The Berkeley Activist's Calendar, March 31-April 6

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Saturday March 30, 2019 - 02:02:00 PM

Worth Noting and Showing Up:

Tuesday – The City Council agenda includes a proposal for a Vehicle Dweller program. People living in RVs includes children in our schools, workers in our city. With 89% of Berkeley rents > $2000/month* and a full time $15/hour job paying $2,600/month before any withholding, it should be clear why people are living in vehicles. The people who don’t have enough resources for vehicle sheltering are in tents, shelter beds, doorways and literally on the street.

Wednesday – The Planning Commission hearing on moving lot lines on contiguous properties a tactic being used to game-the-system/avoid paying the full affordable housing fees (In Lieu Mitigation Fee) to the City or include affordable units in for sale condominium projects.

Wednesday - David Brower Center – Panel on California’s Drinking Water Crisis

Thursday – The Housing Advisory Commission has a full agenda of important issues.

Saturday – Berkeley Portrait Project Opening at the Brower Center

Sunday, March 31, 201

No City meetings or events found

Monday, April 1, 2019 

Personnel Board, 7 – 9 pm, 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor Redwood Conference Room, Agenda: Requests for extension of Temporary Animal Services Assistant and Provisional Accounting Office Specialist III, 

Closed Session Police Review Commission – Board of Inquiry, 5:30 pm, at 2939 Ellis, South Berkeley Senior Center, agenda: Complaint #2449 

Tax the Rich Rally, with music by Occupella, 5 – 6 pm at the Top of Solano in front of the Closed Oaks Theater, Rain Cancels 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 

Berkeley City Council, Tuesday, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, 1231 Addison Street, BUSD Board Room, Agenda: Consent Calendar: 2. Contract - Shattuck reconfiguration, 3. Budget referral year-round opening West Campus Pool, 5. Opposition to ACSC to Eliminating Settlement Conferences for Unlawful Detainer Cases, 7. Public Outreach and Educational Meetings on Electrification, Action Calendar: 13. Funding Eviction Defense Center and East Bay Community Law Center, 14. New Marina Fee, 15. DEIR Upper Hears and 2020 Long Range Development Plan, 16. Cannabis, 17. Vehicle Dweller Program, 18. a.& b. Safe Lead-Paint Practices 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 

Board of Library Trustees, 6:30 pm at 1901 Russell St, Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library, Agenda: Consent:III.B. Holiday and Early Closing Schedule, C. Reappoint Diane Davenport, Action: IV. A. Budget, B. Search firm to Recruit Director 

Commission on Disability, 6:30 – 9 pm at 1326 Allston Way, Willow Room, Public Works Corporation Yard, Agenda: 1. Secretary accessibility concerns, 2. IKE Smart City Kiosks, 4. Wheelchair charging facilities, 5. RV parking, 6. Coordination with Zero Waste Commission for efforts affecting disabled, 7. San Pablo Ave. Plan, 8. Navigable Cities 

Public Works Commission – Paving Subcommittee – 12 -1 pm, at 1947 Center St, 

Planning Commission, 7 – 10 pm at 2939 Ellis, South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: 9. Public Hearing on Eliminating residential Off-Street Parking Requirements for all new dwelling units in the R-S (Residential Southside), 10. Public Hearing on Amendments to Inclusionary Housing Regulations (moving lot line on contiguous lots under common ownership), 11. Policy Referral Matrix 

Senior Wellness Fair: Homerun to Wellness, 10 am – 1 pm, at 2939 Ellis, South Berkeley Senior Center 

California’s Drinking Water Crisis, 6 – 9 pm, at David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, free – RSVP, 

Thursday, April 4, 2019 

Facilities, Infrastructure, Transportation, Environment & Sustainability Committee, 2 pm, at 2180 Milvia, Cypress Room 1st Floor, Agenda: 2. a. & b. Green Stormwater Infrastructure, 3. Considering Multi-year Bidding for Street Paving,,_Infrastructure,_Transportation,_Environment,___Sustainability.aspx 

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board – Habitable and Sustainable Housing Committee, 5:30 pm, at 2001 Center St, Law Library 2nd Floor, Agenda: 5. Improving resilience 

Cannabis Commission, 2 – 4 pm, 2180 Milvia St, 6th Floor, Agenda: VII.A Youth use cannabis studies, C. Mission statement, D. Work plan 

Housing Advisory Commission, 7 – 9 pm at 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: 5. Possible Subcommittee for a. City-Owned Property 1281 University, b. Housing Trust Fund, 6. Presentation Education/Workforce Housing Initiatives by BUSD & BeHome Berkeley, 7. Possible recommendation to revise Housing Trust Fund Guidelines, and BUSD predevelopment Grant for Local Teacher Housing, 8. Possible Recommendation on Operating Funds for Community Housing Development Organizations, 9. Predevelopment Loan Proposal for 2527 San Pablo (SAHA), 10. Bi-annual Housing Policy Report, 11. Social Housing Summit, 

Landmarks Preservation Commission, 7 – 11:30 pm at 1947 Center St, Multipurpose Room, Basement, 

1619 Walnut – designation landmark or structure of merit 

2018-30 University – exterior alterations 

1915 Fourth St – exterior alterations 

2019-2020 – CLG Grant Application 

Berkeley Rose Garden 



Friday, April 5, 2019 

No City meetings or events found 

Saturday, April 6, 2019 

Berkeley Portrait Project Opening, 6 – 8 pm, at 2150 Allston Way, the Brower Center, 

Berkeley Bay Festival, 11 – 4 pm, at Shorebird Park Nature Center, 180 University 

Sunday, April 7, 2019 

350 Bay Area Action Legislative Committee, 1 – 3 pm, at 2530 San Pablo, Sierra Club Bay Chapter Office, limit 30 (small room) – use link to sign-up 



Source for Berkeley Rents in Worth Noting comments 



Public Hearings Scheduled – Land Use Appeals 

1722 Walnut – rescheduled – 4-23-2019 

1050 Parker – Parker – Medical Office Building - 4-30-2019 

2700 Tenth – Pardee Parking Lot - 4-30-2017 

1444 Fifth St – 4 single family dwellings - 5-14-2019 



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This meeting list is also posted on the Sustainable Berkeley Coalition website. and in the Berkeley Daily Planet under activist’s calendar 


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