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.

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.

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.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Peace & Justice Commission

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place through May 3, leaving only to receive or provide essential services. City facilities are closed to the public.

 In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, most commission meetings have been suspended for a 60-day period (through May 11, 2020) by recommendation of Berkeley’s Public Health Officer and Director of Emergency Services. Commissions may convene if the Director of Emergency Services determines there is time-sensitive, legally-mandated business to complete. Information regarding upcoming meetings will be posted on this page and on the community calendar.


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Mission
Advises the Council and the School Board on issues of peace and social justice.  Creates citizen awareness and develops educational programs.  Total membership is fifteen.  Each Councilmember and School Director makes one appointment.
 
Meetings
2180 Milvia Street
1st Floor, Cypress Room
1st Monday, 7:00 p.m. (*unless otherwise indicated)
Please check the community calendar to verify.

Please click here for 2020 Approved Meeting Schedule.


Contact
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. 

Secretary:
Nina Goldman
City Manager's Office
(510) 981-7537
E-mail: ngoldman@cityofberkeley.info

 

Mailing Address:
Peace and Justice Commission
Nina Goldman, Secretary
City of Berkeley City Manager's Office
2180 Milvia Street, 5th Floor
Berkeley CA  94704

Enabling Legislation:
BMC Chapter 3.68 (1986)

Additional Information:
Commission Vacancies 
Commissioner Roster 

Additional Documents:
Policing and Racial Justice in Berkeley: Peace & Justice Commission Proposal (1/12/2015)

Press Releases:
Press Event on Berkeley City Council Submission of Local Compliance Reports with International Human Rights Treaties (12/2/14)

City of Berkeley Forum on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

UN Reports:
Report to United Nations Human Rights Committee: Compliance with International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Report to the United Nations Committee on Torture: Compliance with the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment of Punishment 

Events 
Human Rights Forum - 04/11/15

Peace & Justice 30th Anniversary - 09/14/17

2nd Annual Berkeley Forum on Access and Disability Rights - 05/08/2019  

Meeting Agendas & Minutes:
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Agendas   

Agendas Minutes
 01/06/2020  01/06/2020
 02/03/2020  02/03/2020
03/02/2020 03/02/20 Draft


Subcommittee(s):

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Subcommittee:

Agendas   
 

Socially Responsible Investing Meeting Agenda:  

Agendas   
02/06/2020

 
Berkeley Unified School District Subcommittee Agenda: 

Agendas   
01/28/2020

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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