The Berkeley Activist's Calendar, Feb. 10-17

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Saturday February 09, 2019 - 10:17:00 AM

Sunday, February 10, 2019 

No city meetings or events found 

Monday, February 11, 2019 

Berkeley City Council Agenda Committee, Monday, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor Redwood Conf Room, Agenda Planning for February 26, City Council Meeting: Consent items: #3. Dorothy Day House agreement Veterans Memorial Building & Old City Hall, #4. Receipt $150,000 from Kaiser Permanent to support Pathways STAIR Center, #8. $200,000 to clean, paint, repair refuse and recycling bins, #9.&#10. Sanitary Sewer Rehab and Replacement, #11. Resolution to denounce and oppose white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups and actions, Action items: #14. Proposed location Apothecarium Cannabis Retailer, #15. Sanctuary Contracting Ordinance, #16. Retirement of Council Ad Hoc Subcommittees Immediate - Community Benefits, Urban Shield, Small Business, Automatic Door Openers, March 31, 2019 – Paid Family Leave and Fair Work Week, Climate Emergency, #18. Traffic Circle Policy Task Force, #19. Sustainability Berkeley Flea Market, #20. Open Doors Initiative – R1-R1A to renovate homes to become multi-family condominiums and limit sale to employees of City of Berkeley or first time moderate income home buyers, #21. Modify In Lieu Mitigation to be based on gross residential floor area rather than number of units, #22. Missing Middle – revision to zoning to foster broader range of housing types. 

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 

No city meetings or events found 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 

Board of Library Trustees Special Meeting, 2 pm at 1901 Russell St, Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library, Agenda item: Governance Work Session with Moss Adams LLP 

Homeless Commission, 7 pm – 9 pm at 2180 Milvia, 1st Floor Cypress Room, Agenda items: #6. Recommending inclusionary housing over Housing Trust Fund monies for new developments, #7. Housing subsidy discrimination, #9. Conflicts of interest and recusals from RFP discussions, #10. Community Agency Funding proposals 

Parks and Waterfront Commission, 7 pm – 9 pm at 2800 Park St, Frances Albrier Community Center, Agenda items: #10. Extend subcommittee Off Leash Dog Area at Cesar Chavez Park, #11. T1, #12. Funding 4th of July Festival, #13. Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, #14, Irregular compliance of leash law at Cesar Chavez Park, 

Police Review Commission, 7 pm – 10 pm, 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda items: #9. A. Lexipol Policy 425 body-worn cameras, b. afteraction reports, c. Lexipol policies, d. BPD response to changing role of Black Block to Antifa – making protests safer, e. Communications subject to Public record Requests, f. Response to mental health crisis – role BPD and mental health services, #10. a. Procedures and time limits for debate, b. commendations BPD personnel, BPD MOU (formerly Mutual Aid Pacts), NACOLE Regional Training & Networking event 

Public Works Commission – Undergrounding Subcommittee, 4 pm at 1947 Center St, 4th Floor, Agenda: #3. A. Phase 3 study, B. Natural conditions creating increased urban wildfire and earthquakes, C. Berkeley’s preparation hazard mitigation plan, emergency preparedness, evacuation routes, D. Preliminary identification of arterial and collector streets for utility undergrounding 

Thursday, February 14, 2019 

Community Environmental Advisory Commission, 7 pm – 9 pm at 1901 Russell St, Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library, Agenda: Discussion/Action items #1. Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, #2. Audubon Society presentation on Bird-Friendly Architecture, #3. Bee City Initiative, #4. Cigarette-Butt Pilot Project, 6. CO2 Labels for Gas Stations 

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

1605 Solano – add medical practitioner office to holistic day spa, on consent 

2119 Eighth St – construct 2-story detached single famile dwelling at rear of parcel, reduce set-back, staff recommend approve 

1940 Haste – relocate existing 3-story building to back, relocate 2028 Bancroft Way 2-story residential building to front of lot, relocate or waive parking, staff recommend continue 

2025 Durant – remove 26 parking spaces on ground floor to construct 2 dwelling units and common space, staff recommend approve 

2028 Bancroft Way – relocate existing building to 1940 Haste, construct 6-story residential with 37 dwellings (including 2 below market rate) staff recommend approve 

Friday, February 15 2019 

No city meetings or events found 

Saturday, February 16, 2019 

No city meetings or events found 

Sunday, February 17, 2019 

No city meetings or events found 


Worth Noting: 


Berkeley City Council February 19 meeting agenda is posted and available for comment. Email comments to, Agenda items: #10. Resolution to request Gov Newsom declare a CA Homelessness State of Emergency, #14. Density Bonus Ordinance, #15. Contract Pride Industries for Citywide Janitorial Services, #16. Cannabis Number of Retail Establishments and Equity Program, #17.a&b. Living Wage Ordinance, #18. Standby Officers, #19.a&b. Assessment Vacant Properties, #20.a&b. Declaration City of Berkeley will not invest in production or upgrading of weapons – current policy limited to guns, #21. Refer to Planning Commission close loophole allowing prospective project applicants to avoid inclusionary affordable housing -in lieu fee by modifying property lines 


Comment period on the Local Hazard Mitigation plan draft (the Plan for preparing for natural disasters and reducing the impacts) ends February 28. 




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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