Regular Meeting eAgenda
April 26
, 2005

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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

6:30 P.M.

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Teleconferencing Location – 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953, Teleconferencing.  Any member of the public may attend this meeting at either the Council Chambers or at the teleconference location.  Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Sara T. Cox, City Clerk, 981-6900.

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call

Public Comment:  A total of 30 minutes is scheduled.  Each speaker is limited to a maximum of 3 minutes.

Agency Action:  The Redevelopment Agency may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda.

Consent Calendar

The Agency will consider removal and addition of items to the Consent Calendar prior to voting on the Consent Calendar.  All items remaining on the Consent Calendar will be approved in one motion.  Items removed from the Consent Calendar will be taken up after the "Action Calendar" unless the Agency reorders the agenda.

1.     Minutes for Approval (PDF, 133 KB)

From: Executive Officer

Recommendation:  Approve the minutes for Agency meetings of February 22, 2005 (regular).

Contact: Sara T. Cox, City Clerk, 981-6900

2.     Rail Stop Grant (PDF, 2 MB)

From: Executive Officer

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Executive Director to: 1) accept and appropriate agreements and any amendments thereto for $641,000 in funds granted by the State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) under the Transportation Enhancement Activities (TEA) Program to fund improvements at the Berkeley Rail Stop/Transit Plaza; and 2) execute a Program Supplement Agreement with Caltrans for the Berkeley Rail Stop/Transit Plaza improvements.

Financial Implications: Grant Revenue – $641,000.

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

Action Calendar

3.     Sale of 1631 Fifth Street

a.      From: Executive Officer (PDF, 456 KB)

Recommendation:  Provide direction to staff to sell the property at 1631 Fifth Street at market value and use the proceeds to develop affordable housing.

Financial Implications: Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Fund Revenue – $275,000.

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

b.      From: West Berkeley Project Area Commission (PAC) (PDF, 757 KB)

Recommendation: Transfer the redevelopment agency-owned real property located at 1631 Fifth Street to an organization that meets the selection criteria.

Contact: Iris Starr, Secretary, 981-7520

4.     Three Contracts: Professional Services for Redevelopment Bond Refinancing (PDF, 285 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Executive Officer to execute the following contracts and any amendments thereto for the purpose of assisting the Agency to refinance existing bonds and extend the Agency’s ability to incur indebtedness for the purposes of developing low- and moderate-income housing: 1) with Straddling, Yocca, Carlson, and Rauth for legal services in an amount not to exceed $75,000; 2) with Northcross, Hill, and Arch, Inc. for financial advisory services in an amount not to exceed $65,000; 3) with Seifel and Associates for fiscal consulting services in an amount not to exceed $30,000.

Financial Implications: West Berkeley Improvement Fund

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

Information Reports

5.      Ocean View Gardens Apartments Follow Up Report (PDF, 990 KB)

From: Executive Officer

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

Communications (PDF, 4 KB)

Agency rules limit action on Communications to referral to the Executive Officer and/or Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations.

Sale of 1631 Fifth Street

1.      Patty Marcks