Special Meeting eSummary
July 25
, 2006

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JULY 25, 2006

6:00 P.M.

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

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 6:03 p.m. All present.

Public Comment: 19 speakers.

Consent Calendar

Action: Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Anderson) to adopt Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated:

1. Minutes for Approval(PDF, 272 KB)

From: Executive Officer

Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Housing Authority meeting of April 18, 2006 (regular) and May 23, 2006 (regular).

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Sherry M. Kelly, Acting City Clerk, 981-6900

Action: Approved minutes as submitted.

2. Agreement: Allston House(PDF, 168 KB)

From: Executive Officer

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving two five-year extensions of the initial ten-year term of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract for Allston House, for up to an aggregate period of twenty years, and authorizing the Executive Officer, or his designee, to enter into a HAP Contract Renewal Agreement that would provide for the extension of the initial ten-year term.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

Action: Adopted Resolution No. 725 (PDF, 68 KB) with a request for a report back on issues raised by tenants.

Information Calendar

3. Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) Report FY 2006(PDF, 130 KB)

From: Executive Officer

Financial Implications:

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

Action: Moved to the Action Calendar by Councilmember Worthington. Report discussed with direction to the City Manager to report on options and recommendations for maintaining the viability of the Housing Authority. Moved, seconded, carried (Spring/Maio) directing the City Manager to send a letter to all tenants informing them of a tenant informational meeting on August 26, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center.

Communications (PDF, 4 KB)

Authority rules limit action on Communications to referral to the Executive Officer and/or Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations. All communications submitted to the Authority are public record.

Integrating HUD Housing Search

1.      John Blankenship


Supplemental Communications and Reports 1 (PDF, 4 KB)

Item 3: Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) Report FY 2006

2.      Bonnie Davidson

3.      Patrick Keho, et al., N.A.A.C.P.



Adjourned at 7:05 p.m.