The Berkeley Activist's Calendar, Sept. 29-Oct. 6

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Saturday September 28, 2019 - 09:24:00 AM

Worth Noting and Showing Up:

Thursday - City Council Land Use and Facilities Policy Committees meet.

Thursday Solar Workshop by SunShares will be repeated in Berkeley October 15.

Note weekend ticketed events on Voting, Tiny Houses, Concert for Climate Emergency.

Plan Ahead

Community Emergency Prep Fair, Saturday, October 12, 10 am – 3 pm, 1720 8th Street, James Kenney Park, Features demonstrations of disaster response techniques, disaster supplies, how, family-friendly event,

Sunday, September 29, 2019 – Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown

Film Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, 10 am, at the Grand Lake Theater, discussion to follow 38 minute documentary film on voter suppression in Georgia 

Monday, September 30, 2019 

Tax the Rich Rally, with music by Occupella, 5 – 6 pm at the Top of Solano in front of the Closed Oaks Theater, Rain/Extreme Heat Cancels 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 

Agenda and Rules Committee, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor Redwood Room, Plan for October 15 Council Agenda, Consent: 4. Add $60,903 total $985,747 Verint Systems Inc. Software Maintenance, 5. Approve plans, accept bid $3,056,900 (includes $277,900 contingency) from D.L. Falk Construction for Central Library Improvements, 6. Approve Plans, accept bid $1,191,342 (includes contingency $198,557) from Redwood Engineering Construction for James Kenny Park, 7. Approve plans, accept bid $505,684 ( includes $65,959 Contingency) from J.A. Gonsalves&Son Construction for Bay Trail Extension to Berkeley Marina, 8. Grant application $71,510 to BAAQMD Berkeley Marina Bicycle Electronic Locker Project, 9. – 11. Mills Act Contracts 2524 Dwight Way with NCR Properties LLC./Nathan D Geroge, 1730 Spruce with Jeff Lipton, 2526 Hawthorne Terrace with John Komoroske and Daniel McDonald, 12. On-call construction $500,000 Kitchell/CEM, Inc, $500,000 Cooper Pugeda Management, Inc., 13 – 14. Renewal Business Improvement District (BID) Advisory Boards for 2020 Elmwood and Solano, 15. Protect from deportation DACA, TPS (Temporary Protected Status, DED (Deferred Enforced Departure), 17. Grant Referral $150,000 for Capoeira Arts Foundation, 18. Health Impact Assessment Outreach Coordinator for closure of Alta Bates, 20. Budget referral 24/7 free standing Public Restroom Facility Telegraph BID, Action: Revised Agreement with CA State Historic Preservation Officer, 22. IKE Smart City Kiosk Locations, Phase 1, 23. – 30. Continuation Sept 24 mtg, 32. Traffic Circle Policy and Recommendations, 33. Prohibit Use of Face Recognition Technology, 34. Ban Ban Racial, Ethnic, Cultural, Religious Discrimination on Basis of Hairstyle or Headwear, 36. Authorize Additional Inclement Weather Shelter at Old City Hall from Oct 15 2019-April 30, 2020, 37. Support Auto Worker’s Strike, 38. Sanctioned Homeless Encampments, 39. Declare Wildfire Prevention and Safety Top Priority, 40. Referral: Telegraph Shared Streets, 41. Support Seamless Transit Principles, Information Reports 42. 2019 3rd Qtr Investment, 43. Audit Update: Construction Permits, 44. Homeless Commission Workplan, 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 

Board of Library Trustees, 6:30 pm at 1901 Russell St, Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch, II. B,C,&D, 2020 Library Hours and Holiday schedule, E. Role Library in providing information 2020 US Census, F. Spending Authority, G. Opening Library for additional hours due to wildfire incident, III. Nominations Board President and Vice-President. 

Commission on Disability, 6:30 – 9 pm at 1947 Center, 4th Floor, Agenda: B. 2) Milvia Bikeway Presentation, 3) New Designs and Accessibility, 4) Transportation, 5) Housing 

Homeless Services Panel of Experts, 7 pm at 2180 Milvia, 1st Floor Cypress Room, Agenda: 5. Best Practices, 7. Framework proposal “Housing for a Diverse, Equitable and Creative Berkeley, 9. Update Panel and Measure O Coordination, 

Planning Commission, 7 – 10 pm at 2939 Ellis, South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: 9. Proposed Demand Management Framework, 10. Planning Commission Workplan, 11. Southside EIR Subcommittee 

Community Meeting: Willard Clubhouse, 5 – 7:30 pm at Willard Clubhouse, 2720Hillegass, Agenda: Conceptual Design for new Willard Clubhouse 

Thursday, October 3, 2019 

City Council Land Use, Housing & Economic Development Committee, 10:30 am, at 2180 Milvia, Room, 6th Floor Redwood Room, Agenda: 2. Amnesty Program for Legalizing Unpermitted Dwelling Units, 3. Requiring Legal Rights for Legal Tender (cash), 4. Ronald V. Dellums Fair Chance Access to Housing and Public Health and Safety Ordinance, 5. 2019 Bi-Annual Report on Funding for Housing Programs,,_Housing___Economic_Development.aspx 

City Council Facilities, Infrastructure, Transportation, Environment & Sustainability Committee, 2 pm, at 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor Redwood Room, Agenda: 2. Require Kitchen Exhaust Ventilation in all Residential and Condominium Units undergoing Renovations and Prior to Execution of a Contract for Sale or Close of Escrow, 3. Automatic Gas Shut-off Valve Requirements in Multifamily, Condominium and Commercial Buildings Undergoing Renovations and to All existing buildings prior to execution of a contract for sal or close of escrow, 4.a. &b. Recommendations for a Fossil Free Berkeley,_Infrastructure,_Transportation,_Environment,___Sustainability.aspx 

Housing Advisory Commission, 7 – 9 pm at 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: 6. Recommendations to improve and enforce Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Ordinance, 7. 1654 Fifth Street RFP, 8. Recommendations to Council’s draft Affordable Housing Framework, 

Landmarks Preservation Commission, 7 – 11:30 pm at 1947 Center St, Multipurpose Room, Basement, Agenda: 5.A. 2234 Haste Street – Structural Alteration Permit, B. 2099 M L King Jr. Way – Demolition Permit, C. 999 Anthony – Demolition Permit 

Public Works Commission, 7 – 10 pm at 1326 Allston Way, Willow Room, City of Berkeley Corporation Yard, No agenda posted, check before going 

East Bay SunShares Workshops, 6:30 – 8 pm at 10890 Sqn Pablo, El Cerrito City Hall, SunShares makes it easier and more affordable for Bay Area residents to go solar, workshop repeated October 15, 6 – 7:30 pm at South Berkeley Senior Center, pre-registration requested 

Free Smoking Cessation Clinic, 6 – 8 pm at 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, 

Friday, October 4, 2019 

No City meetings or events found 

Saturday, October 5, 2019 

3rd National Election Integrity Conference, 10 am – 6 pm, at 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, two day conference, theme “In Paper We Trust” This is a ticketed event with discounts for seniors, students, educators, (tickets can be purchased for one or both days) 

Music in the Park, 11 am – 4 pm at Cedar Rose Park 

Tiny Living Festival – Tiny House Festival, 10 am – 6 pm, 25th St & Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA (Parking Lot across from Richmond Art Center, this is a ticketed event 

Native Plant Sale, 10 am – 3 pm, at Tilden Regional Park, free parking, no entrance fee 

Concert for Climate Emergency, 6 – 10 pm, at 411 26th Street, Oakland, Classic Care West, Climate Emergency Fund Raiser 


Sunday, October 6, 2019 

3rd National Election Integrity Conference, 10 am – 6 pm, at 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, two day conference, theme “In Paper We Trust” This is a ticketed event with discounts for seniors, students, educators 

Tiny Living Festival – Tiny House Festival, 10 am – 6 pm, 25th St & Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA (Parking Lot across from Richmond Art Center, this is a ticketed event 




Public Hearings Scheduled – Land Use Appeals 

0 Euclid Ave – Berryman Resevoir (denial of 4G telecom facility), ZAB, 10-29-2019 

2701 Shattuck (construct mixed-use building) (remanded) 11-12-2019 

Notice of Decision (NOD) With End of Appeal Period 

41 Fairlawn, 10-15-2019 

2241 Glen, 10-2-2019 

2758 Matthews 10-7-2019 

1631 McGee, 10-10-2019 

1410 Peralta 10-2-2019 

1520 Sacramento 10-2-2019 

2873 Sacramento 10-7-2019 

1685 Solano 10-1-2019 

2512 Telegraph 10-17-2019 

151 Tunnel 10-16-2019 

Remanded to ZAB or LPC With 90-Day Deadline 

1155-73 Hearst (develop 2 parcels) – referred back to City Council – to be scheduled 



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

Nov 5 - Transfer Station Feasibility Study, Vision Zero Action Plan, Update: goBerkeley (RPP – Residential Parking Permit) 

Unscheduled – Cannabis Health Considerations 



Adeline Corridor Plan 




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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