Agenda Committee Item #4a
Council Draft Agenda - March 27, 2007

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DRAFT AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL

SPECIAL MEETING

tuesday, march 27, 2007

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 Pamyla Means, City Clerk, 981-6900.
 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call

Public Comment – Limited to items on this agenda only.

 

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.   Gilman Fields Project – Placeholder, information on agenda wording forthcoming.

a. Sign Relocation Agreement/Funding for Gilman Fields Project

Recommendation: That the Council:

1.  Adopt a resolution adopting the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the Sign Relocation Agreement with CBS Outdoor and the first reading of an ordinance adding new section 20.04.040 to the Berkeley Municipal Code, and authorizing the City Manager to execute a Sign Relocation Agreement with CBS Outdoor: and

2.  Adopt the first reading of an ordinance adding new section 20.04.040 of the Berkeley Municipal Code, providing for sign relocation agreements pursuant to Business & Professions Code section 5412. and exempting signs authorized under such agreements from design review.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

b. Lease Agreement: Gilman Street Sports Fields (To be delivered)

Recommendation: Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with the East Bay Regional Park District for the City to occupy the Gilman property to develop, operate, and maintain the Gilman Street Sports Fields for a twenty-five year term.

Financial Implications: See report

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

c. Information Report from City Manager - Construction of Gilman Street Sports Fields (To be delivered)

Contact: Mark Seleznow, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

2.   Discretionary Budget Allocation To The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial (PDF, 28 KB)

From: Councilmembers Worthington and Anderson

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council approve the expenditure of $1,000 to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial capital campaign with funds from Councilmember Worthington’s and Anderson’s discretionary budgets (D-13).

Financial Implications: Councilmembers Worthington and Anderson's Budget - $1,000

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

3.   Discretionary Budget Allocation To The Tibetan Cultural Center (PDF, 27 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council approve the expenditure of $5,000 to the Tibetan Cultural Center capital campaign with funds from Councilmember Worthington’s discretionary budget (D-13).

Financial Implications: Councilmember Worthington's Budget - $5,000

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

Action Calendar - Presentation

4.   Oxford Plaza and David Brower Center Project Status

From: City Manager

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

 

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

5.   ZAB Appeal: 2817 Eighth Street (February 27, 2007)- new report not submitted

a.      From: City Manager

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion dismiss the appeal denying the variance and approving the use permit subject to revised conditions of approval.

Financial Implications: None

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

b.      Appeal (February 27, 2007)

1.      Edward Adams

c.       Communications (February 27, 2007)

1.      Letters of support, submitted by Ed Adams and Xin Jin

 

Action Calendar – Old Business

6.   Discussion and Direction Regarding the FY 2008 and FY 2009 Biennial Citywide Work Plan and Budget (Continued from March 13, 2007 Worksession)

From: City Manager

Contact: Lisa Caronna, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000

Action Calendar – New Business

7.   Amendments to the City of Berkeley Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting amendments to the City of Berkeley Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. Staff recommends the following amendments to the Consolidated Plan that would enable the City to:

·        Have its Consolidated Plan comply with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) framework for outcomes measures in gauging the City’s progress in implementing the Consolidated Plan.

·        Facilitate the ability of the City to seek voluntary conversion of the Low-Income Public Housing and Rental Housing Construction Program units owned by the Berkeley Housing Authority to Project-Based Section 8 housing assistance; and

·        Specify guidelines in the Consolidated Plan by which HOME Partnership for Investment grant funds from HUD may be used to refinance multi-family housing development projects in Berkeley to maintain permanent affordability.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

Information Reports

8.   Item Title

From:

Contact

 

Communications

Council rules limit action on Communications to referral to the City Manager and/or Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations. All communications submitted to Council are public record.

Communication (or Agenda Item) Title

1.      Author

 

Adjournment

NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: If you object to a decision by the City Council to approve or deny a use permit or variance for a project the following requirements and restrictions apply:  1) No lawsuit challenging a City decision to deny (Code Civ. Proc. '1094.6(b)) or approve (Gov. Code 65009(c)(5)) a use permit or variance may be filed more than 90 days after the date the Notice of Decision of the action of the City Council is mailed. Any lawsuit not filed within that 90-day period will be barred.  2) In any lawsuit that may be filed against a City Council decision to approve or deny a use permit or variance, the issues and evidence will be limited to those raised by you or someone else, orally or in writing, at a public hearing or prior to the close of the last public hearing on the project.