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Regular Meeting eAgenda
October 31, 2017
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AGENDA 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 

6:00 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.

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.

Referral Response: Additional Neighborhood Serving Community Facility Parking Permits for Berkeley Unified School District Facilities
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,580-N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code section 14.72.105, to increase residential preferential parking permits for Berkeley Unified School District schools from a maximum of 60% to a maximum of 70% of total Berkeley Unified School District staff (including teachers), for schools more than one half mile from a BART Station, more than one quarter mile from a Rapid Transit Stop, and more than one quarter mile from two major transit lines.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

2.

 Ordinance Banning the Use of Live Fish as Prizes
From: Councilmember Worthington and Mayor Arreguin
Recommendation:
Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,581-N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 10.12 to prohibit selling or giving away, any fish as a prize for, or as an inducement to enter, any contest, game or other competition or as an inducement to enter a place of amusement or place of business.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

3.

Minutes for Approval
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of September 5, 2017 (special closed), September 12, 2017 (special and regular), September 16, 2017 (special), and September 19, 2017 (special closed and special).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900

 

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. 67,732–N.S.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900

 

5.

Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposal Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on October 31, 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 - $5,000,000
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300

 

6.

Contract No. 9871A Amendment: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP for Legal Services
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 9871A in the amount of $90,000 with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (hereinafter “Pillsbury”) for legal services pertaining to federal and state tax issues applicable to the City’s various employee benefit plans, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $230,000.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Margarita Zamora, Human Resources, 981-6800

 

7.

Contract: Accela, Inc. for Software Maintenance and Support
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Accela, Inc. for software maintenance and support for the Accela Civic Platform for a total not-to-exceed $240,788 from November 15, 2017 through June 30, 2019.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $240,788
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

 

8.

Approving Proposed Projects Anticipated to be Paid for by the State’s Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (RMRA) Funds for FY 2018
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving a proposed list of projects that will utilize funding from the State of California’s new Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account, and authorizing the City Manager to submit the project list to the California Transportation Commission. In order to receive RMRA funding, the City must submit a list of projects to the State annually it anticipates will be completed within the fiscal year.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

9.

Final Map of Tract 8303 - 824 University Avenue
Revised materials
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the final map of Tract Map 8303, a forty-nine unit condominium project consisting of forty-eight residential units and one commercial unit, located at 824 University Avenue.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

Council Consent Items

 

10.

Extension of Housing Crisis Declaration
Revised materials
Revised materials
From: Mayor Arreguin and Councilmembers Hahn, Harrison, and Bartlett
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution extending Resolution 67,746-N.S., declaring a homeless shelter crisis in Berkeley until January 19, 2020.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, 981-7100

 

11.

Ohlone Park Bench Plaque in Memoriam
From: Mayor Arreguin and Councilmembers Hahn, Harrison, and Maio
Recommendation: 1. Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $500, to pay for the fabrication and installation of a brass plaque honoring Martha Nicoloff, with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council office budget including $100 from Mayor Arreguin, and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute. 2. Direct the City Manager to install a brass plaque on the existing northwesternmost bench in the City of Berkeley’s Ohlone Park dog park (Attachment A). The plaque will serve as a memorial to Martha Nicoloff in honor of her decades of service to, and activism for, Berkeley open space and neighborhoods and shall read: Martha Nicoloff (1929-2016) Dedicated neighborhood, Ohlone Park and open space activist.
Financial Implications: Councilmembers' Discretionary Funds – Up to $500
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, 981-7100

 

12.

Clean Power, Healthy Communities Gathering: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Fund to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
From: Councilmember Bartlett
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $100 per Councilmember, including $100 from Councilmember Bartlett, to the Clean Power, Healthy Communities Gathering (organized by the Local Clean Energy Alliance), with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary council office budget of Councilmember Bartlett and any other councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmember's Discretionary Funds - $100
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130

 

13.

Homeless Youth Policy
Revised materials
From: Councilmembers Bartlett, Hahn, and Harrison
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager, the Homelessness Commission, and the Labor Commission to develop a Homeless Youth Policy for the City of Berkeley.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130

 

14.

Referral to Peace and Justice Commission to Further Protections for Immigrants and Religious Minorities
From: Councilmembers Bartlett and Harrison
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution referring to the Peace and Justice Commission to: 1. Identify entities involved in attempts to create databases and registries used to target immigrants and religious minorities, and make recommendations to the City Council on divesting from such entities; and 2. Identify all service providers to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and make recommendations to the City Council on prohibiting city investment in such service providers.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130

 

15.

Dìa de los Muertos Celebration: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
From: Councilmembers Harrison and Davila
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember including $250 from Councilmember Harrison, to the Downtown Business Association for the Dìa de los Muertos Celebration with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Harrison and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmembers’ Discretionary Funds - $250
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

16.

 Budget Referral: Prioritize Installation of Traffic Lights, HAWK Lights, or Stop Signs at the Intersection of Dwight Way and California Street in the 2017 Mid-Year Budget Process
From: Councilmembers Harrison, Bartlett and Davila
Recommendation:
1. Refer to the 2017 Mid-year budget process the installation of Traffic Lights, HAWK Lights, or Stop Signs at the intersection of Dwight Way and California Street. If such an installation is approved in the budget process, direct the City Manager and Transportation staff to prioritize and expedite said installation.
2. Request that the stoplights on Dwight at the intersections on either side of the Dwight and California intersection be coordinated.
Financial Implications: $10,000-$400,000
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

17.

 Expanded Criteria for the Installation of Stop Signs
Revised materials

From: Councilmembers Harrison, Bartlett, and Droste
Recommendation:
1. Refer to the Transportation Commission consideration of additional or supplemental stop sign criteria which addresses the needs of vulnerable populations, the presence of bicycle boulevards, and the difficulty of crossing particular intersections. 2. Direct that staff consult with the Bicycle Subcommittee of the Transportation Commission when making decisions impacting bicycle boulevards, whenever possible. 3. Request that the City Manager provide an informational report on the particular state and federal warrants and local policies that prevent stop signs being used as traffic calming measures.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

18.

 Short-Term Referral to the City Manager, Landing Fee Adjustment for Small Scale Ferry Services
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
Refer to the City Manager to evaluate the landing fees for the Small Scale Ferry Service that has been operating for over six months. Review other ferry landing fees that are comparable including San Francisco where Berkeley residents commute.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

19.

Reforming Current Venue Laws of United States Code
Revised materials
From: Councilmembers Worthington and Harrison
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution and send a letter to the California Legislature asking them to support reforming the current venue laws in section 1408 of title 28 of the United States Code to better serve the community of taxpayers, consumers and small business owners.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

20.

Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Bartlett, and Hahn
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution endorsing the Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act ballot measure of 2018 to authorize a $4 billion general obligation bond to fund affordable housing programs.
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 - 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. 

 

21.

ZAB Appeal: 970 Santa Barbara Road (Continued from October 17, 2017)
Attachment 4, Admin Record
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution affirming the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) decision to approve Administrative Use Permit No. ZP2016-0142 to construct additions totaling 686 square feet including a two-story addition at the northwest (rear right) side and a smaller one-story addition in the southeast (front left) corner of an existing two-story, single family dwelling, and dismissing the appeal.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, 981-7400

 

22.

Renewal of the Elmwood Avenue BID for 2018
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution confirming the Annual Report and Budget for the Elmwood Business Improvement District (hereafter, “the District”, “the Elmwood BID” or “the BID”) for 2017-18 and, if no majority protest exists, levy annual assessments in the District for calendar year 2018 to finance services and improvements and authorize a fiscal agency contract with Elmwood Business Association for receipt and expenditure of District funds.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jordan Klein, Economic Development, 981-7530

 

23.

Renewal of the Solano Avenue BID for 2018
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution confirming the Annual Report and Budget for the Solano Avenue Business Improvement District (hereafter, “Solano BID Advisory Board” or “the BID”) for 2017-18 and, if no majority protest exists, levy annual assessments in the District for calendar year 2018 to finance services and improvements and authorize a fiscal agency contract for receipt and expenditure of District funds.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jordan Klein, Economic Development, 981-7530


Action Calendar - Old Business

 

24.

Lorin / Adeline Economic Development Plan  (Continued from October 3, 2017)
Presentation
From: City Manager
Contact: Jordan Klein, Economic Development, 981-7530

25.

 Amendments to the Signage Ordinance, Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 20.16 and Chapter 20.08 (Continued from October 17, 2017)
From: Councilmembers Hahn, Harrison, and Davila
Recommendation: 1. Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,577-N.S. amending BMC Chapter 20.16 to prohibit signs above three stories or 40 feet, whichever is less, in Commercial Districts; and
 2. Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,578-N.S. amending BMC Chapter 20.08 to include a building address, name, or other identification in the definition of a sign.
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Davila, Bartlett, Harrison, Hahn, Arreguin; Noes – Wengraf, Worthington, Droste; Abstain – None; Absent – None.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Sophie Hahn, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150

 

Council Action Items

 

26.

Direct the City Manager and the Berkeley Police Department Regarding the Berkeley Police Department’s Use of Force Policy
Revised materials
From: Councilmember Harrison, Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmembers Bartlett and Worthington
Recommendation: 1. Direct the City Manager and the Berkeley Police Department (“BPD” or “the Department”) to amend General Order U-2: Use of Force (“General Order U-2”) to: a. Enhance BPD’s use of force policy statement; and, b. Create a definition of use of force; and c. Require that all uses of force be reported; and d. Categorize uses of force into levels for the purposes of facilitating the appropriate reporting, investigation, documentation and review requirements; and e. Require Use of Force Reports to be captured in a manner that allows for analysis; and f. Require that the Department prepare an annual analysis report relating to use of force to be submitted to the Chief of Police, Police Review Commission and Council.
2. Direct that the City Manager report to the Council by December 12, 2017 on the progress to date.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

27.

City Manager and Planning Commission Referral: Facilitate Primarily Student Housing by a Twenty Feet Height Increase and Adjust Floor Area Ratio in the R-SMU, R-S and R-3 Areas Only From Dwight to Bancroft and From College to Fulton
Revised materials
From: Councilmembers Worthington and Harrison
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager and Planning Commission to facilitate primarily Student Housing by amending the Zoning Ordinance to add a twenty feet height increase and adjust Floor Area Ratio in the R-SMU, R-S and R-3 areas only from Dwight to Bancroft and from College to Fulton.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

28.

Refer to the Berkeley Police Department to Address Disparate Racial Treatment and Implement Policy and Practice Reforms
Supplemental materials
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Bartlett, and Harrison
Recommendation: Refer to the Berkeley Police Department to track yield rates, develop training programs to address disparities found through the yield rates, and implement policy and practice reforms that reflect cooperation between the Berkeley Police Department and broader Berkeley community.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

29.

Referral to Police Review Commission to Write a Charter Amendment Ballot Measure
Supplemental materials
From: Councilmembers Worthington and Harrison
Recommendation: Referral to the Police Review Commission to write a charter amendment ballot measure to present to Berkeley voters to reform the Police Review Commission structure.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

30.

 Short-Term Referral to the City Manager, a Process for Relocation of a Permitted Cannabis Dispensary
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
Refer to the City Manager to approve a process for the relocation of Apothecarium, a cannabis dispensary with valid permits.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 Information Reports

31.

Referral Response: Bi-Annual Housing Pipeline Report
From: City Manager
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, 981-7400

32.

Police Review Commission Work Plan for 2017-2018
From: Police Review Commission
Contact: Katherine Lee, Commission Secretary, 981-4950

33.

Annual Work Plan for Transportation Commission
From: Transportation Commission
Contact: Farid Javandel, Commission Secretary, 981-6300

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda

Adjournment

NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: If you object to a decision by the City Council to approve or deny a use permit or variance for a project the following requirements and restrictions apply:  1) No lawsuit challenging a City decision to deny (Code Civ. Proc. §1094.6(b)) or approve (Gov. Code 65009(c)(5)) a use permit or variance may be filed 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 use permit or variance, 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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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 October 19, 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.

Article of Mayors’ Concerns

  1. Steven Donaldson

2016 Berkeley Election Concerns

  1. Thomas Hodgman

Bankruptcy Concerns

  1. Isabelle Gaston / Ann Marie Hogan

Bicycle Rack Removal

  1. Robert Clear

Air Particulates

  1. David Lerman

New Planning Director Search

  1. Berkeley Neighborhoods Council

Recommendations to Smoke-Free Housing Ordinance

  1. Housing Advisory Commission

Notice of Violation: 1524 University Avenue

  1. W.B.C.

Supplemental Communications and Reports

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  • Supplemental Communications and Reports 3
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