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Regular Meeting eAgenda
September 13
, 2016
                                                                                                          

 

 

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AGENDA 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 

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, CMC, 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.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

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.

 

Recess Items

 

1.

Contract No. 9935 Amendment: Gallagher & Burk Inc. for FY 2015 Measure M Street Resurfacing and Reconstruction 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution ratifying action taken by the City Manager during recess to amend Contract No. 9935 with Gallagher & Burk, Inc. for FY 2015 Measure M Street Resurfacing and Reconstruction Project, increasing the contract amount by $424,435 for an amended total amount not to exceed $6,290,000.  
Financial Implications: Measure M GO Streets & Water Imp. Fund - $424,435
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

2.

Contract No. R8781A: Community Conservation Centers, Inc. for Reimbursement of Mixed Plastics Processing Costs 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution ratifying the action of the City Manager taken during recess to execute an amendment to Contract No. R8781A with Community Conservation Centers, Inc. for recyclables processing services to provide a one-time payment of $160,500 for rigid mixed plastics processing costs incurred in FY 2016.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $160,500
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

3.

Contract No. 10294 Amendment: R3 Consulting Group, Inc. for Independent Audit Services of the Community Conservation Center, Inc.
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution ratifying the action of the City Manager taken during recess amending Contract No. 10294 with R3 Consulting Group, Inc. for additional independent audit consulting services, increasing the contract by $20,028 for a total amount not to exceed $70,000.  The contract’s December 31, 2016 expiration date will remain unchanged.
Financial Implications: Zero Waste Fund - $70,000
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300


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 Councilmember 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 previous addressed that item during the Consent Calendar related public comment period.

     

 

4.

Minutes for Approval
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of July 7, 2016 (special), July 12, 2016 (special and regular), and July 19, 2016 (special closed, special and regular).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900

 

5.

Establish 2017 City Council Meeting Schedule
Supplemental Material
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution establishing the City Council regular meeting schedule for 2017, with starting times of 7:00 p.m.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900

 

6.

Correct a Drafting Error in Guidelines and Procedures for the Percent for Public Art in Private Development Program
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution adopting revised Guidelines and Procedures for the Percent for Public Art in Private Development Program to correct a drafting error, and rescinding Resolution No. 67,603-N.S.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530

 

7.

Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on September 13, 2016
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 - $650,000
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300

 

8.

City Manager Authority to Sign for Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal Managed Care Agreement
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution granting the City Manager authority to sign on behalf of the City of Berkeley and execute the Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal Managed Care Program Participating Physician Group Agreement, to execute any other agreements incident thereto, to execute any amendments thereto, and to receive revenue under the agreement.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Paul Buddenhagen, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

 

9.

Contract No 9709A Amendment: Pacific Site Management for the Provision of Landscape Maintenance Services
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 9709A with Pacific Site Management for the provision of landscape maintenance services at the North Berkeley Senior Center, South Berkeley Senior Center, West Berkeley Service Center, Berkeley Mental Health Clinic and the Ann Chandler Public Health Center, increasing the not to exceed amount by $38,730 for FY2017 for a total not to exceed amount of $118,730 through June 30, 2017; and with the option to extend for two additional sequential one year terms in the additional amount of $40,000 per year, subject to the City’s annual budget appropriation process.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $38,730
Contact: Paul Buddenhagen, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

 

10.

 Revenue Contract: 2016 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Targeted Initiative Contract
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to accept the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Targeted Initiative Contract Number 16F-5502 for an initial amount of $17,000 and execute any resultant agreements and amendments that may increase the contract amount to up to $35,000 to support specific targeted initiatives defined by the State of California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) for the period June 15, 2016 to May 31, 2017.
Financial Implications: $17,000 (Grant)
Contact: Paul Buddenhagen, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

 

11.

Contract No. 10183 Amendment: The Tides Center, the Fiscal Agent for EveryOne Home, for Continued Consultant Services in Support of the City’s Homeless Coordinated Entry System (CES)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No.10183 with The Tides Center, the fiscal agent for EveryOne Home (EOH), to support the continued implementation of the CES in Berkeley through June 30, 2017 by adding $39,660 to the contract for a total contract amount not to exceed $74,610.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $39,660
Contact: Paul Buddenhagen, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

 

12.

Contract No. 5864F Amendment: Granicus Video Streaming Services
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 5864F with Granicus, Inc. for video streaming, podcasting, and archiving, increasing the amount by $25,340 for a total not to exceed $373,340 from November 14, 2002 to June 30, 2017.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $25,340
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

 

13.

Contract No. 8865C Amendment: Accela, Inc. for Professional Services and Software Maintenance
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 8865C with Accela, Inc., for professional services and software maintenance, increasing the amount by $213,939, for a total not to exceed $1,364,888, from December 12, 2011 to June 30, 2019.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - 213,939
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

 

14.

Contract: Geographic Technologies Group for Geographic Information System (GIS) Master Plan
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Geographic Technologies Group for Geographic Information System (GIS) Master Plan, for a total not to exceed $69,260 from September 14, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $69,260
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

 

15.

Contract No. 8216C Amendment: VeriPic, Inc. for Digital Evidence Management System
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 8216C with VeriPic, Inc., increasing the amount by $40,314, for a total not to exceed $147,364 from December 21, 2009 through June 30, 2021.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $40,314
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

 

16.

Contract No. 9149 Amendment: Advantel Networks for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Telephone System
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 9149 with Advantel Networks for a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone system licensing and maintenance, increasing the contract by $82,500 for a total not to exceed amount of $1,287,500, from November 15, 2012 to June 30, 2018.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $1,287,500
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

 

17.

Contract No. 6096C Amendment: ESI Group, IBM Hardware and Software Lease
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 6096C with ESI Group for leasing, maintenance, technical support, and consulting services for International Business Machines (IBM) hardware and software, increasing the current contract by $278,769, for a total not to exceed $1,682,769 from June 2, 2003 through June 30, 2019.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $278,769
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

 

18.

Non-Exclusive Rubbish Hauling Franchises
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution declaring the Council’s intention pursuant to Chapter 9.60 of the Berkeley Municipal Code to consider granting non-exclusive rubbish collection and transportation franchises at a public hearing on October 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to the following applicants: Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc.; Biagini Waste Reduction Systems, Inc.; and Republic Services.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

19.

Purchase Orders: Trillium CNG for Compressed Natural Gas Fuel FY 2015 - FY 2019
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute purchase orders for compressed natural gas with Trillium CNG for the five-year period FY 2015 through FY 2019 for $200,000 annually, for a new total expenditure amount of $1,888,724.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

20.

Contract: Pacific Trenchless, Inc. for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation - Adeline Street, Shattuck Avenue, Haste Street, MLK Jr. Way, Alcatraz Avenue, Ellis Street, Colusa Avenue, Tacoma Avenue, Acton Street and Channing Way 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Project, 16-11060-C, located on Adeline Street, Shattuck Avenue, Haste Street, MLK Jr. Way, Alcatraz Avenue, Ellis Street, Colusa Avenue, Tacoma Avenue, Acton Street and Channing Way; accepting the bid of the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Pacific Trenchless, Inc.; and authorizing the execution of 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 $3,480,154.
Financial Implications: Sanitary Sewer Operation Fund - $3,480,154
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300


 

21.

Acton Courtyard Rent Overcharges
From: Housing Advisory Commission
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to find an appropriate solution to mitigate the impacts of rent overcharges and non-qualifying tenancies at Acton Courtyard, such as by requiring the property owner, Equity Residential, to either refund the overcharged amount to current and former tenants, if legally compliant, or to pay into the Housing Trust Fund an equivalent amount.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Amy Davidson, Commission Secretary, 981-5400

 

Council Consent Items

 

22.

Appointment of Christiana Tiedemann to the Berkeley Housing Authority
From: Mayor Bates
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the appointment of Christiana Tiedemann to the vacant position on the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) for a four year term.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

 

23.

Re-Appointment of Valerie Agostino and Adolph Moody to the Berkeley Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
From: Mayor Bates
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the re-appointment of Commissioners Valerie Agostino and Adolph Moody to the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) Board of Commissioners for two year terms.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

 

24.

Process Guidelines for Prioritizing $100 Million Infrastructure and Facilities Bond Spending
Revised materials
From: Mayor Bates, and Councilmembers Worthington, Wengraf, and Maio
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution establishing guidelines for public participation and City Council decisions in determining spending priorities and allocations for revenue from a $100 million infrastructure and facilities bond.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

 

25.

Requirement for Rooftop Solar
From: Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Wengraf and Maio
Recommendation: Request that the Energy Commission develop recommendations for a rooftop solar requirement in Berkeley.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

 

26.

Ad-Hoc Committee on a More Open Government Recommendations on the Good Government Package
From: Councilmembers Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, and Droste
Recommendation:
1. Refer to the City Manager to examine the online public calendars for the Mayor and Councilmembers.
2. Designate the City Attorney’s Office as the sole drafter of a ballot question on an initiative or Council-initiated ballot measure. However, after a ballot question is drafted it is presented to the Council for input and the City Attorney can include Council’s suggested modifications. Once the ballot question is finalized, Council would be required to submit the ballot question to the voters without any further modifications.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

27.

Worksession on Improving City Council Meeting Process
From: Councilmembers Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, and Droste
Recommendation: Refer to the Agenda Committee to schedule a worksession in early 2017 for the Ad-Hoc Committee on a More Open Government to present its findings on improving City Council meeting agenda setting and process.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

28.

Support for Providing Medication Abortion Services at the Tang Center
From: Councilmembers Arreguin, Wengraf, and Droste
Recommendation: Send a letter to UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks urging University Health Services to provide access to medication abortion services at the Tang Center.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

29.

City Manager Referral: Evaluate the Effectiveness of the City “Move-out” Program
From: Councilmembers Worthington and Wengraf
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to examine the effectiveness of the City “Move-out” program and respond to the findings prior to May 2017.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

30.

Send Letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Daniel Ashe to Protect the Monarch Butterfly Population
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Send a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Daniel Ashe urging protection of the threatened monarch butterfly population.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

31.

Support Proposition 55: Continue Existing State Proposition 30, a Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare Initiative
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: That the City of Berkeley support Proposition 55 Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare Initiative.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

32.

 Proclamation Honoring the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museumin Berkeley
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
Adopt a proclamation honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum in Berkeley.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

33.

Proclamation Commending #SaveBlackBerkeley
Revised materials
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a proclamation commending #SaveBlackBerkeley for advocating for tenants and homeowners.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

34.

Oppose Proposition 66: Expediting the Execution Process of Inmates and Reforming California’s Death Penalty Policy
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Oppose Proposition 66 the state initiative that will expedite the execution process of inmates on death row and reform California’s death penalty policy.
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 

 

35.

A.C. Transit “Southside Pilot Project” for Transit Improvements (Continued from July 12, 2016)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Approve the AC Transit “Southside Pilot Project” for transit improvements.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

36.

Opposition to Business License Tax Initiative Sponsored by Large Landlords (Continued from July 19, 2016)
From: Councilmembers Arreguin, Capitelli, and Maio
Recommendation: Oppose the ballot initiative “Increasing Business License Tax on Residential Rentals and Authorizing the City Council to Establish a New Legislative Body to Advise the Council on Affordable Housing and Homelessness”, sponsored by the Berkeley Property Owners Association (BPOA), which would raise significantly less funding for city services, including affordable housing and homeless prevention.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

37.

Ballot Measure to Increase Police Accountability (Continued from July 19, 2016. Item contains revised and supplemental material.)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager and City Attorney to direct staff to develop language for a Measure to amend the City Charter to increase police accountability, to be placed on the 2018 ballot.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

38.

Urban Agriculture Package (Continued from July 19, 2016.  Item contains revised material.)
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Refer to the Planning Commission the development of an Urban Agriculture package that includes the following amendments to the Zoning Ordinance: 1. Designate urban agriculture as a primary and incidental use category and define as, “the production of food or horticultural crops for harvest, sale, and/or donation”. 2. Add urban agriculture as an Outdoor Use in all Commercial zones as well as the MU-LI and MU-R zones. Permit urban agriculture in these zones on lots less than 40,000 sq. ft. as a “by-right” use. Lots greater than 40,000 sq. ft. will require an Administrative Use Permit (AUP). 3. Permit urban agriculture on occupied lots in residential zones as a “by-right” use. 4. Define rooftop gardens and develop requirements that comply with existing building codes. 5. Permit accessory uses, including sheds, greenhouses, trellises, pergolas and fences, as a “by-right” use on occupied and vacant lots used for urban agriculture that satisfy requirements cited in Sections 23D.08.005 and 23E.04.040. 6. Permit group class instruction, community gatherings, and sales as a “by-right” use in all zones similar to Residential (Section 23C.20.010(B)). Specifically in the M and MM zones, update Sections 23E.72.060 and 23E.72.060, which state that sales are only permitted on 10% of the floor area, to allow goods manufactured on site to be sold as an exempt accessory use requiring only a zoning certificate. 7. Permit sales of “value-added” products or processed food products to be sold on site during the sales of non-processed edibles or plants that comply with the State of California Homemade Food Act.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

39.

Berkeley Deep Green Building Initiative (Continued from July 19, 2016)
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager and Energy Commission the development of policies and programs to improve the energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings based on the Berkeley Deep Green Building proposal.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

40.

Addressing Potential Unintended Consequences by Evaluating Additional Budget Information (Continued from July 19, 2016.  Item contains supplemental material.)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: That the Council consider additional information about the potential unintended consequences from the budget decision.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

41.

Urging the California State Legislature to Amend or Oppose the “By Right Housing Approvals” Budget Trailer Bill (Continued from July 19, 2016. Item contains supplemental material.)
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution urging the California State Legislature to amend or oppose the “By-Right Housing Approvals” Budget Trailer Bill in recognition of Berkeley’s local planning tools and significant contributions to regional housing development.  Copies of the Resolution are to be sent to Governor Jerry Brown, State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, Senator Loni Hancock, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Assemblymember Tony Thurmond.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

Action Calendar – New Business

 

42.

Contract Amendment:  CalPERS Cost Share under Government Code 20516 for Employees Represented by the Public Employees Union Local 1
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,504-N.S. amending the City’s contract with CalPERS to provide the mandatory monthly employee contribution of 8.0% of salary as provided under Government Code Section 20516, applicable to all members (Miscellaneous employees, both Classic and New Members) represented by the Public Employees Union (PEU) Local 1 (hereinafter “PEU Local 1”).
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Sarah Reynoso, Human Resources, 981-6800

 

43a.

Additional Parking Spaces for Persons with Disabilities at the New Center Street Garage
From: Commission on Disability
Recommendation: Add five (5) parking spaces to the sixteen designed spaces for a minimum of twenty one for persons with disabilities.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Carmella Rejwan, Commission Secretary, 981-6300

 

43b.

Companion Report: Additional Parking Spaces for Persons with Disabilities at the New Center Street Garage
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Reconfirm the approved Center Street Garage Plans and maintain the recommended number of disabled accessible parking spaces in accordance with the design, and direct the City Manager to monitor demand and revisit the number of disabled accessible parking spaces if needed.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300


Information Reports

 

44.

LPC-NOD: 2910-2912 Telegraph Avenue
From: City Manager
Contact: Carol Johnson, Planning and Development, 981-7400

 

45.

Progress Report on Berkeley Police Department and Police Review Commission Development of Revisions to BPD Policies and Procedures for Responding to Protest Activity
From: City Manager
Contact: Michael Meehan, Police, 981-5900; Katherine J. Lee, Police Review Commission, 981-4950


Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda –  

Adjournment

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West Branch – 1125 University

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North Branch – 1170 The Alameda

Email:  clerk@cityofberkeley.info

South Branch – 1901 Russell

COMMUNICATION ACCESS INFORMATION:

This meeting is being held in a wheelchair accessible location.

To request a disability-related accommodation(s) to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact the Disability Services specialist at 981-6346(V) or 981-7075 (TDD) at least three business days before the meeting date.

Attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various scents, whether natural or manufactured, in products and materials.  Please help the City respect these needs.

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 1, 2016.

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. Copies of individual communications are available for viewing at the City Clerk Department and through Records Online.

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