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Regular Meeting Annotated Agenda
April 7
, 2015

 

 

 
 

 

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ANNOTATED AGENDA 
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, April 7, 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: 7:08 p.m.  Councilmember Moore absent.  Councilmember Droste absent.  Councilmember Droste present at 7:10 p.m.

Ceremonial Matters:

  1. 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide – April 2015
  2. National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week – April 12 - 18, 2015
  3. Honoring Lester Chambers, Local Musician

City Manager Comments: 

  1. Berkeley Bay Festival, April 11, 2015 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Shorebird Park at the Berkeley Marina

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: 5 speakers.

 

Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only: 12 speakers.

Consent Calendar

Action: M/S/C (Bates/Maio) to accept revised material from staff on Item 8.  
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Droste, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore.

Action: M/S/C (Capitelli/Maio) to adopt the Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated. 
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Droste, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore.

1. Revision to Berkeley Municipal Code Definition of Art; Amending BMC Section 6.14.010 
From: Civic Arts Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,400-N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code Section 6.14.010 ("Definitions") regarding the definition of Art. 
First Reading Vote: All Ayes. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Mary Ann Merker, Commission Secretary, 981-7000 
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,400-N.S.

2. Council Rules of Procedure and Order 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution revising the City Council Rules of Procedure and Order to amend the procedure for voting to consider corrections or supplements to items already included in the agenda packet, consistent with recent updates to Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 2.06 on Open Government, and rescinding Resolution No. 66,912-N.S. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,965–N.S.

3. Elmwood Theater Foundation Loan Modification 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution directing the City Manager to modify the outstanding loan from the Citywide Loan Fund to the Elmwood Theater Foundation to waive outstanding late fees through June 2015, modify the repayment schedule and extend the term of the loan. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530 
Action: M/S/C (Maio/Worthington) to adopt Adopted Resolution No. 66,966–N.S. 
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Anderson, Arreguin, Wengraf, Worthington, Droste, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore, Capitelli (Recused).

4. Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on April 7, 2015 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Approve the request for proposals or invitation for bids (attached to staff report) that will be, or are planned to be, issued upon final approval by the requesting department or division.  All contracts over the City Manager's threshold will be returned to Council for final approval. 
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $4,494,500 
Contact: Dee Williams-Ridley, Finance, 981-7300 
Action: Approved recommendation.

5. Contract: Premier COMP Medical Group for Medical Examinations and Wellness/Fitness Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Premier COMP Medical
Group for occupational health annual and pre-employment medical examinations, as well as a wellness/fitness component for all sworn Fire Department personnel in the amount of $90,000 per fiscal year for the period May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2017 with an option to extend for two additional two-year terms, for a total not to exceed $540,000.
 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Gil Dong, Fire, 981-3473 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,967–N.S.

6.  Contract: ECMS, Inc. for Turnout Testing, Inspection, and Repair 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with ECMS, Inc.  for annual turnout testing, inspection and repair for all fire personnel for the term May 1, 2015 to May 30, 2016 in the amount of $30,000 per fiscal year with an option to extend for two additional one-year terms for a total cost not to exceed $90,000. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Gil Dong, Fire, 981-3473 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,968–N.S.

7. Shelter Plus Care Program Renewal Grants 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to receive funds and execute any agreements and amendments resulting from the renewal of the following grants: 1.  Five Shelter Plus Care grants from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: a) an estimated $2,274,286 for tenant-based rental assistance for the period May 24, 2015 through May 23, 2016; b) an estimated $143,395 for sponsor-based rental assistance for the Supportive Housing Network for the period of May 28, 2015 through May 27, 2016, with Resources for Community Development as the project sponsor; c) an estimated $139,604 for sponsor-based rental assistance for the Pathways Project for the period June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016, with Bonita House, Inc. as the project sponsor; d) an estimated $518,038 in tenant-based rental assistance for the COACH Project grant for the period of December 14, 2015 through December 13, 2016; and e) an estimated $217,428 in tenant-based rental assistance for the HOAP grant for the period of November 1, 2015 through October 31, 2016. 2. One grant from the County of Alameda for an estimated $298,363 to provide tenant-based rental assistance to individuals who have HIIV/AIDS and their families from March 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,969–N.S.

8. Amendment to BMC Chapter 9.80 - Tobacco Retailers 
Revised Material
From: City Manager
 
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Sections 9.80.010, 9.80.020 and 9.80.035, and adding Sections 9.80.037 and 9.80.095, effective January 1, 2016, to:  1. Require a Tobacco Retail License (TRL) to sell Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS);  2. Prohibit sale of all tobacco products within a 1,000 foot buffer zone around schools and public parks, with a grace period of one to two years to minimize economic hardship; and 3. Define violation of Chapter 9.80 as a public nuisance. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400 
Action: Moved to Action Calendar.  Revised item held over to May 12, 2015.

9. Contract 7645D Amendment:  NEOGOV Job Applicant Tracking System 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 7645D in the amount of $36,500 with NEOGOV Inc. for a job applicant tracking system and service, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $156,500, and extending the term of the contract from May 17, 2015 through May 16, 2018. 
Financial Implications: General Fund - $36,500 
Contact: David Abel, Human Resources, 981-6800 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,970–N.S.

10. Designating City's Labor Negotiators Under Govt. Code Section 54957.6 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution establishing a standing list of representatives of the City of Berkeley designated to participate in closed sessions with the City Council to discuss labor negotiations with certain unions and unrepresented employees, and rescinding Resolution No. 66,565-N.S. 
Financial Implications: None
  Contact: David Abel, Human Resources, 981-6800 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,971–N.S. 
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Capitelli, Wengraf, Droste, Bates; Noes – Arreguin, Worthington; Abstain – Anderson; Absent – Moore.

11. Contract No. 9627 Amendment: Hubb Systems LLC (dba Data911) Mobile Data Computers for Police and Fire Vehicles 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend contract No. 9627 with Hubb Systems LLC for Mobile Data Computer (MDC) hardware and maintenance, increasing the amount by $371,000, for a total not to exceed $416,428 for the period April 14, 2014 through June 30, 2017. 
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $371,000 
Contact: Donna LaSala, Information Technology, 981-6500 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,972–N.S.

12. Donation:  Berkeley Partners For Parks for Tree Plantings 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting a cash donation in the amount of $1,860 from Berkeley Partners For Parks for the purchase and planting of City trees. 
Financial Implications: $1,860 (Revenue) 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,973–N.S.

13. Property Assessed Clean Energy ("PACE") Seismic Financing 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution consenting to the inclusion of properties within the City of Berkeley's jurisdiction in the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) Open PACE program; authorizing the CSCDA to accept applications from property owners, conduct contractual assessment proceedings and levy contractual assessments within Berkeley; and authorizing related actions. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,974–N.S.

14. East Bay Corridors Initiative Memorandum of Understanding 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and participating local jurisdictions for the East Bay Corridors Initiative. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,975–N.S.

15. Section 106 Consultation: Downtown Berkeley Plaza and Transit Area Improvement Project 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Consider the Landmarks Preservation Commission comments and adopt a motion concurring with the finding of no adverse effect under Section 106 for the proposed Downtown Berkeley Plaza and Transit Area Improvement Project. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300 
Action: Approved recommendation.

16. Contract: MCK Services Inc. for FY 2015 Street Rehabilitation 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1.  Approving plans and specifications for the Street Rehabilitation FY 2015 Project, Specification No. 15-10884-C;  2.  Accepting the bid of MCK Services Inc. as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder; and  3.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specifications in an amount not to exceed $2,624,971. 
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $2,624,971 
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,976–N.S.

17. Contract: Gallagher & Burk Inc. for FY 2015 Measure M Street Resurfacing and Reconstruction 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1.  Approving plans and specifications for the FY 2015 Measure M Street Resurfacing and Reconstruction Project, Specification No. 15-10923-C;  2.  Accepting the bid of Gallagher & Burk Inc. as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder; and 3.  Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specifications in an amount not to exceed $5,865,565.  4.Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Reimbursement Agreement with the East Bay Municipal Utility District for the replacement of existing water valve covers. 
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $5,865,565 
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,977–N.S.

18. Reject Bid for FY 2015 Measure M Street Surface Seal Project 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to reject the bid and direct staff to re-advertise the FY 2015 Measure M Street Surface Seal Project. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,978–N.S.


Council Consent Items   

19. Budget Referral: Telegraph Foot Patrol 
From: Mayor Bates 
Recommendation: Refer to the FY 2015/2016 budget process establishing a regular, full-time police foot patrol officer on Telegraph Avenue five days a week, contingent upon the University of California Police Department's providing a foot-patrol officer the other two days, dedicated to the current physical boundaries of the C-T Telegraph District Commercial Zone. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100 
Action: Approved recommendation.

20. Council Committee on a More Open Government 
From: Mayor Bates 
Recommendation: Confirm the appointment of Councilmembers Jesse Arreguin, Lori Droste, Laurie Capitelli and Susan Wengraf to serve as an ad hoc committee to consider recommendations for more open government and report back to the Council in less than a year. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100 
Action: Approved recommendation.

21. Berkeley Public Schools Fund: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Fund to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
From: Councilmember Maio 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $170 per councilmember, including $170 from Councilmember Maio, to the Berkeley Public Schools Fund with funds relinquished to the city's general fund for this purpose from the discretionary council office budget of Councilmember Maio and any other councilmembers who would like to contribute. 
Financial Implications: Councilmember's Discretionary Fund - $170 
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,979–N.S. revised to include contributions from the following Councilmembers up to the amounts listed: Councilmember Wengraf - $170; Councilmember Anderson - $170.

22. Residential Parking Permit Pilot Program 
From: Councilmember Maio 
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager the implementation of a Residential Permit Parking (RPP) pilot program of 100 blocks to impacted areas, an expansion that is sensitive to the mix of uses that are both residential and commercial, such as exist in West Berkeley. 
Financial Implications: Staff time 
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110 
Action: Approved recommendation.

23. Our Family Coalition's First Annual Night Out: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget 
From: Councilmember Moore 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $300 per Councilmember, including up to $300 from Councilmember Moore, for attendance at Our Family Coalition's First Annual Night Out, with funds relinquished to the City's general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Moore and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute. 
Financial Implications: Councilmember's Discretionary Fund - $300 
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,980–N.S.

24. Co-sponsor the American Cancer Society's 2015 Relay for Life 
From: Councilmember Moore 
Recommendation: Co-sponsor the American Cancer Society's 2015 Relay for Life to be held on May 2 through May 3 at the Berkeley High School Track, and that the Council give permission for use of the name of the City of Berkeley and the City's logo in media coverage of the Relay for Life Berkeley. 
Financial Implications: Unknown 
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120 
Action: Councilmember Anderson added as a co-sponsor.  Approved recommendation. 

25. Official City Sponsor of Heart to Heart Health Day 
From: Councilmember Moore 
Recommendation: Approve City sponsorship of Heart to Heart Health Day. 
Financial Implications: Unknown 
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120 
Action: Councilmember Anderson added as a co-sponsor.  Approved recommendation.

26. Official City Sponsor of Walk with a Doc Berkeley 
From: Councilmember Moore 
Recommendation: Approve City sponsorship of Walk with a Doc, Berkeley. 
Financial Implications: Unknown 
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120 
Action: Councilmember Anderson added as a co-sponsor.  Approved recommendation.

27. Recognize Nancy Skinner for Her Service to Berkeley 
From: Councilmember Moore 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution honoring Nancy Skinner for her service to our Berkeley and East Bay community. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,981–N.S.

28. Request for Forgiveness of California Department of Housing and Community Development Loan to the Berkeley Housing Authority 
From: Councilmember Moore 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution requesting the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to forgive a loan in the amount of $763,689 made to Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) in 1982 to help fund construction of 14 units of 3- and 4-bedroom units for low and extremely-low income households.  The City Clerk shall send a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, with copies to the Director of the HCD, Claudia Cappio; the Chair of the Berkeley Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, Carole Norris; Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and Senator Loni Hancock. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,982–N.S.

29. Refer $125,000 to the FY 2015-2016 to Provide Housing Support Stipends for Transition Age Youth, Ages 18-25 
From: Councilmember Anderson 
Recommendation: Refer $125,000 in funding for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 to provide housing support stipends for transition age youth, ages 18-25. This funding will be used to help youth move into independent, stable housing. 
Financial Implications: $125,000 
Contact: Max Anderson, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130 
Action: Approved recommendation.

30. Encouraging Economic Development and Increasing City Revenue from Business Activity- Amendment to BMC 23E.60.040 
From: Councilmember Capitelli 
Recommendation: Extend the deadline set forth in BMC 23E.60.040 C regarding numerical limitations on food service establishments to July 31, 2019. 
Financial Implications: Unknown 
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150 
Action: Approved recommendation. 
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Anderson, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Droste, Bates; Noes – Arreguin; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore.

31. Budget Referral: Annual Grant for Sunday Streets Events 
From: Councilmembers Capitelli and Moore 
Recommendation: Refer to the FY 2016 & 2017 budget process an annual budget allocation of $30,000 each year to cover City-related services, materials, permits and fees for two Sunday Streets events in Berkeley. The events will be held on Shattuck Ave and San Pablo Ave. 
Financial Implications: $30,000 
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150 
Action: Approved recommendation.

32. Support SB 695:  Affirmative Consent Education for High School Students 
From: Councilmember Wengraf 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting Senate Bill (SB) 695 and write a letter urging our representatives to pass this bill. Letters should be sent to State Senator Loni Hancock, Kevin de Leon, Hannah Beth Jackson and Assemblyman Tony Thurmond. 
Financial Implications: Minimal 
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,983–N.S.

33. Budget Referral: Housing Trust Fund Allocation 
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Anderson, and Arreguin 
Recommendation: Refer $1,000,000 to the 2015-2016 budget process to be allocated to the Housing Trust Fund. 
Financial Implications: $1,000,000 
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170 
Action: Approved recommendation.

34. San Francisco Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender Pride Parade: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
From: Councilmember Worthington 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $1,000 per Councilmember, including up to $1,000 from Councilmember Worthington, to support the Pacific Center with funds relinquished to the City’s General Fund for this purpose so that the City of Berkeley be represented at the San Francisco Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade and for costs of having a contingent in the Parade from Councilmember Worthington’s discretionary Council Office Budget and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute. 
Financial Implications: Councilmember's Discretionary Fund - $1,000 
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170 
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 66,984–N.S.


Action Calendar - Old Business   

35. Support of CA Senate Bill 277: End California's Vaccine Exemption Loophole (Continued from March 17, 2015) 
From: Councilmember Wengraf 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting California Senate Bill 277. This legislation proposes to end all vaccination loopholes in California, including exemptions based purely on parents' personal beliefs. Send letters of support to Senators Richard Pan and Ben Allen, Senator Loni Hancock, Assemblymember Tony Thurmond and Governor Jerry Brown. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160 
Action: 54 speakers.  M/S/C (Wengraf/Anderson) to adopt Resolution No. 66,985–N.S. revised to indicate that the Council supports the concept of California Senate Bill 277. 
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Droste, Bates; Noes – Worthington; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore.

Recess: 9:49 p.m. – 10:01 p.m.


Action Calendar – New Business

36. Sanitary Sewer Program: Rate Structure and Financial Sustainability 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation:  
A. Select Option 1 for the Sanitary Sewer Rates, with phased-in increases over 5 Years of 25% in FY 2016, 24% in FY 2017, 14% in FY 2018, 7% in FY 2019, and 3.6% in FY 2020; and 
B. Direct staff to initiate a Proposition 218 protest process, and schedule a Public Hearing for June 9, 2015 for the Sanitary Sewer rate increases. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300 
Action: Item removed from the agenda by the City Manager.  Staff to return with an item for the May 12, 2015 City Council meeting.


Council Action Items 

37. Public Comment and Council Discussion on Significant Community Benefits for New Tall Buildings in the Downtown 
From: Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Arreguin, Capitelli, and Moore 
Recommendation: Receive public input and hold a Council discussion on April 7 about the "significant community benefits" that are required for development projects over 75 feet in Berkeley's Downtown - for the purpose of considering whether to quantify and further define what constitutes "significant community benefits." Approaches to consider include financial contributions that a project could make as well as specific community benefits that could be provided by the project directly. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100 
Action: 33 speakers. Discussion held.  Item continued to a Special Meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.  

Action: M/S/C (Bates/Anderson) to suspend the rules and extend the meeting to 11:15 p.m.   
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Anderson, Capitelli, Wengraf, Droste, Bates; Noes – Worthington; Abstain – Arreguin; Absent – Moore.

38. Extend the Affordable Impact Housing Fee Discount 
Revised Materials
From: Mayor Bates 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 66,809-N.S. to maintain the affordable housing impact fee discount at $20,000 until such time as the Council decides to amend it. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

Action: 9 speakers. M/S/Failed (Worthington/Arreguin) to table the item until such time that the Nexus study is presented to the City Council for consideration. 
Vote: Ayes – Anderson, Arreguin, Worthington; Noes – Maio, Capitelli, Wengraf, Droste, Bates; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore.

Action: M/S/C (Bates/Maio) to adopt Resolution No. 66,986–N.S. as published in Revised and Supplemental Materials Packet #1, and revised to indicate that the affordable housing impact fee discount is extended to July 1, 2015. 
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Capitelli, Wengraf, Droste, Bates; Noes – Anderson, Arreguin, Worthington; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore

39. Setting a Fifty Percent Citywide Solar Goal and Establishing a Solar Taskforce 
From: Councilmember Worthington 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution setting a citywide solar goal of obtaining fifty percent of the City's energy needs from solar power by 2030 and establishing a solar taskforce to prioritize potential steps to achieve this goal. 
Financial Implications: Minimal 
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170 
Action: Moved to the Consent Calendar.  Item held over to the April 28, 2015 City Council meeting to be considered as the first item on the Old Business section of the Action Calendar.


Information Reports

40. Audit Update: Construction Permits: Monitor Performance and Fee Assessments to Ensure Excellent and Equitable Customer Service 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400 
Action: Received and filed.

41. Pedestrian Safety on Sacramento Street between University and Dwight 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300 
Action: Received and filed.

42. Report of the Alameda County Transportation Commission, January 29, 2015 and February 26, 2015 
From: Councilmember Capitelli 
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150 
Action: Received and filed.


Councilmember Capitelli absent 11:13 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda – 1 speaker.

Adjournment 

Action: M/S/C (Wengraf/Arreguin) to adjourn the meeting. 
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Anderson, Arreguin, Wengraf, Worthington, Droste, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore, Capitelli.

Adjourned at 11:15 p.m.


Communications
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