The Berkeley Activist's Calendar, April 14-21

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Saturday April 13, 2019 - 03:27:00 PM

Worth Noting:

City Council is on Spring Recess until April 22. City Council Agenda for April 23 is available for comment (agenda highlights and link follows calendar)

City Council 1000 Person Plan scheduled for April 30 at 4:30 pm,

General information including the Land Use Calendar, tentative schedule of City Council work sessions, boards and commissions delinquent in posting meeting minutes and links to BUSD and regional meetings are posted at the bottom after the summary of next week’s meetings.

Sunday, April 14, 201

Egg Dyeing and Water Games – Ages 3-12, 12 – 1:30 pm, at King Pool, 

Monday, April 15, 2019 

Agenda and Rules Committee, Monday, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, at 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor Redwood Conf Room, Agenda: Planning for April 30 City Council regular meeting, Consent 2. No cost spay, neuter to eligible pet owners, 3. Public Art Guidelines, 4. Berkeley Food and Housing Project, 5. – 8. Software maintenance/support contracts, 9. $1,101,000 contract for Berkeley Marina Area Specific Plan (BMASP) w/Hargreaves Assoc 10. Charter Bus Services Echo Lake Camp, 11. Proposed Road Projects to utilize CA Transportation funding. 18. New Marina Fee So Cove Parking Lots, 19. FlixBus – Long distance bus service to the public, 20. Appeal ZAB 2700 Pardee Parking, 1050 Parker Medical Office Building, 21. Zoning Ordinance Inclusionary Housing Regulation to Contiguous Lots under Common Control or Ownership, 22. Feedback to Berkeley Police regarding stop data f/u Policing Equity Report Recommendations, Action: 23. Arreguin as alternate to Budget Committee, 24. BUSD Employee Housing, 25. Affordable Housing for Homeless, 26. Inclement Weather Shelter at Old City Hall, 27. Referral to Planning Development of Policies to Prevent Displacement and Gentrification 28. Good Food Purchasing, 29. Referral Pedestrian Corridors – Street to Plaza* 

Design Review Committee, 11 am at 2501 Haste Street, Agenda: Review colors, materials for project onsite, 

Loan Administration Board, 12 pm, at 2180 Milvia, 1st Floor, Cypress Room, Agenda: Council referral to Support Worker Owned Cooperatives thru changes to RLF Administrative Plan based on Sustainable Economies Law Center recommendations 

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 16, 2019 

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board - Tenant Rights Workshop, 6 – 7:30 pm, at 2090 Kittredge, Central Library, 3rd Floor, 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 

Commission on Aging, 1 – 3 pm at 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: 6. Letter to support the Missing Middle, 7. Electric Scooter Share Program, 8. Pedestrian Safety, 

Human Welfare & Community Action Commission, 7 – 9 pm at 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: 5. Presentation Michael Harank – Positive Behavior, 6. Case of Mr. Leonard Powell, 7. Vacant Housing, 8. Budget Review, 9. 2018 Health Status report, 10. 1000 Person Plan to Address Homelessness, 11. “Baby Bond” 

Thursday, April 18, 2019 

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, 7 – 11 pm, 1231 Addison St, No Agenda posted check before going 

Design Review Committee, 7 – 10 pm at 1947 Center St, Basement Multi-purpose Room, 

2556 Telegraph – demolish existing 2-story commercial building with 16,000 sq ft commercial space and construct 5-story mixed use with 22 dwellings, 2-live work and 5094 sq ft commercial space – committee decision 

2072 Addison – final review – demolish 1-story commercial and construct 7-story mixed use with 66 dwelling units 

1951 Shattuck – demolish 2 commercial buildings and construct 120 foot, 12 story mixed use with 5000 sq ft commercial, 156 residential units, 100 space subterranean garage 

Fair Campaign Practices Commission, 7 pm at 2180 Milvia, Cypress Room, Agenda: 7. Proposed Amendments for 2020 election cycle, 8. Reconsider dismissal of Jesse Arreguin alleged violations, 9. Potential violation by Lacey, 10. Draft negotiated stipulation with Droste, 11. Potential violation by Greg Magofina 

Open Government Commission, 7:30 or 8 pm at 2180 Milvia, 1st Floor, Cypress Room, Agenda: 7. Compliance with draft minutes requirements 

Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Product Panel of Experts, 6:30 – 9 pm at 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, No Agenda posted check before going 

Transportation Commission, 7 – 10 pm at 1326 Allston Way, Corp Yard, Building A Willow Room, Agenda: B.1. Presentation San Pablo Ave Corridor Project, 2. Bike Share Phase 2, 3. Vision Zero update 

Friday, April 19, 2019 – Passover begins 

No City meetings or events found 

Saturday, April 20, 2019 

Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup 9 – 11:30 am at 160 University @ Seawall Dr., Shorebird Park Nature Center 

Spring Egg Hunt Extravaganza, 9:30 am – 1 pm, at 2730 Hillegass Ave @ Russell, Willard Park, 

Sunday, April 21, 2019 

No City meetings or events found 




City Council April 23 meeting available for comment, Agenda: Consent11. Paving/Grading contract, 19. U1 Funds – 2001 Ashby, 20. Good Government Ombudsman, 21. Zero Emission Bills AB 40, AB 1418, 29. Referral Reform Affordable Housing Mitigation Fee, Action: 31. ZAB appeal 1722 Walnut, 32. Missing Middle Housing Report Referral, 33. Volunteer initiative Adopt a Spot, 34. Standby Officer Policy, 35. Paid Family Leave, 36. Protected Milvia Bikeway Pilot Project University – Allston, Information: 37. Ethical Climate Audit Status Report. 




*Agenda Committee Unfinished business for scheduling – 1. a.&b. U1 Funds for Property Acquisition at 1001, 1007, 1011 University, 1925 Ninth Street, 2. Revisions to Ordinance 7,521 BMC. To increase compliance with short-term rental ordinance, 3. Disposition City-owned Former Redevelopment Agency Properties at 1631 & 1654 Fifth St, 4. Economic Dashboards, 5. Referral to City Manager and budget for creation of “vehicle dweller program” 





City Council Special Meeting, 6 pm, May 9, at Longfellow Middle School – watch calendar for updates 





Public Hearings Scheduled – Land Use Appeals 

1722 Walnut – rescheduled – 4-23-2019 

1050 Parker – Parker – Medical Office Building - 4-30-2019 no longer listed on calendar 

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

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

Notice of Decision (NOD) With End of Appeal Period 

3212 Adeline (add service distilled spirits) – 4-17-2019 

2518 Durant (add service distilled spirits) – 4-17-2019 

2300 Shattuck (Structural Alteration) LPC 4-23-2019 

1414 Walnut (Structural Alteration) LPC 4-23-2019 

Remanded to ZAB or LPC With 90-Day Deadline 

1155-73 Hearst (develop 2 parcels) – ZAB 5-19-2019 

2701 Shattuck (construct 5-story mixed-use building) – ZAB 6-30-2019 




May 7 – Proposed FY 2020-FY 2021 Budget, Zero Waste Rate Review, Bond Disclosure Training 

June 18 –Green Stormwater Infrastructure, Arts and Culture Plan 

Sept 17 –UC Berkeley Student Housing Plan, Transfer station feasibility Study, Adeline Corridor Plan 

Oct 22 – Berkeley’s 2020 Vision Update, Census 2020 Update, Short term Rentals 

Nov 5 - Zero Waste Rate Review, Vision Zero Action Plan, 

Unscheduled – Cannabis Health Considerations 



May 1 and 3 @ Budget Committee – Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront CIP Update, Public Works CIP Update 

May 28 – tentative EBMUD presentation 



To Check For Regional Meetings with Berkeley Council Appointees go to 


To check for Berkeley Unified School District Board Meetings go to 




Boards and Commission Delinquent in Publishing Meeting Minutes within two weeks of meeting. (page 35 Commissioner’s Manual – Secretary Responsibility) 


Board of Library Trustees, meeting March 6, no minutes posted on March 22 


Children, Youth and Recreation Commission - no minutes posted for 2019 in table, minutes for prior meeting only available with agendas upcoming meeting. 

Commission on Disability, March 6 minutes not available to the public on March 29, note with agenda March minutes will not be available until May meeting packet 

Community Environmental Advisory Commission - meeting March 14 - no minutes March 29 

Community Health Commission, meeting February 28, no minutes posted March 22, this commission is doing better with March 28 meeting minutes available when checked April 5. 

Parks and Waterfront Commission, meeting 3-13-2019, no minutes on March 29 

Peace and Justice Commission, meeting March 4, no minutes on March 29 

Commission on Labor, meeting March 20, no minutes on April 5 

Commission on the Status of Women, meeting March 20, no minutes on April 5 

Loan Administration Board, meeting March 18, no minutes on April 5 

Transportation Commission, meeting March 21, no minutes posted April 5 

Youth Commission, meeting listed as occurring March 11, however, no accessible agenda, no minutes, no cancellation notice 

Civic Arts Commission - meeting March 27, no minutes April 12 

Energy Commission - meeting March 27, no minutes April 12 

Joint Subcommittee for the Implementation of State Housing Laws - meeting March 27, no minutes April 12 

Landmarks Preservation Commission - meeting March 7 no meeting minutes posted April 12 

Solano Avenue Business Improvement District Advisory Board - meeting March 26, no minutes April 12 

Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Product Panel of Experts - meeting March 21, no meeting minutes April 12 



City Council - joint meetings with no draft Minutes 

City/UC/Student relations Committee - meeting Feb 8, no minutes April 12 

4x4 Joint Task Force on Housing: Rent Board/City Council - meeting Mar 4, no minutes April 12 

3x3 Berkeley City Council and Berkeley Housing Authority - meeting March 6 no minutes April 12 

2x2 Committee City Council and Board of Education - meeting June 28, 2018 no minutes April 12 




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