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February 4, 2020
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AGENDA 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 

4:00 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:

Public Comment - Limited to items on this agenda only

 

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

 

 

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.

         

 

1.

Amendments to the Berkeley Election Reform Act; Amending BMC Chapter
2.12
 
From: Fair Campaign Practices Commission 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt first reading of an ordinance amending the Berkeley Elections Reform Act, BMC Chapter 2.12, regarding the public financing program. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Samuel Harvey, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-6950

 

2.

Amendments to the Berkeley Election Reform Act to prohibit Officeholder Accounts; Amending BMC Chapter 2.12 
Supplemental communications (Supp 2-Attorney)
Supplemental communications (Supp 2-Hahn)
From: Fair Campaign Practices Commission 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt first reading of an ordinance amending the Berkeley Election Reform Act, Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 2.12, to prohibit Officeholder Accounts (See Section 18531.62. Elected State Officeholder Bank Accounts, Regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission). 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Samuel Harvey, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-6950


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 – Old Business

 

3.

City Council Rules of Procedure and Order Revisions (Reviewed by the Agenda & Rules Committee) (Continued from January 21, 2020. Item contains revised and supplemental material.) 
Presentation
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


 

  

4.

Change to the Council Rules and Procedures: Public access to changing status of a Consent Calendar Item 
From: Open Government Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution changing and updating the “Council Rules and Procedures” to give the public a procedure for moving items on the consent calendar to the Action Calendar. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Samuel Harvey, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-6950

  

5.

Change to the Council Rules and Procedures: Public Comment on Council Agenda Action Items 
From: Open Government Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution changing and updating the “Council Rules and Procedures” to change the public comment section that would allow a more comprehensible discussion between the Council and the public. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Samuel Harvey, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-6950

  

6.

Utilize Substantial Portion of Cannabis Tax Proceeds to Fund Subsidies under 1000 Person Plan 
From: Homeless Commission 
Recommendation: Utilize Substantial Portion of Cannabis Tax Proceeds to Fund Subsidies under 1000 Person Plan 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Brittany Carnegie, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-5400


Adjournment

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

  

                                                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand

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

                                                affixed on this 30th day of January 2020.

                                               

                                                Jesse Arreguin, Mayor

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

ATTEST:

  

Date:  January 30, 2020

Mark Numainville, City Clerk

  

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

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