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Special Meeting eAgenda
May 22, 2012




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In accordance with the authority in me vested, I do hereby call the Berkeley City Council in special session as follows:
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
8:00 p.m.
Council Chambers – 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Preliminary Matters
Roll Call
Public Comment – Items on this agenda only
Action Calendar:
From: City Manager
1.   Adopt a Resolution certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Master Use Permit amendments and adopting 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 the first reading of the Ordinance to repeal and reenact BMC Chapter 23B.36 Master Use Permits.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400
From: Police Review Commission
Recommendation: Approve the BPD's 2012 Mutual Aid Pacts, including modifications to the following: 1) Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC); and 2) Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Agreements; and 3) General Orders J-1 - Jail Policy; and 4) C-1 - Criminal Intelligence; 5) M-2 - Mutual Aid Policy; and 6) UCPD Agreement.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Lillian Mayers, Commission Secretary, 981-4950
From: City Manager
1.   Direct the City Manager to prepare policies for the Berkeley Police Department to implement the following Mutual Aid Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) as set forth in this report, and return with the complete package of 2012 Mutual Aid MOU’s for approval in September 2012:
a.   Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC)
b.   Department of Homeland Security, Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)
c.   University of California Berkeley Police Department.
2.   Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 63,711 stating that the City of Berkeley will not comply with ICE civil immigration detainers, except as to dangerous persons who will be held for no more than 48 hours (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and court holidays) pursuant to an ICE detainer. 
3.   Direct the City Manager to modify the following Berkeley Police Department General Orders as described in this report: Jail Operations and Mutual Aid Policy.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Michael Meehan, Police, 981-5900
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Discuss the attached draft ballot measure concerning redistricting and provide staff direction.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
I hereby request that the City Clerk of the City of Berkeley cause personal notice to be given to each member of the Berkeley City Council on the time and place of said meeting, forthwith.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the official seal of the City of Berkeley to be affixed on this 17th day of May, 2012.
Tom Bates, Mayor
Public Notice – this Proclamation serves as the official agenda for this meeting.
Date:  5/17/12
Mark Numainville, Acting CMC, City Clerk
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

NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: If you object to a decision by the City Council to approve or deny an appeal, the following requirements and restrictions apply: 1) Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6 and Government Code Section 65009(c)(1)(E), no lawsuit challenging a City decision to deny or approve a Zoning Adjustments Board decision may be filed and served on the City 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 Zoning Adjustments Board decision, 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.
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