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AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING  
Tuesday, June 29, 2021  
6:00 P.M. 
  Jesse Arreguin, Mayor 
Councilmembers: 

District 1 – Rashi Kesarwani

District 5 – Sophie Hahn

District 2 – Terry Taplin

District 6 – Susan Wengraf

District 3 – Ben Bartlett

District 7 – Rigel Robinson

District 4 – Kate Harrison

District 8 – Lori Droste

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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.

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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

Adopt a Resolution Updating Guidelines and Procedures for City Council Office Budget Expenditure Accounts and Refer to the Budget Process Pursuant to Resolution No. 69,928–N.S.  
From: Councilmember Harrison (Author)
 
Recommendation:  
1.  Adopt a Resolution updating the guidelines and procedures for City Council office budget expenditure accounts and rescinding and superseding Resolution No. 65,540-N.S.; and, 
2.  Refer to the budget process pursuant to this Resolution and Resolution No. 69,928–N.S.  
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4 (510) 981-7140

 

 

Consent Calendar

 

1.

FY 2022 Tax Rate: Fund Debt Service on Neighborhood Branch Library Improvements Project General Obligation Bonds (Measure FF, November 2008 Election) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,765-N.S. setting the FY 2022 tax rate for funding the debt service on the Neighborhood Branch Library Improvements Project General Obligation Bonds (Measure FF, November 2008 Election) at 0.0059%.  
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Taplin, Bartlett, Hahn, Robinson, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – Harrison, Wengraf. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

       
 

 

2.

FY 2022 Tax Rate: Fund Debt Service on 2015 Refunding General Obligation Bonds (Measures G, S & I) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,766-N.S. setting the FY 2022 tax rate funding the debt service on the 2015 consolidation of Measures G, S and I (General Obligation Bonds - Elections of 1992, 1996 and 2002) at 0.0135%.  
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Taplin, Bartlett, Hahn, Robinson, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – Harrison, Wengraf. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

 

3.

FY 2022 Tax Rate: Fund the Debt Service on the Affordable Housing General Obligation Bonds (Measure O, November 2018 Election) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,767-N.S. setting the FY 2022 tax rate funding the debt service on the Affordable Housing General Obligation Bonds (Measure O, November 2018) at 0.0088%.  
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Taplin, Bartlett, Hahn, Robinson, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – Harrison, Wengraf. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

 

4.

FY 2022 Tax Rate: Business License Tax on Large Non-Profits 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,768-N.S. setting the FY 2022 tax rate for Business License Tax on large non-profits at $0.7041 (70.41 cents) per square foot of improvements.  
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Taplin, Bartlett, Hahn, Robinson, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – Harrison, Wengraf. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

 

5.

FY 2022 Tax Rate: Fund Firefighting, Emergency Medical Response and Wildfire Prevention (Measure FF) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,769-N.S. setting the FY 2022 tax rate for funding Firefighting, Emergency Medical Response and Wildfire Prevention (Measure FF) in the City of Berkeley at an annual rate of $0.1047 (10.47 cents) per square foot of improvements and $0.15705 (15.705 cents) for the 18-month period from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.  
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Taplin, Bartlett, Hahn, Robinson, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – Harrison, Wengraf. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300, Abe Roman, Fire, (510) 981-3473

 

 

6.

FY 2022 Tax Rate: Fund the Maintenance of Parks, City Trees and Landscaping 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,770-N.S. setting the FY 2022 tax rate for funding all improvements for the maintenance of parks, City trees, and landscaping in the City of Berkeley at $0.1896 (18.96 cents) per square foot of improvements.  
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Taplin, Bartlett, Hahn, Robinson, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – Harrison, Wengraf. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

 

7.

FY 2022 Special Tax Rate: Fund the Provision of Library Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,771-N.S. setting the FY 2022 tax rate for funding the provision of Library Services in the City of Berkeley at $0.2402 (24.02 cents) per square foot for dwelling units and $0.3632 (36.32 cents) per square foot for industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings.  
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Taplin, Bartlett, Hahn, Robinson, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – Harrison, Wengraf. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300, Tess Mayer, Director of Library Services, (510) 981-6195

 

 

8.

FY 2022 Tax Rate: Fund Emergency Services for the Severely Disabled (Measure E) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,772-N.S. setting the FY 2022 tax rate for funding the provision of emergency services for the disabled at $0.02378 (2.378 cents) per square foot of improvements.  
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Taplin, Bartlett, Hahn, Robinson, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – Harrison, Wengraf. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

 

9.

FY 2022 Tax Rate: Fund the Debt Service on the Infrastructure and Facilities General Obligation Bonds (Measure T1, November 2016 Election) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,773-N.S. setting the FY 2022 tax rate funding the debt service on the Infrastructure and Facilities Improvements General Obligation Bonds (Measure T1, November 2016) at 0.0170%.  
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Taplin, Bartlett, Hahn, Robinson, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – Harrison, Wengraf. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

 

10.

FY 2022 Tax Rate: Fund the Debt Service on the Street and Watershed Improvements General Obligation Bonds (Measure M, November 2012 Election) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,774-N.S. setting the FY 2022 tax rate funding the debt service on the Street and Integrated Watershed Improvements General Obligation Bonds (Measure M, November 2012) at 0.0077%.  
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Taplin, Bartlett, Hahn, Robinson, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – Harrison, Wengraf. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

 

11.

FY 2022 Tax Rate: Fund Fire Protection and Emergency Response and Preparedness (Measure GG) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,775-N.S. setting the FY 2022 tax rate for funding Fire Protection and Emergency Response and Preparedness in the City of Berkeley at the rate of $0.05818 (5.818 cents) per square foot of improvements for dwelling units and setting the rate for all other property at $0.08804 (8.804 cents) per square foot of improvements. 
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Taplin, Bartlett, Hahn, Robinson, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – Harrison, Wengraf. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300, Abe Roman, Interim Fire Chief, (510) 981-5500

 

 

12.

FY 2022 Tax Rate: Fund the Provision of Emergency Medical Services (Paramedic Tax) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,776-N.S. setting the FY 2022 tax rate for funding the provision of emergency medical services to Berkeley residents at $0.0412 (4.12 cents) per square foot of improvements.  
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Taplin, Bartlett, Hahn, Robinson, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – Harrison, Wengraf. 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

 

13.

Referral Response: Path to Permanence: Outdoor Dining and Commerce in the Public Right-of-Way 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation:  
1. Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,777-N.S. revising BMC Section 14.48.190 Parklets and BMC Section 16.18 Right of Way Encroachments and Encroachment Permits to simplify the permitting process for the conversion of temporary parklets and outdoor commerce installations after a declared local emergency. 
2. Adopt second reading of Ordinance No. 7,778-N.S. revising BMC Section 14.48.150 Sidewalk Seating to expand the areas and scope of activities that may be permitted via a sidewalk seating permit (a type of engineering permit) after a declared local health emergency, implement a new fee for the use of parking spaces for commercial activity. 
First Reading Vote: Ayes – Kesarwani, Taplin, Bartlett, Hahn, Robinson, Droste, Arreguin; Noes – None; Abstain – Harrison, Wengraf. 
Financial Implications: See Report 
Contact: Eleanor Hollander, Economic Development, (510) 981-7530

 

 

14.

Minutes for Approval 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Approve the minutes for the council meetings of May 11, 2021 (regular), May 13, 2021 (closed), May 18, 2021 (closed and special), May 20, 2021 (closed) and May 25, 2021 (closed and regular).  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900

 

 

15.

Contract No. 099148-1 Amendment: Code Publishing Company for Berkeley Municipal Code Publishing Services 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to amend Contract No. 099148-1 (FUND$ Contract No. 9541A) with Code Publishing Company for online and printed code publishing services for the Berkeley Municipal Code, increasing the contract by $40,000 for a total not to exceed amount of $139,000, and extending the contract to December 21, 2024.  
Financial Implications: General Fund - $40,000 
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900

 

 

16.

Appointment of Interim Director of Police Accountability 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution confirming the appointment of Katherine J. Lee to be Interim Director of Police Accountability and approving an employment contract to be effective July 1, 2021 at an annual salary of $182,260.65.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Dave White, City Manager's Office, (510) 981-7000

 

 

17.

Formal Bid Solicitations and Request for Proposals Scheduled for Possible Issuance After Council Approval on June 29, 2021 
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: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

 

18.

Appropriations Limit for FY 2022 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution establishing the appropriations limit at $311,493,168 for FY 2022 pursuant to Article XIIIB of the Constitution of the State of California based on the calculations for the appropriations limit.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

 

19.

FY 2022 Revision to the Investment Policy and Designation of Investment Authority 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution accepting the changes to the Investment Policy and to confirm the delegation of investment authority to the Director of Finance to make investments for FY 2022.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

 

20.

Request for Proposal for Project Homekey 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing City Manager to: 1. Release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Homekey Project; and 2. Allocate HOME-ARP funding and General Fund collected pursuant to Measure P Measure P, and/or other funding source, to support a future Homekey project.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Health, Housing, and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

 

21.

Fiscal Year 2022 Community Development Block Grant Public Facility Improvement Program Funds for the West Berkeley Service Center 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to: 1. Allocate all available Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Community Development Block Grant funding (estimated at $1,145,251) for one public facility improvement project at the City’s West Berkeley Service Center; and 2. Allocate any additional FY 2021 CDBG program income to the West Berkeley Service Center renovation project, if needed, and in accordance with Resolution 69,830 –N.S.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Health, Housing, and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

 

22.

Contract No. 31900254 Amendment: Easy Does It to Provide Emergency Disability Services and Audit Recommendation Update for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving an amendment to Contract No. 31900254 to continue funding for Easy Does It (EDI) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and FY 2023 in the amount of $1,432,011 using Measure E funds to provide emergency disability services, as long as EDI continues to demonstrate progress towards resolving the audit findings.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Health, Housing, and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

 

23.

Fiscal Year 2022 and Fiscal Year 2023 Housing Retention Program Contract 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager or her designee to: 1. Allocate the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and FY 2023 City of Berkeley Housing Retention Program (HRP) contract to the Eviction Defense Center (EDC), which operates the COVID-19 HRP; and 2. Amend Contract No. 32100023 with EDC to use General Fund U1 HRP funds for utility arrears or other expenses that would enable applicants to retain or obtain housing and/or employment.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Lisa Warhuus, Health, Housing, and Community Services, (510) 981-5400

 

 

24.

Adopt a Resolution to Upgrade Residential and Commercial Customers to East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) Renewable 100 Plan 
From: Energy Commission 
Recommendation: Adopt a time-sensitive Resolution to upgrade all current and new Berkeley residential and commercial customer accounts from Bright Choice - 86% Green House Gas (GHG)-free including substantial hydroelectric and nuclear - to Renewable 100 (100% renewable energy from California solar and wind) for their default electricity service plan, excluding residential customers in low-income assistance programs. The Berkeley Energy Commission (Commission) recommends that the City Council adopt the resolution now to meet East Bay Community Energy’s (EBCE) schedule of requiring an extensive lead time needed for the transition to be effective April 1, 2022 for residential customers and October 1, 2022 for commercial customers.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Billi Romain, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-7400

 

 

25.

Berkeley’s Fleet Replacement: Fund Short by Millions 
Supplemental material (Supp 2)
From: Auditor 
Recommendation: We recommend City Council request that the City Manager report back by the first City Council meeting in January 2022, and every six months thereafter, regarding the status of our audit recommendations until reported fully implemented by the Public Works Department.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Jenny Wong, Auditor, (510) 981-6750

  


Council Consent Items

 

26.

Resolution Supporting Freedom for Nasrin Sotoudeh 
From: Councilmember Taplin (Author) 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution in Support of Freedom for Nasrin Sotoudeh and All Other Political Prisoners and Prisoners of Conscience in the Islamic Republic of Iran.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Terry Taplin, Councilmember, District 2, (510) 981-7120

 

 

27.

Resolution Urging the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to Program and Prioritize American Rescue Plan Act Funds 
Revised material (Supp 1)
From: Councilmember Harrison (Author) 
Recommendation:  
1. Adopt a resolution directing the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to program $1.67 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds immediately and prioritize them for immediate use to support Bay Area Transit riders and an equitable pandemic recovery.  
2. Send a copy of the Resolution and an accompanying letter to the MTC Commissioners.  
Financial Implications: None 
Contact: Kate Harrison, Councilmember, District 4, (510) 981-7140

 

 

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 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. 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 – Old Business

 
 

28.

Police Accountability Board – Appointment of Members (Continued from June 1, 2021) 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution appointing nine members to the Police Accountability Board nominated by the Mayor and City Councilmembers, and appointing one alternate member.  (Note: Appointment of the alternate member is continued from the June 1, 2021 meeting.) 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Mark Numainville, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900

 
 
Action Calendar - New Business
 

29.

FY 2022 Budget Adoption 
Supplemental material (Supp 2) 
Revised material (Supp 3) 
Revised material (Supp 3)

From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution:  
1. Adopting the FY 2022 Budget as contained in the City Manager’s FY 2022 Proposed Budget that includes the Proposed Capital Budget, presented to Council on May 25, 2021, and as amended by subsequent Council action.   
2. Authorizing the City Manager to provide applicable advances to selected community agencies receiving City funds in FY 2022, as reflected in Attachment 2 to the report, and as amended by subsequent Council action.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Rama Murty, Budget Office, (510) 981-7000

 

 

30.

FY 2022 Annual Appropriations Ordinance 
Revised material (Supp 3)
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance adopting the FY 2022 Annual Appropriations Ordinance (AAO) in the amount of $668,825,973 (gross appropriations) and $581,303,702 (net appropriations). 
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Rama Murty, Budget Office, (510) 981-7000

 

 

31.

Borrowing of Funds and the Sale and Issuance of FY 2021-22 Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes 
From: City Manager 
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the borrowing of $45,000,000 and the sale and issuance of Fiscal Year 2021-22 Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes.  
Financial Implications: See report 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 
 
 

32.

Voluntary Time Off Program for FY 2022 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Rama Murty, Budget Office, (510) 981-7000

 

33.

FY 2022 Civic Arts Grant Awards 
From: Civic Arts Commission 
Contact: Eleanor Hollander, Economic Development, (510) 981-7530

 

34.

FY 2021 Second Quarter Investment Report: Ended December 31, 2020 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

35.

FY 2021 Third Quarter Investment Report: Ended March 31, 2021 
From: City Manager 
Contact: Henry Oyekanmi, Finance, (510) 981-7300

 

36.

2021 Commission on Aging Work Plan 
From: Commission on Aging 
Contact: Richard Castrillon, Commission Secretary, (510) 981-5190

 
 

 

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 June 17, 2021.

 

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 #26: Resolution Supporting Freedom for Nasrin Sotoudeh

  1. Nazila Tobaei
  2. Riya Master
  3. Kianna Imani
  4.  Anonymous

  

Berkeley Marina (BMASP) and Pier/Ferry Project from Marina Users

  1. Camille Antinori and David Fielder, on behalf of the marina users

   

Tenants Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA)

  1. Andrew Godar
  2. Carol Wyatt
  3. Sam Weng
  4. Julie Saxe-Taller
  5. Timothy Kim
  6. Peter Schiller
  7. Hayley Currier
  8. Bethany Kaylor
  9. Mary Telling
  10. Cheryl Davila (2)
  11. Alex Werth
  12. Ann Harvey

   

Climate Equity Action

  1. Cate Leger, Berkeley Energy Commission
  2. Ariella Granett
  3. Lily Cohen
  4. Janet Stromberg
  5. Natalie Nussbaum
  6. Mary Ann Furday
  7. Margot Smith
  8. Christie Keith
  9. Susan Kirsch
  10. Andrea Mullarkey

   

Electrification

  1. Janet Stromberg

   

Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) Negative Experiences

  1. BHA staff

  

Grizzly Peak Problems

  1. Joshua Bloom (2)

   

BART Housing

  1. The-Anh Cao
  2. Reynaldo Santa Cruz

   

Zoning Reform on Property Values

  1. Margot Smith

   

Housing

  1. Madeleine Shearer (2)

   

Affordable Housing Overlay Support

  1. Planning Students Association of Cal

   

People’s Park

  1. Russbumper

   

Outdoor Shelter and Enforce No Sidewalk Camping

  1. Claudia Eyzaguirre

   

Evictions

  1. Cadance Malone

   

Measure FF: Update from the Fire Department

  1. David Peattie, on behalf of the Berkeley Disaster Prep Neighborhood Network

   

Library Issues

  1. Barbara Gilbert

   

Parking Meters

  1. Barbara Gilbert

   

Berkeley’s New Police Chief

  1. Friends of Adeline

   

Employment Development Department

  1. Rodak Goa

   

Skateboard Park

  1. Alex Gomez-Pendleton

   

Daniel Hale Whistleblower

  1. Russbumper

   

Speech to VTA

  1. Blair Beekman

   

Live Music Is Back in Downtown Berkeley Plaza

  1. Downtown Berkeley Association

   

Traffic Control Measures at Cragmont Elementary School

  1. Edward and Noelle Long

   

CalPERS Response Letter to Resolution No. 69,829-N.S. of 4/27/2021

  1. California Public Employees’ Retirement System

   

URL’s Only

  1. Vivian Warkentin (2)
  2. Russbumper (4)

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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