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Regular Meeting eAgenda
September 10, 2019
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AGENDA 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, September 10, 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. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
  2. Recognition of Dr. Rev. Robert L. McKnight Sr.
  3. Recognition of the Berkeley Film Foundation
  4. Adjourn in Memory of Bill Wilkins, Executive Director of Berkeley Housing Authority
  5. Adjourn in Memory of Nicki Spillane, Former City Employee

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.

 

Recess Items

 

1.

Recess Item:  Reject All Bids and Negotiate in the Open Market for the John Hinkel Park Improvement Project, Specification No. 19-11321-C 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution ratifying the action taken by the City Manager during recess to reject all bids and direct staff to negotiate in the open market for the work associated with the John Hinkel Park Improvement Project, Specification No. 19-11321-C.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 


 

 

 

2.

Referral Response: Short-term referral to City Manager to amend Berkeley Municipal Code 7,441-N.S. to expand the control of flavored tobacco across the City of Berkeley toward preventing youth and young adult tobacco use 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,673-N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code sections 9.80.020 and 9.80.035, and adding sections 9.80.031 and 9.80.032 to prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products, to require a minimum package size for cigars and little cigars, and to require a minimum price for certain tobacco products sold in the City. 
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Farimah Brown, City Attorney, (510) 981-6950; Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

3.

Amendments to the Berkeley Election Reform Act; Amending BMC Chapter 2.12 
From: Fair Campaign Practices Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,674-N.S. amending the Berkeley Elections Reform Act, Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 2.12, regarding the public financing program. 
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Emma Soichet, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-6950

 

4.

Minutes for Approval 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of July 9, 2019 (special closed and regular), July 16, 2019 (special closed and regular) and July 23, 2019 (special closed and regular).  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900

 

5.

Contract No. 9754 Amendment: Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Inc. for Electronic Content Management System and Agenda Management and Workflow System 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 9754 with Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Inc. for software maintenance, and related services for OnBase, an Electronic Content Management System (ECMS) and agenda management and workflow system, to increase the not-to-exceed amount by $175,000 for a total not to exceed amount of $541,004 to pay for regular annual maintenance costs and version updates, and authorize annual renewals for maintenance services through September 18, 2024.  
Financial Implications: General Fund - $175,000 
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900

 

6.

2019 Updated Commissioners’ Manual 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the updated 2019 edition of the Commissioners’ Manual to include the Council direction to enhance the requirements for the public availability of written materials distributed to the commission after the agenda packet is published, making additional clarifying, non-substantive corrections, and rescinding Resolution No. 68,487-N.S.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900

 

7.

On-Call Graphic Design Services Contracts 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt eight Resolutions authorizing the City Manager to approve contracts and any amendments with the following firms for on-call graphic design and/or illustration services for a total contract period of three years: 
1. Bess Design in an amount not to exceed $75,000; and 
2. Celery Design Collaborative in an amount not to exceed $75,000; and  
3. Finley Digital in an amount not to exceed $75,000; and 
4. Identafire in an amount not to exceed $75,000; and 
5. Kate Saker in an amount not to exceed $75,000; and 
6. lowercase productions in an amount not to exceed $75,000; and 
7. Pushcart Design in an amount not to exceed $75,000; and 
8. Uptown Studios in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Dee Williams-Ridley, City Manager, (510) 981-7000

 

8.

Resolution Recognizing the Importance of the 2020 Census 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting Census 2020 and encouraging residents of the City of Berkeley to promote and complete the Census to ensure a fair and complete count.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Dave White, City Manager's Office, (510) 981-7000

 

9.

Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on September 10, 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: Various Funds - $12,590,000 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

10.

Purchase Order Agreements: Aramark Uniform Rental and Laundry Service 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to piggyback on the City of Fresno’s competitively bid contract with Aramark Uniform Services for the provision to provide rental and laundering of uniforms, walk-off mats, towels, and miscellaneous items for various departments. Expenditures are projected to amount to $64,178 in Year 1 (September 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019) and $198,735 in Year 2 and $205,134 in Year 3 through January 4, 2022 for a total not to exceed amount of $468,047 during this 28 month period, subject to the City’s annual budget appropriation process.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $186,530 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

11.

Toshiba Managed Printed Services – Participation in Cooperative Contract: Region 4 Education Service Center/Omnia Partners 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to piggyback off Region 4 Education Service Center Contract No. R171405 (hereinafter Region 4 Contract) and enter into annual Purchase Order agreements and any amendments with Toshiba Business Solutions Inc. (TBS) for the provision of citywide managed print and copy services. Expenditures are projected to amount to $267,938 in FY2020, $275,976 in FY2021, and $284,255 in FY2022, for a total not to exceed amount of $828,170 for three (3) years coverage, subject to the City’s annual budget appropriation process.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

12.

Contract No. 010561 Amendment: Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients / Berkeley Drop-In Center (BDIC) to Operate a Secure Storage Program 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 010561 with the Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients / Berkeley Drop-In Center, adding $50,000 in state Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) funding for a homeless storage locker program. This addition of $50,000 will support eligible program-related activities for the period of one year and will increase the total not-to-exceed (NTE) amount of the existing contract to a revised amount of $85,721.  
Financial Implications: HEAP Funds - $50,000 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

13.

Contract: Alameda County Public Health Department, Office of Dental Health to Provide Dental Services to the Berkeley Unified School District 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to execute a contract and any amendments or extensions with Alameda County in an amount not to exceed $159,000 to provide dental services in Berkeley Unified School District for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. 
Financial Implications: General Fund - $53,000 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

14.

Authorization to Execute a Revised Programmatic Agreement with the California State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a revised Programmatic Agreement (PA) with the California State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) to clarify which rehabilitation activities would not require SHPO’s review.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

15.

Authorization to use Measure E Reserves to Procure Consulting Services for Easy Does It 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to use Measure E reserve funds to procure a consultant and enter into any agreements to provide Easy Does It (EDI) with operational, management, and organizational culture consulting services for an amount not to exceed $100,000 to ensure initial and sustained implementation of audit findings.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

16.

State Minimum Wage Increases: Camps’ Classification Salaries State Minimum Wage Increase – July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving salary increases for certain Unrepresented Camp Classification salaries in Unit X1, for the period July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020 pursuant to State of California Minimum Wage Order (MW-2019), and amending Resolution No. 68,534-N.S. (Salary).  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: LaTanya Bellow, Human Resources, (510) 981-6800

 

17.

Berkeley Minimum Wage Increases:  Salary Adjustments in accordance with Berkeley Minimum Wage Ordinance – July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving salary increases for certain Unrepresented Classification salaries in Unit X1, for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 pursuant to Berkeley Minimum Wage Ordinance, adopt future CPI-W increases through June 30, 2021 pursuant to Berkeley Minimum Wage Ordinance B.M.C. 13.99, and amending Resolution No. 68,534-N.S. (Salary).  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: LaTanya Bellow, Human Resources, (510) 981-6800

 

18.

Presidio Networked Solutions Group, LLC: Using National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Agreement for Computer Hardware and Software Purchase Orders 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to increase spending authority with Presidio Networked Solutions Group, LLC (“Presidio”) for the purchase of networking equipment hardware and software, utilizing pricing and contracts, amendments, and extensions from the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint for the period beginning September 10, 2019 to June 30, 2020 for an amount not-to-exceed (NTE) $200,000.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, (510) 981-6500

 

19.

Contract No. 10414A Amendment: Geographic Technologies Group (GTG) for Geographic Information System (GIS) Master Plan 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 10414A with Geographic Technologies Group (GTG) for Geographic Information System (GIS) Master Plan, for a total not to exceed $99,700 and for a total contract value of $303,960 from September 14, 2016 to June 30, 2021.  
Financial Implications: General Fund - $99,700 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, (510) 981-6500

 

20.

Donation:  Memorial Bench at Cesar Chavez Park in memory of Robert J. and Charlotte C. Coomber 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting a cash donation in the amount of $3,400 for a memorial bench to be placed at Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina in memory of Robert J. and Charlotte C. Coomber.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

21.

Contract: United Site Services of California, Inc. for Portable Toilet Rental and Service 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with United Site Services of California, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $360,000 for a period of two years, with an option to extend for three 12-month periods for a total amount not to exceed $900,000 to provide portable toilet services for rental and service of portable toilet units for the period October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2024.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $900,000 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

22.

Contract: Rincon Consultants, Inc. for Southside Initial Study and Environmental Impact Report 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Rincon Consultants, Inc. to prepare an Initial Study/Environmental Impact Report (IS/EIR) for Zoning Ordinance changes in the Southside area for an amount not to exceed $192,000 for a period of 18 months. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

23.

Approval of match commitment letter for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a letter of commitment of matching funds for a Hazard Mitigation Grant application for the Retrofit Grants program to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and subject to its award, to accept the grant and execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments including any additional funding allocations from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. 
Financial Implications: See report. 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

24.

Contract: DC Electric Group, Inc., for On-Call Electronic Traffic Calming Devices Maintenance Project 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with DC Electric Group, Inc., for the on-call general maintenance of electronic traffic calming devices for the period October 16, 2019 to June 30, 2024, with an option of up to three one-year extensions, for an amount not-to-exceed $250,000.  
Financial Implications: State Transportation Tax Fund - $250,000 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

25.

Contract No. 10298 Amendment: C. Overaa & Co. for the Center Street Parking Garage 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 10298 with C. Overaa & Co. for the Center Street Parking Garage Project, increasing the contract amount by $473,835 for a total amount not to exceed $38,944,818.  
Financial Implications: Off Street Parking Fund - $473,835 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

26.

Contract No. 9082C Amendment: Northgate Environmental Management, Inc. for On-Call Environmental Consulting Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 9082C with Northgate Environmental Management, Inc. for on-call environmental consulting services, increasing the current contract by $50,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $234,500.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $50,000 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

27.

Correction to Resolution No. 68,901-N.S. to Authorize Enhanced Fine Tow Zones on UC Berkeley Football Game Days 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution re-establishing new parking restrictions on UC Berkeley football game days, correcting the inadvertent omission of Enhanced Fine tow zones in Resolution No. 68,901-N.S., and rescinding Resolution No. 68,901-N.S.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

28.

Agreement with East Bay Regional Park District for Drainage, Slope, and Maintenance Access Easements in Tilden Regional Park 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) for Drainage, Slope and Maintenance Access Easements at Tilden Regional Park. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

29.

Green Infrastructure Plan Adoption 
Part 1
Part 2
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution adopting the City of Berkeley Green Infrastructure Plan, July 2019, submit the Plan to the SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, and authorize the City Manager to amend the Green Infrastructure Plan as needed to adjust for changes in technologies, or changes in City priorities.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

30.

Referral Response: Proposed New BMC Ordinance Adding Chapter 9.26 Live Animal Sales – Disclosure Requirements 
From: Animal Care Commission 
Recommendation: In lieu of approving the ordinance, encourage Berkeley live animal retailers to provide purchasers with information regarding the sourcing of their animals by utilizing one or two of the following designations describing the sourcing of the particular animal: ‘captive bred;’ ‘hobby breeder’ or ‘licensed breeder;’ ‘rescue;’ ‘wild caught;’ or ‘imported.’  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Amelia Funghi, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-6600

 

31.

Providing Wheelchair Charging Opportunities for Homeless Individuals 
From: Commission on Disability 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution directing appropriate city staff to develop policies which will provide accessible, reliable opportunities for homeless individuals with disabilities to charge power wheelchairs. Staff is directed to research existing conditions of homeless individuals with disabilities; barriers to charging power wheelchairs; related consequences; and potential City actions to provide accessible, reliable wheelchair charging. Request that staff assemble a policy to be reviewed and implemented.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Dominika Bednarska, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-6300

 

32.

Calling for State Action on Parking Enforcement Vehicle Emissions 
From: Community Environmental Advisory Commission 
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to send the letter attached to the report, calling for the State of California to require 100% all-electric parking enforcement vehicles by 2030 or earlier, to Berkeley’s elected State-level representatives and the Chair of the California Air Resources Board.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Viviana Garcia, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-7460

 

33.

Commission Referral: Recommendation to Install an Outdoor Public Warning System (Sirens) and Incorporate It Into a Holistic Emergency Alerting Plan (Reviewed by the Public Safety Committee) 
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, (510) 981-3473

 

34.

Reinstating October, 2019 Homeless Commission Meeting 
From: Homeless Commission 
Recommendation: The Homeless Commission recommends that Council reinstate the October, 2019 Homeless Commission meeting earlier relinquished in order to hold an additional meeting in February, 2019 to address community funding allocations.  
Financial Implications: Staff time 
Contact: Peter Radu, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-5400

 

35.

1281 University Avenue Request for Proposals 
From: Housing Advisory Commission 
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for residential development at the City-owned site at 1281 University Avenue with a requirement that at least 50% of the on-site units to be restricted to 50% AMI or below households, with consideration given to accommodations that serve unhoused or homeless households, including nontraditional living arrangements such as tiny homes and that Council consider interim use for the site for housing purposes.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Mike Uberti, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-7400

 

36.

Spring 2019 Bi-Annual Report on Funding for Housing Programs 
From: Housing Advisory Commission 
Recommendation: Accept the Housing Advisory Commission’s (HAC) recommendations for the allocation of U1 General Fund revenues to increase the supply of affordable housing and protect residents of Berkeley from homelessness. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Mike Uberti, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-7400

 

37.

Appointment of Andrea Pritchett to the Mental Health Commission 
From: Mental Health Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the appointment of Andrea Pritchett to the Mental Health Commission, as a representative of the general public interest category, for a three year term beginning September 11, 2019 and ending September 10, 2022.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Jamie Works-Wright, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-5400

 

38.

Resolution: Oppose U.S. Withdrawal from INF Treaty 
Revised material (Supp 1)
From: Peace and Justice Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution that calls on President Trump to rescind the U.S. notice of withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) and to continue to comply with and re-enter into the Treaty, calls on Congress to oppose U.S. withdrawal from the Treaty and to support resolution of U.S.-Russian disputes through mechanisms established by the Treaty, and calls on Representative Barbara Lee to support H.R. 1249, the INF Treaty Compliance Act of 2019.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Bre Slimick, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-7000

 


 

Council Consent Items

 

39.

Support of AB 18 – Firearms Excise Tax 
From: Mayor Arreguin and Councilmembers Wengraf, Harrison, and Robinson 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution in support of Assembly Bill (AB) 18, which would place a $25 excise tax on the sale of firearms. Send a copy of the Resolution to Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senator Nancy Skinner, and Assemblymembers Buffy Wicks and Marc Levine.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

40.

Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
From: Mayor Arreguin and Councilmember Hahn 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $1,000 per Councilmember including $1,000 from Mayor Arreguin to the Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter for sponsorship of the 2019 David Brower Dinner, a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non-profit corporation. Funds would be relinquished to the City’s General Fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Mayor Arreguin and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.  
Financial Implications: Mayor's Discretionary Funds - $1,000 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

41.

Approval of One-Time Reimbursement for Sister City Visit to Gongju, Republic of Korea 
Revised material (Supp 3)
From: Mayor Arreguin and Councilmember Robinson 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the reimbursement of travel expenses at up to $6,000 from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Mayor Arreguin and Councilmember Robinson for the purpose of visiting Berkeley’s sister city, Gongju, Republic of Korea to officially commemorate the establishment of sister city relations. 
Council approval of this one-time reimbursement is required under the Council Expense Reimbursement Policy (Resolution No. 67,992-N.S.) as the policy does not expressly allow reimbursement for international travel relating to city business.  
Financial Implications: Mayor and Councilmember Discretionary Funds - $6,000 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

42.

Berkeley Community Fund Annual Gala and Benefit Event: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
Revised material (Supp 1)
From: Councilmember Davila 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember including $250 from Councilmember Cheryl Davila, to support the Berkeley Community Fund Annual Gala and Benefit Event on September 28, 2019, 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 Fund - $250 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, (510) 981-7120

 

43.

Berkeley Youth Alternatives 1st Golf Tournament Supporting Education and Sports Activities: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
Revised material (Supp 1)
From: Councilmember Davila 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember including $250 from Councilmember Cheryl Davila, to support the Berkeley Youth Alternatives 1st Golf Tournament Supporting Education and Sports Activities on September 30, 2019, 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 - $250 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, (510) 981-7120

 

44.

Pavement of Derby Street and Ward Street between Telegraph Ave and Shattuck Ave 
Supplemental material (Supp 1)
Supplemental material (Supp 2)
From: Councilmember Bartlett 
Recommendation: That the Council refers consideration of the paving of Derby St. and Ward St. between Shattuck Ave and Telegraph Ave to the Public Works Commission in order to repair these deteriorating streets that serve as a part of a major commuter corridor which both individual drivers and buses use in their daily commute. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, (510) 981-7130

 

45.

Funding the Construction of a Pedestrian Signal at Ashby Street and Fulton Street 
From: Councilmember Bartlett 
Recommendation: That the Council refers to the November Budget Annual Appropriations Ordinance to fund the construction of a pedestrian crossing signal at the intersection of Ashby and Fulton Street in order to address inadequate traffic control and stopping, reduce traffic accidents, and further safeguard the community. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, (510) 981-7130

 

46.

Funding for Pedestrian Crossing Signal at the intersection of Shattuck and Prince 
From: Councilmember Bartlett 
Recommendation: That the Council refers to the November Budget Annual Appropriations Ordinance to fund pedestrian crossing signals on all directions of the Shattuck Avenue and Prince Street intersection in order to address inadequate traffic control and ensure the safety of travelers along these streets. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, (510) 981-7130

 

47.

Funding Streetlight Near South East Corner of Otis Street 
From: Councilmember Bartlett 
Recommendation: That the Council refers to the City Manager to fund construction of a streetlight on the corner of Otis near Ashby. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, (510) 981-7130

 

48.

Request for Information Regarding Current Status and Progress on Traffic Mitigations at Dwight Way and California Street 
From: Councilmembers Bartlett and Harrison 
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager a request for information regarding the current status and progress on traffic mitigations and pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Dwight Way and California Street.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, (510) 981-7130

 

49.

Resolution in Support of Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Resolution (H. Res. 429): Affirming the Right of All Renters to a Safe, Affordable, and Decent Home 
From: Councilmembers Harrison, Bartlett, Hahn, and Robinson 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution in support of H. Res. 429, a resolution introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Send a letter of support to Congresswoman Lee.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, (510) 981-7140

 

50.

Resolution Endorsing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 
Supplemental material (Supp 1)
From: Councilmembers Harrison and Bartlett 
Recommendation:  
1. Adopt a resolution endorsing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 
2. Send a letter of support to Acting U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Jonathan Cohen.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, (510) 981-7140

 

51.

Co-Sponsorship of 2019 East Bay Community Emergency Prep Fair and Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
From: Councilmember Hahn 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution approving the co-sponsorship by the City of Berkeley of the 2019 East Bay Community Emergency Prep Fair (“Emergency Prep Fair”) to be held at James Kenney Park on Saturday, October 12, 2019, and approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $500 per councilmember, including $300 from Councilmember Hahn, to the Berkeley Disaster Preparedness Neighborhood Network (BDPNN), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, for administrative fees, event production, and advertising in support of the Emergency Prep Fair, 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: None 
Contact: Sophie Hahn, Councilmember, District 5, (510) 981-7150

 

52.

Letter of Support for HR-3001 (Meng) 
From: Councilmember Wengraf 
Recommendation: Send a letter of support for HR-3001, “The Quiet Communities Act of 2019,” to Representative Grace Meng, with copies to Representative Barbara Lee, and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. 
HR-3001 will reinstate the Federal Office of Noise Abatement and Control, tasked with developing State and Local noise control programs and carrying out research on airport, airplane and vehicular noise.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, (510) 981-7160

 

53.

Voluntary Time Off on Statewide Election Days for City Employees (Reviewed by the Budget and Finance Committee) 
From: Councilmembers Robinson, Davila, Hahn, and Droste 
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to designate Statewide Election Days as VTO days, and refer to the 2x2 Committee to discuss coordinating City and District policy on holidays, in particular Election Day.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Rigel Robinson, Councilmember, District 7, (510) 981-7170

 


 

54.

Decriminalizing Entheogenic Plants (Reviewed by the Public Safety Committee) 
From: Councilmembers Robinson and Davila 
Recommendation: Refer to the Community Health Commission for feedback regarding the adoption of a Resolution decriminalizing Entheogenic Plants and Fungi such as mushrooms, cacti, iboga containing plants, and/or extracted combinations of plants similar to Ayahuasca; and limited to those containing the following types of compounds: indole amines, tryptamines, phenethylamines, by restricting any city funds or resources to assist in the enforcement of laws imposing criminal penalties for the use and possession of Entheogenic Plants by adults age 21 and over.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Rigel Robinson, Councilmember, District 7, (510) 981-7170

 

55.

Game Day Parking - Minor Update to include RPP area K 
From: Councilmember Droste and Mayor Arreguin 
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager the modification of 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 to include RPP Zone K; and install new RPP signs in zone K to clearly indicate UC Berkeley home football game day parking prohibitions.  
Financial Implications: Staff time and signage 
Contact: Lori Droste, Councilmember, District 8, (510) 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.

 

56.

Public Hearing and Approval of California Municipal Finance Authority Bond Financing for Berkeley Way Affordable Housing 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation:  
1. Conduct the public hearing under the requirements of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; and 
2. Adopt a Resolution approving the issuance of the Bonds by the California Municipal Finance Authority (CMFA) for the benefit of BRIDGE Berkeley Way LP, a California limited partnership (the “Borrower”), to provide for the financing of the Project, such adoption is solely for the purposes of satisfying the requirements of TEFRA, the Internal Revenue Code and the California Government Code Section 6500 (and following).  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

57.

Public Hearing and Approval of California Municipal Finance Authority Bond Financing for Berkeley Way HOPE Center 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation:  
1. Conduct the public hearing under the requirements of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. 
2. Adopt a Resolution approving the issuance of bonds by the California Municipal Finance Authority for the benefit of BFHP Hope Center LP, a California limited partnership (the “Borrower”), to provide for the financing of the Project, such adoption is solely for the purposes of satisfying the requirements of TEFRA, the Internal Revenue Code and the California Government Code Section 6500 (and following).  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

58.

Implement Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program on Sections of McGee Street and Rose Street 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon its conclusion, adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 56,508-N.S. Sections 25E and 25N by adding subsections to implement Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) on portions of two city streets.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 


 

 

 

59.

Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program: Summer 2019 Update (Continued from July 23, 2019) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Direct staff to conduct analysis of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program costs and revenues and return to Council early 2020 with updated fee increase proposal(s) to be effective April 1, 2020 for the FY 2021 permit year for Program enhancement and expansion.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

 


Action Calendar – New Business

 

60.

Funding for Street Rehabilitation Capital Improvement Program in Berkeley 
Presentation
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: In response to Council comments at the December 11, 2018 Council Meeting, this report provides information on current and future funding sources for street rehabilitation. Staff is requesting feedback on the funding available, including current expenditures, projected expenses, and plans, for the City’s current and future Street Rehabilitation Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, 981-6300

 

61a.

Health Study to be Conducted by Division of Public Health to Gather Data on Health Conditions, Health Disparities and Mortality Rates of Berkeley's Homeless 
From: Homeless Commission 
Recommendation: The Homeless Commission recommends that Council direct that the City Division of Public Health conduct a study gathering data on health conditions, health disparities and mortality rates of Berkeley's homeless for the last five years. 
Such recommendation includes compiling information on Berkeley's homeless including persons living in shelters, in vehicles, on the streets, and any other location not intended for human habitation and who move between these settings.  Such study shall include data on specific health conditions and make a comparative analysis between the homeless and Berkeley's general population and shall include demographics such as race, age, gender and known disability.  Such study shall include how long the homeless person has lived on the streets and/or in shelters and attempt to track back the nature of their various residences for five years as is feasible.  
Data for mortality rates among Berkeley's homeless shall also be gathered for the last five years. The mortality rates shall be examined for persons living in shelters, in vehicles, on the streets and any other location not intended for human habitation. The cause of death shall be identified and demographics such as race, age, gender and known disability compiled. Tracking the housing status of the persons, for the last five years, shall be identified as is feasible. If feasible, the length of residence in Berkeley shall be identified. 
A comparative analysis with the general population shall be made.  To the extent feasible and within legal constraints, whether or not the deceased individual was under the care of a medical provider shall be identified. All personal information should be redacted so as to comply with federal, state and local laws. 
Recommendations shall be made to improve the health conditions of the homeless and decrease the mortality rates of homeless persons. Recommendations, within the City Division of Public Health's purview shall be made initially by them and return to Council where further recommendations can be made. Council shall provide the opportunity for the Homeless Commission, any other relevant commission, and the public to weigh in on recommendations following the release of the data/study.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Peter Radu, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-5400

 

61b.

Companion Report: Health Study to be Conducted by the Public Health Division to Gather Data on Health Conditions, Health Disparities and Mortality Rates of Berkeley's homeless 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: The Homeless Commission’s recommendation to conduct a study on the health conditions, disparities, and mortality rates of Berkeley’s homeless population addresses important issues within the City. Staff greatly appreciate the Commission’s continued advocacy for the unhoused and their suggestions to gather as much relevant information as possible.  Therefore, staff recommend asking Alameda County to explore the feasibility of recording homelessness as a data point in death records and/or making investments to begin tracking this information locally. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

62a.

Conducting an Analysis of Increasing Inclusionary Housing over Affordable Housing Mitigation Fee 
From: Homeless Commission 
Recommendation: The Homeless Commission recommends that Council direct or refer to the City Manager, as Council sees fit, to conduct an analysis of the current inclusionary housing/affordable housing mitigation fee structure and return to Council with the benefits/detriments of the following options:  
1. Requiring inclusionary housing over the affordable housing mitigation fee; 
2.  Requiring an increased number of inclusionary units when the inclusionary option is utilized; 
3. Providing incentives to developers to elect the inclusionary unit option over the affordable housing mitigation fee option; 
4. Identifying designated geographical boundaries or Council districts which would require only inclusionary housing in new developments and not permit the affordable housing mitigation fee in those geographical boundaries or Council districts; and 
5. As to all options, strengthening the ordinance for inclusionary units so as to mitigate homelessness by insuring access to units for extremely low-income persons and persons experiencing homelessness. 
The Homeless Commission recommends that an analysis include updated data on the number of developments initiated in the last three years showing the number of inclusionary units added and the amount of affordable housing mitigation fees paid and to the extent feasible, a ten year projection of the numbers of planned developments and an analysis of the potential number of inclusionary units or amount of affordable housing mitigation fees anticipated. An analysis of various options should also consider a sunset clause so that amendments to current law would require revisiting the impact of any changes.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Peter Radu, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-5400

 

62b.

Companion Report: Conducting an Analysis of Increasing Inclusionary Housing over Affordable Housing Mitigation Fee 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to conduct a feasibility analysis for the recommendations by the Homeless Commission as part of the existing referral to examine potential reforms to the Affordable Housing Mitigation Fee.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

63a.

Utilization of City-Owned Property at 1281 University Avenue to House up to 8- 10 RV Dwellers 
From: Homeless Commission 
Recommendation: The Homeless Commission recommends that the currently unused City-owned property at 1281 University Avenue be used to house, on an interim basis, up to 8-10 RV dwellers, or as many as the property can safely accommodate, selected by the City of Berkeley. The RV dwellers would be selected by the City of Berkeley based on the strength of their ties to the community such as employment in Berkeley, attending school in Berkeley and families with children in Berkeley schools.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Peter Radu, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-5400

 

63b.

Companion Report: Utilization of City-Owned Property at 1281 University Avenue to House up to 8 - 10 RV Dwellers 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to conduct a feasibility analysis of 1281 University Avenue as an interim site to host Recreational Vehicle (RV) dwellers. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

64a.

Expansion of Adeline Corridor Plan to Include Housing in Private Component for Extremely low-Income Persons 
From: Homeless Commission 
Recommendation: The Homeless Commission recommends that the City Council identify a means to expand housing within the private housing component of inclusionary housing to include a set-aside for extremely low-income persons. The Commission recommends that be done either through retaining a consultant to conduct a nexus study to include extremely low-income housing in inclusionary housing, as to the Adeline Corridor, or by staff internally conducting that study so that inclusionary housing, within the Adeline Corridor, can be expanded to include a set-aside for extremely low-income persons.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Peter Radu, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-5400

 

64b.

Companion Report: Expansion of Adeline Corridor Plan to Include Housing in Private Component for Extremely low-Income Persons 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: If Council believes it is needed, refer to the FY20 November budget process the Homeless Commission’s recommendation to hire a consultant for a nexus study to include extremely low-income housing in the Adeline Corridor Plan’s inclusionary housing requirements. A cost estimate will be provided at the time of referral. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

Council Action Items

 

65.

 Open Doors Initiative: City Worker and First Time Affordable Homebuyer Program (Reviewed by the Land Use, Housing & Economic Development Committee) 
From: Councilmembers Bartlett, Robinson, and Mayor Arreguin 
Recommendation: That the City Council refer the City Manager and Housing Advisory Committee to explore mechanisms to support homeownership by City of Berkeley First-Responders and other critical safety staff and further refer to City Manager to prepare a report detailing available first-time homeownership and low-income homeowner programs that might be available for implementation in the City of Berkeley (Qualified Positive Recommendation from the Land Use, Housing & Economic Development Committee).  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, (510) 981-7130

 


 

Action Calendar – New Business

 

66.

Referral Response: Lava Mae Mobile Shower and Hygiene Services 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

Action Calendar – Old Business

 

67.

Repealing and Reenacting BMC Chapter 13.104, Wage Theft Prevention (Continued from July 23, 2019) 
From: Mayor Arreguin and Councilmember Harrison 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,668-N.S. repealing and reenacting BMC Chapter 13.104, Wage Theft Prevention to improve enforcement of the ordinance by requiring a signed acknowledgement of ordinance requirements and signed attestation at completion of the project. 
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.  
Financial Implications: Staff time 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

 


 

 

 

68.

Recommendations Status: Easy Does It City Grant Funding Audit 
Supplemental material (Supp 2)
From: City Manager 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

       

 

69.

LPC NOD:  2526 Hawthorne Terrace/#LMIN2019-0002 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

70.

LPC NOD: 1911 Fourth Street/#LMSAP2019-0005 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

71.

Commission on Labor 2020-2021 Work Plan 
From: Commission on Labor 
Contact: Delfina Geiken, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-5400

 

72.

LPC Annual Report to City Council for the period May 2018 to May 2019 
From: Landmarks Preservation Commission 
Contact: Fatema Crane, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-7400

 

73.

Parks and Waterfront Commission 2019 Work Plan 
From: Parks and Waterfront Commission 
Contact: Roger Miller, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-6700

 

74.

Police Review Commission Work Plan for 2019-2020 
From: Police Review Commission 
Contact: Katherine Lee, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-4950

 

75.

Update on Assembly Bill 101 and Local Government Planning Support Grants 
From: Mayor Arreguin 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 


 

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.

Vivian Warkentin URL's

  1.  Vivian Warkentin (3)

  

Item #54: Decriminalizing Entheogenic Plants

  1. Lydia La Roux

Item #64b: Companion Report: Expansion of Adeline Corridor Plan to Include Housing in Private Component of Extremely low-income persons

  1. Steering Committee for South Berkeley NOW
  2. Friends of Adeline
  3. Teresa Clarke
  4. Larisa Cummings
  5. Julia Cato

  

Traffic Circle

  1. Emily Modde

   

Crime is the #1 Issue

  1. Wende Micco

   

5G

  1. Phoebe Anne Sorgen
  2. Jill Jones

   

Natural Gas

  1. John Jones
  2. League of Women Voters
  3. Joel Goodman
  4. H. Wayne Snavely
  5. James Haley

   

Gun Control

  1. Tom Lent
  2. David Danello

   

Spit Masks

  1. Maris Arnold
  2. Christine Schwartz

  

BART

  1. Sara Fain
  2. Talia Falk

   

Compostable Packaging

  1. Pureco Products
  2. Todd Gasparik
  3. Brian Dow (2)

   

Gender Neutral

  1. George Losoncy
  2. Randy Hoff
  3. Arejayel@ (3)
  4. Richard Ward
  5. Carlisle Johnson
  6. Mathewskillingsagain77@

   

Homelessness

  1. Margot Smith
  2. Jessica Behrman
  3. Mike Lee
  4. Jennifer Hamilton
  5. Genevieve Wilson
  6. Bryce Nesbitt

   

Climate Change

  1. David Lerman
  2. Berkeley Citizens Action
  3. Thomas Lord

   

Christine Schwartz

  1. Liz Wiener
  2. Marcia Poole
  3. Christine Schwartz

   

RV’s

  1. Charles Bullett
  2. Alyson Mitchell
  3. Erwan Illian (2)
  4. Alfred Manning
  5. Barbara Rydlander
  6. John Palmer
  7. Tricia Paulson
  8. Pam Speich (3)
  9. Genevieve Wilson
  10. Daniel Jurnove
  11. Dan McDunn (3)
  12. Councilmember Kesarwani
  13. David Lerman
  14. Barbara

   

Pool

  1. Rebecca Burke
  2. Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department
  3. Linda Worthman (2)
  4. Lynn Jones-Finn
  5. Lorraine Gunther
  6. Diane Tomkins
  7. Barbara Rylander

  

Berkeley Considers Issues

  1. Barbara Gilbert (3)
  2. Tony Benado
  3. Matthai Chakko

   

Worst City of Berkeley

  1. Margot Smith
  2. Barbara Gilbert
  3. Jessica Behrman

   

Trash Truck Fire and Creek Damage

  1. Nicholas Dominguez, on behalf of the Public Works Commission
  2. Susan Schwartz, on behalf of Friends of Five Creeks

   

Use of Surveillance Technology - Security Cameras

  1. Brian Hofer, on behalf of Secure Justice (2)

   

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

  1. Michael and Denise Harland

   

Street Rehab and Plan Include Bicycles

  1. Ben Gerhardstein

   

“13 Reasons” Movie Shoot

  1. Adrian Kierman

   

Dangerous Conditions – Street Lights

  1. David Lerman

   

Evaluation of the City Manager

  1. Linda Franklin

   

Rent Increase for Commercial Buildings

  1. Lucinda Olney

   

Scooters Safety Risk

  1. Moni Law

   

East Bay Seniors

  1. Joann Sullivan

   

Street Sweeping Reminder

  1. David Lerman
  2. Melanie McLean, on behalf of the City Manager’s Office

   

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  1. bcitizen@

   

Gabriela Costello-Kramer Complaint

  1. Margaret Fine (2)
  2. Gabriela Kramer

   

Dumb Cities

  1. Margy Wilkinson

   

Opportunity Zones

  1. Barbara Gilbert

   

Hilldale Avenue and Bonnie Lane Infrastructure

  1. Max Blanchet
  2. I-Kuna Lin

   

Sherriff Audit

  1. Richard Vale, President, Board of Supervisors

   

Weeds/Trash at the Public Safety Building

  1. Kathi Pugh

   

Hotel Construction at University and Sacramento

  1. Jesse Goldberg

   

Amazon and ICE

  1. Mimi Main

   

Outdoor Public Warning Siren System

  1. Gradiva Couzin, on behalf of the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission

   

Homeless Tombstones

  1. Barbara Brust

  

Library Complaint

  1. Barbara Gilbert
  2. Councilmember Hahn

   

Wild Urban Interface

  1. Bob Flasher

   

Kids On The Line

  1. Chimney5@

   

IKE Kiosks

  1. Stuart Baker, on behalf of the Telegraph Business Improvement District

   

Berkeley Big People

  1. Karen Eichler
  2. Richard Whitlock
  3. Cahterine Bathrick
  4. Liz Hoadley
  5. Scott Donahue
  6. Marsha Gale

   

Berkeley Property Taxes

  1. Jessica Behrman

   

Public Safety Issue at University and Shattuck

  1. Gary Simons

   

Berkeley Parking Tickets

  1. David Lerman

   

Habitat for Humanity

  1. Lori Pottinger

   

1444 Fifth Street Project

  1. Law Offices of Holland & Knight

   

Cashless Businesses in Berkeley

  1. Cassia Stepak

   

Supplemental Communications and Reports

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