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Regular Meeting eAgenda
March 28, 2017
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AGENDA 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 

7:00 P.M.

Council Chambers – 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

 Jesse Arreguin, Mayor

Councilmembers:

District 1 – Linda Maio

District 5 – Sophie Hahn

District 2 – Cheryl Davila

District 6 – Susan Wengraf

District 3 – Ben Bartlett

District 7 – Kriss Worthington

District 4 – Kate Harrison

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. Swearing in of newly elected District 4 Councilmember.

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 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.

     

 

1.

Amending BMC Chapter 12.96: Regulating Changes to Health Care Facilities
From: Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmembers Droste, Hahn, and Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,535-N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 12.96 to ensure appropriate notice is delivered and posted and public hearings are conducted prior to the closing of a hospital, clinic or out-patient facility that serves the City of Berkeley.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, 981-7100

 

2.

Modifications to the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance and Related, for Compliance with State Law; Amending BMC Chapters 23D.10 and 23F.04
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,536-N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapters 23D.10 (Berkeley’s ADU Ordinance) and 23F.04 (Definitions) in order to maintain compliance with California Code Section 65852.2 (State ADU law).
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Carol Johnson, Planning and Development, 981-7400

 

3.

Tenant Protection Ordinance, Amending BMC Chapter 13.79
From: Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmembers Worthington, Bartlett, and Davila
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,537-N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 13.79 to prohibit tenant harassment. 
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, 981-7100

 

4.

Confirming the Results of the March 7, 2017 Special Municipal Election
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution confirming the results of the March 7, 2017 Special Municipal Election for City Council District 4.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900

 

5.

Minutes for Approval
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of February 7, 2017 (special), February 14, 2017 (special closed and regular), February 27, 2017 (special closed), and February 28, 2017 (special closed, special and regular).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900

 

6.

Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on March 28, 2017
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 - $1,435,000
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300

 

7.

 Write-Off Uncollectible Accounts Receivable for Ambulance Billings
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to write off uncollectible outstanding accounts receivable in the amount of $18,569,309 relating to ambulance billings in the Fire Department dating back to 2000.
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300

 

8.

Contract No. 10450 Amendment: Berkeley Free Clinic for Clinical Laboratory Services
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 10450 with Berkeley Free Clinic (BFC) for the provision of laboratory services increasing the not to exceed amount by $15,000 for a total Not-to-Exceed amount of $65,000 through June 30, 2017.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $15,000
Contact: Paul Buddenhagen, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

 

9.

 Contract: Optimas Services, Inc. for Consultant Services for MediCal Administrative Activities and Targeted Case Management Programs
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract and any amendments with Optimas Services, Inc. for consultant services to the Health, Housing & Community Service Department for MediCal Administrative Activities and Targeted Case Management programs for a period not to exceed one year for an amount not to exceed $60,000.
Financial Implications: Target Case Management/Linkages Fund - $60,000
Contact: Paul Buddenhagen, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

 

10.

Revenue Grant Agreement: MediCal Administrative Activities Funding from the State of California to Conduct Public Health Promotion Services 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit grant agreements to the State of California, to accept the grants, and execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments to conduct public health promotion for Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) Program in the projected amount of $175,000 per year for three years, Fiscal Years 2017 through 2019.
Financial Implications: Target Case Management/Linkages Fund - $525,000
Contact: Paul Buddenhagen, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

 

11.

Revenue Grant Agreement: Funding Support from the State of California to Conduct HIV/AIDS Surveillance in Berkeley
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant agreement to the State of California in the projected amount of $29,088 per year for three years for a total of $87,264 for Fiscal Years 2017, 2018 and 2019 to be utilized to conduct HIV/AIDS Surveillance services; to accept the grant; and to execute any resultant revenue agreements, amendments, and extensions.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Paul Buddenhagen, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

 

12.

Contract No. 5224E Amendment: Application Associates for Citywide Computer Training
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 5224E with Application Associates for citywide computer training, increasing the amount by $90,000 for a total not to exceed $360,000, from April 1, 2001 to June 30, 2019.
Financial Implications: Employee Training Fund - $90,000
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

 

13.

Contract No. 8865E Amendment: Accela, Inc. for Software Maintenance & Support, Professional Services and Training
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 8865E with Accela, Inc., for gold software maintenance and support, professional services and training, increasing the amount by $59,907 for a total not to exceed $1,424,795, from December 12, 2011 to June 30, 2019.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $59,907
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

 

14.

Contract: Tyler Technologies for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Tyler Technologies, Inc. for software licensing, implementation, maintenance, and related services for the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System for the City, for an amount not to exceed $3,313,635 from April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2023.
Financial Implications: $3,313,635
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

 

15.

Contract: Ray’s Electric for Ashby/Claremont and Ashby/Hillegass Intersections Improvements Project
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the Ashby/Claremont and Ashby/Hillegass Intersections Improvements Project, Specification No. 17-11095-C; accepting the bid of Ray’s Electric Company as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder; and 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 in an amount not to exceed $687,978.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $687,978
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

16.

Berkeley Fire Department Ambulance Billing Follow-Up Audit
From: Auditor
Recommendation: Request that the City Manager report back by September 26, 2017, and every six months thereafter, regarding the status of recommendations until reported fully implemented.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750

 

Council Consent Items

 

17.

 Issue an RFP to Develop a Specific Housing Project with Units and Facilities Appropriate for Formerly Homeless and Other Very Low Income Residents
From: Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness (Mayor Arreguin and Councilmembers Maio, Davila, and Hahn)
Recommendation:
Issue an RFP for the small City-owned lot in the 1200 block of University Avenue (aka 1920 West Street) to create small residential units, with appropriate on-site common spaces and services, affordable to very, very low income persons, with incomes below 30% of AMI.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, 981-7100

 

18.

Support for the Investigation to Impeach President Donald Trump
From: Mayor Arreguin and Councilmember Hahn
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting an investigation into the impeachment of President Donald Trump and sending a copy of the Resolution to Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, 981-7100

 

19.

Berkeley Public Schools Fund Spring Luncheon, May 12, 2017: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Fund to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
From: Councilmembers Maio, Hahn, and Wengraf
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $200 per councilmember, including $200 from Councilmember Maio, to the Berkeley Public Schools Fund, on the occasion of their annual Spring Luncheon, to be held on Friday, May 12, 2017, from 11am-1:30pm at Hs Lordships Restaurant on the Berkeley Marina, (more information is available at berkeleypublicschoolsfund.org/spring-luncheon-2017), 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: Councilmembers' Discretionary Funds - $200
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110

 

20.

Anti-Displacement Public Advocate
Revised materials (1)
Revised materials (2)
From: Councilmembers Bartlett, Davila, and Mayor Arreguin
Recommendation:
Secure funding for an Office of the Anti-Displacement Public Advocate (APA), to be located in a community agency, which will be tasked with preventing the displacement of Berkeley residents, community, faith and cultural institutions, and small businesses. The APA will be an entity external to the City. The APA will engage in advocacy; provide legal representation; coordinate housing counselling and financial literacy training; conduct stakeholder meetings; provide outreach to community members at-risk of displacement; and publish quarterly public reports on outcomes and impact in reducing displacement.
Financial Implications:  See report
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130

 

21.

Signage Ordinance, Amending BMC Chapter 20.20.020
Revised materials
From: Councilmembers Hahn, Bartlett, and Davila
Recommendation:
1.  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 20.20.020 to allow new signage at the Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library to be installed.
2.  Send a letter to the Board of Library Trustees (BOLT) requesting that BOLT help expedite fabrication and installation of the MLK Jr. Way sign as quickly as possible, and maintain existing Tarea Hall Pittman signage on Russell St.
3.  Request that BOLT Trustee/Councilmember Hahn report once a month to Council on progress of MLK Jr. Way sign installation.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Sophie Hahn, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150

 

22.

Security Camera Database
From: Councilmembers Wengraf, Droste, and Worthington
Recommendation: Request that the City Manager return to Council with an update on the referral to create a voluntary database of security cameras in Berkeley.  With an increase in crime, residents are anxious to help the Berkeley Police Department solve cases and arrest the perpetrators.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160

 

23.

 Support AB 1316 (Quirk and Weber) Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
From: Councilmembers Wengraf and Davila
Recommendation:
Send a letter to President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, State Senator Nancy Skinner, and Assemblymembers Tony Thurmond, Bill Quirk and Shirley Weber in support of AB 1316 (Quirk and Weber), to require that all children in California be tested for lead exposure.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160

 

24.

Ordinance to Ban the Sale of Fur in Berkeley
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt an Ordinance to eliminate the sale of fur apparel products in order to promote community awareness of animal welfare.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

25.

Proclamation Declaring the April 24, 2017 Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day in Berkeley
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a proclamation declaring the April 24, 2017 Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day in Berkeley.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

26.

Telegraph Ave Summer of Love Event: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
From: Councilmembers Droste and Worthington
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember, including $250 each from Councilmembers Droste and Worthington, to the Telegraph Ave Summer of Love 50th Anniversary (organized by the Telegraph Ave Business Improvement District), with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary council office budgets of Councilmembers Droste and Worthington, and any other councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmembers' Discretionary Funds - $250
Contact: Lori Droste, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180

 

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 – Public Hearings

 

 

Staff shall introduce the public hearing item and present their comments. This is followed by five-minute presentations each by the appellant and applicant. The Presiding Officer will request that persons wishing to speak, line up at the podium to be recognized and 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.

Each member of the City Council shall verbally disclose all ex parte contacts concerning the subject of the hearing. Councilmembers shall also submit a report of such contacts in writing prior to the commencement of the hearing. Written reports shall be available for public review in the office of the City Clerk.

 

27.

ZAB Appeal: 2597 Telegraph Avenue (Continued from January 24, 2017)
Attachment 4 - Admin Record
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution approving Use Permit No. 2015-0018 to construct a four-story, approximately 25,200-sq. ft., 10-unit townhouse development on the vacant portion of a parcel that contains a three-story, mixed-use Landmark building (the Gorman Building) with four existing dwelling units; and to legalize the existing operation of a commercial parking lot for carsharing.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Carol Johnson, Planning and Development, 981-7400

           

Action Calendar – Old Business

28.

Referral Response: Standards for Testing and Certification of DAS Antennas, Amending BMC Chapter 16.10 (Continued from February 14, 2017 – Item contains revised material)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:  Adopt first reading of an Ordinance adding Berkeley Municipal Code subdivision 16.10.100.G requiring regular testing of wireless telecommunications facilities in the public right of way to verify compliance with FCC standards.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950

 

29.

Housing Accountability Act (Continued from February 28, 2017)
From: City Manager
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950

 

30.

Progress Report for the Development of a Comprehensive Plan for the Funding of Undergrounding Utility Wires in Berkeley (Continued from February 28, 2017)
Supplemental materials
From: Public Works Commission; Disaster and Fire Safety Commission; Transportation Commission
Recommendation:
1. Approve the following work item:  a. An updated work plan to develop a comprehensive plan (the “Undergrounding Plan”) for the funding of undergrounding utility wires in Berkeley.
2. Accept the following informational items:  a. A baseline study for the development of an undergrounding program, prepared by Harris and Associates, dated July 22, 2016.  b. An application to U.C. Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy to conduct Phase 2 studies for the development of an undergrounding program.  c. Hold a workshop with service providers, such as PG&E, AT&T, Comcast, in early 2017 to get their input on the development of an undergrounding program.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tracy Clay, Commission Secretary, 981-6300; David Brannigan, Commission Secretary, 981-3473; Farid Javandel, Commission Secretary, 981-6300

 

31.

Readopt “Lease Agreement: Friends of DxE for Telegraph of Channing Mall, 2425 Channing Way Suite C” with Minor Amendments (Continued from February 28, 2017 – Item contains revised material)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: That the Council, readopt lease agreement for the Friends of DxE International at 2425 Channing Suite C at the premises for the purposes of operating an office with supporting retail activities to include revised amendments.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

Action Calendar – New Business

32.

Acquisition of Real Property at 1001 University Avenue, 1007 University Avenue, 1011 University Avenue, and 1925 Ninth Street
Presentation
Supplemental materials
Supplemental materials
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
1. Adopt an urgency ordinance authorizing the acquisition of 1001, 1007, and 1011 University Avenue, and 1925 Ninth Street for $6,650,000; and
2. Adopt first reading of an ordinance authorizing the acquisition of 1001, 1007, and 1011 University Avenue and 1925 Ninth Street for $6,650,000.
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

33a.

Referral Response: Cigarette Butt Pollution Prevention
From: Community Environmental Advisory Commission
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to enact a pilot program in downtown Berkeley with the goal of greatly reducing cigarette butt litter that accumulates on sidewalks and curbsides, in a central location. This pilot program would: a) Place a total of four receptacles for cigarette butt disposal in front of three adult schools and a bus stop where smoking behavior continues despite its prohibition. The receptacles are to be placed in front of: i. Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street; ii. Language Studies International on 2015 Center Street; iii. Kaplan International, Berkeley, 150 Berkeley Square; and iv. a selected major bus stop in the vicinity of an entrance to the Downtown Berkeley BART station; and b) Exhibit graphics on the receptacles to remind and inform the public that tobacco litter is hazardous to the health of the Bay; and c) Enter into a partnering agreement with the Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA) for upkeep of the receptacles for the duration of the one-year pilot program, including sending collected butts to the company for recycling; and d) TerraCycle® will track the weight of butts received, and share the data with the City of Berkeley and CEAC commissioners to help track and assess the success of the pilot program; and e) Identify funding sources to expand the pilot program if successful at the end of the one year trial.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Nabil Al-Hadithy, Commission Secretary, 981-7400

 

33b.

Companion Report: Cigarette Butt Pollution Prevention
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager further consideration of the proposal from the Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC) to enact a pilot program in downtown Berkeley with the goal of greatly reducing cigarette butt litter that accumulates on sidewalks and curbsides, in a central location.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Carol Johnson, Planning and Development, 981-7400

Information Reports 

34.

Measure T1 Funds for Reconstruction of the Berkeley Rose Garden Pergola
From: Landmarks Preservation Commission
Contact: Fatema Crane, Commission Secretary, 981-7400

 

35.

Referral Response: Recreational Cannabis Recommendations
From: Medical Cannabis Commission
Contact: Elizabeth Greene, Commission Secretary, 981-7400

 

36.

City Auditor Fiscal Year 2017 Audit Plan
From: Auditor
Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750

 

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda –  

Adjournment

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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 March 16, 2017.

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.

Item 18: Support for the Investigation to Impeach President Donald Trump

  1. Spencer Naar

Item 24: Ordinance to Ban the Sale of Fur in Berkeley

  1. Voluminous correspondence available for viewing in the City Clerk’s Office

Item 27: ZAB Appeal: 2597 Telegraph Avenue

  1. Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association
  2. Livable Berkeley

Violence in Berkeley

  1. Olivia Liou
  2. Robert Epstein
  3. Sharon Smith
  4. Stacy Taylor
  5. Norm
  6. Unknown

1900 Fourth Street

  1. Stephanie Manning
  2. Kathleen McLean
  3. Andrew Galvan

Meeting at Starry Plough

  1. Janice Greenberg

Proposed Resolution

  1. Judy Nakadegawa

Comments on Zoning

  1. Berkeley Design Advocates
  2. Steve Marinot

Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

  1. Bob Martin

Realm School

  1. Yarery Estrada

1610-1648 University Avenue

  1. Maulin Chokshi

Cesar Chavez Park Upgrades

  1. Martin Nicolaus

Zero Net Energy Policy

  1. Charlene Woodcock

Board of Library Trustees

  1. Steve Douglas
  2. Jeffrey Kaplan

Smart Parking Proposal

  1. Manny Krakaris

Berkeley Municipal Code Clarification

  1. Robert Lauriston

3D Printed Homes

  1. Harvey Sherback

Live Oak Park

  1. Margot Smith

Easy Does It

  1. Yvette Hoffer

PG&E / Anchor Poles

  1. Fred Dodsworth

Additional Administrative Powers to Zoning Officer

  1. Rent Stabilization Board

Berkeley Bike Plan

  1. Stuart Cohen, on behalf of TransForm
  2. Tom Holub

 

Supplemental Communications and Reports

Items received by the deadlines for submission will be compiled and distributed as follows.  If no items are received by the deadline, no supplemental packet will be compiled for said deadline.

  • Supplemental Communications and Reports 1
    Available by 5:00 p.m. five days prior to the meeting.

  • Supplemental Communications and Reports 2
    Available by 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.

  • Supplemental Communications and Reports 3
    Available by 5:00 p.m. two days following the meeting.

 

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