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Council Agenda Committee**

Minutes

 

Monday, May 8, 2006

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

     

  2. Public Comment: Pamela Sihvola.

     

  3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of April 17, 2006 (PDF, 28 KB).

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

     

  4. Review and Action on Draft Work Session Agenda for May 16, 2006 (PDF, 19 KB).

    Action: All items approved for placement on the agenda as amended to include the Planning Department Workplan.

     

  5. Review and Action on Draft Redevelopment Agency Agenda for May 16, 2006 (PDF, 33 KB).

    Action: All items approved for placement on the agenda with the following addition:

     

    Use of 1631 Fifth Street – Request to Issue a Request for Qualifications

    From:  Councilmember Maio 

    Recommendation:  Refer the use of 1631 Fifth Street to the City Manager to develop an RFQ to determine the future use of the City’s property at 1631 Fifth Street utilizing criteria developed by the Project Area Committee.

    Financial Implications: See report

    Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110

      

  6. Review 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:

     

    By Right Reconstruction of Homes After a Disaster

    From: Mayor Bates

    Recommendation: Direct 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.

    Financial Implications: None

    Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

    Action:  Amend by Mayor Bates. Held over to May 23, 2006 and moved to Consent.

     

    Clean Money Ballot Measure

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation: Consider placement on the November 7, 2006 election ballot, of a campaign finance reform item providing for public finance of future Berkeley elections.

    Financial Implications: Approximately $10,000 to place a ballot measure on a consolidated election.

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

    Action:  Held over to May 23, 2006 and moved to Action.

     

    Zoning Ordinance Amendment: Off-street Parking in Required Yards on Residential Lots

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt 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.

    Financial Implications: None

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

    Action: Held over to June 13, 2006.

     

    Added to the Consent Calendar

    Budget Referral: Reinstatement of the Community Health and Safety Team and Restoration of Two Bike Patrol Officers

    From: Councilmembers Worthington

    Recommendation: Refer the restoration of the Telegraph Area Community Health and Safety Team and Two Bike Patrol Officers.

    Financial Implications: $324,000

    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, 45 KB)

    2. Land Use Matters (PDF, 80 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 May 15, 2006.

     

  9. Adjournment: 2:56  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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