Press Release: Mayor Bates' office's statement about why he cancelled tonight's Berkeley City Council meeting

From Charles Burress
Tuesday December 09, 2014 - 02:00:00 PM

The Mayor’s office has just released this statement:

Dear members of the news media,

The regular Berkeley City Council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight, December 9, has been postponed, as well as the special Work Session scheduled for 5:30 p.m. this evening. The Council Chambers can hold about 125 people, and we understand substantially more people are interested in attending the meeting due to recent events in Berkeley. We want to ensure that the community has as much access as possible to public meetings. The Agenda for the December 9 meeting will be rescheduled for a future date and public notice will be given prior to that meeting. A notice of meeting cancellation will be issued by the City Clerk and publicly posted. We apologize for any inconvenience.