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AGENDA  
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING  
Tuesday, May 26, 2020  
6:00 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

 

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Roll Call:

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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: Contract with Berkeley Food & Housing Project for COVID-19 Non-Congregate Shelter Services 
From: City Manager
Recommendations:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to: 
1.  Execute one or more sole-source contract(s) and any amendments with Berkeley Food & Housing Project (BFHP) for one year to provide homeless wrap-around supportive services at Berkeley’s COVID-19 Respite Sites, located at 1281 University Avenue, 1654 5th Street and 701 Harrison Street; and  
2.  Make an advance payment on this contract from Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) funding sufficient to cover one month’s worth of services prior to contract execution. 
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

1.

Amendment: FY 2020 Annual Appropriations Ordinance 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,700-N.S. amending the FY 2020 Annual Appropriations Ordinance No. 7,694–N.S. for fiscal year 2020 based upon recommended re-appropriation of committed FY 2019 funding and other adjustments in the amount of $47,770,093 (gross) and $42,815,104 (net).  
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, (510) 981-7000

   

2.

Dorothy Day House License Agreements: Veterans Memorial Building and Old City Hall 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance Nos. 7,701-N.S. and 7,702-N.S. authorizing the City Manager or her designee to execute license agreements and any amendments thereto with Dorothy Day House to provide services at the Veterans’ Memorial Building at 1931 Center Street (Ordinance No. 7,701-N.S.) and the Old City Hall at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (Ordinance No. 7,702-N.S.).  
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.
Financial Implications:
See report 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

3.

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

 

 

4.

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services - Authorized Agent for Disaster Relief for COVID-19 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution designating the City Manager as the Authorized Agent for the purpose of obtaining certain state and financial assistance related to preparation for, response to, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Dave White, City Manager's Office, (510) 981-7000

 

 

5.

Assessments: Downtown Berkeley Property Based Business Improvement District 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the Downtown Berkeley Property Based Business Improvement District (DPBID) Annual Report of FY 2020 and proposed budget for FY 2021, and declaring Council’s intention to levy an annual assessment for the DPBID for FY 2021.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jordan Klein, Economic Development, (510) 981-7530

 

 

6.

Assessments: Telegraph Property Based Business Improvement District 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the Telegraph Property Based Business Improvement District (TBID) Annual Report of FY 2020 and proposed budget for FY 2021, and declaring Council’s intention to levy an annual assessment for the TBID for FY 2021.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jordan Klein, Economic Development, (510) 981-7530

 

 

7.

Notice of Appropriations Limit for Fiscal Year 2021 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution providing notice that: 1) Council will adopt an appropriations limit for Fiscal Year 2021 at its meeting of June 30, 2020; and 2) the amount of the limit and the background material used in its calculation will be available for public review from the City Clerk’s Office on or before June 15, 2020.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

 

8.

Contract Amendment: Berkeley Food & Housing Project 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to execute a contract and any amendments with vendor Berkeley Food & Housing Project (BFHP) to provide administrative services for Berkeley Mental Health (BMH) Flexible Spending Programs and the Russell Street Residence through June 30, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $960,874.  This will extend the existing contract by one year and add in $603,874 in funding to pay for the services outlined below. 
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $603,874 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

 

9.

Contract: Bay Area Community Resources for the Placement of AmeriCorps Members 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to execute an expenditure contract and any amendments or extensions thereto with Bay Area Community Resources in an amount not to exceed $56,000 for the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 for the placement of AmeriCorps members.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

 

10.

Grant Agreement: Funding Support from Alameda County to Public Health Infrastructure Program 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to submit grant agreements to Alameda County, to accept the grant, and execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments to conduct public health promotion, protection, and prevention services for the Public Health Infrastructure Program in the projected amount of $32,080 for FY 2021.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

 

11.

Revenue Grant Agreements: Funding Support from Alameda County to Conduct Public Health Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt four Resolutions authorizing the City Manager or her designee to submit grant agreements to Alameda County, to accept the grants, and execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments to conduct public health promotion, protection, and prevention services for the following five revenue agreements: 
1. Foster Care Program in the projected amount of $93,187 for FY 2021;  
2. Berkeley High School and Berkeley Technology Academy Health Center Programs in the projected amount of $178,778 for FY 2021;  
3. School Linked Health Services Program (Measure A Funding) in the projected amount of $193,175 for FY 2021;  
4. Tobacco Prevention Program in the projected amount of $76,290 for FY 2021.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

 

12.

Revenue Grant Agreement: Funding Support from the State of California for the Tuberculosis Program 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to submit grant agreements to the State of California, to accept the grant, and execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments to conduct public health promotion, protection, and prevention services for the Tuberculosis Control Program in the projected amount of $14,000 for FY 2021.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

 

13.

Contract: Software AG, Inc. for Software, maintenance and professional services for Data Integration Middleware Platform webMethods 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Software AG, Inc. for software, maintenance and professional services for Data Integration Middleware Platform webMethods in an amount not to exceed $436,000 for the term June 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, (510) 981-6500

 

 

14.

Contract No. 10414B Amendment: Geographic Technologies Group (GTG) for Geographic Information System (GIS) Master Plan 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 10414B with Geographic Technologies Group (GTG) for Geographic Information System (GIS) Master Plan, for a total not to exceed $95,451 and for a total contract value of $399,411 from September 14, 2016 to June 30, 2022.  
Financial Implications: Professional Services Fund - $95,451 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, (510) 981-6500

 

 

15.

Donation:  Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp for Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Shade Structure Design 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting a cash donation from the Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp in the amount of $74,266 for the Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Shade Structure Design.  
Financial Implications: Donation - $74,266 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

 

16.

Lease for 235 University Avenue – YOONACO, Inc. dba Hana Japan 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement and necessary amendments with YOONACO, Inc., doing business as Hana Japan Steak and Seafood, at 235 University Avenue at the Berkeley Marina for a term of five years, with a five year tenant-option.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

 

17.

Declaration of Intent - FY 2021 Street Lighting Assessments 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions granting the City Manager the authority to approve the Engineer’s Reports; set a public hearing to be held before the Council of the City of Berkeley at its June 16, 2020 meeting; and authorize the City Clerk to publish Notice of the Public Hearing for FY 2021 Levy of Assessments for Berkeley Street Lighting Assessment District No. 1982-1 and Street Lighting Assessment District 2018.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

 

18.

Contract Amendment No. 31900055: Community Conservation Centers, Inc. for Processing and Marketing Services of Recyclable Materials 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend and extend Contract No. 31900055 with Community Conservation Centers, Inc. for the Processing and Marketing of Recyclable Materials, which includes curbside collected, residential drop-off and buyback materials, for one (1) year through June 30, 2021, with an increase of $2,100,000 for a revised Contract not to exceed amount of $6,100,000.  
Financial Implications: Zero Waste Fund - $2,100,000 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

 

19.

Contract No. 10661A Amendment: SKIDATA, Inc. (formerly Sentry Control Systems) for Parking Access and Revenue Control System Maintenance Services and Warranties 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 10661A with SKIDATA, Inc. (formerly Sentry Control Systems) to provide maintenance services and warranties for parking access and revenue control system equipment, increasing the contract amount by $111,150 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $1,335,257.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

 

20.

Contract No. 10145 Amendment: IPS Group, Inc. for Parking Meter Operations 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No.10145 with IPS Group, Inc. to provide parking meters, replacement parts, and support services, increasing the contract amount by an additional $1,513,540 for a total contract amount not to exceed $7,033,457 through June 30, 2022.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

 

21.

Contract No. 9977A Amendment: Portable Computer Systems dba PCS Mobile for Automated License Plate Reader Equipment 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 9977A with Portable Computer Systems dba PCS Mobile to replenish the contract budget for automated license plate reader equipment, increasing the contract amount by $175,000, for a total amount not to exceed $1,825,000.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

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 use the “raise hand” function 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 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, use the “raise hand” function 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 (Continued from April 21, 2020) 
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 – Old Business

 

23.

Contract: CycloMedia Technology, Inc. for Geographic Information System Infrastructure Asset Data Acquisition (continued from May 12, 2020) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with CycloMedia Technology Incorporated for Geographic Information System infrastructure asset data acquisition, for an amount not to exceed $187,401 for the period commencing on May 15, 2020 to June 30, 2022.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $187,401 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, (510) 981-6500

 
 

Action Calendar – New Business

 

24a.

Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Budget Update Discussion 
 Supplemental materials
Presentation
From: City Manager
 
Recommendation: Discussion regarding the FY 2021 Proposed Budget Update.
Financial Implications: See FY 2021 Proposed Budget Update 
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, (510) 981-7000

 

 

24b.

FY 2020 Mid-Year Budget Update (Continued from May 12, 2020) 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, (510) 981-7000

 

 

25.

Establishing a COVID-19 Business Damage Mitigation Fund 
From: Mayor Arreguin (Author), Councilmember Harrison (Author), Councilmember Robinson (Author) 
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to establish a COVID-19 Business Damage Mitigation Fund in an amount up to $100,000 to provide one-time grants to small businesses who experience property damage due to vandalism and other problematic behavior during this COVID-19 local State of Emergency  
Financial Implications: Up to $100,000 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

 

26.

Support a Global Ceasefire During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic 
From: Councilmember Davila (Author), Councilmember Bartlett (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: 1. Adopt a Resolution in Support of a Global Ceasefire during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 
2. Send copies of this resolution to the United Nations Secretary-General, United States Senators Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Dianne Feinstein, and United States Congressional Representatives Barbara Lee, Ro Khanna, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Harbi Tlaib, and Pramila Jayapa.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, (510) 981-7120

 

 

27.

Urgency Ordinance: Updates to the Covid-19 Emergency Response Ordinance
Revised material (Supp 1)
From: Councilmember Harrison (Author), Councilmember Davila (Co-Sponsor), Councilmember Bartlett (Co-Sponsor) (Item contains revised material) 
Recommendation: Adopt an urgency ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code 13.110, Title 13, “The COVID-19 Emergency Response Ordinance,” to enhance emergency tenant protections consistent with recently adopted County laws, action in other jurisdictions, and consultation with community stakeholders.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, (510) 981-7140

 
 

Information Reports

 

28.

FY 2019 Fourth Quarter Investment Report: Ended June 30, 2019 (Reviewed by Budget & Finance Policy Committee. Item contains supplemental material) 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

 

29.

FY 2020 First Quarter Investment Report: Ended September 30, 2019 (Reviewed by Budget & Finance Policy Committee. Item contains supplemental material) 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 
  
 
 

 

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 May 14, 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.

Item #25: Establishing a COVID-19 Business Damage Mitigation Fund

  1. John Caner, on behalf of the Downtown Berkeley Association

  

Item #27: Urgency Ordinance: Update to the Covid-19 Emergency Ordinance

  1. Samara Bennett
  2. Diana Bohn
  3. Friends of Adeline
  4. Ellen Woods
  5. David Seegal
  6. Ariana Thompson-Lastad

  

Berkeley Manufacturing

  1. Kirsten MacDonald, on behalf of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
  2. Sam Johnson (4)
  3. Dee Williams-Ridley, City Manager (2)

  

Slow Streets – Walkers, Runners and Bicyclists

  1. Sabina McMurtry
  2. Shirley Stuart
  3. Hanna Tamrat
  4. Josie Gerst

   

Homelessness

  1. Alfred Manning
  2. Safiyah Lazkani

   

Construction during the Pandemic

  1. Thomas Lord

   

Transfer Station Rates

  1. David Lerman

   

Berkeley Businesses, Arts and Education Programs

  1. Doris Fukawa, on behalf of the Crowden Music Center

   

  

TOD at Ashby and Berkeley BART

  1. Laura Klein
  2. Councilmember Harrison
  3. Barbara Gilbert
  4. David Taylor

   

People’s Park

  1. Max Ventura
  2. Ivar Diehl
  3. Tom Luce

   

KPFB

  1. Thomas Lord (2)
  2. Mark Numainville, City Clerk

   

Property Lien

  1. Sinan and Arzu Sabuncuoglu

   

Golden Duplex/ADU/Airbnb

  1. Monika Mann
  2. Judy Hunt
  3. Sage Linda Spatz

   

Crisis at Aquatic Park

  1. James Corrie

   

Salary Cuts for City of Berkeley Employees

  1. Genevieve Wilson (2)

   

COVID-19

  1. Todd Seeley
  2. David Lerman (3)
  3. Carol Denney
  4. Topher Brennan
  5. Thomas Lord

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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