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Special Meeting Annotated Agenda
May 8, 2012



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Tuesday,May 8, 2012

7:00 P.M.



Tom Bates, Mayor

District 1 – Linda Maio

District 5 – Laurie Capitelli

District 2 – Darryl Moore

District 6 – Susan Wengraf

District 3 – Max Anderson

District 7 – Kriss Worthington

District 4 – Jesse Arreguin

District 8 – Gordon Wozniak


Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:04 p.m.  All present.

Public Comment – Items on this agenda only

Action Calendar:

1. West Berkeley Project - Master Use Permit Process (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)

Supplemental Agenda Material - West Berkeley Project - Presentation (PDF)

From: City Manager
Recommendation: Continue the public hearing and upon conclusion, provide direction to staff regarding the following actions proposed to be taken at the May 15, 2012 Council Meeting:

1.   Adopt a Resolution certifying the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and adopt CEQA findings and the Mitigation Monitoring Program;

2.   Adopt a Resolution approving amendments to the West Berkeley Plan, and by reference the General Plan; and

3.   Adopt first reading of an Ordinance to repeal and reenact BMC Chapter 23B.36. Master Use Permits.

Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400

Public Testimony: The Mayor continued the public hearing. 80 speakers. 


Recess: 9:09 p.m. – 9:23 p.m.


Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Arreguin) to hold the public hearing open to May 15, 2012.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Bates; Noes – Wozniak.

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to suspend the rules and extend the meeting to     11:30 p.m.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Worthington.

Action: M/S/C (Moore/Bates) to suspend the rules and extend the meeting to 12:00 a.m.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Worthington.

Action: M/S/C (Bates/Maio) to suspend the rules and extend the meeting to 12:15 a.m.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Worthington; Abstain – Moore.


Action: Discussion held regarding proposed modifications to the Zoning Ordinance and mitigation measures.

Adjourned at 12:12 a.m.

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