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Regular Meeting eAgenda
February 27, 2018
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AGENDA 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 

6:00 P.M.

Council Chambers – 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Teleconference Location: Oasia Hotel Novena - 8 Sinaran Drive, Singapore, 307470

 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. Proclamation recognizing Winston Burton 
  2. Proclamation recognizing Gene Poschman 
  3. Proclamation recognizing Center for Early Intervention for Deafness

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 9.04: Tax Rate for Non-Medical Cannabis Businesses
From: Mayor Arreguin
Recommendation:
Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,590-N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 9.04 to modify the business license tax rate for Non-Medical Cannabis Businesses to $50/$1,000 gross receipts (or 5%).
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Davila, Bartlett, Harrison, Worthington, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – Hahn, Wengraf.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, 981-7100

 

2.

Minutes for Approval
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of January 8, 2018 (special closed), January 16, 2018 (special), January 22, 2018 (special closed), January 23, 2018 (special closed and regular), and January 30, 2018 (regular).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900

 

3.

Designate the Line of Succession for the Director of Emergency Services
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the designated line of succession to the position of Director of Emergency Services in the event of an officially declared disaster, and rescinding Resolution No. 67,773-N.S.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: David Brannigan, Fire, 981-3473

 

4.

Donation of Fire Apparatus and Equipment
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution donating surplus fire apparatus and equipment, including three surplus fire engines to the Bomberos de Tonala and Bomberos de Yahualica.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: David Brannigan, Fire, 981-3473

 

5.

Contract No. 9105E Amendment:  Meyers Nave for Chief Labor Negotiations
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 9105E in the amount of $50,000 with Meyers Nave for Chief Labor Negotiator services, for a revised total contract amount not to exceed $300,000.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $50,000
Contact: LaTanya Bellow, Human Resources, 981-6800

 

6.

Contract: Redwood Engineering Construction for Becky Temko Tot Park Renovation
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1. Approving the plans and specifications for Becky Temko Tot Park Renovation project, Specification No. 18-11175-C; and 2. Confirming that the bid from the lowest bidder, Alex Kushner General Contractor, has been deemed non-responsive; and 3. Accepting the bid of the second lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Redwood Engineering Construction; and 4. 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, with Redwood Engineering Construction, for the Becky Temko Tot Park Renovation project at 2424 Roosevelt Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703, in an amount not to exceed $310,560, which includes a contract amount of $258,800 and a 20% contingency in the amount of $51,760.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $310,560
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

 

7.

Establishment of a Sister City Relationship with Gongju, Republic of Korea
From: Peace and Justice Commission
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution establishing a sister city relationship with the municipality of Gongju in the South Chungcheong Province of the Republic of Korea.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Shallon Allen, Commission Secretary, 981-7071

Council Consent Items

 

8.

 Enable Internal Renovation of a Residence That Does Not Increase the Footprint As an AUP if the Building is an Historic Non-Conforming Use in the Percent of Lot Coverage
From: Councilmembers Maio, Wengraf, Droste, and Harrison
Recommendation:
Refer to the Planning Commission to enable an AUP for the renovation of an existing residence, rather than a full public hearing, in the following circumstances: 1. The renovation does not increase the percentage of lot coverage; 2. The residence is an historic non-conforming use in the percentage of lot coverage; 3. The renovation does not appear to create an intensification of use; 4. No change to the building envelope.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110

 

9.

Restricting the Number of Vehicles Being Parked on Our Streets
From: Councilmembers Maio and Harrison
Recommendation: Refer to the Transportation Commission to establish an ordinance that would prevent the parking of many multiples of vehicles on any given Berkeley street, or contiguous streets, by an individual owner.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110

 

10.

LifeLong Medical Care 2018 Gala: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
From: Councilmember Davila
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember including $150 from Councilmember Cheryl Davila, to LifeLong Medical Care, for their 2018 Gala on February 24, 2018, with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Davila and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmember's Discretionary Funds - $150
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

 

11.

Berkeley Youth Alternatives’ 14th Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
From: Councilmember Davila
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember including $100 from Councilmember Cheryl Davila, to Berkeley Youth Alternatives, for their 14th Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser on February 22, 2018, with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Davila and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmember's Discretionary Funds - $100
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

 

12.

Support Assembly Bill 403: Legislative Employee Whistleblower Protection Act
Revised materials
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: That the Council support Assembly Bill 403 which ensures whistleblower protections for all legislative employees and send a letter to Governor Jerry Brown urging him to sign the bill into law.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

13.

 Request the DA to Drop the Charges Against AFSCME Worker, David Cole
From: Councilmembers Worthington and Bartlett
Recommendation:
That the Council send a letter requesting Alameda County DA to drop the charges against AFSCME worker David Cole.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 

14.

Repairing Claremont Court Gates at Russell St. and Claremont Blvd.: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds
From: Councilmember Droste
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per sponsoring Councilmember, with funds relinquished from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Droste and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute. Funds would go to the Claremont Elmwood Neighborhood Association.
Financial Implications: Councilmember's 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. 

     

15.

Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program Reform and Expansion (Continued from February 13, 2018.)
Presentation
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion:
1. Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,589-N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code Title 14 to expand eligibility for Residential Preferential Parking to specified areas, allow Residential Preferential Parking in areas zoned Mixed Use Residential, authorize new meters in West Berkeley to manage commercial parking adjacent to residences in mixed-use areas, add a cap on the number of annual permits residents may purchase, and
2. Adopt a Resolution raising permit fees to eliminate the Program’s operating deficit and rescinding Resolution No. 66,895-N.S. effective March 1, 2018.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

16.

 Residential Curbside Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Extension and Application Fee 
Presentation
From: City Manager
Recommendation: 
 1. Adopt a Resolution extending the Residential Curbside Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot (Pilot) through December 31, 2020, in conjunction with other efforts to plan for and increase electrical vehicle adoption. This Pilot, which allows Berkeley residents who lack off-street parking to install a space for charging an electric vehicle (EV) on their property or in the public right-of-way adjacent to their property, was originally approved by City Council on July 1, 2014, Resolution No. 66,707-N.S, for a three-year duration that concluded in December 2017; and 2. Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution establishing an administrative fee for processing Pilot applications to determine eligibility.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, 981-7400

 

17.

ZAB Appeal: 739 Channing Way, Use Permit ZP No. 2017-0039
Attachment 4 - Admin Rec, Pt 1
Attachment 4 - Admin Rec, Pt 2
Attachment 4 - Admin Rec, Pt 3
Attachment 4 - Admin Rec, Pt 4
Attachment 4 - Admin Rec, Pt 5
Attachment 4 - Admin Rec, Pt 6
Attachment 4 - Admin Rec, Pt 7
Attachment 4 - Admin Rec, Pt 8
Attachment 4 - Admin Rec, Pt 9
Attachment 4 - Admin Rec, Pt 10
Attachment 4 - Admin Rec, Pt 11
Attachment 4 - Admin Rec, Pt 12
Attachment 4 - Admin Rec, Pt 13
Attachment 4 - Admin Rec, Pt 14
Attachment 4 - Admin Rec, Pt 15
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution affirming the Zoning Adjustments Board decision to approve Use Permit No. ZP2017-0039 to construct three detached, three-story buildings with ten dwelling units, four live-work units for arts and crafts, one office space, and 16 off-street parking spaces.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, 981-7400

 

Action Calendar – Old Business

 

18.

Letter of Support for SB 831 (Wieckowski) Land Use: Accessory Dwelling Units (Continued from February 13, 2018.)
From: Councilmembers Droste, Bartlett, and Harrison
Recommendation: Send a letter of support to State Senator Nancy Skinner and State Assemblymember Tony Thurmond urging them to support SB 831 (Wieckowski) Land Use: Accessory Dwelling Units.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Lori Droste, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180

 

19.

Small Business Subcommittee Creation (Continued from February 13, 2018.)
From: Councilmember Droste, Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmembers Wengraf and Maio
Recommendation: Form a four-person Mayor-Council ad-hoc subcommittee consisting of Mayor Arreguín, Councilmember Droste, Councilmember Maio, and Councilmember Hahn to explore issues related to Berkeley’s small businesses.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Lori Droste, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180

 

20.

Housing Advisory Commission’s U1 Recommendations (Continued from February 13, 2018.)
From: Housing Advisory Commission
Recommendation: Targeting of U1 Funds: The City should consider establishing a household income targeting goal regarding U1 expenditures and housing affordability.  To set this goal, the City could consider the use of progress made towards meeting the City’s Housing Element RHNA numbers.  At present, the most under-served income groups are households with extremely low-incomes, low-incomes, and moderate-incomes. A second issue is how income groups are defined for purposes of allocating U1 funds.  In general, affordable housing programs use Alameda County incomes defined by household size to determine program eligibility.  While it can be argued that very low-income should be defined with a higher income threshold in Berkeley than in some other areas of Alameda County (considering differentials in the cost of living), there really are few other options, particularly if the City and its partners use U1 funds to leverage other funding from state and federal sources. Recommendations for Allocation of U1 Funds: 1. Initially allocate 15% for anti-displacement activities.  These activities could include eviction defense and housing counseling, funding the housing retention program, and additional funds for a flexible housing subsidies pool. Remainder of funds to be used to maintain and increase the supply of permanently affordable housing; this may include co-operative housing. 2. Do not allocate all U1 revenues in a given fiscal year to a single project.  Administrative Recommendations: 1. City to determine what percentage of U1 funds to be allocated for administration of U1 funds. 2. When appropriate, use the Housing Trust Fund process to allocate funds. 3. Track U1 deposits and expenditures – as promised in the ballot measure. 4. City needs to establish a way to track U1 Funds and expenditures. 5. City should prepare an annual report by May of each year for the HAC and public that reports on revenues and expenditures related to U1 funds.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Amy Davidson, Commission Secretary, 981-5400

 

Action Calendar – New Business

21.

 Discussion and Direction Regarding Potential Ballot Measures for the November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election 
Supplemental materials
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Discuss possible ballot measures for November 2018, and provide direction to the City Manager about which issues to include in a community survey.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Matthai Chakko, City Manager’s Office, 981-7000

 

22a.

Wildland Urban Interface Fire Safety and Fire Safety Education
From: Disaster and Fire Safety Commission
Recommendation: Approve specific measures described to support the recommendations to: 1. Strengthen existing fire safety measures utilized by the City of Berkeley for the safety and wellbeing of its residents. 2. Strengthen existing fire education outreach efforts to make contact with more citizens by using both digital and paper media platforms. Proposed measures include: 1. Programmable alert sirens; 2. Form a subcommittee or workgroup comprised of members of both the Disaster Fire Safety and Parks and Waterfront Commissions to review the efficacy of the Fire Fuel Chipper and Debris Program as it is currently implemented; 3. Take advantage of federal, state, local, non-profit or PG&E grant opportunities for fire mitigation and education; 4. Clarify when to initiate the Red Flag Nixle warning; 5. Temporarily suspend the addition of Auxiliary Dwelling Units (ADUs) in the Very High Hazard Fire Zone to review public safety issues especially relevant to the risk of WUI fires. Amend Section 23D.10 to incorporate greater public safety considerations to be met before issuing an Auxiliary Unit Permit (AUP); 6. Enforce California Vehicle Code 22514 for stopping or parking near a fire hydrant; 7. Adopt parking restrictions on narrow streets in the Berkeley hills fire zone; and 8. The aforementioned subcommittee or workgroup (#2 above) will interface with Berkeley Path Wanderers Association to further encourage path restoration and maintenance with the goal of evacuation in mind.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Keith May, Commission Secretary, 981-3473

 

22b.

Companion Report: Wildland Urban Interface Fire Safety and Fire Safety Education
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Recommend that City Council refer the specific operational items in the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission report to the budget process for consideration and review by impacted City departments.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: David Brannigan, Fire, 981-3473

 

23.

Conceptual Study for Undergrounding Utility Wires in Berkeley
Supplemental materials
From: Public Works Commission, Disaster and Fire Safety Commission, and Transportation Commission
Recommendation:
That Council approve the following items: 1. Conceptual Study for undergrounding utility wires in Berkeley (the “Undergrounding Plan”). 2. Proceed with Phase 3 of the Undergrounding Plan. We want to emphasize the importance for Berkeley to actively participate in the current California Public Utilities Commission review of the Rule 20 program.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Nisha Patel, Commission Secretary, 981-6300, Keith May, Commission Secretary, 981-3473, and Farid Javandel, Commission Secretary, 981-6300

 Information Reports

 

 

 

24.

***Removed from the Agenda by the City Manager*** FY 2018 Mid-Year Budget Update
From: City Manager
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, 981-7000

         

25.

Status Update: Audit Report on Written Guidance and Improved Monitoring Can Help Prevent Unnecessary Overtime at the Animal Shelter and Help Manage Citywide Comp Time at the Animal Shelter from October 1, 2014 – December 31, 2017
From: City Manager
Contact: Jovan Grogan, City Manager's Office, 981-7000

26.

Berkeley Economic Dashboards
From: City Manager
Contact: Jordan Klein, Economic Development, 981-7530

27.

FY 2018 First Quarter Investment Report: Ended September 30, 2017
From: City Manager
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300

28.

Audit Status Report - Parks Tax: Good Practices in Place, Fiscal Year 2016 Expenditure Review
From: City Manager
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

29.

goBerkeley Parking Management Program - Recommended Adjustments for April 1, 2018
From: City Manager
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

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 February 15, 2018. 

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.

Centralized Location with Voicemail for Homeless

  1. Homeless Commission

Support CPUC Draft Resolution E-4907

  1. Foothill Tax Payers Association

Surveillance Technology Ordinance

  1. Tree Fitzpatrick
  2. Robert Byrne

Places for the Homeless

  1. Sarah Watson

Alta Bates Campus

  1. Stacey Wells

Police Staffing

  1. Janice Greenberg
  2. Eric Perney

2301 Bancroft Way

  1. Lorraine Mole

Encampment Fire / Removal at Old City Hall

  1. Will Starr
  2. Anne-Lise Francois
  3. Carol Denney
  4. Margy Wilkinson
  5. Diana Bohn
  6. Mike Zint

Piles of Trash @ MLK Jr Way / Hearst

  1. David Lerman

Illegal Camping at Public Parks

  1. David Lerman

Municipal Bonds Suggestions

  1. Diego Aguilar-Canabal

Encampment Along Ohlone Greenway

  1. Sandy Steinman

Photos of Dare2Change Encampment

  1. Avram Gur Arye

Albany Bown

  1. Thea Kelley

Abandoned Properties

  1. Jack Kurzweil
  2. Stephanie Allan
  3. Nancy Chimmel

Shelter at 9th/ University

  1. Rachel Crossman / Cheryl Davila

Hours of Operation

  1. Mike Zint

Power Washing on Shattuck

  1. Marc Bernasconi

Rebecca Caplan / Bay Area Air Quality Management District

  1. 12 form letters submitted by Mary Rose, Joanna Katz, Janet Perlman, Sudia McCaleb, Nancy Feinstein, Margaret Norman, Walter Bankovitch, Todd Jailer, Caryn Graves, Laura Leipzig, Jane Harada, Randall G.

Vacancy Registration Form

  1. W.B.C.

Rent Ceilings

  1. W.B.C.

Notice of Violation

  1. W.B.C.

Copy of Cashier’s Check

  1. W.B.C.

Subpoena

  1. W.B.C.

Request for Service

  1. W.B.C.

 

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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