Special Meeting eAgenda
February 14
, 2006

printer friendly pdf

Printer-friendly PDF* agenda: (31 KB)


Click on the linked agenda item titles below for background materials/reports. Adopted Resolutions and Ordinances (second reading) are available via Records Online (http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=4222) as soon as they are finalized.


  • Resolutions and Ordinances are subject to amendment, rescission or repeal, or readoption in whole or in part. Additional research may be necessary to verify the completeness of the legislative history. To research the Berkeley Municipal Code, visit: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=7134

  • These documents are presented in Adobe Acrobat PDF*, and will open in a new browser window. Some files may exceed 1MB in size. File size information is provided in parentheses. All items are available for review at the City Clerk Department, (510) 981-6900.

*To read PDF files, download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.  If you are unable to access .pdf documents online, please contact us via email (clerk@ci.berkeley.ca.us), telephone (510) 981-6900, or TDD (510) 981-6903 so that we can provide an alternate format.




Tuesday, February 14, 2006

7:00 P.M.

Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Teleconference Location 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953, Teleconferencing. Any member of the public may attend this meeting at either location. Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Sara T. Cox, City Clerk, 981-6900.

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: A total of 20 minutes is scheduled. Each speaker is limited to a maximum of 2 minutes.

Council Action: The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda

Action Calendar Public Hearing

1.  Landmarks Preservation Ordinance

a. From: Mayor Bates (PDF, 46 KB) (February 14, 2006)

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing to allow for citizen input regarding the Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

b.      From: Mayor Bates (PDF, 712 KB)  |  PowerPoint Presentation (PDF, 78 KB) (November 29, 2005) 

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

c. Revised Landmarks Preservation Ordinance (PDF, 14 MB) (July 12, 2005)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of one of two ordinances, or a variant thereof, as recommended by either the Planning Commission or Landmarks Preservation Commission to repeal and reenact BMC Chapter 3.24 (Landmarks Preservation), amend BMC sections 23.B24.030, 23B.32.050 and 23C.08.050 and repeal Chapter 19.20; or, alternatively, provide direction to staff to prepare an alternative ordinance to bring back to Council.

Financial Implications: Staff time.

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

d. Communications (February 14, 2006)

1.      Robert Johnson, Landmarks Preservation Commission (PDF, 32 KB)

2.      John S. English (PDF, 183 KB)

e. Communications (February 7, 2006 Numbering follows original sequence)

1.      David Early, Livable Berkeley, submitted by Jennifer Phelps Quinn (PDF, 351 KB)

f. Supplemental Reports and Communications #1 (PDF, 389 KB) (February 7, 2006 Numbering follows original sequence)

18.  Sharon Hudson

19.  Micheal Katz

20.  Dean Metzger, Claremont Elmwood Neighborhood Association

21.  Daniella Thompson, Northside Neighborhood Association

22.  Robin Wright

g. Supplemental Reports and Communications #2 (February 7, 2006 Numbering follows original sequence)

34.  Presentation materials, submitted by Carrie Olson on behalf of Landmarks Preservation Commission (PDF, 2 MB)

h. Communications (January 17, 2006 Numbering follows original sequence)

1.     Gale Garcia (PDF, 1 MB)



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.