and Action on Draft City
Council Agenda for May 16, 2006.
Action: All items approved for placement on the agenda with
the following additions, deletions or changes:
Right Reconstruction of Homes After a Disaster
the Planning Commission to review our home rebuilding policy
(especially in the event of a major disaster) and examine changing
it to allow a homeowner to rebuild their house in its existing
location and in the same size with a "by right" permit
unless serious engineering or ground stability complications exist.
Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
Amend by Mayor Bates. Held over to May 23, 2006 and moved to
Money Ballot Measure
placement on the November 7, 2006 election ballot, of a campaign
finance reform item providing for public finance of future Berkeley
$10,000 to place a ballot measure on a consolidated election.
Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170
Held over to May 23, 2006 and moved to Action.
Ordinance Amendment: Off-street Parking in Required Yards on
a first reading of one of two alternative Ordinances amending
Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Title 23 to: 1a) require an
Administrative Use Permit (AUP) for new uncovered parking spaces in
all yards on residential lots, except when the space is for a
by-right Accessory Dwelling Unit and not in the front yard, as
recommended by the Planning Commission; or 1b) allow new uncovered
parking spaces in rear and side yards by-right and require an AUP
for parking in front yards on residential lots, as recommended by
Staff; 2) revise the definition of “yard” to no longer prohibit
parking in required yards; and 3) expand screening requirements for
uncovered parking in rear yards, eliminate landscaping requirements
along shared driveways, and clarify the intent and organization of
the parking regulations.
Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action: Held over to June 13, 2006.
to the Consent Calendar
Referral: Reinstatement of the Community Health and Safety Team and
Restoration of Two Bike Patrol Officers
the restoration of the Telegraph Area Community Health and Safety
Team and Two Bike Patrol Officers.
Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170.