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AGENDA 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 

6:00 P.M.

 SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD ROOM - 1231 ADDISON STREET, BERKELEY, CA 94702

 Jesse Arreguin, Mayor

Councilmembers:

District 1 – Rashi Kesarwani

District 5 – Sophie Hahn

District 2 – Cheryl Davila

District 6 – Susan Wengraf

District 3 – Ben Bartlett

District 7 – Rigel Robinson

District 4 – Kate Harrison

District 8 – Lori Droste

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953.   Any member of the public may attend this meeting.  Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Mark Numainville, CMC, City Clerk, 981-6900.

The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda. The Mayor may exercise a two minute speaking limitation to comments from Councilmembers.  Meetings will adjourn at 11:00 p.m. - any items outstanding at that time will be carried over to a date/time to be specified.

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:

Ceremonial Matters: In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters.

  1. Recognition of 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote
  2. Recognition of Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement, Inc. (BAHIA)
  3. Recognition of Tom Dalzell

City Manager Comments:  The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report.  The Council will not take action on such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for discussion.


Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: Persons will be selected by lottery to address matters not on the Council agenda.  If five or fewer persons submit speaker cards for the lottery, each person selected will be allotted two minutes each.  If more than five persons submit speaker cards for the lottery, up to ten persons will be selected to address matters not on the Council agenda and each person selected will be allotted one minute each. Persons wishing to address the Council on matters not on the Council agenda during the initial ten-minute period for such comment, must submit a speaker card to the City Clerk in person at the meeting location and prior to commencement of that meeting. The remainder of the speakers wishing to address the Council on non-agenda items will be heard at the end of the agenda. Speaker cards are not required for this second round of public comment on non-agenda matters.

Consent Calendar

The Council will first determine whether to move items on the agenda for “Action” or “Information” to the “Consent Calendar”, or move “Consent Calendar” items to “Action.” Items that remain on the “Consent Calendar” are voted on in one motion as a group. “Information” items are not discussed or acted upon at the Council meeting unless they are moved to “Action” or “Consent”.

No additional items can be moved onto the Consent Calendar once public comment has commenced. At any time during, or immediately after, public comment on Information and Consent items, any Councilmember may move any Information or Consent item to “Action.” Following this, the Council will vote on the items remaining on the Consent Calendar in one motion.

For items moved to the Action Calendar from the Consent Calendar or Information Calendar, persons who spoke on the item during the Consent Calendar public comment period may speak again at the time the matter is taken up during the Action Calendar.

Public Comment on Consent Calendar and Information Items Only: The Council will take public comment on any items that are either on the amended Consent Calendar or the Information Calendar.  Speakers will be entitled to two minutes each to speak in opposition to or support of Consent Calendar and Information Items.  A speaker may only speak once during the period for public comment on Consent Calendar and Information items.

Additional information regarding public comment by City of Berkeley employees and interns: Employees and interns of the City of Berkeley, although not required, are encouraged to identify themselves as such, the department in which they work and state whether they are speaking as an individual or in their official capacity when addressing the Council in open session or workshops.

 

Consent Calendar

 

1.

Ronald V. Dellums Fair Chance Access to Housing Ordinance; Adding BMC Chapter 13.106 (Reviewed by Land Use, Housing, and Economic Development Committee) 
From: Mayor Arreguin, and Councilmembers Davila, Harrison, and Bartlett 
Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,692-N.S., the Ronald V. Dellums Fair Chance Access to Housing Ordinance.  
First Reading Vote: All Ayes. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100


 

 

2.

Calling for a Consolidated General Municipal Election for November 3, 2020 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation:  
1. Adopt a Resolution:  a) Calling for a General Municipal Election to be consolidated with the Presidential General Election to be held in Berkeley on November 3, 2020;  
b) Requesting that the Alameda County Board of Supervisors consolidate the City of Berkeley General Municipal Election with the Presidential General Election; c) Authorizing certain procedural and contractual actions; and d) Establishing policies for the filing of candidate statements of qualification. 
2. Adopt a Resolution establishing policies and timelines for filing ballot measure arguments.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900


3.

Minutes for Approval 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the council meetings of February 4, 2020 (special closed, special and special-worksession), February 11, 2020 (special closed and regular) and February 25, 2020 (regular). 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900


4.

Amendment: FY 2020 Annual Appropriations Ordinance 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the FY 2020 Annual Appropriations Ordinance No. 7,682-N.S. for fiscal year 2020 based upon recommended re-appropriation of committed FY 2019 funding and other adjustments in the amount of $28,565,263 (gross) and $15,378,568 (net).  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, (510) 981-7000

 

5.

Donation to the Animal Shelter from the Stephen and Mary Birch Foundation
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting a donation from the estate of Stephen and Mary Birch in the sum of $5,000.  
Financial Implications: Animal Shelter Donation Fund - $5,000 (Donation) 
Contact: Erin Steffen, City Manager's Office, (510) 981-7000

 

6.

Renewal of the North Shattuck Business Improvement District (NSBID) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution declaring intent to reestablish the NSBID for the ten-year period beginning July 1, 2020 (FY21) and ending June 30, 2030, setting a public hearing for May 26, 2020 on reestablishment of the District, and directing the City Clerk to conduct all necessary proceedings for reestablishment of the NSBID.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Eleanor Hollander, Economic Development, (510) 981-7530

7.

Contract: Sonya Dublin Consulting as the External Evaluator for Public Health Division, Tobacco Prevention Program 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to execute a contract and any amendments with Sonya Dublin Consulting as the External Evaluator for Health, Housing and Community Services Public Health Division’s Tobacco Prevention Program, in an amount not to exceed $93,600, for a term ending June 30, 2021.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kelly Wallace, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

8.

Contract: Lind Marine for Removal of Derelict and Abandoned Vessels at the Berkeley Marina 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to execute a contract and any amendments with Lind Marine for the removal and disposal of derelict and abandoned vessels at the Berkeley Marina in an amount not-to-exceed of $104,400; and authorize a contingency in the amount of $38,600. 
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $143,000 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

9.

Contract No. 31900160 Amendment: Affordable Painting Services, Inc. for Additional Painting of Various Park Buildings 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 31900160 with Affordable Painting Service, Inc. for additional painting of various Park buildings by increasing the construction contract amount by $127,000 for a not-to-exceed amount of $305,000. 
Financial Implications: Marina/Capital Improvement Budget - $127,000 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

10.

Contract No. 31900202 Amendment: Bay Area Tree Specialists for As-Needed Tree Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 31900202 with Bay Area Tree Specialists for as-needed tree services, increasing the amount by $300,000 for an amended total not-to-exceed amount of $500,000 for a contract term of May 29, 2019 through May 28, 2022. 
Financial Implications: Parks Tax Fund and Fire Fuel Abatement Fund - $300,000 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

11.

Contract No. 32000019 Amendment: ERA Construction Inc. for Additional Concrete Repair Work in Parks and Along Pathways 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 32000019 with ERA Construction Inc. for additional concrete repair work on City parks and pathways by increasing the construction contract amount by $204,152 for a not-to-exceed amount of $375,000.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $204,152 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

12.

Contract: Ghilotti Construction Company, Inc. for Berkeley Rose Garden Pergola Reconstruction and Site Improvements Project 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1. Approving the plans and specifications for the Berkeley Rose Garden Pergola Reconstruction and Site Improvements Project, Specification No. 19-11294-C; and 2. Waiving an inconsequential defect and accepting the bid of the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Ghilotti Construction Company, Inc.; and 3. Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments, extensions or other change orders until completion of the project in accordance with the approved plans and specifications, with Ghilotti Construction Company, Inc., for the Berkeley Rose Garden Pergola Reconstruction and Site Improvements Project at 1200-1201 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94708, in an amount not-to-exceed $3,491,917, which includes a contract amount of $3,174,470 and a 10% contingency in the amount of $317,447.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $3,491,917 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

13.

Contract: Vol Ten Corporation DBA Delta Charter for Recreation Division Bus Transportation for Day Camp and Summer Programs 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Vol Ten Corporation DBA Delta Charter to provide bus transportation services for Recreation Division Day Camp and summer programs for a not-to-exceed total amount of $600,000 over a five year period, beginning June 1, 2020 and ending June 1, 2025, contingent upon annual budget appropriations.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $600,000 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

14.

Lease Agreement with 200 Marina Blvd, LLC for the Doubletree Hotel 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance 1) authorizing the City Manager to execute the Ground Lease with 200 Marina Blvd, LLC, the owner/ground lessee of the Doubletree Hotel located at the Berkeley Marina for a 60-year term effective from May 14, 2020 through December 31, 2080; and 2) approving a related Capital Contribution Agreement that 200 Marina Blvd, LLC contribute $3 million to Marina street improvements. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

15.

Contract No. 31900071 Amendment: Bigbelly Solar Compacting Trash and Recycling Receptacles 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 31900071 for nineteen additional Bigbelly Solar, Inc. manufactured Solar Compacting Trash and Recycling Receptacles for Department of Public Works Zero Waste Division; increasing the original contract amount by $162,568 for an amended total not-to-exceed amount of $233,868. The contract term remains August 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023.  
Financial Implications: Measure D Fund - $162,568 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

16.

Funding for the East Bay Communities and East Bay Municipal Utility District Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement and Defendants’ Side Agreement for the Control of Wet Weather Overflows and Bypasses and Consent Decree Compliance 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to make payments to the Administrative Agency and Financial Agent (East Bay Municipal Utility District) for administering duties in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement (JPA) and the Defendants’ Side Agreement (DSA) to control the wet weather overflows and bypasses for the 5-year period from FY 2020 through FY 2024 in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

17.

Summary Vacation of Sewer Easement at 2009 Addison Street 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to summarily vacate a sewer easement at 2009 Addison Street.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300


 

18.

BAHIA’s 45th Anniversary Celebration: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds from General Funds and Grant of Such Funds 
From: Councilmember Kesarwani (Author) 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $250 per Councilmember, including $250 from Councilmember Kesarwani, to support BAHIA and its 45th anniversary celebration with funds relinquished to the City’s General Fund. The relinquishment of funds from Councilmember Kesarwani’s discretionary Council Office Budget, and all other Councilmembers who would like to contribute, supports this non-profit’s ability to serve the community and celebrate 45 years of distinguished bi-lingual education.  
Financial Implications: Councilmember's Discretionary Fund - $250 
Contact: Rashi Kesarwani, Councilmember, District 1, (510) 981-7110


19.

Budget Referral: $279,000 to Fund Berkeley Youthworks Participants Commensurate with the Berkeley Minimum Wage 
From: Councilmember Davila (Author) 
Recommendation:  
Budget Referral: Refer to the FY 2020-21 budget process the allocation of $184,000 for the purpose of funding Youthworks participants at the local minimum wage, which is scheduled to increase in July 2020 to $15.75 per hour plus the Consumer Price Index. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, (510) 981-7120

 


20.

Resolution in Support of Senate Bill 54 and Assembly Bill 1080: The California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act 
From: Councilmember Harrison (Author); Councilmember Hahn (Co-Sponsor); Councilmember Davila (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution affirming Berkeley’s support for Senate Bill 54 and Assembly Bill 1080, The California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act. Send a letter in support to Assemblymember Gonzalez and Senator Allen.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, (510) 981-7140

 

21.

Support for SB-1160 (Stern) Public Utilities: Electrical and Communication Infrastructure: Undergrounding 
From: Councilmember Wengraf (Author); Councilmember Hahn (Co-Sponsor); Councilmember Bartlett (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: Write a letter to Senator Stern in support of SB-1160 and send copies to Senator Nancy Skinner, Assembly Member Buffy Wicks and Governor Gavin Newsom.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Susan Wengraf, Councilmember, District 6, (510) 981-7160


 

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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.

 

22.

General Plan Redesignation and Rezone of The Rose Garden Inn at 2740 Telegraph Avenue (APN 054-1716-002-00), 2744 Telegraph Avenue (APN 054-1716-003-00), and 2348 Ward Street (APN 054-1716-031-00) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion: 
1. Adopt a Resolution amending the General Plan land use designations of portions of parcels that comprise The Rose Garden Inn from Low Medium Density Residential to Avenue Commercial;  
2. Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the Zoning Map for portion of parcels that comprise the Rose Garden Inn from Restricted Two-Family Residential District (R-2) to General Commercial District (C-1); and 
3. Certify that the reclassification of General Plan land use designations and rezoning are categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Classes 1, 3, 5, and 31  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400


 

23.

Zoning Ordinance Amendments for Family Daycare Homes to comply with Senate Bill 234 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion: 
1. Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Title 23 (Zoning Ordinance) to comply with Family Daycare Home regulations recently enacted by Senate Bill 234 (SB 234); and 
2. Adopt a Resolution amending Resolution 67,985-N.S., the Planning Department Fee Schedule, to reflect the requirement that no permit fees may be charged for Family Daycare Homes pursuant to SB 234.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 


Action Calendar – New Business

 

24.

Placing Charter Amendment Measure on the November 3, 2020 Ballot to Establish a Police Board and Director of Police Accountability 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation:  
1. Adopt a Resolution submitting an amendment to the City Charter to add Article XVIII to establish a Police Board and Director of Police Accountability to a vote of the electors at the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election.  
2. Designate, by motion, specific members of the Council to file ballot measure arguments on this measure as provided for in Elections Code Section 9282.  
Financial Implications: General Fund - $300,000-$500,000 
Contact: Dave White, City Manager's Office, (510) 981-7000; Farimah Brown, City Attorney, (510) 981-6950; LaTanya Bellow, Human Resources, (510) 981-6800; Andrew Greenwood, Police, (510) 981-5900

 

25.

Renaming Shattuck Avenue ‘East’ 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution renaming the two block portion of Shattuck Avenue ‘East’ from Center Street to University Avenue, including the eastern facing block faces of Shattuck Square and Berkeley Square to one of six names recommended by the Public Works Commission (PWC) and affirming the western segment of Shattuck Avenue, including the western facing block faces of Shattuck Square and Berkeley Square will be known as Shattuck Avenue.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Eleanor Hollander, Economic Development, (510) 981-7530


 

26.

Adopt a Resolution to Upgrade Residential and Commercial Customers to a 100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions-Free Electricity Plan and to Upgrade Municipal Accounts to a 100% Renewable Plan (Reviewed by the Facilities, Infrastructure, Transportation, Environment & Sustainability Committee) 
From: Councilmember Harrison (Author); Mayor Arreguin (Author); Councilmember Robinson (Co-Sponsor); Councilmember Hahn (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to:   
a.  Opt up Berkeley’s municipal accounts to Renewable 100 (100% renewable and 100% greenhouse gas-free) electricity service, and refer the estimated increased cost of $100,040 to the June 2020 budget process. 
b.  Upgrade current and new Berkeley residential and commercial customer accounts from Bright Choice (>85% GHG-free) to Brilliant 100 (100% GHG-free), except for residential customers in low income assistance programs.  The transition would be effective October 1, 2020 for residential customers and January 1, 2021 for commercial customers.  
c.  Provide for yearly Council review of the City’s default municipal, residential, and commercial plans. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, (510) 981-7140


27.

Inclusionary Units in Qualified Opportunity Zones (Reviewed by the Land Use, Housing and Economic Development Committee) 
From: Councilmember Harrison (Author); Councilmember Bartlett (Author); Councilmember Davila (Author); and Councilmember Hahn (Author) 
Recommendation: Adopt an ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 22.20.065 requiring onsite inclusionary units in new rental developments in Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs).  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, (510) 981-7140

 

Information Reports

 

28.

FY 2020 Mid-Year Budget Update 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, (510) 981-7000

 

29.

LPC NOD: 1399 Queens Road/#LMIN2019-0003 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

30.

Audit Recommendation Status - 911 Dispatchers: Understaffing Leads to Excessive Overtime and Low Morale 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Andrew Greenwood, Police, (510) 981-5900


 

31.

Children, Youth and Recreation Commission FY2020 Work Plan 
From: Children, Youth, and Recreation Commission 
Contact: Stephanie Chu, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-6700

 

32.

Civic Arts Grants Program 
From: Civic Arts Commission 
Contact: Jennifer Lovvorn, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-7530

 

33.

Council Referral – Commemorative Tree Program 
From: Parks and Waterfront Commission 
Contact: Roger Miller, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-6700

 

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda


  Adjournment

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  I hereby certify that the agenda for this meeting of the Berkeley City Council was posted at the display case located near the walkway in front of the Maudelle Shirek Building, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, as well as on the City’s website, on March 12, 2020.  

  Mark Numainville, City Clerk

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Item #27: Inclusionary Units in Qualified Opportunity Zones

  1. Donna Mickelson
  2. Igor Tregub
  3. Margy Wilkinson

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  1. Kim Searcy

  

Encampments (Others)

  1. Robert Abiad
  2. Jesse McFarland

Here There Encampment

  1. Olivia deBree
  2. James McFadden
  3. Elliot Halpern
  4. Vicki Alexander
  5. Russbumper (2)
  6. Jesse McFarland (3)
  7. Shoshana Bochner
  8. Sarah Garrett
  9. Pamela Michaud
  10. Finn Black
  11. Colleen McCann (3)
  12. Liz Wiener
  13. Julie Twichell
  14. Marcia Poole
  15. Alan K
  16. Yebuny Clark

   

Tenants Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA)

  1. Ilona Clark (2)
  2. Marian Wolfe
  3. Don Read
  4. Scott Simmons, on behalf of East Bay For Everyone
  5. Brett Weinstein
  6. Patricia Jones

   

Business Licenses and Virtual Offices

  1. David Lerman (2)

   

Objective Zoning and Design Standards

  1. Sonja Trauss, on behalf of Yes In My Back Yard

   

All-Electric Berkeley Buildings

  1. Kristi Lentz

   

Objective Standards for Solar Access

  1. David Ushijima

   

Traffic Engineering Issue at Ashby and San Pablo

  1. Jenni Olson

   

Making April 10 Dolores Huerta Day

  1. Santiago Casal

Recycle and Trash Collection

  1. Bruce Valde
  2. Lisa Heft

   

Revise New Rules on Handling Commission Input

  1. Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission

   

Mike Zint

  1. russbumper

   

Aquatic Park

  1. Igor Tregub, on behalf of the Sierra Club Northern Alameda County Group

   

Proposed Bonita Avenue Traffic Control Barrier

  1. L.A. Wood and Carolyn Erbele

   

Ordinance Strengthening

  1. Cindy Rahav

   

Smoking and Butt Receptacles

  1. Carol Denny
  2. David Lewis, on behalf of Save The Bay

Supplemental Communications and Reports

 Items received by the deadlines for submission will be compiled and distributed as follows.  If no items are received by the deadline, no supplemental packet will be compiled for said deadline.

  • Supplemental Communications and Reports 1

Available by 5:00 p.m. five days prior to the meeting.

  • Supplemental Communications and Reports 2

Available by 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting.

  • Supplemental Communications and Reports 3

      Available by 5:00 p.m. two days following the meeting.

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