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Regular Meeting eAgenda
May 14, 2019
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AGENDA 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, May 14, 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. Sue Hone, Former Berkeley Councilmember

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.


 

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.

Cannabis Ordinance Revisions; Amending the Berkeley Municipal Code 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance Nos. 7,645-N.S. and 7,647-N.S. amending the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) which would:  
1. Clarify cannabis business operational standards and development standards, such as quotas and buffers, for all cannabis business types; 
2. Revise ordinance language to reflect State regulations; 
3. Create a path to allow a new business type (Retail Nursery Microbusinesses); and 
4. Protect youth by restricting cannabis advertising within the city. 
The ordinances would adopt BMC Chapter 12.21, amend Chapters 12.22 and 23C.25, and repeal Chapters 12.23, 12.25 and 12.27. 
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, 981-7400

 

2.

Adopt an Ordinance Adding Chapter 13.104 to the Berkeley Municipal Code Establishing a Prohibition on Contracting with Vendors Acting as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Data Brokers, or Those Providing Extreme Vetting Services to ICE (Reviewed by the Agenda and Rules Committee) 
From: Councilmembers Harrison, Davila, and Bartlett 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,650-N.S., the Sanctuary Contracting Ordinance, adding Chapter 13.104 to the Berkeley Municipal Code. This ordinance prohibits the award of city contracts to vendors acting as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement data brokers, or those providing extreme vetting services.  
First Reading Vote: All Ayes. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

3.

FlixBus Franchise Agreement for Long-Distance Bus Service 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance 7,651-N.S. granting a franchise agreement between FlixBus, Inc. and the City of Berkeley to provide long distance bus service to the public.  
First Reading Vote: All Ayes. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

4.

Amendment: FY 2019 Annual Appropriations Ordinance 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the FY 2019 Annual Appropriations Ordinance No. 7,634–N.S. for fiscal year 2019 based upon other adjustments in the amount of $22,245,702 (gross) and $19,746,430 (net). 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, 981-7000

 

5.

Contract: Keenan Financial Services to Establish, Maintain and Invest for an IRS Section 115 Trust Fund 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Keenan Financial Services to establish a pension Section 115 trust that includes Keenan Financial Services providing trust administration, trustee/custodian, and investment advisory services for the Trust; and authorizing the City’s Plan Administrator to execute the legal and administrative documents on behalf of the City and to take whatever additional actions are necessary to establish a Section 115 trust fund, establish the authority for the management of the Section 115 investments, develop investment policies for the Section 115 trust fund, and Select an initial model investment portfolio, from the choices provided.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300

 

6.

Contract: Falck for Mental Health Ambulance Transport Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Falck Northern California Corp (Contractor) to provide mental health related ambulance transportation (from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021, in an amount up to $5,670,000, with an option to extend for two additional years, for a total contract amount not to exceed $11,340,000. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: David Brannigan, Fire, 981-3473

 

7.

Revenue Grant Agreements: Funding Support from Alameda County to Conduct Public Health Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt five Resolutions authorizing the City Manager or her designee to submit grant agreements to Alameda County, to accept the grants, and execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments to conduct public health promotion, protection, and prevention services for the following five revenue agreements: 
1. Public Health Infrastructure Program in the projected amount of $32,080 for FY 2020. 
2. Foster Care Program in the projected amount of $93,187 for FY 2020. 
3. Berkeley High School and Berkeley Technology Academy Health Center Programs in the projected amount of $178,778 for FY 2020. 
4. School Linked Health Services Program (Measure A Funding) in the projected amount of $193,175 for FY 2020. 
5. Tobacco Prevention Program in the projected amount of $76,290 for FY 2020.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

 

8.

Revenue Grant Agreements: Funding Support from the State of California to Conduct Public Health Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt seven Resolutions authorizing the City Manager or her designee to submit grant agreements to the State of California, to accept the grants, and execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments to conduct public health promotion, protection, and prevention services for the following eleven revenue agreements: 
1. Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program, which includes Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) and Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC), in the projected amount of $442,073 for FY 2020. 
2. Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program, in the projected amount of $336,000 for FY 2020. 
3. Tuberculosis Control Program in the projected amount of $14,000 for FY 2020. 
4. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in the projected amount of $525,547 each year for Federal Fiscal Years 2020 through 2022 for a total of $1,576,641. 
5. Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention (NEOP) Program, in the projected amount of $161,207 for Federal Fiscal Years 2020 through 2022 for a total amount of $483,621. 
6. HIV/AIDS Surveillance in the projected amount of $29,088 for Fiscal Years 2020 through 2022 for a total of $87,264. 
7. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Prevention and Control in the projected amount of $6,230 each year for FY 2020 through 2022 for a total of $18,692.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

 

9.

Revenue Grant Agreements: Funding Support from Essential Access Health to Conduct Public Health Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to submit a grant application to Essential Access Health, to accept the grant, execute any resultant revenue agreement and amendment, and implement the projects and appropriation of funding for related expenses to conduct public health promotion, protection, and prevention services for the Essential Access Health revenue agreement in the projected amount of $139,260 for April 1, 2019 to March 30, 2020. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

 

10.

Purchase Order with Carahsoft Technology Corporation: Using General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule for hardware, software, and services related to the Data Center Infrastructure Upgrade and Disaster Recovery Implementation (Reviewed by Budget and Finance Committee) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase spending authority with Carahsoft Technology Corporation for the purchase of server hardware, software, and related services for a data center upgrade and disaster recovery implementation, utilizing pricing established by the General Services Administration (GSA), for a total amount not to exceed $1,678,953 for the period May 15, 2019 to June 1, 2024.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $1,678,953 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

 

11.

Contract No. 10934 Amendment: CBF Electric & Data for Wi-Fi Installation in City Facilities 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 10934 with CBF Electric & Data (CBF) for Wi-Fi installation in City facilities, increasing the contract amount by $50,015 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $75,014 from July 2, 2018 to June 30, 2021. 
Financial Implications: IT Cost Allocation Fund - $50,015 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

 

12.

Contract No. 9263B Amendment: SSP Data Products Inc. for Barracuda Backup Solution with Hosted Cloud Storage 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 9263B with SSP Data Products Inc. for the City's Barracuda Backup Solution with hosted cloud storage, increasing the amount by $54,520, for a total contract amount not to exceed $300,692 for the term May 15, 2013 through June 30, 2020.  
Financial Implications: Cost Allocation Fund - $54,520 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

 

13.

Contract No. 11012 Amendment: Granicus, Inc. for Video Streaming Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 11012 with Granicus, Inc., to continue providing live video streaming, on-demand archival video, podcasting, and web page subscription services, increasing the contract amount by $156,966 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $207,646 from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $156,966 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

 

14.

Contract No. 10734 Amendment: Towerstream, Inc. for Secondary Internet for Redundancy and Load Balancing 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend the contract with Towerstream, Inc. for redundant secondary internet services, increasing the contract amount by $133,128 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $172,000 from October 3, 2017 to June 30, 2022.  
Financial Implications: Cost Allocation Fund - $133,128 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, 981-6500

 

15.

Contract: Revolution Foods for Summer Food Service Program 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a one (1) year contract and any amendments with Revolution Foods to provide lunches and afternoon snacks to Berkeley youth for the City’s Summer Food Service Program for a total amount not to exceed $90,000, for the period of June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020, with options to execute up to four (4) additional one-year extensions not to exceed $90,000 each year, contingent upon the availability of State funding, for a total contract amount not to exceed $450,000.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

 

16.

Contract: Suarez & Munoz Construction, Inc. for Harrison Park – Gabe Catalfo Fields Renovation 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1. Approving the plans and specifications for the Harrison Park – Gabe Catalfo Fields Renovation Project, Specification No. 19-11285-C; and 2. Accepting the bid of the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Suarez & Munoz Construction, Inc.; 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, with Suarez & Munoz Construction, Inc., for the Harrison Park – Gabe Catalfo Fields Renovation project at 1100 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710, in an amount not to exceed $531,300, which includes a contract amount of $483,000 and a 10% contingency in the amount of $48,300. 
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $531,300 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

 

17.

Waiver of Annual Marina Berth Fees for Non-Profits 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1. Affirming the determination by City staff and the Parks and Waterfront Commission that three non-profit organizations at the Berkeley Marina (Berkeley Racing Canoe Club, Cal Sailing Club, and The Pegasus Project) are in full compliance with all aspects of Resolution No. 66,544-N.S.; and 2. Approving the annual waiver of berth fees for the three groups for 2019.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

 

18.

Contract: Cratus, Inc. for FY2018 Measure M Low Impact Development (LID) Woolsey Street Project 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for FY2018 Measure M Low Impact Development (LID) Woolsey Street Project, Specification No. 18-11183-C (Re-Issued); accepting the bid of Cratus, Inc. as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder; and 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 in an amount not to exceed $2,908,377.  
Financial Implications: Measure M Streets & Watershed GO Bond Fund -$2,908,377 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

19.

Purchase Order: Municipal Maintenance Equipment, Inc. for Fifteen GO-4 Parking Enforcement Vehicles 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order with Municipal Maintenance Equipment, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $715,000 for fifteen GO-4 parking enforcement vehicles.  
Financial Implications: Equipment Replacement Fund - $715,000 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

20.

Declaration of Intent - FY 2020 Street Lighting Assessments 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions granting the City Manager the authority to approve the Engineer’s Reports; set a public hearing to be held before the Council of the City of Berkeley at its June 11, 2019 meeting; and authorize the City Clerk to publish Notice of the Public Hearing for FY 2020 Levy of Assessments for Berkeley Street Lighting Assessment District No. 1982-1 and Street Lighting Assessment District 2018.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

21.

Contracts: On-Call Construction and Project Management Services:  Ghirardelli Associates, Inc., Park Engineering, Inc., and Quincy Engineering, Inc. 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt three Resolutions authorizing the City Manager to execute contracts and any amendments with the following firms for on-call construction and project management services for capital improvement projects, each for a period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022: 
1. Ghirardelli Associates, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $1,000,000. 
2. Park Engineering, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $1,000,000. 
3. Quincy Engineering, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $1,000,000.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

22.

Amendment to Grant Funding Agreement for Gilman Railroad Pedestrian Crossing Safety Project, Specification No. 18-11244-C 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting an amendment to the grant funding agreement between the City and the California Department of Transportation, Service Contract No. 75LX291, for the Gilman Railroad Pedestrian Crossing Safety Project to increase the amount from $310,500 to $473,000 and revise the expiration date from December 19, 2019 to December 31, 2020 and authorizing the City Manager to execute said amendment and any other associated necessary agreement.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

23.

Contract: ERA Construction Inc. for Gilman Railroad Pedestrian Crossing Safety Project, Specification No. 18-11244-C 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1. Approving the plans and specifications for the Gilman Railroad Pedestrian Crossing Safety Project (“Project”), Specification No. 18-11244-C; 2. Accepting the bid of the lowest responsible bidder, ERA Construction Inc.; and 3. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions, or change orders with ERA Construction Inc. until completion of the Project in accordance with the approved plans and specifications, in an amount not to exceed $377,764.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $377,764 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

24.

Purchase Order:  National Auto Fleet Group for Eleven Ford Police Interceptor Utility 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution satisfying requirements of City Charter Article XI Section 67.2 allowing the City to participate in Sourcewell contract bid procedures, and authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order for eleven model year 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility with National Auto Fleet Group in an amount not to exceed $770,000.  
Financial Implications: Equipment Replacement Fund - $770,000 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

25.

Board of Library Trustees Reappointment: Diane Davenport 
From: Board of Library Trustees 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution Approving the Reappointment of Diane Davenport to the Board of Library Trustees (“BOLT”) for a second term of four years commencing May 16, 2019.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Elliot Warren, Commission Secretary, 981-6100

 

26.

Declaring every 3rd Sunday in May to be Postpartum Justice Day in the City of Berkeley 
From: Community Health Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution declaring every third Sunday in May to be Postpartum Justice Day in the City of Berkeley to support and encourage the needed work to achieve equity and justice in maternal health.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Roberto Terrones, Commission Secretary, 981-5400

 

27.

Recommendation to Install an Outdoor Public Warning System (Sirens) and Incorporate It Into a Holistic Emergency Alerting Plan 
From: Disaster and Fire Safety Commission 
Recommendation: We recommend that City of Berkeley immediately begin the process to purchase, install, and maintain an outdoor public warning system (sirens) as a supplement to other alert and warning technologies within our boundaries and coordinated with abutting jurisdictions and Alameda County.  
This installation should be accompanied by the following: - ongoing outreach and education so that the public will understand the meaning of the sirens and what to do when they hear a siren; - development of a holistic alert protocol, incorporating sirens as an additional option among the available suite of alerting methods; - staff training and drills on alerting procedures; - development of a testing and maintenance plan that will ensure the system is fully operational while avoiding unnecessary or excessive noise pollution in the City; - outreach to deaf and hard of hearing residents to encourage them to opt-in for alerting that meets their communication needs. This may include distributing weather radios or other in-home devices with accessibility options for people with disabilities. 
This recommendation does not specify the number, type, or location of sirens; City staff should determine the most cost-effective system that achieves the goals described in this recommendation. This may include either mobile or fixed-location sirens.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Keith May, Commission Secretary, 981-3473

 

28.

911 Dispatchers: Understaffing Leads to Excessive Overtime and Low Morale 
From: Auditor 
Recommendation: We recommend City Council request that the City Manager report back by November 19, 2019, and every six months thereafter, regarding the status of our audit recommendations until reported fully implemented by the Police Department.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jenny Wong, Auditor, 981-6750


 

Council Consent Items

 

29.

Support AB 539 – the Fair Access to Credit Act 
From: Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmembers Hahn and Bartlett 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution in support of AB 539, the Fair Access to Credit Act, authored by Monique Limón. Send a copy of the Resolution to Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senator Nancy Skinner, and Assemblymembers Buffy Wicks and Monique Limón.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, 981-7100

 

30.

Engage Professional Support to Assist City Council in Establishing a Process and Performing an Evaluation of the City Manager’s Performance 
Revised material (Supp 2)
From: Mayor Arreguin and Councilmember Harrison 
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to issue a Request for Proposal to contract with an experienced firm that will engage the City Manager and City Council in a performance evaluation of the City Manager’s performance.  The process should begin in July 2019 following the scheduled approval of the Biennial Budget, and result in a process for ongoing updates and establish an annual evaluation schedule.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, 981-7100

 

31.

BOSS Rising Stars Gala Event: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
From: Councilmembers Davila and Bartlett 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember including $100 from Councilmember Cheryl Davila, to support the Rising Stars Youth Leadership Gala Event (BOSS) May 31, 2019, 6-8PM, with funds relinquished to the City's general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Councilmember Davila, the Mayor and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.  
Financial Implications: Councilmember's Discretionary Funds - $100 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

 

32.

Opposition to Revision of Title IX Sexual Harassment and Assault Regulations Proposed by U.S. Department of Education, Secretary Betsy DeVos 
From: Councilmembers Davila, Harrison, Hahn, and Wengraf 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution opposing the proposed revisions of Title IX regulations on gender and sex-based discrimination as proposed by Secretary DeVos of the United States Department of Education.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

 

33.

Resolution in Support of Charter Reform Assembly Bills 
From: Councilmembers Harrison and Bartlett 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution in support of Assembly Bills 1505, 1506, and 1507, which regulate charter schools and give public school boards more authority to resist privatization of schools. Send letters of support to Assemblymember Wicks, Senator Skinner, and Governor Newsom.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

34.

Rebuilding Together Budget Referral 
From: Councilmembers Harrison and Wengraf, and Mayor Arreguin 
Recommendation: Refer to the budget process a two-year allocation to fund Rebuilding Together East Bay-North from the General Fund according to the Housing Advisory Commission recommendations, with an evaluation after the first 18 months to determine whether the organization’s fiscal reporting would be in compliance with CDBG reporting requirements were the organization to apply again. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

35.

Acton and University Traffic Light Budget Referral 
From: Councilmember Harrison 
Recommendation: Refer to the budget process a one-time allocation for an overhanging street light at Acton and University  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

 

36.

Sponsoring the 2019 Himalayan Fair 
From: Councilmembers Hahn, Harrison, and Davila 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution approving the co-sponsorship by the City of Berkeley of the 2019 Himalayan Fair to be held at Live Oak Park on Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th, and approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $300 per councilmember, including $300 from Councilmember Hahn, to The Himalayan Fair for administrative fees, event production and advertising, with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council office budget of Councilmember Hahn, and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Sophie Hahn, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150

 

37.

Supporting the Timely Implementation of the Buy Clean California Act and Reaffirming the City of Berkeley’s Commitment to Reducing Embodied Energy in Building Materials 
From: Councilmembers Hahn, Harrison, and Davila 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution supporting the timely implementation of the Buy Clean California Act (AB 262), and reaffirming the City of Berkeley’s commitment to reducing embodied energy in building materials. Send copies of the resolution to Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, State Senator Nancy Skinner, Governor Gavin Newsom, and senior leadership at the California Department of General Services.
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Sophie Hahn, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150

 

38.

Letter in Support of AB 38 
Revised (Supp 1)
From: Councilmember Wengraf 
Recommendation: Send a letter of support for AB 38 Fire Safety: State Wildfire Preparedness Board: Fire Hardened Homes Revolving Loan Fund (Wood) to Assemblymember Wood, with copies to Senator Skinner, Assemblywoman Wicks and Governor Newsom.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160

 

39.

Referral to the Budget Process: Increased Funding for Neighborhood Traffic Calming 
From: Councilmembers Wengraf, Harrison, and Droste 
Recommendation: Refer to the Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Budget Process an increase in allocation for neighborhood traffic calming from the current 50 thousand dollars to 150 thousand dollars. 
Financial Implications: $100,000 
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160

 

40.

Pronouncement of May 15th, 2019 as a Day of Bloody Thursday Remembrance and Commemoration of People’s Park 
From: Councilmembers Robinson, Harrison, and Davila 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution pronouncing May 15th, 2019, as a Day of Bloody Thursday Remembrance, on which the People of Berkeley and the world may reflect upon the continuing history of the People's Park and its significance for our present society. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Rigel Robinson, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7170

 

41.

Budget Referral: Missing Middle Housing Report 
From: Councilmembers Droste, Bartlett, Kesarwani, and Robinson 
Recommendation: Refer to the budget process $125,000 for consultant costs to complete the Missing Middle Housing Report, which was passed by City Council on April 23, 2019. 
Financial Implications: $125,000 
Contact: Lori Droste, Councilmember, District 6, 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.


 

42.

Published Charges:  Mental Health Clinical Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution establishing Published Charges for Mental Health Clinical Services for FY 2019.  Published Charges are effective July 1, 2018.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

 

43.

Fees: Public Health Clinic Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution establishing a new fee schedule for Public Health Clinic services effective, July 1, 2019, and rescinding Resolution No. 68,449-N.S.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

 

44.

Ambulance User Fee Adjustment 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution adjusting the Ambulance User Fee to match Alameda County’s approved ambulance user fee schedule made effective September 1, 2018, for the Cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, and Piedmont.  The increase would be included as an updated addendum to the Ambulance Provider Agreement, rescinding Resolution 67,979–N.S.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: David Brannigan, Fire, 981-3473

 

45.

Selected Camp Program Fee Increases 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution approving new fees and increasing current fees for select camp programs and rescinding Resolution No. 68,450-N.S. and all amendatory resolutions.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

 

46.

Selected Marina Fee Increases 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution approving new fees and increasing current fees for select Marina fees; and rescinding Resolution No. 68,451-N.S. and all amendatory resolutions.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

 

47.

Land Use Planning Permit Fee Amendments 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 67,985-N.S. to amend the fee schedule for Land Use Planning Fees to establish a new fee for land use applications that request streamlined approval, pursuant to Senate Bill 35 (approved by Governor in 2017).  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, 981-7400

 

48.

Fiscal Year 2020 and Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Budget Public Hearing #1 
Supplemental material (Supp 3)
Presentation
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing on the FY 2020 and FY 2021 Proposed Biennial Budget.  
Financial Implications: See FY 2020 and FY 2021 Proposed Biennial Budget 
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, 981-7000

 

49.

One-Way Car Share – Transition from Pilot to Baseline Program 
Presentation 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion: 
1. Adopt a Resolution approving an ongoing One-Way Car Share program for the City of Berkeley, with an increase to administration fees that are commensurate with City administrative cost increases, and  
2. Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance pursuant to Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 14.62, deleting language that refers to the program as a limited-term “pilot” and amending language on the number of vehicle parking permits for which a one-way car share organization may apply.  
Financial Implications: The program pricing structure results in cost-neutrality. 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

50.

Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program Reform & Expansion Phase II: Recommendations for Increased Staffing, Enhanced Football Game Day Enforcement, and Expansion 
Presentation
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion: 
1. Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 14.72 to allow Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) in areas zoned Mixed Use-Light Industrial;  
2. Adopt a Resolution to expand and enhance the RPP Program, raising permit fees for cost neutrality while increasing parking enforcement staff and equipment to augment RPP enforcement, improving UC Berkeley home football game parking enforcement, allowing more residents to opt-in, and rescinding Resolution 68,344-N.S.;  
3. Adopt a Resolution modifying parking restrictions in specified RPP Zones on UC Berkeley home football game days as follows: establish “Enhanced Fine Areas” to prohibit parking without a valid RPP permit in portions of RPP Zones B, D, F, G, and I; and install new RPP signs in zones B, D, F, G, and I to clearly indicate UC Berkeley home football game day parking prohibitions; and 
4. Adopt a Resolution establishing a new Parking Fine Schedule, including parking fines of $225 per violation of BMC 14.40.090 in new Enhanced Fine Areas on posted UC football game days, and rescinding Resolution No. 68,466-N.S.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

51.

ZAB Appeal: 1444 Fifth Street, Administrative Use Permit #ZP2018-0172  
Administration Record, Att 3-4, Part 1
Administration Record, Att 3-4, Part 2
Administration Record, Att 3-4, Part 3
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing, and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution affirming the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) decision to approve Administrative Use Permit #ZP2018-0172 to construct four detached, three-story, approximately 1,900 square-foot, single-family dwellings, each with an average height of 33 feet, on a 5,744 square-foot vacant lot in the MU-R District, and dismiss the appeal.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, 981-7400

 


Action Calendar – New Business

 

52a.

Recommendations for a Fossil Fuel Free Berkeley 
From: Energy Commission 
Recommendation: The Berkeley Energy Commission recommends the City Council refer to the City Manager to implement the recommendations listed below as well as additional measures outlined in the attached report to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the city and the region.  
Financial Implications: Unknown 
Contact: Billi Romain, Commission Secretary, 981-7400

 

52b.

Companion Report:  Recommendations for a Fossil Fuel Free Berkeley 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to continue to implement existing policies and programs that are consistent with the recommendations in the Berkeley Energy Commission’s Fossil Fuel Free Berkeley Report, such as the Building Energy Saving Ordinance and development of new building codes that promote building electrification, and also to complete new evaluations and analyses of current and potential future greenhouse gas reduction programs and policies in order to inform next steps for accelerating progress to a Fossil Fuel Free Berkeley.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, 981-7400

 

53a.

Grant Allocation: Approve Funding Recommendation for Programs to Reduce Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) 
From: Sugar Sweetened Beverage Product Panel of Experts 
Recommendation: Approve the SSBPPE Commission’s recommendations and adopt thirteen (13) Resolutions authorizing the City Manager or her designee to enter into contracts with the Berkeley Unified School District and the Community Based Organizations (CBOs) listed below to distribute a total of $3,800,000 for FY 2020 and FY 2021 according to the schedule below and to also provide $950,000 to the City of Berkeley Public Health Division (BPHD) during the same period to support administering and enhancing this program as approved by the Berkeley City Council as follows: 
1. $1,900,000 total grant to Berkeley Unified School District to implement the Gardening and Cooking Program for FY 2020 and FY 2021 to be disbursed as follows--$950,000 for FY 2020 and $950,000 for FY 2021.  
2. $285,000 total grant to the Ecology Center to implement For Thirst, Water First! program for FY 2020 and FY 2021 to be disbursed as follows--$142,500 in FY 2020 and $142,500 in FY 2021. 
3. $590,000 grant to Healthy Black Families to implement Thirsty for Change! (T4C) program for FY 2020 and FY 2021 to be disbursed as follows--$295,000 in FY 2020 and $295,000 in FY 2021. 
4. $30,000 grant to the Multicultural Institute to implement the Life Skills/Day Laborer Program: Health Activity program for FY 2020 and FY 2021 to be disbursed as follows: $15,000 in FY 2020 and $15,000 in FY 2021. 
5. $140,000 grant to the YMCA of the East Bay to implement the YMCA Diabetes Prevention (YDPP) program for FY 2020 and FY 2021 to be disbursed as follows: $70,000 in FY 2020 and $70,000 in FY 2021.   
6. $170,000 grant to the YMCA of the East Bay to implement the YMCA Healthy Me! program for FY 2020 and FY 2021 to be disbursed as follows: $85,000 in FY 2020 and $85,000 in FY 2021.  
7. $270,000 grant to Lifelong Medical Care to implement the Chronic Disease and Oral Health Prevention Project for FY 2020 and FY 2021 to be disbursed as follows: $135,000 in FY 2020, and $135,000 in FY 2021.   
8. $80,000 grant to Spiral Garden to implement the Spiral Gardens Community Food Security Project for FY 2020 and FY 2021 to be disbursed as follows: $40,000 in FY 2020, and $40,000 in FY 2021.   
9. $32,792 grant to Fresh Approach to implement the Veggie Rx Program for Healthy Foods and Beverages program for FY 2020 and FY 2021 to be disbursed as follows: $16,396 in FY 2020, and $16,396 in FY 2021.  
10. $135,880 grant to Bay Area Community Resources to implement the Healthy Options at Point of Sale program for FY 2020 and FY 2021 to be disbursed as follows: $67,940 in FY 2020, and $67,940 in FY 2021.   
11. $69,328 grant to Community Health Education Institute to implement the Artists Against Soda program for FY 2020 and FY 2021 to be disbursed as follows: $34,664 in FY 2020, and $34,664 in FY 2021.  
12. $97,000 grant to Berkeley Youth Alternatives to implement the Urban Agriculture and Team Nutrition Program for FY 2020 and FY 2021 to be disbursed as follows: $48,500 in FY 2020 and $48,500 in FY2021.   
13. $950,000 to the City of Berkeley Public Health Division (BPHD) to support the SSBPPE Commission and assist with outside evaluations to be disbursed as follows: $475,000 in FY 2020 and $475,000 in FY 2021 with 10% of those funds in both years designated for a media campaign. 
14. The Commission recommends that indirect or administrative expenses not exceed 15% of the program budget and that these funds not be used to supplant any other source of funding.  
15. The Commission recommends that City Council authorize the City Manager to authorize advances for BUSD and the selected community agencies receiving funds in FY 2020 and FY2021. The advances are to be equivalent to 25% of the agency’s allocation. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Dechen Tsering, Commission Secretary, 981-5300

 

53b.

Companion Report:  Grant Allocation: Approve Funding Recommendation for Programs to Reduce Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt the Sugar Sweetened Beverage Product Panel of Experts’ (SSBPPE) funding recommendations and twelve (12) resolutions authorizing the City Manager to enter in contracts with the Berkeley Unified School District and the Community Based Organizations for FY2020 and FY2021 with the following caveats: 1)  remove the City of Berkeley as a grantee and remove the resolution that is included as Resolution #12 in the SSBPPE Commission’s Council report relating to the Public Health division, 2) adopt Resolution #13 in the SSBPPE Commission’s Council report and amend the amount to be distributed as $4.474 million, as was passed by Council on January 22, 2019, and 3) reduce all grantees’ and the Public Health division allocations equally to reach the adopted figure (about 5%).  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400


 

 

 

54.

Authorizing Additional Inclement Weather Shelter at Old City Hall from April 15, 2019-June 30, 2019 
From: Councilmembers Davila, Harrison, and Hahn 
Recommendation:  
1. Authorize the City Manager to maintain open an as-needed inclement weather shelter from April 15, 2019 - June 30, 2019, to provide safe, indoor locations for our unhoused community during inclement weather, including changing the cold temperature to below 45 degrees, rain, and add extreme heat and atmospheric pollution such as smoke. 
2. Approving the allocation of $60,000 in funding for this inclement weather shelter with funds from the budget appropriations for an expanded Emergency Shelter program or by State Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) funding. 
3. Authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 10577B with Dorothy Day House for the current operation of the as-needed inclement weather shelter, that will include this extension through June 30, 2019, and possible program expansion in order to increase number of unhoused people served.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

 

55.

Budget Referral:  Remediation of Lawn Bowling, North Green and Santa Fe Right-of-Way, FY2020-2021 
From: Councilmember Davila 
Recommendation: Refer to the FY20 (2020/2021) RRV Budget Process for consideration of at least $150,000 and up to remediate the Lawn Bowlers, North Green and Santa Fe Right-of-Way in advance of Request for Proposal (RFP) for these areas that potentially could provide much needed affordable alternative housing. 
Refer to the Homeless Services Panel of Experts to consider Measure P funds for remediation purposes for these properties. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

 


Action Calendar – Old Business

 

56.

Contract:  Berkeley Marina Area Specific Plan (BMASP) – Hargreaves Associates (Continued from April 30, 2019) 
Presentation
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to execute a contract and any amendments with Hargreaves Associates to produce the Berkeley Marina Area Specific Plan (BMASP) in an amount not to exceed $1,101,000.  
Financial Implications: Marina Fund - $1,101,000 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

 

57.

Resolution: No U.S. intervention in Venezuela (Continued from April 30, 2019) 
Revised material (Supp 3)
From: Peace and Justice Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution that affirms the sovereign right of the Venezuelan people to negotiate their political differences free from foreign intervention, and urges that the U.S. government withdraw its illegal, unilateral financial sanctions and refrain from military, economic, or diplomatic intervention in the internal affairs of the sovereign state of Venezuela.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Bre Slimick, Commission Secretary, 981-7000

 


Information Reports

 

58.

Referral Response: Issue a Request for Information to Explore Grant Writing Services from Specialized Municipal Grant-Writing Firms, and Report Back to Council 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300

 

59.

Results of RFP for Availability Study for Affirmative Action in City Contracting (Berkeley Inclusion in Opportunity Index) 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, 981-7300

 

60.

Public Works Department Reaccreditation by the American Public Works Association 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

61.

Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program: Spring 2019 Update 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300


 

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda

Adjournment

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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.

Item #1: Cannabis Ordinance Revisions; Amending the Berkeley Municipal Code

  1. Debby Goldsberry
  2. Julia Varshavsky

Item #34: Rebuilding Together Budget Referral

  1. Janice Greenberg
  2. Nick
  3. Susan Payne
  4. Linda Novick
  5. Ann Moghaddas

 

Item #51: ZAB Appeal: 1444 Fifth Street, Administrative Use Permit #ZP2018-0172

  1. Jennifer Hernandez & Genna Yarkin, Holland & Knight Attorneys
  2. Greenfire Law, on behalf of the Oceanview Neighborhood Council’s Appeal

Encampments

  1. Parisa Jorjani
  2. Richard at Coastodian.org (4)
  3. Diana Bohn (2)
  4. Marcia Poole
  5. Margy Wilkinson

  

2245 Fifth Street & 2231 Fourth Street

  1. Matt Taecker, Taecker Planning & Design

   

Small Businesses in West Berkeley

  1. Matt Taecker, Taecker Planning & Design

   

Public Employees Union, Local One

  1. Nicole Marti, on behalf of Local One

   

Dirty Needles at Point Reyes National Seashore

  1. Richard at Coastodian.org

   

SB 50

  1. Avram Gur Arye

   

Climate Change

  1. Jane Kelly

   

Disruptive Council Meetings

  1. Margy Wilkinson

   

Potholes

  1. Dan

   

Bay Area Police Oversight Forum

  1. Katherine Lee, Police Review Commission Officer

   

RV Dwellers

  1. Richard Hartnell
  2. Eric Friedman

   

Auto/Pedestrian Safety

  1. David Lerman

   

LED Ceramic Street Lights

  1. Sansi Tech

   

First Responders Training

  1. Bob Flasher

   

People’s Park Poem

  1. Hali Hammer

   

West Campus Pool

  1. Linda Worthman
  2. Donna Micklesson

   

East Bay Community Energy Innovation Grant

  1. East Bay Community Energy

   

Rent Board Commissioners

  1. Jack Kurzweil

   

Bus Line Failure

  1. Avram Gury Arye

   

Age-Friendly Action Plan

  1. Linda Kincaid
  2. Mary Behm-Steinberg

   

Measure O

  1. Pam Speich
  2. Geoffrey Lomax
  3. Nick

   

1155-1173 Hearst Avenue

  1. Wayne Cory
  2. Yashu Jiang

   

Codornices Creek – Fire Foam

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

   

Fire Safe Fiscal Sponsor

  1. Bob Flasher

   

PY2019 Annual Action Plan Allocation of Federal Funds

  1. Kaameelah Wesley

   

Sanctuary Contracting Ordinance

  1. Eli Conley

   

Shortage of Affordable Quality Office Space

  1. David Lerman

   

Evicting Undocumented Immigrants from Subsidized Housing

  1. Gary Hicks

   

Dangerous Crosswalk at Camilia and 6th Street

  1. Cecelia Mautner

   

Crime, Real Estate, Politics and Media

  1. Terry Akins

   

Upcoming Meeting with HTT Steering Committee

  1. Darinxoso Oyamasela

   

Berkeley Way Project Concerns

  1. Parisa Jorjani

   

Bayside Unit 535-301

  1. Pil Orbison

Supplemental Communications and Reports

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  • Supplemental Communications and Reports 2

Available by 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting.

  • Supplemental Communications and Reports 3

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