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March 10, 2020
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REVISED AGENDA

(REVISED TO UPDATE TELECONFERENCE LOCATIONS AND
CORRECT RECOMMENDATION OF ITEM 26)

 BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 

6:00 P.M.

 SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD ROOM - 1231 ADDISON STREET, BERKELEY, CA 94702 
TELECONFERENCE LOCATION – 1130 SHATTUCK AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94707 
TELECONFERENCE LOCATION – 1404 LE ROY AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94708 
TELECONFERENCE LOCATION – 2911 LORINA STREET, BERKELEY, CA 94705

 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 Nolan Coleman
  2. Recognition of Tibetan Association of Northern California

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

URGENCY ITEM: Resolution Ratifying the Proclamation of Emergency by the Director
of Emergency Services Due to the Spread of a Severe Acute Respiratory Illness
Caused by a Novel (New) Coronavirus ("COVID-19")

From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution Ratifying the Proclamation of Emergency by the
Director Emergency Services Due to the Spread of a Severe Acute Respiratory Illness
Caused by a Novel (New) Coronavirus ("COVID-19")
Financial Implications: To be determined
Contact: Farimah Brown, City Attorney, City Attorney's Office (510) 981-6998

1.

Contract: Blaisdell’s Business Products for Office Supplies, Printing Paper, Small Equipment and Office Furniture 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a Contract with Blaisdell’s Business Products for the purchase of miscellaneous office supplies, printing paper, small equipment and office furniture by piggy-backing off of Omnia Partners Region 4 ESC Contract No. R190301. The contract term will commence on March 15, 2020 through March 14, 2023 with the option of two consecutive single-year renewals for a total not to exceed amount of $2,700,000 over a five year term, subject to the City’s annual budget appropriation.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $2,700,000 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

2.

Contract: Resource Development Associates for Results Based Accountability Evaluation 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to approve a Contract and any amendments with Resource Development Associates (RDA) to provide an evaluation of mental health programs across the division utilizing the Results Based Accountability (RBA) framework for a total not to exceed amount of $100,000 through June 30, 2022.  
Financial Implications: Mental Health Services Act Fund - $100,000 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

3.

Acquisition and Predevelopment Loan for 1740 San Pablo Avenue 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1. Authorizing the execution of a $7.1 million loan to BRIDGE Housing Corporation (BRIDGE) for costs related to acquisition and predevelopment of the proposed affordable housing development at 1740 San Pablo Avenue. 2. Authorizing the City Manager to execute all original or amended documents or agreements to effectuate this action.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

4.

Designating City's Labor Negotiators Under Govt. Code Section 54957.6 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution establishing a standing list of representatives of the City of Berkeley designated to participate in Closed Sessions with the City Council to discuss labor negotiations with certain unions and unrepresented employees for negotiations between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: LaTanya Bellow, Human Resources, (510) 981-6800

 

5.

Contract No. 31900172 Amendment: Cadalys, Inc. for Additional Software Application Consulting Services for Building Energy Saving Ordinance (BESO) Online Software System 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 31900172 with Cadalys, Inc. to provide additional application consulting services and support for the BESO online software system in an amount not to exceed $20,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $65,000, and extending the term from June 7, 2019 through June 30, 2021.  
Financial Implications: Permit Service Center Fund - $20,000 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, (510) 981-6500

 

6.

Contract No. 9263C Amendment: SSP Data Products Inc. for Barracuda Backup Solution with Hosted Cloud Storage 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 9263C with SSP Data Products Inc. for the City's Barracuda Backup Solution with hosted cloud storage, increasing the amount by $65,081, for a total contract amount not to exceed $365,773 for the term May 15, 2013 through June 30, 2021.  
Financial Implications: IT Cost Allocation Fund - $65,081 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, (510) 981-6500

 

7.

Donation:  Ohlone Park Mural Garden 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting a donation of $9,500 for the design of the Ohlone Park Mural Garden from Friends of Ohlone Park.  
Financial Implications: $9,500 (donation)
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

8.

Grant Application:  National Fitness Campaign for Fitness Courts 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to: submit a grant application in the amount of $150,000 to the National Fitness Campaign for up to five fitness courts; accept any grants; execute any resulting grant agreements and any amendments; and that Council authorize the implementation of the projects and appropriation of funding for related expenses, subject to securing the grant.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

9.

Contract No. 7470 Amendment: 2M Associates for Construction Phase Environmental Services for the Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Project 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 7470 with 2M Associates for Construction Phase Environmental Services for the Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Project, increasing the contract by $125,000 for a total amount not to exceed $1,386,771.  
Financial Implications: Camps Fund - $125,000 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

10.

Contract No. 32000026 Amendment: APB General Engineering for the Hillview Road and Woodside Road Drainage Improvement Project 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 32000026 with APB General Engineering for the Hillview Road and Woodside Road Drainage Improvement Project, increasing the contract of $240,000 by $40,000 for a total amount not-to-exceed of $280,000.  
Financial Implications: Clean Storm Water Fund - $40,000 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

11.

Purchase Order: Pape Machinery, Inc. for One (1) John Deere, Co. 644L 20 Ton Hybrid Wheel Loader 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution satisfying requirements of City Charter Article XI Section 67.2 allowing the City to participate in Sourcewell (previously NJPA) contract #032515-JDC and authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order for one 2019 John Deere Co. 644L 20 Ton Hybrid Wheel Loader with Pape Machinery, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $457,000.  
Financial Implications: Zero Waste Fund - $457,000 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

12.

Vision Zero Action Plan 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the City of Berkeley Vision Zero Action Plan and directing the City Manager to form a Vision Zero Coordinating Committee; proceed with the “Vision Zero Program”, “Safer Streets for Everyone” and “Safer Streets by Everyone: Public Awareness” priority actions as described in the Plan; and work with the Vision Zero Coordinating Committee to develop a Vision Zero Traffic Enforcement policy before proceeding with the “Safer Streets by Everyone: Enforcement” actions described in the Plan. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

13.

Utilize Substantial Portion of Cannabis Tax Proceeds to Fund Subsidies under 1000 Person Plan (Reviewed by the Budget & Finance Committee) 
From: Homeless Commission 
Recommendation: That Council direct a substantial portion of the incoming cannabis tax proceeds to fund subsidies under the 1000 Person Plan.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Brittany Carnegie, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-5400

 

Council Consent Items

 

14.

Oppose S.2059 - Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act of 2019 
From: Mayor Arreguin (Author); Councilmember Bartlett (Co-Sponsor); Councilmember Wengraf (Co-Sponsor); Councilmember Davila (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution opposing S.2059 – Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act of 2019. Send a copy of the Resolution to Congressmember Barbara Lee, Senators Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris, and President Donald Trump. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

15.

Support of AB 1839 – California Green New Deal 
From: Mayor Arreguin (Author); Councilmember Bartlett (Co-Sponsor); Councilmember Harrison (Co-Sponsor); Councilmember Wengraf (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution in support of Assembly Bill (AB) 1839, which would create the California Green New Deal Council with specified membership appointed by the Governor. The bill would require the California Green New Deal Council to submit a report to the Legislature no later than Jan 1, 2022. Send a copy of the Resolution to Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senator Nancy Skinner, and Assemblymembers Buffy Wicks and Rob Bonta.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

16.

Support AB 2037 – Hospital Closure Notification 
From: Mayor Arreguin (Author); Councilmember Harrison (Author); Councilmember Hahn (Author); Councilmember Droste (Author) 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution in support of AB 2037, which will require hospitals to provide a 180 day notice before closing or reducing emergency services. Send a copy of the Resolution to Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, State Senator Nancy Skinner, and Governor Gavin Newsom.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

17.

Referral: Update the definition of “Research and Development” 
From: Mayor Arreguin (Author); Councilmember Wengraf (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: Refer to the Planning Commission to update the definition of “Research and Development.”  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

18.

Siting the African American Holistic Resource Center and Affordable Housing at 1890 Alcatraz 
From: Councilmember Bartlett (Author); Councilmember Davila (Co-Sponsor); Mayor Arreguin (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: That the City Council refers to the City Manager to study the feasibility of using the city-owned property located at 1890 Alcatraz Avenue (currently temporary Mental Health Division offices) for the African American Holistic Resource Center (AAHRC) and also developing affordable housing on the site.The City Manager should report back on the costs and implementation steps to repurpose the property for the AAHRC using the AAHRC Feasibility study as a guide, including what physical improvements would need to be made, and cost for ongoing operations by a non-profit. The City Manager and Planning Department should also conduct an analysis of potential site capacity looking at site context and yield and report on how much housing could be developed on the site under current zoning, including the AAHRC on the ground floor. Additionally, the City Manager and Planning Commission should incorporate the Community Preference policy in selecting applicants for the affordable housing units created by this project.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, (510) 981-7130

 

19.

Allocation of U1 General Fund Revenues (Reviewed by the Land Use, Housing, and Economic Development Committee) 
Supplemental material (Supp 1)
Supplemental material (Supp 1)
From: Land Use, Housing, and Economic Development Committee 
Recommendation: Accept the Housing Advisory Commission’s (HAC) recommendations, as presented in the Measure U1 Budget draft projections table, for the allocation of U1 General Fund revenues with the following amendments: 
1. Allocation of $1M for small sites;  
2. Addition of $100K in FY 2022 and FY 2023 in organizational capacity building (BACLT); 
3. Add $150K in 2021-2023 for new programs under the category of development of new housing programs;  
4. Allocations for staffing to implement programs; and 
5. Allocate $2.5M in 2023 for the Housing Trust Fund. 
In addition, the Committee asked City staff for clarification of Health Housing and Community Services (HHCS) Department personnel line items of $558,214 in FY 2020, with cost of living adjustment increases to $577,751 (FY 2021), $597,973 (FY 2022), and $618,902 (FY 2023). A staff memo dated January 6, 2020 providing an overview of these costs will be submitted in Supplemental 1.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Sophie Hahn, Councilmember, District 5, (510) 981-7150

 

20.

Letter in Support of Reviving Berkeley Bus Rapid Transit (Reviewed by the Facilities, Infrastructure, Transportation, Environment & Sustainability Committee) 
Revised material (Supp 2)
From: Councilmember Robinson (Author); Mayor Arreguin (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: Send a letter to AC Transit, the Alameda County Transportation Commission, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, and State Senator Nancy Skinner in support of expanding Bus Rapid Transit into Berkeley on Telegraph Avenue at the first possible opportunity.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Rigel Robinson, Councilmember, District 7, (510) 981-7170

 

21.

Affirming the City of Berkeley’s Support for the People of Tibet 
From: Councilmember Robinson (Author); Mayor Arreguin (Co-Sponsor); Councilmember Davila (Co-Sponsor); Councilmember Bartlett (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution affirming support to the people of Tibet.  
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 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.

 

22.

Electric Bike Share Program Franchise Amendment 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Pursuant to Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 9.60, conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt the first reading of an Ordinance granting a Franchise Agreement Amendment to Bay Area Motivate, LLC, a subsidiary of Lyft Incorporated, to provide shared electric bicycles to the Berkeley public.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

Action Calendar

 

23.

Directing the City Manager to Lease Caltrans Property at University and West Frontage Road 
From: Mayor Arreguin (Author); Councilmember Robinson (Author); Councilmember Harrison (Author) 
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to: 
1. Negotiate a lease agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the leasing of state property at University Avenue and West Frontage Road as indicated in Attachment 1. The property will be used for a temporary outdoor shelter with restrooms, hand washing stations and garbage service. The City Manager should also inquire about whether additional Caltrans parcels adjacent to those being offered are also available for lease. The City Manager should utilize funding previously allocated for an Outdoor Shelter program from Measure P tax receipts. 
2. Concurrent with the lease negotiation, develop a plan and budget for the establishment and staffing of the Outdoor Emergency Shelter as further defined herein. 
3. Immediately provide toilet and handwashing stations on the north and south side of University Avenue and under the overpass at University Avenue. 
4. Immediately provide garbage receptacles and work with the residents to establish consistent weekly garbage collection on the north and south side of University Avenue and under the overpass at University Avenue.  
5. Immediately schedule ongoing outreach from service providers including, but not limited to, mental health, health, and Coordinated Entry. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

24.

Ronald V. Dellums Fair Chance Access to Housing Ordinance; Adding BMC Chapter 13.106 (Reviewed by Land Use, Housing, and Economic Development Committee) 
Presentation
From: Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmembers Davila, Harrison, and Bartlett 
Recommendation:  
1. Adopt a first reading of the Ronald V. Dellums Fair Chance Access to Housing Ordinance and; 
2. Direct the City Manager to take all necessary steps to implement this chapter including but not limited to developing administrative regulations in consultation with all relevant City Departments including the Rent Stabilization Board, preparing an annual implementation budget, designating hearing officers and other necessary staffing for administrative complaint, exploring the development of a compliance testing program similar to that used by the Seattle Office of Civil Rights, developing timelines and procedures for complaints, conducting outreach and education in partnership with the Alameda County Fair Chance Housing Coalition, and referring program costs to the June budget process.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

25.

Placing a Measure on the November 3, 2020 Ballot to Increase the Berkeley City Council Salary 
Revised material (Supp 1)
From: Councilmember Davila (Author) 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to submit a Ballot Measure for the November 3, 2020 Election, Amending the Berkeley Municipal Code Charter Article V. Section 19, to Increase Salaries for Members of the Berkeley City Council and the Mayor, Ensuring Elected Officials are Paid a Living Wage and Compensated Fairly for the Actual Time Spent Working for the City.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, (510) 981-7120

 

26.

Disposition of City-Owned, Former Redevelopment Agency Property at 1631 Fifth Street (Continued from February 11, 2020) (Reviewed by the Land Use, Housing & Economic Development Committee) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the sale of the City-owned, former Redevelopment Agency property at 1631 Fifth Street at market rate and authorizing the City Manager to contract with a real estate broker to manage the sale.
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

27.

Surveillance Technology Report, Surveillance Acquisition Report, and Surveillance Use Policy for Body Worn Cameras (Continued from February 25, 2020.  Item contains revised and supplemental materials.) 
Supplemental material (Supp 2)
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting the Surveillance Technology Report, Surveillance Acquisition Report, and Surveillance Use Policy for 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 Calendar

28.

Berkeley Economic Dashboards and Demographic Profile Update 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Eleanor Hollander, Economic Development, (510) 981-7530

 

29.

FY 2019 Fourth Quarter Investment Report: Ended June 30, 2019 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

30.

FY 2020 First Quarter Investment Report: Ended September 30, 2019 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

31.

Audit Status Report: Underfunded Mandate: Resources, Strategic Plan, and Communication Needed to Continue Progress towards the Year 2020 Zero Waste Goal 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

32.

Audit Status Report: Unified Vision of Zero Waste Activities Will Help Align Service Levels with Billing and Ensure Customer Equity 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

33.

Proposed Navigable Cities Framework for Ensuring Access and Freedom-of-Movement for People with Disabilities in Berkeley 
From: Commission on Disability 
Contact: Dominika Bednarska, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-6300

 

34.

FY 2019-2020 Peace and Justice Commission Work Plan 
From: Peace and Justice Commission 
Contact: Nina Goldman, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-7000


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 February 27, 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 #24: Ronald V. Dellums Fair Chance Access to Housing Ordinance; Adding BMC Chapter 13.106

  1. Ashy Lynette
  2. Merle Lustig
  3. Shilpa Jain

  

5G/Cell Towers

  1. Vivian Warkentin
  2. Elizabeth Starr
  3. Carol Hirth

   

Starbucks Bathroom

  1. Donna Evans

   

Harriet Tubman Terrace Apartments

  1. Darinxoso Oyamasela (3)

   

RV Dwellers

  1. Diana Bohn
  2. Ann Garbarino

   

Homelessness/Encampments

  1. Liz Wiener
  2. Marcia Poole

   

Density, Development and Displacement

  1. Barbara Gilbert

   

High Cost of City Fees for Upgrading a Craftsman Home

  1. Marc Bodian

   

Berkeley High School Assaults

  1. Jeff Breidenbach and Stephanie Wade

   

South Shattuck Development

  1. Donna Mickleson

   

Seismic Safety

  1. Nancy Caruso
  2. Tony Benado

   

Opposed to Abortion

  1. Fred Dodsworth

   

Gas Powered Leaf Blower

  1. David Lerman

   

Outdoor Emergency Shelter

  1. Carole Marasovic, Chair, Homeless Commission

   

Rent Control Measure V in Mountain View

  1. Rick Loughran

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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