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Special Meeting eAgenda
July 23, 2018
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PROCLAMATION

CALLING A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL

In accordance with the authority in me vested, I do hereby call the Berkeley City Council in special session as follows:

 Monday, July 23, 2018

4:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 2134 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAY

 

Jesse Arreguin, Mayor 

Councilmembers: 

 

District 1 – Linda Maio  

District 5 – Sophie Hahn 

District 2 – Cheryl Davila  

District 6 – Susan Wengraf 

District 3 – Ben Bartlett  

District 7 – Kriss Worthington 

District 4 – Kate Harrison  

District 8 – Lori Droste

 
 

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:

Public Comment - Limited to items on this agenda only

Action Calendar

 

 

The public may comment on each item listed on the agenda for action as the item is taken up.

The Presiding Officer will request that persons wishing to speak line up at the podium to determine the number of persons interested in speaking at that time. Up to ten (10) speakers may speak for two minutes. If there are more than ten persons interested in speaking, the Presiding Officer may limit the public comment for all speakers to one minute per speaker. Speakers are permitted to yield their time to one other speaker, however no one speaker shall have more than four minutes. The Presiding Officer may, with the consent of persons representing both sides of an issue, allocate a block of time to each side to present their issue.

Action items may be reordered at the discretion of the Chair with the consent of Council.

         

Action Calendar – Public Hearings

 

 

Staff shall introduce the public hearing item and present their comments. This is followed by five-minute presentations each by the appellant and applicant. The Presiding Officer will request that persons wishing to speak, line up at the podium to be recognized and to determine the number of persons interested in speaking at that time.

Up to ten (10) speakers may speak for two minutes. If there are more than ten persons interested in speaking, the Presiding Officer may limit the public comment for all speakers to one minute per speaker. Speakers are permitted to yield their time to one other speaker, however no one speaker shall have more than four minutes. The Presiding Officer may with the consent of persons representing both sides of an issue allocate a block of time to each side to present their issue.

Each member of the City Council shall verbally disclose all ex parte contacts concerning the subject of the hearing. Councilmembers shall also submit a report of such contacts in writing prior to the commencement of the hearing. Written reports shall be available for public review in the office of the City Clerk.

         

 

1.

Agreements with Other Law Enforcement Agencies, Police Departments or Private Security Organizations; Approval of MOU Compendium - Part 1
Part 2
From: City Manager
 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing, and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution approving agreements, understandings or policies existing or revised as of December 1, 2017 between the Berkeley Police Department and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, military and/or intelligence agencies, police departments and private security organizations, as contained in the attached Memorandum of Understanding Compendium, in order to maintain the current level of police resources and emergency services.  Review attached Suspicious Activity Report and Mutual Aid requests/responses provided annually per City Council request.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Andrew Greenwood, Police, 981-5900


 

 Action Calendar

 

2a.

Ad-Hoc Subcommittee on NCRIC and Urban Shield Findings and Recommendations - Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Supplemental materials (Supp 2)
Revised materials (Supp 2)
From: Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmembers Davila and Harrison
 
Recommendation: That the City Council adopts the following recommendations that were approved by the majority of the Ad-Hoc Subcommittee: 
1. That the City of Berkeley continue its participation with the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) conditional on the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Berkeley and NCRIC using the outline as recommended (Attachment 5) and reflecting existing City of Berkeley policies.  
2. Adopt the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission proposal “Recommendation for Fire and Health Departments to Participate in Urban Shield Exercises and UASI Grant Funded Trainings” striking the word “Police” from the recommendation. 
3. Suspend Berkeley’s participation in the vendor show and the Berkeley Police Department’s participation in the tactical scenarios in 2018 pending timely reevaluation of the tactical-related offerings from the county in 2019. The suspension should not extend to the Yellow Command mass care and shelter and tabletop exercises, the CERT exercises (Green Command), the Community Preparedness Fair (Gray Command) or to public safety seminars at Urban Shield. 
4. That the Berkeley City Council recommend to our members of Congress to expand Homeland Security Grants to fund disaster preparedness activities.   
5. That the Berkeley City Council send a letter transmitting our recommendations (Attachment 4) to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and Alameda County Sheriff, regarding the reconstitution of Urban Shield and providing tactical and emergency preparedness training for local law enforcement using the established principles and guidelines for Urban Shield and request an accountability mechanism for enforcing them. 
Financial Implications: See report
 Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, 981-7100

 

2b.

 Urban Shield 
Revised materials (Supp 2)
From: Councilmember Wengraf
 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to follow the leadership of the Alameda County Supervisors and support participation of City of Berkeley Police and Fire Departments and Staff in all elements of Urban Shield and continue to work with the Public Protection Sub-Committee of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to re-constitute the focus and content of Urban Shield in 2019. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, 981-7160

 

Adjournment 

I hereby request that the City Clerk of the City of Berkeley cause personal notice to be given to each member of the Berkeley City Council on the time and place of said meeting, forthwith.

  

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the official seal of the City of Berkeley to be affixed on this 19th day of July, 2018.   

Jesse Arreguin, Mayor

  

Public Notice – this Proclamation serves as the official agenda for this meeting.

ATTEST:

     

Date:  July 19, 2018 
Mark Numainville, City Clerk

  

NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: If you object to a decision by the City Council to approve or deny an appeal, the following requirements and restrictions apply: 1) Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6 and Government Code Section 65009(c)(1)(E), no lawsuit challenging a City decision to deny or approve a Zoning Adjustments Board decision may be filed and served on the City more than 90 days after the date the Notice of Decision of the action of the City Council is mailed.  Any lawsuit not filed within that 90-day period will be barred.  2) In any lawsuit that may be filed against a City Council decision to approve or deny a Zoning Adjustments Board decision, the issues and evidence will be limited to those raised by you or someone else, orally or in writing, at a public hearing or prior to the close of the last public hearing on the project.

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Communications

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Item #1: Agreements with Other Law Enforcement Agencies, Police Departments or Private Security Organizations; Approval of MOU Compendium

  1. Veteran’s for Peace

  

Item #2a: Ad-Hoc Subcommittee on NCRIC and Urban Shield Findings and Recommendations

  1. Chelsea Skorka
  2. Steven Kanofsky
  1. Rachel Lederman
  2. Marc Mestrovich
  3. Kristin Scott
  4. Jeff Bruno
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