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Regular Meeting Annotated Agenda
October 28
, 2008

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ANNOTATED AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

7:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

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 – vacant

District 8 – Gordon Wozniak

 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:  7:00 p.m.  All present.

Ceremonial Matters:

  1. Flora Madlock
  2. Emelda Rideau
  3. S.E.E.D.S
  4. Kirk McCarthy – A.C.C.I Gallery

City Manager Comments: 

  1. Climate Action Plan comment period extended to January 16, 2009
  2. Berkeley Project Day – November 15, 2008

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: 5

Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only: 1

Consent Calendar

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

1. Amendment to Trespassing Ordinance, BMC 13.52.020 (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,064–N.S. amending Section 13.52.020 of the Berkeley Municipal Code regulating trespassing.
Financial Implications: None
First Reading Vote: Ayes: Maio, Anderson, Capitelli, Olds, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Absent: Moore
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney’s Office, 981-6950
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,064–N.S.

2. Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled For Possible Issuance in the Next 30 Days (PDF) 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the attached 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: Sanitary Sewer Operation - $670,000
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action:  Approved recommendation.

3. Maximum Taxicab Fare Rate Increase (PDF) 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution amending Section C of Resolution No. 58, 489–N.S. to increase the maximum taxicab fare rate from $2.40 to $3.00 for the flag drop, from $.0.24 to $0.26 per 1/10 mile, and Waiting Time or Traffic Delay to $26.00 per hour or $0.26 for each 36 seconds, effective November 3, 2008.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,237–N.S.

4. Contract Signature Authorization (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution acknowledging that the City Manager and his/her designated representatives are authorized to enter into and execute formal agreements with the County of Alameda, and sign invoices, financial documents, and similar binding documents on behalf of the City of Berkeley.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,238–N.S.

5. Contract: Transition Age Youth Program (PDF) 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with Youth Emergency Assistance Hostel (YEAH!) to provide the City with a program for supportive daytime activities for transition age youth in an amount not to exceed $100,000 for the period December 1, 2008 through November 31, 2009.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,239–N.S.

6. Contract No. 7489 Amendment: Enterprise Server Bus Software ("Middleware") (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No.  7489 with Software AG (formerly WebMethods) for licensing/maintenance of enterprise server bus software ("middleware") and related services increasing the amount by $140,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $280,000, and extending the contract term to June 30, 2010.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Donna LaSala, Information Technology, 981-6500
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,240–N.S.

7. Contract No. 7344 Amendment: Gilman Fields Project Wetland Mitigation - LSA Associates (PDF) 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 7344 with LSA Associates, Inc. for environmental consulting services for the Gilman Fields Project by $5,000 for a total not to exceed $41,336 and extending the term through December 31, 2009.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $41,336
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,241–N.S.

8. Contract No. R7572 Amendment of License Agreement with Young Kim dba Bay Point Sales (bait shop at Berkeley Marina) (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the license agreement Contract No. R7572 with Young Kim doing business as Bay Point Sales at 225 University Avenue in Berkeley, California that commenced on April 22, 2008 and runs through December 31, 2014. 
Financial Implications: Marina Enterprise Fund - $156,473 (revenue)
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,242–N.S.

9. Grant and Contract: 2008 COPS Technology Program (PDF) 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept $93,530 in Federal funds from the U. S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) 2008 Technology Program to be used for equipment and technology in conjunction with the Public Safety Information Technology Project.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Douglas N. Hambleton, Police, 981-5900
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,243–N.S.

10. Contract No. 6977 Amendment: Chrisp Company for Thermoplastic Roadway Markings (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 6977 with Chrisp Company for thermoplastic roadway markings increasing the amount by $5,663 for a total not to exceed $1,205,663 for the period June 1, 2006 through May 31, 2009.
Financial Implications: Traffic Congestion Relief Fund -  $5,663
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,244–N.S.

11. Contract No. 6278A Amendment: St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County for Mattress Hauling and Recycling Services (PDF)
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 6278A with St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc. to haul and recycle mattresses from the Berkeley Transfer Station, increasing the amount by $240,000 for a total amount not to exceed $578,000, and extending the term an additional 32 months to include the period February 1, 2004 through June 30, 2011.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 64,245–N.S.

Council Consent Items

12. Referral to Parks and Recreation Commission: List of Street Trees Suitable for Planting (PDF) 
From: Councilmembers Olds and Capitelli
Recommendation: Refer to the Parks and Recreation Commission a request to propose a list of street trees suitable for planting that will not grow up into the PG&E lines to prevent the mutilation and hideous pruning of our street trees.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Betty Olds, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160
Action:  Approved recommendation.

13. Dog Use at Great Stone Face Park (PDF)
From:  Councilmember Capitelli
Recommendation: Request the City Manager to direct Parks staff to research and study which legal or physical options may exist to create some legal off-leash dog use at Great Stone Face Park.  Such things as limited hours, fencing or any other practice in use in other jurisdictions should be considered.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember District 5, 981-7150
Action:  Approved recommendation.

14. Referral To City Manager: Research Limiting Plastic Bottle Use In Public Operations (PDF)
From:  Mayor Bates
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to research the feasibility of limiting plastic bottle use in the City of Berkeley’s operations.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
Action:  Approved recommendation.

Action Calendar

15. Presentation: South and West Berkeley Community Safety (PDF) 
Contact: Lisa Caronna, Deputy City Manager, 981-7000
Action: Presentation made and discussion held.

Information Reports

16. Audit Update: Purchase Order Audit - Select Public Works Divisions at the Corporation Yard (PDF)
From: City Manger
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Received and filed.

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

Adjourned at 9:47 p.m.

Communications
None

Supplemental Communications and Reports 1

Item 15: Presentation: South and West Berkeley Community Safety
1.  Laura Menardd

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2

Item 15: Presentation:  South and West Berkeley Community Safety

  • Supplemental materials, submitted by Police Department (see agenda item) 

2.  Tom Luce

 

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