The Berkeley Activist's Calendar, July 8-15

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Saturday July 07, 2018 - 10:47:00 AM

Worth Noting:

The summary of meetings for the coming week is not as heavy as expected considering the canceling and rescheduling for the 4th of July Holiday. When the Peace and Justice Commission meets on Federal Immigration abuses on Monday evening it will be after the working poor and nine children living in vehicles at the Marina are evicted from their current location under threat of arrest and being jailed in Berkeley or Santa Rita.

The Tuesday City Council Agenda is packed. The Vacancy Ordinance, Police Commission Charter Amendment, Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness and Transfer Tax Ballot Initiative are in the agenda item list.

The Community meeting on fire safety Thursday evening organized by Sophie Hahn District 5 is timely given that fire season is upon us. The announcement does not list speakers.  


Sunday, July 8, 2018 

No City meetings or events posted 

Monday, July 9, 2018 

Agenda Committee, Monday, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor Redwood Conf Room, Agenda Plan for July 24 City Council Meeting – last scheduled council meeting before summer recess, Consent: 4. Inventory and Conserve Public art Collection, 5. ACRO Temporary Staffing Contract, 7. Minuteman Contract, 8. Contract Janitorial Service – Universal Building Services, 10. Aging Services Programs, 11. BOSS to Operate secure Storage, 12. Berkeley Way Application A1 Funds, 14. Housing Trust Funds for Housing Rehab, 16. SEIU Local 1021Agreement, 17. Unrepresented Employees Agreement, 25. Sanitary sewer services, 26. & 32. Milvia Bikeway Project, 34. Use Agreements 1001, 1011 University, 35. Capital improvement paving, 36. Go Berkeley Residential Shared Parking Pilot contract, 37. Reject Bids Woolsley Street Project, 38. Reject Bids, Panoramic Hill Rehabilitation Project, 39. ADU Pilot House the Homeless, 41. Ballot Measure Vision 2050, 45. Community service in lieu of Parking Penalties, 49. Use Nextdoor for Real Time BPD updates, 50. Allow City Staff to Serve as Commissioner, 53. Gender ID on public records, 55. Wildfire App for BPD to provide real time updates, Action: 56. 1446 Fifth Street Appeal, 57. MOU Law Enforcement Agencies, Police Dept or Private Security, 58 a.&b. U1 Funds to repay Worker’s Comp 1001, 1007, 1011 University and 1925 Ninth Street, 59. Density Bonus, 60. Arts and Culture Plan, 61. Posting Board and Commission meeting Minutes, 62. Lobbyists Registration Ordinance, 63. Police Review Commission Charter Ballot Initiative 

Peace and Justice Commission, 7:00 pm – 1901 Hearst Ave, North Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Responsible Investments, Federal Immigration Abuses, 

Tax the Rich rally – Mon, May 4, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm top of Solano in front of closed Oaks Theater,  

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 

Berkeley City Council, Tue, July 10, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, 2134 MLK Jr Way, City Council Chambers, Agenda: Consent 6. 2111 McKinley Master Lease BOSS, 8. Urban Agriculture Ordinance, 11. Bike Station Agreement with BART City to pay $130,000 in new Center St. Garage, 16. Rename Ashby BART Mable Howard BART, 19. Commercial Cannabis Retail Nurseries, 20. Permit Process for Scooter Sharing Companies on Public Streets, 21. Revisions to Short Term Rental Ordinance, 26. Request for Comprehensive Annual Report on Homeless Services (past reports in packet well worth reading), Action 27. ZAB appeal 840 Page Street, 28. Unlawful Nuisance Ordinance Residential Buildings vacant > 120 days and meeting 2 or more specified conditions 29. a.&b. Immediate Priorities for Fire Safety and Overall Disaster Preparedness, 30. Affordable Housing Bond Nov. Ballot Initiative, 31. Ballot Initiative Rent Ordinance, 32. a.&b. Charter Amendment Police Commission, 34. Auto Sales in Commercial South Area, , 35. ADU Ordinance Updates, 36. Standards for Views, 37. CEAC recommendations City-wide Green Development requirements apply to 50 units or more, LEED Silver, 38. Ballot Initiative Increase Transfer Tax to fund Homeless Services. 

Solano Avenue Business Improvement District Advisory Board, Tue, July 10, 11:00 am, 1821 Catalina Ave, Thousand Oaks Baptist Church, Agenda: Special Project Grant, Planned Expenditures, 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 

Ad-Hoc Subcommittee on Climate Emergency Declaration, Wed, July 11, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor Redwood Room, Agenda: Scope of Committee, Committee Composition, Town Hall, Roles, Scheduled meetings 

Homeless Commission, Wed, July 11, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 1901 Hearst Ave, North Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: Aging Homeless as a Priority, Suicide Prevention, Encampments, Peer Driven Models, Expanded Shelter Access 

Housing Advisory Commission, Wed, July 11, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: Small Sites, Tenant Opportunity to Purchase (TOPA), 1281 University RFP, 163, 1654 Fifth Street, Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), Moderate Income Housing, Implementation State Housing Law 

Parks and Waterfront Commission, Wed, July 11, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 2800 Park St, Frances Albrier Community Center, No Agenda Posted, check before going 

Police Review Commission, Wed, July 11, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: Lexipol Policies, Dismantling Homeless Encampments, Requests for Information, 

Thursday, July 12, 2018 

Ad Hoc subcommittee on Small Business, Thur, July 12, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 1947 Center Street, 3rd Floor Magnolia Room, Agenda: Commercial Vacancies 

Firescaping and Fire Safety, Thur, July 12, 7:00 pm, 941 The Alameda, Northbrae Church 

Organized by Sophie Hahn, District 5 

Community Environmental Advisory Commission, Thur, July 12, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 1901 Russell St, South Branch Library, Agenda: Climate Mobilization, Zero-emission Fleet Policy, Water Infrastructure Bond, Microfibers 

Public Works Commission, Thur, July 12, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 1326 Allston Way, Willow Room, City of Berkeley Corporation Yard, Agenda: No Agenda Posted 

Zoning Adjustments Board, Thur, July 12, 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm, 2134 MLK Jr. Way, City Council Chambers 

1470 Cornell – Reconstruct 1392 sf 2-story single family dwelling with 523 sf addition, convert 200 sf habitable space back to garage, (staff recommend approve) 

1601 Oxford – (Preview) construct 4-story 36,000 sf with 34 age-restricted BMR units for seniors, 1 manager unit, 2 units for use by All Souls Episcopal Parish, partial underground parking 

Friday, July 13, 2018 

Cheryl Davila Open Office Hours, Fri, July 13, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 2072 San Pablo Ave, Priya Restaurant 

Saturday, July14, 2018 

McGee Spaulding Neighbors in Action, Sat, July 14, 9:45 am potluck brunch, meeting 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, location TBD 

Sunday, July 15, 2018 

Music in the Park \ Kidchella Concert Series, Sun, July 15, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Willard Park, 




The meeting list is also posted on the Sustainable Berkeley Coalition website. 


When notices of meetings are found that are posted after Friday 5:00 pm they are added to the website schedule and preceded by LATE ENTRY 


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