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AGENDA 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 

6:00 P.M.

 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

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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, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900. The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda. 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. Adjourn in memory of all the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Adjourn in memory of Don Yost, Local Business Leader

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 to address matters not on the Council agenda.  If five or fewer persons wish to speak, each person selected will be allotted two minutes each.  If more than five persons wish to speak, 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. The remainder of the speakers wishing to address the Council on non-agenda items will be heard at the end of the agenda.

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.

 

URGENT ITEM
Letter to Governor Newsom in Support of State and Federal Assistance to Address COVID-19 Fiscal Impact on California Cities 
From: Vice Mayor Sophie Hahn (Author), Mayor Jesse Arreguin (Co-Sponsor), and  Councilmember Kate Harrison (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: Send a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom in support of state and federal assistance to address the COVID-19 fiscal impact on California cities, including by establishing at least a $7 billion city revenue stabilization fund for direct aid to all cities to address the general revenue shortfall over the next two fiscal years; allocating a share of the State’s $8.4 billion CARES Act funding for cities with populations under 500,000 to support COVID-19 expenses; and creating a COVID-19 financing vehicle that all cities can access to support immediate cash flow needs; and send copies of the letter to Senator Nancy Skinner and Assemblymember Buffy Wicks. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Vice Mayor Sophie Hahn, Council District 5, (510) 981-7150

 

Consent Calendar

1.

Citizens Redistricting Commission Implementation Ordinance; Adding BMC Chapter 2.10 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,699-N.S. establishing regulations and procedures for the Berkeley Citizens Redistricting Commission to supplement the existing provisions of the City Charter related to redistricting, and adding Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 2.10. 
First Reading Vote: All Ayes. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900

 

2.

Amendment: FY 2020 Annual Appropriations Ordinance 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending the FY 2020 Annual Appropriations Ordinance No. 7,694–N.S. for fiscal year 2020 based upon recommended re-appropriation of committed FY 2019 funding and other adjustments in the amount of $47,602,843 (gross) and $42,647,016 (net).  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, (510) 981-7000

 

3.

Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on May 12, 2020 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Approve the request for proposals or invitation for bids (attached to staff report) that will be, or are planned to be, issued upon final approval by the requesting department or division.  All contracts over the City Manager’s threshold will be returned to Council for final approval.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $729,806 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

4.

Revenue Grant Agreements: Funding Support from the State of California to Conduct Public Health Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt seven Resolutions authorizing the City Manager or her designee to submit grant agreements to the State of California, to accept the grants, and execute any resultant revenue agreements and amendments to conduct public health promotion, protection, and prevention services for the following seven revenue agreements: 
1. Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program, which includes Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) and Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC), in the projected amount of $352,000 for FY 2021. 
2. Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program, in the projected amount of $336,000 for FY 2021. 
3. Tobacco Trust Fund: There is no match required and this contract is expected to be for $300,000 in FY 2021. 
4. Immunization Program: In the projected amount of $42,204 for FY 2021. 
5. Public Health Emergency Preparedness/Pandemic Flu/Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) Program in the projected allocation of $260,000 for FY 2021.  
6. Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program COVID-19 Crisis Response in the projected allocation of $401,462 for the period of March 5, 2020 through March 15, 2021. 
7. Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Grant Agreement 19-10870, funding allocation of $210,468 for the period of February 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

5.

Revenue Grant Agreements: Funding Support from Essential Access Health to Conduct Public Health Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to submit a grant application to Essential Access Health, to accept the grant, execute any resultant revenue agreement and amendment, and implement the projects and appropriation of funding for related expenses to conduct public health promotion, protection, and prevention services for the Essential Access Health revenue agreement in the projected amount of $265,000 for April 1, 2020 to March 30, 2021.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

6.

Dorothy Day House License Agreements: Veterans Memorial Building and Old City Hall 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt the first reading of two ordinances authorizing the City Manager or her designee to execute license agreements and any amendments thereto with Dorothy Day House to provide services at the Veterans’ Memorial Building at 1931 Center Street and the Old City Hall at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

7.

Contract: CycloMedia Technology, Inc. for Geographic Information System Infrastructure Asset Data Acquisition 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with CycloMedia Technology Incorporated for Geographic Information System infrastructure asset data acquisition, for an amount not to exceed $187,401 for the period commencing on May 15, 2020 to June 30, 2022.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $187,401 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, (510) 981-6500

 

8.

Contract: Integration Partners for Avaya Upgrade, Support, and Maintenance 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager execute a contract with Integration Partners, for Avaya support and maintenance, for a total not to exceed amount of $727,821, from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2024.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $727,821 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, (510) 981-6500

 

9.

***Removed from Agenda by the City Manager*** Contract No. 10551C Amendment: Santalynda Marrero DBA SMconsulting for Professional Consulting Services 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, (510) 981-6500

 

10.

Contract No. 9237A Amendment: 3T Equipment Company, Inc. for Maintenance of the Pipeline Observation System Management (POSM) Software 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 9237A with 3T Equipment Company, Inc. to provide additional maintenance services and support for the Pipeline Observation System Management (POSM) software in an amount not to exceed $31,500 for a total contract amount not to exceed $81,167, extending the term from February 1, 2013 to June 30, 2023.  
Financial Implications: Sanitary Sewer Fund - $81,167 
Contact: Savita Chaudhary, Information Technology, (510) 981-6500

 

11.

Contract: ERA Construction, Inc. for Strawberry Creek Park Play Area and Restroom Renovation Project 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1. Approving the plans and specifications for the Strawberry Creek Park Play Area and Restroom Renovation Project, Specification No. 20-11382-C; and 2. Accepting the correction of the sum of bid items for ERA Construction, Inc.’s bid; and 3. Accepting the bid of the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, ERA Construction, Inc.; and 4. 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 ERA Construction, Inc., for the Strawberry Creek Park Play Area and Restroom Renovation Project at 1260 West Street, Berkeley, CA 94702, in an amount not to exceed $900,122, which includes a contract amount of $782,715 and a 15% contingency in the amount of $117,407.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $900,122 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

12.

Contract: Suarez and Munoz Construction, Inc. for San Pablo Park Playground and Tennis Court Renovation Project 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution: 1. Approving the plans and specifications for the San Pablo Park Playground and Tennis Court Renovation Project, Specification No. 20-11381-C; and 2. Rejecting the bid protest of Redwood Engineering Construction, the second lowest bidder; and 3. Accepting the bid of the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Suarez and Munoz Construction, Inc.; and 4. 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 Suarez and Munoz Construction, Inc., for the San Pablo Park Playground and Tennis Court Renovation Project at 2800 Park Street, Berkeley, CA 94702, in an amount not to exceed $1,969,056, which includes a contract amount of $1,790,051 and a 10% contingency in the amount of $179,005. 
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $1,969,056 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

13.

Contract: BMI Imaging Systems, Incorporated for Data Conversion Services for the Berkeley Police Department 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any necessary amendments with BMI Imaging Systems, Incorporated to provide data conversion services and necessary hosting services for the Berkeley Police Department (BPD) for a term of five years, for a total contract not to exceed $200,000.  
Financial Implications: State Proposition 172 Special Fund - $200,000 
Contact: Andrew Greenwood, Police, (510) 981-5900

 

14.

Contract: Bay Cities Paving & Grading Inc. for Measure T1 Street Improvements & Green Infrastructure Project 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving plans and specifications for the Measure T1 Street Improvements, Ward Street, Monterey Avenue and Green Infrastructure project,  Specification No. 20-11394-C & 20-11387-C; accepting the bid of Bay Cities Paving & Grading Inc. as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder; and 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 in an amount not to exceed $4,598,942 which includes a 15% contingency for unforeseen circumstances.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $4,598,942 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

15.

Contract No. 9677 Amendment: On-Call Traffic Engineering Services Contract with AECOM USA, Inc. for Design and Construction Support Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 9677 with AECOM USA, Inc. (“AECOM”) for work on the Ashby-San Pablo Intersection Improvements Project (“Project”), Specification No. 18-11182-C, to: (a) Finalize the design documents   plans, specifications, and estimate (PS&E)   and perform as-needed technical construction support services, increasing the contract for On-Call Traffic Engineering Services by up to $200,000, for a total amount not to exceed $1,200,000, and (b) Extend the ending date of the contract from June 30, 2020 to December 31, 2022.  
Financial Implications: Measure BB - Local Streets and Roads Fund - $200,000 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

16.

Contract No. 10706 Amendment: SCS Engineers and SCS Field Services for Cesar Chavez Landfill Post-Closure Maintenance and Monitoring 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to Contract No. 10706 with SCS Engineers and SCS Field Services for engineering services for landfill post-closure engineering, maintenance, and monitoring services at Cesar Chavez Park, increasing the amount by $338,000 for a total not to exceed $862,900, and extending the expiration date to June 30, 2022.  
Financial Implications: Various Funds - $338,000 
Contact: Phillip Harrington, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

17.

Navigating the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Berkeley’s Finances 
Revised material (Supp 1)
From: Auditor 
Recommendation: Consider this framework when making budget decisions about managing revenues and expenditures impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as using reserve funds. This high level report includes three sections: impact on economy, revenues, and expenditures. Government finance experts offer key considerations for managing expenditures including: reducing expenditures; focusing on essential activities that prioritize public health and community value; and long-term planning when spending reserves to make sure that enough funds are available to pull the City through a potentially long economic downturn. See full report for more information.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jenny Wong, Auditor, (510) 981-6750

 

Council Consent Items

18.

Repeal SB 872 – Prohibition on Sugar Sweetened Beverages Tax 
From: Mayor Arreguin (Author), Councilmember Kesarwani (Author), Councilmember Davila (Co-Sponsor), Councilmember Harrison (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution calling on the Governor and State Legislature to overturn SB 872, a 2018 law prohibiting new sugar sweetened beverage taxes until 2030. Send a copy of the Resolution to Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senator Nancy Skinner, and Assemblymember Buffy Wicks.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

19.

Support California Farmworker COVID-19 Relief Legislation 
From: Councilmember Davila (Author), Councilmember Bartlett (Co-Sponsor), Mayor Arreguin (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation:  
1. Adopt a resolution supporting the California Farmworker COVID-19 Relief Legislation advocated by State Assemblymember Robert Rivas (Author) 
2. Send copies of this resolution to State Assemblymember Robert Rivas, as well as State Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, and State Senator Nancy Skinner.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, (510) 981-7120

 

20.

Berkeley Juneteenth Association: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Fund to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 
From: Councilmember Bartlett (Author), Councilmember Davila (Author) 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $500 per Councilmember, including $500 from both Councilmember Ben Bartlett & Cheryl Davila, for pre-planning the Berkeley Juneteenth Festival (organized by Berkeley Juneteenth Association, Inc. 501(c)3). The funds will be relinquished to the City’s General Fund for this purpose from the discretionary council office budget of Councilmember Bartlett and any other councilmembers who would like to contribute.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, (510) 981-7130

 

21.

Board of Library Trustees Reappointment: John Selawsky 
From: Councilmember Hahn (Author), Councilmember Bartlett (Co-Sponsor), Mayor Arreguin (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the reappointment of John Selawsky to the Board of Library Trustees (“BOLT”) for a term of four years commencing May 16, 2020 and ending May 16, 2024.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Sophie Hahn, Councilmember, District 5, (510) 981-7150

 

22.

Budget Referral: Telegraph Shared Streets 
From: Councilmember Robinson (Author), Councilmember Harrison (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: Refer $500,000 to the FY2021-FY2022 Budget Process and subsequent budget processes for 30% designs of the Telegraph Shared Streets Project.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Rigel Robinson, Councilmember, District 7, (510) 981-7170

 

Action Calendar

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

The Presiding Officer will request that persons wishing to speak line use the “raise hand” function 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, use the “raise hand” function 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.

 

23.

Published Charges:  Mental Health Clinical Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution establishing Published Charges for Mental Health Clinical Services for FY 2020. Published Charges are effective July 1, 2019.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Housing and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

24a.

Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Budget Update Public Hearing #1 
Supplemental material (Supp 1)
 Supplemental material (Supp 3)
Presentation
From: City Manager
 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing regarding the FY 2021 Proposed Budget Update.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, (510) 981-7000

 

24b.

FY 2020 Mid-Year Budget Update (Continued from April 28, 2020) 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Teresa Berkeley-Simmons, Budget Manager, (510) 981-7000

 

Action Calendar - Old Business

 

25.

Surveillance Technology Report, Surveillance Acquisition Report, and Surveillance Use Policy for Automatic License Plate Readers  (Continued from February 25, 2020. Item contains revised and supplemental materials) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting the Surveillance Technology Report, Surveillance Acquisition Report, and Surveillance Use Policy for Automatic License Plate Readers submitted pursuant to Chapter 2.99 of the Berkeley Municipal Code.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Andrew Greenwood, Police, (510) 981-5900; Dave White, City Manager's Office, (510) 981-7000

 

Information Reports

26.

LPC NOD: 2043 Lincoln Street/#LMIN2019-0004 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

27.

LPC NOD: 2133 University Avenue/#LMSA2019-0001 
 LPC NOD: 2133 University Avenue - Part 1
 LPC NOD: 2133 University Avenue - Part 2
 LPC NOD: 2133 University Avenue - Part 3
 LPC NOD: 2133 University Avenue - Part 4
From: City Manager 
Contact: Timothy Burroughs, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400


 

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 April 30, 2020.

Mark Numainville, City Clerk

Communications

Council rules limit action on Communications to referral to the City Manager and/or Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations. All communications submitted to Council are public record. Copies of individual communications are available for viewing through Records Online.

  

Item #18: Repeal SB 872 – Prohibition on Sugar Sweetened Beverages Tax

  1. Lynn Silver, on behalf of Public Health Institute

   

Item #19: Support California Farmworker COVID-19 Relief Legislations

  1. Chimey Lee

Tenants/Eviction Ban/Rent Suspension

  1. Palbo Pruiz
  2. Sheila Goldmacher
  3. Lisa Camasi
  4. Judy McLean

  

Affordable Housing

  1. Michael Fullerton
  2. Sophia DeWitt

   

Homelessness

  1. Liz Wiener
  2. Margy Wilkinson

   

Santa Rita Jail

  1. Sally Nelson
  2. Jenny White
  3. Joanne Cohn
  4. Rachel Resnikoff
  5. Jessica Woodard
  6. Betsy Bigelow-Teller
  7. Charlene Woodcock

   

Group Housing

  1. Marcia Poole (2)
  2. Jamie Almanza

   

Construction

  1. Kelly Elena Marshall, on behalf of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County
  2. Moni Law

   

Berkeley Relief Fund

  1. Melissa Weaver
  2. Diana Gordon
  3. Isis Feral
  4. Pil Orbison
  5. Sharon Delap

   

Slow Streets – Walk/Bike

  1. Liza Lutzker
  2. Ben Gerhardstein
  3. Amy Eisenberg

   

Mental Health

  1. Kristin Leimkuhler

   

Police Review Commission

  1. Peter Haberfeld

   

COVID-19 – General

  1. Max Ventura
  2. Cynthia Sue Larson
  3. Eden I&R
  4. Patrick Hamill
  5. Isabelle Gaston
  6. Mayor Arreguin
  7. David Mayer
  8. Arthur Stopes III
  9. Thomas Lord (2)
  10. Vivian Warkentin
  11. David Lerman

   

Housing Retention Fund

  1. Southberkeley94703

   

City of Berkeley’s Website

  1. Thomas Lord

   

The Constitution Has Been Suspended

  1. Thomas Lord

   

Access to Voter Emails

  1. Jessica Forbes

   

Cell Towers

  1. Phoebe Anne Sorgen (2)
  2. Cindy Rahav
  3. Carol Denney (3)
  4. Mil Apostol
  5. Soula Culver

   

University of California/Berkeley – EIR on Long Range Development Plan

  1. Joe Liesner

   

PG&E + Nuclear Power

  1. Ceyda Durmaz Dogan, on behalf of East Bay Clean Power Alliance

   

Naming Shattuck Avenue East After Kala Bagai

  1. Chris Carlson and Lisa Ruth Elliott
  2. Liam O’Donoghure

   

African American/Black Holistic Resource Center (AAHRC)

  1. AAHRC Steering Committee

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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