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Council Agenda Committee**

Minutes

 

Monday, June 5, 2006

  1. Roll Call:      2.32 p.m.
    Present:        Mayor Bates and Councilmember Wozniak
    Absent:         Councilmember Maio

     

  2. Public Comment: None

     

  3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting of May 22, 2006 (PDF, 17 KB).

    Action: Minutes approved by unanimous consent.

     

  4. Review and Action on Draft Worksession Agenda for June 13, 2006 (PDF, 21 KB).

    Action: Draft Special Agenda approved by unanimous consent.

     

  5. Review and Action on Draft City Council Agenda for June 13, 2006.

    Action: At the Committee’s request the order of the agenda was modified by grouping all City Council budget referrals together at the end of the Action Calendar immediately after the Budget Update.  All items approved for placement on the agenda with the following additions, deletions or changes:

    Appeal: 3027 Adeline Street – Black and White Liquors

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: City Manager report submitting proposed findings on Black and White Liquors, 3027 Adeline Street (nuisance abatement appeal).

    Financial Implications: See report

    Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

    Action:  Moved to the June 20, 2006 meeting at the request of the City Attorney.

     

    Contract: Community Conservation Center

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution amending Contract No. 6856 with Community Conservation Center to increase the not-to-exceed amount from $238,000 to $380,000 in FY 2006 to correct an error and reinstate the previously authorized contract amount.

    Financial Implications: $380,000 - Various Funds

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

    Action: Moved to the June 20, 2006 meeting at the request of the City Manager.

     

    Oppose Senate Bill 1404: Parking Citations Related to Street Sweeping

    From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Oppose SB 1404, which would require that citations issued for violating parking restrictions related to street sweeping be cancelled once contested  if the city cannot prove that the street was cleaned on the date of the violation; and send a letter of opposition to the  Senate Appropriations Committee; Senator Mike Machado; the League of California Cities Department of Public Safety,  Transportation and Public Works; and the City's State Lobbyist.

    Financial Implications: None

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

    Action: Moved to the June 20, 2006 meeting at the request of the City Manager.

     

    Ballot Measure: A Clean Water Measure to Address Severe Flooding, Sewage Contamination, Creek and Culvert Improvements

    From: Councilmembers Maio and Moore

    Recommendation: Request placement of a measure on the November ballot to address severe flooding, sewage contamination, creek and culvert improvement-A Clean Water measure.

    Financial Implications: To be determined

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

    Action: Removed from the Consent Calendar and moved to Action by Mayor Bates.

     

    Changes to West Berkeley Zoning

    From: Councilmembers Maio, Capitelli, Moore and Mayor Bates

    Recommendation: Refer to the Planning Commission the request that the City make changes to the West Berkeley zoning to achieve more rational use of space and facilitate arts and crafts uses to locate in the M district.

    Financial Implications: See report

    Contacts: Linda Maio, Councilmember District 1, 981-7110; Laurie Capitelli,  Councilmember District 5, 981-7150; Darryl Moore, Councilmember District 2, 981-7120; and Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

    Action: Removed from the Consent Calendar and moved to Action by Mayor Bates. Councilmember Moore and Mayor Bates added as co-sponsors.

     

    Proclamation: Designating June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Month

    From: Councilmembers Worthington and Moore

    Recommendation: Support a proclamation to honor June as Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning Pride Month in the City of Berkeley and authorize the City Manager to fly the Rainbow Flag for the rest of June.

    Financial Implications: None

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

    Action: Councilmember Moore added as a cosponsor.

     

    Civic Arts Work Plan for FY 2007 and West Berkeley Arts Inventory

    a.   From: Civic Arts Commission

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting the Civic Arts Commission  Work Plan for FY 2007 and adopt  a Resolution to fund an intern to assist in the inventory of artists, art organizations and  creative businesses in West Berkeley.

    Financial Implications: General Fund - $12,000

    Contact: Mary Ann Merker, Secretary to the Civic Arts Commission, Economic Development, 981-7530

    b.   From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Refer to the budget process.

    Contact: Thomas Myers, Economic Development, 981-7530

    Action: Removed from the Consent Calendar and moved to Action by the City Manager.

     

    Restore Public Art Funds and Restore the Civic Arts Grant Program Funding

    From: Civic Arts Commission

    Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to restore to the annual budget for the Civic Arts Program one FTE  position including salary and  benefits from General Fund revenues, and to restore the Public Art Fund 657 for revenues expended during the current Fiscal Year in excess of 0.5% allowed  under Resolution No. 60,048-N.S. for the management costs for projects; and adopt  a Resolution to restore the  Civic Art Grant Program to $300,000 for FY07.

    Financial Implications: See report

    Contact: Mary Ann  Merker, Secretary to the Civic Arts Commission, Economic Development, 981-7530

    b.   From: City Manager

    Recommendation: Refer to the budget process.

    Contact: Thomas Myers, Economic Development, 981-7530

    Action: Removed from the Consent Calendar and moved to Action by the City Manager.

    Added to the Consent Calendar

     

    Designating May 19, 2006 as “Wayne Dismuke Day”

    From: Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Moore, Anderson and Worthington

    Recommendation: Adopt a resolution commemorating May 19th as “WAYNE DISMUKE DAY” in remembrance of the incredible life spirit of Captain Wayne S. Dismuke

    Financial Implications: None

    Contacts: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100; Darryl Moore, Councilmember District 2, 981-7120; Max Anderson, Councilmember District 3, 981-7130; and Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170

     

    Recognizing the Dramatic Philanthropic Divide Between Minority-led Nonprofits and Non-minority-led Nonprofits

    From: Councilmembers Moore and Anderson

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution recognizing the dramatic philanthropic divide between minority-led nonprofits and non-minority-led nonprofits.

    Financial Implications: None

    Contacts: Darryl Moore, Councilmember District 2, 981-7120 and Max Anderson, Councilmember District 3, 981-7130

     

    Added to the Action Calendar

    Budget Referral: $10,000 for the Operating Budget for the West Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation and Costs Associated with the 2nd Annual International Food Festival

    From: Councilmembers Moore and Maio

    Recommendation: Refer a request for $10,000, $4000 of which is to be used for the operating budget for the West Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation and $6000 for costs associated with the 2nd Annual Berkeley International Food Festival.

    Financial Implications: $10,000

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

     

    Budget Referral: Restore Funding for Staffing of the Office of Emergency Services

    From: Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation: Refer to the budget process up to $120,000 to restore funding for staffing of the Office of Emergency Services.

    Financial Implications: See report

    Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 981-7140

     

    Budget Referral: $10,000 for the Center for Accessible Technology

    From: Councilmember Spring

    Recommendation: Refer the request for an additional $10,000 annually starting this fiscal year for the Center for Accessible Technology to the budget process.

    Financial Implications: See report

    Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

     

    Budget Referral: Create a Public Safety Commission

    From: Councilmember Wozniak

    Recommendation: Refer to the budget process a recommendation that the City Manager establish a new City Commission focused on reducing crime and improving public safety.

    Financial Implications: See report

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

     

    Budget Referral:  Sweatfree Berkeley Ordinance  Monitoring and Enforcement

    From: Councilmember Worthington

    Recommendation: Refer fifty thousand dollars  ($50,000) to the Budget process to be considered for allocation for the monitoring and enforcement component of the Sweatfree Berkeley ordinance.

    Financial Implications: $50,000

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

     

    Protection of Local Telecommunication Revenue and Maintenance of Control over the Public Right of Way

    From: Mayor Bates and Councilmember Wozniak

    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution in support of the Telecommunication Principles of the League of California Cities; and authorize the City Manager to appropriately and timely respond to any State or Federal legislative or regulatory action, or to other legal action, which may threaten the City’s revenue derived from telecommunications, the City’s control over the Public Right-of-Way, or the City’s ability to negotiate or govern cable/video service agreements within its boundaries.

    Financial Implications: See report

    Contacts: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100 and Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180

     

    Added to the Information Calendar

    Update from City Attorney Regarding Placement of a Public Financing of Elections Measure on the November 2006 Ballot

    From: City Manager

    Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

     

  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, 62 KB)

    Action: Calendars reviewed. No action.

     

  7. Adjournment: 2:57 p.m.

     

    Communications:  None

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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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