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Regular Meeting Annotated Agenda
January 17, 2012

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ANNOTATED AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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

 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:00 p.m.  Councilmember Worthington absent.  Councilmember Worthington  present at 7:05 p.m.

Ceremonial Matters: 

  1. David W. McCauley, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

City Manager Comments:  None

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: 4 speakers.

Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only: 12 speakers.

Consent Calendar

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

1. Lease Agreement: 2547 8th Street (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,220–N.S. authorizing the Library to execute a 15 month lease agreement with two 2 month options with Dagovitz 05 Trust, Melvin Dagovitz, Trustee, (leasing agent West Coast Property Management) for real property located at 2547 8th Street, unit 12-A to house the tool lending library program during the construction phase of the South Branch Library, for the expected period extending from January 18, 2012 through July 31, 2013.
First Reading Vote: Ayes - Maio, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – None; Absent – Moore, Anderson.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Donna Corbeil, Library, 981-6100
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,220–N.S.

2. Ordinance Prohibiting Harassment of Bicyclists and Adding BMC Chapter 14.26 (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,221–N.S. prohibiting the harassment of bicyclists, which Council asked staff to draft at the September
27, 2011 Council meeting, and adding Chapter 14.26 to the Berkeley Municipal Code.
First Reading Vote: Ayes - Maio, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – None; Absent – Moore, Anderson.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
Action: Adopted second reading of Ordinance No. 7,221–N.S.

3. Proposed Amendments to Claim/Refund Ordinance, BMC Chapter 7.20 (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Sections 7.20.030 and 7.20.040 to require full verification of refund claims and ensure that service providers may only claim refunds after providing them to customers, amending Section 7.20.090 to conform to state law, and repealing Sections 7.20.045, 7.20.047, 7.20.048, 7.20.070 and 7.20.080 as obsolete.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
Action: Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 7,222–N.S.  Second reading scheduled for January 31, 2012.

4. Settlement of Paul Jones v. City of Berkeley (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the settlement of the Alameda County Superior Court Action No. RG11 569086 entitled Jones v. City of Berkeley, et al. in the amount of $43,000.
Financial Implications: Public Liability Fund - $43,000
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,568–N.S.

5. Settlement of Lisbeth Ann Bittle v. City of Berkeley (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the settlement of the Alameda County Superior Court Action No. RG 10 553794 entitled, Bittle v. City of Berkeley, et al., in the amount of $170,000.
Financial Implications: Public Liability Fund - $170,000
Contact: Zach Cowan, City Attorney, 981-6950
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,569–N.S.

6. Amending the Attendance Reporting Period for Commissions that Meet Quarterly, BMC Section 3.02.020 (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Section 3.02.020 to change the attendance reporting period for commissions that meet quarterly.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Mark Numainville, Acting City Clerk, 981-6900
Action: Adopted first reading of Ordinance No. 7,223–N.S.  Second reading scheduled for January 31, 2012.

7. Minutes for Approval (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the Council meetings of December 6, 2011 (special and regular), December 12 (special closed) and December 13, 2011 (special and regular).
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Mark Numainville, Acting City Clerk, 981-6900
Action: Approved minutes as submitted.

8. Updated Commissioners' Manual (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the updated edition of the Commissioners' Manual to include new requirements and clarifying current regulations regarding membership and the conduct of meetings, and commission procedures and rescinding Resolution No. 64,042-N.S.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Mark Numainville, Acting City Clerk, 981-6900
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,570–N.S.

9. 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 - $3,783,000
Contact: Robert Hicks, Finance, 981-7300
Action: Approved recommendation.

10. Community Services Block Grant Contract for Calendar Year 2012 (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to accept the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Contract Number 12F-4401 for the initial amount of $37,185, and execute any resultant agreements and amendments including amendments that increase the contract amount to provide low-income services for the period January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Jane Micallef, Housing, 981-5400
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,571–N.S.

11. Classification and Salary: Parking Enforcement Manager (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 64,250-N.S., Classification and Salary Resolution for Public Employees Union Local One, to establish the classification of Parking Enforcement Manager with a monthly salary range of $5,503 to $6,755, effective January 23, 2012, and abolish the classification of Parking Operations Supervisor.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,572–N.S.

12. Donation to James Kenney Community Center and Park (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting a $2,000 donation from the Fidelity Charitable Fund/Dickinson Family Fund to James Kenney Community Center and Park to:

1.   Purchase play equipment and materials in the amount of $1,000 for the drop-in program for ages 0-5 at James Kenney Community Center; and
2.   Fund park improvements in the amount of $1,000.
Financial Implications: General Fund - $2,000 (Donation)
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, 981-6700
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,573–N.S.

13. City of Berkeley to Become the Successor Agency to Manage Housing Assets of the Berkeley Redevelopment Agency (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City of Berkeley to become the successor agency for the purpose of managing the housing assets of the Berkeley Redevelopment Agency.
Financial Implications: See report.
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,574–N.S.

14. Contract No. 7903A Amendment: ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation for Citywide Elevator and Lift Maintenance, and Repair Services (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 7903A with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation that:
1.   Increases the contract by $228,027 for a new contract total not to exceed $428,027; and
2.   Amends the scope of services to include additional elevators at: 830 University, as of September 1, 2012; the new Animal Shelter, the North Branch Library, and 2134 MLK, Jr. Way (Old City Hall), all as of February 1, 2013; and
3.  Serves as notice that the City will exercise the option to extend the contract term for 2 additional years, through December 31, 2013.
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $228,027
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,575–N.S.

15. Andronico's Closures and Employee Impacts (PDF)
From: Commission on Labor
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution urging the new owners of Andronico's to rehire employees impacted by the store closures and sale of the company to Renovo Capital LLC and urge the new owners to negotiate in good faith with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 5.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Delfina Geiken, Commission Secretary, 981-5400
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,576–N.S.

16. Re-appointment of Shirley Posey to the Mental Health Commission (PDF)
From: Mental Health Commission
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the re-appointment of Shirley Posey to the Mental Health Commission, as a representative of the Special Public Interest Category, to complete the term ending March 9, 2013.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Carol Patterson, Commission Secretary, 981-7000
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,577–N.S.

Council Consent Items

17. Satellite Senior Housing: Relinquishment of Mayor’s Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $3,500 from Mayor Bates to Satellite Senior Housing to cover the remaining expense of installing the Wisdom of the Elders Project with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Mayor Bates and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Mayor's Discretionary Fund - $3,500
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,578–N.S.

18. Earth Island Institute: Relinquishment of Mayor’s Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $800 from Mayor Bates to the Earth Island Institute for The 60 Boxes Project with funds relinquished to the City’s general fund for this purpose from the discretionary Council Office Budgets of Mayor Bates and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Mayor's Discretionary Fund - $800
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,579–N.S.

19. Various Appointments to Committees, Commissions, and Regional Bodies (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution continuing the appointments of all Council members to their current committees, commissions, and regional bodies for one year with terms to expire on January 31, 2013.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,580–N.S. revised to include the appointment of Councilmember Capitelli to the 4x4 Committee to replace Councilmember Wozniak.

20. City of Berkeley Policy for Naming and Renaming Public Facilities (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates and Councilmembers Maio and Worthington
Recommendation: Review the current proposed naming policy and background materials, comment, and adopt a formal policy for the naming and renaming of public facilities.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
Action: Moved to Action Calendar. 

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Arreguin) to accept supplemental material from Councilmember Moore.
Vote: Ayes - Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Wozniak, Bates; Noes - Worthington. 

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Worthington) to review the material submitted by Councilmember Moore against the current proposed policy and return to Council on the January 31st agenda.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates; Noes - None.

21. Referral to the Commission on the Status of Women (PDF)
From: Councilmember Maio
Recommendation: Refer to the Commission on the Status of Women the alleged offensive treatment of women in custody at Santa Rita Jail, as reported below, with the aim of ensuring that searches of women not be conducted in the presence of men (be they male officers or inmates) and any other changes in protocol that might be needed to ensure appropriate policies are followed during searches of women in custody.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Linda Maio, Councilmember, District 1, 981-7110
Action: Approved recommendation.

22. Urging Local Businesses and Residents to Discontinue the Sale and Use of Rat and Mouse Poisons Deemed an Unreasonable Risk to Children, Pets and Wildlife (PDF)
From: Councilmember Moore
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution urging local businesses to stop carrying rodenticides that pose an "unreasonable risk," as deemed by the US EPA; urging residents to stop purchasing said rodenticides; and urging manufacturers to stop producing these products.  Refer to the City Manager to come back with an implementation strategy in 6 months for outreach to local businesses and residents.  Send a letter to the Department of Pesticide Regulation requesting that they refuse to renew registration of twenty rodenticide products because of the unreasonable risk that they pose to public health.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,581–N.S.

23. Temporary Enforcement of RPP Only Areas as Two Hour Parking Without Permit (PDF)
From: Councilmember Arreguin
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to temporarily enforce the previous restrictions of two hours parking without RPP permits in Residential Permit Parking (RPP) Only Areas until new signs are installed.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
Action: Approved recommendation.

24. Support the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (H.R. 2016 and S. 834) (PDF)
From: Councilmember Wengraf
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SAVE) H.R. 2016 and S. 834.  Request that the City Clerk send copies of the adopted Resolution to Rep. Barbara Lee, and Senators Boxer and Feinstein.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,582–N.S.

25. City Sponsorship of the 2012 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Arreguin, Anderson and Moore
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution officially sponsoring a Berkeley contingent at the 2012 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,583–N.S.  Councilmembers Arreguin, Anderson and Moore added as co-sponsors.

26. San Francisco LGBT Pride: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Arreguin and Anderson
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of up to $250 per Councilmember, including up to $250 from Councilmember Worthington, to support the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade with funds relinquished to the City's general fund for this purpose that the City of Berkeley be represented at the SF LGBT Pride Parade and for costs of having a contingent in the parade from Councilmember Worthington's discretionary Council Office Budget and any other Councilmembers who would like to contribute.
Financial Implications: Councilmember's Discretionary Fund - $250
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  Adopted Resolution No. 65,584–N.S. amended to include Councilmembers Arreguin, Anderson and Wengraf’s contribution of $100.  Councilmembers Arreguin and Anderson added as co-sponsors.

27. Referral to City Manager and Police Review Commission: Eyewitness Testimony Policy (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager and Police Review Commission: the review of Department's Eyewitness Testimony Policy to ensure integrity of testimony provided by eyewitnesses.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action: Approved recommendation.

28. Proclamation in Honor of Magnes Museum Day - January 22, 2012 (PDF)
Revised Agenda Material (PDF)
From: Councilmembers Worthington, Arreguin and Wengraf
Recommendation: Adopt a proclamation in honor of Magnes Museum Day celebrating the reopening on January 22, 2012.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170
Action:  M/S/C (Maio/Arreguin) to accept revised material from Councilmember Worthington.
Vote: All Ayes.
Action: Approved proclamation.  Added Councilmember Wengraf as a co-sponsor.

29. Referral: Elmwood Commercial District Quota Revisions (PDF)
From: Councilmember Wozniak and Worthington
Recommendation: Refer to the Planning Commission (PC) a request to review the Elmwood Commercial District quota system and make recommendations to simplify the quota system to facilitate the opening of new businesses. In particular, the PC should consider
1.   Eliminating all retail quota categories,
2.   Combining the three food service quotas (carry-out, quick service & full service) into a single food service quota and maintain the requirement of needing to receive a Use Permit in order to exceed the numerical limitation for a food service establishment, and
3.   Other solutions which would make it easier to fill vacant storefronts while maintaining a vibrant business district.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180
Action: Approved recommendation.  Added a request for evaluation of a percentage adjustment for the quotas based on the increased number of stores in the Elmwood district.  Councilmember Worthington added as a co-sponsor.

Action Calendar – Public Hearings

30. Public Hearing: Parker Place - 2598-2600 Shattuck Avenue (PDF)
Administrative Record -Part 1(PDF)
Administrative Record Part 2(PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation:
Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution:
1. Adopting the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND);
2. Denying the requested permits for alcoholic beverage service and live entertainment; and
3. Approving Use Permit #08-10000130 to demolish an accessory structure at 2598 Shattuck Avenue/2037 Parker Street and construct a mixed-use development with two 5-story mixed-use buildings at 2598 and 2600 Shattuck Avenue and one 3-story residential building at 2037 Parker Street, with a total of 155 dwelling units, 22,905 square feet of ground floor commercial space, and at least 170 parking spaces.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Wendy Cosin, Planning and Development, 981-7400

a. Appeal

  1. Gale Garcia and Patti Dacey - on behalf of Parker-Shattuck Neighbors

b. Communications

  1. Christina Caro (2) – on behalf of Parker Shattuck Neighbors
  2. Susan Raeburn
  3. Gale Garcia (2)

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 8 speakers.  M/S/C (Wozniak/Moore) to close the public hearing.

Action: M/S/C (Anderson/Moore) to adopt Resolution No. 65,585–N.S.
1. Adopting the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND);
2. Denying the requested permits for alcoholic beverage service and live entertainment; and
3. Approving Use Permit #08-10000130 to demolish an accessory structure at 2598 Shattuck Avenue/2037 Parker Street and construct a mixed-use development with two 5-story mixed-use buildings at 2598 and 2600 Shattuck Avenue and one 3-story residential building at 2037 Parker Street, with a total of 155 dwelling units, 22,905 square feet of ground floor commercial space, and at least 170 parking spaces.
Vote: Ayes - Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – Arreguin.

Break: 9:26 p.m. – 9:36 p.m.

31. Public Hearing #2: City Council Redistricting Plan (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, evaluate plans submitted by the public, and provide direction to staff on a redistricting ordinance to be submitted to the Council for a first reading on February 28, 2012.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Mark Numainville, Acting City Clerk, 981-6900

b. Communications

  1. N. Holland, et al

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 12 speakers.  M/S/C (Maio/Anderson) to close the public hearing.

Action: M/S/C (Capitelli/Wozniak) to defer the redistricting process to 2013 and consider a Council-proposed Charter amendment on redistricting for the November 2012 ballot.  Item to be added to the Agenda Committee agenda.
Vote: Ayes - Maio, Moore, Anderson, Capitelli, Wengraf, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – Arreguin, Worthington.

Action: M/S/C (Capitelli/Moore) to suspend the rules and extend the meeting to 11:15 p.m.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates; Noes – None.

Action: M/S/C (Capitelli/Maio) to suspend the rules and extend the meeting to 11:25 p.m.
Vote: Ayes - Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Wozniak, Bates; Noes - Worthington.

Action Calendar – Old Business

32. Audit Response: Workers' Compensation Costs Can Be Reduced by Improved In-House Processing and Adherence to Contract Terms (Continued from December 13, 2011) (PDF)
From: City Manager
Financial Implications: None
Contact: David Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800
Action: Moved to the Consent Calendar.  Report received and filed.

33. New Location for City Council Meetings (PDF)
From: City Manager
Recommendation: Review the summary of alternate locations for City Council meetings and direct staff to report back by May 1, 2012 on the cost, schedule, and viability of the following three options:

  • Berkeley Community College Auditorium
  • Longfellow Middle School Auditorium
  • North Berkeley Senior Center Multi-Purpose Room

Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Mark Numainville, Acting City Clerk, 981-6900

  • Action: 4 speakers. M/S/C (Capitelli/Arreguin) to remove Longfellow Middle School Auditorium from the recommended list of alternate locations for council meetings, add the Florence Schwimley Little Theater for consideration, and direct staff to report back by May 1, 2012 on the cost, schedule, and viability of the following three options:
  • Berkeley Community College Auditorium
  • Florence Schwimley Little Theater
  • North Berkeley Senior Center Multi-Purpose Room

Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates; Noes – None.

34.  Expenditure of Measure GG Tax Revenue

a. From: Disaster and Fire Safety Commission (PDF)
Recommendation: Task the City Manager, acting through the City's Budget and Fire Departments, to develop a budget for the expenditure of all funds collected under the tax authorized by Berkeley ballot Measure GG. To the extent that funds are to be reserved for unexpected contingencies, any reserves should be identified by the category of Municipal Code Sections 7.81.010 D 1. - 4. for which the funds are to be held in reserve and the nature of the contingencies justifying those reserves should be spelled out.

Financial Implications: None
Contact: Gil Dong, Commission Secretary, 981-3473

b. From: City Manager (PDF)
Recommendation:
Accept the budget and expenditure detail in the City Manager’s report in response to the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission's (DFSC) request for a projected budget, and update as necessary, for the expenditure of funds collected under the Fire Protection and Emergency Response and Preparedness tax (Measure GG) and for staff to return to Council in January 2013 as part of the Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget process to recommend how the FY 14 funds should be allocated.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Debra Pryor, Fire, 981-3473
Action: Held over to the January 31, 2012 City Council meeting.

Action Calendar – Council Items

35. City Manager Referral: Joint Community Choice Energy Participation with Richmond and Marin (PDF)
Revised Agenda Material (PDF)
From: Councilmember Worthington 
Recommendation:
1.  Referral to the City Manager and the Energy Commission regarding Berkeley’s joint participation in Community Choice Aggregation (CCA).
2.   Adopt a Resolution demonstrating Berkeley’s intent to explore Community Choice Aggregation with the Marin Energy Authority and Richmond and demonstrate the City’s support of clean, local energy and Community Choice Aggregation, and authorizing the City Manager to request the City’s energy consumption data from Pacific Gas & Electric.
Financial Implications: Unknown
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170

Action:  M/S/C (Maio/Arreguin) to accept supplemental material from Councilmember Worthington.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates; Noes – None.

Action:  M/S/C (Bates/Maio) to accept supplemental material from Councilmember Worthington.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Mayor Bates; Noes – None.

Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Bates) to approve Councilmember Worthington’s revised recommendation to:
1.  Refer to the City Manager and the Energy Commission regarding Berkeley’s joint participation in Community Choice Aggregation (CCA).
2.   Adopt Resolution No. 65,586–N.S. demonstrating Berkeley’s intent to explore Community Choice Aggregation with Marin Clean Energy and Richmond and the East Bay Municipal Utility District demonstrate the City’s support of clean, local energy, and authorizing the City Manager to request the City’s energy consumption data from Pacific Gas & Electric.
Vote: Ayes - Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – Wengraf.

Information Reports

36. Customer Service Enhancements for Auto Theft Victims (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Michael Meehan, Police, 981-5900
Action: Received and filed.

37. Status Report: City Fuel Operations Need Improvement (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action: Received and filed.

38. Status Report: Follow-up Audit of Public Works Construction Contracts (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action: Received and filed.

39. Status Report: Public Works Contract Monitoring: Risk of Overpayment/Lack of Inventory Controls (PDF)
From: City Manager
Contact: Andrew Clough, Public Works, 981-6300
Action: Received and filed.

40. Report on Regional Bodies Participation (PDF)
From: Mayor Bates
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
Action: Received and filed.

41. Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Stopwaste.org) Single Use Bag Ordinance & Mandatory Recycling Ordinance (PDF)
From: Councilmember Wozniak
Contact: Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180
Action: Received and filed.

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

Adjournment in Memory of:

  • Deanna Despain, Berkeley City Clerk
  • Terry Doran, former School Board Member
  • Rebecca Frommer, Magnes Museum
  • Warren Hellman, Philanthropist

Adjourned at 11:19 p.m.

Communications

Occupy Berkeley
1.    Maris Arnold
2.    Toni Mester

ASUC Perspective Multicultural Showcase
3.    Tom Lee

Criminal/Civil Fraud
4.   
 Ragni Larsen-Orta

Downtown Area Plan Feasibility Study
5.    Lars Skjerping – referred to City Manager by Councilmember Moore

Seismic Compliance Day of Action Findings
6.    Marisol Jimenez-Gaytan – referred to City Manager by Councilmembers Maio and Arreguin

Relocation Ordinance Issue
7.    Igor Tregub – Referred to City Manager by Councilmembers Maio and Arreguin

UCB Diesel Oil Spill
8.    Linda Franklin
9.    Sarah Syed, on behalf of the Sierra Club, Northern Alameda County Group – referred to City Manager by Councilmember Arreguin

Pending Plans for State Department of Education
10. George Porter – Referred to the City Manager by Councilmember Wengraf

Proposed Measure B3 Expenditure Plan
11. Cheri Sheets

Proposed Antenna at the Oaks Theater (1760 Solano Ave)
12. Leonard Schwartzburd

Berkeley Iceland
13. Priscilla Barton

Countywide Transportation Plan
14. Matt Williams

Supplemental Communications and Reports 1

Item 22: Urging Local Businesses and Residents to Discontinue the Sale and Use of Rat and Mouse Poisons Deemed an Unreasonable Risk to Children, Pets and Wildlife
15. Lisa Owens Viani

Item 27: Referral to City Manager and Police Review Commission: Eyewitness Testimony Policy
16. Maitreya Badami
17. Yolanda Huang

Item 30: Public Hearing: Parker Place - 2598-2600 Shattuck Avenue
18. Eli Chessen
19. Michael Chinn
20. Sam Sapere

Item 31: Public Hearing #2: City Council Redistricting Plan
21. Shang-Mei Lee
22. Margot Smith
23. Estelle Jelinek
24. Maris Arnold
25. Marianne Robinson
26. Nancy Carleton

Item 33: New Location for City Council Meetings
27. Thomas Towey
28. Louis Schubert
29. Joshua Pfeffer
30. Katherine Harr

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2

Item 20: City of Berkeley Policy for Naming and Renaming Public Facilities
31. Darryl Moore, District 2

Item 28: Proclamation in Honor of Magnes Museum Day - January 22, 2012

  • Revised materials, submitted by Councilmember Worthington (see agenda item)

Item 30: Public Hearing: Parker Place - 2598-2600 Shattuck Avenue
32. Christina Caro
33. Ali Eslami

Item 31: Public Hearing #2: City Council Redistricting Plan
34. Igor Tregub
35. Stephanie Thomas

Item 35: City Manager Referral: Joint Community Choice Energy Participation with Richmond and Marin

  • Revised materials, submitted by Councilmember Worthington (see agenda item)

 

 

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