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AGENDA 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 

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 Partition Remembrance
  2. Recognition of Raymond Nat Turner
  3. Adjourn in memory of Eva Cohen, Berkeley Resident

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

 

Consent Calendar

 

1.

Amendments to the Berkeley Election Reform Act; Amending BMC Chapter 2.12 
From: Fair Campaign Practices Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,691-N.S. amending the Berkeley Elections Reform Act, BMC Chapter 2.12, regarding the public financing program. 
First Reading Vote: All Ayes. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Samuel Harvey, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-6950

 

2.

Repealing and Reenacting BMC Chapter 13.104, Wage Theft Prevention  
From: Mayor Arreguin and Councilmembers Harrison, Droste, and Hahn 
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. 
First Reading Vote: All Ayes. 
Financial Implications: Staff time 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

3.

Cannabis Ordinance Revisions; Amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapters 12.21 and 12.22 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,686-N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapters 12.21 and 12.22 regarding general regulations and specific operating standards for cannabis businesses. 
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Bartlett, Harrison, Hahn, Wengraf, Robinson, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – Davila; Absent – None. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

4.

Minutes for Approval 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of January 14, 2020 (special closed and special), January 21, 2020 (special closed and regular) and January 28, 2020 (special and regular).  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900

 

5.

Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on February 25, 2020 
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 - $13,085,000 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

6.

Contract: Worldwide Travel Staffing for Nurse Registry Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to execute a contract and any amendments with Worldwide Travel Staffing for nurse registry services for a total contract limit of $313,800 for the period beginning March 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2023.  The contract will serve the needs of both the Mental Health and Public Health Divisions, providing fill-in nursing services as necessary at both the Mental Health clinics and the Berkeley High School Health Center.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

7.

Contract: Van Meter Williams Pollack for Professional Planning Services to Prepare Zoning Standards and an Environmental Impact Report for the Ashby and North Berkeley BART Stations 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Van Meter Williams Pollack to perform professional planning services to prepare Zoning Standards and an Environmental Impact Report and conduct associated community outreach for the Ashby and North Berkeley Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Stations, in an amount not to exceed $500,000 for the period from March 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021.  
Financial Implications: See report. 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

8.

Amendment to the Agreement for Maintenance of State Highways in the City between the California Department of Transportation and City of Berkeley 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the Agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for maintenance of the State highways within the City of Berkeley. The amendment will address roadway and traffic signal improvements from the City’s Ninth Street Bicycle Boulevard Pathway Extension Phase II project. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

9.

Contract: APB General Engineering for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation and Replacement - Urgent Sewer Repair Project FY 2020 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the Urgent Sewer Repair Project FY 2020 with sites located throughout the City; accepting the bid of the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, APB General Engineering; and, authorizing City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions, or change orders until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specifications, in an amount not to exceed $388,489 which includes a 10% contingency of $35,317.  
Financial Implications: Sanitary Sewer Fund - $388,489 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

10.

Permit Fee Waiver for Pacific Gas and Electric Company for the Undergrounding of Existing Overhead Electrical Facilities and Electrical Service Conversions within Utility Undergrounding District No. 48 – Grizzly Peak/Summit 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to waive all permit fees for Pacific Gas and Electric Company for the undergrounding of existing overhead electrical facilities and electrical service conversions in Utility Undergrounding District No. 48. 
Financial Implications: General Fund - $100,000 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

11.

Resolution: Condemn the Federal Government’s Administrative Decision Undermining Asylum Protection for Survivors of Domestic Violence 
From: Peace and Justice Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution affirming Berkeley’s commitment to our asylum-seeking residents and condemning the Federal government’s administrative decision undermining asylum protection for survivors of domestic violence.  
Financial Implications: None. 
Contact: Nina Goldman, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-7000


 

Council Consent Items

 

12.

LifeLong Medical Care’s March 7, 2020 Annual Gala Fundraiser: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
From: Councilmember Davila 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember including $100 from Councilmember Cheryl Davila, to LifeLong Medical Care for their Annual Gala Fundraiser on March 7, 2020 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: See report 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, (510) 981-7120

 

13.

Luna Dance Institute March 7, 2020 Moon Dance Fundraising Gala: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
From: Councilmembers Davila and Hahn 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember including $100 from Councilmembers Cheryl Davila and Sophie Hahn, to Luna Dance Institute for their March 7, 2020 Moon Dance Fundraising Gala, 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: See report 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, (510) 981-7120

 

14.

Referral to Schedule a Special City Council Meeting on Ohlone History and Culture 
From: Councilmembers Hahn and Davila 
Recommendation: Refer to the Agenda & Rules Policy Committee to schedule a Special City Council Meeting of at least one hour in duration immediately prior to a Regular City Council Meeting for representatives of the Ohlone community to present on Ohlone history and culture to provide additional context for the placement of signs stating "Welcome to the City of Berkeley Ohlone Territory” at entrances to our City. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Sophie Hahn, Councilmember, District 5, (510) 981-7150

 

15.

Support for S.2012 (Feinstein) 
From: Councilmembers Wengraf, Hahn, and Harrison 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution in support of S.2012, “Restoring Local Control Over Public Infrastructure Act of 2019” (Feinstein) and send copies to Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, (510) 981-7160

 

16.

Support for SB-431, SB-801 and SB-802 (McGuire and Glazer) 
From: Councilmember Wengraf, Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmembers Hahn and Harrison 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution in support of three bills which aim to protect people whose lives could be endangered without use of needed electrical resources during PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shut-offs. Send the resolution to California Senators Mike McGuire, Steve Glazer, Nancy Skinner and Buffy Wicks. The bills are: 1. SB-431 Mobile telephony service base transceiver station towers: performance reliability standards (McGuire & Glazer); 2. SB-801 Electrical corporations: wildfire mitigation plans: deenergization: public safety protocol (McGuire & Glazer); 3. SB-802 Emergency backup generators: health facilities: permit operating condition exclusion (Glazer) 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, (510) 981-7160

 

17.

Referral: Street Lighting Near Campus 
From: Councilmembers Robinson, Droste, Harrison, and Wengraf 
Recommendation: Refer to the Public Works Commission to include the following in the Street Lighting Subcommittee Work Plan, for the purposes of seeking input from key stakeholders and bringing together work that happens through parallel processes. The Subcommittee should: 1. Invite input from representatives from the UC Berkeley administration, UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students, UCPD and BPD, the Department of Public Works, and other relevant groups. 2. Develop a streamlined and accessible process for requesting street lights that includes neighborhood and campus input, while recognizing the overriding public safety concern posed by substandard lighting. 3. Develop a plan for expeditiously installing new streetlights near campus that prioritizes high-crime areas, high-injury pedestrian corridors, and student-priority areas as determined by student input.  
Financial Implications: Staff time 
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 – New Business

 

18.

Issuance of $38,000,000 General Obligation Bonds for Measure O – Affordable Housing 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of general obligation bonds to finance acquisition and improvement of affordable housing and authorizing actions related thereto.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

19.

Refinancing of 2009 and 2010 General Obligation Bonds (Measure FF) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions authorizing the issuance and sale of general obligation bonds to refund outstanding 2009 and 2010 bonds and authorizing actions related thereto.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

20.

Refinancing of 2010 Certificates of Participation Originally Issued to Finance Animal Shelter Project 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of lease revenue bonds to refinance outstanding 2010 certificates of participation and approving related documents and official actions.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 


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.


 

21a.

Public Hearing: Landmarks Preservation Commission Appeal: Conversion of the Hillside School to Residential Use at 1581 Le Roy Avenue 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing on the appeal of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) decision to approve Structural Alteration Permit #LMSAP2019-0004 to modify and rehabilitate a City Landmark and National Register building and site.   
Financial Implications: None. 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

21b.

Public Hearing: Zoning Adjustments Board Appeal: Conversion of the Hillside School to Residential Use at 1581 Le Roy Avenue 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing on the appeal of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) decision to approve Use Permit #ZP20190061, to convert the Hillside School to residential use.  
Financial Implications: None. 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

21c.

Appeals of Landmarks Preservation Commission and Zoning Adjustments Board Actions -- Conversion of the Hillside School to Residential Use at 1581 Le Roy Avenue  
Admin Record - Part 1
Admin Record - Part 2
Admin Record - Part 3
Admin Record - Part 4
Admin Record - Part 5
Admin Record - Part 6
Admin Record - Part 7
Admin Record - Part 8
Admin Record - Part 9
Presentation
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Upon conclusion of the agendized public hearings, adopt a Resolution affirming the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) decision to approve Structural Alteration Permit #LMSAP2019-0004 and the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) decision to approve Use Permit #ZP20190061, to rehabilitate and convert the Hillside School to residential use, and dismiss the appeals.  
Financial Implications: None. 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

22.

ZAB Appeal: 2422 Fifth Street, Use Permit #ZP2018-0108  
Admin Record - Part 1 
Admin Record - Part 2 
Admin Record - Part 3 
Admin Record - Part 4 
Admin Record - Part 5 
Admin Record - Part 6 
Admin Record - Part 7 
Admin Record - Part 8 
Admin Record - Part 9 
Admin Record - Part 10 
Admin Record - Part 11 
Admin Record - Part 12 
Admin Record - Part 13 
Admin Record - Part 14 
Admin Record - Part 15 
Admin Record - Part 16 
Presentation
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution affirming the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) decision to approve Use Permit #ZP2018-0108 to construct a three-story, 4,806-square-foot mixed-use building containing 967 square feet of medical office space and two dwelling units on the rear of a lot with an existing duplex, including a request to waive two residential parking spaces and establish two joint use commercial/residential spaces, and dismiss the appeal.  
Financial Implications: None. 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400


Action Calendar – Old Business

  

23.

Surveillance Technology Report, Surveillance Acquisition Report, and Surveillance Use Policy for Automatic License Plate Readers and Body Worn Cameras (Continued from January 28, 2020.  Item contains supplemental materials.) 
Revised material (Supp 1)
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting the Surveillance Technology Report, Surveillance Acquisition Report, and Surveillance Use Policy for Automatic License Plate Readers 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


 


Information Reports

 

24.

Audit Status Report Response: Code Enforcement Resources Significantly Constrained and Improvements Needed in Case Management and Oversight 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Erin Steffen, City Manager's Office, (510) 981-7000

 

25.

Report on Regional Leadership and Goals for 2020 
From: Mayor Arreguin 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda

Adjournment

NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: If you object to a decision by the City Council to approve or deny a use permit or variance for a project the following requirements and restrictions apply:  1) No lawsuit challenging a City decision to deny (Code Civ. Proc. §1094.6(b)) or approve (Gov. Code 65009(c)(5)) a use permit or variance may be filed 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 use permit or variance, 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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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 February 13, 2020.

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 #21c: Appeals of Landmarks Preservation Commission and Zoning Adjustments Board Actions – Conversion of the Hillside School to Residential Use at 1581 Le Roy Avenue

  1. Laura Atieri
  2. Eric Schroeder
  3. Zoe Scheffy
  4. Patricia Slater
  5. Greg Murphy
  6. Krishen Laetsch
  7. Kaethe Weingarten
  8. Sondra Schlesinger
  9. Fred Kellogg
  10. Gertrude Allen
  11. Tim and Jo Drescher
  12. Marty Lorber
  13. Eric Geoffroy
  14. Cynthia Johnson
  15. Robert Mains
  16. Martin St. John
  17. Patricia St. John
  18. Eleanore Lee
  19. Ronald Elson
  20. Sophia Skoda
  21. Sally Hindman
  22. Paul and Susan Grossberg
  23. David Helfant
  24. Robert Jackson
  25. Ernst and Lois Valfer
  26. Beverly Cheney and Avrum Gratch
  27. Michael Scott
  28. Vicki Piovia
  29. Bronwyn Hall
  30. Michael Bank
  31. Eric Van Dusen and Kara Nelson
  32. Norma Lydon
  33. Sandra Schlesinger
  34. John Armitage
  35. Peter Lydon
  36. Clayton Smith
  37. Kate and Dan Funk
  38. Patricia O’Gillooly
  39. Horst Haussecker, on behalf of Ali Bar-Bar
  40. Eric Boskin
  41. Mark Nitzbert
  42. Ville Skogberg

  

Crime/Safety

  1. Susan Freeman
  2. Sharon Wong

   

Affordable Housing

  1. Sue Martin

   

Luxury Housing

  1. Margy Wilkinson

   

Measure T1

  1. Janice Schroeder
  2. Joan Hamilton

   

Civic Center Envisioning

  1. Councilmember Hahn

   

5G/Telecom/Cell Towers

  1. Isis Feral
  2. Pat Robak
  3. Miller Wise

   

Homelessness/Encampments

  1. Diana Bohn
  2. Avram Gur Arye (2)

   

Retailers Closing Stores

  1. Steve Smith, on behalf of Norheim & Yost

   

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  1. Peter Drekmeier, on behalf of the Tuolumne River Trust

   

Berkeley Way

  1. Avram Gur Arye

   

Adeline Corridor

  1. Sara Bardeen
  2. Councilmember Harrison
  3. Abbie Turiansky
  4. Margy Wilkinson

   

Developers

  1. Vivian Warkentin

   

Cigarette Butt Receptacles

  1. Carol Denney
  2. Viviana Garcia, Public Works Department

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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