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April 21, 2020
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PROCLAMATION 
CALLING A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE  
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL  
 
In accordance with the authority in me vested, I do hereby call the Berkeley City Council in special session as follows: 
 
 Tuesday, April 21, 2020  
 
4:00 P.M. 
 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

 

PUBLIC ADVISORY:  THIS MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH VIDEOCONFERENCE AND TELECONFERENCE

Pursuant to Section 3 of Executive Order N-29-20, issued by Governor Newsom on March 17, 2020, this closed session meeting of the City Council will be conducted exclusively through teleconference and Zoom videoconference.  Please be advised that pursuant to the Executive Order and the Shelter-in-Place Order, and to ensure the health and safety of the public by limiting human contact that could spread the COVID-19 virus, there will not be a physical meeting location available.  

Live audio is available on KPFB Radio 89.3. Live captioned broadcasts of Council Meetings are available on Cable B-TV (Channel 33) and via internet accessible video stream at http://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx.

To access the meeting remotely: Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device:  Please use this URL https://zoom.us/j/96450029566 . If you do not wish for your name to appear on the screen, then use the drop down menu and click on "rename" to rename yourself to be anonymous.  To request to speak, use the “raise hand” icon by rolling over the bottom of the screen.   

To join by phone: Dial 1-669-900-9128 and enter Meeting ID: 964 5002 9566. If you wish to comment during the public comment portion of the agenda, Press *9 and wait to be recognized by the Chair. NOTE: Your phone number will appear on the screen.  

To submit an e-mail comment during the meeting to be read aloud during public comment, email clerk@cityofberkeley.info with the Subject Line in this format: “PUBLIC COMMENT ITEM ##.” Please observe a 150 word limit. Time limits on public comments will apply. Written comments will be entered into the public record.    

Please be mindful that the teleconference will be recorded as any Council meeting is recorded, and all other rules of procedure and decorum will apply for Council meetings conducted by teleconference or videoconference.


   

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call

 

Public Comment - Limited to items on this agenda only

CLOSED SESSION:

The City Council will convene in closed session to meet concerning the following:

  

  1. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.8   

Property address:               235 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Agency Negotiators:           Dee Williams-Ridley, City Manager; Paul Buddenhagen, Deputy City Manager; Scott Ferris, Director of Parks Recreation and Waterfront                 

Negotiating parties:             City of Berkeley and YOONACO dba Hana Japan

Property owner:                  City of Berkeley

Under negotiation:               Price and terms

    

  1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – PENDING LITIGATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTIONS 54956.9(a) and 54956.9(d)(1)

a. Harris v. City of Berkeley, et al., Alameda County Superior Court Action No. RG HG19025563.

  

OPEN SESSION:

Public Reports of actions taken pursuant to Government Code section 54957.1.

                    

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 16th day of April, 2020.

                                                                                           

Jesse Arreguin, Mayor                                 

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

ATTEST:

  

Mark Numainville, City Clerk


This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953 and applicable emergency Executive Orders issued by the Governor.   Any member of the public may participate in the public comment portion of this meeting.  Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900.

 

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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COMMUNICATION ACCESS INFORMATION:

To request a disability-related accommodation(s) to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact the Disability Services specialist at 981-6346(V) or 981-7075 (TDD) at least three business days before the meeting date.    

 

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