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Regular Meeting eAgenda
September 29
, 2015

 

 

 

 

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AGENDA 
 
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 
 
Tuesday, September 29, 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

 
 

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953.   Any member of the public may attend this meeting.  Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900.

The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda. The Mayor may exercise a two minute speaking limitation to comments from Councilmembers.  Meetings will adjourn at 11:00 p.m. - any items outstanding at that time will be carried over to a date/time to be specified.


Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:

Ceremonial Matters: In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters.

City Manager Comments:  The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report.  The Council will not take action on such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for discussion.

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: Persons will be selected by lottery to address matters not on the Council agenda.  If five or fewer persons submit speaker cards for the lottery, each person selected will be allotted two minutes each.  If more than five persons submit speaker cards for the lottery, up to ten persons will be selected to address matters not on the Council agenda and each person selected will be allotted one minute each. Persons wishing to address the Council on matters not on the Council agenda during the initial ten-minute period for such comment, must submit a speaker card to the City Clerk in person at the meeting location and prior to commencement of that meeting. The remainder of the speakers wishing to address the Council on non-agenda items will be heard at the end of the agenda. Speaker cards are not required for this second round of public comment on non-agenda matters.  

Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only: The Council will take public comment on any items that are either on the amended Consent Calendar or the Information Calendar.  Up to three speakers will be entitled to two minutes each to speak in opposition to or support of a Consent Calendar Item.  The Presiding Officer will ask additional persons in the audience to stand to demonstrate their respective opposition to or support of the item.

In the event that there are more than three persons wishing to speak either in opposition to or support of a “Consent” item, the Presiding Officer will move the item to the beginning of the Action Calendar.  Prior to moving the item, the Presiding Officer will fully inform those persons in the audience of this process.

Additional information regarding public comment by City of Berkeley employees and interns: Employees and interns of the City of Berkeley, although not required, are encouraged to identify themselves as such, the department in which they work and state whether they are speaking as an individual or in their official capacity when addressing the Council in open session or workshops.

Consent Calendar

The Council will first determine whether to move items on the agenda for action or “Information” to the “Consent Calendar”, or move “Consent Calendar” items to action.  Items that remain on the “Consent Calendar” are voted on in one motion as a group.  “Information” items are not discussed or acted upon at the Council meeting unless they are moved to “Action” or “Consent”.

After hearing from public speakers regarding items remaining on the Consent Calendar, any Council Member may move any Information or Consent item to “Action”, however no additional items can be moved onto the Consent Calendar at that point.  Following this, the Council will vote on the items remaining on the Consent Calendar in one motion.

For items removed from the Consent Calendar to the Action Calendar for additional public comment, at the time the matter is taken up during the Action Calendar, public comment will be limited to persons who have not previously addressed that item during the Consent Calendar related public comment period.

  1.  FY 2016 Annual Appropriations Ordinance Correction
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,436-N.S. amending Ordinance No. 7429-N.S. to reflect the correction of a typographical error in Section 1.H.
    First Reading Vote: All Ayes.
    Financial Implications: None
    C
    ontact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, 981-7000
  1.  Regulation of Off-Street Parking Lots; Adding BMC Chapter 9.92 and Amending BMC Chapter 13.52
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:
    1.  Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,437-N.S. adopting a new Chapter 9.92 of the Berkeley Municipal Code, regulating off-street parking lots.
    2.  Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,438-N.S. amending Chapter 13.52 of the Berkeley Municipal Code relating to parking of vehicles on private property.
    First Reading Vote: All Ayes.
    Financial Implications: See report
    Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
  1.  Amending BMC Chapter 13.44 Regulating Street Events
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,439-N.S. amending Sections 13.44.060 and 13.44.090, and adding Section 13.44.150 of the Berkeley Municipal Code, regulating street events.
    First Reading Vote:  All Ayes.
    Financial Implications: None 
    Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
  1.  Easement Agreement: LBA RIV-CO XII LLC c/o LBA Realty for Portion of City-Owned Real Property on Folger Avenue, APN 052-1512-010-02 
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,440-N.S. authorizing the City Manager to execute an easement agreement and any amendments with LBA RIV-CO XII LLC c/o LBA Realty for a portion of vacant City-owned real property on Folger Avenue (APN 052-1512-010-02) for construction and maintenance of a stormwater treatment facility and related improvements. 
    First Reading Vote: All Ayes. 
    Financial Implications: None
    Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300
  1.  Amendment to BMC Chapter 9.80 - Tobacco Retailers 
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,441–N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code Sections 9.80.010, 9.80.020, 9.80.030 and 9.80.035, and adding Section 9.80.037 to:
    1.   Require a Tobacco Retail License (TRL) to sell Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and e-liquids; 
    2.   Implement a buffer zone around schools only, with a grace period of three years to minimize economic hardship for qualifying retailers, that would: 
    a.   Prohibit the sale of ENDS, e-liquids, and flavored (including menthol) tobacco products within 600 feet (reduced from 1000 feet) of schools only, effective January 1, 2017. 
    3. Add a provision to prohibit the issuance of new TRLs within the 600 foot buffer zone.
    Second reading scheduled for September 29, 2015 
    Vote: All Ayes. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Kelly Wallace, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400
  1.  Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 3.02 Amendment Related to Alternate Commissioners 
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: 
    1.  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 3.02 to allow for Councilmembers and the Mayor to appoint a pool of Alternate Commissioners to serve on designated commissions when their regular appointee is on an authorized leave of absence; and  
    2.  Adopt a Resolution specifying the commissions to which an Alternate Commissioner may be appointed and specifying the applicability of certain regulations regarding Alternate Commissioners. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900
  1.  Donation to the Animal Shelter from the Estate of Lisa Devlin 
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting a donation in the amount of $9,082 from the estate of Lisa Devlin. 
    Financial Implications: $9,082 (Donation) 
    Contact: Gil Dong, City Manager’s Office, 981-7000
  1.  Contract No. 9081 Amendment: University Veterinary Hospital for Veterinary Services 
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 9081 with University Veterinary Hospital for veterinary services to increase the amount by $45,000, for a total not to exceed $90,000, and to extend the term of the contract to June 30, 2019.
    Financial Implications: Animal Shelter Fund - $45,000 
    Contact: Gil Dong, City Manager’s Office, 981-7000
  1.  Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on September 29, 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 - $6,900,000 
    Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300
  1.  Revenue Agreement Between the State of California Board of Equalization (BOE) and the City of Berkeley for Collection of the Local Charges on Prepaid Telephony Services 
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) for the collection of the local charges on prepaid mobile telephony services (MTS). 
    Financial Implications: Unknown 
    Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300
  1.  Memorandum of Understanding: Berkeley Fire Fighters Association/I.A.F.F. Local 1227
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions: 
    1. Approving a new two (2) year Memorandum of Understanding (hereafter referred to as "MOU") with the Berkeley Fire Fighters Association/I.A.F.F. Local 1227 (hereafter referred to as the "Association") with a term of July 1, 2015 through June 17, 2017 and authorizing the City Manager to execute and implement the terms and conditions of employment set forth in the new MOU; and 
    2. Approving a new salary resolution for Representation Unit B to implement the new salary levels negotiated in the new labor agreement and rescinding Resolution No. 66,566-N.S.
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: David Abel, Human Resources, 981-6800
  1.  Appointment of Director of Finance
    From: City Manager 
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution confirming the appointment of Henry Oyekanmi as Director of Finance effective September 30, 2015. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: David Abel, Human Resources, 981-6800
  1.  Appointment of Director of Information Technology
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution confirming the appointment of Savita Chaudhary as Director of Information Technology effective no later than October 30, 2015.
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: David Abel, Human Resources, 981-6800
  1.  Contract: Freitas Landscaping for Hazardous Vegetation Reduction Services
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Freitas Landscaping for an amount not to exceed $119,000 for the first contract year, from September 30, 2015 to June 30, 2016, with an option to renew for two additional years, for a total contract amount not to exceed $447,000, contingent upon annual budget appropriation.
    Financial Implications: Various Funds - $447,000 
    Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
  1.  Donation of Fire Equipment to the Berkeley Unified School District 
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the donation of surplus Fire Apparatus Auto 1995 VIN No. 1FVACWCS34HM90411 to the Berkeley Unified School District. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300
  1.  Contract No. 8758B Amendment: LAZ Parking California LLC for Additional Garage Management Services
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 8758B with LAZ Parking California LLC, increasing the amount by $908,990, for a total not-to-exceed amount of $6,307,652 through the existing term of the contract ending August 7, 2016. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300
  1.  Grant Application: MTC Climate Initiatives - goBerkeley Residential Shared Parking Pilot
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Climate Initiatives Program to undertake a residential shared parking pilot as a next step in the goBerkeley program for an amount up to $1,000,000; and accept the grants awarded, and execute any resultant agreements and amendments. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300
  1.  Contract: GECO, Inc. for Fire Station No. 1 Renovation 
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1.  Approving plans and specifications for Fire Station No.1 Renovation, Specification No. 15-10907-C; and 2.  Accepting the bid of GECO, 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 with GECO, Inc. for the Fire Station No. 1 Renovation, in an amount not to exceed $938,400.
    Financial Implications: See report
    Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300
  1.  Additional Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Products Panel of Experts Commission Meetings in 2015 
    From: Sugar Sweetened Beverage Products Panel of Experts
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving two additional meetings of the SSBPPE Commission in calendar year 2015. 
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Janet Berreman, Commission Secretary, 981-5400

Council Consent Items

  1.  Berkeley Holiday Fund: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
    From: Mayor Bates
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $500 per Councilmember including $500 from Mayor Bates to the Berkeley Holiday Fund's annual campaign with funds relinquished to the City's general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Mayor Bates and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.
    Financial Implications: Mayor's Discretionary Fund - $500
    Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
  1.  Berkeley Food and Housing Project 45th Anniversary Tribute, October 1: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Fund to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
    From: Councilmembers Maio and Wengraf
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $100 per councilmember, including $100 from Councilmember Maio and up to $100 from Councilmember Wengraf, to the Berkeley Food and Housing Project with funds relinquished to the city's general fund for this purpose from the discretionary council office budgets of Councilmembers Maio and Wengraf, and any other councilmembers who would like to contribute.
    Financial Implications: Councilmembers' Discretionary Funds - $100
    Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110
  1.  Proclamation Declaring October 10, 2015 as Indigenous Peoples Day and Approving City Co-Sponsorship
    From: Councilmember Arreguin
    Recommendation: Approve the attached proclamation:  1. Declaring October 10, 2015 as Indigenous Peoples Day in the City of Berkeley; and 2. Approving City co-sponsorship of the 2015 Indigenous Peoples Day event.
    Financial Implications: None
    Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
  1.  Support Justice for Port Chicago Workers by Sending a Letter to President Obama
    From: Councilmembers Worthington and Anderson
    Recommendation: Send a letter to President Obama to support justice for 50 Port Chicago workers.
    Financial Implications: Minimal
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
  1.  Endorse Fight for $15’s Campaign for McDonald’s Workers to Receive a Minimum Wage of $15 an Hour and Send a Letter to McDonald’s CEO
    From: Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation: Endorse Fight for $15's Campaign to raise the minimum wage of McDonald's fast food workers to $15 an hour and send a letter to McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook.
    Financial Implications: Minimal
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
  1.  City Manager Referral: Create a Pathway for City Employees to Earn a Living Wage Within Two Years
    Revised materials
    From: Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation:Refer to the City Manager to create a pathway for City full-time and part-time employees to earn a living wage within two years.
    Financial Implications: See report
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
  1.  Send Letter to Governor Brown Encouraging Him to Sign AB 953 to Facilitate Local and Statewide Data Gathering on Racial Profiling Statistics
    From: Councilmembers Worthington, Anderson, Moore, and Arreguin
    Recommendation: Send letter to Governor Brown encouraging him to sign AB 953 to facilitate statewide data gathering on racial profiling statistics.
    Financial Implications: Minimal
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

  Action Calendar

 
The public may comment on each item listed on the agenda for action as the item is taken up.  Where an item was moved from the Consent Calendar to Action no speaker who has already spoken on that item would be entitled to speak to that item again.

The Presiding Officer will request that persons wishing to speak line up at the podium 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.

Action items may be reordered at the discretion of the Chair with the consent of Council. 

 
 

Action Calendar – Old Business

  1. a. Support for Recommendations as to Implementation of AB 1421 Alternatives Developed by Alameda County Behavioral Health Services Stakeholder's Group (Continued from June 9, 2015)
    From: Mental Health Commission
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution directing the City Manager to send a letter of support to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors from the City of Berkeley for the recommendations developed by the AB 1421 stakeholder group reviewing the programs identified as addressing the needs of persons with serious mental illness not currently engaged in mental health treatment.  These recommendations were submitted by Alex Briscoe, Director, Health Care Services Agency to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on January 13, 2015.
    Financial Implications: None
    Contact: Carol Patterson, Commission Secretary, 981-5400

b. Support for Recommendations as to Implementation of AB 1421 Alternatives Developed by Alameda County Behavioral Health Services Stakeholder's Group (Continued from June 9, 2015) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Review additional background information related to the Mental Health Commission's recommendations regarding implementation of AB 1421 alternatives developed by Alameda County Behavioral Health Services stakeholder's group.
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

  1. a. City Council Referral to Develop a Comprehensive Plan for the Funding of the Undergrounding of Utility Wires on All Major and Collector Streets in Berkeley (Continued from July 14, 2015)
    From: Public Works Commission, Transportation Commission, and Disaster and Fire Safety Commission
    Recommendation:
    1. Approve a work plan, as attached to the report, to develop a comprehensive plan (the "Undergrounding Plan") for the funding of the undergrounding of utility wires for all streets in Berkeley. The Undergrounding Plan would be developed in coordination with the City's existing related plans and activities, including the City's Resiliency Program.
    2. Establish a Utility Undergrounding Special Commission consisting of the Public Works Commission, Transportation Commission, the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission representatives, and subject matter experts as needed to oversee the preparation of the Undergrounding Plan. The Special Commission shall be a manageable size and composed similar to the commission that developed the downtown Street and Open Space Improvement Plan.
    Financial Implications: See report 
    Contact: Sean Rose, Secretary to the Public Works Commission, 981-6300; Farid Javandel, Secretary to the Transportation Commission, 981-6300; David Brannigan, Secretary to the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission, 981-3473

b. City Council Referral to Develop a Comprehensive Plan for Funding the Undergrounding of Utility Wires on All Major and Collector Streets in Berkeley  (Continued from July 14, 2015)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Postpone implementation of a Utility Undergrounding Work Plan and direct the City Manager to return to Council in Fall 2015 with a report detailing the budget and staffing required to implement a Utility Undergrounding Work Plan and Special Commission. The report would also identify projects in the City's adopted Work Plan that would be delayed in order to implement the Commissions' recommendations.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

  1.  Support AB 101 – Ethnic Studies for California High Schools and Creation of an Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee (Continued from September 15, 2015)
    From: Councilmember Arreguin
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1. Supporting Assembly Bill (AB) 101, the "Ethnic Studies for California High School", introduced by Assemblymember Luis A. Alejo; and 2. Urging the Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education to create an Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee to oversee establishing Ethnic Studies coursework as a requirement for graduation in Berkeley public schools. Copies of the Resolution are to be sent to the Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education, BUSD Superintendent Donald Evans, Assemblymember Luis Alejo, Senator Loni Hancock, Assemblymember Tony Thurmond and Governor Jerry Brown.
    Financial Implications: None
    Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
 Action Calendar – New Business
 
 
  1.  Report on the Process Currently Underway to Select the City's Fourth Authorized Cannabis Dispensary
    From: City Manager
    Recommendation:  
    1. Review the selection process to date;
    2. Consider the letter from Community Partnership 4 Health regarding the status of its dispensary application; and
    3. Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 66,711-N.S. to alter the selection process to allow the Council to consider all of the applicants currently deemed complete.
    Financial Implications: None
    Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400
  1. a. Amendments to Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance 23.D.10
    From: Councilmembers Droste, Moore, and Worthington
    Recommendation:
    Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance 23.D.10 is a great step towards increasing Berkeley’s housing stock and adding subtle density to residential neighborhoods. The following amendments will support density in walkable neighborhoods, and streamline parking waivers for neighborhoods without RPP zones that are close proximity to BART.  Amend the following sections: 23.D.10.040 5. The Subject lot shall provide one off off-street parking space for the Accessory Dwelling Unit in conformance with Chapter 23D.12, except as provided in the report.
    Financial Implications: Staff time
    Contact: Lori Droste, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180

b. Zoning Amendments to Encourage Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs); Amending BMC Chapter 23D.10
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 23D.10 to modify the existing regulation of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to improve readability and correct a technical error.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400

  1.  Report Regarding Citizens Redistricting Commission Charter Amendment and Ordinance Amendment
    From: Open Government Commission
    Recommendation: Approve the Citizens Redistricting Commission Charter Amendment and Ordinance Amendment as accepted by the Open Government Commission.
    Financial Implications: None
    Contact: Savith Iyengar, Commission Secretary, 981-6950
 Council Action Items
 
 
  1.  Match All National Housing Trust Fund Grants Awarded to Recipient Projects in Berkeley
    From: Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to match all National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) grants awarded to recipient projects in Berkeley.
    Financial Implications: Unknown
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
  1.  Send a Letter to Governor Jerry Brown Requesting the Creation of a Statewide Allocation Process to Receive Grants from the National Housing Trust Fund
    Supplemental Material
    From: Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation: Send a letter to Governor Jerry Brown requesting the creation of a statewide allocation process to receive grants from the National Housing Trust Fund when funding is awarded to states.
    Financial Implications: See report
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
  1.  Housing Trust Fund Loan for $1,000,000 
    From: Councilmembers Worthington and Anderson
    Recommendation: Loan $1,000,000 to the Housing Trust Fund.
    Financial Implications: $1,000,000
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
  1.  City Manager Referral: Creating an Animal Friendly Menu Policy for the Berkeley Animal Care Shelter at Official Sponsored Events
    From: Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to examine the feasibility of creating an animal friendly menu policy for the Berkeley Animal Care Shelter at official sponsored events.
    Financial Implications: Minimal
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
  1.  Schedule a City Council Worksession on Berkeley Community Media’s New Community Based App and Website Called MediaPhile
    From: Councilmember Worthington
    Recommendation: Schedule a City Council Work Session on Berkeley Community Media’s new community based app and website called MediaPhile.
    Financial Implications: Minimal
    Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

Information Reports

  1.  Public Health Priorities: Community Engagement Report
    From: City Manager
    Contact: Kelly Wallace, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400
  1.  LPC-NOD: 1952 University Avenue
    From: City Manager
    Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400
  1. **Removed from Agenda by City Manager** Consolidated Status Update on 3 Audits: Purchase Order Audit – Select Public Works Divisions at the Corporation Yard; Public Works Contract Monitoring: Risk of Overpayment/Lack of Inventory Controls; City Fuel Operations Need Improvement 
    From: City Manager
    Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300
  1.  University Avenue Improvements in Downtown Streets and Open Space Improvement Plan
    From: City Manager
    Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300
 Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda – 
 
Adjournment
 
 

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Captioning services are provided at the meeting, on B-TV, and on the Internet.  In addition, assisted listening devices for the hearing impaired are available from the City Clerk prior to the meeting, and are to be returned before the end of the meeting.

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I hereby certify that the agenda for this meeting of the Berkeley City Council was posted at the display case located near the walkway in front of Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, as well as on the City’s website, on September 17, 2015.

 

Mark Numainville, City Clerk

 

Communications

Council rules limit action on Communications to referral to the City Manager and/or Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations. All communications submitted to Council are public record. Communications are not published directly to the City’s website. Copies of individual communications are available for viewing at the City Clerk Department and through Records Online.

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