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The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

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City Council: Policy Committee: Health, Life Enrichment, Equity & Community

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings of this policy committee are being held virtually to conduct essential business. You can watch, listen, and comment using Zoom, or participate by phone. 

Agendas, Annotated Agendas, and Audio Recordings: Current Year  I Previous Year 

General Information:
The Health, Life Enrichment, Equity & Community Committee is charged with reviewing legislation in the following areas:

  • Seniors and Youth 
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health
  • Homelessness
  • Health Equity and Outcomes
  • Recreation
  • Berkeley's 2020 Vision
  • Events
  • Neighborhood Services
  • Animal Control/Care
  • Code Enforcement/Livability

Legislation reviewed by the Committee is forwarded to the full City Council for consideration and possible action. 

The Committee adopted Policy Committee Procedures at their meeting on March 25, 2019.

Committee Members: Councilmembers Rashi Kesarwani*, Ben Bartlett, and Terry Taplin
Alternate: Councilmember Rigel Robinson
(*Committee Chair)

Date and Time: 2nd Monday at 10:00 a.m.
Location: To Be Determined
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:
April Richardson
City Clerk Department
(510) 981-6908
E-mail: PolicyCommittee@cityofberkeley.info

Mailing Address:
City of Berkeley Health, Life Enrichment, Equity & Community 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 Packets and Minutes

Agenda Packets Annotated Agendas Supplemental Information
01-25-2021 01-25-2021  
02-08-2021 02-08-2021  
03-08-2021 03-08-2021  

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