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Regular Meeting eAgenda
March 26, 2019
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AGENDA 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 

6:00 P.M.

 SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD ROOM - 1231 ADDISON STREET, BERKELEY, CA 94702

 Jesse Arreguin, Mayor

Councilmembers:

District 1 – Rashi Kesarwani

District 5 – Sophie Hahn

District 2 – Cheryl Davila

District 6 – Susan Wengraf

District 3 – Ben Bartlett

District 7 – Rigel Robinson

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 the Suitcase Clinic
  2. Recognition of March for Meals Month

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.

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.

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

1.

Density Bonus Ordinance Revisions - Repeal Existing Section 23C.12.050 (State of California Density Bonus Requirements) and Adopt New Chapter 23C.14 (Density Bonus)  
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt the second reading of Ordinance No. 7,644-N.S., the Zoning Ordinance amendments that repeal obsolete Density Bonus regulations (Section 23C.12.050: State of California Density Bonus Requirements) and adopt a new, standalone Density Bonus chapter (Chapter 23C.14) that complies with California State Government Code 65915–65918: Density Bonuses and Other Incentives.  
First Reading Vote: All Ayes
Financial Implications:
None 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, 981-7400

 

2.

Minutes for Approval 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of February 5, 2019 (special), February 19, 2019 (regular), February 26, 2019 (regular), and February 28, 2019 (special).  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900

 

3.

Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on March 26, 2019 
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: $325,000 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300

 

4.

Contract No.10438B Amendment: Ashby Village for Age-Friendly Berkeley Plan Production 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 10438B with Ashby Village to design and print a finalized City of Berkeley Age-Friendly Plan, in an amount not to exceed $7,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $57,000. Contract term will remain unchanged, and will expire on August 31, 2019.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

 

5.

Grant Application: the Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange (SAVE) grant program of the California Division of Boating & Waterways 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to (1) Apply for a grant in the amount of $130,000 from the California Division of Boating & Waterways (“DBW”) Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange (SAVE) grant program for the removal and disposal of approximately 26 abandoned vessels located at the Berkeley Marina; (2) Execute any amendments; and (3) Authorize a local match contribution of $13,000.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

 

6.

Contracts: Fehr & Peers and Parisi Associates for On-Call Traffic Engineering Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt Resolutions authorizing the City Manager to execute two contracts and any amendments with Fehr & Peers and Parisi Associates for on-call traffic engineering services in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 each for a combined total not to exceed amount of $2,000,000 from April 11, 2019 to June 31, 2022 with two 1-year options to extend.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

7.

Adopt a Resolution of Intent to Consider a FlixBus Franchise Agreement for Long-Distance Bus Service 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Pursuant to Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 9.60, adopt a Resolution declaring the Council’s intention to consider at a public hearing, set for April 30, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., whether to grant a franchise to FlixBus, Inc. to provide long-distance bus service to the Berkeley public.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

8.

Contract No. 8884C Amendment - St. Vincent de Paul for Mattress Recycling 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 8884C with St. Vincent de Paul to accept mattresses collected from community members for refurbishing and recycling at the City’s Solid Waste Management and Transfer Station. This amendment will increase the Contract $50,000 for a new total contract amount not to exceed $456,000 to fund services through contract expiration June 30, 2019.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

9.

Re-appointment of Paul Kealoha-Blake to the Mental Health Commission 
From: Mental Health Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution for the re-appointment of Paul Kealoha-Blake to the Mental Health Commission, as a representative of the General Public Interest category, to complete his third term ending March 21, 2021.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Karen Klatt, Commission Secretary, 981-5400

 

10.

Transitioning cost of 4th of July Festival from the City’s Marina Fund to the City’s General Fund 
From: Parks and Waterfront Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution referring to the City Manager to transition the cost of the annual 4th of July Festival from its current funding source, the City’s Marina Enterprise Fund, to the City’s General Fund.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Roger Miller, Commission Secretary, 981-6700

 

11.

Police Review Commission’s co-sponsorship of a NACOLE Regional Training and Networking Event 
From: City Manager and Police Review Commission 
Recommendation: Authorize the Police Review Commission to co-sponsor, with the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) and the BART Office of the Independent Police Auditor, a regional training and networking event on May 3, 2019 in Oakland, California.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Paul Buddenhagen, City Manager's Office, 981-7000, Katherine Lee, Commission Secretary, 981-4950

 

Council Consent Items

 

12.

Budget Referral: $30,000 to UC Theater Concert Career Pathways Education Program From: Mayor Arreguin and Councilmember Davila 
Recommendation: Refer to the FY2020-2021 budget process the allocation of $30,000 from excess unallocated General Fund revenues to the UC Theater Concert Career Pathways Education Program.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, 981-7100

13.

Honoring Healthy Black Families, Inc.: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
From: Councilmembers Davila, Harrison, Wengraf, and Bartlett 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember including $150 from Councilmember Cheryl Davila, to Healthy Black Families in honor of their 5th Anniversary, 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: See report 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

 

14.

LifeLong Medical Care: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
From: Councilmembers Davila, Wengraf, and Bartlett 
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 many contributions to Berkeley 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: See report 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

15.

Dynamex Decision Impact and Compliance on Minimum Wage Ordinance and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance 
From: Councilmember Bartlett 
Recommendation: That the City Council refers to the City Manager and the Labor Commission to ensure the Berkeley Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance are interpreted and enforced in a manner consistent with the holdings in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130

 

16.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Event: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds from General Funds and Grant of Such Funds 
From: Councilmembers Wengraf, Bartlett, Hahn, and Mayor Arreguin 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember, including up to $250 from Councilmember Wengraf, to support the City’s Holocaust Remembrance Day program with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund. The relinquishment of funds from Councilmember Wengraf’s discretionary Council Office Budget and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute allows the City of Berkeley to invite and support the community to the City’s 17th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day program on Sunday, April 28th, 11:30 AM at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160

 

17.

Support for SB-190 Fire Safety: Building Standards 
From: Councilmembers Wengraf, Hahn, Droste, and Kesarwani 
Recommendation: Send a letter in support of SB-190 Fire Safety: Building Standards (Dodd) to Senator Dodd and copy Senator Skinner, Representative Wicks and Governor Newsom.  
The Legislation would require the Office of the State Fire Marshal to: (1) Develop a model defensible space program to be used by cities and counties to enforce defensible space provisions; (2) Develop Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Safety Building Standards Compliance Training Manual, and make available via website. To be used locally in training of building officials, builders and fire service personnel; (3) Develop guidance document for maintenance of defensible space around residential structures; (4) Develop and update regularly a Wildland-Urban handbook listing products and construction systems that comply with specified Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Safety building standards; (5) Use money from the Building Standards Administration Special Revolving Fund in the State Treasury to carry out the provisions.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160

 

18.

The Suitcase Clinic: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Fund 
From: Councilmembers Robinson, Harrison, Hahn, and Davila 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $500 per Councilmember including $250 from Councilmember Robinson, to The Suitcase Clinic to assist in the expansion of its free laundry program, with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Robinson and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Rigel Robinson, 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. 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.

 

 

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.

 

19.

ZAB Appeal: 1722 Walnut St 
Administrative Record
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution to affirm the Zoning Adjustments Board decision to deny Use Permit/Variance #ZP2018-0021 to legalize an unpermitted detached dwelling unit in the rear yard area of a lot legally developed with an eight-unit apartment building, and dismiss the appeal.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, 981-7400

 

20a.

Providing direction on closing the funding gap to complete Measure T1 Phase 1 projects 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation:
1.
Council to provide direction on a preferred option to close the funding gap in the current Measure T1 Phase 1 program. Four possible options are summarized below and discussed in further detail starting on page 4 under Current Situations and its Effects – Funding Gap. 
Option A: Reduce up to $5 million between 13 projects by reducing project scopes from Planning and Design to Conceptual, Construction to Planning and Design, Construction to Conceptual, or removing or delaying the project.
Option B: Reduce up to $4 million by reducing the Live Oak Community Center project scope from Construction to Planning and Design.
Option C: Authorize up to $3 million in additional funding for T1 Phase 1 and reduce $2 million between 7 projects by reducing project scopes from Planning and Design to Conceptual or Construction to Planning and Design.
Option D: Authorize up to $7 million in additional funding to complete all T1 Phase 1 projects.
2. Council adopt a resolution authorizing the chosen option to complete Measure T1 Phase 1 projects.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700, Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

20b.

Authorizing up to $7 million in additional funding to complete Measure T1 Phase 1 projects 
From: Public Works Commission 
Recommendation: The T1 team is requesting the PWC and the Parks and Waterfront Commission take action at their February meetings on their preferred course of action. The T1 team wants to make their recommendation to Council this spring. 
The T1 sub-committees recommend that the PWC vote to endorse the following: - We prefer Option D to meet the funding shortfall. The T1 staff has stated that it is possible to transfer funds from other City sources and to repay it with Phase 2 bond proceeds. By choosing this option, we will maintain the momentum in the program and will accelerate infrastructure improvements in the City; - We are concerned that a disproportionate share of improvements has been allocated to areas of the City north of University Avenue. We want to make sure that projects at the Francis Albrier Center, Willard and other areas south of University be implemented; - We support identifying a green infrastructure project in Phase 1; - We support implementing the 7 street improvement projects in Phase 1. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Nisha Patel, Commission Secretary, 981-6300

 

20c.

Authorizing up to $7 million in additional funding to complete Measure T1 Phase 1 projects 
From: Parks and Waterfront Commission 
Recommendation: The T1 team is requesting the PWC and the Parks and Waterfront Commission take action at their February meetings on their preferred course of action. The T1 team wants to make their recommendation to Council this spring. 
The T1 sub-committees recommend that the PWC vote to endorse the following: - We prefer Option D to meet the funding shortfall. The T1 staff has stated that it is possible to transfer funds from other City sources and to repay it with Phase 2 bond proceeds. By choosing this option, we will maintain the momentum in the program and will accelerate infrastructure improvements in the City; - We are concerned that a disproportionate share of improvements has been allocated to areas of the City north of University Avenue. We want to make sure that projects at the Francis Albrier Center, Willard and other areas south of University be implemented; - We support identifying a green infrastructure project in Phase 1; - We support implementing the 7 street improvement projects in Phase 1. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Roger Miller, Commission Secretary, 981-6700

 

20d.

Recommendations for current T1 Phase 1 funding shortfalls 
From: Energy Commission 
Recommendation: The Berkeley Energy Commission recommends the City Council integrate greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals, as stated in the Climate Emergency Resolution adopted June 12, 2018, into the T1 funding priorities.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Billi Romain, Commission Secretary, 981-7400

 

20e.

Contract: D.L. Falk Construction for North Berkeley Senior Center Seismic Upgrades and Renovations Project 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 
1. Approving plans and specifications for the North Berkeley Senior Center Seismic Upgrades and Renovations Project, Specification No.19-11268-C; 2. Accepting the bid of D.L. Falk Construction as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder; and 3. 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, for an amount not to exceed $8,320,400, which includes a contingency of $756,400.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

21.

Referral Responses: Managing Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parking 
 Revised Material (Supp 1)
Supplemental Material (Supp 1)
Supplemental Material (Supp 2)
Supplemental Material (Supp 3)
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,643-N.S. (BMC Section 14.40.120) prohibiting parking campers and RVs during certain hours and creating additional resources for people living in RVs, and refer any additional costs to the FY20-21 Budget process. 
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Bartlett, Hahn, Wengraf, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – Davila, Harrison, Robinson  
Financial Implications: See Report 
Contact: Paul Buddenhagen, City Manager's Office, 981-7000

22.

Missing Middle Report (Continued from February 26, 2019. Contains revised materials) 
Revised Material (Supp 1)
Revised Material (Supp 2)
From: Councilmembers Droste, Bartlett, Robinson, and Kesarwani
 
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to bring back to Council a report of potential revisions to the zoning code to foster a broader range of housing types across Berkeley, particularly missing middle housing types (duplexes, triplexes/fourplexes, courtyard apartments, bungalow courts, townhouses, etc.), in areas with access to essential components of livability like parks, schools, employment, transit, and other services. 
Report should include, but is not limited to: - Identifying where missing middle housing is optimal; - Allowing the possibility of existing houses/footprints/zoning envelopes to be divided into up to 4 units, potentially scaling the floor area ratio (FAR) to increase as the number of units increase on site, creating homes that are more affordable, saving and lightly modifying an older structure as part of internally dividing it into more than one unit; - Excluding very high fire severity zones as defined by Cal Fire and/or City of Berkeley;  
- Considering form-based zoning, which addresses the appropriate form, scale and massing of buildings as they relate to one another, as a potential strategy; - Creating incentives to maintain family-friendly housing stock while adding more diversity and range of smaller units; - Creating incentives for building more than one unit on larger than average lots; - Considering provision of tenant and vulnerable low-income homeowner protections, demolition controls, and no net loss provisions; - Considering provisions that align with our land value recapture policy objectives to maximize affordability in Berkeley.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Lori Droste, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180

23.

Referral to City Manager to Scope Process and Estimate Cost of New General Plan 
From: Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmembers Hahn and Wengraf 
Recommendation: Referral to the City Manager to return to City Council with an outline of the process for creating a new City of Berkeley General Plan.  The cost for the first two years of work will be included in the report for consideration during the upcoming 2020-2021 Budget Process.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, 981-7100

24.

Referral Response: 1000 Person Plan to Address Homelessness (Continued from February 26, 2019) 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

Information Reports

 

25.

Homeless Commission Meeting Cancellations 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Peter Radu, Commission Secretary, 981-5400

26.

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

 

27.

Zero Waste Division’s Integration of the Non-Exclusive Waste Hauler Commercial Franchisees Commercial Customers Update 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda

Adjournment

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I hereby certify that the agenda for this meeting of the Berkeley City Council was posted at the display case located near the walkway in front of the Maudelle Shirek Building, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, as well as on the City’s website, on March 14, 2019

Mark Numainville, City Clerk

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