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AGENDA 

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, October 13, 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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Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:

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

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.” Three members of the City Council must agree to pull an item from the Consent Calendar for it to move 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.

Amending Ordinance No. 7,692-N.S. extending the grace period for Fair Chance Housing Ordinance 
From: Mayor Arreguin (Author) 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,733-N.S. amending Ordinance No. 7,692-N.S. (Fair Chance Housing Ordinance) to extend the grace period for landlords to be held liable to January 1, 2021 so that staff has adequate time to complete the intended outreach prior to the ordinance going into full effect. 
First Reading Vote: All Ayes.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Mayor, (510) 981-7100

 

2.

Healthy Checkout Ordinance; Adding Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 9.82 
From: Councilmember Harrison (Author), Councilmember Hahn (Author), Councilmember Kesarwani (Co-Sponsor), Councilmember Davila (Co-Sponsor)
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,734-N.S. requiring stores over 2,500 square feet in size to sell more nutritious food and beverage options in their checkout areas, and adding Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 9.82. 
First Reading Vote: All Ayes. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, (510) 981-7140

 

3.

Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on October 13, 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: One-Time Grant Fund - $325,000 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

4.

Revenue Contract: Department of Health Care Services Performance Contract for City of Berkeley 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to execute a contract and any amendments with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).  The contract, which will run through June 30, 2021, is for multiple projects that DHCS administers across the State, including the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), the Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act, Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH), Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG), and Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) programs, and for county provision of community mental health services pursuant to the Bronzan-McCorquodale Act.  The City of Berkeley will only receive revenue through the MHSA for this contract.  
Financial Implications: Approximately $6,000,000 (revenue) 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Health, Housing, and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

5.

Lease Agreement for 225 University Avenue – Qasemi Abdul Moqim dba Berkeley Sportsman Center 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement and necessary amendments with Qasemi Abdul Moqim, doing business as Berkeley Sportsman Center, at 225 University Avenue at the Berkeley Marina for a term of three years, with a two-year option.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700

 

6.

Measure T1 Phase 1 Project List Additions 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the following additions to the Measure T1 Phase 1 project list with no additional funding: James Kenney Park play area (ages 2-5, and 5-12) and picnic area; Euclid Street (at Rose Garden); Cedar Street from 6th Street to San Pablo Avenue; Center Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Way to Shattuck Avenue; Rose Street from Le Roy Avenue to La Loma Avenue;  Santa Fe Avenue from Gilman Street to Cornell Avenue/ Page Street; Shasta Road from Grizzly Peak Boulevard to east City limit; Arcade Avenue from Fairlawn Drive to Grizzly Peak Boulevard; Dohr Street from Ashby Avenue to Prince Street; and West Street from Bancroft Way to Dwight Way.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Scott Ferris, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, (510) 981-6700; Liam Garland, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

7.

Resumption of Fees at Oregon Park Senior Apartments 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to resume charging fees, including housing inspection service fees, at Oregon Park Senior Apartments (OPSA), located at 1425 Oregon Street, to increase the effectiveness of housing code enforcement.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jordan Klein, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

8.

Revenue Grant:  Fiscal Year 2020-21 Alcoholic Beverage Control Grant 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager, and/or the Chief of Police, to execute a grant contract and any subsequent amendments with the State of California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) in the amount of $51,900 for one fiscal year, July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.  
Financial Implications: Alcoholic Beverage Control Program Fund - $51,900 (grant)
Contact: Andrew Greenwood, Police, (510) 981-5900

 

9.

Contract No. 31900124 Amendment: B Bros Construction Inc. for Adult Mental Health Services Center Renovations Project at 2640 Martin Luther King Jr Way 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 31900124 with B Bros Construction, Inc. to complete renovation and seismic upgrade work at the Adult Mental Health Services Center, increasing the current contract amount of $5,386,293 by $230,000 for a total amount not-to-exceed of $5,616,293.  
Financial Implications: T1 Fund - $230,000 
Contact: Liam Garland, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

10.

Contract Award: First Carbon Solutions, Inc. for California Environmental Quality Act Compliance for the Solid Waste & Recycling Transfer Station Replacement Project 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to award a contract with First Carbon Solutions, Inc. for California Environmental Quality Act compliance for the Solid Waste & Recycling Transfer Station Replacement Project for a total amount not to exceed $500,000 for a contract term of November 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Liam Garland, Public Works, (510) 981-6300

 

11a.

Compiling Commission Recommendations in a Reference Manual (Reviewed by Agenda & Rules Committee) 
From: Homeless Commission 
Recommendation: The Homeless Commission recommends that Council refer to staff to develop a procedure for staff secretaries to all City of Berkeley commissions to compile all commission recommendations, whether in report or letter form, in a binder. Such binder shall also track the outcomes of all commission recommendations including action taken by Council and subsequent implementation of Council action. One copy of the binder shall remain with the staff secretary; another copy of the binder shall be available as a resource in the City Clerk's office. The City Clerk shall index all subject matters of commission proposals so that there is cross-referencing of all subjects that commissions have addressed. This reference manual shall be available for use by commissions to share information, the Mayor and Council, staff and members of the public. The City Clerk shall also provide this information online.  
(On August 31, 2020, the Agenda and Rules Committee took action to send Items 9a and 9b to the City Council with a Qualified Positive Recommendation to adopt the staff item in 9b to explore potential short term solutions and recommend that the commission recommendation be reintroduced to Council after the COVID-19 emergency is lifted.) 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Brittany Carnegie, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-5400

 

11b.

 Companion Report: Compiling Commission Recommendations in a Reference Manual (Reviewed by Agenda & Rules Committee) 
From: Homeless Commission 
Recommendation: Refer the commission recommendation to the City Manager to 1) consider the impacts on staffing levels, approved Strategic Plan projects, and existing baseline services in the context of the projected budget shortfall for FY 2021 and the hiring freeze currently in effect; and 2) work within existing resources to facilitate information sharing among commissions on items referred from the City Council. 
(On August 31, 2020, the Agenda and Rules Committee took action to send Items 9a and 9b to the City Council with a Qualified Positive Recommendation to adopt the staff item in 9b to explore potential short term solutions and recommend that the commission recommendation be reintroduced to Council after the COVID-19 emergency is lifted.) 
Financial Implications: No direct fiscal impact 
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900; Brittany Carnegie, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-5400

 

Council Consent Items

12.

Authorize Installation of Security Cameras at the Marina and Request an Environmental Safety Assessment 
From: Councilmember Kesarwani (Author), Councilmember Wengraf (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: Adopt the following recommendations in order to address the recent dramatic uptick in reported crime incidents at the Berkeley marina: -Request that the City Manager install security cameras and signage as expeditiously as possible as a long-term safety measure; -Refer to the City Manager to perform an environmental safety assessment of the Berkeley marina with particular attention to the berther parking areas.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Rashi Kesarwani, Councilmember, District 1, (510) 981-7110

 

13.

Oppose Proposition 22 on the November 2020 ballot 
From: Councilmember Davila (Author), Councilmember Bartlett (Author), Councilmember Hahn (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: 
1. Adopt a resolution opposing Proposition 22 on the November 2020 ballot. 
2. Send a letter to the ‘No on CA Prop 22’ coalition. 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, (510) 981-7120

 

14.

 Amending Council Rules of Procedures such that items submitted by the Mayor or Councilmembers be placed directly on the City Council Agenda to allow the whole City Council to review and take action on the submitted item to ensure equity in the process (Reviewed by Agenda & Rules Committee) 
From: Councilmember Davila (Author) 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution to amend Council Rules of Procedures Section C-1 and G-1 such that items submitted by the Mayor or Councilmembers be placed directly on the City Council agenda rather than beginning with submission to commissions or Council Policy Committees to ensure equity in the process. 
(On August 31, 2020, the Agenda and Rules Committee took action to send Item 10 to the City Council with a Negative Recommendation.) 
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, (510) 981-7120

 

15.

Letter of Support for Proposition 16: Repeal Proposition 209 Affirmative Action Amendment (2020) 
From: Councilmember Bartlett (Author); Councilmember Harrison (Co-Sponsor), Councilmember Robinson (Co-Sponsor), Councilmember Hahn (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: That the Mayor of Berkeley and Members of the City Council support Proposition 16--a ballot measure that would remove the ban on affirmative action--by sending 2 letters, 1) the YES ON 16, Opportunity for All Coalition Campaign and 2) State Assemblymembers Shirley Weber, Mike Gipson, Miguel Santiago, and Buffy Wicks.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, (510) 981-7130

 

16.

“Step Up Housing” Initiative: Allocation of Measure P Funds to Lease and Operate a New Permanent Supportive Housing Project at 1367 University Avenue 
From: Councilmember Bartlett (Author), Councilmember Kesarwani (Co-Sponsor), Councilmember Wengraf (Co-Sponsor), Mayor Arreguin (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: Adopt a resolution allocating approximately $900,000 per year for 10 years, as well as a one-time allocation of approximately $32,975 from Measure P transfer tax receipts to support the lease and operation of a new permanent supportive housing project for the homeless at 1367 University Avenue. This resolution is put forward out of consideration that the City Council has already approved in its FY 2020-21 budget—on June 30, 2020—an allocation of $2.5 million for permanent housing subsidy, a portion of which is available to be spent on the 1367 University Avenue project.  
Refer to the next meeting of the Budget and Finance Policy Committee to confirm the availability of requested funding for the 1367 University project and to set priorities for other Measure P-funded programs and services as part of the mid-year budget process. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, (510) 981-7130

 

17.

Removal of Traffic Bollards on the Intersection at Fairview and California St. 
From: Councilmember Bartlett (Author) 
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to remove the traffic bollards at the intersection at Fairview and California St. for the following reasons: 1. To allow residents, emergency responders, street cleaning and garbage disposal services, and delivery vehicles ease of access to enter and exit Fairview Street; 2. To allow residents of the 1600 block of Fairview St. access to additional parking spots because the current capacity is inadequate; and 3. To decrease illegal dumping that has been incentivized by the traffic bollards and eliminate the harborage of junk, debris, and garbage.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, (510) 981-7130

 

18.

Enforce Bi-Weekly (Once Every Two Weeks) Residential Cleaning Measures to Address Encampments and Promote Clean Streets in Berkeley 
From: Councilmember Bartlett (Author), Councilmember Hahn (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to promote equitable street cleaning practices and require biweekly (once every two weeks), cleanings of populated encampment sites in Berkeley and adjacent residential neighborhoods. In order to determine where City Staff should prioritize residential cleaning services, the City Manager should establish a radius around the campsites. When encampments are on non-City owned property, such as Caltrans, the City should bill the appropriate agency for the cost of staff and materials. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Ben Bartlett, Councilmember, District 3, (510) 981-7130

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 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.

 

19.

2019 Crime Report and Five Year Use of Force Report (Continued from September 22, 2020) 
Supplemental material (Supp 1)
Presentation
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Review and discuss the presentation on Crime Report for 2019 and Use of Force Report for 2015-2019.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Andrew Greenwood, Police, (510) 981-5900

 

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.

 

20.

California Municipal Finance Authority Bond Financing for 1717 University Avenue 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing under the requirements of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution approving the issuance of the bonds by the California Municipal Finance Authority (CMFA) for the benefit of the 1717 University Avenue rental housing development.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Health, Housing, and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

21.

ZAB Appeal: 1346 Ordway Street, Administrative Use Permit #ZP2018-0174 
Part 1
Part 2
Admin Record - Part 1
Admin Record - Part 2
Admin Record - Part 3
Presentation
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing and, upon conclusion, adopt a Resolution affirming the Zoning Adjustments Board decision to approve Administrative Use Permit #ZP2018-0174 to: legalize an existing 128 sq. ft. accessory building in the southwest corner of the subject lot; legalize an existing 5 ft. x 21 ft., 9-ft. tall trellis located within the south setback; legalize an existing 11-ft. tall hedge in the north and south setbacks; establish a front yard off-street parking space to comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, under BMC’s Reasonable Accommodation Section; and dismiss the appeal.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Jordan Klein, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

Action Calendar

22.

Support Community Refrigerators (Continued from September 22, 2020) 
From: Councilmember Davila (Author) 
Recommendation:  
1. Adopt a Resolution to create an allocation of the homeless budget towards the purchasing of community refrigerators to be distributed in Council districts to provide access to food for those who have no refrigeration or may be food insecure.  
2. Allocate $8,000 of the budget for the purchasing of the refrigerators.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, (510) 981-7120

 

23.

Request the United States House of Representatives and/or Senate to introduce “The Breathe Act” (Continued from September 22, 2020) 
Supplemental material (Supp 2)
From: Councilmember Davila (Author), Councilmember Bartlett (Co-Sponsor) 
Recommendation:  
1. Adopt a resolution requesting the United States House of Representatives and Senate to introduce legislation known as “The Breathe Act” 
2. Send copies of this resolution to United States Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Pramila Jayapal, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Senator Bernie Sanders.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, (510) 981-7120


24.

Proposed Navigable Cities Framework for Ensuring Access and Freedom-of-Movement for People with Disabilities in Berkeley (Continued from September 22, 2020) 
From: Commission on Disability 
Recommendation: Receive a presentation on the Navigable Cities Framework for Ensuring Access and Freedom-of-Movement for People with Disabilities in Berkeley.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Dominika Bednarska, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-6300

Information Reports

25.

LPO NOD:  2277 Shattuck Avenue/#LMSAP2020-0001 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Jordan Klein, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

26.

LPO NOD: 1915 Berryman Street/#LMIN2020-0003 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Jordan Klein, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

27.

LPO NOD:  2328 Channing Way/#LMIN2020-0001 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Jordan Klein, Planning and Development, (510) 981-7400

 

28.

LPC Annual Report to City Council for the period May 2019 to May 2020 
From: Landmarks Preservation Commission 
Contact: Fatema Crane, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-7400

 

Public Comment – Items Not Listed on the Agenda

Adjournment

NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: If you object to a decision by the City Council to approve or deny a use permit or variance for a project the following requirements and restrictions apply:  1) No lawsuit challenging a City decision to deny (Code Civ. Proc. §1094.6(b)) or approve (Gov. Code 65009(c)(5)) a use permit or variance may be filed 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 use permit or variance, 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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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 October 1, 2020.

  

Mark Numainville, City Clerk

Communications

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Item #2: Healthy Checkout Ordinance; Adding Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 9.82

  1. Chris Labarbera
  2. MP-fourtrax88@
  3. Rico Vazquez
  4. Vance Bean

  

Item #6: Measure T1 Phase 1 Project List Additions

  1. Susan Schwartz, on behalf of Friends of Five Creeks

  

Item #16: “Step Up Housing” Initiative: Allocation of Measure P Funds to Lease and Operate a New Permanent Supportive Housing Project at 1367 University Avenue

  1. Donald Frazier

Homelessness and Encampments

  1. John Caner and Kristin MacDonald, on behalf of all the Berkeley Business Associations and the Chamber of Commerce (2)
  2. Rodney Lerner, on behalf of Landry’s Restaurants
  3. Paul Canin
  4. Jahlee Arakaki
  5. Alyson Mitchell
  6. Marcia Abcarian
  7. Jesse McFarlan

  

Street Trees

  1. Erica Cleary (2)
  2. Nancy Carleton, on behalf of the Halcyon Neighborhood Association
  3. Jeanne Panek

  

Adeline Corridor Plan

  1. 20 similarly worded form letters (significantly increases)
  2. 11 similarly worded form letters (broad support)
  3. 29 similarly worded from letters (1, 2, 3)
  4. Phyllis Orrick
  5. Michael Katz
  6. Tony Corman
  7. David Kellogg
  8. Jason Martens
  9. Jennifer Natali
  10. Ariella Granett
  11. Larisa Cummings
  12. Catherine Betts
  13. Andrew Fox
  14. Deborah Matthews
  15. Jonathan Singh
  16. Eileen Hughes
  17. Zipporah Collins
  18. John Selawsky
  19. Angela Gallegos-Castillo
  20. Pablo Diaz-Gutierrez
  21. Charles Khan
  22. Liza Lutzker
  23. Serena Lim
  24. Aaron Foxworthy
  25. Matt Nichols
  26. Jack Kurzeil
  27. Theo Posselt
  28. Adam Lenz

  

COVID-19 Related

  1. Virginia Browning
  2. Gina Rieger
  3. Kelly Hammargren
  4. David Lerman
  5. City of Berkeley COVID-19 Information Services
  6. russbumper

  

Wildfire Dangers on Grizzly Peak

  1. Elizabeth Strode
  2. Sylvie Sullivan
  3. John Ruble
  4. Jim Hanson
  5. David Thill (3)
  6. Mimi Nielsen
  7. Mary Pat Farrell
  8. Kathryn Levenson
  9. Ramona Naddaff
  10. Barbara Freeman (2)
  11. Joseph Heil
  12. Joe Van Steen
  13. Bcf1@

  

Berkeley Police Department

  1. Julia West
  2. Michael Odiari
  3. Zach Palchick
  4. Christine Schwartz

  

City-Run Real Estate Vulture Fund

  1. Barbara Gilbert

  

Traffic Safety – Street Calming Devices

  1. Wendy Alfsen and Marilyn Cleveland

  

5G

  1. Wanda Warkentin
  2. Phoebe Anne Sorgen

  

Rockefeller Foundation Scenarios

  1. Ming

  

Support Vision 2025

  1. Gretchen Ellis
  2. Barb Noon
  3. Nilang (3)
  4. Boona Cheema
  5. Sandeep Pandya

  

Needle Hazard

  1. Thomas Lord (2)

  

Landlords are “Mom and Pop” Property Owners

  1. Anne Whyte

  

Civic Center Vision

  1. Claire Kahane
  2. Alison Lingo

  

Downtown Berkeley Merchant Militia

  1. Carol Denny

  

Use of Grove Park for the Public

  1. Mia Villanueva and Alex Torres

  

Berkeley Schools Re-Opening

  1. Dana Kilian

  

Berkeley #UNBOUND

  1. Cherilyn Parsons, on behalf of the Bay Area Book Festival

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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