CALL TO ORDER
OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO SPEAK ON CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
City Council convenes in the Council Chamber and then adjourns to Closed Session to discuss the following items:
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL--EXISTING LITIGATION Pursuant to Government Code Subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9
Name of case: Before the US District Court Northern District Oakland Division: GTE Mobilenet of California Limited Partnership, a California limited partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless vs. City of Albany Case No. 11-6155
CALL TO ORDER
1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
2. ROLL CALL
3. REPORT ON ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION, IF ANY
4. CONSENT CALENDAR
(Consent Calendar items are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. By approval of the Consent Calendar, the staff recommendations will be adopted unless otherwise modified by the City Council. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a Council Member or a member of the audience requests removal of the items from the Consent Calendar.)
4-1. Minutes, April 2, 2012
Staff recommendation: Approve
4-2. a. Ratification of bills, claims and demands against the City of Albany in the amount of: $1,491,410.83 (03/16/2012); $221,320.41 (03/30/2012); $29,058.11 (04/01/2012)
b. Ratification of bills, claims and demands against the Albany Joint Powers Authority in the amount of: $889.84 (03/02/2012); $462.00 (03/16/2012)
Staff recommendation: Ratify
4-3. Resolution No. 2012-21 authorizing City staff to submit and implement the program plan application for the City of Albany Paratransit Program for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.
4-3A Staff Report
4-3B Reso 2012-21
Staff recommendation: That Council approve Resolution No. 2012-21 authorizing staff to submit and implement the program plan application for the City of Albany Paratransit Program for fiscal year 2012-2013.
4-4. Temporary Street Closure of Carmel Avenue near Memorial Park for Arts & Green Festival, May 6, 2012.
4-4A Staff Report
Staff recommendation: That Council approve the closure of Carmel Avenue starting at Portland Avenue to the middle of the block of Carmel Avenue along Memorial Park May 6, 2012 from 9 AM – 5 PM for the Arts & Green Festival.
4-5. Resolution No. 2012-22 - Extension of agreement with the City of Piedmont for shared Fire Chief services.
4-5A Staff Report
4-5B Reso 2012-22
4-5D Jan 17 12 Staff Report
Staff recommendation: That Council approve Resolution No. 2012-22, authorizing execution of an agreement with the City of Piedmont for shared Fire Chief services, through April 2014.
4-6. Mayor Javandel appointed Brian Johns to the Waterfront Committee.
Staff recommendation: Information only
5. GOOD OF THE CITY/PUBLIC FORUM/ANNOUNCEMENTS
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6. PRESENTATION/PUBLIC HEARING
6-1. Approval of Active Transportation Plan
6-1A Staff Report
6-1B Council Min 09 09 11
6-1D Mitigated Negative Declaration
6-1E Reso 2012-24
6-1F Reso 2012-25
Traffic and Safety Commission Recommendation: At the February 23, 2012 Traffic and Safety Commission meeting, the Commission unanimously approved the following Active Transportation Plan recommendations to the City Council:
1) Recommend that the City Council modify proposed Dartmouth Shared Street Concept (Project 15) by shifting signage, pavement markings, and traffic circles to Stage 1; shift Dartmouth and San Pablo intersection improvements to Stage 2; and create a new Stage 3 and include the Pomona curb modifications and bulb outs.
2) Recommend that the City Council keep Dartmouth Shared Street Concept in Tier 2 and ask staff to find funds for Stage 1.
3) Recommend that the City Council approve the Active Transportation Plan Mitigated Negative Declaration.
4) Recommend that the City Council approve the Active Transportation Plan as amended.
Staff recommendation: Staff recommends that the City Council approve the Active Transportation Plan
1) Approve Resolution No. 2012-24, Approving Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration
2) Approve Resolution No. 2012-25, Approving Active Transportation Plan as amended
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
7-1. Advisory Body Work Plans - 2012
7-1A Staff Report
7-1B Social & Econ Justice Commission
7-1C Arts Committee
7-1D Community Media Access Committee
Staff recommendation: That Council receive the 2012 Work Plans developed by the Social and Economic Justice Commission, the Arts Committee, and the Community Media Access Committee outlining the priority tasks for each respective group, and provide any comments or direction.
8. NEW BUSINESS
8-1. Report on East Bay Regional Park District Albany Beach Restoration and Public Access Improvement Project
8-1A Staff Report
8-1B Reso 2011-34 Endorsement
8-1C Att 2 Beach Graphics
8-1D Att 3 Notice of Preparation
Staff recommendation: That Council approve correspondence to the East Bay Regional Park District expressing support for the Albany Beach project and commenting on the Notice of Preparation on an environmental impact report.
8-2. Resolution No. 2012-20, Supporting the renaming of Eastshore State Park
8-2A Reso 2012-20
Council Member Lieber recommendation: Approve Resolution No. 2012-20 of the Albany City Council in Support of Renaming the Eastshore State Park to McLaughlin Eastshore State Park.
8-3. Ordinance No. 2012-02 a proposed amendment to Chapter II, Article IV of the Albany Municipal Code to revise meeting dates for the Planning and Zoning Commission to accommodate the Albany Unified School District Board of Education request to change meeting dates.
8-3A Staff Report
8-3B Ord 2012-02
8-3C Att 2 BOE Original Schedule
8-3D Att 3 AUDS BOE Mtg Schedule
Staff recommendation: That the Council authorize introduction and first reading of Ordinance No. 2012-02 amending Chapter II, Article IV of the Albany Municipal Code to revise meeting dates for the Planning and Zoning Commission in order to accommodate the Albany Unified School District Board of Education request to change meeting dates.
8-4. Waste Management of Alameda County Annual Rate Adjustment
8-4A Staff Report
8-4B Att 1 Request
8-4C Att 2 Article 10
8-4D Att 3 Exhibit 2
8-4E Att 4 Residential Guide
8-4F Att 5 Commercial & Multi Family Guide
8-4G Att 6 CFL Curbside Collection Postcard
Staff recommendation: That the Council authorize the Annual Rate Adjustment of 4.59% by Waste Management of Alameda County.
8-5. City of Albany Capacity Limitations Report
8-5A Staff Report
8-5B Capacity Limitations
Staff recommendation: That Council receive the report on the City’s capacity limitations in meeting the obligations of a local government and expectations of the local community. The report is provided as context for the City Council and community’s consideration of a potential November 2012 tax measure to support city services.
9. OTHER BUSINESS, REPORTS ON MEETINGS ATTENDED, ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS/FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS.
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