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March 23, 2010

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AGENDA
 
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
 
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, CMC, 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.

From: Planning Commission
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,129-N.S. allowing for:
•     An exception to Section 6.16.020 Burials and maintenance of cemeteries prohibited, to allow for columbaria
•     Modifications to the following Residential and Commercial district Sections to allow for columbaria: Amending Berkeley Municipal Code Sections 6.16.020, 23D.16.030, 23D.20.030, 23D.28.030, 23D.32.030, 23D.36.030, 23D.40.030, 23D.44.030, 23E.36.030, 23E.40.030, 23E.44.030, 23E.48.030, 23E.52.030, 23E.56.030, 23E.60.030, 23E.64.030, 23E.68.030
First Reading Vote: Ayes: Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Wengraf, Wozniak, Bates.  Noes: Arreguin, Worthington.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jordan Harrison, Commission Secretary, 981-7400
 
From: Planning Commission
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,130–N.S. to amend BMC 23E.68.030 and BMC 23E.16.040.A  (1) to require an Administrative Use Permit (rather than a Use Permit Public Hearing) to establish on-site beer and wine service with meals in quick-service restaurants that (a) are more than 200 feet from a residential district and (b) allow no sale of alcohol for off-site consumption; and (2) to clarify that establishing retail sales of alcoholic beverages requires a Use Permit Public Hearing, as currently specified within BMC 23E.16.040.A, not an Administrative Use Permit.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jordan Harrison, Commission Secretary, 981-7400
 
From: Community Environmental Advisory Commission
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,131–N.S. amending section 19.28.060, exempting wood burning cooking devices from the ordinance controls.
First Reading Vote: All Ayes. 
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Nabil Al-Hadithy, Commission Secretary, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Section 7.20.020 to explicitly adopt the "pay first/litigate later" rule that has long been relied upon by cities and counties throughout the state.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of January 26, 2010 (regular), February 23, 2010 (special and regular) and March 9, 2010 (special and regular).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk, 981-6900
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a citywide contract and any amendments with Brink's U.S., a Division of Brink's, Incorporated, to provide armored transport services at various City locations and facilities for the period of May 1, 2010 to April 30, 2012 for an amount not to exceed $450,000 for the three year period.  Also authorize an option to extend the contract for two additional 1 year periods for a total of 5 years, subject to the City's annual budget appropriation process for a total authorized amount not to exceed $750,000.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
 
Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions: 
1    Confirming the appointment of Standby Officers for the Mayor and each Councilmember to serve in the event the elected official is unavailable during an emergency, and rescinding Resolution No. 63,126-N.S.;
2    Approving the designated line of succession to the position of Director of Emergency Services in the event of an officially declared disaster, and rescinding Resolution No. 63,908-N.S.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Debra Pryor, Fire, 981-3473
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:  1) ratifying the submittal of six grant applications to the Area Agency on Aging to support the Nutrition and Social Service programs in the Aging Services Division, Housing and Community Services Department, and if funded, 2) authorizing the City Manager or his designee to accept the funds and execute any related contracts and amendments.  Grants to be effective July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 with one year extensions for three additional years at the discretion of Area Agency on Aging.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept grant awards from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to renew the following four Shelter Plus Care grants: 1) $1,929,120 for tenant-based rental assistance for the period May 24, 2010 through May 23, 2011; 2) $121,704 for sponsor-based rental assistance for the Pathways Project for the period June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011, with Bonita House, Inc. as the project sponsor; 3) $117,648 for sponsor-based rental assistance for the Supportive Housing Network for the period of June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011, with Resources for Community Development as the project sponsor; and 4) $449,784 in tenant-based rental assistance for the Collaborative Opportunities to Address Chronic Homelessness (COACH) grant.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with the County of Alameda for Shelter Plus Care funds in the amount of $231,672, to provide tenant-based rental assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS for the 12-month period of March 1, 2009 through February 28, 2010.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to amend Resolution No. 64,174-N.S. (Classification and Salary Resolution for SEIU Local 1021 Community Services Chapter) to correct an error in the salary range for the classification of Vector Control Technician for the period of June 29, 2009 through June 23, 2012.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution waiving competitive solicitation and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Rising Sun Energy Center to perform energy efficiency testing and improvements to homes owned by moderate income residents of the City of Berkeley for a total amount not to exceed $157,500 for the period of April 1, 2010 through August 31, 2012.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the schedule for Planning Commission and City Council public hearings, meetings, and action on proposed revisions to the Downtown Area Plan (DAP).
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution increasing the City Manager authority threshold of $100,000 for vehicle equipment by $200,000 for a total not to exceed $300,000 for FY 2010.
Financial Implications: Equipment Replacement Fund - $300,000
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application to the Caltrans Community-Based Transportation Planning program to update the Berkeley Bicycle Plan and Bicycle Boulevard Design Tools and Guidelines in the amount of $300,000; and accept the grants awarded, and execute any resultant agreements and amendments.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute annual purchase orders for tires for City owned vehicles and equipment with Wilson Way Tire Company in an amount not to exceed $715,000 for FY 2010 through FY 2015.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 8153 with Comtech Communications for the City's new Fire Station Alerting System increasing the contract amount by $57,640 for a new total amount not to exceed $381,167.
Financial Implications: Measure G Funds - $57,640
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:
1    Approving the plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Project, 10-10514-C, located on Sacramento Street from University Avenue to Dwight Way.
2    Accepting the bid of the lowest responsive responsible bidder, D’Arcy and Harty Construction, Inc.
3    Authorizing the execution of a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specification, in an amount not to exceed $300,000 for the period of 90 calendar days from the date of the execution of the contract.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:
1    Approving the plans and specifications for the Sanitary Sewer Project, 10-10515-C, located on Sacramento Street from Dwight Way to Ashby Avenue.
2    Accepting the bid of the lowest responsive responsible bidder, Harty Pipelines, Inc.
3    Authorizing the execution of a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specification, in an amount not to exceed $1,080,000 for the period of 90 calendar days from the date of the execution of the contract.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order for one waste handler wheel loader with Pape Machinery in an amount not to exceed $300,030.
Financial Implications: Equipment Replacement Fund - $300,030
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the filing of an application for federal Jobs for Main Street Act of 2010 funding and stating the assurance to complete the Sacramento Street Rehabilitation project.
Financial Implications: Federal Grant (ISTEA) - $1,619,000
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
 
Council Consent Items
 
From: Mayor Bates and Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation:
1    Co-sponsorship of the Center Street Art Walk, a two month pilot project organized and managed by a partnership that includes Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA), the Oxcent Group and Another Bullwinkel Show.
2    Allowing use of the City logo on event materials
3    Payment of event fees not to exceed $2,000 from the FY 2010 Street Events and Festivals budget. 
Financial Implications: $2,000
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
 
From: Councilmember Moore 
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager evaluate what impact Oakland's gang injunction may have on Berkeley and return with findings on the City Council's June 22nd meeting.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120
 
From: Councilmember Moore
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting H.R.4687, the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Exchange Expansion and Job Creation Act of 2010, and for the City Clerk to send a letter with a copy of the resolution to Speaker Pelosi, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and Senators Feinstein and Boxer.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120
 
From: Councilmember Arreguin and Mayor Bates
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of $ 1,100 to the Berkeley Congregations Organizing for Action (BOCA) with funds relinquished to the City's general fund for this purpose from Councilmember Arreguin's discretionary Council Office Budget ($1,000) and Mayor Bates discretionary Council Office Budget ($100)
Financial Implications: $1,100
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
 
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to approve the expenditure of $1,000 to the Downtown Berkeley Association with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from Councilmember Arreguín’s discretionary Council Office Budget.
Financial Implications: $1,000
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
 
        Revised materials (PDF) 
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting SB 1304, which will grant the right of employees to utilize paid leave for the purposes of bone marrow donation.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
 
From: Councilmembers Capitelli and Wengraf
Recommendation: Request that the City Manager refer to staff and the Public Works Commission, the need for a policy and guidelines for enabling the charging of electric vehicles in residential areas adjacent to or within the public right of way for residents who do not have access to off-street parking.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember, District 5, 981-7150
 
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Arreguin and Wengraf
Recommendation: Adopt a Holocaust Remembrance Day proclamation for the 8th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day event.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
 
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Arreguin and Wengraf
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of $1,007 to the Holocaust Remembrance Day Event with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from Councilmember Worthington, Councilmember Arreguin and Councilmember Wengraf’s discretionary Council Office Budgets.
Financial Implications: $1,007
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
 
From: Councilmember Worthington 
Recommendation: Adopt a Proclamation declaring April 24, 2010 Armenian Genocide commemoration day in Berkeley.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
 
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Send a letter to Senator Loni Hancock and Assembly member Nancy Skinner supporting the Overdose Treatment Act (AB 2145).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
 
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Maio and Wengraf 
Recommendation: Send a letter to President Obama requesting leadership to ratify CEDAW, the critically important women's rights treaty by calling upon the U.S. Senate to conduct hearings and finalize ratification of CEDAW.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
 
From: Councilmembers Worthington and Arreguin
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution urging the UC Regents to pass the UC Dream Scholarship proposal for Undocumented Students.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
 
From: Councilmembers Wozniak, Capitelli and Wengraf
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to explore the feasibility of establishing a link on the City's website to mail management services for the residents of Berkeley and report back to Council by the end of April 2010.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180
 
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.  This is followed by five-minute presentations each by the appellant and applicant.  The Presiding Officer will 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.
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and either:
1    Adopt a Resolution approving an Administrative Use Permit (AUP) #09-20000161to establish a commercial Laundromat within a mixed-use building comprising five commercial tenant spaces and ten residential condominiums.
or
2    Direct staff to return on April 20, 2010 with a resolution and findings to deny the Administrative Use Permit.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
b.  Communications
1.    Robert McTavish
2.    Michiko Ishikawa
3.    Lucy Rudolph
4.    Jason Meggs
5.    Tom and Jane Graly
6.    Patricia Mayeda
7.    Susan Godes
8.    Linda Foy
9.    Lewis Dolinsky
10. Amy Kaufman and Harry Saddler
11. Jeffrey Knapp
12. Marcy McGaugh
13. Scott Pesetsky
14. Vincent Abeyta
15. Peter Shelton
16. Ron Heglin
17. Nina Lyons
18. Mary Skinner and Judith Moore
19. Steve Medbery
20. Henry Sobel
21. Susan Malone
22. Mausmi Mehta, Ph.D and Paul Deeds
23. Steven Rossen
24. Myah Evers
25. Herbert L. Strauss
26. Mahnee Titus
27. Mark Schulz
 
Action Calendar – Old Business
 
a. From: Councilmember Moore
Recommendation: Reallocate the Housing Trust Fund reservation for 1200 Ashby that was originally approved at the July 23, 2009 City Council meeting.  This reallocation would be reserved through June 30, 2010 and would be contingent upon partnering with a non-profit developer and the City Manager’s approval of the financing package.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120
 
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
1)   Direct the City Manager to continue to work with the developer of Ashby Arts to assess the feasibility of the project as part of the current Housing Trust Fund (HTF) allocation process, along with ten other applications.
2)   Waive the HTF Guidelines to allow Housing staff to consider both the Ashby Arts and Strawberry Creek Lodge projects for funding as a formal part of the current HTF round.
3)   If the Council desires to maintain the Prince Hall Arms site as affordable housing, direct the City Manager to delay the foreclosure action for six months to allow staff to investigate development alternatives.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing and Community Services, 981-5400
 
From: Housing Advisory Commission
Contact: Kristen Lee, Commission Secretary, 981-5400
 
Action Calendar – New Business
 
       Presentation (PDF) 
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Presentation and discussion regarding the possibility of forwarding a build alternative to AC Transit for study in its Final Environmental Impact Study/Report (FEIS/R).
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400
 
Action Calendar – Council Items
 
From: Councilmember Anderson
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution in support of the universal periodic review to the United Nations from the City of Berkeley.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Max Anderson, Councilmember, District 3, 981-7130
 
a. From: Councilmembers Arreguin, Maio and Worthington
Recommendation: 
1.         Adopt a Resolution supporting landscape architect Walter Hood's proposed conceptual design for a Strawberry Creek Plaza on Center Street between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue, directing the City Manager to refer the proposed conceptual design to staff for review and to work with Ecocity Builders and Citizens for a Strawberry Creek Plaza in developing a plan for technical study and design development and work with Ecocity Builders and Citizens for a Strawberry Creek Plaza to actively identify possible funding sources both public and private and to apply for the capital needed to raise the monies needed to execute the project.  
2.         Request that the City Manager report back to Council in 6 months with a report on the progress financing and the development of a plan for implementation of the proposed project.
Financial Implications: Staff time
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
 
Information Reports
 
From: City Manager
Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300
 
From: City Manager
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
 
From: City Manager
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

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 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.
 
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Deanna Despain, CMC, City Clerk


Communications (PDF) 

Council rules limit action on Communications to referral to the City Manager and/or Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations. All communications submitted to Council are public record.

Item 38: Presentation and Discussion: Berkeley Rapid Transit Locally Preferred Alternative
1.    Steven Keller
2.    Dave Campbell, on behalf of the Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition
3.    Alan Tobey
4.    Marvin Frazier
5.    Emily Marthinsen, on behalf of the University of California, Berkeley
6.    Nancy Skowbo, on behalf of AC Transit
7.    Letters of Support (13 form letters on file in the City Clerk Office)

Item 40: Support of Walter Hood's Proposed Conceptual Design for a Strawberry Creek Plaza on Center Street between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue
8.    Alfredclinkscalesjr@***.com
9.    Kirstin Miller
10. Scott Fossel

Parker Place / GreenTRIP Certification
11. Anna Cheng

Green Metropolis Review
12. Patrick Kennedy

CALPIRG Press Conference
13. Caitlin Catalano

Corporations & Democracy
14. Jane Stillwater (2)
15. Tammy Pilisuk

Plastic Bag Ordinance
16. Eric Broder

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