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Regular Meeting Annotated Agenda
October 27
, 2015

 

 

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ANNOTATED AGENDA
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 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 6 - LORI DROSTE

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:04 p.m.

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

Absent: None.

Ceremonial Matters

1. Recognition of Beatriz Leyva-Cutler for 35 years at BAHIA
2. Recognition of the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra for 50 years of music

City Manager Comments:  

1. Announcement of the Pumpkin Patch Event on Oct. 31 at 9:00 a.m. at King Middle School

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: 4 speakers.

Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only: 9 speakers.

Consent Calendar

Action: M/S/C (Wengraf/Arreguin) to adopt the Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated.
Vote: All Ayes.

1. Amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 9.96 Regarding Point of Sale Cell Phone Warnings in Response to District Court Order
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,443-N.S. amending Section 9.96.030.A consistent with the order issued by the U.S. District Court in CTIA v. City of Berkeley (USDC ND CA C-15-2529 EMC).
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Droste; Noes – None; Absent – Anderson, Bates.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,443–N.S.

2. Settlement of Stillwater v. City of Berkeley, ACSC No. RG 14 734511
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the settlement of the lawsuit Stillwater v. City of Berkeley, ACSC No. RG 14 734511 for $25,000.
Financial Implications: Public Liability Fund - $25,000
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 67,233–N.S.

3. Minutes for Approval
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of September 8, 2015 (special closed), September 14, 2015 (special closed), September 15, 2015 (special and regular) and September 29, 2015 (special and regular).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900
Action: Approved minutes amended as follows - Meeting of 9/15/15, Item #59, vote on the following action corrected to read:

Action: M/S/Failed (Worthington/Anderson) to Refer to the City Manager to create a plan to bring the minimum wage in line with the living wage, and direct staff to bring back proposals for adding sick leave to the minimum wage ordinance on November 10, 2015.
Vote: Ayes – Anderson, Arreguin, Worthington, Droste; Noes – Wengraf, Bates; Abstain – Maio, Moore, Capitelli.

4. Revised Conflict of Interest Code
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution adopting a revised Conflict of Interest Code for the City of Berkeley and rescinding Resolution No. 66,815-N.S.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 67,234–N.S.

5. Grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for an updated Arts and Culture Plan
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting a $50,000 matching grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for an updated Arts and Culture Plan for the City of Berkeley.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 67,235–N.S.

6. Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on October 27, 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: General Fund - $225,000
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300
Action: Approved recommendation.

7. Revenue Agreement: Alameda County Transition to Independence Program for Berkeley Mental Health
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a revenue agreement with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, and any amendments thereto, for outpatient mental health services to transition age youth in the amount of $537,854 for the term July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, and approving the designations as listed on the Alameda County Health Care Services CBO Community Agency Contract Signature Authorization form.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 67,236–N.S.

8. Unrepresented Employees:  Cost of Living Adjustments and Benefit Changes
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions:
1. Approving cost of living adjustments for the Unrepresented Employees in Units Z-1; Z-2; Z-3; Z-4; Z-6; and X-1, except daily rated camp classifications, for the period September 13, 2015 through June 16, 2018 and rescinding Resolution No. 64,175-N.S. Classification and Salary Resolution, and Resolution No. 64,211-N.S. Unrepresented Employees: Cost of Living Adjustment; and
2. Adopting the Unrepresented Employee Manual, that amends several provisions including allowing employee cost sharing of CalPERS retirement benefits; amending the Retiree Health Premium Assistance Plan to allow portability; eliminating liquidation of sick leave upon termination for new employees; freezing the amount the City pays to employees for health insurance in lieu benefit; and other amendments that more closely align Unrepresented employees with the benefits provided to represented classifications, and rescinding Resolution 66,904-N.S.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Sarah Reynoso, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 67,237–N.S. (COLA Adjustment), and Resolution No. 67,238–N.S. (Manual)

9. Purchase Order: Altec Industries, Inc. for Two Hybrid Aerial Bucket Trucks
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution satisfying City Charter Article XI Section 67.2 requirements, accepting National Joint Powers Alliance contract bid procedures, and authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order for two Hybrid Aerial Bucket trucks with Altec Industries, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $324,800.
Financial Implications: Equipment Replacement Fund - $324,800
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 67,239–N.S.

10. Purchase Order: National Auto Fleet Group for One Ford F450 Super Duty Stencil Truck
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution satisfying City Charter Article XI Section 67.2 requirements, accepting National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) contract bid procedures, and authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order for one Ford F450 Super Duty Stencil truck with National Auto Fleet Group for an amount not to exceed $129,300.
Financial Implications: Equipment Replacement Fund - $129,300
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 67,240–N.S.

11. Two Additional Disaster and Fire Safety Commission Meetings
From: Disaster and Fire Safety Commission
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving two additional meetings of the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission in calendar year 2015.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: David Brannigan, Commission Secretary, 981-3473
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 67,241–N.S.

Council Consent Items

12. Funding a Joint Berkeley-Ireland Recognition Ceremony and Memorial
From: Mayor Bates
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $1,000 per Councilmember including $1,000 from Mayor Bates, to the Joint Recognition Ceremony and Memorial, 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 - $1,000
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 67,242–N.S. amended to include a contribution from the following Councilmember up to the amount listed: Councilmember Wengraf - $100.

13. 924 Gilman’s Alternative Music Foundation: 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 $100 per councilmember, including $100 from Councilmember Maio, to the Alternative Music Foundation 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 - $100
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 67,243–N.S. amended to include a contribution from the following Councilmember up to the amount listed: Councilmember Wengraf - $100.

14. Honoring Beatriz Leyva-Cutler’s 35th Anniversary at BAHIA: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Fund to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
From: Councilmember Maio
Recommendation: Adopt a proclamation honoring Beatriz Leyva-Cutler for her 35 years of exceptional leadership at BAHIA, and adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $100 per council member, including $100 from Councilmember Maio, to the Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement, Inc. (BAHIA) with funds relinquished to the city’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary council office budget of Councilmember Maio and any other council members who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmember's Discretionary Fund - $100
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110
Action: Adopted proclamation and adopted Resolution No. 67,244–N.S. amended to include contributions from the following Councilmembers up to the amount listed: Councilmember Wengraf - $100; Councilmember Moore - $100; Councilmember Arreguin - $100; Councilmember Capitelli - $100; Councilmember Anderson - $100.

15. Private Parking Lot Regulations
From: Councilmember Moore
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager the development of an ordinance that would allow parking lot operators to manage their parking facilities so as to meet the needs of local businesses and their customers.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120
Action: Approved recommendation.

16. Urging the State Legislature and Governor to Repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution urging the California State Legislature and Governor to adopt legislation repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, Civil Code Sections 1954.50-1954.535.  Copies of the Resolution are to be sent to Governor Jerry Brown, State Senator Loni Hancock and State Assemblymember Tony Thurmond.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
Action: Adopted Resolution No. 67,245–N.S.

17. Support of Latino/Chicano Representation at UC Berkeley
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Send a letter to UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks urging UC Berkeley to do more to address the underrepresentation of Latino/Chicano students, staff, and faculty.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
Action: Councilmember Droste and Councilmember Moore added as co-sponsors. Approved recommendation.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Droste; Noes – None; Abstain – Bates.

18. Requesting the Reintroduction of AB 1229 or Similar Legislation to Allow Cities the Right to Adopt and Enforce Inclusionary Housing Law and Send a Letter to Senator Loni Hancock and Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Request the reintroduction of AB 1229 or similar legislation to allow cities the right to adopt and enforce inclusionary housing laws and send a letter to Senator Loni Hancock and Assemblymember Tony Thurmond.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Approved recommendation.

19. Proclamation to Celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of Berkeley Times
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a proclamation to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Berkeley Times.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Adopted proclamation.

20. Refer to the Rent Stabilization Board to Consider Creating an Ordinance Preventing Evictions for Minor Offenses
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Anderson, and Arreguin
Recommendation: Refer to the Housing Advisory Commission, and the Rent Stabilization Board to consider creating an ordinance preventing evictions for minor offenses.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Moved to Action Calendar.  Item held over to November 17, 2015.

21. City Manager Referral: Streamline the Permit Process for Housing Projects with a Majority or More Affordable Units
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Refer to City Manager to create an ordinance that will streamline the permit process for housing projects with a majority or more affordable units if it includes at least 20 percent of units at 50% AMI.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Moved to Action Calendar.  Item held over to the December 1, 2015 Worksession on Housing.

Action Calendar – Old Business

22. Local Amendments to California Building Code and Berkeley Housing Code to Improve Building Safety (Continued from September 15, 2015)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
1. Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,433–N.S. Adding Section 19.28.090 To The Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 19.28 (Berkeley Building Code) Regarding The Construction Of Weather-Exposed Building Elements Extending Beyond Exterior Walls; and
2. Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,434–N.S. Adding A New Section 19.40.035 To The Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 19.40 (Berkeley Housing Code) To Require Inspection And Certification Of Weather-Exposed Elevated Elements Every Three Years; and
3. Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,435–N.S. Adding A New Section 12.48.055 To The Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 12.48 (Residential Rental Housing Safety Program) To Require Inspection And Certification Of Weather-Exposed Elevated Elements Every Three Years.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action: Moved to Consent Calendar.
1. Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,433–N.S.
2. Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,434–N.S.
3. Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,435–N.S.

23. a. Recommended Changes to Berkeley Police Department General Order N-17, Suspicious Activity Reporting and Relationship With the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (Continued from September 15, 2015)
From: Police Review Commission
Contact: Katherine Lee, Commission Secretary, 981-4950

23. b. Revisions to General Order N-17
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Accept the recommendations for revisions to General Order N-17 made by the Police Review Commission.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Michael Meehan, Police, 981-5900

Action: 10 speakers. M/S/C (Arreguin/Moore) to adopt Item 23.b. with a request that the Police Review Commission and City Council be provided with available documents regarding the SARs submitted by Berkeley Police.
Vote: All Ayes.

24. City Manager Referral: Reinstate Inviting Community Agencies to Make Presentations During the Commission Funding Process (Continued from September 15, 2015)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to increase transparency by reinstating a practice of inviting community agencies to present to city commissions on proposals during the funding allocation process.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Item held over to January 19, 2016.  Requested a report from the City Manager that includes background on the allocation process and the ability of agencies to present to commissions in person. 
25. Housing Trust Fund Loan for $1,000,000 (Continued from September 29, 2015)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Loan $1,000,000 to the Housing Trust Fund.
Financial Implications: $1,000,000
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: 24 speakers. M/S/C (Worthington/Wengraf) to hold the item over to the December 1, 2015 Worksession on Housing.  Request that staff issue a Request for Information to affordable housing agencies and organizations.
Vote: All Ayes.

Recess 9:13 p.m. – 9:26 p.m.

26. Match All National Housing Trust Fund Grants Awarded to Recipient Projects in Berkeley (Continued from September 29, 2015)
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
Action: Item held over to December 1, 2015 Worksession on Housing.

27. Green Affordable Housing Package (Continued from October 6, 2015)
Revised
From: Councilmember Droste
Recommendation: Refer that the Planning Commission and City Manager investigate the following two policies as ways to reduce barriers for the creation of affordable housing. City Council requests that commissions and staff address and propose solutions and/or an implementation plan using the recommendations in the report by September 1, 2016. Policy 1: Designate units and funding for affordable housing by prioritizing housing over parking spaces in new developments. Policy 2: Remove the structural and procedural barriers to creating more housing.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Lori Droste, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180
Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Maio) to accept supplemental material from Councilmembers Droste and Wengraf on Item 27.
Vote: All Ayes.

Action: 21 speakers. M/S/C (Droste/Moore) to adopt the revised recommendation as follows:

RECOMMENDATION
Request that the Planning Commission and City Manager investigate the feasibility of reducing barriers for the creation of new affordable housing. City Council requests that commissions and staff address and propose solutions and/or an implementation plan using the following recommendations by October 1, 2016.

Policy 1: Designate units and funding for affordable housing by prioritizing housing over parking spaces in new developments
1. Reduce or eliminate minimum residential parking requirements if car-sharing spaces, shared mobility devices, or transit passes or other TDM measures are provided.
2. Consider a cap on residential parking maximums.
3. Reduce or eliminate minimum parking requirements for new housing that serves populations that do not have high rates of car ownerships.
4. Reduce or eliminate minimum parking requirements for transit-intensive housing.
• Transit-intensive housing is defined as within 1,200 feet of a transit center or within 1,200 feet of an overlap between major transit corridor and a commercial or mixed-use district.
• Broadly defined, a transit corridor generally refers to a geographic area that accommodates travel or potential travel. A transit corridor is best defined as the areas around all of the stations along a transit line that have destinations or residences within reasonable distance for walking, biking, or other transit connections. 

• Broadly defined, a transit hub refers to a site containing an existing rail transit station, a ferry terminal served by either a bus or rail transit service, or a major bus route with frequencies of service intervals of 15 minutes or less during the morning and afternoon peak commute periods. 

5. Re-evaluate and/or reduce parking space requirements per new residential unit in areas within ½ mile of a transit hub.

Determine a process whereby the costs saved by parking reductions will be designated for affordable units or the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

Evaluate and account for impacts of parking policies on access and routes for emergency vehicles and evacuations.

Policy 2: Remove the structural barriers to creating more housing
1. Improve and streamline the development review process, particularly for permanently affordable housing projects. Review and compare Berkeley’s process to that of neighboring cities.

With the following items also referred for consideration:
1. The parking provisions should apply to buildings of two units or more.
2. Examine the distances as walking distances not as direct distances.
3. Examine transit hours, especially late night and 24-hour service.
4. Refer the issue of citywide RPP to the Transportation Commission.
5. Refer all related communications in the record for consideration.
 
Vote: All Ayes.

Action Calendar – New Business

28. Authorizing the City Manager to Sign Downtown PBID Petition and Ballot on Behalf of the City
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1.  Authorizing the City Manager to approve and sign the "Preliminary Petition to Reestablish the Downtown Berkeley Property-Based Business Improvement District" document on behalf of City-owned properties in the proposed Downtown PBID area; and 2.  In the event the petition is successful in triggering a ballot process to reestablish a Downtown PBID, authorizing the City Manager to vote YES on any ballots on behalf of City-owned properties in the proposed Downtown PBID area.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530
Action: 2 speakers.  M/S/Failed (Worthington/Anderson) to delay the item to the earliest possible agenda and provide additional notification to voting members in the proposed BID area.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Anderson, Arreguin, Worthington; Noes – None; Abstain – Moore, Capitelli, Wengraf, Droste, Bates.
Action: M/S/C (Bates/Capitelli) to adopt Resolution No. 67,246–N.S., 1.  Authorizing the City Manager to approve and sign the "Preliminary Petition to Reestablish the Downtown Berkeley Property-Based Business Improvement District" document on behalf of City-owned properties in the proposed Downtown PBID area; and 2.  In the event the petition is successful in triggering a ballot process to reestablish a Downtown PBID, authorizing the City Manager to vote YES on any ballots on behalf of City-owned properties in the proposed Downtown PBID area.
Vote: Ayes – Moore, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Droste, Bates; Noes – Maio, Anderson, Worthington.

29. Filling Vacancies Among the Elected Representatives for the Poor
From: Human Welfare and Community Action Commission
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution confirming the appointment of Ms. Leah Simon-Weisberg (District 3), as an elected representative for the poor on the Human Welfare and Community Action Commission (HWCAC), having been selected by the remaining elected representatives for the poor at the HWCAC September 16, 2015 meeting, and that her term expires November 16, 2016.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Wing Wong, Commission Secretary, 981-5400
Action: Item held over to November 17, 2015.

Council Action Items

30. Revising the Rental Housing Safety Program
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager the following proposals to revise the Rental Housing Safety Program (RHSP) and improve housing safety in the City of Berkeley: Prioritize proactive inspections; Increase re-inspection fees; Consider an across-the-board RHSP fee increase; Enhanced enforcement of Schedule A requirement; Explore establishment of a mandatory inspection program; Allow confidential housing code complaints; Amend the Housing Code to make mold and mildew a public nuisance; Increase remedies for non-compliance.  The goal of this recommendation is to improve housing safety and habitability while shifting costs to those properties not in compliance and containing the costs to those following the law.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
Action: Item held over to November 17, 2015.

Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Wengraf) to suspend the rules and extend the meeting to 11:15 p.m. to consider Item 31.
Vote: All Ayes.

31. Housing Advisory Commission referral: Revise or Waive Housing Trust Fund Guidelines on Predevelopment Funds to Facilitate More Viable Applications to Upcoming Funding Cycles
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Refer to the Housing Advisory Commission to revise or waive Housing Trust Fund Guidelines on predevelopment funds to facilitate more viable applications to upcoming regional, state and federal funding cycles.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Item held over to the December 1, 2015 Worksession on Housing.

32. Creating a Comprehensive Affordable Housing Action Plan by Considering 27 Housing Proposals and Referring to the Housing Advisory Commission and Rent Stabilization Board
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Create a comprehensive Affordable Housing Action Plan to improve housing affordability in Berkeley through affordable housing funding and policy reform by referring to the Housing Advisory Commission and Rent Board Stabilization Board.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Item held over to the December 1, 2015 Worksession on Housing.   

Information Reports

33. **Removed from Agenda by City Manager** 4th Ambulance Pilot Project 6-Month Update
From: City Manager
Contact: Avery Webb, Fire, 981-3473

34. LPC-NOD: 3049-3051 Adeline Street
From: City Manager
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action: Received and filed.

35. LPC-NOD: 2211 Harold Way
From: City Manager
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action: Received and filed.

36. City Auditor Fiscal Year 2016 Audit Plan
From: Auditor
Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750
Action: Received and filed.

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda – 4 speakers.

Adjournment

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

Councilmember Moore absent 11:08 p.m. – 11:14 p.m.

Councilmember Capitelli absent 11:12 p.m. – 11:14 p.m.

Adjourned at 11:14 p.m.

Communications 
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