Special Meeting eAgenda
May 1, 2014



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In accordance with the authority in me vested, I do hereby call the Berkeley City Council in special session as follows:

Thursday, May 1, 2014
7:00 P.M.
Longfellow Middle School Auditorium – 1500 Derby Street, Berkeley, CA  94703
Tom Bates, Mayor

District 1 – Linda Maio

District 5 – Laurie Capitelli

District 2 – Darryl Moore

District 6 – Susan Wengraf

District 3 – Max Anderson

District 7 – Kriss Worthington

District 4 – Jesse Arreguin

District 8 – Gordon Wozniak

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call

Public Comment - Limited to items on this agenda only

Action Calendar
From: Commission on Labor
1. Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the Berkeley Municipal Code to establish a municipal minimum wage ordinance affecting all workers employed within the City of Berkeley (as other California cities have done), that will: a.  Tie the minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index via annual adjustment. b.  Include a medical benefit requirement to ensure workers' access to adequate health care. c.  Establish the minimum wage in line with the living wage, starting at $10.74.
2. That the City take action to investigate, pursue, and implement other complementary policies identified during the research and deliberation around the proposed minimum wage ordinance. The purpose of these policy recommendations is to stimulate a sustainable and ethical local economy while protecting and promoting the welfare of Berkeley’s unique small business community.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Delfina Geiken, Commission Secretary, 981-5400
    b. Minimum Wage Ordinance  (Continued from April 1, 2014)
Supplemental materials
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Review and consider information regarding the activities and costs associated with implementing and enforcing the Commission on Labor's proposed Minimum Wage Ordinance, the impact of the proposed ordinance on the City's YouthWorks program, the connection with business licenses, and the potential impacts on community-based organizations, the In-Home Support Services (IHSS) program, and categories of workers exempted from the Living Wage Ordinance.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Health, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400

From: Mayor's Office
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 17th day of April, 2014.
Tom Bates, Mayor
Public Notice – this Proclamation serves as the official agenda for this meeting.
Mark Numainville, CMC, City Clerk

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953.   Any member of the public may attend 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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