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AGENDA 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 

6:00 P.M.

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

 Jesse Arreguin, Mayor

Councilmembers:

District 1 – Rashi Kesarwani

District 5 – Sophie Hahn

District 2 – Cheryl Davila

District 6 – Susan Wengraf

District 3 – Ben Bartlett

District 7 – Rigel Robinson

District 4 – Kate Harrison

District 8 – Lori Droste

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953.   Any member of the public may attend this meeting.  Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Mark Numainville, CMC, City Clerk, 981-6900.

The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda. The Mayor may exercise a two minute speaking limitation to comments from Councilmembers.  Meetings will adjourn at 11:00 p.m. - any items outstanding at that time will be carried over to a date/time to be specified.

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:

Ceremonial Matters: In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters.

  1. Recognition of Berkeley High School Girls Tennis
  2. Recognition of NAACP Youth
  3. Recognition of Starry Plough

City Manager Comments:  The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report.  The Council will not take action on such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for discussion.

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: Persons will be selected by lottery to address matters not on the Council agenda.  If five or fewer persons submit speaker cards for the lottery, each person selected will be allotted two minutes each.  If more than five persons submit speaker cards for the lottery, up to ten persons will be selected to address matters not on the Council agenda and each person selected will be allotted one minute each. Persons wishing to address the Council on matters not on the Council agenda during the initial ten-minute period for such comment, must submit a speaker card to the City Clerk in person at the meeting location and prior to commencement of that meeting. The remainder of the speakers wishing to address the Council on non-agenda items will be heard at the end of the agenda. Speaker cards are not required for this second round of public comment on non-agenda matters.

Consent Calendar

The Council will first determine whether to move items on the agenda for “Action” or “Information” to the “Consent Calendar”, or move “Consent Calendar” items to “Action.” Items that remain on the “Consent Calendar” are voted on in one motion as a group. “Information” items are not discussed or acted upon at the Council meeting unless they are moved to “Action” or “Consent”.

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

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

Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only: The Council will take public comment on any items that are either on the amended Consent Calendar or the Information Calendar.  Speakers will be entitled to two minutes each to speak in opposition to or support of Consent Calendar and Information Items.  A speaker may only speak once during the period for public comment on Consent Calendar and Information items.

Additional information regarding public comment by City of Berkeley employees and interns: Employees and interns of the City of Berkeley, although not required, are encouraged to identify themselves as such, the department in which they work and state whether they are speaking as an individual or in their official capacity when addressing the Council in open session or workshops.


 

Consent Calendar

 

1.

Amend BMC Chapter 14.52 Adding the North Shattuck Metered Parking Area to the goBerkeley Program 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,679-N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 14.52 to add the North Shattuck metered parking area to the goBerkeley parking program.  
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Davila, Bartlett, Hahn, Wengraf, Robinson, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Harrison (recused). 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

2.

Emergency Standby Officers for the Mayor and Councilmembers 
Revised Material (Supp 1)
From: City Manager
 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution confirming the appointment of Standby Officers for the Mayor and each Councilmember to serve in the event the elected official is unavailable during an emergency, and rescinding Resolution No. 68,454-N.S.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900

 

3.

Contract: Michael Arcega for San Pablo Park Measure T1 Public Art Commission 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract for an amount not to exceed $210,000, and any amendments thereto, with Michael Arcega for a public art commission for San Pablo Park.  
Financial Implications: Measure T1 Bond Fund - $210,000 
Contact: Jordan Klein, Economic Development, (510) 981-7530

 

4.

Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on December 3, 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 - $2,871,500 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

5.

Contract with Berkeley Food & Housing Project 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to execute a contract and any amendments with vendor Berkeley Food & Housing Project (BFHP) to provide administrative services for Berkeley Mental Health (BMH) Flexible Spending Programs and the Russell Street Residence through June 30, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $357,000.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

6.

Contract Amendment: Bay Area Hearing Voices Network for Hearing Voices Support Groups 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to execute a contract and any amendments with vendor Bay Area Hearing Voices Network (BAHVN) to provide Hearing Voices Support Groups through June 30, 2020 in an amount not to exceed $68,442.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

7.

Contract Amendment: Youth Spirit Artworks for Transition Age Youth (TAY) Case Management and Linkage Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to execute a contract and any amendments with vendor Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) to provide Transition Age Youth (TAY) case management and linkage services through June 30, 2020 in an amount not to exceed $100,000.  
Financial Implications: $100,000 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

8.

Contract: Trip Stop Sidewalk Repair, Inc. for FY2020 Sidewalk Inspection and Shaving Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders with Trip Stop Sidewalk Repair, Inc. for FY2020 Sidewalk Inspection and Shaving Services, Specification No. 20-11345-C; for an amount not to exceed $450,000.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

9.

Contract No. 31900082 Amendment: Silva Business Consulting Agreement for Provision of Real Property Management Consulting Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 31900082 with David L. Silva d.b.a. Silva Business Consulting for provision of various real property management services, increasing the contract by $220,000 for a total not to exceed $270,000. If approved, the amended contract will terminate January 31, 2022 or when funding limit is reached.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

10.

Reimbursement Agreement with Wareham Development for Wareham’s Construction of Public Facilities 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a reimbursement agreement (Attachment 1) and any amendments with Wareham Development for reimbursement of City’s share of construction of a traffic signal at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Parker Street, and lane re-striping and associated signing and parking restrictions at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Dwight Street.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

11.

Transfer Tax Refund for 1638 Stuart Street 
From: Housing Advisory Commission 
Recommendation: The Commission recommends that the City Council authorize the City Manager to grant a transfer tax refund of an estimated $10,260 to the Bay Area Community Land Trust (BACLT) refund in support of the renovation of 1638 Stuart Street and BACLT’s operation of the property as affordable housing.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Amy Davidson, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-5400

 

12.

Authorization for Additional Public Works Commission Meeting in 2019 
From: Public Works Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing one additional meeting of the Public Works Commission Meeting in 2019.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Nisha Patel, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-6300


 

Council Consent Items

 

13.

Reaffirming the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Resolution 
From: Mayor Arreguin and Councilmembers Hahn, Wengraf, and Davila 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution reaffirming Berkeley’s position as supporting the preservation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and refrain the City from conducting business with companies that purchases, leases, or develops oil fields within the Refuge.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

14.

Reappointment of Dr. P. Robert Beatty to the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District Board of Trustees 
From: Mayor Arreguin 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution reappointing Dr. P. Robert Beatty to the Board of Trustees of the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District for a two-year term ending on January 1, 2022.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

15.

Oppose the Transportation and Handling of Coal and Petcoke in Our Communities 
 Revised material (Supp 2)
From: Councilmembers Davila, Hahn, and Harrison 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution opposing the transportation of coal through our community and send a Letter to the Richmond and Oakland City Councils, including California State Assemblymember Buffy Wicks and State Senator Nancy Skinner, in support of their efforts for a No Coal ordinance. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, (510) 981-7120

 

16.

Adopt an Ordinance adding a new Chapter 9.50 to the Berkeley Municipal Code Requiring Legal Rights for Legal Tender (Reviewed by the Land Use, Housing & Economic Development Policy Committee) 
From: Councilmembers Harrison, Hahn, Davila, and Bartlett 
Recommendation: Adopt an ordinance adding a new Chapter 9.50 to the Berkeley Municipal Code requiring legal rights for legal tender, requiring that all covered businesses accept cash.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, (510) 981-7140

 

17.

Berkeley Public Library Foundation 18th Annual Authors Dinner: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
From: Councilmembers Hahn, Wengraf, Davila, and Mayor Arreguin 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $600 per Councilmember, including $100 from Councilmember Hahn, to the Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s 18th Annual Authors Dinner 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. The Berkeley Public Library Foundation raises funds to support and enhance facilities, programs and services of the Berkeley Public Library. Proceeds from this event will subsidize library programs and fulfill the municipal public purpose of the library.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Sophie Hahn, Councilmember, District 5, (510) 981-7150

 

 

18.

Urging the CPUC to Address Its Failure of Oversight and to Transform PG&E Into A Mutual Benefit Corporation 
 Revised material (Supp 1)
From: Councilmembers Robinson, Harrison, Bartlett and Mayor Arreguin 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution urging the California Public Utilities Commission to address past failures of oversight and transform PG&E into a mutual benefit corporation with the long-term goal of public ownership.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Rigel Robinson, Councilmember, District 7, (510) 981-7170

 

Action Calendar

 

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

The Presiding Officer will request that persons wishing to speak line up at the podium to determine the number of persons interested in speaking at that time. Up to ten (10) speakers may speak for two minutes. If there are more than ten persons interested in speaking, the Presiding Officer may limit the public comment for all speakers to one minute per speaker. Speakers are permitted to yield their time to one other speaker, however no one speaker shall have more than four minutes. The Presiding Officer may, with the consent of persons representing both sides of an issue, allocate a block of time to each side to present their issue.

Action items may be reordered at the discretion of the Chair with the consent of Council.

 

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.


 

19.

Adoption of the 2019 California Fire Code with Local Amendments – Second Reading 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt the second reading of Ordinance No.7,680-N.S. repealing and reenacting the Berkeley Fire Code, including amendments to the California Fire Code as outlined in the proposed ordinance, plus Appendix Chapters B (as amended by BMC 19.48.020, Amendments to the California Fire Code), D, E, F, L (as amended by BMC 19.48.020, Amendments to the California Fire Code) and O published by the International Code Council not included in the California Building Standards Code, as Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 19.48.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.
 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: David Brannigan, Fire, (510) 981-3473


  

20.

Adoption of Berkeley Building Codes, including Local Amendments to California Building Standards Code 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion adopt the second reading of Ordinance No. 7,678-N.S. repealing and reenacting the Berkeley Building, Residential, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Energy and Green Building Standards Codes in BMC Chapters 19.28, 19.29, 19.30, 19.32, 19.34, 19.36 and 19.37, and adopting related procedural and stricter provisions.  
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

21.

Milvia Bikeway Project Conceptual Design 
Presentation
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution approving the conceptual design of the Milvia Bikeway Project, including installation of a protected bikeway and the removal or modification of traffic lanes and on-street parking, and specified changes from two-way to one-way traffic operations, as necessary, and directing the City Manager to direct staff to proceed with the detailed engineering design of the project.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 Action Calendar – Old Business

22.

 Surveillance Technology Report, Surveillance Acquisition Report, and Surveillance Use Policy for Automatic License Plate Readers, GPS Trackers, and Body Worn Cameras (Item contains supplemental materials. Item continued from November 12, 2019) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting the Surveillance Technology Report, Surveillance Acquisition Report, and Surveillance Use Policy for Automatic License Plate Readers, GPS Trackers, and Body Worn Cameras submitted pursuant to Chapter 2.99 of the Berkeley Municipal Code. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Andrew Greenwood, Police, (510) 981-5900; Dave White, City Manager's Office, (510) 981-7000

 

23.

City Council Rules of Procedure and Order Revisions (Reviewed by the Agenda & Rules Committee. Continued from November 19, 2019. Item contains revised and supplemental material.) 
Supplemental material (Supp 2)
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution revising the City Council Rules of Procedure and Order to integrate the previously adopted regulations for policy committees and make associated changes to other sections; update outdated references and practices; conform to the Open Government Ordinance; make other technical corrections; and rescinding any preceding amendatory resolutions.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900

 

24.

FY 2019 Year-End Results and FY 2020 First Quarter Budget Update (Continued from November 19, 2019) 
Supplemental material (Supp 1)
Revised material (Supp 2)
Supplemental material (Supp 2)
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Discuss and determine funding allocations for FY 2020 based on the FY 2019 General Fund Excess Equity and Excess Property Transfer Tax for the following: 1) the General Fund Reserves  2) the Mayor’s June 25, 2019, Supplemental Budget Recommendations approved by the Council and 3) the Council’s Budget Referrals approved during FY 2020 to be considered in November 2019.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, (510) 981-7000

 

25.

Amendment: FY 2020 Annual Appropriations Ordinance (Continued from November 19, 2019) 
Revised material (Supp 1)
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the FY 2020 Annual Appropriations Ordinance No. 7,669–N.S. for fiscal year 2020 based upon recommended re-appropriation of committed FY 2019 funding and other adjustments authorized since July 1, 2019, in the amount of $136,730,924 (gross) and $130,267,144 (net). 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, (510) 981-7000

 

26.

goBerkeley Residential Shared Parking Pilot Project Update (Continued from November 19, 2019) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Receive a presentation providing an update on the Residential Shared Parking Pilot project, and offer any comments to staff on the implementation of the project.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

27a.

Recommendations for Allocation of FY19/20 Measure P Funds (Continued from November 19, 2019) 
Supplemental material (Supp 2)
Presentation
From: Homeless Services Panel of Experts 
Recommendation: Approve recommendations for the allocation of FY19/20 General Funds at least commensurate with resources accrued to date from the passage of Measure P. Refer to the City Manager to produce data regarding the percentage of those transported with County Emergency Mental Health Transport who are homeless, and other sources that could be used to cover this cost.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Peter Radu, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-5400

 

27b.

Companion Report: Recommendations for Allocation of FY19/20 Measure P Funds (Continued from November 19, 2019) 
Presentation
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: The City Manager recommends that Council: 
1. Approve the Homeless Services Panel of Experts’ recommendation for the allocation of FY20 General Funds (Measure P) in the following investment areas: a. Immediate Street conditions & Hygiene; b. Flexible Housing Subsidies; and c. Infrastructure. For any allocation of “Flexible Housing Subsidies” to families, limit eligibility to those who are imminently at-risk of homelessness, and allow the City Manager to sole-source contracts for the implementation of these subsidies. 
2. Refer discussion of the recommendations pertaining to the following areas to the Council Budget & Finance Policy Committee: a. Permanent Housing, b. Shelter & Temporary Accommodations, and c. Supportive Services. The City Manager recommends that the Policy Committee consider the following pertaining to these funding areas: - Allow the “permanent subsidies” allocation to fund tenancy sustaining services, and dedicate 10% of total funding to homeless families. - Allow the “Shelter and temporary accommodations” allocation to fund the creation of new programs (including for new RV parking programs) or maintenance of existing shelter programs funded by HEAP, when that funding is exhausted. - Authorize the City Manager to award any funding for shelter expansion and tenancy sustaining services to agencies that have already responded to the FY20-23 Community Agency Request for Proposals (RFP). - Authorize the City Manager to release one or more RFPs for an RV parking program that would require a non-profit operator and for any supportive services including street medicine, substance abuse treatment or mental health outreach. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

Action Calendar – New Business


28.

Recommendation to Immediately Fund and Implement the Safe Passages Program and Additional Actions to Ensure Emergency Equipment Access to All Parts of the City 
From: Disaster and Fire Safety Commission 
Recommendation: The recommendation as stated above from the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission (DFSC) to the Council includes the following seven components: 
1. Allocate full funding of the Fire Department’s Safe Passages Program; 
2. Initiate immediate action; 
3. Recognize that parking restrictions are necessary on some streets for the health and well-being of Berkeley residents;  
4. Establish priorities for enacting parking restrictions; 
5. Develop a departmental coordinated team effort; 
6. Inform the public; and 
7. Document and distribute the extent of the access and egress problem.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Keith May, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-3473

29a.

Taxi scripts to be provided to residents of Pathways/the STAIR Center 
From: Homeless Commission 
Recommendation: The Homeless Commission recommends that taxi scripts be provided to persons referred to Pathways/ the STAIR Center and that continued taxi scripts be provided to Pathways/STAIR residents, during their stay, in order to insure safe, accessible transport.  
Alternatively, the Commission recommends that transportation arrangements be made with ride share services such as Lyft or Uber, or a public shuttle system coordinated by the City of Berkeley and Alameda County.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Peter Radu, Commission Secretary  (510) 981-5400

 

29b.

Companion Report: Taxi scripts to be provided to residents of Pathways/the STAIR Center 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: The City Manager will ensure that STAIR Center staff are incorporating applications and access to existing community transportation programs, such as East Bay Paratransit and Berkeley Rides for Seniors and the Disabled, into routine provision of services to mobility-impaired STAIR guests.  
Financial Implications: Staff time 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

30a.

Public Works Commission Recommendation for the Five-Year Paving Plan 
From: Public Works Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution that recommends approval of the Five-Year Paving Plan for FY2020 to FY2024 as proposed by Staff and recommends the creation of a Long-Term Paving Master Plan.  
Financial Implications: See report. 
Contact: Nisha Patel, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-6300

 

30b.

Companion Report: Public Works Commission Recommendation for the Five-Year Street Rehabilitation Plan 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution updating the City’s Five-Year Street Rehabilitation Plan for FY 2020 to FY 2024 and refer to the City Manager consideration of a Long-Term Paving Master Plan to be started after the completion of the public process of T1 Phase 2. The City Council may consider the information put forth by the Public Works Commission relevant to adoption of the recommended plan.
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300


31.

Considering Multi-year Bidding Processes for Street Paving (Reviewed by the Facilities, Infrastructure, Transportation, Environment & Sustainability Committee) 
From: Mayor Arreguin, Councilmembers Hahn, Harrison, and Davila 
Recommendation: 1. Restate the recommendation approved at the December 11, 2018 Council meeting to create a two-year bidding process for street paving to realize savings by (a) reducing by 50% City staff time devoted to bidding and contracting processes over each two year period and (b) benefitting from reduced pricing which may be available for larger contracts that offer greater economies of scale and reduce contractors’ bidding and contracting costs. 
2. Short-term referral to the City Manager to explore the possibility, feasibility, costs, and benefits of bidding in increments of up to 5 years to encompass entire 5-year paving plans, or other ideas to more rationally and cost-effectively align the paving plan with budget cycles and reduce costs associated with frequent bid cycles for relatively small contracts.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100


 

Information Reports

 

32.

Condominium Conversion Program – Annual Report 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

33.

Small Sites Program Update 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

34.

Equal Pay: Classification and Compensation Process City Employees 
From: City Manager
Contact: LaTanya Bellow, Human Resources, (510) 981-6800

 

35.

LPO NOD:  1581 Le Roy/#LMSAP2019-0004 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

36.

LPO NOD:  2234 Haste Street/#LMSAP2016-0002 
Part 1
Part 2
From: City Manager 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda

 

Adjournment

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I hereby certify that the agenda for this meeting of the Berkeley City Council was posted at the display case located near the walkway in front of the Maudelle Shirek Building, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, as well as on the City’s website, on November 21, 2019.

Mark Numainville, City Clerk

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 21: Recommendation to Immediately Fund and Implement the Safe Passages Program and Additional Actions to Ensure Emergency Equipment Access to All Parts of the City

  1. David Levy

Healthy Checkout

  1. Katrina Peters, on behalf of the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
  2. Janus Norman, on behalf of the California Medical Association

  

PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff

  1. Maxina Ventura

   

Fair Housing Measure

  1. Joel Gerwein

   

Cal Student Safety

  1. Karen Thornton
  2. Elise Wing
  3. Qiang Lu
  4. Ningyan Fang
  5. Seema Varma
  6. Alisa Bunnapradist
  7. Yan Ye
  8. Charleson Liu & Vicky Li
  9. Mbaporia@
  10. Sue-z Lopez

   

Police Review Commission Charter

  1. Marc Staton
  2. Rani Cochran

   

Honesty at ZAB Meetings

  1. Janis Ching (2)

   

Indigenous Peoples Festival Grant

  1. Indigenous Peoples Day Committee

   

#WhereDoWeGoBerk

  1. Margy Wilkinson

   

Cashless Businesses

  1. Carol Denney

   

Collision at Shattuck and Woolsey

  1. Sallie Hannarhyne
  2. Audrey Ichinose

   

Homelessness, Encampments and RV’s

  1. Summi Kaipa
  2. 311 Customer Service
  3. Sage Linda Spatz
  4. Carole Kennerly
  5. Isabelle Gaston

   

5G and Wireless

  1. Meaveen O’Connor
  2. Phoebe Anne Sorgen (2)
  3. Arthur Stopes III
  4. Brent Green

   

Community Choice Electricity

  1. Thomas Lord

   

Game Day Parking

  1. Sam Nickelsen

   

Harriet Tubman Terrace Safety

  1. Harriet Tubman Tenant Council Steering Committee
  2. Councilmember Bartlett

   

Telegraph Avenue Restroom

  1. Gabriel Brugger

   

Housing Framework

  1. Katharine Bierce
  2. Josh Daniels, Chair, Measure O Bond Oversight Commission

   

Greenway Vision Plan

  1. Pam Speich (2)

   

Criminal Checks on Rental Forms

  1. Pam Speich
  2. Bryce Nesbitt

   

ZAB – Bachesso Property

  1. Esther Lerman

Fossil Fuel Free Berkeley

  1. Ben Paulos

   

Funding for the Arts

  1. Janice Murota

   

E-Bikes

  1. Tom Lent

   

Codornices Creek Fence

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

   

Bicyclist Policy

  1. George Saksa

Supplemental Communications and Reports

Items received by the deadlines for submission will be compiled and distributed as follows.  If no items are received by the deadline, no supplemental packet will be compiled for said deadline.

  • Supplemental Communications and Reports 1

Available by 5:00 p.m. five days prior to the meeting.

  • Supplemental Communications and Reports 2

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

  • Supplemental Communications and Reports 3

     Available by 5:00 p.m. two days following the meeting.

 

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