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Human Welfare & Community Action Commission

Public Hearing Notice  
Draft 2022/23 CommunityAction Plan

Agendas and Minutes:  Current (2022 & 2021) | Previous Years

Advises the Council concerning social welfare needs.  Creates citizen awareness and encourages improved standards.  Assists in the administration of the Community Action Program.  Total membership is fifteen.  Four of the nine council appointees shall be members or officials of business, industry, labor, religious, welfare, education, or major groups and interests in the community, as required by Government Code Section 12736(e); 12750(a)(2), and 12751.  Six members shall be representatives of the poor, elected two from each of three districts established by the Council. Elected members shall be elected for terms of four years, serving no more than eight years total.  Appointed members shall be appointed for one-year terms which expire December 1st of each year.
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St.
3rd Wednesday every month (except August and December), 7:00 p.m.
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 secretary 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 secretary to the relevant board, commission or committee for further information.
The Secretary of the commission is responsible for relaying all communications from the public to the members of the commission.  The Secretary’s contact information is listed below.

Mary-Claire Katz 
Health, Housing & Community Services Department
(510) 981-5414 
E-mail: mkatz@CityofBerkeley.info

Mailing Address:
Human Welfare & Community Action Commission Mary-Claire Katz, Secretary
City of Berkeley, HHCS
2180 Milvia Street, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704


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02/24/21  02/24/21
03/17/21 03/17/21
04/21/21  04/21/21
05/19/21 05/19/21  
06/16/21    06/16/21
07/21/21     07/21/21 
09/15/21 09/15/21 - Canceled
10/20/21 10/20/21

11/17/21 - Draft 

1/19/22 (Special Meeting)  


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