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Council Agenda Committee**

Minutes

 

Monday, April 17, 2006

  1. Roll Call:      2:34 p.m.
    Present:        Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Maio and Wozniak.
    Absent:         None.

     

  2. Public Comment: Doug Buckwald and Pamela Sihvola.

     

  3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of April 10, 2006 (PDF, 31 KB)

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

     

  4. Review and Action on Draft Work Session Agenda for April 25, 2006 (PDF, 19 KB)
    Action: All items approved for placement on the agenda.

     

  5. Review and Action on Draft City Council Agenda for April 25, 2006
    Action: All items approved for placement on the agenda with the following additions, deletions or changes:

     

    Support Proposition 81: Literacy, Learning and Libraries

    From: Councilmembers Worthington

    Recommendation: Support Proposition 81 in the June Primary Elections.

    Financial Implications: None

    Contacts: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170.

    Action: Approved as amended to add Councilmember Moore and Mayor Bates as co-sponsors.

     

    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 May 16, 2006.


    Support Proposition 82, Public Preschool Education (Held over from March 21, 2006)

    From: Councilmembers Worthington and Moore

    Recommendation: Support Proposition 82, a ballot initiative on the June 6, 2006 Primary Election ballot, which would establish a right to voluntary public preschool education for four-year-old children funded by a 1.7% tax on individuals earning above $400,000 and couples earning above $800,000.

    Financial Implications: None

    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170 and Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-981-7120

    Action:  Approved as amended to add Councilmember Moore as a co-sponsor.

     

    Omnibus Audit Report

    From: City Manager

    Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

    Action: Held over to May 16, 2006 and moved from Information to Action.

     

    Added to Consent Calendar:

    Impeach President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney

    b.      From: Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Maio, Worthington and Spring

    Recommendation: Refer possible advisory ballot measure on the impeachment of President Bush to the Peace and Justice Commission.

    Financial Implications: See report

    Contacts: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100, Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110, Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170 and Dona Spring, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140.

     

    Right to Know Ordinance –Allow Hotel Visitors to Make an Informed Decision when there is a Strike or Boycott

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation:  Refer to the Commission on Labor, the development of a Right to Know Ordinance to protect Berkeley visitors from unknowingly booking a room at a hotel where workers are on strike or have been locked out.  The City Council shall also refer this to the City Manager to initiate legal research on the draft Ordinance.

    Financial Implications: None

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

     

    Added to Action Calendar:

    Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the City Manager’s recommendations to:  1) Approve $3,824,620 for funding proposals under the FY 2007 CDBG and ESG programs;2) Switch up to $1,000,000 in previous year’s CDBG funds allocated to the Oxford Plaza Project with existing General Funds (GF) and allocate up to $1,000,000 of the recaptured CDBG funds to capital improvement projects proposed to be undertaken with General Funds by the Public Works Department; 3) Approve in concept the allocation of $87,570 in General Funds for public services activities to be undertaken by Bonita House, the East Bay Community Law Center, and Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity, with final funding appropriation to be considered with the adoption of the FY 2007 budget on June 27, 2006; 4) Allocate $1,180,324 of the FY 2007 HOME funds to the Housing Trust Fund and $138,744 for HOME program administration and $68,374 for HOME CHDO operating expenses; 5) Authorize the execution of resultant agreements, contract extensions and/or amendments for the FY 2007 CDBG, ESG, and HOME Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) operating expense funds with community agencies; and 6) Authorize the City Manager (CM) to submit the Second Year Annual Action Plan of the 2005-2010 Five-Year Consolidated Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which includes the applications for CDBG, ESG, and HOME funding and execute all resulting agreements with HUD.

    Financial Implications: See report

    Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

     

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

    1. Master Calendar (PDF, 41 KB)

    2. Land Use Matters (PDF, 69 KB)

    Action: Public Hearing on Creeks was scheduled for May 30, 2006.

     

  7. 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 May 8, 2006.

     

  8. Adjournment: 2:52 p.m.

     

    Communications

     

    Demolition of the Bevatron at LBNL

    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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