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July 7, 2020
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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 

6:00 P.M.

  Jesse Arreguin, Mayor


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


Pursuant to Section 3 of Executive Order N-29-20, issued by Governor Newsom on March 17, 2020, this 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.

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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.

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, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900. The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda. 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:

Public Comment - Limited to items on this agenda only

Urgency Item: Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of the Designated Healthy Streets Network
From: Councilmember Kesarwani
Subject:Resolution Authorizing Temporary Closure of the Designated Healthy Streets Network

Urgency Item: Ordinance Limiting Third-Party Food Delivery Service Fees
From: Councilmember Kesarwani
Subject: Adopt an ordinance establishing a temporary limit on the charges imposed by third-party delivery services on retail food establishments to be in effect for the duration of the declared
local state of emergency resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.  

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, 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.




 ZAB Appeal: 1449 Grizzly Peak Boulevard, Administrative Use Permit #ZP2019-0111 
Admin Record - Part 1
Admin Record - Part 2
Admin Record - Part 3
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution affirming the Zoning Adjustments Board decision to approve Administrative Use Permit #ZP2019-0111 to construct a 500 square-foot major residential addition on the third story of an existing 2,791 square-foot, three-story single-family dwelling, increasing the average and maximum building height by approximately two feet, increase the number of bedrooms on the parcel from four to five, and constructing a perimeter fence over six feet in height, on a conforming residential parcel, and dismiss the appeal. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400



 ZAB Appeal: 0 Euclid Avenue (Berryman Reservoir), Use Permit #ZP2018-0236 
Admin Record - Part 1
Admin Record - Part 2
Admin Record - Part 3
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing regarding an appeal of the Zoning Adjustments Board decision to deny Use Permit #ZP2018-0236, a request to establish a new 50’ high monopole 4G LTE wireless facility operated by Verizon Wireless at the East Bay Municipal Utility District site consisting of six antennas, six remote radio units, and associated ground equipment and, upon conclusion, consider the record of proceedings and testimony to determine whether the findings for approval can be made regarding view protection and camouflage. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400



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 30th day of June, 2020.


                                                Jesse Arreguin, Mayor

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



Date:  June 30, 2020

Mark Numainville, City Clerk


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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Item #2: ZAB Appeal: 0 Euclid Avenue (Berryman Reservoir), Use Permit #ZP2018-0236

  1. 14 form letters “Deep Opposition”
  2. 9 form letters “Live on Euclid”
  3. 11 form letters “Do Not Want”
  4. Isaac Kaplan
  5. Jack Newman
  6. Ellen Archilla and Jacques Watteyne
  7. Elissa Berall
  8. Allison Sell
  9. Danielle Schanz
  10. Debbie Lai
  11. Julia MacMillan
  12. Wolf Arnold
  13. Lina Schweidel
  14. Amber Turley
  15. Brooke Dougherty
  16. David Moren
  17. Corien Anderson
  18. Julie Therien
  19. Rebecca Armstrong
  20. Kristi Lentz Taylor
  21. Janice Schroeder
  22. John Williams
  23. Mark Gonzalez
  24. Ginger Parnes
  25. Jane Eisenstark
  26. Francine Foltz
  27. Carolyn NcNiven
  28. Leah Mazel-Gee
  29. Julia Rogers
  30. Jane Hansen
  31. Debbie
  32. Julieta Zuniga
  33. Oliver Raisner
  34. Susan Nunes (2)
  35. Michael Burt on behalf of the Law Office of Michael Burt
  36. Raissa Lerner
  37. Anonymous
  38. Layal Nawfal, Associate Planner, Land Use Planning Division
  39. Regina DiMaggio
  40. Kaellyn Moss (2)
  41. Mary McGann (2)
  42. Andrea Lappen
  43. Cynthia Li
  44. Jennifer Monahan
  45. Daniel Richheimer
  46. Phyllis Peacock
  47. Mayanne Stahl
  48. Amanda Coggin
  49. Jan Jarvis
  50. Vivian Warkentin
  51. Tiffiny Fyans
  52. Arthur Stopes III
  53. Carol Hirth
  54. Mary Ann Brewin
  55. Lloyd Morgan


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