Agenda Committee Item #5
Council Draft Agenda - June 27, 2006

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draft AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

7:00 P.M.

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Teleconference Location – 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953, Teleconferencing.  Any member of the public may attend this meeting at either location.  Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Sara T. Cox, City Clerk, 981-6900.
 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call

Ceremonial Matters: In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters.

City Manager Comments:  The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report.  The Council will not take action on such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for discussion.

Public Comment:  A total of 30 minutes is scheduled.  Each speaker is limited to a maximum of 3 minutes.

Council Action:  The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda.

 

Consent Calendar

The Council will consider removal and addition of items to the Consent Calendar prior to voting on the Consent Calendar.  All items remaining on the Consent Calendar will be approved in one motion.  Items removed from the Consent Calendar will be taken up after the "Action Calendar" unless the Council reorders the agenda.

1.   Abatement of Nonconforming/Substandard Sewer Laterals on Private Property

From: City Manager (First reading June 20, 2006)

Recommendation: Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Section 2 of Ordinance No. 6914–N.S., Abatement of Nonconforming/Substandard Sewer Laterals on Private Property, to change the effective date from July 1, 2006 to October 1, 2006.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

2.   Berkeley Marina Ordinance Revisions and Updates (First reading June 20, 2006)

Recommendation: Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 6.20 Sections 010 (Definitions); 040 (Berth rates and service charges); 080 (Care in berthing vessels); 090 (Registration and numbering – Furnishing information to the Harbormaster) 100 (Accident reports); 180 (Prohibited Activities); 190 (Cruising vessels used as a residence); 200 (Residential Houseboats), and 280 (San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission Permit). .

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Marc Seleznow, Parks Recreation & Waterfront, 981-6740

3.   Zoning Ordinance Amendment: Off-street Parking in Required Yards on Residential Lots (First reading June 20, 2006)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Title 23F.04.010 and 23D.12.080.

Financial Implications: None

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

4.   Tobacco Prevention Policies (First reading June 20, 2006)

From: Community  Health Commission

Recommendation: Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 13.62.040 to expand the places free sampling of tobacco and distribution of tobacco coupons are prohibited to include any place open to the public and to apply it to anyone engaged in such activities.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

5.   Minutes for Approval

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the  Council meetings of March 20,  2006 (closed), April 25, 2006 (special), May 8, 2006 (closed), May 15, 2006 (closed), May 16, 2006 (special and regular), and May 23, 2006 (special and regular).

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Sara T. Cox, City Clerk, 981-6900

6.   Contract: Downtown Berkeley YMCA

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with the Downtown Berkeley YMCA in the amount of $248,310 for fitness center memberships for City employees for the period July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

Financial Implications: Payroll Deduction Trust Fund - $248,310

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

7.   Establishing the Maximum Household Income Level for Exemption From Local  Tax

From: City Manager

Recommendation Adopt a Resolution establishing the maximum income level for 1-2 person households for exemption from local taxes and specified fees at $33,500 effective July 1, 2006; and rescinding Resolutions 61,601-N.S. (2002), and 59,042-N.S. (1997); and Resolutions 55,966-N.S., 57,041-N.S., 55,981‑N.S., 55,998-N.S.; and 54,765-N.S. which establish or amend the maximum income level used to qualify these households for exemptions.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Frances David, Finance, 981-7300

8.   Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve a request for proposal for towing services that will be, or is planned to be, issued upon final approval by the Police Department.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $30,000

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

9.   MOU: ABAG/Bay Area Regional GIS Council Servers

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association of Bay Area Governments to host a  pair of public facing servers to provide Geographical Information Systems data from the  nine county bay area region to the public and agencies of the region.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

10. Contract: Food Services at Berkeley Tuolumne Camp

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract for food services at City of Berkeley's Tuolumne Camp in an amount not to exceed   $1,000,000 for the period June 21, 2006 through June 30 2008, subject to the City's annual budget appropriation process.

Financial Implications: Playground Camps Fund - $1,000,000

Contact: Marc Seleznow, Parks Recreation & Waterfront, 981-6700

11. Contract: Janitorial Services (CF 51-04)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendment with Township Building Services, Inc., for janitorial services at the North, South, and West Berkeley Senior Centers and increase the contract amount by $52,000 for a total not to exceed $283,200 for the term July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2007.

Financial Implications: FY 2007 Building Maintenance Fund - $52,000

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

12. Budget Allocation from the Mayor’s Office (PDF, 121 KB)

From: Mayor Bates

Recommendation: Approve the expenditure of $11,000 in FY06 funds from the Mayor’s Office budget to the Berkeley Alliance to fund the Berkeley Champions for Kids program and a Project BUILD summer math tutoring program at King Middle School.

Financial Implications: $11,000 from the Mayor’s FY 2006 office budget (no impact on the general fund.)

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

13. Support Assembly Bill 32 - Climate Protection Act of 2006 (PDF, 260 KB)

From: Mayor Bates

Recommendation: Support Assembly Bill 32 (Pavley) - The California Climate Act of 2006 and notify the legislature of the City’s position.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

14. City Sponsorship of the 33rd Annual Solano Stroll (PDF, 81 KB)

From: Councilmember Capitelli

Recommendation: That the City of Berkeley cosponsor the 2006 Solano Stroll to be held on Solano Avenue on Sunday, September 10, 2006 and that the Council give permission for use of the name, the  City of Berkeley, and the City’s logo in media coverage of the Solano Avenue Stroll.  This includes print, internet, radio and television media.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150
 

Action Calendar – New Business

15. Ballot Measure: Revising the Process for Filling Vacancies on the Rent Stabilization Board.

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Provide any comments on the text, title and City Attorney’s analysis and adopt a Resolution placing a charter amendment on the November 7, 2006 ballot to revise the process for filling vacancies on the Rent Stabilization Board.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Sara T. Cox, City Clerk, 981-6900

16. FY07 Budget Adoption

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt the Fiscal Year 2007 budget.

Contact: Tracy Vesely, City Manager, 981-7000

17. FY 2007 Tax Rate:  Library Services Tax

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2007 tax rate for the Library Services Tax at $0.1440 (14.40 cents) per square foot for dwelling units and $0.2180 (21.80 cents) per square foot for industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings.

Financial Implications: Library Tax Fund - Estimated Collections: $12,580,535

Contact: Frances  David, Finance, 981-7300

18. FY 2007 Tax Rate:  Measure S General Obligation Bonds (Election of 1996)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2007 tax rate for the Measure S General Obligation Bonds (Election of 1996) at 0.035%.

Financial Implications: Measure S Debt Service Fund - Estimated Collections: $3.6 million

Contact: Frances David, Finance. 981-7300

19. FY 2007 Tax Rate:  Fund the Maintenance of Parks, City Trees and Landscaping

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2007 tax  rate for funding all improvements for the maintenance of parks, City trees, and landscaping in the City of Berkeley at $0.1043 (10.43 cents) per square foot.

Financial Implications: Park Tax Fund - Estimated Collections: $7,975,189

Contact: Frances David, Finance, 981-7300

20. FY 2007 Tax Rate:  Disaster Fire Protection (Measure Q)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2007 tax  rate for the procurement of disaster fire equipment at $0.0125 (1.25 cents) per square foot of improvements.

Financial Implications: Estimated Collections: $952,333

Contact: Frances David, Finance, 981-7300

21. FY 2007 Tax Rate:  Fund the Provision of Emergency Medical Services

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2007 tax rate to fund a provision of emergency medical services to Berkeley residents at $0.0278 (2.78 cents) per square foot of improvements.

Financial Implications: Estimated Collections:  $2,120,827

Contact: Frances David, Finance, 981-7300

22. FY 2007 Tax Rate:  Emergency Services for the Severely Disabled

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2007 tax  rate for the provision of emergency services for the disabled at $0.0104 (1.04 cents) per  square foot of improvements.

Financial Implications: Estimated Collections: $771,244

Contact: Frances David, Finance, 981-7300

23. FY 2007 Tax Rate:  Fire Seismic General Obligation Bonds (Measure G, Series C) and 2002 General Obligtion Refunding Bonds

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance setting the FY 2007 tax  rate for Fire Seismic General  Obligation Bonds (Measure G, Series C) and 2002 General Obligation Refunding Bonds at 0.0175%.

Financial Implications: Estimated Collections: $1.8 million

Contact: Frances  David, Finance, 981-7300

24. Appropriations  Limit for FY 2007

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution establishing the appropriations limit at $149,783,257 for FY 2007 pursuant to Article XIIIB of the Constitution of the State of California based on the  calculations for the appropriations limit.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Frances  David, Finance, 981-7300

25. Temporary Appropriations FY 2007

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing a temporary appropriation in the sum of $50,000,000 to cover payroll and other expenses from July 1, 2006 until the effective date of the FY 2007 Annual Appropriations Ordinance.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Frances  David, Finance, 981-7300

26. 2116 Allston Way, Gaia Building:  Implementation of Cultural Use Requirements

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Accept the June 13, 2006 letter from Panoramic Interests as the implementation plan to prioritize cultural uses at the Gaia Arts Center and direct staff to report back to the City Council on the schedule of events in six months.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Information Reports

27. Citywide Response to Outstanding Audit Recommendations (Held over from May 16, 2006)

From: City Manager

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

 

Communications

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Adjournment