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Special Meeting eAgenda
November 10, 2015



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In accordance with the authority in me vested, I do hereby call the Berkeley City Council in special session as follows:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
7:00 P.M.

Longfellow Middle School Auditorium – 1500 Derby Street, Berkeley, CA  94703

Tom Bates, Mayor


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 - Limited to items on this agenda only

Action Calendar  

  1. a. Revisions to Minimum Wage Ordinance B.M.C 13.99 (Continued from September 15, 2015)
    From: Commission on Labor
    Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 13.99 that will ensure the Berkeley Minimum Wage Ordinance is successful in promoting and protecting the rights and the individual self-reliance of working people in Berkeley by raising the minimum wage to a living wage, adding an annual cost of living adjustment, and granting adequate paid sick leave to all workers.
    Financial Implications: None
    Contact: Delfina Geiken, Commission Secretary, 981-5400

b. Proposed Amendments to the Minimum Wage Ordinance; Amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 13.99 (Continued from September 15, 2015)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Review and consider information regarding the activities and costs associated with implementing and enforcing the Commission on Labor's    proposed amendments to the Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO), including the potential impact of the proposed amendments on the City's minimum wage employees, employers, non-profit organizations and community-based organizations, on-call workers and youth training program workers, and either: 
 1. Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 13.99, which includes staff-recommended revisions to the Commission's proposed Ordinance; 
2. Refer the MWO back to the City Manager for further analysis and revisions.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

c. Paid Sick Leave Ordinance; Adding Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 13.100
From: City Manager
Review and consider the attached Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO), including the potential benefits and impacts of the ordinance on employees, employers, and the community and either:  
1. Adopt first reading of an Ordinance adding Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 13.100;
2. Postpone adoption of the Ordinance until businesses have had a chance to assess the impact of the new state Paid Sick Leave law on business operations. 
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

  1. Berkeley Fair Elections Public Campaign Financing Ballot Measure (Continued from September 15, 2015)
    From: Fair Campaign Practices Commission
    Recommendation: Consider the public funding proposal from MapLight and the League of Women Voters (dated January 5, 2015) for possible further consideration for the November 2016 ballot.
    Financial Implications: None
    Contact: Savith Iyengar, Commission Secretary, 981-6950


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 beaffixed on this 29th day of October, 2015.                                                  

Tom Bates, Mayor

Public Notice – this Proclamation serves as the official agenda for this meeting.


Mark Numainville, CMC, City Clerk


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

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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