City Council Special Meeting eAgenda November 30, 2021
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Jesse Arreguin, Mayor
District 1 – Rashi Kesarwani
District 5 – Sophie Hahn
District 2 – Terry Taplin
District 6 – Susan Wengraf
District 3 – Ben Bartlett
District 7 – Rigel Robinson
District 4 – Kate Harrison
District 8 – Lori Droste
PUBLIC ADVISORY: THIS MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH VIDEOCONFERENCE AND TELECONFERENCE
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54953(e) and the state declared emergency, this meeting of the City Council will be conducted exclusively through teleconference and Zoom videoconference. The COVID-19 state of emergency continues to directly impact the ability of the members to meet safely in person and presents imminent risks to the health of attendees. Therefore, no physical meeting location will be available.
To access the meeting remotely: Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device: Please use this https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84061822756. If you do not wish for your name to appear on the screen, then use the drop down menu and click on "rename" to rename yourself to be anonymous. To request to speak, use the “raise hand” icon by rolling over the bottom of the screen.
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Please be mindful that the teleconference will be recorded as any Council meeting is recorded, and all other rules of procedure and decorum will apply for Council meetings conducted by teleconference or videoconference.
To submit a written communication for the City Council’s consideration and inclusion in the public record, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Comment - Limited to items on this agenda only
The City Council will convene in closed session to meet concerning the following:
- CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTIONS 54956.9(d)(1)
a, National Prescription Opiate Litigation, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, MDL 2804, Case No. 1:17-MD-2804. Discussion and direction whether to register as an eligible Non-Litigating Subdivision to participate in the nationwide settlements that are proposed to resolve all opioids litigation brought by states and local political subdivisions against the three largest pharmaceutical distributors (McKesson, Cardinal Health, and Amerisource), and against manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its parent company Johnson & Johnson. https://oag.ca.gov/opioids and https://nationalopioidsettlement.com/
2. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTIONS 54956.9(d)(1)
a. Oceanview Neighborhood Council v. City of Berkeley; 1444 Fifth Street, et al., Real Parties in Interest; Case No. RG21091748 (Alameda County Superior Court, filed 3/12/2021)
b. Oceanview Neighborhood Council v. City of Berkeley City; 1442 Fifth Street LLC; Case No. 21CV001971 (Alameda County Superior Court, filed 11/5/2021)
3. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.8
Property address: 1007 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710
Agency Negotiators: Dee Williams-Ridley, City Manager; Paul Buddenhagen, Deputy City Manager; Liam Garland, Director, Public Works Department; Dionne Early, Community Development Project Coordinator
Negotiating parties: City of Berkeley and Bauman College
Property owner: City of Berkeley
Under negotiation: Price and terms
- CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS; GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54957.6
Negotiators: Dee Williams-Ridley, City Manager, Paul Buddenhagen, Deputy City Manager, LaTanya Bellow, Deputy City Manager, Don Ellison, Interim Human Resources Director, Ravinder Rangi, Employee Relations Manager.
Employee Organizations: Berkeley Fire Fighters Association Local 1227, Berkeley Fire Fighters Association, Local 1227 I.A.F.F. / Berkeley Chief Fire Officers Association; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 1245, SEIU 1021 Community Services and Part-time Recreation Activity Leaders, SEIU 1021 Maintenance and Clerical, Public Employees Union Local 1, Unrepresented Employees, Berkeley Police Association.
Public Reports of actions taken pursuant to Government Code section 54957.1.
I hereby request that the City Clerk of the City of Berkeley cause personal notice to be given to each member of the Berkeley City Council on the time and place of said meeting, forthwith.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the official seal of the City of Berkeley to be affixed on this 24th day of November, 2021.
Jesse Arreguin, Mayor
Public Notice – this Proclamation serves as the official agenda for this meeting.
Mark Numainville, City Clerk
This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953 and applicable emergency Executive Orders issued by the Governor. Any member of the public may participate in the public comment portion of this meeting. Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900.
NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: If you object to a decision by the City Council to approve or deny an appeal, the following requirements and restrictions apply: 1) Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6 and Government Code Section 65009(c)(1)(E), no lawsuit challenging a City decision to deny or approve a Zoning Adjustments Board decision may be filed and served on the City 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 Zoning Adjustments Board decision, 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.
Agendas and agenda reports may be accessed via the Internet at http://www.cityofberkeley.info/citycouncil
COMMUNICATION ACCESS INFORMATION:
To request a disability-related accommodation(s) to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact the Disability Services specialist at 981-6346(V) or 981-7075 (TDD) at least three business days before the meeting date.