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May 5, 2020
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REVISED PROCLAMATION 
CALLING A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE  
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL  
(Revised to Remove Meeting Broadcast Advisory)

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 

3:00 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. 

To access the meeting remotely: Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device:  Please use this URL https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82901927929. 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: 829 0192 7929. If you wish to comment during the public comment portion of the agenda, Press *9 and wait to be recognized by the Chair.

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 LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.9(d)(2):

Significant exposure to litigation – one case: Scott Donahue – Deaccession of Berkeley Big People

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

 City of Berkeley v. Regents of the University of California, Alameda Superior Court Case No. RG19023058


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

Property addresses:     

MLK Junior Services Center 1730 Oregon Street; Willard Pool 2701 Telegraph Avenue; West Campus Pool 2100 Browning Street; King Pool 1700 Hopkins Street

Measure Y Parks - King Park, 1700 Hopkins Avenue; Thousand Oaks Park, 1780 Tacoma Ave at Ensenada Ave; Leconte School, 2241 Russell Street (play/open space area in back of school); Malcolm X School, 1731 Prince Street (play are/open space in back of school); Rosa Parks School, 920 Allston Way (play area/open space in back of school); John Muir School, 2995 Claremont Avenue (play area/open space in back of school); Washington School, 2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (play area/open space in back of school)

Agency Negotiators: Dee Williams-Ridley, City Manager, David White, Deputy City Manager,
       Scott Ferris, Director of Parks, Recreation and Waterfront
Negotiating parties: City of Berkeley, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA
Property Owner – Berkeley Unified School District, 2020 Bonar Street, Berkeley, CA
Under negotiation: Price and terms

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 4th day of May, 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.

Agendas and agenda reports may be accessed via the Internet at http://www.cityofberkeley.info/citycouncil

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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