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  City Council: Policy Committee: Agenda & Rules 

Agendas, Annotated Agendas, and Audio Recordings:  2021 | 20202019  |  2018  |  2017

General Information:
The Agenda & Rules Committee is charged with reviewing agenda items and legislation in the following areas:

  • Review items for completeness 
  • Send items either to Council agenda, policy committee, or back to author
  • Set agendas
  • Review rules and procedures and open government policies
  • Consider items not readily assignable to a policy committee

Legislation reviewed by the Committee is forwarded to the full City Council for consideration and possible action.  Additional information regarding the Agenda & Rules Committee duties and functions may be found in the City Council Rules of Procedure and Order available from the City Council homepage.

Committee Members: Mayor Jesse Arreguin* and Councilmembers Sophie Hahn and Susan Wengraf
Alternate: Councilmember Lori Droste
(*Committee Chair)

Date and Time: Monday at 2:30 p.m., fifteen days before each Tuesday regular City Council meeting
Location: Redwood Conference Room, 2180 Milvia Street, 6th Floor
Please check the community calendar to verify.

Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions or committees are public record and will become part of the City’s electronic records, which are accessible through the City’s website.  Please note: e-mail addresses, names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in any communication to a City board, commission or committee, will become part of the public record.  If you do not want your e-mail address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Postal Service or in person to the staff contact of the relevant board, commission or committee.  If you do not want your contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication.  Please contact the staff contact to the relevant board, commission or committee for further information.

Staff Contact:
Mark Numainville
City Clerk Department
(510) 981-6908
E-mail: PolicyCommittee@cityofberkeley.info

Mailing Address:
City of Berkeley Agenda & Rules Committee
City Clerk Department
2180 Milvia Street, 1st Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

Meeting Agendas, Annotated Agendas, and Audio Recordings:
Agendas & Annotated Agendas are presented in PDF format. To view PDF files, download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Audio Recordings: click this link to access recent meeting MP3 audio files via Dropbox. 
(Note: A Dropbox account is not required in order to access the MP3 files.)

2021 Agenda & Rules Committee Agendas and Annotated Agendas  

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Time Critical Item: Resolution Authorizing an Amendment to CalPERS Contract Pursuant to California Government Code 20516




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