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December 5, 2017
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REVISED AGENDA 

(ADDED CONTINUED ITEMS FROM NOVEMBER 28, 2017)

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, December 5, 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. 

  1. Recognition of Michael Lerner 

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.

Contract: Access Information Management for Citywide Records Storage Services
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Access Information Management for storage of citywide records for a five-year period beginning June 1, 2018, through May 31, 2023, for a total contract amount not to exceed $300,000.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $300,000
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900

2.

Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on December 5, 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 - $3,291,877
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300

3.

2018 Delta Dental Plan Rates Renewal
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving rates for the Delta Dental Plan that provide a 0.0% increase in dental premiums for calendar year 2018 at a cost of $2,272,000 for all coverage groups effective January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018; and rescinding Resolution No. 67,305-N.S.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Margarita Zamora, Human Resources, 981-6800

4.

2018 Health Plan Rates Renewal
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions:
1. Approving rates for the Kaiser Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) health plans as follows:  a. 10.66% increase for Kaiser S1 Group #60 (Active Group);  b. 10.66% increase for the HSA-Qualified Deductible HMO Plan (Active Group);  c.  4.75% increase for Pre-Medicare Eligible Retirees (Retiree Group); and d. 2.83% increase for Post-65 Senior Advantage (Retiree Group); and 
2. Approving rates for the Sutter Health Plus health plans as follows: a. 5.04% increase for HMO Group (Active Group); and b. 9.13% increase for Pre-Medicare HMO Group (Retiree Group).
The health plan premium rates will be effective for the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Margarita Zamora, Human Resources, 981-6800

5.

Contract No. 7911C: The Lipman Company, Inc. for Retiree Health Premium Assistance Plan Administration
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 7911C with The Lipman Company, Inc. for administration of the Retiree Health Premium Assistance Plan for eligible retirees, for the period covering January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019, increasing the amount of the contract by $172,000 for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $1,114,000.
Financial Implications: Various Retiree Medical Trust Funds - $1,114,000
Contact: Margarita Zamora, Human Resources, 981-6800

6.

Contract No. 9971 Amendment: Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company for SRIP II Long-Term Disability Insurance and Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 9971 with Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company (hereinafter “Hartford”) to provide Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance, Basic Life insurance, Supplemental Life insurance, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance for eligible employees for the period covering January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020, increasing the contract amount by $502,500, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $1,088,700.
Financial Implications: Payroll Deduction Trust Fund - $1,088,700
Contact: Margarita Zamora, Human Resources, 981-6800

7.

Fee Assessment – State of California Self-Insurance Fund (Workers’ Compensation Program)
Revised materials
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing payment to the State of California Department of Industrial Relations for Fiscal Year 2018 for administering the Workers’ Compensation Program, in an amount not to exceed $172,000.
Financial Implications: Workers' Compensation Fund - $172,000
Contact: Margarita Zamora, Human Resources, 981-6800

8.

Side Letter Agreements
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt three Resolutions authorizing the City Manager to execute and implement a Side Letter Agreement with:
1. Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Community Services & Part-Time Recreation Leaders Association (SEIU Local 1021CSU); and
2. Public Employees Union Local 1 (PEU Local 1); and
3. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1245 – A.F.L. – C.I.O. (IBEW Local 1245) related to the impact of requiring employees to share in the cost for retirement benefits.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Margarita Zamora, Human Resources, 981-6800

9.

Side Letter Agreements – AB 119
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt four Resolutions authorizing the City Manager to execute and implement a Side Letter Agreement with:
1. Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Maintenance and Clerical Chapters (SEIU1021MC); and
2. Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Community Services & Part-Time Recreation Leaders Association (SEIU Local 1021CSU/PTRLA); and
3. Public Employees Union, Local 1 (PEU Local 1); and
4. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1245 – A.F.L. – C.I.O. (IBEW Local 1245) implementing the provisions of Assembly Bill 119 related to new employee orientation access to union representatives.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Margarita Zamora, Human Resources, 981-6800

10.

Supplemental Retirement Plan and Berkeley Police Supplemental Retirement Plan Amendments
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions:
1. a. Adopting certain amendments to and restatement of the City of Berkeley Supplemental Retirement Plan (SRP) intended to bring the SRP into compliance with technical changes to the Internal Revenue Code and other Federal laws, rules and regulations; b. Adopting a restatement of the SRP that codifies all SRP amendments; and c. Authorizing the City Manager to execute and implement the amendments and restatements; and
2. a. Adopting certain amendments to and restatements of the Berkeley Police Supplemental Retirement Plan (Police SRP) intended to bring the Police SRP into compliance with the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act under California law (PEPRA) and with technical changes to the Internal Revenue Code and other Federal laws, rules and regulations; b. Adopting a restatement of the Police SRP that codifies all Police SRP amendments; and c. Authorizing the City Manager to execute and implement the amendments and restatements.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Margarita Zamora, Human Resources, 981-6800

11.

Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan I, II, and III; Amending BMC Chapters 4.36, 4.38, and 4.39
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of three Ordinances:
1. Amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 4.36, Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan I (SRIP I) by repealing and reenacting Sections 4.36.103 (Compensation), 4.36.402(A).C (Adjustments on Account of Excessive Credits), 4.36.402(A).D (Code Section 415 Compensation Definition), and 4.36.602 (Time of Distribution); and
2. Amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 4.38, Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan II (SRIP II) by repealing and reenacting Sections 4.38.103 (Compensation), 4.38.402(A).C (Adjustments on Account of Excessive Credits), 4.38.402(A).D (Code Section 415 Compensation Definition), and 4.38.602 (Time of Distribution); and
3. Amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 4.39, Supplementary Retirement and Income Plan III (SRIP III) by repealing and reenacting Sections 4.39.403(B) (Adjustments on Account of Excessive Credits), 4.39.403(C) (Code Section 415 Compensation Definition), and 4.39.603 (Distribution of Death Benefits).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Margarita Zamora, Human Resources, 981-6800

12.

Contract No. 10036B Amendment: TruePoint Solutions, LLC for Accela Professional Services
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 10036B with TruePoint Solutions, LLC for professional services, increasing the amount by $200,000, for a total not-to-exceed amount of $341,200, and for the term beginning June 1, 2015 to June 30, 2019.
Financial Implications: Permit Service Center Fund - $200,000
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

Council Consent Items

13.

Budget Referral: Funding a Pedestrian-Activated Crosswalk Across University at Grant
From: Councilmembers Maio and Harrison
Recommendation: Refer to the budget process the funding of pedestrian-activated crosswalk across University Avenue at Grant Street.
Financial Implications: $100,000
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110

14.

Budget Referral: Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow Budget Augmentation
From: Councilmember Maio, Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmember Davila
Recommendation: Budget referral to increase the Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow CY 18 stipend from $4,050 to $6,050.
Financial Implications: $2,000
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110

15.

Refer to the City Manager’s Office and Budget Referral: Second Dwelling Unit/Accessory Dwelling Unit Pilot Program to House the Homeless
Revised materials
From: Councilmember Bartlett
Recommendation:
Refer to the City Manager’s office to develop a second dwelling unit/accessory dwelling unit Pilot Project as an additional strategy to provide housing for homeless persons and families.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130

16.

Budget Priorities for Expenditure of Short-Term Rental Taxes
Revised materials
From: Councilmember Harrison, Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmember Bartlett
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution allocating the revenue collected from short-term rental taxes to programs supporting affordable housing and the arts.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

17.

City Manager Referral: Consider CPUC Interconnection Applications
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager consideration of applying for CPUC interconnection applications.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

18.

City Manager Referral: Prioritizing New Business Before Old Business at City Council Meetings
From: Councilmembers Worthington and Bartlett
Recommendation: Prioritize new business before old business at City Council Meetings by: 1. Altering the Council rules of procedure as adopted May 24, 2016 so that new business comes before old business. The reformatted section will read “The agenda for the regular business meetings shall include the following: Ceremonial; Comments from the City Manager; Comments from the Public; Consent Calendar; Action Calendar (Appeals, Public Hearings, Continued Business, New Business, Old Business); Information Reports; and Communication from the Public”; and 2. Granting explicit authorization to Agenda Committee to move new business backwards or forwards at their discretion by amending section III E of the Rules of Procedure.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

19.

 Authorizing that the City Manager Negotiate and Possibly Extend the Terms of the Existing Settlement Agreement Relating to 2501 Haste Street (Berkeley Inn Site) to Prospective Purchasers of the Parcels, Including West Builders
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
Authorize the City Manager to pursue possible extension of an existing settlement agreement relating to 2501 Haste street, (Berkeley Inn site) to apply to prospective purchasers, including West Builders, in order to spur possible development at a vacant and underutilized site.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

20.

 Budget Referral: RFFB Light at Eton Avenue and Claremont Boulevard
From: Councilmember Droste
Recommendation:
Refer to the budget process a one-time allocation for a Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon (RFFB) light at Claremont Boulevard and Eton Avenue.
Financial Implications: $50,000
Contact: Lori Droste, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180

21.

 Budget Referral: Temporary Staff Position to Support Undergrounding of Utilities
From: Councilmembers Droste and Wengraf
Recommendation:
Refer to the 2017-18 budget process $200,000 for a temporary staff position to carry out recommendations from, and work with, the Utility Undergrounding Subcommittee of the Public Works Commission.
Financial Implications: $200,000
Contact: Lori Droste, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180

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. 

22.

Referral Response: Conversion of Loading Zones on Telegraph Avenue between Bancroft Way and Dwight Way into Regular Metered Parking with Morning Commercial Loading Hours; Amending BMC Title 14
Presentation
Revised materials
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon its conclusion, adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Title 14 Vehicles and Traffic, to authorize metered parking on Telegraph Avenue between Bancroft Way and Dwight Way, and adopt a Resolution supporting the proposed Telegraph Avenue Loading Zone and Customer Parking Pilot Project.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

Action Calendar – Continued Business

A.

Amendment: FY 2018 Annual Appropriations Ordinance (Continued from November 28, 2017.  Item contains revised materials.)
Revised materials
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the FY 2018 Annual Appropriations Ordinance No. 7,563–N.S. for fiscal year 2018 based upon recommended re-appropriation of committed FY 2017 funding and other adjustments authorized since July 1, 2017, in the amount of $89,531,404 (gross) and $73,807,317 (net).
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, 981-7000

B1.

FY 2017 Year-End Results and FY 2018 First Quarter Budget Update (Continued from November 28, 2017)
Supplemental materials
From: City Manager
Recommendation: 1. Adopt a Resolution allocating the General Fund excess equity as follows: $1,930,415 to the General Fund Stability Reserve, $1,579,430 to the General Fund Catastrophic Reserve and incorporate additional allocations as amended by subsequent Council action. 2. Discuss and determine funding allocations based on the Mayor’s June 27, 2017, revised amendments to the FY 2018 & FY 2019 Biennial Budget and as amended by subsequent Council action.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, 981-7000

 

B2.

 Mayor’s Recommendations for Allocation of Unassigned General Fund Excess Equity (Continued from November 28, 2017)
Supplemental materials
From: Mayor Arreguin
Recommendation: 1. Approve the proposed allocations in Attachment A of $3,500,000 in Fiscal Year 2017 Unassigned Excess Equity, $1,000,000 in Measure U1 revenues for the Small Sites Program, and $173,531 in funding re-appropriated from the new 1011 University Avenue Council Chambers project.  2. Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 010577 with Dorothy Day House to add $110,000 to expand the existing Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter (BESS) and operate a nightly winter shelter for up to 140 nights through April 15, 2018 for a total contract amount not to exceed $181,324. 3. Direct the City Manager to bring back to Council a proposal to establish an Irrevocable Supplemental Pension Trust and other options as proposed by staff.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, 981-7100

C.

Ministerial Approval of Zoning-Compliant Affordable Housing (Continued from November 28, 2017.  Item contains revised and supplemental materials.)
Supplemental materials
From: Councilmembers Droste and Bartlett, Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Refer to the Planning Commission and City Manager to amend the zoning ordinance by July of 2018 to allow ministerial zoning approval of: Housing projects that receive Housing Trust Fund monies; and/or Housing projects that have more than 50% below market rate (BMR) units with 20% of the BMR units designated for those earning up to 50% AMI (extremely low and very low income earners). Design review will be conducted by staff for the aforementioned projects.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Lori Droste, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180

 Action Calendar – New Business

 

 

23a.

Proposed Ordinance: Surveillance Technology Use and Community Safety
From: Police Review Commission
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance governing the approval, acquisition, and use of surveillance technology by the City of Berkeley.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Katherine Lee, Commission Secretary, 981-4950

23b.

Companion Report: Proposed Ordinance: Surveillance Technology and Community Safety
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Refer this item to the City Council Agenda Committee for scheduling to return to the City Council no later than January 30, 2018 to allow additional time for City staff to resolve differences with the Police Review Commission’s recommendations or develop alternative recommendations for the City Council to consider.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Andrew Greenwood, Police, 981-5900 and David Brannigan, Fire, 981-3473

Council Action Items

24.

Ordinance Amending the Berkeley Municipal Code to Establish Ability to Pay Provisions Regarding Parking Fines and Fees in Accordance with Guidelines Established in Assembly Bill 503
Revised materials
From: Councilmembers Bartlett, Harrison, and Davila
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the Berkeley Municipal Code to establish ability to pay provisions regarding parking fines and fees in accordance with guidelines established in Assembly Bill 503.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130

25.

Strengthening Provisions of Significant Community Benefits in the Downtown
Revised materials
Revised materials
From: Councilmember Harrison
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution establishing a more specific process and more precise standards for evaluating “Significant Community Benefit” packages for buildings exceeding 75 feet in the Downtown area, and rescinding Resolution No. 67,172-N.S.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

Information Reports 

26.

City Council Referral Process – 2018 Interim Update
From: City Manager
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900

27.

Issuance of $35,000,000 in General Obligation Bonds for the Measure T1 – Infrastructure and Facilities Improvements (Post Sale Report)
From: City Manager
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300

Adjournment 

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