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Special Meeting eAgenda
June 18, 2019
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019 

6:00 P.M.


 Jesse Arreguin, Mayor


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:

Public Comment - Limited to items on this agenda only


Action Calendar



The public may comment on each item listed on the agenda for action as the item is taken up.

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.



City of Berkeley Green Infrastructure Plan 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300



 Mandatory and Recommended Green Stormwater Infrastructure in New and Existing Redevelopments or Projects (Reviewed by the Facilities, Infrastructure, Transportation, Environment and Sustainability Committee) 
From: Councilmembers Harrison, Davila, and Robinson 
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to develop an ordinance on green stormwater infrastructure according to recommendations from the Facilities, Infrastructure, Transportation, and Environmental Sustainability Committee. 
Financial Implications: Staff time 
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140



Referral Response:  Mandatory and Recommended Green Stormwater  
Infrastructure in New and Existing Redevelopments or Properties
(Reviewed by the Facilities, Infrastructure, Transportation, Environment and Sustainability Committee. Item contains supplemental material.) 
From: Community Environmental Advisory Commission 
Recommendation: Since the drought-storm-flooding cycle is predicted to get worse, refer to the City Manager to develop and implement measures to help reduce runoff from private property when rain exceeds two inches in a 24-hour period. The City Manager and staff should consider the following: Comply beyond the State and Alameda County current requirements; Encourage the treating and detaining of runoff up to approximately the 85th percentile of water deposited in a 24-hour period; Establish site design measures that include minimizing impervious surfaces; Require homeowners to include flooding offsets in preparing properties for sale; Offer option(s) for property owners to fund in-lieu centralized off-site storm-water retention facilities that would hold an equivalent volume of runoff; Require abatements for newly paved areas over a specific size; Make exceptions for properties that offer significantly below-market rent or sale prices; Authorize a fee for all new construction or for title transfer to cover the cost of required compliance inspections; Incorporate these measures for private property with similar measures for Public Works, while coordinating with EBMUD, BUSD, UCB and LBNL. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Viviana Garcia, Commission Secretary, 981-7460



 Companion Report to Referral Response:  Mandatory and Recommended Green Stormwater Infrastructure in New and Existing Redevelopments or Properties (Reviewed by the Facilities, Infrastructure, Transportation, Environment and Sustainability Committee) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Express appreciation for the intent of the Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC) recommendation to develop and implement measures to help reduce runoff from private property when rain exceeds two inches in a 24-hour period, and allow staff to continue existing efforts to implement Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit regulations in coordination with the 14 other local governments and agencies that participate in the Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, 981-7400; Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300


Strategic Plan Proposed Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Projects and Programs, and Planning Commission Work Plan 
Revised materials (Supp 2)
From: City Manager 
Contact: Melissa McDonough, City Manager’s Office, 981-7000


I hereby request that the City Clerk of the City of Berkeley cause personal notice to be given to each member of the Berkeley City Council on the time and place of said meeting, forthwith.


                                                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand

                                                and caused the official seal of the City of Berkeley to be

                                                affixed on this 13th day of June, 2019.


                                                Jesse Arreguin, Mayor

Public Notice – this Proclamation serves as the official agenda for this meeting.




Date:  June 13, 2019

Mark Numainville, City Clerk


NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: If you object to a decision by the City Council to approve or deny an appeal, the following requirements and restrictions apply: 1) Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6 and Government Code Section 65009(c)(1)(E), no lawsuit challenging a City decision to deny or approve a Zoning Adjustments Board decision may be filed and served on the City more than 90 days after the date the Notice of Decision of the action of the City Council is mailed.  Any lawsuit not filed within that 90-day period will be barred.  2) In any lawsuit that may be filed against a City Council decision to approve or deny a Zoning Adjustments Board decision, the issues and evidence will be limited to those raised by you or someone else, orally or in writing, at a public hearing or prior to the close of the last public hearing on the project.

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