Regular Meeting eSummary
May 22
, 2007

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SUMMARY MINUTES

Berkeley City Council meeting

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2007

Council Chambers – 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Teleconference Location – 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA


Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:58 p.m.  All present.

Ceremonial Matters:

1.      Proclamation declaring the week of May 20-26, 2007 as National Public Works Week.

2.      Proclamation declaring June 8th-10th, 2007 as days in recognition of Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games 2007.

3.      The Mayor announced the Fourth Annual Berkeley World Music Festival taking place on June 2nd and 3rd, from noon to 9:00 p.m. on Telegraph Avenue.

City Manager Comments: None

Public Comment on Consent Calendar Items Only – 25


Consent Calendar

Action: M/S/C (Anderson/Worthington) adopted Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated:

1.   Sweatshop Free Berkeley Ordinance (Continued from May 8, 2007) (PDF, 13 KB)

(Information report that was moved to the Action Calendar at the April 30, 2007 Agenda Committee meeting.)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Continue to June 12, 2007 for discussion and direction.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Michael Caplan, Office of the City Manager, 981-7000

Action:  Approved recommendation.

2.     Assessment: Telegraph Business Improvement District (To be delivered)(PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the Annual Assessment Report for the Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District (TBID) for FY 2007, declaring an intention to levy special assessments in the District for FY 2008, and setting a public hearing on the levy of assessments for July 17, 2007.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Michael Caplan, Office of the City Manager, 981-7000

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,695–N.S. (PDF, 214 KB)

3.   Assessment: North Shattuck Business Improvement District (To be delivered) (PDF, 12 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:

1)     Approving the FY 2007 Annual Report of the North Shattuck Business Improvement District (BID);

2)     Declaring Council's intention to levy an annual assessment for the North Shattuck BID for FY 2008, and;

3)     Scheduling a public hearing for July 17, 2007 to consider levying a renewed assessment for FY 2008.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Michael Caplan, Office of the City Manager, 981-7000

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,696–N.S. (PDF, 510 KB)

4.      Write-Off of Delinquent Accounts Receivable Owed by the Berkeley Unified School District (PDF, 79 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the write-off of outstanding Sewer fees and Clean Storm Water fees owed by the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD).

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,697–N.S. (PDF, 39 KB)

5.      Extension of the Sewer Service Billing and Collection Agreement with EBMUD (PDF, 81 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the East Bay Municipal Utility District on behalf of the City to extend the sewer service charge billing and collection agreement for an additional 3-year term, expiring June 30, 2010.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,698–N.S. (PDF, 54 KB)

6.   Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposals (PDF, 95 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve the attached new invitation for bid/request for proposal (RFP) that will be, or is planned to be, issued in the next 30 days upon final approval by the requesting department or division.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance Department, 981-7300

Action:  Approved recommendation.

7.       Contract Amendments: HIV Education and Prevention Services (PDF, 64 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute amendments to the contracts with the Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center – No. 7124 ($3,000), Pacific Center for Human Growth – No. 7088 ($44,000) and Berkeley Public Education Foundation – No. 7151 ($26,744) for HIV prevention and education services to increase the contracts’ amounts by $73,744 for the total contracts’ amounts not to exceed $155,244; and to extend the expiration dates to December 31, 2007.

Financial Implications: State Health Fund - $73,744

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,699–N.S. (PDF, 74 KB)

8.      Contract Amendment: Laboratory Services (PDF, 68 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 7102 with UNILAB-Quest Diagnostics Laboratory for the provision of laboratory testing services to increase the amount by $165,500 for a total contract amount not to exceed $190,000, and to extend the expiration date to September 30, 2007.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,700–N.S. (PDF, 65 KB)

9.   Amended and Restated Lease and Settlement Agreement with Boykin (PDF, 6 MB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute the Amended and Restated Lease ("Amended Lease") and related Settlement Agreement with Boykin Berkeley LLC ("Boykin"), the owner of the Doubletree Hotel ("Hotel") located at the Berkeley Marina for a term effective from August 7, 2004 through December 31, 2058.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 6,981–N.S.  Second reading scheduled for June 12, 2007.  Adopted Resolution No. 63,701–N.S. (PFD, 6 MB) (Noes – Spring, Worthington)

10. Contract: Environmental Monitoring Services for the Gilman Construction Project (PDF, 21 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Fugro West, Inc. for environmental monitoring services at the Gilman construction project site in an amount not to exceed $38,000, which includes a ten percent contingency for the period of June 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: William Rogers, Parks Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,702–N.S. (PDF, 52 KB)

11. Real Property Acquisition - West Berkeley Industrial Park and Savo Island Redevelopment Plans (PDF, 92 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of Ordinances

1) Adopting a description of the program for the acquisition of real property for the Redevelopment Plan for the West Berkeley Redevelopment Project Area, and related actions

2) Adopting a description of the program for the acquisition of real property for the redevelopment plan for the Savo Island Redevelopment Project Area.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 6,982–N.S. and Ordinance No. 6,983–N.S.  Second reading scheduled for June 12, 2007.

12. Replacement Member: Joint LPC-DAPAC Subcommittee for Historical Resources Assessment Guidelines (PDF, 26 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Appoint one replacement member, Carrie Olson, to the Landmarks Preservation Commission's (LPC) joint subcommittee on historic resources with the Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee (DAPAC), as recommended by the LPC.

Financial Implications: None

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

13. Contract Amendment: Recycling Assistance for Berkeley Schools (PDF, 82 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 6836 with Marcy Greenhut to provide technical assistance to Berkeley schools for recycling and waste reduction, increasing the amount by $11,000 for a total amount not to exceed $35,000, for the period October 18, 2005 to October 30, 2007.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,703–N.S. (PDF, 54 KB)

14. Contract Amendment: Citywide Elevator Maintenance (PDF, 80 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract amendment for citywide elevator maintenance with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation, Contract No. 6858, approved by Resolution No. 62,026–N.S., and increasing the amount to a total not to exceed $244,000 for the period May 13, 2003 to June 30, 2008.

Financial Implications: Building Maintenance Fund - $51,000

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,704–N.S. (PDF, 57 KB)

15. Contract:  Architectural and Engineering Services (PDF, 28 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Ratcliff Architects, to provide phase one of architectural and engineering services for the seismic retrofit of the Facilities Maintenance Building at the Corporation Yard.

Financial Implications: FEMA PDM Grant Fund - $128,640

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,705–N.S. (PDF, 75 KB)

16. Final Tract Map 7547:  2616-2620 Telegraph Avenue (PDF, 28 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the final map of Tract Map 7547, a twenty-unit residential and commercial condominium located at 2616 Telegraph Avenue.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,706–N.S. (PDF, 35 KB)

17. Grant: Local Support for Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (PDF, 88 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Reaffirm Resolution 63,595–N.S., authorizing the City Manager to execute and file an application for funding under the Surface Transportation Program (STP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) of SAFETEA for Travel Choice – Berkeley.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,707- N.S. (PDF, 137 KB)

18. Audit: Fire-Overtime and Lost Time (PDF, 199 KB)

From: Auditor

Recommendation: That Council request the City Manager to implement the recommendations in the report, and to report back by September 2007, and every six months thereafter, until all recommendations are implemented.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, City Auditor, 981-6750

Action:  Approved recommendation.

Council Consent Items

19. Budget Referral: Berkeley Boosters Intern (PDF, 17 KB)

From: Councilmembers Moore and Wozniak

Recommendation: Refer to the budget review process a recommendation to fund a one-time expense for a summer intern for Berkeley Boosters at the level of $3,000.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $3,000

Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

Action:  Approved recommendation.

20. Budget Referral: Dorothy Day’s Food Program/Trinity Church Breakfast (PDF, 32 KB)

From: Councilmember Moore

Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council refers $8,000 to the FY2008-2009 budget process for Dorothy Day’s Food Program/Trinity Church Breakfast.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $8,000

Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

Action:  Approved recommendation.

21. Support for H.R. 2015, Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007 (PDF, 33 KB)

From: Councilmember Moore and Worthington

Recommendation: That the City Manager send a letter of support to our U.S. Senate Representatives, Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein as well as President George W. Bush, for H.R. 2015, Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

Action:  Approved recommendation.

22. Budget Referral: Malcolm X Neighborhood Arts Collaborative (PDF, 16 KB)

From: Councilmember Anderson

Recommendation: The Berkeley City Council refer to the budget process $10,000 from the general fund for the Malcolm X Neighborhood Arts Collaborative for the sole purpose of development of a strategic plan in 2007/08.  These funds will be used to hire a consultant to work with Malcolm X School and the more than 30 local agencies, neighborhood residents, parents and teachers connected with Malcolm X School and the South Berkeley neighborhood carrying-out a five-year planning process for the collaborative.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $10,000

Contact: Max Anderson, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130

Action:  Approved recommendation.

23. Budget Referral: Housing And Services For Severely Disabled Children In West Berkeley (PDF, 21 KB)

From: Councilmembers Spring and Moore

Recommendation: That the Council fund the housing and services for severely disabled children in West Berkeley by $15,000 as recommended by the Human Welfare Commission.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $15,000

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

24. Support of Fair Labor Practices (PDF, 10 KB)

From: Councilmember Spring

Recommendation: That the Council approve a Resolution requesting that the new Trader Joe's be added to the other Berkeley businesses such as the new Berkeley Bowl

1.      Supporting a strong commitment to fair labor practices such as the hiring of community members for jobs with fair labor standards

2.      Refer to the Labor Commission and City Manager a renewed request for collaboration with community members and union members to create an ordinance that will encourage fair labor standards and practices in Berkeley and beyond.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 63,708–N.S. (PDF, 39 KB)

25. Supporting SB 1019: Public Hearing Process In Citizen Police Review Proceedings (PDF, 244 KB)

From: Councilmember Capitelli

Recommendation: Request the City Manger send a letter to our State Senator, Don Perata, and to Senator Gloria Ramirez, expressing support for SB 1019, proposed legislation that would allow civilian review boards and oversight agencies that operate outside of a police department to hold public hearings regarding complaints about police misconduct.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

26.   Panoramic Hill Emergency Access Route Feasibility Study (PDF, 17 KB)

From: Councilmember Wozniak

Recommendation: That the City Council refer to the budget process $25,000 to match funds requested by the Panoramic Hill Association from the Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund to determine the best location for an emergency access road in the Panoramic Hill area.

Financial Implications: $25,000

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

Action:  Approved recommendation.

27.   Public Safety Initiative (PDF, 17 KB)

From: Councilmember Wozniak

Recommendation: Refer to the biennial budget review process a recommendation to increase the budget for staffing in the Police Department by 1) $1 million in FY07/08 and 2) an additional $1 million in FY08/09.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action: Removed from Consent to Action Calendar.  M/S/C (Wozniak/Olds) to approve recommendation.
 

Action Calendar – Appeals

 

Please be advised that the Mayor will allow up to five minutes for both the applicant and appellant to make any relevant comments to the Council prior to their deliberation and determination to do one of the following 1) affirm the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board and dismiss the appeal; 2) refer the matter back to the Zoning Adjustments Board; or 3) set the matter for public hearing at a future date.  No additional public comment will be entertained.

28.   ZAB Appeal: 2721 Shattuck Avenue (Nextel) (PDF, 13) (Continued from May 8, 2007)

a. From: City Manager

Recommendation: Set a public hearing on Use Permit No. 04-10000068 for a new wireless telecommunications facility (including six antennas and related equipment) for Nextel Communications at 2721 Shattuck Avenue.

Financial Implications: See Report.

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

b. Appeal

1.      Corey Alvin (representative for Nextel Communications, applicant/appellant)

c. Communications

None

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Anderson) to remand to the Zoning Adjustments Board and: 1) directed ZAB to reconsider in light of new evidence since the ZAB decision; 2) directed the City Attorney to review and report any new legal information; 3) directed staff to place the ZAB decision on the Council Agenda for a determination on the decision.

29.    ZAB Appeal: 2721 Shattuck Avenue (Verizon) (PDF, 13KB) (Continued from May 8, 2007)

a. From: City Manager

Recommendation: Set a public hearing on Use Permit No. 05-10000033 for a new wireless telecommunications facility (including five antennas and related equipment) for Verizon Wireless at 2721 Shattuck Avenue.

Financial Implications: See Report.

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

b. Appeal

1.      James Singleton (representative for Verizon Wireless, applicant/appellant)

c. Communications (May 8, 2007)

1.      Paul B. Albritton, Mackenzie & Albritton, LLP

2.      Felicia Betancourt, et al

3.      Eugene Turitz

d. Communications (May 14, 2007)

1.   Paul B. Albritton, Mackenzie & Albritton, LLP (PDF, 286 KB)

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Anderson) to remand to the Zoning Adjustments Board and: 1) directed ZAB to reconsider in light of new evidence since the ZAB decision; 2) directed the City Attorney to review and report any new legal information; 3) directed staff to place the ZAB decision on the Council Agenda for a determination on the decision.

Recess from 9:17p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

30.  ZAB Appeal: 1885 University Avenue (PDF, 3 MB)

Attachment 4 (PDF, 35 KB)

Attachment 5  - Part 1 (PDF, 49 MB)

Attachment 5 - Part 2 (PDF, 51 MB)

Attachment 5 - Part 3 (PDF, 55 MB)

Attachment 5 - Part 4 (PDF, 74 MB)

Attachment 5 - Part 5 (PDF, 51 MB)

Attachment 5 - Part 6 (PDF, 47 MB)

Attachment 5 - Part 7 (PDF, 50 MB)

Attachment 5 - Part 8 (PDF, 64 MB)

a. From: City Manager

Recommendation: Set the item for a public hearing on Monday July 9, 2007, conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution approving the project as approved by the Zoning Adjustments Board, with modified findings and conditions of approval that will be provided by staff.

b. Appeal

1.      Stephen Wollmer

c. Communications (PDF, 1 MB)

1.      Stephen Wollmer (May 8, 2007)

2.      Stephen Wollmer (May 14, 2007)

3.      Wendy Alfsen

4.      Barry Wofsy

5.      Erika Shore

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action: M/S/C (Capitelli/Worthington) to set the item for a public hearing on Monday July 9, 2007.

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

31. Public Hearing: Budget Hearing  #1 (PDF, 13 KB)

       Supplemental Report (PDF, 96 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 7 speakers.  M/S/C (Moore/Anderson) to close the public hearing.

Action:  Received and filed.

 

Action Calendar – Old Business

M/S/C (Moore/Worthington) to extend meeting to 11:30

M/S/C (Capitelli/Anderson) to extend meeting to 11:45

M/S/C (Maio/Bates) to extend meeting to 11:50

32.  Public Commons for Everyone Initiative  (PDF, 13 KB) (Continued from May 8, 2007)

a. From: City Manager

Recommendation: That Council discusses and provides direction on options to:

1.      Restrict smoking in public areas in commercial zones.

2.      Install better directional signage to public restrooms.

3.      Develop prohibitions and increased fines for public urination and defecation.

4.      Provide for strict enforcement of all existing laws affecting the quality of life in public spaces and parks

5.      Reduce warning provisions associated with regulation prohibiting lying on the sidewalk.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Jim Hynes, Office of the City Manager, 981-7000

b. From: Homeless Commission, Mental Health Commission and Human Welfare Commission

Recommendation: The Homeless, Mental Health, and Human Welfare and Community Action Commissions recommend the Mayor and City Council to not take any action on May 8, 2007 on any of the proposals and recommendations contained in the Public Commons for Everyone Initiative or the City Manager’s workplan submitted to Council on March 27, 2007.  Additionally, the Commissions recommend that:

1.      The Mayor and Council direct staff to provide additional information in order for the Commissions to properly advise the Mayor and Council. Without more detailed information, the Commissions believe they cannot support any elements of the proposal or workplan items.

2.      The Mayor and Council allocate more money to a variety of needed services.

3.      The Mayor, Council, and staff consult with the Commissions throughout the development of staff recommendations for implementation. 

4.      The Mayor hold a joint meeting with the Homeless Commission, the Mental Health Commission, and the Human Welfare and Community Action Commission to discuss the PCEI and staff workplan, preferably prior to May 8, 2007 City Council meeting.

Financial Implications Unknown

Contact: Jennifer Vasquez, Homeless Commission Secretary, 981-5400

c.      From: Mayor  (PDF, 101 KB) (May 22, 2007)

Recommendation: Request that the City Manager return to the City Council by November 20, 2007 with:

1.      A plan to increase the number of parking meters and the parking meter fees to generate income for PCEI and allied programs;

2.      Support the City Manager’s request for a 6 month FTE and ask that the City Manager draft program plans for diversion, street outreach teams, and community policing with input from the relevant commissions;

3.      Draft language for a no-smoking ordinance in commercial areas and refer to Community Health Commission;

4.      A plan for improving signage and accessible hours for public bathrooms;

5.      Draft language for an ordinance prohibiting public urination and defecation as an infraction and refer to the Police Review Commission;

6.      A plan to adhere and enforce our existing laws pertaining to street behavior (see list in City Manager’s PCEI report of May 8th), and draft language to amend BMC 13.36.015 Lying on Sidewalks and rescind Resolution 61,042-N.S, and refer to the Police Review Commission;

7.      A plan for public seating, economic development and redirecting street donations refer to the Economic Development;

8.      A proposal to expand supportive housing opportunities linking Housing Trust Fund with Mental Health Services Act and other funds and refer to the Housing Advisory Commission; and,

9.      Solicit feedback and proposals from the Mental Health, Homeless, Community Health, Police Review, Housing Advisory, and the Human Welfare and Community Action Commissions and key community stakeholders for consideration by the Council at the November 20th City Council meeting.

Financial Implications:

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

Action: Based upon advice from the City Attorney, no legally effective action was taken and the item will appear on the June 12, 2007 City Council agenda.

33. Sunshine Ordinance Process  (PDF, 13 KB) (Continued from May 8, 2007)

(Information report that was moved to the Action Calendar at the April 30, 2007 Agenda Committee meeting).

From: City Manager

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-7000

Action: No action taken.

Action Calendar – Council Items

34. Reaffirm Berkeley as a City of Refuge

a. From: Mayor Bates (PDF, 90 KB)

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution reaffirming Berkeley as a City of Refuge

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

b. From: Councilmembers Spring and Worthington (PDF, 16 KB)

Recommendation: That the Council passed the attached resolution that requests the City Manager to instruct staff to not participate the immigration raids in any manner.

Financial Implications: See report

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

Action: Removed from Action to Consent Calendar.  Adopted Resolution No. 63,711–N.S. (PDF, 123 KB) and refer to City Manager to facilitate the preparation of an ordinance to not participate in immigration raids in any manner.

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda – 0


Information Reports

35. Customer Service Cash Receipts/Cash Handling Audit - Status Report (PDF, 83 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

Action:  Received and filed.

36. Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Cash Receipts/Cash Handling Audit - Status Report (PDF, 77 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

Action:  Received and filed.

37. Treasury Cash Receipts/Cash Handling Audit - Status Report (PDF, 75 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

Action:  Received and filed.

38. Update:  Implementation of Information Systems General Controls Audit Recommendations (CF 69-04) (PDF, 109 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Chris Mead, Information Technology, 981-6500

Action:  Received and filed.

39. LPC NODs:  1) 1170 La Loma Ave.; 2) 2555 Rose Walk (PDF, 1 MB)

From: City Manager

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

Action:  Received and filed.

40. Street Sweeping Program (PDF, 149 KB)

From: City Manager

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

Action:  Received and filed.

Adjournment - Due to a loss of quorum, meeting was adjourned at 11:50 p.m.

  

Communications – 05/22/07 (PDF, 10 KB)

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.

Item 31: Public Commons for Everyone Initiative

1.      Rebecca

2.      G Oram

3.      Barbara Manierre

4.      Marilyn Kaplan

5.      Marna Owen

6.      David Williamson

7.      Jonathan Wornick

8.      Neil Getz

9.      Warren Messineo

10. Laurette Gennis

11. Janis Mitchell

12. Dick Buffler

13. Joan V. Barnett

14. Marietta Harvey

15. Fredora Darmstadt

16. Stephen Born

17. James Manley

18. Susan Blew

19. Robert A. Kagan

20. Neal A. Parish

21. Carolyn Weinberger

22. Lynn and Joe Halperin

23. Victoria L. Peirotes

24. Jerry Lubenow

25. Michael A. Roosevelt

26. Michael Spolan

27. Kristine Dixon

28. Steven Berger

29. Linda and Mike Baker

30. Barbara Gilbert

31. John Gordon

32. Ron Adler

33. Bernard Rosenthal

34. Gibor Basri

35. Malcolm Zaretsky

36. Heather Hensley, North Shattuck Association

37. Vincent Casalaina

38. Jonathan Kaufman

39. H. E. Beernink

40. Joan Mikkelsen

41. Ito Ripsteen

42. Bruce Feingold

43. Gretchen Grant

44. Anita C. Eble

45. Ed Blumenstock

46. Jeffrey Heller

Fight Over Garbage

47. Anne Whyte

UC Berkeley Employee Headcount

48. Zelda Bronstein

BRT EIRs

49. Sharon Hudson

50. George Beier

2007 Solano Avenue Association and Stroll

51. Alain Cain, Solano Avenue Association (2)

2730 College Avenue Tree

52. Anne Whyte

Pedestrian’s Bill of Rights

53. Anne Whyte

Arts Shipyard Closure

54. Nathan Purkiss

Critical Mass Ride of May 11

55. Sandy Sanders

 

Supplemental Communications 1 (PDF, 10 KB)

Item 4: Write-Off of Delinquent Accounts Receivable Owed by the Berkeley Unified School District

56. Barbara Gilbert

Item 5: Extension of the Sewer Service Billing and Collection Agreement with EBMUD

57. Barbara Gilbert

Item 18: Audit: Fire-Overtime and Lost Time

58. Barbara Gilbert

Item 26: Panoramic Hill Emergency Access Route Feasibility Study

59. Jerry Wachtel, Panoramic Hill Association

60. Paul –Andre Abboud

61. Toni Packer

62. David Homsy

Item 27: Public Safety Initiative

63. Caroline Avery

64. Paula Shober

65. Tom Friedland

66. Terry and Stephen Friedkin

Item 29:  ZAB Appeal: 2721 Shattuck Avenue (Verizon)

67. George Wilson

Item 30: ZAB Appeal: 1885 University Avenue

68. Dea Lee Harrison

69. Valerie Artese

70. Kris Eggen

71. Stephen Wollmer (4)

Item 31: Public Hearing: Budget Hearing  #1

72. Berkeley Marina Floating Homes Association, submitted by Roger Boyvey

Item 32: Public Commons for Everyone Initiative

73. Maris Arnold

74. Simone Hoelck

75. John McDougall

76. David Buxbaum

77. Brian Reynolds

78. Terry and Stephen Friedkin

 

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2 (PDF, 10 KB)

Item 26: Panoramic Hill Emergency Access Route Feasibility Study

79. Katerine Orosco

Item 29:  ZAB Appeal: 2721 Shattuck Avenue (Verizon)

80. Marc O’Hara, submitted by James Singleton

Item 30: ZAB Appeal: 1885 University Avenue

·        Supplemental report, submitted by Planning and Development

·        Supplemental maps, submitted by Planning and Development

81. Stephen Wollmer (2)

Item 31: Public Hearing: Budget Hearing #1

·        Supplemental report, submitted by City Manager

82. YaYa California petition and letters of support, submitted by Sally Hindman

83. South Berkeley Community Church (2), submitted by Tom Luce

Item 32: Public Commons for Everyone Initiative

·        Supplemental Report, submitted by the Mayor (PDF, 93 KB)

Item 40: Street Sweeping Program

·        Supplemental report (Attachment 2), submitted by Public Works

UC Violations

84. Merilee Mitchell