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Special Meeting eAnnotated Agenda
March 26, 2013

 

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ANNOTATED AGENDA
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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 Moore absent.  Councilmember Anderson absent.  Councilmember Arreguin absent.  Councilmember Arreguin present at 7:06 p.m.  Councilmember Anderson present at 7:11 p.m. 

Action Calendar – Appeals

 

1. ZAB Appeal: 2133 University Avenue

Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 1
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 2
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 3
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 4
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 5
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 6
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 7
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 8
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 9
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 10
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 11
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 12
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 13
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 14
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 15
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 16
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 17
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 18
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 19
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 20
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 21
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 22
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 23
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 24
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 25
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 26
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 27
Attachment 4, Admin Record - Pt 28

From: City Manager
a. Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:
1.   Determining that appeal issues 1 - 4 & 10 are without merit and dismissing the appeal as to those issues; and
2.   As to appeal issues 5 - 9, remanding the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) approving Use Permit No. 10-10000078 to the ZAB to hold a public hearing in order to consider whether to issue permits for building height and projections under BMC Sections 23E.04.020.C and 23E.68.070.A and to reconsider whether to issue a demolition permit under BMC Chapter 23C.08.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400
b. Appellants
  1. Daniel Cardozo & Ellen Trescott (on behalf of Alex Osborne, Kijahre Fikiri, Larry Hunt, Wesley Bentley & Berkeley Residents for Sustainable Development)

c. Communications

  1. Jay Kelekian (on behalf of the Rent Stabilization Board)

Action: 3 speakers.  M/S/C (Maio/Anderson) to remand all points of the appeal to the Zoning Adjustments Board.

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

 

2. ZAB Appeal: 1214 Glen Avenue
Administrative Record (PDF)
From: City Manager 

a. Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution approving Use Permit No. 11-10000021 to allow the construction of a two-story, 2,400 square foot, single-family dwelling with an attached 2-car garage, with a reduced front yard setback of 18'-7" where 20' is required and to allow the construction of fences that measure up to 8' in height, on a 3,771 square foot parcel, and dismiss the appeal.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400

b. Appellants

  1. Claire Greensfelder, John Coolidge, Becky Osborn-Coolidge, Aliyah Stein

c. Communications

  1. Albert Sukoff
  2. Dan McDunn

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing.  2 speakers. 

M/S/C (Arreguin/Maio) to close the public hearing.

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

Action: M/S/C (Worthington/Wozniak) to adopt Resolution No. 66,052–N.S. approving Use Permit No. 11-10000021 to allow the construction of a two-story, 2,400 square foot, single-family dwelling with an attached 2-car garage, with a reduced front yard setback of18'-7" where 20' is required, to allow the construction of fences that measure up to 8' in height, on a 3,771 square foot parcel, to include a 33 square foot bio-retention box under Condition 34, and dismiss the appeal.  

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

3. ZAB Appeal: 1488 Keoncrest Drive
Attachment 5, Admin Record - Pt 1
Attachment 5, Admin Record - Pt 2
Revised Agenda Material - 1 (PDF)
Revised Agenda Material - 2 (PDF) 

From: City Manager
a. Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion adopt a Resolution affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to uphold the Zoning Officer's decision to approve Administrative Use Permit No. 12-20000050 to enlarge an existing 1,200 sq. ft. single family residence by constructing a 110 sq. ft. addition to the ground floor for an expanded single-car garage, a 290 sq. ft. second story living room, and a 250 sq. ft. third story bedroom, increasing the average height to 25'11" and vertically extending a non-conforming front yard setback.
Financial Implications: None
Contact: Eric Angstadt, Planning and Development, 981-7400

b. Appellants

  1. Bertrand Racine and Lina Urbain

c. Communications

None

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Capitelli) to accept a revised resolution as supplemental material from staff on Item 3.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore, Anderson, Arreguin.

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing.  1 speaker. 

Action: M/S/C (Maio/Wozniak) to close the public hearing.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore, Anderson, Arreguin.

Action: M/S/C (Capitelli/Wengraf) to adopt the revised staff Resolution No. 66,051–N.S. submitted as a supplemental item affirming the decision of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) to uphold the Zoning Officer's decision to approve Administrative Use Permit No. 12-20000050 to enlarge an existing 1,200 sq. ft. single family residence by constructing a 110 sq. ft. addition to the ground floor for an expanded single-car garage, and a 290 sq. ft. second story living room, increasing the average height to 19'6" and vertically extending a non-conforming front yard setback.  Resolution shall include the revised plans submitted by staff in Supplemental Reports and Communications No. 1 as Exhibit B.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore, Anderson.

 
Adjournment
Adjourned in memory of former State Senator Nicholas C. Petris
Action:  M/S/C (Wengraf/Worthington) to adjourn the meeting.
Vote: Ayes – Maio, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates; Noes – None; Abstain – None; Absent – Moore
Adjourned at 8:28 p.m.
 
Communications
All communications submitted to Council are public record. Communications are not published directly to the City’s website.  Copies of individual communications are available for viewing at the City Clerk Department and through Records Online.
 
-See Agenda Items

Supplemental Communications and Reports 1

Item 1: ZAB Appeal: 2133 University Avenue

1.    Kent Lewandowski, on behalf of the Sierra Club Northern Alameda Group
2.    Erin Rhoades, on behalf of Livable Berkeley

Item 3: ZAB Appeal: 1488 Keoncrest Drive

  • Revised materials, submitted by Planning & Development (see agenda item)

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2

Item 1: ZAB Appeal: 2133 University Avenue

3.    Commission on Labor
4.    Daniel Cardozo and Ellen Trescott

Supplemental Communications and Reports 3

Item 2: ZAB Appeal: 1214 Glen Avenue

5.    Claire Greensfelder

Item 3: ZAB Appeal: 1488 Keoncrest Drive

  • Revised materials, submitted by Planning & Development (see agenda item)

Rent Stabilization Program

6.    Moni Law (Brochures, booklets, handouts & CD available for viewing in City Clerk’s Office)

 

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