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PROCLAMATION

CALLING A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL

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

 

MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2008

5:00 P.M.

2180 Milvia Street, 6th Floor, Redwood Conference Room

Teleconference Locations: 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

 

AGENDA

Roll Call

Public Comment - Limited to items on this agenda only

CLOSED SESSIONS:

The City Council will convene in closed session to meet with its attorneys concerning the following:

1.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR – GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54957.6:

Negotiator:  David W. Hodgkins, Director of Human Resources, Margarita Zamora, Senior Human Resources Analyst, Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, Lisa Caronna; Deputy City Manager, Christine Daniel, Deputy City Manager, Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager

Employee Organizations:  SEIU Local 1021 (Legacy SEIU Local 790, Legacy Local 535, and the Legacy Part-Time Recreation Leaders Association/SEIU Local 535), Public Employees’ Union Local 1, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245 and Unrepresented Employees

 

 2.   CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL—EXISTING LITIGATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.9(a)

U-HAUL COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA v. CITY OF BERKELEY, et al., Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG07352204

 

 3.  CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-- ANTICIPATED LITIGATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.9 (c)

Initiation of litigation-one case

The Berkeley City Council will consider whether to initiate litigation under the California Environmental Quality Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Clean Water, and other laws, challenging the approval by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the State of California to conduct aerial spraying to eradicate the Light Brown Apple Moth in Alameda County and the Bay Area.

 4.   PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54957 – Title:  City Manager

OPEN SESSION:

Public Reports of actions taken pursuant to Government Code section 54957.1.

 Adjournment

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 13th day of March, 2008.

                                                

                                                Tom Bates , Mayor

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

ATTEST:

 

 

                                                                        Date:  March 13, 2008

Deanna Despain, Deputy City Clerk                     Time:  3:30 P.M.

 

Tom Bates, Mayor

Councilmembers:

District 1 – Linda Maio

District 5 – Laurie Capitelli

District 2 – Darryl Moore

District 6 – Betty Olds

District 3 – Max Anderson

District 7 – Kriss Worthington

District 4 – Dona Spring

District 8 – Gordon Wozniak

 

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953, and 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 Pamyla Means, City Clerk, 981-6900

  

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.

 

Live captioned broadcasts of Council Meetings held in Council Chambers are available on Cable B-TV (Channel 33), via internet accessible video stream at http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=11706 and KPFB Radio 89.3. Archived indexed video streams are available at http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=9818.
Channel 33 rebroadcasts the following Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

Agendas and agenda reports may be accessed via the Internet at http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=9818
and may be read at reference desks at the following locations:

City Clerk Department

Libraries:

2180 Milvia Street

Main - 2090 Kittredge Street

Tel:  510-981-6900

Claremont Branch – 2940 Benvenue

TDD:  510-981-6903

West Branch – 1125 University

Fax:  510-981-6901

North Branch – 1170 The Alameda

Email:  clerk@ci.berkeley.ca.us

South Branch – 1901 Russell

 

COMMUNICATION ACCESS INFORMATION:

This meeting is being held in a wheelchair accessible location.

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.

Please refrain from wearing scented products to this meeting.

 

Captioning services are provided at the meeting, on B-TV, and on the Internet.  In addition, assisted listening devices for the hearing impaired are available from the City Clerk prior to the meeting, and are to be returned before the end of the meeting.


  

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