and Action on Draft City
Council Agenda for April 25, 2006
items approved for placement on the agenda with the following
additions, deletions or changes:
Proposition 81: Literacy, Learning and Libraries
Proposition 81 in the June Primary Elections.
Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170.
Approved as amended to add Councilmember Moore and Mayor Bates as
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)
From: City Manager
update from staff.
Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950
From: Councilmember Worthington
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
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
Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170
From: Councilmember Wozniak
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.
Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember District 8, 981-7180
Held over to May 16, 2006.
Support Proposition 82, Public Preschool Education (Held
over from March 21, 2006)
Councilmembers Worthington and Moore
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
Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170 and Darryl
Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-981-7120
Approved as amended to add Councilmember Moore as a
From: City Manager
Fran David, Finance, 981-7300
Held over to May 16, 2006 and moved from Information to Action.
to Consent Calendar:
President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney
From: Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Maio, Worthington and
Refer possible advisory ballot measure on the impeachment of President
Bush to the Peace and Justice Commission.
Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100, Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1,
981-7110, Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170 and
Spring, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140.
to Know Ordinance –Allow Hotel Visitors to Make an Informed
Decision when there is a Strike or Boycott
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.
Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170
to Action Calendar:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
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.
Implications: See report
Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400