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Council Agenda Committee**

Minutes

 

Monday, September 19, 2005

 

  1. Roll Call:                2:34 p.m.

    Present:                  Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Maio and Wozniak.

    Absent:                   None.

     

  2. Public Comment: None.

     

  3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of September 12, 2005 (PDF, 88 KB).

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

     

  4. Review and Action on Draft Work Session Agenda for September 27, 2005 (PDF, 103 KB) (PDF, 103 KB).

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

     

    Presentation: History of the City of Berkeley

    From: Mayor Bates

    Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

    Action: Approved as amended.

     

  5. Review and Action on Draft Redevelopment Agency Agenda for September 27, 2005 (PDF, 195 KB) (PDF, 195 KB).

    Action: All items approved for placement on the agenda.

     

  6. Review and Action on Draft City Council Agenda for September 27, 2005.

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

     

    Analysis of the Security of the Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Pipeline in West Berkeley

    From: Councilmember Maio

    Recommendation: Request that the City Manager inquire of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMEP) specifically what they have done and what they intend to do to ensure their pipelines’ integrity in West Berkeley

    Financial Implications: Staff time.

    Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110

    Action: Approved as amended.

     

    News Rack Regulations

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Request that the City Manager review City ordinances, interpretations, and operations in regards to News Rack regulation, and, as one part of this review, authorize up to four interested City Council members to invite persons responsible for distribution of newspapers to identify problem areas, including but not limited to the disappearance of news racks without notification to the newspapers, possibly eliminating the part of the City ordinance that allows City removal of news racks with zero notice, and making sure that the City is not creating impediments to fair placement for all publications.

    Financial Implications: Staff time.

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

    Action: Moved to Action Calendar; approved as amended.

     

    Support ASUC Safety Week

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Support Safety Week, organized by the Associated Students of the University of California in October.

    Financial Implications: None.

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

    Action: Approved as amended.

     

    Homeless People With Vehicle Impoundments (CF 22-05)

    a.      From: Homeless Commission

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution committing Council to its continued prioritization of permanent housing for the homeless in the allocation of homeless related funding and addressing the loss of a vehicle through no-cost strategies including: 1) exploring the establishment of a legal place for homeless people to park; 2) waiving time limits for working off fines through community service; and 3) exploring mechanisms to prevent compounding of unpaid fines.

    Financial Implications: None

    Contact: Jane Micallef, Secretary, 981-5426

    Action: Approved as amended.

     

    Added to Consent Calendar:

    Support Marriage Equality (AB 897) and Oppose Two Anti-Gay Groups’ Initiatives to Ban Marriage Equality and Domestic Partnerships

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation: Send a letter to the Governor to not veto Marriage Equality (AB 849) and to strongly oppose two anti-gay groups’ proposed initiatives to ban marriage equality and domestic partnerships, and ask him to work to defeat these immoderate measures just like Ronald Reagan did in coming out publicly and strongly against the anti-gay Briggs initiative in the 1970’s.

    Financial Implications: None.

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

     

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

     

    1. Master Calendar (PDF, 277 KB)

    2. Land Use Matters (PDF, 218 KB)

      Action: None.

     

  8. Adjournment: 3:13 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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