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Special Meeting eAgenda
January 13, 2015

 

 

 

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PROCLAMATION
CALLING A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL 
 
In accordance with the authority in me vested, I do hereby call the Berkeley City Council in special session as follows:
 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
 
7:00 P.M.
 
Council Chambers – 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
 
Tom Bates, Mayor
Councilmembers:

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 – Lori Droste

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call

Public Comment on Consent Calendar Items Only

Consent Calendar

1.   Seating Arrangement for Council Members During City Council Meetings
From: Mayor Bates
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution changing the seating placement of City Council members as follows on the dais (From left to right, facing the dais): Droste, Anderson, Worthington, Capitelli, Bates, Maio, Moore, Arreguin, and Wengraf.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

Staff shall introduce the public hearing item and present their comments.  This is followed by five-minute presentations each by the appellant and applicant.  The Presiding Officer will request that persons wishing to speak, line up at the podium to be recognized and to determine the number of persons interested in speaking at that time.

Up to ten (10) speakers may speak for two minutes.  If there are more than ten persons interested in speaking, the Presiding Officer may limit the public comment for all speakers to one minute per speaker. Speakers are permitted to yield their time to one other speaker, however no one speaker shall have more than four minutes. The Presiding Officer may with the consent of persons representing both sides of an issue allocate a block of time to each side to present their issue.

Each member of the City Council shall verbally disclose all ex parte contacts concerning the subject of the hearing. Councilmembers shall also submit a report of such contacts in writing prior to the commencement of the hearing. Written reports shall be available for public review in the office of the City Clerk.

From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution approving Use Permit No. 13-0057 to convert an existing 11-room, single family house into a triplex, including a 582-square foot basement addition, 95-square foot attic addition with modified roofline, new foundation, and parking for three cars.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to deny Use Permit No. 13-10000023 to construct a new, two-story, approximately 3,000 square-foot duplex and a 432 square-foot single story dwelling within a relocated accessory structure at the rear of the City of Berkeley Landmark site known as the "Bartlett Houses."
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to deny Use Permit No. 13-10000024 to construct a new, three-story, approximately 3,224 square-foot duplex at the rear of an existing 5,400 square-foot site.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
1.    Alba Witkin
2.    Frieda Dilloo
 
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 8th day of January, 2015.
                                               
Tom Bates, Mayor
Public Notice – this Proclamation serves as the official agenda for this meeting.
 
ATTEST:
Date:  01/08/15
Mark Numainville, CMC, City Clerk
 
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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 Archived indexed video streams are available at
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Channel 33 rebroadcasts the following Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
 
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Agendas and agenda reports may be accessed via the Internet at http://www.CityofBerkeley.info/CityCouncil
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COMMUNICATION ACCESS INFORMATION:

This meeting is being held in a wheelchair accessible location.

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Communications

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