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Format

City Council meetings are divided into two sections: the Consent Calendar and the Action Calendar.


March 3, 2018

Item From Recommendation Outcome
25. ZAB Appeal: 2212 Tenth Street, Use Permit No. ZP2016-0129 From: City Manager From: City Manager Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution to dismiss the appeal and uphold the Zoning Adjustments Board decision to approve Use Permit No. ZP2016-0129 to (1) demolish an existing 1,080 square foot, single-family dwelling and an approximately 120 sq. ft. detached one-car garage, and (2) construct two new detached, two-story dwellings.
Action Ayes Noes Abstentions Absences
M/S/C (Wengraf/Worthington) to close the public hearing. arreguin, hahn, harrison, worthington, bartlett, droste, wengraf, maio davila
Action: M/S/C (Droste/Wengraf) to adopt Resolution No. 68,361N.S. to uphold the Zoning Adjustments Board decision to approve Use Permit No. ZP2016-0129, to (1) demolish an existing 1,080 square foot, single-family dwelling and an approximately 120 sq. ft. detached one-car garage, and (2) construct two new detached, two-story dwellings, including approval of the applicants revised proposal to ZAB for the rear unit (the ZAB Condition of Approval #16 requiring additional revisions is deleted). Vote: Ayes Maio, Bartlett, Harrison, Wengraf, Worthington, Droste, Arreguin; Noes Hahn; Abstain None; Absent Davila (Recused lives within 500 feet) arreguin, harrison, worthington, bartlett, droste, wengraf, maio hahn davila
27c. Proposed Ordinance: Surveillance Technology Use and Community Safety From: Mayor Arreguin From: Mayor Arreguin Recommendation: Adopt first reading of the Acquisition and Use of Surveillance Technology Ordinance as proposed by the Mayor, adding a new chapter to the Berkeley Municipal Code.
Action Ayes Noes Abstentions Absences
Action: M/S/C (Arreguin/Worthington) to accept supplemental material from Councilmember Maio on Item 27. arreguin, hahn, harrison, worthington, davila, bartlett, droste, wengraf, maio
Action: M/S/C (Wengraf/Maio) to amend the main motion to strike willful from Section 2.99.090 and replace it with arbitrary and capricious action. arreguin, hahn, bartlett, droste, wengraf, maio harrison, worthington, davila
Action: 20 speakers. Councilmembers Hahn, Harrison, and Davila added as co- sponsors. M/S/C (Harrison/Arreguin) to adopt first reading of Ordinance No. 7,592 N.S. as amended in Supplemental Reports Packet #2 and further amended by action of the Council. Second reading scheduled for March 27, 2018. arreguin, hahn, harrison, worthington, davila, bartlett, droste, wengraf, maio
29b. Companion Report: Supplemental Paid Family Leave (Continued from February 13, 2018.) From: City Manager Recommendation: Since the Commissions action would result in City costs of approximately $945,485, recommend that the Council refer the Commission on the Status of Women and Commission on Labors recommendations to the Citys referral prioritization process.
Action Ayes Noes Abstentions Absences
Action: 9 speakers. M/S/C (Arreguin/Maio) to hold over Items 19 and 30 to March 27, 2018 and to hold over Item 29 to April 3, 2018. arreguin, hahn, davila, bartlett, droste, wengraf, maio harrison, worthington

February 23, 2018

Item From Recommendation Outcome
30. Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Program Reform and Expansion From: City Manager From: City Manager Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion:1. Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Title 14 to expand eligibility for Residential Preferential Parking to specified areas, allow Residential Preferential Parking in areas zoned Mixed Use Residential, authorize new meters in West Berkeley to manage commercial parking adjacent to residences in mixed-use areas, add a cap on the number of annual permits residents may purchase, and2. Adopt a Resolution raising permit fees to eliminate the Programs operating deficit and rescinding Resolution No. 66,895-N.S. effective March 1, 2018.1. Adopt first reading of Ordinance No. 7,589N.S. Second reading scheduled for February 27, 2018.2. Refer to the City Manager to explore options to amendments to the ordinance related to the cap on permits for situations such as caregivers, child care, and others. 3. Continue the public hearing for recommendation #2 to February 27, 2018.
Action Ayes Noes Abstentions Absences
Action: 9 speakers. M/S/C (Maio/Worthington) to include the severed portion of the ordinance in Section 14.72.090.A.1. arreguin, hahn, davila, bartlett, droste, wengraf, maio harrison, worthington
Action: M/S/C (Maio/Worthington) to: arreguin, hahn, harrison, worthington, davila, bartlett, droste, wengraf, maio
33. Amending BMC Chapter 9.04: Tax Rate for Non-Medical Cannabis Businesses From: Mayor Arreguin Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 9.04 to modify the business license tax rate for Non-Medical Cannabis Businesses to $50/$1,000 gross receipts (or 5%).
Action Ayes Noes Abstentions Absences
Action: M/S/C (Hahn/Worthington) to extend debate for 20 minutes. Vote: All Ayes. arreguin, hahn, harrison, worthington, davila, bartlett, droste, wengraf, maio
Action: M/S/C (Hahn/Worthington) to extend debate for 20 minutes. Vote: All Ayes. arreguin, hahn, harrison, worthington, davila, bartlett, droste, wengraf, maio
Action: M/S/Failed (Wengraf/Hahn) to refer the issue of tax rates for non-medical cannabis to an ad hoc committee of the Council. hahn, droste, wengraf arreguin, worthington, davila, bartlett harrison, maio
Action: 31 speakers. M/S/C (Arreguin/Harrison) to 1) adopt first reading of Ordinance No. 7,590N.S., second reading scheduled for February 27, 2018; 2) refer to the Community Health Commission to study the health effects of cannabis and possible funding recommendations for allocating the tax revenue; 3) request that staff explore variable or progressive tax rates based on license types; and 4) request that the Mayor involve regional stakeholders regarding tax rate equity. arreguin, harrison, worthington, davila, bartlett, droste, maio hahn, wengraf
35. Proposition 218 Clean Stormwater Fee Initiative, Fee Report, and Ballot Procedures From: City Manager Recommendation: Adopt two Resolutions:1. Approving the Stormwater Fee Initiative and Fee Report.2. Approving the Ballot Procedures under the Proposition 218 Fee Initiative Process for the Stormwater Fund.
Action Ayes Noes Abstentions Absences
Action: 0 speakers. M/S/C (Droste/Hahn) to adopt 1) Resolution No. 68,334N.S. (Stormwater); and 2) Resolution No. 68,335N.S. (Ballot Procedures) as revised in Supplemental Reports Packet #1. arreguin, hahn, worthington, davila, droste, wengraf, maio harrison, bartlett
38b. Companion Report: First They Came for the Homeless Encampment From: City Manager From: City Manager Recommendation: Take no action on the Homeless Commissions resolution to provide the First They Came for the Homeless encampment with a permanent location for a tent city, but adopt the Commissions concurrent recommendation to develop a broader policy on homeless encampments throughout the City. Financial Implications: Staff time
Action Ayes Noes Abstentions Absences
Action: M/S/C (Arreguin/Maio) to suspend the rules and extend the meeting to 11:15 p.m. arreguin, hahn, harrison, worthington, davila, bartlett, droste, wengraf, maio
Action: M/S/C (Arreguin/Maio) to suspend the rules and extend the meeting to 11:30 p.m. arreguin, hahn, harrison, davila, bartlett, droste, wengraf, maio worthington
Action: M/S/C (Arreguin/Maio) to suspend the rules and extend the meeting to 11:35 p.m. arreguin, hahn, harrison, worthington, davila, bartlett, droste, wengraf, maio
Action: 27 speakers. M/S/Failed (Droste/Wengraf) to approve the recommendation in Item 38b. droste, wengraf arreguin, hahn, harrison, worthington, davila, bartlett maio
Action: M/S/C (Harrison/Hahn) to refer Item 38a back to the Homeless Commission with the chart of questions provided by Council and request that the commission develop a more specific policy that is broadly applicable. arreguin, hahn, harrison, worthington, davila, bartlett droste, maio wengraf
39b. Companion Report: Storage at Premier Cru From: City Manager From: City Manager Recommendation: Take no action on the Homeless Commissions resolution to provide storage for unhoused persons at the Premier Cru complex, and instead allow staff to explore various locations that would be feasible given the available budget. Financial Implications: None
Action Ayes Noes Abstentions Absences
Action: M/S/C (Arreguin/Maio) to hold over Items 39a and 39b to March 13, 2018. Vote: All Ayes. arreguin, hahn, harrison, worthington, davila, bartlett, droste, wengraf, maio