financial Implications:  See report.

    Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

    Action: Moved to Special Council Meeting of July 25, 2005.

     

    Added to Consent Calendar:

    Fire Company Closures

    From: Councilmembers Olds, Capitelli and Wozniak and Mayor Bates

    Recommendation:  Request that the City Manager work with the Fire Department to limit the closure of fire companies to no more than one company at any given time during the high fire season months of mid-July through October and that the financing of this operation be considered as a one-time expenditure.

    Financial Implications: Not to exceed $300,000.

    Contact: Betty Olds, Councilmember District 6, 981-7160; Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember District 5, 981-7150; Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember District 8, 981-7180; Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

     

    Quarterly Crime Reports

    From: Councilmember Wozniak

    Recommendation: Request that the City Manager prepare quarterly crime reports for the City Council that would summarize both the violent and property crimes committed in Berkeley during the previous quarter as well as historical crime trends. In addition, a brief analysis of different crime indices as well as a comparison with other neighboring cities would be provided using the latest corrected data.

    Financial Implications: Staff time.

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

     

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

    1. Master Calendar (PDF, 37 KB)

    2. Land Use Matters (PDF, 218 KB)

    Action: None.

     

  7. Adjournment: 2:47 p.m.

     

  8. Supplemental Communication

     

    Even Lower Radiation Poses Risk

    1.   Pamela Sihvola

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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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