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The Berkeley Activist's Calendar: Sept. 9-16

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Sunday September 09, 2018 - 05:17:00 PM

Worth Noting:

Monday Tax the Rich Rally celebrates its seventh anniversary. It was started by Evelyn Glaubman in 2011. Evelyn (who still attends) does not wish to disclose her age, but the secret is she was not yet, but close to 90 when she started the weekly rally. That reminds all of us there are no excuses for not being engaged. We could say it was the 40% of eligible voters who did not vote in 2016 that gave us this corrupt administration with Donald Trump at the top.

The weekly summary of upcoming City meetings is thick as the Agenda Committee meets Monday to plan for September 25 City Council meeting and City Council meets Thursday (Yom Kippur begins Tuesday evening). Potential controversial items in the Council action calendar are highlighted.

Wednesday Burrowing Owls at Cesar Chavez Park are on the agenda of the Parks and Waterfront Commission and the Police Review Commission (PRC) includes the Berkeley Police Department actions in response to August 5 protests. Thursday the Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC) will be discussing the Climate Mobilization Plan

There are events and forums planned before and during the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) (September 12 – 14) including a forum on Tuesday September 11 with a very impressive list of international presenters. Counter forums and demonstrations are listed at the Sunflower Alliance website


September 20, 2018 - Public Hearings – Appeals,  

749 Contra Costa Ave (addition to SFD) (ZAB), 

Campanile Way View (LPC) 


Sunday, September 9, 2018 

Oakland Pride with Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Sun, Sept 9, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm, 

Solano Stroll, Sun, Sept 9, 9:00 am Stroller Brigade - 10:00 am, 

Monday, September 10, 2018 

Agenda Committee, Mon, Sept 10, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor Redwood Conf Room, Agenda plan for Sept 25 City Council Meeting: Consent 2. Grant, Measure B and BB paratransit revenus, Easy Does It, Friendly Transportation, 3. Sale Redevelopment Properties 1631and 1654 Fifth St, 4. Contract amendment $70,000, Sloan, Sakai, Yeung & Young LLP Chief Labor Negotiations, 7. Contract amendment $800,000-$2 million Nichols Civil-engineering, 8. Contract $65,000 Cadmus EV roadmap, 9. Contract amendment $100,000 Karste Consulting, Inc, Emergency preparedness Services and Training, 10. Contract Amendment $100,000 - $250,000 Citywide After Hours Answering Services, 11. Final Map tract 9787: 2001 Fourth Street 154 unit condominium project, 12. Final Map Tract 8401: 1035-1043 Pardee 5 unit condominium project, 13. Strategic Transportation Plan – to be submitted to County for funding, 14. Zero emission vehicle requirements for City Fleet, 15. Farmers’ Market improvements, changes, 18. Referral Impact parking citations on Disability and low income community, 20. Safe Storage Firearms Ordinance, 21. Support AB-2342 coverage for Breast, Ovarian Cancer susceptibility screening, 22. Opposition Telecom Act forbearance, 23. Traffic circle Vegetation Policy, 24. Game Day Parking, Action: 25. IKE Smart City Kiosks, 26. Standby Officers, 27. Recycling, 28. Green Stormwater Infrastructure, 29 a.&b. Ban on Receipts made with BPA, BPS, BPF, other Phenols, 30 a.&b. Affordable Housing, TemporaryHousing Proposals for 1281 University Ave. 31. A.&b. Small Sites Loan Program, 32. a.&b.path to end homelessness, 33. a.&b. Develop Regional Sanctuary-Community Working group, 34. RV Parking permit process 

Mental Health Commission - Diversity Subcommittee, Mon, Sept 10, 6:00 pm, 1901 Hearst Ave, North Berkeley Senior Center 

Youth Commission, Mon, Sept 10, 6:30 pm, 1730 Oregon St, Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Services Center, Agenda: Youth Retreat, Letter Response to San Pablo Park Shooting 

Tax the Rich rally with Occupella sing along 7 Years on Solano Anniversary Celebration, Mon, Sept 10, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm top of Solano in front of closed Oaks Theater, The very first Tax the Rich Rally was September 12, 2011. Occupy NYC began the following Saturday in 2011. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 – Yom Kippur 

City Council rescheduled to Thursday, Sept 13 

Solano Avenue Business Improvement District Advisory Board, Tue, Sept 11, 11:00 am, 1821 Catalina Ave, Thousand Oaks Baptist Church, Agenda: Grant requests/expenditures, IKE Kiosk 

September 11 - Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm, local and international leaders, free and open to the public,

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 

Commission on Labor, Wed, Sept 12, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 1901 Hearst Ave, North Berkeley Senior Center, meets every other month, Agenda: Labor Education in Schools, Homeless Youth Policy, Fair Workweek, Paid Family Leave, IWW contract negotiations, Living wage ordinance, ICEm Minimum Wage ordinance 

Homeless Commission, Wed, Sept 12, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 1901 Hearst Ave, North Berkeley Senior Center, - No Agenda posted, check before going 

Human Welfare & Community Action Commission, Wed, Sept 12, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: Community Needs Public Hearing Oct. 17, Site visits, CSBG Standards Report and Funding, HWCAC Bylaws,, Subcommittee revisions, Berkeley Funded Agency Programs, Meals Program, Lifeskills Program, 

Parks and Waterfront Commission, Wed, Sept 12, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 2800 Park St, Frances Albrier Community Center, Agenda: Burrowing Owl area Cesar Chavez Park, Tuolumme Camp rebuild, Single Use Food Container, Marina Specific Plan, Updates Marina fiscal issues, Waterfront leases, parking study 

Police Review Commission, Wed, Sept 12, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: Subcommittee Reports/Action General orders, Homeless Encampment, Lexipol Policies, Request for information from other City Departments, After-Action reports, Guiding Principles, Body-worn Cameras Policy, BPD response to Protests Aug 5, 2018 

Thursday, September 13, 2018 

Cannabis Commission, Thurs, Sept 13, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 2180 Milvia St, 6th Floor, Agenda: Caregiver gardens, Berkeley collective regulations, MAUCRSA collective regulations, AUMA regulations 

City Council, Thursday, Sept 13, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, 2134 MLK Jr Way, City Council ChambersThe Thursday, September 13, Agenda: Recess: item 2. Winter Shelter extension to Aug 31, Consent: 6.Uptima Business Bootcamp $120,000, 8. Fire Administration approve positions to enhance Fire Dept fire prevention services, billing, collection, grant writing, 9. Seek funding thru SB 840 for Homeless Mentally Ill Outreach and Treatment, 11.establish Resilient Buildings Program Manager, 12. Bay Trail extension, 13. 15 Dock Sections, 14. Central Library Stucco Demolition, 15. Consideration of Accessibility in ADU, 16. Filling Vacancies Human Welfare and Community Action Commission, 17. Live/Work Inclusionary Units, 18. Resolution to support enforcement and mitigate damages from removal of trees at 1698 University, 19. No change to Standards of Inverse Condemnation (Wildfires), Action: 21. Lobbyist Ordinance, 22. ADU Ordinance, 23. Eliminating parking from Berkeley Way Project, 24. Cannabis, 25. Disposition MOU between BPD and ICE. 26. a.&b. Vehicle Encampment, 27. Enforcement Policy Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza – no lying, camping, obstruction, etc. 28. Urban Forest and Wildlife Habitat Preservation, 29. Limiting Publishing Photos (doxing) of people arrested by BPD, 30. Green Monday, 31. Standby Officers Qualifications 

Community Environmental Advisory Commission, Thurs, Sept 13, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 1901 Russell St, Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library, Agenda: Climate Mobilization Plan, Lead Paint Resolution, Microfiber, CO2 Label Gas stations, Global Climate Action Summit 

Friday, September 14, 2018 

City Reduced Service Day 

Saturday, September 15, 2018 

Berkeley Progressive Alliance – District 7 Endorsement Meeting, Sat, Sept 15, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 1939 Addison, East Bay Media Center, 

International Shoreline Cleanup, Sat, Sept 15, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Shorebird Park Nature Center 

Music in the Park | Family Concerts Grove Park, Sat, Sept 15, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 

Sunday, September 16, 2018 

No City Events Found 



The meeting list is posted in the Berkeley Daily Planet under Berkeley Activist’s Calendar 


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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