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Council Agenda Committee**

Minutes

 

Monday, March 13, 2006

 

  1. Roll Call:      2:37 p.m.
    Present:      Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Maio andWozniak.
    Absent:       None.

     

  2. Public Comment: Phyllis Orrick.

     

  3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of February 27, 2006 (PDF, 22 KB).

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

     

  4. Review and Action on Draft Redevelopment Agency Agenda for March 21, 2006.

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

     

    Oxford Development Project

    From: Executive Officer

    Recommendation: Allocate $1.6 million for the Oxford Development Affordable Housing Project. 

    Financial Implications: See report

    Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

    Action: Approved as amended.

     

  5. Review and Action on Draft Housing Authority Agenda for March 21, 2006 (PDF, 115 KB).

    Action: All items approved for placement on the agenda.

     

  6. Review and Action on Draft City Council Agenda for March 21, 2006.

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

     

    Installation of Small Wind Turbine at Shorebird Nature Center Park

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving installation of a 1.8 kW wind turbine at Shorebird Nature Center Park to provide electricity, subject to the issuance of applicable permits.

    Financial Implications: General Fund - $12,000

    Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

    Action: Approved as amended.

     

    Budget Referral: Homeless Youth Funding

    From: Mayor Bates

    Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to: 1) keep the Youth Emergency Assistance Hostel open through May 2006 if appropriate one-time funding is available in the City budget; 2) develop options for expanding homeless youth services; and 3) refer any potential additional funding for homeless youth services to the budget process for FY 2007.

    Financial Implications: $32,000

    Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

    Action: Approved as amended.

     

    Funding for Warm Water Pool

    From: Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation: Request the City Manager to write a letter to the BUSD School Board requesting the inclusion of $2 million in their November 2006 parcel tax ballot measure for the construction of the South Berkeley High School Warm Water Pool at the District's preferred site on the BHS tennis courts; and request that this request letter also be forwarded to the BUSD parcel tax committee.

    Financial Implications: None

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

    Action: Moved to Action Calendar.

     

    Phase-Out of Tritium Exit Signs

    a.   From: Community Environmental Advisory Commission

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution requiring the City Manager to institute the following policy: 1) No new tritium signs to be purchased or installed in new City owned and leased buildings; 2) the City must provide an inventory of all tritium exit signs in City-owned and leased buildings within six months; and 3) the City should provide facilities maintenance staff and subcontractors the training to recognize such signs and properly remove and legally dispose of them at the end of their useful life or when broken.

    Financial Implications: None

    Contact: Nabil Al-Hadithy, Secretary, 981-7461

    b.   From: City Manager

    Recommendation: The City Manager concurs with the commission.

    Financial Implications: None

    Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

    Action: Approved as amended.

     

    June Ballot Measure: Clarify Instant Run-Off (IRV) policy and Allow Alameda County to Run an IRV Election in Berkeley in November 2006 (Held over from March 7, 2006)

    a.   From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Oral update from staff.

    Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

    b.   From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation: Request the City Manager to prepare ballot title and designation for a June ballot measure that clarifies the intent of Measure I, and addresses possible technical objections to implementation of IRV in November 2006.

    Financial Implications: Minimal cost of $9,000 to place it on the June primary ballot; but also possibly saving the cost of conducting one or more run-off elections in November.

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

    c.   From: Councilmember Wozniak

    Recommendation: Require that the specific Instant Runoff or Ranked Choice Voting system chosen for any upcoming Berkeley and Alameda County election satisfy the following conditions: 1) treat all voters the same; 2) count all votes; and 3) ensure that each voter has a vote in all rounds, including the final round.

    Financial Implications: None.

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

    Action: Held over to April 18, 2006.

     

    Establish Sewer Lateral Certificate Fees, Effective July 1, 2006 (Held over from March 7, 2006)

    From: City Manager 

    Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution establishing a sewer lateral certificate fee pursuant to Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 17.24, Abatement of Nonconforming/Substandard Sanitary Sewer Laterals on Private Property, effective July 1, 2006.

    Financial Implications: $277,400 - Annual increased revenue

    Contact: Claudette R. Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

    Action: Held over to April 18, 2006.

     

    Abatement of Nonconforming/Substandard Sanitary Sewer Laterals on Private Property (Held over from March 7, 2006) 

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance to add Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 17.24, Abatement of Nonconforming/Substandard Sanitary Sewer Laterals on Private Property.

    Financial Implications: Program Cost - $277,400 (covered by fees generated by Ordinance)

    Contact: Claudette R. Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

    Action: Held over to April 18, 2006.

     

    Added to Consent Calendar:

    Oxford Development Project

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to allocate $1,544,546 for the Oxford Development Affordable Housing Project. 

    Financial Implications: See report

    Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

     

    Presentation: Vista Community College Name Change to Berkeley City College

    From: Mayor Bates

    Recommendation:  Schedule time at the April 18, 2006 City Council meeting for a presentation from Vista Community College on their upcoming name change and an update on their new campus.

    Financial Implications: None

    Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

     

    Maudelle Shirek Celebration Expenses

    From: Councilmember Anderson

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to pay the outstanding expenses incurred by the celebration for former Councilmember Maudelle Shirek with payment not to exceed $5,000.

    Financial Implications: Special Events Budget - $5,000.

    Contact: Max Anderson, Councilmember District 3, 981-7130

     

    Proclamation Honoring 40th Anniversary of the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Approve a proclamation honoring the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute Day in Berkeley, on April 15, 2006.

    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, 38 KB)

    2. Land Use Matters (PDF, 71 KB)

    Action: None.

     

  8. Discussion regarding City Manager authority to remove and/or reschedule staff Consent reports after receipt of Agenda Committee approval for an agenda.

    Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Wozniak) a motion granting the City Manager authority to move or reschedule staff Consent items after they are approved by the Agenda Committee for placement on the agenda.

     

  9. Discussion regarding setting a separate schedule for land use public hearings and/or scheduling time-certain land use public hearings during regular Council meetings.

    Action: Held over to April 10, 2006.

     

  10. 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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