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July 7
, 2009

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AGENDA
 
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 
TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009
 
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 – Susan Wengraf

District 3 – Max Anderson

District 7 – Kriss Worthington

District 4 – Jesse Arreguin

District 8 – Gordon Wozniak

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953.   Any member of the public may attend this meeting.  Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Deanna Despain, City Clerk, 981-6900.

The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda. The Mayor may exercise a two-minute speaking limitation to comments from Councilmembers.  Meetings will adjourn at 11:00 p.m. - any items outstanding at that time will be carried over to a date/time to be specified.


Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:

Ceremonial Matters: In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters.

City Manager Comments:  The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report.  The Council will not take action on such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for discussion.

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: Five persons selected by lottery will have two minutes each to address matters not on the Council agenda.  Persons wishing to address the Council on matters not on the Council agenda during the initial ten-minute period for such comment, must submit a name card to the City Clerk in person at the meeting location and prior to commencement of that meeting.  Five cards will be drawn by the City Clerk to determine the speakers who will be allowed to comment during the first round of public comment on non-agenda matters. The remainder of the speakers wishing to address the Council on non-agenda items will be heard at the end of the agenda. Name cards are not required for this second round of public comment on non-agenda matters.

Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only: The Council will take public comment on any items that are either on the amended Consent Calendar or the Information Calendar.  Up to three speakers will be entitled to two minutes each to speak in opposition to or support of a Consent Calendar Item.  The Presiding Officer will ask additional persons in the audience to stand to demonstrate their respective opposition to or support of the item.

In the event that there are more than three persons wishing to speak either in opposition to or support of a “Consent” item, the Presiding Officer will move the item to the beginning of the Action Calendar.  Prior to moving the item, the Presiding Officer will fully inform those persons in the audience of this process.

Consent Calendar

The Council will first determine whether to move items on the agenda for action or “Information” to the “Consent Calendar”, or move “Consent Calendar” items to action.  Items that remain on the “Consent Calendar” are voted on in one motion as a group.  “Information” items are not discussed or acted upon at the Council meeting unless they are moved to “Action” or “Consent”.

After hearing from public speakers regarding items remaining on the Consent Calendar, any Council Member may move any Information or Consent item to “Action”, however no additional items can be moved onto the Consent Calendar at that point.  Following this, the Council will vote on the items remaining on the Consent Calendar in one motion.

For items removed from the Consent Calendar to the Action Calendar for additional public comment, at the time the matter is taken up during the Action Calendar, public comment will be limited to persons who have not previously addressed that item during the Consent Calendar related public comment period.

1.   Lease Agreements for 2134 Martin Luther King Way and 2031 Sixth Street and Purchase and Sale Agreement for 2031 Sixth Street (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: 
Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,096–N.S. authorizing execution of leases of 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way and 2031 Sixth Street and a Purchase and Sale Agreement for 2031 Sixth Street.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes
Financial Implications: See report
Contact:  Christine Daniel, City Manager’s Office, 981-7000

2.   Lease Agreement for Grove Street Recreation Center Site (Oregon Street Gym) (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
  Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,097–N.S. authorizing execution of a lease of the Grove Street Recreation Center from the Berkeley Unified School District.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Christine Daniel, City Manager’s Office, 981-7000

3.   Levying a Special Tax for FY 2010 to Fund the Provision of Library Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,098–N.S. to set the FY 2010 tax rate for the Library Services Tax at $0.1582 (15.82 cents) per square foot for dwelling units and $0.2393 (23.93 cents) per square foot for industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

4.   Sweatshop Free Ordinance (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,099–N.S. adding Chapter 13.97 to the BMC mandating that vendors supplying apparel to the City of Berkeley provide information regarding the factories where the goods are manufactured. 
First Reading Vote:  All Ayes
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

5.   Lease Agreement: 80 Bolivar Drive (North Building) in Aquatic Park with Waterside Workshop (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt the second reading of Ordinance No. 7,100–N.S. authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Waterside Workshop to use the North Building at 80 Bolivar Drive in Aquatic Park for a lease term anticipated to begin September 1, 2009 and ending August 31, 2011.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes
Financial Implications: Parks Tax Revenue - $317
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

6.   Amending BMC Chapter 6.24 Municipal Off-Street Parking Lots to Include Pay-and-Display Stations (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt the second reading of Ordinance No. 7,101–N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 6.24 Municipal Off-Street Parking Lots to include pay-and-display stations, and authority to designate locations for vehicle-sharing pods, by: 1.   Adding Section 6.24.013, Section 6.24.025, Section 6.24.093, Section 6.24.096, Section 6.24.103, and Section 6.24.135; and 2.  Amending Section 6.24.020, Section 6.24.030, Section 6.24.040, Section 6.24.050, Section 6.24.070, Section 6.24.080, Section 6.24.090, Section 6.24.100, and Section 6.24.120.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

7.   FY 2010 Annual Appropriations Ordinance (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,102–N.S. adopting the FY 2010 Annual Appropriations Ordinance (AAO) in the amount of $382,659,412 (gross appropriations) and $333,355,332 (net appropriations).
First Reading Vote: All Ayes
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000

8.   Organizational Ordinance Updates (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,103–N.S. amending Berkeley Municipal Code Sections 2.50.010, 2.50.020, 2.50.030, 2.50.040, 2.50.050, 2.50.060, 2.61.020, 2.62.010, 2.62.020, 2.62.030, and 2.60.040 to reflect organizational changes.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000

9.   Repeal and Reenactment of Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 9.32 (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt first reading of an Ordinance repealing and reenacting Chapter 9.32 of the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney's Office, 981-6950

10.  Loan Terms Amendment: Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music - Freight and Salvage (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution extending the repayment schedule of the bridge loan to the Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music (Society) that was approved by the City Council on May 5, 2009 (Resolution No. 64,426-N.S.) for the construction of the new Freight and Salvage venue at 2020-2026 Addison Street.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Michael Caplan, Economic Development, 981-7000

11.  Minutes for Approval (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Approve the minutes for the Council meeting of June 23, 2009 (regular).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk Department, 981-6900

12.  Revised 2009 City Council Meeting Schedule (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution 64,180-N.S. to revise the 2009 City Council regular meeting schedule, adding a meeting on July 23, 2009.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk Department, 981-6900

13.  Formal Bid Solicitation and Request for Proposal Scheduled For Possible Issuance in the Next 30 Days (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Approve the request for proposals or invitation for bids (attached to staff report) that will be, or are planned to be, issued upon final approval by the requesting department or division.  All contracts over the City Manager's threshold will be returned to Council for final approval.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $234,462
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

14.  FY 2010 Transportation Development Act Article 3 Fund Allocation (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit an allocation request to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for Transportation Development Act Article 3 funds in the amount of $30,000 in FY 2010 for The Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Education Project; to accept the funds, execute any resultant agreements and amendments and authorize the implementation of the project, subject to securing the funds; and making the necessary findings.
Financial Implications: Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Education Program - $30,000 (revenue)
Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

15.  Contract: Public Health Laboratory Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments with UNILAB CORPORATION, dba Quest Diagnostics, for the provision of clinical public health laboratory services for the period of August 16, 2009 through June 30, 2010 in an amount not to exceed $225,000.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $225,000
Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

16.  Nomination of Ms. Aydan Aysoy to a County Paratransit Advisory Group (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution nominating Ms. Aydan Aysoy to serve as the City of Berkeley's citizen representative on the Paratransit Advisory Planning Committee (PAPCO) of the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400

17.  Contract No. 6388 Amendment: California Conservation Corps for Hazardous Vegetation Reduction Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 6388 with the California Conservation Corps to increase the contract amount by $44,000 for a new total amount not to exceed $470,000 and extend the contract through October 31, 2009.
Financial Implications: Parks Tax Fund - $44,000
Contact: William Rogers, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700

18.  Contract: 2009-10 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Grant (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a grant contract and any subsequent amendments with the State of California to accept Fiscal Year 2010 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Grant funding in the amount of $75,000 and appropriate the funds to enforce laws to prohibit furnishing alcohol to minors and possession of alcohol by persons under the age of 21, as well as other alcohol-related crimes.
Financial Implications: Alcohol Beverage Control Fund - $75,000
Contact: Douglas N. Hambleton, Police, 981-5900

19.  All-Way Stop at Eastshore Highway and Hearst Avenue (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the placement of stop signs on the northbound approach of Eastshore Highway at Hearst Avenue, creating a three-way stop at this intersection.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

20.  Contract No. 5889 Amendment: JACO Environmental, Inc. for Hauling and Recycling Refrigerated Appliances from the Transfer Station (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 5089 with JACO Environmental, Inc. for hauling and recycling refrigerated appliances from the Berkeley Transfer Station, increasing the amount by $25,000, for a total amount not to exceed $225,000, and extending the term to June 30, 2010.
Financial Implications: Refuse Fund - $25,000
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

21.  Repeal and Reenact BMC Chapter 17.12 - Flood Zone Development Ordinance (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt first reading of an Ordinance to repeal and reenact Chapter 17.12 of the Berkeley Municipal Code regulating flood zone development, to comply with current National Flood Insurance Program requirements.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

22.  Request for Two Additional Parks and Recreation Commission Meetings in 2009 (PDF)
From: Parks and Recreation Commission
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution approving two additional Parks and Recreation Commission meetings for calendar year 2009.
Financial Implications: None.
Contact: Virginia Aiello, Commission Secretary, 981-6700

Council Consent Items

23.  Reappointments and Vacancy Announcements - Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) Board of Commissioners (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates
Recommendation:
1.   Publicly announce a vacancy on the BHA Board of Commissioners.
2.   Schedule the appointment of a new Commissioner and the reappointment of tenant representatives Adolph Moody and Dorothy Hunt to the BHA Board of Commissioners for the City Council Meeting of September 22, 2009.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

24.  Relinquishment of Council Office Budget: Fourth Annual Berkeley International Food Festival (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Moore and Maio
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution to approve the expenditure, not to exceed $500 with funds relinquished to the City’s General Fund from Councilmembers discretionary Council Office Budgets to contribute to the 4th Annual Berkeley International Food Festival.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Councilmember Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

25.  Relinquishment of Council Office Budget for Berkeley Juneteenth Festival (PDF)
From: Councilmember Anderson
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution to approve the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 to the Berkeley Juneteenth Festival with funds relinquished to the City’s General Fund for this purpose from any participating Councilmember’s Council Office Budget to be used for operations and security at the 2009 Berkeley Juneteenth Festival.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Max Anderson, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130

26.  Relinquishment of Council Office Budget for Berkeley Juneteenth Association, Inc. (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution to approve the expenditure of $200 to the Berkeley Juneteenth Festival with funds relinquished to the City’s General Fund for this purpose from Councilmember Worthington’s Council Office Budget to be used for operations and security at the 2009 Berkeley Juneteenth Festival.
Financial Implications: Councilmember Worthington's Discretionary Budget - $200
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

27.  City Sponsorship of the 35th Annual Solano Stroll (PDF)
From: Councilmember Capitelli
Recommendation:
That the City of Berkeley cosponsor the 2009 Solano Stroll to be held on Solano Avenue on Sunday, September 13, 2009; that the Council 1) give permission for use of the name of the City of Berkeley and the City's logo in media coverage of the Solano Avenue Stroll (this includes print, internet, radio and television media); and 2) provide services from Police, Transportation and Public Works departments as have been provided in the past.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150

28.  Revisions to the Policies Regarding Minor Encroachments to the Public Right of Way (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Capitelli, Wengraf and Anderson
Recommendation:
Request that the City Manager direct staff to:
1.  Propose a revision to BMC 16.18 that would streamline and simplify the granting of encroachment permits for residential properties under certain circumstances, excluding the city right of ways designated as pathways
2.  Make enforcement of minor encroachments into the public right of way the lowest enforcement priority for City staff, with the exception of safety hazards, such as but not limited to sight-line impairments until new regulations are developed for approval of encroachment permits (as discussed in this item) and
3.  Insure that the Public Works Commission and any other appropriate commissions review any such regulations.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150

29.  City Co-Sponsorship of the PACES Celebration of the 89th Birthday of Cragmont Rock Park on October 4th, 2009 (PDF)
From: Councilmember Wengraf
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution co-sponsoring the PACES (a dance/poetry collaborative performing company) Celebrates Cragmont Rock Park's 89th Birthday on October 4th, 2009 at Cragmont Rock Park.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160

30.  Relinquishment of Council Office Budget: Wee Poets 25th Year Anniversary Fundraiser (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution to approve the expenditure, not to exceed $2,500 to Wee Poets 25th year Anniversary Fundraiser with funds relinquished to the City’s General Fund for this purpose from Councilmember Worthington’s Council Office.
Financial Implications: Councilmember Worthington's Discretionary Budget - $2,500
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

Action Calendar

After the initial ten minutes of public comment on non-agenda items and public comment and action on consent items, the public may comment on each remaining item listed on the agenda for action as the item is taken up.  Where an item was moved from the Consent Calendar to Action no speaker who has already spoken on that item would be entitled to speak to that item again.

The Presiding Officer will request that persons wishing to speak line up at the podium to determine the number of persons interested in speaking at that time. Up to ten (10) speakers may speak for two minutes.  If there are more than ten persons interested in speaking, the Presiding Officer may limit the public comment for all speakers to one minute per speaker. Speakers are permitted to yield their time to one other speaker, however no one speaker shall have more than four minutes.  The Presiding Officer may, with the consent of persons representing both sides of an issue, allocate a block of time to each side to present their issue.

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

Staff shall introduce the public hearing item and present their comments.  The Presiding Officer will then request that persons wishing to speak, line up at the podium to be recognized and to determine the number of persons interested in speaking at that time.

Up to ten (10) speakers may speak for two minutes.  If there are more than ten persons interested in speaking, the Presiding Officer may limit the public comment for all speakers to one minute per speaker. Speakers are permitted to yield their time to one other speaker, however no one speaker shall have more than four minutes. The Presiding Officer may with the consent of persons representing both sides of an issue allocate a block of time to each side to present their issue.

31.  Fees: Establishing Refuse and Organics Collection Rates (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Conduct a public hearing, complete the majority protest process required by Proposition 218 as adopted by Council Resolution 64,424-N.S., and upon the conclusion of the public hearing, if there is no majority protest, adopt a Resolution setting rates for residential and commercial refuse collection, recycling and special services, and amending Resolution No. 63,355-N.S., sections 1 - 20, effective July 12, 2009.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Tracy Vesely, Budget Manager, 981-7000

32.  Bonds Issuance Not to Exceed $10 Million for The Wesley Foundation at the University of California, Berkeley (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Conduct a public hearing to receive testimony from any members of the public interested in matters related to the issuance by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (the "Authority") of revenue bonds for the Wesley Foundation in an amount not to exceed $10 million, and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution approving issuance of the revenue bonds by the Authority.
Financial Implications: No city funds are involved with this item.
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300

Action Calendar - New Business

33.  Voting Delegates - League of California Cities (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Designate a voting delegate and alternate for the business meeting of the Annual League of California Cities meeting to be held on Friday, September 18, 2009, at the San Jose Convention Center.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $550
Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk Department, 981-6900

34.  Downtown Area Plan: EIR Certification & CEQA Findings; Adoption of General Plan Amendments; and Adoption of Downtown Area Plan (PDF)
Supplemental Agenda Material (PDF)
Revised materials (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
 
1. Adopt Resolution certifying EIR and making required CEQA findings;
2. Adopt Resolution amending General Plan for consistency with Downtown Area Plan;
3. Adopt Resolution approving the Downtown Area Plan.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

35.  Berkeley Way Lot Parking Rate Structure (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Adopt a Resolution establishing a parking rate structure specifically for the Berkeley Way Off-Street Municipal Parking Lot that: 1.  Increases the Pay-and-Display (P&D) station parking rate to $2.00 per hour for the first two hours, and $3 per hour for the 3rd and 4th hours of parking in this lot; and 2.  Increases the cost of the 12-minute minimum parking time that must be purchased by coin or credit/debit card at a P&D station from 25¢ to 40¢.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

36.  Zoning Ordinance Revisions to Encourage Economic Development in the Downtown (PDF)
From: Planning Commission
Recommendation:
Adopt first reading of an Ordinance with amendments to Berkeley Municipal Code Sections 23E.68.030, 23E.68.040, and 23E.16.040 that would help reduce the cost and time required to change or establish revenue-generating uses in the Downtown.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jordan Harrison, Commission Secretary, 981-7400

 Action Calendar - Council Items

37.  740 Heinz – Certify ZAB And LPC Actions For Review And Set Public Hearing For July 23, 2009 (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates
Recommendation: Request that the City Council:
1)     Consider certification of the Zoning Adjustments Board’s (ZAB) and Landmarks Preservation Commission’s (LPC) actions regarding Use Permit and Variance #05-10000017 and Demolition Permit #05-40000019, for the project at 740 Heinz, for review by the Council, and
2)     Add this item on the Council’s agenda for the July 23, 2009 Council meeting.  Alternatively, if the ZAB and LPC fail to act on the project at their July 2, 2009 joint meeting, take no action.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

38.  1200 Ashby Avenue – Certify ZAB Action For Review And Set Public Hearing For July 23, 2009 (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates
Recommendation:
Request that the City Council:
1)     Consider certification the Zoning Adjustments Board’s (ZAB) action regarding Use Permit Modification #09-70000010, for the project at 1200 Ashby Avenue, for review by the Council, and
2)     Add this item on the Council’s agenda for the July 23, 2009 Council meeting.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

39.  3240 Sacramento Street – Certify ZAB Action For Review And Set Public Hearing For July 23, 2009 (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates
Recommendation:
Request that the City Council:
1)     Consider certification of the Zoning Adjustments Board’s (ZAB) action regarding Use Permit #08-10000127, for the project at 3240 Sacramento, for review by the Council, and
2)      Add this item on the Council’s agenda for the July 23, 2009 Council meeting.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

40.  Request for City Comments on the High Energy Plasma Laser Accelerator (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation:
Direct the City Manager/Planning Director to formally submit comments on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Assessment for a proposed High Energy Plasma Laser Accelerator to be located at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and to ask that DOE/LBNL 1) mail individual notices regarding this project to the closest, potentially impacted residences in Northeast Berkeley and 2) extend the comment period to 60 days due to the summer holiday season.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

Information Reports

41.  2020 Vision for Children and Youth-First Year Accomplishments (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager's Office, 981-7000

42.  Evaluation of Request to Establish 15 MPH Speed Limits on Streets Around Schools (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

43.  Unrepresented Temporary Employee (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

44.**Removed from agenda by City Manager**Status Report on the Aquatic Park Cleaning Project

Public Comment – Including Items Not Listed on the Agenda – 

Adjournment

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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Item 34: Downtown Area Plan: EIR Certification & CEQA Findings; Adoption of General Plan Amendments; and Adoption of Downtown Area Plan
1.      Phil Kamlarz, City Manager
2.      Nancy Skowbo, on behalf of AC Transit

Bevatron Demolition
3.      Mark Chekal-Bain, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Sidewalk Fall
4.      Julie Aquino

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(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903
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