Special Meeting eSummary
February 14, 200

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

7:00 P.M.

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


Preliminary Matters

Roll Call: 7:02 p.m. All present.

Ceremonial Matters: None.

City Manager Comments: None

Public Comment: Three speakers.

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)

Public Testimony: The Mayor opened the public hearing. 46 speakers. Moved, seconded, carried (Maio/Anderson; Noes Olds, Worthington; Abstain Moore, Spring) to close the public hearing.

Action: Held over to February 21, 2006 by Mayor Bates for further Council discussion. 


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.



Supplemental Reports and Communications 1

Item 1: Landmarks Preservation Ordinance ~ Supplement 1 File (PDF, 3 MB)

1.      J. Michael Edwards, McGee-Spaulding-Hardy Historical Interest Group

2.      Sharon Hudson (10)

3.      Wendy Alfsen, McKinley Addison Allston Grant Neighborhood Association

4.      Robin Wright and Amnuay Amuaydejkorn

5.      Stephen Wollmer

6.      Joan V. Barnett, Dwight/Hillside Neighborhood Association


Supplemental Reports and Communications 2

Item 1: Landmarks Preservation Ordinance ~ Supplement 2 File (PDF, 2 MB)

7.      Carl Friberg

8.      Wendy Markel, The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association

9.      Wendy Markel

10.  Jerry Wachtel, Panoramic Hill Association

11.  Laurie Bright, Council of Neighborhood Associations

12.  Shirley Dean

13.  George Beier, Willard Neighborhood Association

14.  Peter Schorer

15.  John Curl, Mary Lou Vanderventer, Laurie Bright and Rick Auabach, West Berkeley Artisans and Industrial Companies Association

16.  Danielle Thompson

17.  West Berkeley Business Alliance

18.  Jennifer L. Hernandez, Holland and Knight LLP

19.  Kristin Leimkuhler

20.  Marie Bowman, BANA



Adjourned at 10:47 p.m.