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Regular Meeting eAgenda
May 29, 2018
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AGENDA 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 

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.  Speakers will be entitled to two minutes each to speak in opposition to or support of Consent Calendar and Information Items.  A speaker may only speak once during the period for public comment on Consent Calendar and Information items. 

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”. 

No additional items can be moved onto the Consent Calendar once public comment has commenced. At any time during, or immediately after, public comment on Information and Consent items, any Councilmember may move any Information or Consent item to “Action.” Following this, the Council will vote on the items remaining on the Consent Calendar in one motion.  

For items moved to the Action Calendar from the Consent Calendar or Information Calendar, persons who spoke on the item during the Consent Calendar public comment period may speak again at the time the matter is taken up during the Action Calendar.

     

1.

Amendment: FY 2018 Annual Appropriations Ordinance
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,597-N.S. amending the FY 2018 Annual Appropriations Ordinance No. 7,587-N.S. for fiscal year 2018 based upon other adjustments in the amount of $63,210,746 (gross) and $18,109,172 (net).
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Bartlett, Harrison, Hahn, Wengraf, Worthington, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Davila, Droste.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, 981-7000

 

2.

Establishment of the Parklet Ordinance; Adding Berkeley Municipal Code Section 14.48.300 and Amending Section 16.18.010
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,598-N.S. adding BMC 14.48.300 Parklets Ordinance, to allow the City of Berkeley Engineering Division of the Public Works Department to process minor encroachment permits for the installation of parklets in the public right of way, and amending BMC 16.18.010 to classify parklets as minor encroachments.
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Bartlett, Harrison, Hahn, Wengraf, Worthington, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Davila, Droste.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jordan Klein, Economic Development, 981-7530

 

3.

Referral Response: Repeal Existing Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance (Chapter 23D.10), Adopt New Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance (Chapter 23C.24) and Modify Applicable Sections of the Zoning Ordinance that Apply to Accessory Dwelling Units
Revised materials (Supp 1)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,599-N.S. amending the Zoning Ordinance to modify existing regulations for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in order to clarify and further streamline the permitting process for ADUs, repealing Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 23D.10, enacting Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 23C.24, and amending BMC Titles 23D, 23E, and 23F.
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Bartlett, Harrison, Hahn, Wengraf, Worthington, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Davila, Droste.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, 981-7400

 

4.

Emergency Standby Officers for the Mayor and Councilmembers
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution confirming the appointment of Standby Officers for the Mayor and each Councilmember to serve in the event the elected official is unavailable during an emergency, and rescinding Resolution No. 68,318-N.S.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900

 

5.

Updated Commissioners’ Manual
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution 1. rescinding Resolution No. 65,570-N.S.; 2. adopting the updated edition of the Commissioners’ Manual to include new regulations, clarify current procedures, and increase organization and efficiency; and 3. rescinding Resolution No. 61,312-N.S. due to redundancy.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900

 

6.

 Contract No. 10882 Amendment: Lake Research Partners for 2018 Community Survey
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No.10882 with Lake Research Partners to develop and perform telephone surveys of registered voters, provide the associated analysis and reports and any required consulting services; increasing the authorized contract amount from $62,000 to $87,000 and extending the term through February 14, 2019.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $25,000
Contact: Matthai Chakko, City Manager's Office, 981-7000

 

7.

 Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on May 29, 2018
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 - $915,000
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300

 

8.

Notice of Appropriations Limit for Fiscal Year 2019
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution providing notice that: 1. Council will adopt an appropriations limit for Fiscal Year 2019 at its meeting of June 26, 2018; and 2. the amount of the limit and the background material used in its calculation will be available for public review in the City Clerk’s Office on or before June 11, 2018.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300

 

9.

Contract No. 10638 Amendment: Gardeners’ Guild for Maintenance at Tom Bates Sports Complex and Gabe’s Sport Fields
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No.10638 with Gardeners’ Guild for operations and maintenance services at Tom Bates and Gabriel Catalfo (Gabe’s) Fields, increasing the not to exceed amount by $13,800 for a total not to exceed amount of $702,120, and removing the annual not to exceed limit.
Financial Implications: Sports Field (Vendor Oper) Fund - $702,120
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

 

10.

Donation: Memorial Bench in Cesar Chavez Park in Memory of Marty Benson Downey
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting a cash donation in the amount of $3,400 for a memorial bench to be placed in Cesar Chavez Park in memory of Marty Benson Downey.
Financial Implications: $3,400 (Donation)
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

 

11.

Donation: Memorial Bench in Cesar Chavez Park in Memory of Monica Selter
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting a cash donation in the amount of $3,400 for a memorial bench to be placed in Cesar Chavez Park in memory of Monica Selter.
Financial Implications: $3,400 (Donation)
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

 

12.

Amend Berkeley Municipal Code Section 14.52.130 for Inoperable Pay-and-Display Stations to Align with the California Vehicle Code
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Section 14.52.130 Time Limits Enforced at Inoperable Parking Meters and Pay-And-Display Stations to align with California Vehicle Code (CVC) §22508.5, which allows free parking up to the posted time limit at a space controlled by an inoperable parking meter.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

13.

Contract No. 9361C Amendment: Pakpour Consulting Group, Inc. for On-Call Design Services
Revised materials (Supp 1)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 9361C with Pakpour Consulting Group, Inc. for additional contract services, increasing the contract by $180,000 for a total amount not to exceed $780,000, and extending the contract term from June 30, 2019 to December 31, 2019.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $180,000
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

Council Consent Items

14.

Implementation of Secure Storage Program
From: Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmembers Hahn, Harrison, and Maio
Recommendation:
1. Direct the City Manager to expedite implementation of two publicly available, secure storage facilities to accommodate as many individuals as possible, based on the parameters set in staff’s March 2, 2018 RFI: Downtown Homeless Storage Pilot - Staffing and Operations and on additional parameters outlined in Program Details, below.
2. Direct the City Manager to publicize the locations, hours, and rules applicable to new storage facilities through normal outreach channels (website, press release, etc.) and through direct outreach to homeless individuals by the City, community organizations (CBOs) and other partners such as the Downtown Berkeley Association and Telegraph Avenue BID.
3. Refer $100,000 to the budget process; an added $25,000 for the downtown storage location and $75,000 for storage in West Berkeley.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, 981-7100

 

15.

Support AB 2308: Banning Butts to Eliminate Toxic Cigarette Waste
From: Mayor Arreguin and Councilmember Harrison
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting AB 2308 (Stone), which will ban the sale of cigarettes with single use filters. Send a copy of the Resolution to State Senator Nancy Skinner, Assemblymembers Tony Thurmond and Mark Stone, and Governor Jerry Brown.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, 981-7100

 

16.

Request the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to Increase the Number of Slots for Those Who are Mentally Ill Participating in Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) by 20, for a Total of 50, and Assign at Least 10 Slots for Berkeley
From: Councilmembers Maio and Hahn, and Mayor Arreguin
Recommendation: Send a letter to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors requesting that the County increase the number of slots for Assisted Outpatient Treatment and assign 10 of those slots for homeless persons in Berkeley who qualify per W&I Code 5345-5439.5.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110

 

17.

 Oppose AB 2923, Which Would Place BART in Charge of Local Zoning of their Property
From: Councilmember Maio, Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmember Hahn
Recommendation:
Oppose AB 2923 and communicate our opposition to the State Assembly and Senate, and Governor Brown's office.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110

 

18.

BOSS 2018 5th Annual Rising Stars 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 $100 from Councilmember Cheryl Davila, to Building Opportunity for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) for their 2018 5th Annual Rising Stars Gala on June 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

 

19.

Supporting Community Requests for Audit of Alameda County Sheriff's Office Budget
From: Councilmembers Davila, Harrison, and Hahn
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting activist and community groups’ requests for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to audit the Alameda County Sheriff's Office budget in the interest of transparency. Send a letter requesting the support of Alameda County Board of Supervisor, Keith Carson.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

 

20.

Middle East Children’s Alliance 30th Anniversary Celebration & Tribute to Co-founder Barbara Lubin: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
From: Councilmember Davila
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to approve the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember including $250 from Councilmember Cheryl Davila, to the Middle East Children’s Alliance, for their 30th Anniversary Celebration & Tribute to co-founder Barbara Lubin on June 4, 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 - $250
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

 

21.

 Declaring a California Homelessness State of Emergency
From: Councilmember Hahn, Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmembers Bartlett and Maio
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution requesting that Governor Brown proclaim a California Homelessness State of Emergency, and send the Resolution to Governor Brown, State Senator Nancy Skinner, and State Assemblymember Tony Thurmond.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Sophie Hahn, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150

 

22.

Budget Referral: City of Berkeley Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Event
From: Councilmembers Wengraf, Worthington, Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmember Hahn
Recommendation: Refer to the budget process $6,000 for the funding of the annual City of Berkeley Holocaust Memorial Event.
Financial Implications: $6,000
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160

 

23.

Budget Referral: Solar Powered Lights and Signage for Paths Pilot Project
From: Councilmember Wengraf, Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmember Hahn
Recommendation: Refer to the budget process $5,000 for a pilot project of the Berkeley Path Wanderers Association to install solar powered lighting and signage on paths in Berkeley. The paths to be chosen will be in three different parts of Berkeley and will be selected based on evacuation scenarios.
Financial Implications: $5,000
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160

 

24.

Support for AB 2874 (Health Facilities - Access to Emergency Care)
From: Councilmember Droste, Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmembers Hahn and Harrison
Recommendation: That the Berkeley City Council send a letter supporting AB 2874, which will ensure state oversight and community input when a hospital plans to close, to Assemblymember Thurmond and State Senator Skinner.
Financial Implications: None
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. For items moved to the Action Calendar from the Consent Calendar or Information Calendar, persons who spoke on the item during the Consent Calendar public comment period may speak again at the time the matter is taken up during the Action Calendar. 

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.

     

25.

Ballot Tabulation Hearing, Ordering Levies for 2018 Street Lighting Assessment District Proposition 218
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing for the 2018 Street Lighting Assessment District as required by Proposition 218 and, upon conclusion of the hearing, the ballots shall be tabulated. If, based on the votes, which are weighted by the amount of the assessment, there is a majority approval by voters, adopt a Resolution enacting the 2018 Street Lighting Assessment District, approving the Final Streetlight Engineer’s Report, accepting tabulation results, and ordering levies for the 2018 Streetlight Improvement Assessment District.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

26.

Ballot Tabulation Hearing, Ordering Levies of 2018 Clean Stormwater Proposition 218 Fee Initiative
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, tabulate ballots for the 2018 Clean Stormwater Fee initiative, and, if there is a majority approval, adopt a Resolution approving the Final Fee Report, accepting the ballot results, and ordering the levy of fees of the 2018 Clean Stormwater Fee.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

27.

One-Way Car Share Pilot Program – Fee Changes
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution approving an updated fee structure for the One-way Car Share Two-and-a-Half-Year Pilot Program for Fiscal Year 2019 that will increase residential parking permit fees by 20 percent and decrease parking meter deposits by 14 percent and amending Resolution No. 67,696-N.S.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

28.

 Fiscal Year 2019 Proposed Budget Update Public Hearing #2
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Conduct a second public hearing regarding the FY 2019 Proposed Budget Update
Financial Implications: See FY 2019 Proposed Budget Update
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, 981-7000

 

 Action Calendar – Old Business

29.

Presentation and Discussion of Second Community Survey Results and Direction About Next Steps for Possible Ballot Measure Development (Continued from May 15, 2018)
Presentation
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Discuss results of the second community survey and provide direction to the City Manager about the drafting of possible measures for inclusion on the November 2018 ballot.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Matthai Chakko, City Manager's Office, 981-7000

 

30.

City Manager Referral: Expansion of the GoBerkeley Transportation Program to Increase Parking Efficiency (Continued from April 24, 2018)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: City Manager Referral; Expansion of the GoBerkeley Transportation Program to allow private parking vendors to charge adjustable rates for parking spaces.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 
 

31.

Amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 12.92 to Specify that Vacancy after a Given Period in a Residential or Commercial Building is a Condition of Unlawful Nuisance (Continued from May 15, 2018.  Item contains revised material.)
Supplemental materials (Supp 2)
From: Councilmembers Harrison, Davila, Bartlett, and Mayor Arreguin
Recommendation: Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 12.92 to specify that vacancy after a given period in a residential or commercial building is a condition of unlawful nuisance.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

32.

Consider the Police Review Commission Sub-Committee’s Charter Amendment Recommendations (Continued from May 15, 2018.  Item contains revised material.)
Revised materials (Supp 2)
Supplemental materials (Supp 2)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: That the Council consider adopting the PRC Sub-Committee Charter Amendment Recommendation, and initiate a process towards placing a measure on the November ballot.
Financial Implications: Minimal
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

 
 
 Action Calendar – New Business

 

33.

Amending Berkeley Municipal Code Title 6 and Title 14 to Include Electric Vehicle Parking in Municipal Off-Street Parking Facilities and on Public Streets
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
1. Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Title 14 Vehicles and Traffic by adding Chapter 14.46 Electric Vehicle Parking to manage their parking on public streets and amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 6.24 Municipal Off-Street Parking lots to manage electric vehicle parking for off-street facilities, revise terminology to utilize “off-street parking facilities” in order to represent off-street lots and garages, and remove references to the City Epark card.
2. Adopt a Resolution updating the schedule of fines for parking violations and late payment penalties to include fine and late payment penalty amounts for violating the laws set forth in the Ordinance, and rescinding Resolution No. 65,812-N.S.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

34a.

Home Share Pilot Program Recommendation
From: Housing Advisory Commission
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to establish a two-year Home Share Pilot Program that could be expanded into a permanent housing program in the City of Berkeley.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Amy Davidson, Commission Secretary, 981-5400

 

34b.

Companion Report: Home Share Pilot Program Recommendation
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Refer agencies interested in establishing a home share pilot program to the City’s Request for Proposals process for community agency funding.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Paul Buddenhagen, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

 

35.

Including a Public Purchase Option in a Small Sites Housing Program
From: Housing Advisory Commission
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager as follows concerning the implementation of a Small Sites Program in Berkeley: 1. Ensure that the City of Berkeley has the legal option to directly purchase properties under the Small Sites Program. 2. Ensure that any corporation designated by the City and in which the City maintains a majority (controlling) ownership may directly purchase properties under the Small Sites Program, even if that corporation is for-profit (e.g. a California B corporation). In implementing recommendation (2), do not weaken the qualification requirements for non-profit corporations which are not majority-owned or majority-controlled by the City. Additionally, purchases made by the City itself or a corporation controlled by the City should not be constrained with respect to future rental prices.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Amy Davidson, Commission Secretary, 981-5400

  
Information Reports
 
 
 

36.

Referral Response: Direction and Referral Regarding “Premier Cru” Property
From: City Manager
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, 981-7400

 

37.

One-Way Car Share – Mid-Pilot Program Report
From: City Manager
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

38.

Status Report – Leases Audit: Conflicting Directives Hinder Contract Oversight
From: City Manager
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

39.

City Auditor's Snapshot: Quarterly Summary Report on Audit Recommendations
From: Auditor
Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, 981-6750

 
 

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda

Adjournment 

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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 12: Support AB 2308: Banning Butts to Eliminate Toxic Cigarette Waste

  1. David Lerman (3)

 Item 21: Ballot Tabulation Hearing, Ordering Levies for 2018 Street Lighting Assessment District Proposition 218
Item 22: Ballot Tabulation Hearing, Ordering Levies of 2018 Clean Stormwater Proposition 218 Fee Initiative

  1. Iris Star (2)

Police Misconduct

  1. Russ Tilleman

Cannabis Stickers

  1. Carol Denney

People’s Park

  1. Carol Denney

Storm Drain Screens

  1. David Lerman

Codornices Creek

  1. Susan Schawrtz, on behalf of Friends of Five Creeks

Golden Duplexes

  1. Labi Rabiu

Encampments

  1. Summi Kaipa
  2. Pedro Alvarez Jr.

Cricket Store Concern

  1. Phoebe Sorgen

Flyer Removal

  1. Carol Denney
  2. John Caner

1900 4th Street

  1. Phoebe Sorgen
  2. Sara Fain
  3. Dorothy Walker
  4. Terri Saul

Cannabis Dispensary Regulations

  1. BUSD School Board

Support for Playground at 63rd Street / MLK Jr. Way

  1. Juniper Frost
  2. Colleen McCann
  3. Mark Meyer
  4. Sherk Chung
  5. Hyunka Lee
  6. Shalom Bochner
  7. Sarah Garret
  8. Jesse McFarland
  9. 11 ‘in support of’ form letters

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 before the meeting.

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

 

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