This meeting is held in a wheelchair accessible location.

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October 13, 2010  North Berkeley Senior Center
7:00 PM 1901 Hearst Avenue


All written materials identified on this agenda are available on the Planning Commission webpage:


1. Roll Call

2. Order of Agenda: The Commission may rearrange the agenda or place additional agendized items on the
     Consent Calendar.

3. Public Comment: Comments on subjects not included on the agenda. Speakers may comment on agenda items
    when the Commission hears those items.
    See “Public Testimony Guidelines” below.

4. Planning Staff Report:  In addition to the items below, additional matters may be reported at the meeting.

5. Chairperson’s Report:  Report by Planning Commission Chair.

6. Committee Reports: Reports by Commission committees or liaisons. In addition to the items below, additional 
    matters may be reported at the meeting.

7. Approval of Minutes:  Draft minutes of September 22 (attached).

8. Future Agenda Items and Other Planning-Related Events (attached).

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS See “Consent Calendar Guidelines” below.

AGENDA ITEMS: All Matters are for discussion and possible action. Public Hearing items require hearing prior
to Commission action.

9.    Public Hearing:    Tentative Map #8011: 2628 – 2630 Benvenue Avenue
       Recommendation:   Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion approve Tentative Map #8011 pursuant to
                                          BMC Section 21.16.047 and subject to the attached Findings and Conditions (see
                                          Attachment 1).
       Written Materials:     Attached.
       Web Information:      None.
       Continued From:      None.

10.  Discussion/Action: West Berkeley Project 
        Recommendation:   Discuss, consider and recommend to the City Council adoption of amendments to
                                           BMC 23B.36, 23E.28, 23E.72, 23E.76, 23E.80, 23E.84and 23F.04 and changes to the
                                           West Berkeley Plan.
        Written Materials:    Attached. 
        Web Information:
        Continued From:     None.

ADDITIONAL AGENDA ITEMS: In compliance with Brown Act regulations, no action may be taken on these items. 
However, discussion may occur at this meeting upon Commissioner request.

Information Reports:
11. West Berkeley Project Final Environmental Impact Report (included in Planning Commissioner packets only)

Potter Creek Neighborhood Association
• John Curl
• Ellen Joslin Johnck
Flyer: Public Hearing on Community Needs hosted by the Housing Advisory, Homeless, Human Welfare and Community Action, and the Parks & Recreation Commissions 

Late Communications handed out at a previous meeting (copies available from the Berkeley Planning
Department office, 981-7410).

• Darrell de Tienne
• Dennis Cohen
• Edward M Opton
• Mary Lou Van Deventer
• Martin Bourque


Meeting Procedures

Public Testimony Guidelines

Speakers are customarily allotted up to three minutes each.  The Commission Chair may limit the number of speakers
and the length of time allowed to each speaker to ensure adequate time for all items on the Agenda.  To speak during
Public Comment or during a Public Hearing, please line up behind the microphone
.  Customarily speakers are
asked to address agenda items when the items are before the Commission rather than during the general public comment period.  Speakers are encouraged to submit comments in writing.  See “Procedures for correspondence to the
Commissioners” below.

Consent Calendar Guidelines

The Consent Calendar allows the Commission to take action with no discussion on projects to which no one objects.
The Commission may place items on the Consent Calendar if no one present wishes to testify on an item.  Anyone
present who wishes to speak on an item should submit a speaker card prior to the start of the meeting, or raise his or
her hand and advise the Chairperson, and the item will be pulled from the consent calendar for public comment and
discussion prior to action.

Procedures for correspondence to the Commissioners:

• To distribute correspondence to Commissioners prior to the meeting date -- submit comments by 12:00 noon,
eight (8) days before the meeting (Tuesday).  Please provide 15 copies of any correspondence that is more than ten
(10) pages.
• Any correspondence received after this deadline will be given to Commissioners on the meeting date just prior to
the meeting.
• Staff will not deliver to Commissioners any additional written (or email) materials received after 12:00 noon on the
day of the meeting.
• Members of the public may submit written comments themselves early in the meeting.  To distribute correspondence
at the meeting, please provide 15 copies and submit to the Planning Commission Secretary just before or at the
beginning of the meeting.
• Written comments should be directed to the Planning Commission Secretary at the Land Use Planning Division
(Attn: Planning Commission Secretary).

Communications Are Public Records: Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions or committees are public
record and will become part of the City’s electronic records, which are accessible through the City’s website.  Please
note: e-mail addresses, names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in
any communication to a City board, commission or committee, will become part of the public record
.  If you
do not want your e-mail address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications
via U.S. Postal Service or in person to the secretary of the relevant board, commission or committee.  If you do not want
your contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication

Please contact the secretary to the relevant board, commission or committee for further information.

Written material may be viewed in advance of the meeting at the Planning and Development Department, 2118
Milvia Street, First Floor, during working hours or at the Main Branch Library, Shattuck/Kittredge Streets, during
regular library hours at the Reference Desk.

Accommodations Provided Upon Request. 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.

Note:  If you object to a project or to any City action or procedure relating to the project application, any lawsuit
which you may later file may be limited to those issues raised by you or someone else in the public hearing on the
project, or in written communication delivered at or prior to the public hearing.  The time limit within which to commence
any lawsuit or legal challenge related to these applications is governed by Section 1094.6 of the Code of Civil
Procedure, unless a shorter limitations period is specified by any other provision.  Under Section 1094.6, any lawsuit
or legal challenge to any quasi adjudicative decision made by the City must be filed no later than the 90th day following
the date on which such decision becomes final. Any lawsuit or legal challenge, which is not filed within that 90 day
period, will be barred.

Please refrain from wearing scented products to public meetings.