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Special Meeting Annotated Agenda                         
June 23, 2015

 

                     

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ANNOTATED AGENDA
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE 
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL 
Thursday, June 25, 2015 
5:00 P.M. 
Longfellow Middle School Auditorium – 1500 Derby Street, Berkeley, CA  94703 
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: 5:06 p.m. 

Present: Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Droste, Bates.       

Absent: None.          

Public Comment - Limited to items on this agenda only81 speakers. 


Action Calendar
1.        Significant Community Benefits from Five Tall Downtown Buildings (Continued from May 26, 2015 - Item includes revised materials.) 
 From: Mayor Bates and Councilmember Capitelli 
Recommendation: Request the City Manager to draft a Council resolution establishing a system for Downtown building projects over 75 feet to provide significant community benefits. The projects would be assessed a fee of $100 per square foot for the residential portion of the building between 76 and 120 feet, and $150 per square foot for the residential portion above 120 feet. A Project Labor Agreement (PLA) would be required. It would include local hiring and training components. The PLA would provide a credit, equal to 5 percent of the project construction costs, which would be deducted from the fee. In addition, the fee could be further reduced by voluntary on-site benefits for arts and culture, which must be approved by the City Council. The remainder would be paid into a City fund to be used for affordable housing and arts and culture benefits.  
Financial Implications: See report  
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
 
 

    

Action: M/S/C (Bates/Moore) to accept supplemental material from Councilmembers Droste and Moore on Item #1  
Vote: All Ayes. 
Action: M/S/C (Bates/Maio) to accept supplemental material from Councilmember Arreguin on Item #1. 
Vote: All Ayes. 
Action: M/S/Failed (Worthington/Anderson) to refer both supplemental items to the City Manager with the following amendments: 1) incorporate into the community benefit structure provisions that would create a maximum number of units at 20-50% of Area Median Income, and 2) compare the benefit amounts created under these proposals to the amounts in the consultant’s report.  
Vote: Ayes – Anderson, Arreguin, Worthington; Noes – Maio, Moore, Capitelli, Wengraf, Droste, Bates. 
Action: M/S/C (Droste/Moore) to approve the severed portion of the Droste-Moore proposal related to Projects Already in the Permitting Process. 
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Capitelli, Wengraf, Droste, Bates; Noes – Anderson; Abstain – Arreguin, Worthington. 
Action: M/S/C (Wengraf/Capitelli) to Reconsider the previous vote on the severed portion of the Droste-Moore proposal related to Projects Already in the Permitting Process. 
Vote: All Ayes. 
Action: M/S/C (Droste/Moore) [pursuant to approved motion to reconsider] to approve the severed portion of the Droste-Moore proposal related to Projects Already in the Permitting Process. 
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Capitelli, Wengraf, Droste, Bates; Noes – Anderson, Arreguin, Worthington. 
Action: M/S/C (Droste/Moore) to approve the recommendation in the supplemental proposal by Councilmembers Droste and Moore to request that the City Manager draft a Council resolution establishing a system for new Downtown building projects over 75 feet to provide significant community benefits amended to include a request that the City Manager consult with the Alameda County Building Trades Council regarding the Project Labor Agreement language in the proposal and that the City Manager provide an analysis of the per-square-foot fee amount in the proposal.  
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Droste, Bates; Noes – Anderson.  

Adjournment 
Action: M/S/C (Moore/Bates) to adjourn the meeting. 
Vote: All Ayes. 
Adjourned at 8:10 p.m. 
Communications  
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