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July 20, 2004 Public Hearing:

  1. Intention to Levy Assessments - Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area

APPROVING THE ANNUAL ASSESSMENT REPORT FOR THE ELMWOOD THEATER BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004; DECLARING AN INTENT TO LEVY ASSESSMENTS IN THE AREA FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005; AND SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS FOR JULY 20, 2004

 

WHEREAS, on July 20, 1993, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 57,086-N.S., Resolution Overruling Protests, Establishing Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area, and Levying Assessments for Fiscal Year 1994; and

 

WHEREAS, on the same date the City Council adopted Resolution No. 57,086A-N.S., Authorizing Execution of a Loan Agreement with the Elmwood Theater Foundation, to be repaid through a levy of special assessments in the Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Clerk has received an Annual Assessment Report from the Advisory Board for the Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area for the eleventh year of the assessments, Fiscal Year 2004; and

 

WHEREAS, said Annual Assessment Report on file with the City Clerk discusses the successful operation of the Elmwood Theater as a motion picture theater and community meeting hall during Fiscal Year 2004 (the “activity” financed in the Area); and

 

WHEREAS, the Annual Assessment Report and materials attached to it on file with the City Clerk contain a detailed description of the boundaries of the Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area as well as the Core Benefit Zone and the Broad Benefit Zone established within it (including a map entitled “Boundaries of Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area”); and

 

WHEREAS, said Annual Assessment Report and exhibits on file with the City Clerk also contain information on the method and basis for levying the assessment.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Berkeley as follows:

 

The Annual Assessment Report for the Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area for fiscal year 2004 is hereby approved.

 

The City Council declares its intent to levy real property assessment for fiscal year 2005 upon the same properties and at the same rates as it did for Fiscal Years 1994 through 2004.  The City Council declares its further intent to levy business license assessments on businesses in the Core Area according to the same method of calculation as it did for Fiscal Years 1994 through 2004 with the changes or potential changes specified in the appropriate section of the Annual Assessment Report.

 

The activity financed in the Area is the purchase of the Elmwood Theater and its preservation as an operating motion picture theater and community meeting hall through a loan by the City of Berkeley to the Elmwood Theater Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, in the amount of $215,000 as authorized by Resolution No. 57,086-N.S. of July 20, 1993.  The amount of this loan, together with interest at the rate of six percent (6%) per annum on the unpaid balance thereof, is being recovered over a term of twenty (20) years through the annual levy of special assessments on business licenses of businesses operated within the Area and on real property within the Area classified as Commercial (3x Series) or Improved Commercial (8x or 9x Series) under the two-digit use code system of the Alameda County Assessor’s Office.

 

The Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area is located in Berkeley, California, within 1,600 feet of the Elmwood Theater at 2966 College Avenue, excepting property with addresses on Telegraph Avenue and Claremont Avenue.  The Annual Assessment Report and materials attached to it on file with the City Clerk contain a detailed description of the boundaries of the Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area as well as the Core Benefit Zone and the Broad Benefit Zone established within it (including a map entitled “Boundaries of the Elmwood Theater Business Improvement Area”), and information on the method and basis for levying the assessments within these Zones.

 

The City Council will conduct a hearing on this proposal on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 in the Chambers of the City Council, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, California.  Council meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.  A protest may be made orally or in writing by any interested person.  Written protests shall be filed with the City Clerk at or before the time fixed for the public hearing.  Each written protest shall contain a description of the business or property in which the person subscribing the protest is interested sufficient to identify the business or property.

 

For further technical information, please contact Tom Myers, Economic Development, (510) 981-7530.

 

For further information regarding the hearing contact Sherry M. Kelly, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900.

 

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2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California  94704
Telephone (510) 981-6900; TDD (510) 981-6903; Fax (510) 981-6901
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
E-mail:
clerk@ci.berkeley.ca.us
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