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Council Agenda Committee**

Minutes

 

Monday, April 10, 2006 

  1. Roll Call:    2:31
    Present:      Councilmembers Maio, Wozniak and Anderson.
    Absent:       Mayor Bates.

     

  2. Public Comment: Barbara Gilbert and Pamela Sihvola.

     

  3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of March 13, 2006 (PDF, 29 KB).

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

     

  4. Review and Action on Draft Work Session Agenda for April 18, 2006 (PDF, 99 KB).
    Action:
    All items approved for placement on the agenda.

     

  5. Review and Action on Draft Housing Authority Agenda for April 18, 2006 (PDF, 113 KB).
    Action:
    All items approved for placement on the agenda.

     

  6. Review and Action on Draft City Council Agenda for April 18, 2006.
    Action:
    All items approved for placement on the agenda with the following additions, deletions or changes:

     

    Contract: Design Consulting Services

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution awarding a sole source contract and any necessary amendments thereto to International Parking Design, Inc. for design consulting services for the Center Street Parking Structure Analysis in an amount not to exceed $150,000 for the period April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2008.

    Financial Implications: Off-Street Parking Fund - $3,000

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

    Action: Removed from the Recess to Consent Calendar.

     

    Disbursements of Longevity Awards to Berkeley Public Library Employees

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the disbursements of longevity awards to Berkeley Public Library employees from the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library, a non-profit organization.

    Financial Implications: None

    Contact: Jackie Y. Griffin, Library Services, 981-6100

    Action: Withdrawn by the City Manager.

     

    Gaia Arts Center Use Permit

    From: Councilmember Olds

    Recommendation: Request the City Council set a public hearing for consideration of the Action of the Planning Department with respect to the Gaia Arts Center and its compliance with Use Permit Conditions.

    Financial Implications: None

    Contact: Betty Olds, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160

    Action: Approved as amended.

     

    Budget Referral: Housing Trust Fund Allocation of $1,000,000

    From: Councilmember Worthington, Moore and Anderson

    Recommendation: Refer one million dollars to the Budget process to be considered for allocation for the Housing Trust Fund to provide matching funds for affordable housing in Berkeley.

    Financial Implications: $1,000,000

    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170; Darryl Moore, Councilmember District 2, 981-7120; Max Anderson, Councilmember District 3, 981-7130

    Action: Moved to Action Calendar.

     

    Budget Referral: Warm Water Pool

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation: Refer to the budget process the allocation of $500,000 for the Warm Water Pool.

    Financial Implications: $500,000

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

    Action: Moved to Action Calendar.

     

    Budget Referral: Auto Theft Reduction Plan

    From: Councilmember Wozniak

    Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager and the budget process a five part plan to reduce auto theft that is detailed in the attached proposal by Vincent Casalaina. The adoption and funding of this plan will be considered as part of the FY07 budget process. The target date for implementation is July 1, 2006.

    Financial Implications: See Report

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

    Action: Moved to Action Calendar

     

    Council Presentation on Early Childhood Education Highlights and Accomplishments

    a.   From: Commission on Early Childhood Education

    Recommendation: Schedule a 15-minute presentation by the Commission on Early Childhood Education at the April 25, 2006 City Council meeting to provide the highlights and accomplishments of the Commission.

    Financial Implications: None

    Contact: Angellique De Coud, Secretary, 981-5428

    b.   From: City Manager

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

    Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

    Action: City Manager companion report withdrawn by the City Manager.

     

    Fee: Sanitary Sewer Lateral Certificate (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: See report

    Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

    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 25, 2006.

     

    Adoption of Alameda County-wide Homeless and Special Needs Housing Plan

    a.   From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution adopting the Alameda County-wide Homeless and Special Needs Housing Plan.

    Financial Implications: None

    Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

    b.   From: Commission on Disability

    Recommendation: This report is in response to a request from the Housing Department that the Commission on Disability offer its support for the Alameda County-Wide Homeless and Special Needs Housing Plan. The Commission on Disability is withholding support as a way of ensuring that future studies will include more detailed analysis of related disability issue, however, the Commission does not want to hold up approval of the plan.

    Financial Implications: None

    Contact: Paul Church, Secretary, 981-6342

    Action: Held over to May 16, 2006

     

    Omnibus Audit Report

    From: City Manager

    Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

    Action: Held over to April 25, 2006.

     

    Added to Consent Calendar:

    Grant: Ed Roberts Campus Lifeline Transportation Fund

    From: Mayor Bates

    Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (ACCMA) Alameda County Lifeline Transportation Fund in the amount up to $1,525,760 for transportation enhancements along Adeline Avenue in South Berkeley in the area being developed by the Ed Roberts Campus at the Ashby BART Station; and accept the grant and execute any resultant agreements and amendments.

    Financial Implications: See Report

    Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

     

    Grant: Ed Roberts Campus Application for Alameda County Transportation  Improvement Authority’s Measure B Special Transportation for Seniors and People with Disabilities

    From: Mayor Bates

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (ACCMA) Alameda County Lifeline Transportation Fund in the amount up to $1,525,760 for transportation enhancements along Adeline Avenue in South Berkeley in the area being developed by the Ed Roberts Campus at the Ashby BART Station; and accept the grant and execute any resultant agreements and amendments.

    Financial Implications: See Report

    Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

     

    Sponsorship of International Food Festival

    From: Councilmember Maio and Moore

    Recommendation: Sponsor the International Food Festival to be held on Sunday, April 30 in the International District around University and San Pablo Avenues.

    Financial Implications: None

    Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110 and Darryl Moore, Councilmember District 2, 981-7120

     

    Added to Action Calendar:

    BUSD Request to Fund East Campus EIR

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Approve the Board of Education's March 3,2006 request to partially fund, in an amount not to exceed $100,000, an environmental impact study of the East Campus field on the condition that BUSD advance the City contribution for this project from the amount (approximately $1.2 million) that the school district currently owes to the City for past years’ municipal services.

    Financial Implications: See Report

    Contact: Arrietta Chakos, City Manager, 981-7000

     

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

    1. Master Calendar (PDF, 44 KB)

    2. Land Use Matters (PDF, 74 KB)

    Action: None

     

  8. Discussion regarding setting a separate schedule for land use public hearings and/or scheduling time-certain land use public hearings during regular Council meetings (Held over from March 13, 2006)

    Action: Held over to April 17, 2006.

     

  9. Adjournment: 2:52 p.m.

     

  10. Communications

     

    Demolition of the Bevatron at LBNL

    Pamela Sihvola

     

    Gaia Building and Arts Center

    Michael Patrick Durkee

 

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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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