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Council agenda Oct. 16: hearing on 6 month extension on condo ban (also includes Redevelopment agenda)

EL CERRITO

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA



Council Chambers Garden Room,
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2000 Community Center
7:30 p.m. Regular Meeting 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito

Please Note: (a) Council Meetings held in the Garden Room can be heard live on FM Radio, KECG - 88.1 and 97.7 FM (normally from 7:30 – 11 pm) and live on Cable TV - KCRT- Channel 25. (The meetings are rebroadcast on Cable TV, Channel 25 the following Thursday and Monday at 12 noon.) (b) Copies of the agenda bills and other written documentation relating to each item of business referred to on the agenda are on file in the office of the City Clerk and are available for public inspection. (c) In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk, 510/215-4300. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title I)

ROLL CALL
Councilmembers: Janet Abelson, Gina Brusatori, Larry Damon,
Kathleen Perka, and Mark Friedman, Mayor

7:00 p.m. CONVENE REGULAR MEETING.

Perka PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.

COUNCIL/STAFF COMMUNICATIONS/ANNOUNCEMENTS. This item
concerns informational reports on matters of general interest by Council and staff.)

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC. (This place on the agenda
is reserved for comments and inquiries from citizens regarding matters on the consent calendar and matters which do not otherwise appear on the agenda. All persons wishing to speak must sign up with the City Clerk and indicate whether they wish to speak about a particular consent calendar item or about a matter not on the agenda. Try to limit remarks to 3 minutes per person so the business of the City can be completed by the 10:30 p.m. adjournment time. A total of no more than 30 minutes will be devoted to public comments at this time in order that the regular agenda may commence no later than 8:30 p.m. Comments regarding consent calendar items will be heard first. Public comment regarding non-agenda items will be heard next. In the event that additional time is needed for public comment regarding non-agenda items, such comment will be allowed at the end of the evening, subject to time limitations which may be imposed by the Mayor in order that the meeting of the Redevelopment Agency may commence in a timely fashion.)

Damon ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT CALENDAR. Items: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 15, 16 & 17. (All matters listed with the notation “CC” are consent calendar items which are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. Council has received and considered reports and recommendations prior to assigning consent calendar designations to the various items. Copies of the reports are on file in the City Clerk’s office and at the El Cerrito Library and are available to the public. The disposition of the item is indicated. There will be no separate discussion of items on the consent calendar. If a Councilmember requests discussion, that Councilmember shall remove the item from the consent calendar and that item will be considered separately at the end of the agenda. The public may comment on consent calendar items during that portion of the agenda set aside for oral communications from the public. PLEASE NOTE: A public review copy of the agenda packet is available at the City Clerk’s table at Council meetings.)

CC 1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES. Minutes of the regular meetings of October 2, 2000 and April 17, 2000, adjourned regular meeting of May 22, 2000; joint meeting of May 30, 2000; regular meeting of June 19, 2000; and adjourned regular meeting of June 26, 2000. (APPROVE)

CC 2. PROCLAMATION. (a) October – Homeless Awareness Month, requested by Shelter Inc. of Contra Costa County; (b) October 16-22, 2000 Falun Dafa Week, requested by Youzhi Ma, Ph.D. El Cerrito. (PROCLAIM) (610.50)

WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
CC 3. Resignation from Herb Cole, Human Relations Commissioner, submitted at their October 4, 2000 meeting. (ACCEPT; SEND LETTER; POST VACANCY NOTICE) (110.20)

PUBLIC HEARING
Brusatori 4. Public Hearing on consideration of an uncodified interim urgency ordinance extending the temporary moratorium on the conversion of residential rental properties to condominiums for an additional 6 month period. (660.10)

Public Hearing Procedure. The Mayor will open the public hearing and then:
(a) Call for staff report and recommendation from staff.
(b) Call for comments from those in the audience regarding the extension.
(c) Close the public hearing terminating public testimony.
The City Council will deliberate the matter and arrive at a decision.

URGENCY ORDINANCE. Ordinance 2000-4 an uncodified urgency ordinance of the City of El Cerrito adopted pursuant to Government Code Section 65858 extending by 6 months the temporary moratorium on the conversion of residential rental properties to condominiums.
- Motion to consider ordinance by title only – voice vote.
- Motion to adopt Urgency Ordinance 2000-4 – roll call vote.

POLICY MATTERS
Abelson 5. Authorization for the City Manager or her designee to approve a change order to the contract with McGill Martin Self, Inc. for the purpose of a Market and Retail Sales Analysis, in an amount not to exceed $20,300 from the Economic Development Division budget. (600.30)

Resolution 2000-105 authorizing the City Manager or her designee to approve a change order to the contract with McGill Martin Self, Inc. for the purpose of a Market and Retail Sales Analysis, in an amount not to exceed $20,300 from the Economic Development Division budget.
CC 6. Update of the City of El Cerrito Conflict of Interest Code. (650.55)

Resolution 2000-106 amending the City’s Conflict of Interest Code as contained in Resolution No. 98-72 by revising the list of designated employees to which the Code applies. (ADOPT)

Perka 7. City of El Cerrito Affirmative Action Report as of June 30, 2000. (740.20)
(Receive report and make public.)

CC 8. Administrative action to formalize Council direction from the October 2, 2000 Council meeting: 1) formalize policy direction for traffic calming measures for Lynn Avenue at the intersections of Carmel and Ramona Avenues utilizing traffic circles using Measure C funds; 2) designate a total of $75,000 for environmental review work and maintenance for Cerrito and Baxter Creeks from Measure A-Section 10 funds; and 3) amend the 2000-2001 Budget in the amount of $75,000 for building inspection services using General Fund Reserves to be replaced by Building Division Revenues. (330.20)

Resolution 2000-107 formalizing the Council policy direction to staff to construct the traffic calming measures for Lynn Avenue at the intersections of Carmel and Ramona Avenues utilizing traffic circles and amending the 2000-2001 budget in the amount of $25,000 of Measure C Funds for these traffic circles. (ADOPT)

Resolution 2000-108 designating a total of $75,000 for environmental review work and maintenance of the section of Cerrito Creek at the El Cerrito Plaza and Baxter Creek on Burlington Northern Railroad property at San Pablo and Conlon Avenues from the Measure A-Section 10 funds. (ADOPT)

Resolution 2000-109 amending the 2000-2001 Budget in the amount of $75,000 for the contract for building inspection services with Linhart Petersen Powers Associates using General Fund Reserves that will be replaced by Building Division Revenues. (ADOPT)

Damon 9. Consideration of a contract with MBIA MuniServices Company/Municipal Resource Recovery Consultants (“MMC”) for auditing and consulting services in connection with the City’s Utility Users Tax. (600.30)

Resolution 2000-110 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with MBIA MuniServices Company/Municipal Resource Recovery Consultants (“MMC”) for auditing and consulting services in connection with the City’s Utility Users Tax in an amount not to exceed $10,000 per year.

Brusatori 10. Resolution authorizing the award of the 2000-2001 maintenance services contract for City-wide landscape services. (600.30)


Resolution 2000-111 authorizing the award of the 2000-2001 maintenance services contract for parks and landscape maintenance to TruGreen LandCare and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract on behalf of the City of El Cerrito.

Abelson 11. Resolution authorizing the award of the 2000-2001 maintenance services contract for concrete sidewalk maintenance. (600.30)

Resolution 2000-112 authorizing the award of the 2000-2001 maintenance services contract for concrete sidewalk maintenance to Berkeley Cement Inc. and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract on behalf of the City of El Cerrito.

Perka 12. Resolution authorizing the award of the 2000-2001 maintenance services contract for storm drain and catch basin cleaning. (600.30)

Resolution 2000-113 authorizing the award of the 2000-2001 maintenance services contract for storm drain and catch basin cleaning to Phillip West Industrial Services and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract on behalf of the City.

Damon 13. Resolution authorizing the award of the 2000-2001 maintenance services contract for asphalt concrete maintenance. (600.30)

Resolution 2000-114 authorizing the award of the 2000-2001 maintenance services contract asphalt concrete maintenance to Ransome Company and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract on behalf of the City. (600.30)

Brusatori 14. Resolution authorizing the award of the 2000-2001 maintenance services contract for street light repair and replacement. (600.30)

Resolution 2000-115 awarding the 2000-2001 maintenance services contract for street light repair and replacement to Signal Maintenance and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract on behalf of the City,

NON-POLICY MATTERS
CC 15. Planning Commission action from the meeting of October 4, 2000: approved use permit application 5738 for parking lot in El Cerrito, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 662 South 52nd Street, Richmond, applicant, Caltrans, owner. Appeal period ends October 19, 2000 (NOTE & FILE)

CC 16. Confirm date for Joint Meeting to discuss the role of the Park & Recreation Commission. (CONFIRM DATE FOR JOINT MEETING FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2000 AT 7:00 P.M., COMMUNITY CENTER CRAFT ROOM) (920.70)
CC 17. Request from Councilmember Brusatori to cancel the regular meeting of November 6, 2000, due to the election the following day. (CANCEL NOVEMBER 6, 2000 MEETING; POST NOTICE) (920.70)

Mayor 18. Appointment of Council sub-committee on Measure C Parking Garage (tabled at the 10/2/00 meeting). (120.20)

ORDINANCE FOR ADOPTION
Abelson 19. Consideration of an ordinance amending Title 2 of the El Cerrito Municipal Code, Chapter 2.04, by adding a new section creating a Financial Advisory Board. (660.10)

Second Reading of Ordinance 2000-3 amending Title 2 (Administration), Chapter
2.04 (City Council), by adding a new section 2.04.300 creating a Financial Advisory Board.
- Motion to consider the ordinance by title only – voice vote.
- Motion to ordinance 2000-3 be adopted – roll call vote.

20. COUNCIL ASSIGNMENTS/LIAISON REPORTS. Informational reports from Councilmember representatives for the following committees, commissions and organizations:
(a) Mayor Friedman - Assignments as Mayor: County Mayors' Conference; Disaster Preparedness Council; Pension Board; Temporary Permits Committee; Underground Utilities Committee; West County Mayors’ & Supervisors’ Assoc. Other: Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) General Assembly, West County Integrated Waste Management Authority.
(b) Mayor Pro Tem Damon - Assignments as Mayor Pro Tem: County Mayors’ Conference (alternate); Disaster Preparedness Council (alternate); Pension Board (alternate); Temporary Permits Committee.; Underground Utilities Committee; West County Mayors’ & Supervisors’ Assoc. (alternate). Other: ABAG General Assembly (alternate); Committee on Aging; Economic Development Board, Human Relations Commission, League of Calif. Cities East Bay Div.; Commission Soccer/Play Field Ad Hoc Committee; Tree Commission.
(c) Councilmember Abelson Assignments: Park & Recreation Commission, Recycling Services Task Force, West County Transportation Advisory Commission.
(d) Councilmember Brusatori Assignments: Civil Service Commission; Planning Commission; West County Integrated Waste Management Authority (alternate); West County Regional Library Board; West County Transportation Advisory Committee (alternate).
(e) Councilmember Perka Assignments: Crime Prevention Committee; Design Review Board; League of Calif. Cities East Bay Div. (alternate); West County Regional Library Board (alternate).

ADJOURNMENT. An joint study session with the Design Review Board and Park & Recreation Commission will be held on Monday, October 30, 2000 in the Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. (to review the schematic designs presented by the lead architectural firm, Ellerbe Becket, Inc. for the El Cerrito Swim Center.) The regular meeting of November 6 may be canceled. The joint meeting with the Park & Recreation Commission will be held on Monday, November 13, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. in the Tiny Tots Room, Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, CA 94530.

Deadline for agenda items for next regular meeting of 11/20/00 is Monday, 11/13/00, by 12 noon, City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA.

IF YOU CHALLENGE A DECISION OF THE CITY COUNCIL IN COURT, YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE COUNCIL MEETING OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE DELIVERED AT, OR PRIOR TO, THE COUNCIL MEETING. ACTIONS CHALLENGING CITY COUNCIL DECISIONS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE TIME
LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTION 1094.6



The City Council believes that late night meetings deter public
participation, can affect the Council’s decision-making ability,
and can be a burden to staff. City Council Meetings shall be
adjourned by 10:30 p.m. unless extended to a specific time
determined by a majority of the Council.

EL CERRITO
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
AGENDA

Senior Center
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2000 Council Chambers Garden Room
8:30 p.m. or after the Council meeting, whichever is later Community Center
Regular Meeting 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito

Please Note: (a) Copies of the agenda bills and other written documentation relating to each item of business referred to on the agenda are on file in the office of the City Clerk and are available for public inspection. (b) In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk, 510/215-4300. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title I)

ROLL CALL
Agency Members: Janet Abelson, , Larry Damon, Mark Friedman,
Kathleen Perka, and Gina Brusatori, Chair

Chair CONVENE (after Council meeting)

-- AGENCY/STAFF COMMUNICATIONS/ANNOUNCEMENTS. (This item
concerns informational reports on matters of general interest by Council and staff.)

-- ORAL COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC. (This place on the agenda is
reserved for comments and inquiries from citizens regarding matters on the consent calendar and
matters which do not otherwise appear on the agenda.)

Perka 1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES. Minutes of the regular meeting of October 2, 2000, the joint meeting of May 30, 2000, and the regular meetings of June 19, 2000 and June 26, 2000.

ADJOURNMENT. The Chair will adjourn the meeting to the next regular
meeting to be held on call.


IF YOU CHALLENGE A DECISION OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY IN COURT, YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE COUNCIL MEETING OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE DELIVERED AT, OR PRIOR TO, THE COUNCIL MEETING. ACTIONS CHALLENGING AGENCY BOARD DECISIONS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE TIME LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTION 1094.6

Note: The Redevelopment Agency believes that late night meetings deter public participation, can affect the Agency’s decision-making ability, and can be a burden to staff. Redevelopment Agency meetings shall be adjourned by 10:30 p.m. unless extended to a specific time determined by a majority of the Agency.

Run dates: 2000-10-13 - 2000-10-15
 


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