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Regular Meeting Annotated Agenda
May 20,
 2008

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ANNOTATED AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

7:00 P.M.

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Teleconference Location – 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

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

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:  7:16 p.m.  Absent – Olds.  Olds present at 7:26 p.m.

Ceremonial Matters:

  1. Celebrating 100 wonderful years of Mrs. Valada Davis
  2. Commendation of The Berkeley Police Department 
  3. National Public Works Week – May 18-24.
  4. In Recognition Of The East Bay Community Scholarship Fund For Its Role In Supporting Higher Education
  5. Recognition of City of Berkeley Employees currently or soon to be on active duty in the military.

City Manager Comments:  None

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters:  3

Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only: – 9

Consent Calendar

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Anderson) to adopt Consent Calendar in one motion except as indicated:

1. Minimum Parking Time at Pay-and-Display Parking Stations to Accommodate Use of Credit Cards (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of an Ordinance No. 7,037–N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC), Section 14.52.120, Parking Meter and Pay‑and‑Display Station Fees, to establish a longer minimum parking time at pay-and-display stations, effective June 30, 2008 to Accommodate the use of credit cards.
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Spring, Olds, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates.  Absent- Capitelli
Financial Implications:  See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,037–N.S.

2. Instant Runoff Voting (PDF)
Recommendation:
Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,038–N.S. to enable the use of instant runoff voting in Berkeley.
Financial Implications: Unknown
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Spring, Worthington, Bates.  Noes – Olds, Wozniak.  Absent- Capitelli
Contact: Deanna Despain, Deputy City Clerk, 981-6900
Action:  Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,038–N.S.

3. Contract: Graphic Design Services (PDF) 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a one-year agreement with Sphinx Graphics to provide graphic design services for the period June 1, 2008 through June 1, 2009 in the amount of $25,000, with an option for 4 one-year extensions for a total five (5) year contract amount not to exceed $125,000.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, Public Information Officer, 981-7000
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,062–N.S.

4. Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled For Possible Issuance in the Next 30 Days (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the new invitation for bid/request for proposal (RFP) that will be, or is planned to be, issued in the next 30 days upon final approval by the requesting department or division.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $647,000 
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300 
Action:  Approved recommendation.
 
5. Amendment to the Berkeley Fire Code, BMC Section 19.48.020 (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance amending the Berkeley Fire Code, BMC Section 19.48.020.
Financial Implications: See report. 
Contact: Debra Pryor, Fire, 981-3473 
Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 7,039–N.S.  Second reading scheduled for June 10, 2008.
 
6. Supplemental Military Leave Compensation Policy (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Amend Resolution No. 63,646-N.S. to extend the City's supplemental military leave compensation benefit to May 31, 2009 to provide additional wages to supplement an employee's military pay and allowances for a period not to exceed two years that must be taken within 36 months.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $90,000 
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,063–N.S.

7. Contract: Bus Transportation for Berkeley Day Camp (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with the Berkeley Unified School District for bus transportation for day camp programs in an amount not to exceed $83,333 annually for a total of $250,000 over a three-year period, beginning June 17, 2008 and ending June 17, 2011.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $250,000 
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700 
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,064–N.S.

8. Contract: Portable Toilet Rental and Service (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the rental and service of portable toilet units, accepting the proposal of Waste Management, Inc., and authorizing the City Manager or its designee to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $300,000 for a period of three years, beginning July 1, 2008 and ending June 30, 2011 with an option to extend for two 12-month periods for a total amount not to exceed $500,000.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700 
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,065–N.S.
 
9. Contract: Food Services for Camps (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Sysco Food Services, Inc. for food services at City of Berkeley Tuolumne and Echo Lake Camps for the period July 1, 2008-June 30, 2011 in an amount not to exceed $1.8 million, with two one-year options to extend, subject to the City’s annual budget appropriation process.
Financial Implications: Playground Camp Fund - $1.8 million 
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700 
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,066–N.S.

10. Adoption of New California Building Code Chapter 7A, Materials and Construction Methods for Exterior Wildfire Exposure (PDF) 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt the first reading of an Ordinance repealing and reenacting Chapter 7A, Materials and Construction Methods for Exterior Wildfire Exposure, of the Berkeley Building Code, BMC Section 19.28.050.
Financial Implications: See report. 
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400 
Action:  Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 7,040–N.S.  Second reading scheduled for June 10, 2008.

11. Grant and Contract: 2007 Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept $67,366 in Federal funds from the 2007 Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program to be used for funding overtime costs associated with violence suppression patrols related to serious violent crimes for a period of approximately 24 months.
Financial Implications: Department of Justice Administration Grants increased by $67,366
Contact: Douglas N. Hambleton, Police, 981-5900 
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,067–N.S.
 
12. Contract No. 7230 Amendment: AJW Construction for ADA Curb Ramp Installation Project (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No.  7230 with AJW Construction for the ADA Curb Ramp Installation Project, increasing the amount by $47,200 for a total amount not to exceed $420,100.
Financial Implications: See report. 
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300 
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,068–N.S.
 
13. Contract Amendments: On-Call General Surveying Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt Resolutions authorizing the City Manager to execute amendments to three contracts for on-call general surveying services for a total not to exceed amount of $1,300,000 for the period July 1, 2006 to July 1, 2009 with the following vendors: 

1.      BKF Engineers (No. 6975), increasing the amount by $100,000 for a total not to exceed $350,000;

2.      Sandis Civil Engineers Surveyors Planners (No. 6976), increasing the amount by $100,000 for a total not to exceed $350,000;

3.      Logan Surveying, Inc. (No. 6983A), increasing the amount by $100,000 for a total not to exceed $600,000.

Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300 
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,069–N.S. (BFK); Adopted Resolution No. 64,070–N.S. (Sandis); Adopted Resolution No. 64,071–N.S. (Logan Surveying)

14. Contract: Street Rehabilitation FY 2008 Phase 2 Project (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:
  1. Approving plans and specifications for the Street Rehabilitation FY 2008 Phase 2 Project, 08-10297-C;
  2. Accepting the bid of Gallagher & Burk, Inc.
  3. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specifications, in an amount not to exceed $2,166,034 for the period of 135 calendar days from the date of the execution of the contract.

Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300 
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,072–N.S.

15. FY 2009 Transportation Development Act Article 3 Fund Allocation (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution
  1. Authorizing the City Manager to submit an allocation request to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 funds in the amount of $214,206 in FY 2009 for two projects: a) Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Education Program, and b) the Ninth Street Bicycle Boulevard Extension – Construction Phase; and authorizing the City Manager to accept the funds; execute any resultant agreements and amendments; and authorize the implementation of the project, subject to securing the funds;
  2. Declaring that the City of Berkeley is eligible to request an allocation of TDA Article 3 funds pursuant to Section 99234 of the Public Utilities Code; that there is no pending or threatened litigation that might adversely affect the project or projects described in Exhibit B to this resolution, or that might impair the ability of the City of Berkeley to carry out the project; that the City of Berkeley attests to the accuracy of and approves the statements in Exhibit A to this resolution; and, that a certified copy of this resolution and its exhibits, and any accompanying supporting materials shall be forwarded to the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency for submission to MTC as part of the Countywide coordinated TDA Article 3 claim.

Financial Implications: Revenue Fund 614 - $214,206 
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,073–N.S.

16. Contract: Top Grade Construction Inc. for the Martin Luther King Jr. Way Overlay Project (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:
  1. Approving plans and specifications for the Martin Luther King Jr. Way Overlay Project, 08-10324-C;
  2. Accepting the bid of Top Grade Construction, Inc.;
  3. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specifications, in an amount not to exceed $2,240,654 for the period of 120 calendar days from the date of the execution of the contract.

Financial Implications: Various funds - $2,240,654
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,074–N.S.

Council Consent Items

17. Appoint Representative to the Community Advisory Committee - WETA (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates
Recommendation: Appoint Councilmember Laurie Capitelli to the reconstituted Community Advisory Committee of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100 
Action:  Approved Recommendation.
 
18. Support of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Nurses and California Nurses Association (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates
Recommendation:
  1. Adopt a resolution supporting the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Nurses and the California Nurses Association and calls on Alta Bates Summit Medical Center to make every effort to settle their contract dispute with the Registered Nurses in their employ, who are represented by the California Nurses Association, and to bring this dispute to a fair and just resolution for the Registered Nurses at the earliest date possible;
  2. Direct the City Manager to send a copy of the approved resolution to the Chief Executive Officer of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and to the California Nurses Association.

Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
Action:  1) Adopted Resolution No. 64,075–N.S. and 2) Approved recommendation.
Recused - Anderson

19. Referral to City Manager: Use of City Resources for Monitoring Protests (PDF) 
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation Refer the following issues to the City Manager and request a report back to the Council:

1)   What are the current regulations regarding protests and how can we provide clear information to the public about how the City interprets rules about when, where and how protests are permissible.

2)   It has been reported that people who have been demonstrating near the Marine Recruiting Center have been told to go to a free speech zone. Does a free speech zone exist and if so where is it located?

3)   What level of police resources are being expended to monitor peaceful non-violent protests? Is there a way to minimize overtime costs and to minimize removal of on-the-beat officers from dealing with the important issue of violence in our city?

4)   All members of the City Council received a request from a member of the Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) asking for permits equal to those provided to Code Pink. What is the City’s appropriate response?
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Continued to an undetermined date.

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

20. FY 2009 Biennial Budget Update - Public Hearing #1 (PDF) 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000
Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing.9 speakers.  M/S/C (Moore/Anderson) to close the public hearing.
Action: Public testimony heard and discussion held.  Public Hearing No. 2 scheduled for June 10, 2008.

21.  Citywide Fee Increases
From: City Manager

a. Fees: Environmental Health Division (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution establishing fees for FY 2009 for permit and inspection and other services provided by the City of Berkeley Environmental Health Division as required by the Berkeley Municipal Code, Section 13.40.090, Section 12.04.020, Section 12.04.030, Section 11.12.040, Section 11.28.040, Section 11.20.030, Section 9.80.040, and the California Health and Safety Code Section 114381, Section 116053, Section 119303; and rescinding Resolution No. 62,948-N.S.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100 


b. Fees: Land Use Planning, Building and Safety and Engineering (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution:

1)      Rescinding Resolution No. 62,490–N.S., and

2)      Establishing the fee schedule for the Permit Service Center (PSC) fund for development related services provided by the Planning and Development Department generally increasing fees for land use permits by 25% and building and engineering permits by 5%  across the board and incorporate the new fees into the current Planning and Development master fee schedule.
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

c. Transfer Station Fees (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 63,779–N.S., Sections 21 and 22 to increase rates and fees at the Transfer Station, effective July 1, 2008.
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-7400

a.  Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing.  0 speakers.  M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to close the public hearing.
Action: M/S/C (Moore/Anderson) to adopt Resolution No.64,076–N.S.  Ayes-Moore, Anderson, Spring, Capitelli, Olds, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Absent - Maio

b.  Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 0 speakers.  M/S/C (Moore/Wozniak) to close the public hearing.
Action: M/S/C (Wozniak/Worthington) to adopt Resolution No.64077–N.S. Ayes-Moore, Anderson, Spring, Capitelli, Olds, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Absent - Maio

c Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 0 speakers.  M/S/C (Moore/Maio) to close the public hearing.
Action: M/S/C (Maio/Moore) to adopt Resolution No.64,078–N.S.  Ayes– Maio, Moore, Anderson, Spring, Capitelli, Olds, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates;

22. Public Hearing: FY 2009 Street Lighting Assessments (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution confirming the assessments in the Engineer's Report, dated April 2008, and authorize the levying of FY 2009 Assessments for Berkeley Street Lighting Assessment District No. 1982-1.
Financial Implications: See report. 
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing.  0 speakers.  M/S/C (Capitelli/Moore) to close the public hearing.
Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Moore) to adopt Resolution No.64,079 –N.S.  Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Spring, Capitelli, Olds, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates.

Recess- 9:00 p.m. – 9:12 p.m.

Action Calendar – Old Business

23. Direction on Possible Ballot Measures for the November 4, 2008 General Municipal Election (PDF) 
a. From: City Manager (PDF)

Recommendation:

  1. Discuss supplemental ballot measure survey conducted by David Binder Research and provide direction on the preparation of City initiated revenue ballot measures to be submitted to the voters at the November 4, 2008 municipal election.
  2. Provide comments to the City Attorney on text, title, and City Attorney's analysis for a possible charter amendment extending the timeline for redistricting after the decennial census. 

Financial Implications:
Contact: Lisa Caronna, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000

b. From City Manager (PDF)
Contact: Deanna Despain, Deputy City Clerk, 981-6900

Action: Presentation made by David Binder Research regarding the supplemental survey results.

  1.  M/S/C (Capitelli/Moore) to direct the City Manager to return on June 10, 2008 with draft language for the following City initiated revenue ballot measures: Fire and Disaster Preparedness Tax, Pools Bond and Library Seismic Safety Bond.
  2. M/S/C (Wozniak/Capitelli) to direct the City Manager to return to Council on June 10, 2008 with text, title and City Attorney analysis for a possible charter amendment extending the timeline for redistricting by 2 years after the decennial census.

Council Action Calendar

24. Revision of Peace and Justice Commission Recommendation: Supporting the People of Haiti (Continued from May 6, 2008) (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Maio, Anderson, Capitelli and Wozniak
Recommendation:

1) Call on all authorities in Haiti, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, the United States, Canada, France, and Brazil, Nepal, and Jordan (those countries who have the largest number of troops assigned) who consider themselves the friends of Haiti, to work for rapid implementation of the following:

a)      Release of all political prisoners,

b)      Guaranteed freedom of speech and assembly,

c)      The safe return of Human Rights Activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine,

d)      A thorough investigation of all allegations of United Nations troop raids in Cite Soleil and elsewhere regarding perpetration of violent attacks, rapes and sexual exploitation, and where misconduct has occurred, ensure the restoration of the subject villages homes and families, and compensation to innocent victims.

e)      All alleged violators to be brought to justice and duly punished if guilty, as was done in 2007 with 123 military personnel and one police officer.

f)      Withdrawal of all foreign occupying forces including the United Nations and United States forces and support democratic processes in governance.

2)   Call on members of the Bay Area Congressional Delegation to co-sponsor H.Res.241, which urges multilateral financial institutions to cancel completely and immediately Haiti’s debts to such institutions, specifically Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi [CA-8], Zoe Lofgren [CA-16], Anna Eshoo [CA-14], and George Miller [CA-7], and direct the City Manager to send letters to that effect to these representatives;

3)       Request Representative Barbara Lee [CA-9] to introduce legislation, similar to H.R.946, to establish an Independent Commission on the 2004 Coup d’Etat in the Republic of Haiti, and request Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein to introduce similar legislation to H.R.946 in the Senate, and support the amendment included in the FY2006 Foreign Operations Appropriations Conference Report prohibiting arms transfers and sales; and           

4)      Express our city’s solidarity with the people of Haiti to achieve much needed peace and improved living and working conditions and extend a standing invitation to President Aristide to once again visit the City of Berkeley. 

Financial Implications:  None
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110

Action: Moved to Consent Calendar. Approved Councilmember Maio’s revised recommendation to:

  1. Call on all authorities in Haiti, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, the United States, Canada, France, as well as Brazil, Nepal, and Jordan (those countries who have the large contigents of troops assigned to work for rapid implementation of the following:
    1. Release of all political prisoners
    2. Guaranteed freedom of speech and assembly,
    3. The safe return of Human Rights Activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine,
    4. A thorough investigation of all allegations of United Nations troop raids in Cite Soleil and elsewhere, regarding perpetration of violent attacks, rapes and sexual exploitation, and where misconduct has occurred, ensure the restoration of the subject villages homes and families, and compensation to innocent victims.
    5. All alleged violators to be brought to justice and duly punished if guilty, as was done in 2007 with 123 military personnel and one police officer.
    6. Withdrawal of foreign military forces from Haiti and support for democratic processes in governance.
    7. Jean-Bertand Aristide must be free to return to Haiti, in accordance with the  Haitian Constitution.
  2. Urge Senator Dianne Feinstein to support S 2261 with the Amendment passed in the House that adds a Sense of the Congress that, due to the current humanitarian and political instability in Haiti, including food shortages and political turmoil, the Secretary of the Treasury should use his influence to expedite the complete and immediate cancellation of Haiti's debts to all international financial institutions, or if such debt cancellation cannot be provided, to urge the institutions to immediately suspend the requirement that Haiti make further debt service payments on debts owed to the institutions.

3)       Request Representative Barbara Lee [CA-9] to introduce legislation to establish an Independent Commission on the 2004 Coup d’Etat in the Republic of Haiti, and request Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein to introduce similar legislation in the Senate; and

4)       Express our city’s solidarity with the people of Haiti to achieve much needed peace and improved living and working conditions, and extend a standing invitation to President Aristide to once again visit the City of Berkeley.

5) Direct the City Manager to send copies of this Resolution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, United States Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleeza Rice, Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, Representative Barbara Lee, President Rene Preval of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and the Ambassadors of Canada, France, and Brazil.

Council Action Calendar

25. Six-Month Citywide Moratorium on Cell Phone Antennas (PDF) 
From: Councilmembers Anderson, Spring and Worthington
Recommendation: Establish a six-month citywide moratorium on the issuance of all cell phone antenna permits until inadequacies in the current ordinance are addressed pursuant to the Precautionary Principle. 
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Max Anderson, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130
Action: Discussion held. Continued to June 10, 2008

Information Reports

26. Status Report: FY 2009-2010 Civic Arts Requests (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7530 
Action:  Received and filed.
 
27. Departmental Budget Monitoring Audit - Status Report (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000 
Action:  Received and filed.
 
28. Information Regarding Foreclosures in Berkeley (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Christine Daniel, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000
Action:  Received and filed.
 
29. Status Report: Accounts Payable Audit and Public Works Grant Audit (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action:  Received and filed.
 
30. Investment Report: Quarter Ended March 31, 2008 (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300 
Action:  Received and filed.
 
31. Proposition 13 Base Year Property Values and Proposition 8 Reassessment Information (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300 
Action:  Received and filed.
 
32. Audit: Marina Cash Handling Controls (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700 
Action:  Received and filed.

33. Audit: Nature Center Surprise Cash Count (PDF) 
From: City Manager
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700 
Action:  Received and filed.

34. Deferral of an Annual Increase in Marina Fees (To be delivered) (PDF)
From: Waterfront Commission
Contact: Ann Hardinger, Commission Secretary, 981-6700
Action:  Received and filed.

Public Comment – Including Items Not Listed on the Agenda – 0


 Adjournment – 11:20 p.m. in honor of Michael Rossman

Communications – 05/20/08 (PDF)

Item 23: Direction on Possible Ballot Measures for the November 4, 2008 General Municipal Election
1.  Roxana Hart
2.  Michael Katz, on behalf of Berkeleyans for Better Transportation Options

Final EIR Certification - Helios and Computational Research and Theory Buildings
3.  Barbara Henderson
4.  Gertrude Weil

Ashby Cigarette Shop
5.  Robin Wright

Evening Parking Meter Use
6.  Beth Weinberger

Marine Recruiting Office/Code Pink
Voluminous correspondence on file and available for viewing in the City Clerk’s Office

Supplemental Communications and Reports 1 (PDF)

Item 18: Support of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Nurses and California Nurses Association
7.  Warren Kirk, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Item 23: Direction on Possible Ballot Measures for the November 4, 2008 General Municipal Election
8.  Esther Park
9.  David Talley

Item 25: Six-Month Citywide Moratorium on Cell Phone Antennas
10. Wendy Alfsen, McKinley Addison Allston Grant Neighborhood Association
11. Erica Etelson

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2 (PDF)

Item 18: Support of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Nurses and California Nurses Association
12. California Nurses Association

Item 20: FY 2009 Biennial Budget Update - Public Hearing #1
13. Unknown

Item 21b: Citywide Fee Increases

  • Supplemental material, submitted by Planning & Development (see agenda item)

Item 23: Direction on Possible Ballot Measures for the November 4, 2008 General Municipal Election
14. Donna Corbeil, on behalf of the Board of Library Trustees
15. Jennifer Spencer
16. Unknown

 

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