Regular Meeting eAgenda
May 16
, 2006

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AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, May 16, 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 30 minutes is scheduled. Each speaker is limited to a maximum of 3 minutes.

Youth Comments: A total of 15 minutes is scheduled. Each speaker is limited to a maximum of 3 minutes.

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

Consent Calendar

The Council will consider removal and addition of items to the Consent Calendar prior to voting on the Consent Calendar. All items remaining on the Consent Calendar will be approved in one motion. Items removed from the Consent Calendar will be taken up after the "Action Calendar" unless the Council reorders the agenda.

1.   Lease: 1767 Alcatraz Avenue (PDF, 106 KB) (First reading April 25, 2006 – Unanimous. Absent-Anderson)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt second reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement and any amendments with the South Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation for real property located at 1767 Alcatraz Avenue in an amount not to exceed $31,710, for the purpose of leasing office space for the Black Infant Health Program for the period July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007 with an option to extend for an additional two year period.

Financial Implications: Health General Fund - $31,710

Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

2.   Parking Exemptions for City CarShare Vehicles Used for City Business (PDF, 64 KB) (First reading April 25, 2006 – Unanimous. Absent – Anderson)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 14.08.060 to exempt City CarShare vehicles used by City of Berkeley employees for City business from City laws relating to parking and standing of vehicles in the same manner as E plates.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

3.   Amendment to FY 2006 Annual Appropriations Ordinance (PDF, 51 KB) (First reading April 18, 2006 – Unanimous; Second reading April 25, 2006 - Unanimous)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt second reading of an Ordinance amending the FY 2006 Annual Appropriations Ordinance No. 6,862-N.S. for FY 2006 based upon recommended re-appropriation of committed FY 2005 funding and other adjustments authorized since July 1, 2005, in the amount of $8,018,918 (gross) and $7,393,620 (net).

Financial Implications: See Report

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

4.   Abatement of Nonconforming/Substandard Sanitary Sewer Laterals on Private Property (PDF, 155 KB) (First reading April 18, 2006 – Unanimous )

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt second reading of an Ordinance adding Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 17.24, Abatement of Nonconforming/Substandard Sanitary Sewer Laterals on Private Property.

Financial Implications: $225,182 annually

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

5.   Revising the 2006 City Council Meeting Schedule (PDF, 253 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution revising the Council Meeting Schedule for 2006 to add a regular meeting on June 27, 2006 and rescinding Resolution 63,072-N.S.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Sara T. Cox, City Clerk, 981-6900

6.   Extension of Voluntary Time Off Program for FY 2007 (PDF, 194 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution designating Voluntary Time Off days in FY 2007 and authorizing the City Manager to temporarily close certain City offices and non-essential services for those days.

Financial Implications: $300,000 Savings

Contact: Phil Kamlarz, City Manager, 981-7000

7.   Adopting of Findings Imposing Special Assessment Lien on 2946 Harper Street (PDF, 146 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution imposing a special assessment lien of $59,600 on 2946 Harper Street by the same votes that the Council acted on April 25, 2006.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

8.   Ballot Measure: Gilman Street Playing Fields Waterfront Specific Plan Amendments (PDF, 128 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve text of proposed Resolution adopting Waterfront Specific Plan Amendments to be submitted for voter approval, its ballot title, and City Attorney's Analysis.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

9.   Ordinance Amendment: Business License Administrative Appeal (PDF, 73 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Section 9.04.085.G, regarding the business license administrative appeal process.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

10. Follow-up Cash Receipts / Cash Handling Audit (PDF, 273 KB)

From: Auditor

Recommendation: Request the City Manager to report back by May 16, 2007, and every twelve months thereafter, regarding the implementation status of each audit recommendation in Follow-up Cash Receipts / Cash Handling Audit, until each recommendation is reported as fully implemented.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, City Auditor, 981-6750

11. Delayed Implementation of Audit Recommendations (PDF, 141 KB)

From: Auditor

Recommendation: Request the City Manager continue to report back to Council regarding the causes and effects of unimplemented audit recommendations, and the potential costs and timelines for resolving them.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Ann-Marie Hogan, City Auditor, 981-6750

12. Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals (PDF, 217 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Approve the attached request for proposals (RFP) that will be, or is planned to be, issued upon final approval by the requesting department or division.

Financial Implications: Various Funds - $623,018

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

13. Donation from PG&E to Berkeley Fire Department (PDF, 140 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting a donation of $3,000 from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to the Berkeley Fire Department for the purchase of 200 "Wind Up" radios with flashlights.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $3,000

Contact: Debra Pryor, Fire and Emergency Services, 981-5500

14. Grant: Reduce Childhood Obesity (PDF, 136 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in the amount of $45,000 to develop and implement a project to reduce childhood obesity through intergenerational programming; to execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments; and authorizing the implementation of the project and appropriation of the funding for related expenses, subject to securing the grant.

Financial Implications: Community Health Fund - $45,000 revenue

Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

15. Contract: Shelter Plus Care and the County of Alameda (PDF, 150 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a renewal contract with the County of Alameda for Shelter Plus Care funds in the amount of $218,652, to provide tenant-based rental assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS for the period February 1, 2006 through January 31, 2007.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

16. Grants: Shelter Plus Care Renewals (PDF, 153 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager: 1) to accept grant awards from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to renew two Shelter Plus Care grants, one for the amount of $1,954,452 for tenant-based rental assistance for the period May 24, 2006 through May 23, 2007, and the other for the amount of $115,068 for sponsor-based rental assistance for the Shelter Plus Care Pathways Project for the period June 1, 2006 through May 31, 2007; and 2) to include $59,048 of these funds in contracts executed with the following community agencies for the provision of services beginning July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007:  Berkeley Food and Housing Project in the amount of $16,000; Bonita House, Inc. in the amount of $3,000; Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency in the amount of $16,000; Coalition for Alternatives in Mental Health in the amount of $3,000; the Homeless Action Center in the amount of $10,048; Lifelong Medical Care in the amount of $5,000; Rubicon Programs in the amount of $3,000; and, the Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center in the amount of $3,000.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

17. Grant: Application for a New Shelter Plus Care Grant (PDF, 143 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the amount of $795,300 for a five-year contract to provide tenant-based rental assistance through the Shelter Plus Care Program, and execute any resultant agreements.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400 and Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

18. Purchase Order: Friendly Cab (PDF, 143 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing an increase for Friendly Cab in an amount not to exceed $120,000 for taxicab rides provided to eligible paratransit passengers from the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

19. Supplemental Military Leave Compensation Policy (PDF, 151 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution modifying the City’s supplemental military leave compensation benefit to May 31, 2007 to provide a salary supplement for an aggregate of 24-months that must be taken within 36-months for employees called for active military service and rescind Resolution No. 62,648–N.S.

Financial Implications: General Fund and Sanitary Sewer Fund - $90,000

Contact: David W. Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

20. Unrepresented Employee Manual-Supplemental Retirement Plan (PDF, 159 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution No. 60,777–N.S, the Unrepresented Employee Manual, to include the previously approved City of Berkeley Supplemental Retirement Plan to unrepresented career benefited and regular at-will employees.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: David W. Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

21. Contract: Hanson Bridgett Marcus Vlahos Rudy LLP (PDF, 153 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments to Hanson Bridgett Marcus Vlahos Rudy LLP (hereinafter “Hanson Bridgett”) in an amount not to exceed $25,000 for legal services pertaining to federal and state tax issues for the period of January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.

Financial Implications: General Fund - $25,000

Contact: David W. Hodgkins, Human Resources, 981-6800

22. Amendment to Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (PDF, 256 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Amend  Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 23C.12.070.A to revise inclusionary unit pricing requirements for ownership projects, BMC Section 23C.12.070.D to revise resale restriction pricing requirements and BMC Section 23C.12.090 authorizing the City Manager to issue regulations governing price setting and qualifying households.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning & Development, 981-7400 and Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

23. Contract: Installation of Thermoplastic Roadway Markings (PDF, 152 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a three-year, on-call contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $1,200,000 for the period of June 1, 2006 through May 31, 2009 to Chrisp Company to provide and install thermoplastic roadway markings on City streets. The contract amount for this fiscal year is $400,000 based on available funds and the bid documents submitted by Chrisp Company.

Financial Implications: Capital Fund - $400,000

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

24. Contract: On-Call General Survey Services (PDF, 144 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute contracts and any amendments, extensions or other change orders with: 1) Logan Surveying, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $250,000; 2) BKF Engineers in an amount not to exceed $250,000; and 3) Sandis Civil Engineers Surveyors Planners in an amount not to exceed $250,000, to provide on-call general survey services for various Public Works projects and requests from other departments for a period of three years from July 1, 2006 through June 30,2009 for a total amount not to exceed $750,000.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

25. Participation in Alameda County Climate Protection Project and Inventory of Emissions (PDF, 285 KB)

From: Mayor Bates

Recommendation: Join the Alameda County Climate Protection Project to update our greenhouse gas emissions inventory, set new emissions reductions target, and create a template local climate action plan to achieve those targets.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

26. Lifting of the Honda Boycott (PDF, 640 KB)

From: Mayor Bates

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution rescinding Resolution No. 62,986-N.S to lift the boycott against Berkeley Honda and strongly encourage the community to return its business to the dealership and service facility.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100

27. Support for Development of North Shattuck Plaza (PDF, 294 KB)

From: Councilmembers Capitelli and Spring

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1) Reaffirming the City Council's support, in concept, for the North Shattuck Plaza Project; 2) Acknowledging support for the fundraising efforts of the North Shattuck Plaza, Inc.; and 3) Granting the North Shattuck Plaza, Inc. permission to include the Berkeley City Council as project supporters in their promotional literature.

Financial Implications: None

Contacts: Laurie Capitelli, Councilmember District 5, 981-7155 and Dona Spring, Councilmember District 4, 981-7140

28. Budget Referral: Funding of $50,000 for the Berkeley Boosters (PDF, 94 KB)

From: Councilmembers Moore and Wozniak

Recommendation: Refer the following to the budget process: A one-time request for $50,000 to be used to help fund the Berkeley Boosters/Police Activities League through FY 2007 in order to fulfill its core historical mission.

Financial Implications: $50,000

Contacts: Darryl Moore, Councilmember District 2, 981-7122; Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember District 8, 981-7180

29. Support Security Officers Right to Unionize and Bargain Collectively (PDF, 98 KB)

From: Councilmembers Worthington, Moore and Anderson

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to support security officers' fundamental right to unionize and bargain collectively.

Financial Implications: None

Contacts: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170; Darryl Moore, Councilmember District 2 981-7120; and Max Anderson, Councilmember District 3, 981-7133

30. Support AB 2420 – Asian Pacific Islander Data Categories (PDF, 110 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: Support Assembly Bill 2420 which would ensure that state-collected data is disaggregated into additional Asian Pacific Islander ethnic groups, as currently reported by the U.S. Census.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170

31. Support AB2927 - A Stronger California Public Records Act (PDF, 62 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: Support Assembly Bill 2927 which would require that all state agency-run web sites would include on the homepage information about how to contact the agency and how to request public records.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170

32. Proclamation: Asian Pacific Islander Month (PDF, 62 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: Approve a proclamation designating May as Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month (language amended from California State Assembly Concurrent Resolution as adopted annually.)

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7100

33. Proclamation: Honoring June 3-4, 2006 as Berkeley World Music Weekend (PDF, 90 KB)

From: Councilmember Worthington

Recommendation: Approve a proclamation designating June 3-4, 2006, as Berkeley World Music Weekend.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170

34. Budget Referral: Reinstatement of the Community Health and Safety Team and Restoration of Two Bike Patrol Officers (PDF, 63 KB)

From: Councilmembers Worthington

Recommendation: Refer the restoration of the Telegraph Area Community Health and Safety Team and Two Bike Patrol Officers.

Financial Implications: $324,000

Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170

35. Proposition 82: Preschool for All Act (PDF, 161 KB)

a.   From: Commission on Early Childhood Education

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution supporting Proposition 82, Preschool for All, which would establish a right to voluntary public preschool education for four-year old children and solicit feedback from the Commission on issues specific to the City of Berkeley.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Angelique De Coud, Secretary, 981-5428

b.   From: City Manager

Recommendation: The City Manager concurs with the content and recommendations of the Commission.

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400 
 

Action Calendar - Worksession

36. Condominium Ordinance Work Session (PDF, 457 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

 

Action

37. Ordinance Amendment: Condominium Conversion - Continuation of the Affordable Housing Mitigation Fee

a.   From: City Manager (PDF, 195 KB)

Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Section 21.28.065.B.1, Condominium Conversion Ordinance, to continue the limit on the affordable housing mitigation fee at 12.5% of sales price and repealing the sunset on that limitation. 

Financial Implications: Unknown

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

b. From: Housing Advisory Commission (PDF, 157 KB)

Recommendation: The Housing Advisory Commission recommends the City Council take the following actions relating to amendment of the Condominium Conversion Ordinance (BMC Chapter 21.28 et seq):

1.      Explore doing a vacancy survey of the Berkeley rental housing market. Commissioner Coulter offered a friendly amendment, accepted by Commissioner Chacin, that the City Council look at the costs and benefits of having a vacancy report completed. (M/S Chacin/Coulter. VOTE: Unanimous.)

2.      Request the City Manager create a letter and package of forms and notices to implement Alternative C2 from the City Manager’s report addressing owner notification of tenants about the provisions of the condominium conversion ordinance. (M/S Arreguin/Coulter. VOTE: Unanimous.)

3.      Recommend Alternative B2 of the City Manager’s report to the City Council to allow a discount for fees that are paid at the time the subdivision map is filed rather than waiting until the sale of the units. (M/S St. John/Arreguin. VOTE: AYES: Arreguin, Bowman, Chacin, Smith, St. John. NOES: Coulter, Dunner, Chair Lorentz, Thomson-Story.)

4.      Recommend Alternative C1 of the City Manager’s report to the City Council that would set a time limit on notices of selection to allow two years from the time of the notice of selection, with a one-year extension at the discretion of the City Manager or his designee. (M/S Bowman/Smith VOTE: AYES: Arreguin, Bowman, Chacin, Coulter, Dunner, Smith, Thomson-Story. NOES: Chair Lorentz. ABSTAIN: St. John.)

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Oscar Sung, Secretary to the Housing Advisory Commission, 981-5410

c. From: City Manager

Recommendation: There is no need to approve or disapprove the Housing Advisory Commission’s recommendations at this time.  Staff needs time to assess the implications of these recommendations (some of which are similar to various alternatives developed by staff).  Please refer to the City Manager’s report prepared for the Council Workshop. (PDF, 457 KB)

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

 

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

38. Appeal: 3027 Adeline Street – Black and White Liquors

a. From: City Manager (PDF, 249 KB)

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, determine whether Black and White Liquors Dwight Way Liquors located at 2037 Adeline Street is a public nuisance, and if so, make an appropriate abatement order.

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

b.   Appeal:

1.      Richard Warren, Esq. (PDF, 242 KB)

c.   Communications:

1.      Jules Kliot (PDF, 43 KB)

2.      Thomas Lord (PDF, 107 KB)
 

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

Action Calendar – Public Hearing

39. Disposition and Development Agreement: Oxford Street Development, LLC (PDF, 9 MB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion: 1) adopt a Resolution determining that the previously-adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration may be relied upon for approval of a Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) for the disposition of the City-owned Oxford parking lot located on Oxford Street between Kittridge Street and Allston Way (the Property) to the Oxford Street Development, LLC (the Developer) for the development of the Oxford Plaza, the David Brower Center and an underground public parking garage; and 2) adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute the DDA and all other necessary documents to dispose of the Property pursuant to the terms and conditions of the DDA.

Financial Implications: See report

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

Action Calendar – Old Business

40. June Ballot Measure: Clarify Instant Run-Off (IRV) policy and Allow Alameda County to Run an IRV Election in Berkeley in November 2006 (Held over from March 7, 2006)

a.   From: City Manager (PDF, 81 KB)

Recommendation: Oral update from staff.

Contact: Manuela Albuquerque, City Attorney, 981-6950

b.   From: Councilmember Worthington (PDF, 92 KB) (Held over from March 7, 2006)

Recommendation: Request the City Manager to prepare ballot title and designation for a June ballot measure that clarifies the intent of Measure I, and addresses possible technical objections to implementation of IRV in November 2006.

Financial Implications: Minimal cost of $9,000 to place it on the June primary ballot; but also possibly saving the cost of conducting one or more run-off elections in November.

Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170

c.   From: Councilmember Wozniak (PDF, 134 KB) (Held over from March 7, 2006)

Recommendation: Require that the specific Instant Runoff or Ranked Choice Voting system chosen for any upcoming Berkeley and Alameda County election satisfy the following conditions: 1) treat all voters the same; 2) count all votes; and 3) ensure that each voter has a vote in all rounds, including the final round.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember District 8, 981-7180

41. Budget Referral: Housing Trust Fund Allocation of $1,000,000 (PDF, 78 KB) (Held over from April 18, 2006)

From: Councilmember Worthington, Moore and Anderson

Recommendation: Refer one million dollars to the Budget process to be considered for allocation for the Housing Trust Fund to provide matching funds for affordable housing in Berkeley.

Financial Implications: $1,000,000

Contacts: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170; Darryl Moore, Councilmember District 2, 981-7120; Max Anderson, Councilmember District 3, 981-7130

42. Budget Referral: Warm Water Pool (PDF, 62 KB) (Held over from April 18, 2006)

From: Councilmembers Worthington and Spring

Recommendation: Refer to the budget process the allocation of $500,000 for the Warm Water Pool.

Financial Implications: $500,000

Contacts: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 981-7170, Dona Spring, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

43. Budget Referral: Auto Theft Reduction Plan (PDF, 554 KB) (Held over from April 18, 2006)

From: Councilmember Wozniak

Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager and the budget process a five part plan to reduce auto theft that is detailed in the attached proposal by Vincent Casalaina. The adoption and funding of this plan will be considered as part of the FY07 budget process. The target date for implementation is July 1, 2006.

Financial Implications: See Report

Contact: Gordon Wozniak, Councilmember, District 8, 981-7180
 

Action Calendar – New Business

44. Adoption of Alameda County-wide Homeless and Special Needs Housing Plan

a.   From: City Manager (PDF, 7 MB)

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution adopting the Alameda County-wide Homeless and Special Needs Housing Plan.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

b.   From: Commission on Disability (PDF, 130 KB)

Recommendation: This report is in response to a request from the Housing Department that the Commission on Disability offer its support for the Alameda County-Wide Homeless and Special Needs Housing Plan. The Commission on Disability is withholding support as a way of ensuring that future studies will include more detailed analysis of related disability issue, however, the Commission does not want to hold up approval of the plan.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Paul Church, Secretary, 981-6342

c.       From: City Manager

Recommendation: The City Managers concurs with the content and recommendations of the Commission.

Financial Implications: None

Contact: Stephen Barton, Housing, 981-5400

45. FY07 Budget Recommendations - Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department

a.   From: Parks and Recreation Commission (PDF, 137 KB)

Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution rescinding the proposed staffing cuts for 2007 in order to maintain 2006 service and staffing levels; and committing funds from other sources to bring the Department to the Fiscal Year 2003 staffing levels.

Financial Implications: Restore FY07 cuts.

Contact: Marc Seleznow, Parks Recreation & Waterfront, 981-6700

b.      From: City Manager (PDF, KB)

Recommendation: Refer to the budget process

Contact: Marc Seleznow, Parks Recreation & Waterfront, 981-6700

 

Information Reports

46. Historic Resource Impacts of Proposed Demolition of the Bevatron and Building 51 (PDF, 771 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

47. Citywide Response to Outstanding Audit Recommendations (PDF, 1MB) (To be delivered)

From: City Manager

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

48. FY07-08 Civic Arts Grant Applications (PDF, 137 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator, 981-7533

49. Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PDF, 191 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

50. Certification and Review of Planning Commission Approval of Tentative Tract Map 7650 – 3075 Telegraph Avenue (PDF, 549 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning & Development,7400

51. AC Transit Stops and Service Cuts (PDF, 161 KB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Claudette Ford, Public Works, 981-6300

52. Renewal of Parks Mini-Grants Program (PDF, 139 KB)

From: Parks and Recreation Commission

Contact: Virginia Aiello, Parks and Recreation Commission Secretary, 981-6700

 

Communications (PDF, 4 KB)

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.

Extended Public Comment Period

1.      Terry Powell

Derby Field

2.      Tom Silverstrim and Bette Tsai

Parking Meters on Telegraph

3.      Richelle Lieberman

Clean Water Act of 2006

4.      Juliet Lamont, Californians for Clean Water, Parks, and Coastal Protection

Parking in Required Yards

5.      Robert Lauriston

Request for Change of Meeting Times

6.      Mark Troup

Letter of Thanks

7.      Judy Shelton

Cleaning Efforts

8.      Mary Clegg

1885 University Ave

9.      Walter Wood

Library Director

10.  Cynthia Johnson

 

Adjournment