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Council Agenda Committee**

Minutes

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2005

  1. Roll Call:       2:34 p.m.

    Present:         Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Wozniak and Anderson.

    Absent:          Councilmember Maio.

     

  2. Public Comment: Corinne Goldstick.

     

  3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of July 11, 2005 (PDF, 103 KB).

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

     

  4. Review and Action on Draft City Council Agenda for September 13, 2005.

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

     

    Winter Voucher and Winter Shelter Programs

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing payment of: 1) $5,914 to the Berkeley Food and Housing Project for administrative costs for coordinating referrals to the Joint Winter Shelter at the Oakland Army Base, and increasing the contract amount to $547,784 for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006; and, 2) $5,086 to the Women's Daytime Drop-In Center for administrative costs for coordinating referrals for the Winter Voucher Program, increasing the contract amount to $130,615 for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.

    Financial Implications: Various Funds - $11,000

    Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

    Action: Approved as revised.

     

    Abrogating Common Law Doctrine of Incompatible Public Offices with Respect to Membership on Two or More City Boards or Commissions

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance adding Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 3.80, Abrogating Common Law Doctrine of Incompatible Public Offices with Respect to Membership on Two or More City Boards or Commissions.

    Financial Implications: Administrative costs

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

    Action: Moved to Action Calendar.

     

    Support Instant Run-Off Voting (IRV) by communicating the City of Berkeley’s official request to the California Secretary of State, and to Alameda County to respect the will of the voters and strive to implement IRV for Berkeley in 2006

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  The City of Berkeley will: 1) initiate conversations with Alameda County encouraging them to support Berkeley’s IRV election in November 2006 using a vendor capable of running such an election; 2) send a letter to the California Secretary of State requesting clarification of any legal or administrative requirements needed to be met by the City or County to facilitate implementation of IRV in Berkeley; 3) send a letter to Alameda County thanking the acting Registrar of Voters for participating in an active dialogue on how to implement IRV, and encouraging the Board of Supervisors to attempt to facilitate IRV with the current vendor or with any new vendor that may be selected; 4) begin a public review process to be prepared to take City Council action adopting an IRV implementation Ordinance that seeks to standardize rules and regulations among the Alameda County cities, and if necessary to prepare a ballot measure for June 2006 to address any Berkeley specific issues that emerge from the legal and regulatory process.

    Financial Implications: None.

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

    Action: Approved as revised.

     

    Workplace Bullying (Held over from July 12, 2005)

    From: Commission on Labor

    Contact: Delfina M. Geiken, Secretary, 981-7551

    Action: Held over to date uncertain.

     

    Drayage: Disposition of Fines  (Held over from July 12, 2005)

    From: City Manager

    Contact: Michael Caplan, City Manager, 981-7000

    Action: Held over to November 15, 2005 Worksession.

     

    Added to Consent Calendar:

     

    National Disaster in Gulf Coast

    From: Councilmember Spring 

    Recommendation: Request the City Manager to have the City’s flag flown at half mast in mourning of the Gulf Coast hurricane Katrina victims for a period of at least ten days.

    Financial Implications: None.

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

     

    Support for Withdrawal of California National Guard Troops from Iraq

    From: Councilmembers Worthington, Anderson and Mayor Bates

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution calling upon the Governor of California to insure that the President and Congress take immediate steps to withdraw California National Guard troops from Iraq.

    Financial Implications: None.

    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170; Max Anderson, Councilmember District 3, 981-7130; and Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

     

    Revisions of the Elmwood Business District Quotas

    From: Councilmember Wozniak

    Recommendation: Request that the City Manager refer recommended revisions of the Elmwood Business Quota Committee to the Planning Department and the Planning Commission so that they can be incorporated into the zoning ordinance. Including: 1) to simply the current seven category quota system by replacing it with a two quota system (Barber/Beauty and Food Service establishments); and 2) to maintain business diversity by prohibiting businesses from expanding into adjacent business spaces.

    Financial Implications: Administrative costs

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

     

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

    1. Master Calendar (PDF, 287 KB)

    2. Land Use Matters (PDF, 167 KB)

      Action: None.

     

  6. Adjournment: 3:00 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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