The Berkeley Activist's Calendar, April 8-15

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Saturday April 07, 2018 - 10:53:00 AM

City Council is on spring recess. Next Council meeting April 24, 2018.

Worth Noting

  • The proposed agenda for April 24 City Council meeting deserves review and is posted with Monday’s Agenda Committee. For comment email:
  • The Police Review Commission, Homeless Commission and Parks and Waterfront Commission all meet Wednesday evening at the same time.
  • The Loan Administration Board (loans to local Berkeley small businesses) meets Thursday.
  • The Zoning Adjustment Board on Thursday lists 3 projects within the Hillside overlay.

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


Sunday, April 8, 2018 

Holocaust Remembrance Day, Sun, April 8, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 2121 Allston Way, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Honoring Hana Berger Moran, Distinguished Suvivor with Joel Ben-Izzy 

Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly, Sun, April 8, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm, 1970 Chestnut St, Finnish Hall, General Assembly meeting, 

Monday, April 9, 2018 

City Council Agenda Committee, Mon, April 9, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor Redwood Conf Room, Agenda: 26. Tiny House Project, 32. & 33. Block grant allocations, 34.a.&b. U1 funds for 1011 University complex, Housing Advisory Commission voted for moving City Council Chambers to 1011 University, 36. Deep Green Initiative, 38. GoBerkeley Transportation, 40. Disaster preparedness multi-family housing, 35 & 41. PRC recommendations to achieve Fair and Impartial policing recommendations packet pages 148-149 , Packet 264 pages 

3x3 Committee – 3 Council Members, 3 Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) members, Mon, April 9, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, 1901 Hearst, North Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: HAP shortfall, small sites RFP, Damage claim program, Section 8 Landlord tax exemption 

Police Review Commission (PRC) – Commission Reform Subcommittee, Mon, April 9, 10:00 am, 1947 Center St, Civic Center Annex Building, Western Sycamore, First Floor 

Youth Commission, Mon, April 9, 6:30 pm, 1730 Oregon St, Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Services Center, Agenda: DACA, Homeless Youth 

Tax the Rich rally – Mon, April 9, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm top of Solano in front of closed Oaks Theater, rain cancels 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board – Budget and Personnel Subcommittee, Tue, April 10, 5:30 pm, 2001 Center St, Law Library, 2nd Floor, Agenda: Staffing Model, Budget, Mental Health Training 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 

Homeless Commission, Wed, April 11, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 1901 Hearst Ave, North Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: RFI (Request for Information) homeless storage, flexible housing subsidies 

Parks and Waterfront Commission, Wed, April 11, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 2800 Park St, Frances Albrier Community Center, Agenda: Presentation – Citywide irrigation system upgrade, revisions Marina Ordinance, Proposed fee increases, Capital Improvement and T1, Information – Viability Urban Ferry , Green space as control of flood plains, 

Police Review Commission (PRC), Wed, April 11, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center Agenda: Lexipol (software program) policies, Process for requesting information, public records request, chaplain program, Juneteenth, rape kits 

Thursday, April 12, 2018 

Police Review Commission – Commission Reform Subcommittee, Thur, April 12, 10:00 am, 1947 Center St, Civic Center Annex Building, Western Sycamore, First Floor 

Community Environmental Advisory Commission, Thur, April 12, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 1901 Russell St, South Branch Library, Agenda: Green Development Requirements, Stormwater infrastructure, Plastic Straws, Anti-idling ordinance 

Loan Administration Board , Thur, April 12, 6:00 pm, 1250 9th Street, The Companion Group, Agenda: RLF portfolio, Berkeley Times, Oakland Grown, New Brochures, CupCaking Bake Shop, East Bay Media Center, Anton Salon 

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

  • 1330 Summit Road – construct new 3950 sq ft, 3-story single family dwelling with 2’ front yard setback when 20’ required, Hillside overylay
  • 800 University – establish beer and wine retail sales
  • 1609 Eighth St – reconstruct 1012 sq ft single family dwelling with attached garage
  • 1436 Campus Dr – construct 4,195 sq ft single family dwelling with ADU, 5 bedrooms total, parking structure front yard, Hillside overlay
  • 1446 Fifth St – construct 4 detached, 3-story, 1800 sq ft single family dwellings
  • 749 Contra Costa Ave - 618 foot addition to single family dwelling, Hillside overlay
  • 1711 & 1713 MLK Jr Way - Increase number of bedrooms from 3 to 15, reduce off street parking from 8 to 2, increase dwelling from 1 to 4 

Friday, April 13, 2018 

Reduced City Services Day – check before going to any City Department that it is open 

Saturday, April 14, 2018 

March for Science, Sat, April 14, is in Oakland, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Lake Merritt Amphitheater & Henry Kaiser Auditorium 

McGee Spaulding Neighbors in Action (District 4) meeting with Kate Harrison 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, 2144 Jefferson, University Terrace Community Room, This is a neighborhood meeting for District 4 residents living within area bounded by MLK Jr. Way, Dwight, Sacramento, and University.  

Sunday, April 15, 2018 

There has been mention of Tax or anti-war protest on Sun, April 15, however, nothing was found in Facebook or internet search.