Arts & Events

The Berkeley Activist's Calendar, Jan. 6-13

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Saturday January 05, 2019 - 10:10:00 AM

In the changing climate of drought and fire storms, Local Hazard Mitigation Plans are not an exercise to place on a shelf. First read the LA Times December 30, 2018 article “Here’s How Paradise ignored warnings and became a deathtrap” by Paige St. John, Joseph Serna and Rong-Gong Lin II. Then dig into the Berkeley Local Hazard Mitigation plan draft.

The deadline for Commissions and the community to comment on the Local Hazard Mitigation plan draft (the Plan for preparing for natural disasters and reducing the impacts) is February 28.

Please note the location of Commission meetings. The North Berkeley Senior Center is closed for renovation until mid 2020. 

Sunday, January 6, 2019 

No city meetings or events found 

Monday, January 7, 2019  

Agenda Committee, Monday, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor Redwood Conf Room, Agenda Planning for Jan 22 City Council Meeting: Consent 2. 2nd reading ordinance to rezone 1050 Parker/2621 Tenth St Amending from Mixed Use-Light Industrial to allow for 4-story/50 fro tall building, 5. MOU with Alameda Co Winter Relief Program, 8. Grant Application for Berkeley Way transportation and infrastructure improvements if awarded, 11. Cazadero Camp Jensen Dormitory Replacement Design, 12. Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Permit Project, 14. Ghilotti Construction Co for Panoramic Hill Rehabilitation 18. Support Green New Deal, Action: Refer to City Manager to consider boycotting Amazon for role in tracking immigrants in cooperation with ICE and abusive working conditions, 21. a&b. Mandatory Green Stormwater Infrastructure in New and Existing Redevelopments, 22. a&b. and 24. Single Use Foodware and Litter Reduction, 23. Number of Cannabis Retail Establishments and Creation Equity Program, 25. Safe Lead Paint Practices, 26. &b. Contracting with or Investing City Funds in any entity involved in production or upgrading of weapons, 27. a&b. Allocation $4.75 million FY 20 & FY 21 to reduce consumption and health impacts sugar-sweetened beverages, 28. 2019 City Council Committee and Regional Body Appointments, 29. RFP for development of West Berkeley Service Center site into senior housing and services project, 30. Reaffirm commitment to Roe v. Wade 

Peace and Justice Commission, 7:00 pm 2180 Milvia, 1st Floor Cypress Room, Agenda: Weapons Contracting Resolution, Hazard Mitigation Plan, Sanctuary Cities, County Working Group 

Personnel Board, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor Redwood Conference Room, Agenda: Temporary Employee Report 

Tax the Rich Rally, Mon, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Rain Cancels Top of Solano in front of the closed Oaks theater (soon to be a climbing gym), 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 

Civic Arts Commission Grants and Policy Subcommittee, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, 2180 Milvia, Cypress Room, Agenda: Guidelines for Festivals, Arts Organizations and Individual Artists 

Solano Avenue Business Improvement District Advisory Board, 11:00 am, 1821 Catalina Ave, Thousand Oaks Baptist Church, Agenda: Future of the Flower Baskets, Holiday White lights for windows project, Planning for Fall OED Forum 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 

Commission on Disability, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, 2939 Ellis, South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: Local Hazard Mitigation Plan,, Disability access to IKE Smart City Kiosks, Co-op Community living center proposal, sidewalk obstacles, Franchise Structure E-Scooter 

Homeless Commission, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 2180 Milvia, 1st Floor Cypress Room, Agenda: RFP response, Everyone Home Strategic Plan, Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, Employment resources for Homeless, Agenda notes attachments although none available on website or with minutes 

Parks and Waterfront Commission, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 2800 Park St, Frances Albrier Community Center, Agenda: Report Parks/Waterfront Special Events, Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, Waterfront Update, Parks and Marina Capital Plan, T1 Projects 

Police Review Commission, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: Homeless Encampment Subcommittee Report, Body Worn Camera Policy, BPD responsiveness to PRC requests, Training program for commissioners, Lexipol Policies for review, August 5, 2018 BPD response to protests – changing role Black Bloc to Antifa, After-Action Reports, Commissioners’ Communications subject to Public Records Act requests 

Thursday, January 10, 2019 

Cannabis Commission, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 2180 Milvia St, 6th Floor, Agenda: Presentation Civic Arts Commission, Presentation and possible recommendation of new location for The Apothecarium at 2312 Telegraph – would be 3rd dispensary in close proximity 

Public Works Commission, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 1326 Allston Way, Willow Room, City of Berkeley Corporation Yard, Agenda: Presentation Hazard Mitigation Plan, Street Sweeping Belrose Ave, 5-year Paving Plan with matrix to evaluate options for permeable pavement, Reports T1, Utility Undergrounding 

Zoning Adjustments Board, 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm, 1234 Addison, BUSD Board Room 

  • 2040 San Pablo – Alcoholic Beverage and Service with retail sales through wine bar in existing commercial building
  • 2198 San Pablo – demolish existing single-story commercial building and construct new 6-story mixed use development with 3 live-work units, 56 dwelling units including 5 to very low income households, parking for 20 vehicles and 44 secure bike spaces, Zoning - C-W West Berkeley Commercial 

Friday, January 11, 2019 

City of Berkeley reduced service day 

Saturday, January 12, 2019 

No city meetings or events found 

Sunday, January 13, 2019 

No city meetings or events found 





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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