The Berkeley Activist's Calendar, May 5-12

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Saturday May 04, 2019 - 04:14:00 PM

Worth Noting:

Budget: May 1 and 3 in two all day meetings the City Departments presented their budget requests for Fiscal Year 2020 and 2021 with a total of $13 million in budget request increases.

The proposed budget is being presented Tuesday at 6 pm. The first Public Hearing is May 14. The City Council vote to adopt the budget is June 25.

Monday – 10:30 am – The Berkeley City Council Public Safety Committee is meeting on Police Stop Data collection and analysis

Thursday – 6 pm – There is a City Council Special meeting at Longfellow Auditorium on Housing Development at North Berkeley BART

Saturday McGee Spaulding Neighbors in Action is sponsoring a Town Hall with Kate Harrison

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Bay Area Book Festival 

Monday, May 6, 2019 

Berkeley City Council Public Safety Committee, 10:30 am, at 2180 Milvia, 1st Floor Cypress Conf Room, Agenda: Berkeley Police Department (BPD) Stop Data – review and provide feedback on BPD responses to inter-related Council and PRC referrals, reports, recommendations, including Center for Policing Equity recommendations, no new stop data is included in packet. 

Personnel Board, 7 – 9 pm, 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor Redwood Conference Room, Agenda: V. a.&b. Request for Extension of Temporary Staff Attorney and Hearing Examiner, VI. Recommendation to Revise Classifications of Police Officer Recruit, Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, VII. Recommendation to Revise Fire Apparatus Operator, Classification 

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, May 7, 2019 

Berkeley City Council, 1231 Addison Street, BUSD Board Room 

5:00 pm, Closed Session: Agenda: Existing Litigation Pursuant to Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) a. Rideout matter – Claim No. 0360BC2018 

6:00 pm, Special Meeting: Agenda: 1. FY 2020 and FY 2021 Proposed Budget, 2. Bond Disclosure Training 

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, 6 – 7:30 pm, 2090 Kittredge, Berkeley Central Library 3rd Floor, Workshop for Landlords – Rent Levels and Allowable Rent Increases, 

Transportation Commission – Fossil Free Subcommittee, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at 1125 University Ave, West Branch Library Community Meeting Room 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – Bike to Work Day 

Homeless Commission, 7 – 9 pm at 2180 Milvia, 1st Floor Cypress Room, Agenda: 8. Crime by homeless persons, stigma and impact, 9. Individuals and families identified by BUSD, 10. Homeless Youth, 11. Housing subsidy discrimination, 12. Vehicle encampments, 13. Transportation to shelters and resources, 14. Encampments as homesteading, 15. Employment strategies for the homeless. 

Parks and Waterfront Commission, 7 – 9 pm at 2800 Park St, Frances Albrier Community Center, Agenda: 8. Special Events, 10. Southern Waterfront Parking Update, 11. Presentation: Center Street Fountain 

Police Review Commission, 7 – 10 pm, at 2939 Ellis, South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: 9. a. charge of Lexipol Subcommittee, b. Lexipol Policies, c. Juneteenth Festival, 10. Policy regarding asking motorists in traffic violation stops if they are on parole or probation and conducting subsequent searches, b. Senate Bill 233 prohibiting arrest of a person for certain sex crimes if that person is reporting sexual assault, human trafficking, or other violent crimes, c. Stop Data Collection, Analysis and Community Engagement. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019 

City Council Budget & Finance Committee, 2 pm, at 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor Redwood Conf Room 2. Voluntary Time Off on Statewide Election Days for City Employees 

Berkeley City Council, 6 pm, at Longfellow School Auditorium, 1500 Derby, Agenda: 1. Adopt North Berkeley BART Development Goals and Objectives, 2. North Berkeley BART Design Principles and Conceptual Massing Scenarios 

Community Environmental Advisory Commission, 7 – 9 pm at 1901 Russell St, Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library, Agenda: VIII. Discussion/Action 1. Cardboard Recycling Truck Fire, 3. Bird Safety policy, 4. Cigarette Butt Receptacles, 5. Bee City update, 6. Pollutants update, 7. Natural Gas draft Letter 

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

Staff recommend approve on all three 

1155-1173 Hearst Ave – Remanded to ZAB - develop 2 parcels, including substantial rehabilitation of existing 7 dwellings and construction of 6 new units 

2325 Sixth St – raise 1-story single family dwelling by 9’2” to create new 1676 sq. ft. ground floor dwelling, increase total bedrooms on parcel from 3 to 8, construct 2-story accessory building, 

2072 Addison – Use permit modification to eliminate all 29 off-street parking spaces and to pay in lieu fee, 

Friday, May 10, 2019 

Berkeley City Reduced Service Day 

Saturday, May 11, 2019 

Town Hall with Kate Harrison District 4 Sponsored by McGee Spaulding Neighbors in Action, 9:30 -9:45 am social, 9:45 - 10:50 am Town Hall, University Terrace Common Room, entrance to Common Room from Jefferson parking lot between Allston and Addison, MSNIA meeting follows Town Hall,  

Hat’s & High Tea Mother’s Day Event, 11 am – 2 pm at Rose Garden 

Community Yard Sale and Craft Fair, 11 am – 3 pm at James Kenney Recreation Center, 

12th Annual Kids Triathlon, 8 am – 12 pm at King Pool 

Sunday, May 12, 2019 – Mother’s Day 

No City meetings or events found 




Berkeley City Council May14 Meeting Agenda available for comment. Email, Consent: 1. Cannabis ordinance revision, 2. Prohibiting contracting with ICE, 3. FlixBus Agreement, 4. Annual Appropriations ordinance, 5. Section 115 Trust Fund Investments, 6. Mental Health Ambulance Transport Contract $5.6 mil 7. & 8.Public Health services Grant Agreements with (7) Alameda Co. (8) State of CA, 9. Grant Application Essential Access Health, 10. Purchase Order Data Center Upgrade, 11. WiFi Installation 12. Hosted Cloud Storage, 13. Video Streaming, 14. Internet Redundancy, 15. Summer Food Service Program for Berkeley youth, 16. Harrison Park-Gabe Catalfo Fields Renovation, 17. Marina Berth fees. 18. Measure M. Woolsey Street, 19. Parking Enforcement Vehicles, 20. Street Lighting Assessments, 21. On-call Construction Services, 22. & 23. Gilman Railroad Crossing Safety Project, 24. Purchase 11 Ford Police Interceptor Utility, 25. Reappoint Dian Davenport to Board of Library trustees, 26. Declare every 3rd Sunday in May to be Postpartum Justice Day, 27. Recommendation to Install Outdoor Public Warning System (Sirens), 28. From Auditor – Understaffing 911 Dispatchers, 29. Support AB 539 – Fair Credit Act, 30. City Manager Evaluation, 32. Opposition to proposed Title IX revision from Betsy DeVos, 33. Support Charter School Reform Assembly Bills, 34. Refer to Budget – Rebuilding Together, 35. Light Acton and University, 37. Buy Clean Act, 38. Support AB 38 Fire Safety, 39. Traffic Calmin, 40. May 15 as Bloody Thursday Remembrance and Commemoration of People’s Park, 41. Budget Referral $125,000 Missing Middle Report, Action: Charges/Fees/Increases (42-47) 48. FY 2020 and FY 2021 Public Hearing #1, 49. One-Way Car Share, 50. Residential Parking Football Game Days, 51. ZAB Appeal – 1444 Fifth Street, 52. a.& b. Fossil Free Berkeley, Mental Health, 53. a.&b. Grant Allocation – Sugar Sweetened Beverages, 54. Extend Winter Shelter April 15 – June 30, 2019, 55. Budget Referral: Remediation Lawn Bowling North Green and Santa Fe Right of Way, 56. Berkeley Marina Area Specific Plan – Hargreaves Assoc. 57. Resolution No U.S. Intervention in Venezuela 

Information: 59. RFP Results for Study of Affirmative Action in Berkeley, 61. Residential Preferential Parking 





*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” 





Public Hearings Scheduled – Land Use Appeals 

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 


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 




June 18 –Green Stormwater Infrastructure, Arts and Culture Plan 

Sept 17 –UC Berkeley Student Housing Plan, Zero Waste Rate Review, Adeline Corridor Plan 

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

Nov 5 - Transfer Station Feasibility Study, 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 



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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