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 2016 Council Items:       

 Date 

 Item 

 Vote   Pass? 
7/19/2016 Addressing Potential Unintended Consequences by Evaluating Additional Budget Information Held Over Held Over
7/19/2016 City Manager Referral: Consider the Four Recommendations Contained in the Alameda County Grand Jury Report Held Over Held Over
7/19/2016 Selecting Fifth and Sixth Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Held Over Held Over
7/19/2016 Amend the General Fund Reserve Policy Utilizing a Gradual Step-Based Pathway to Increase the General Fund Reserve Policy (Continued from June 28, 2016) Held Over Held Over
7/19/2016 Ballot Measure to Increase Police Accountability Held Over Held Over
7/19/2016 Commission Work Plans   9-0-0-0 Yes
7/19/2016 Support SB 1289 the Dignity Not Detention Act 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/19/2016 Letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Regards to their Proposal to Downlist the West Indian Manatee 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/19/2016 City Co-Sponsorship: A Series of Workshops on Haiku and a Celebration of Haiku 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/19/2016 Labor Commission Referral: Housing Wage for Major Residential Mix-Use Projects Held Over Held Over
7/19/2016 Calling on the City of Berkeley to Divest from Private Prisons 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/19/2016 City Manager Referral: Expand Scooter and Motorcycle Parking in Front of the Recreational Sports Facility 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/19/2016 Supporting the End of the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China Held Over Held Over
7/19/2016 Referral to the Public Works Commission to Evaluate the New Cape-Seal Pavement Practices in Berkeley 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/19/2016 Support the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/12/2016 Community Control of Surveillance Equipment 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/12/2016 Opposition to Sutter Health Corporation’s Plans to Cease Operations at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, and Further Requesting City to Identify Opportunities to Seismically Retrofit the Current Location 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/12/2016 Allow Increased Development Potential in the Telegraph Commercial (CT) District Between Dwight Avenue and Bancroft Avenue and Refer to the City Manager to Develop Community Benefit Requirements, with a Focus on Labor Practices and Affordable Housing 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/12/2016 Refer to City Manager to Consider Applying for $100,000 from the Better Together Resilient Communities Grant Program 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/12/2016 Support the Justice That Works Act of 2016 State Initiative to End the Death Penalty 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/12/2016 Send letter to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters to Request More Ballot Drop Boxes in the City of Berkeley 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/12/2016 Support the California Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Initiative (#15-0103) Proposal for the November 2016 ballot 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/12/2016 Support H.R. 5373: the LGBT Data Inclusion Act of 2016 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/12/2016 Support the AC Transit Ballot Measure to Extend Measure V V’s Parcel Tax for the Next Twenty Years 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/12/2016 Support the BART Fix-It-First General Obligation Bond Measure for BART Safety, Reliability and Traffic Relief Program 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/12/2016 Endorse California Initiative Created by SB 254 to Initiate a Process to Overturn Citizens United 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/12/2016 Approve the A.C. Transit “Southside Pilot Project” for Transit Improvements Held Over Held Over
7/12/2016 Proclamation Honoring Daveed Diggs 9-0-0-0 Yes
7/7/2016 Ballot Measure to Increase Police Accountability Held Over Held Over
6/28/2016 Consider Approving Planning Commission’s Recommendation on Whether or Not to Increase the City’s Authorized Cannabis Dispensaries from Four to Six Removed Removed
6/28/2016 Amend the General Fund Reserve Policy Utilizing a Gradual Step-Based Pathway to Increase the General Fund Reserve Policy Held Over Held Over
6/28/2016 Opposition to Sutter Health Corporation’s Plans to Cease Operations at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, and Further Requesting City to Identify Opportunities to Seismically Retrofit the Current Location Held Over Held Over
6/28/2016 Ballot Measure to Increase Police Accountability Held Over Held Over
6/28/2016 Support 5 Gun Safety Bills in Response to the Orlando Mass Shooting 9-0-0-0 Yes
6/28/2016 Support SB 450 to Modernize California Elections through All-Mailed Ballot and Vote Center Elections 9-0-0-0 Yes
6/28/2016 Support for Sanctuary to Refugees and Migrants 9-0-0-0 Yes
6/28/2016 City Manager Referral: Feasibility of Acquiring a High-Capacity Scanner for Multiple City Departments 9-0-0-0 Yes
6/28/2016 Zero Waste Commission Referral: Consider San Francisco’s Proposed Polystyrene Foam Ordinance, and Evaluate the Feasibility of Adopting a Similar Ordinance in Berkeley 9-0-0-0 Yes
6/14/2016 Ballot Measure to Increase Police Accountability Held Over Held Over
6/14/2016 Budget Referral: Plastic Water Bottle Ban  9-0-0-0 Yes
6/14/2016 City Manager Referral: Create a Pathway for City Employees to Earn a Living Wage Within Two Years 9-0-0-0 Yes
6/14/2016 Support UC Berkeley Student Khairuldeen Makhzoomi and Demand that Southwest Airlines Issue a Public Apology and Conduct a Review of Discriminatory Policies Against Arab and Muslim Passengers 9-0-0-0 Yes
6/14/2016 Support the Berkeley Public Schools Educational Excellence Act of 2016 9-0-0-0 Yes
6/14/2016 June 28, 2016 Budget Referral: Civic Arts Grants Program 9-0-0-0 Yes
6/14/2016 Honor the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant for its 3,000th Asylum Grant 9-0-0-0 Yes
6/14/2016 Proclamation Recognizing Local Comedian W. Kamau Bell 9-0-0-0 Yes
6/14/2016 Petition President Barack Obama to Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier 6-0-3-0 Yes
5/31/2016 June 2016 Budget Referral to Continue Fourth Ambulance Pilot Project for an Additional Year  9-0-0-0 Yes
5/31/2016 Referral to the Housing Advisory Commission Timely Predevelopment Recommendations to Bridge/Berkeley Food and Housing Project Removed Removed
5/31/2016 Transportation Commission Referral: Support the “Southside Pilot Project” for Transit Improvements  9-0-0-0 Yes
5/31/2016 Proclamation Honoring “Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide Day” 9-0-0-0 Yes
5/31/2016 City Manager Referral: Consider Adding Energy Efficient Equity as an Additional Property Assessed Clean Energy Program   9-0-0-0 Yes
5/31/2016 City Manager Referral: Create an Ordinance to Prohibit Housing Discrimination Based on the Source of a Tenant’s Income 9-0-0-0 Yes
5/24/2016 City Manager Referral: Create a Request for Proposal Option for a Commercial Food Waste to Energy Program 8-0-0-1 Yes--in part
 5/24/2016   Amend BMC Chapter 12.26 to Allow Six Dispensaries Instead of Four   Removed  Removed
5/24/2016 Allow Increased Development Potential in the Telegraph Commercial (C-T) District Between Dwight Avenue and Bancroft Avenue and Refer to the City Manager to Develop Community Benefit Requirements, with a Focus on Labor Practices and Affordable Housing   Held Over Held Over
5/24/2016 Support UC Berkeley Student Khairuldeen Makhzoomi and Demand that Southwest Airlines Issue a Public Apology and Conduct a Review of Discriminatory Policies Against Arab and Muslim Passengers Held Over Held Over 
5/24/2016 Thirteenth Annual Berkeley World Music Festival Weekend   8-0-0-1 Yes
5/24/2016 June 2016 Budget Referral of $45,000 to Consider Clean Renewable Energy Bonds to Assist in Implementation of Solar Task Force Report 8-0-0-1 Yes
5/24/2016 Proclamation to Celebrate Pepper Spray Times’ Twenty-Fifth Anniversary   8-0-0-1 Yes
5/10/2016 Send a Letter to US Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) Urging Him to Support Eric Fanning’s Nomination as Secretary of the Army 9-0-0-0 Yes
5/10/2016 Support UC Berkeley Student Khairuldeen Makhzoomi and Demand that Southwest Airlines Issue a Public Apology and Conduct a Review of Discriminatory Policies Against Arab and Muslim Passengers Held Over Held Over
5/10/2016 Letter to the District Attorney Requesting Charges Be Dropped Against Student Labor Committee Activist John Penilla, and Letter to UC Berkeley Dean of Students Joseph Greenwell to Drop the Charges Against Student Labor Committee Activist Kristian Kim 8-0-1-0 Yes
5/10/2016 Proclamation Honoring John Oliver Simon 9-0-0-0 Yes
5/10/2016 Proclamation in Honor of Father George Crespin’s Decades of Service to the Berkeley Community 9-0-0-0 Yes
5/10/2016 Resolutions Consenting to Inclusion of the City of Berkeley Properties in the California Home Finance Authority PACE Programs and Associate Membership in California Home Finance Authority    9-0-0-0 Yes
5/10/2016 Support of Legislative Efforts to End the Embargo against Cuba 9-0-0-0 Yes
4/26/2016 City Manager Referral: Create an Urgency Ordinance for a 90 day Moratorium on Rent Hikes for Units Not Under Rent Control 

Removed

Removed
4/26/2016 Referral to the Housing Advisory Commission Timely Predevelopment Recommendations to Bridge/Berkeley Food and Housing Project    9-0-0-0   Yes
4/26/2016 Support AB 1887, Impose a Moratorium on Any Local Publicly-Funded Travel to North Carolina, Mississippi; Urge the City Manager to Refrain from Entering into New Contracts, Consider Discontinuing Existing Contracts with Businesses Headquartered in NC or MS    9-0-0-0   Yes
4/26/2016 Expediting Consideration of a Potential $3 million Grant to Build a Magical Bridge Playground and sending a letter of intent   9-0-0-0 Yes
4/26/2016 San Francisco Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender Pride Parade: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds   9-0-0-0 Yes
4/26/2016 Support HR 4763 and S 2697: Support the Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act and Send Letters to Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Diane Feinstein, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee   9-0-0-0 Yes
4/26/2016 Encouraging a Senate Confirmation Hearing on the Appointment of Chief Justice Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court   9-0-0-0 Yes
4/26/2016 Suspend the Enforcement of Berkeley Municipal Code Section 9.52.040 B.1.f Until June 30, 2017 Pending New Low-Emission Vehicle Technology   9-0-0-0 Yes
4/26/2016 Berkeley Public Schools Fund Spring Luncheon, May 6, 2016: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Fund to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds   9-0-0-0 Yes
4/5/2016 Expediting Consideration of a Potential $3 Million Grant to Build a Magical Bridge Playground and Sending a Letter of Intent   Held Over Held Over
4/5/2016 Homeless Commission Referral: Examine “Tiny House” Programs and Consider Feasibility for Berkeley   Held Over Held Over
4/5/2016 Addressing the Housing Emergency   Held Over Held Over
4/5/2016 Modify the Proposed Early Mitigation Fee Discount and Preserve Revenue Towards Units At Or Below 50% AMI and Add Sunset Clause   4-5-0-0 No
4/5/2016 Prioritizing Predevelopment with Existing Housing Trust Funds, Reserving $1,170,000 for fiscal year 2016 for Predevelopment, and Initiating Immediate Follow up on Request for Information Responses   No Action

No Action

4/5/2016 Send a Letter Requesting the Alameda County Superior Court Move All Berkeley, Oakland and North County Unlawful Detainer Actions and the Self-Help Center to the Oakland Courthouse   9-0-0-0 Yes
4/5/2016 Proclamation Honoring Asian Americans and Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month   9-0-0-0 Yes
4/5/2016 Co-Sponsor the Bay Area Resilience by Design Challenge 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/29/2016 Prioritizing Predevelopment with Existing Housing Trust Funds, Reserving $1,170,000 for Fiscal Year 2016 for Predevelopment, and Initiating Immediate Follow up on Request for Information Responses Held Over Held Over
3/29/2016 Forgive the Berkeley Housing Authority’s $225,000 Loan and Lift the Restriction on the Use of These Funds to Support Project Move-Up 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/29/2016 Schedule a Follow-up Worksession on Housing Held Over Held Over
3/29/2016 Oppose the California Public Vote on Bonds Initiative on the 2016 November Ballot 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/29/2016 Support Senate Bill 1286 Open Access to Information of Misconduct by Peace Officers 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/15/2016 Schedule a Follow-up Worksession on Housing Held Over Held Over
3/15/2016 Support UC Berkeley Subcontractor Workers and the Speakers Boycott 7-0-2-0 No
3/15/2016 Proclamation Honoring the 60th Anniversary of the Performance of the 3-Part poem “Howl” Performed by Allen Ginsberg and Proclaim March 18, 2016 as “Howl” Day 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/15/2016 Proclamation Honoring Zachary Paul Fernandez 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/15/2016 Proclamation Honoring the Black Student Union at Berkeley City College 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/15/2016 Proclamation to Celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of the Berkeley Project 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/8/2016 Schedule a Follow-up Worksession on Housing Held Over Held Over
3/8/2016 Housing Trust Fund Loan for $1,000,000 2-1-5-1 No
3/8/2016 Refer to the Rent Stabilization Board to Consider Creating an Ordinance Preventing Evictions for Minor Offenses 3-1-4-1 No
3/8/2016 Send a Letter to California Governor Jerry Brown Requesting a Delay of Execution and Consideration of Clemency for Death Row Inmate Kevin Cooper 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/8/2016 Support California Single Use Plastic Bag Ban in November 2016 State Election 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/8/2016 Refer to Labor Commission: Appropriate Policies to Support Drivers for Taxi, For-Hire and App-Dispatch Companies 3-1-4-1 No
3/8/2016 Require Immediate Action to Either Collect Over $641,000 Owed in Lien or Bring Owner in Compliance with Agreement 2-2-4-1 No
3/8/2016 Support Increased Housing Funding Proposal in President Obama’s FY 2017 Budget Proposal 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/8/2016 Cigarette and Tobacco Litter Ordinance; Referral to Community Health Commission 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/8/2016 Support the “No Place Like Home” State Legislative Proposals and Send a Letter to Governor Jerry Brown 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/8/2016 Holocaust Remembrance Day Event: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/8/2016 Proclamation in Honor of the 14th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Event 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/8/2016 Proclamation Honoring George Berkeley 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/8/2016 Proclamation Declaring April 24, 2016 as Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day in Berkeley 9-0-0-0 Yes
3/8/2016 Support UC Berkeley Subcontractor Workers and the Speakers Boycott Held Over Held Over
2/23/2016 Referral to the City Manager to Co-Sponsor the “Shared Street” Pilot Program on Addison Street for Community Events with BAM/PFA  8-0-0-1 Yes
2/23/2016 Raising the Tibetan Flag in Solidarity with the Tibetan People for 57 Years in Exile  8-0-0-1 Yes
2/23/2016 Revision of Demolition Ordinance for Long Time 8-0-0-1 Yes
2/23/2016 Honor Local Pastor, Reverend Doctor Ambrose Carroll  8-0-0-1 Yes
2/23/2016 Refer $50,000 to the FY 2016/2017 Budget Process to Install Beacon Lights at Oxford Street and Addison Street, Near the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive  8-0-0-1 Yes
2/23/2016 Our Family Coalition and Downtown Berkeley YMCA 18th Annual LGBT YMCA Family Night: Co-sponsorship and Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds  8-0-0-1 Yes
2/09/2016 Housing Trust Fund Loan for $1,000,000  Held Over Held Over
2/09/2016 Prioritizing the Comprehensive Affordable Housing Action Plan  8-0-0-1 Yes- in part
2/09/2016 Refer to the Rent Stabilization Board to Consider Creating an Ordinance Preventing Evictions for Minor Offenses  Held Over Held Over
2/09/2016 City Manager Referral: Create a Pathway for City Employees to Earn a Living Wage Within Two Years Held Over Held Over
2/09/2016 City of Berkeley’s Co-Sponsorship of the Music is Healing Tour  9-0-0-0 Yes
2/09/2016 Proclamation Honoring Frances Townes Day  9-0-0-0 Yes
2/09/2016 Calling for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Reject License Renewal and Plan to Shut Down the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant and Send a Letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission  9-0-0-0 Yes
2/09/2016 Support H.R. 2612 and S. 1473 to Fund Federal Gun Violence Research and Send a Letter to President Barack Obama and Senator Diane Feinstein  9-0-0-0 Yes
2/09/2016 Budget Referral: Including BigBelly Solar Compactor Bins Allocation in the 2016 Mid-Year Budget Process  9-0-0-0 Yes
2/09/2016 Extend the Berkeley Police Department Drone Moratorium for One Additional Year  9-0-0-0 Yes
2/09/2016 City Manager Referral: Expanding Gun Safety Measures in Berkeley  9-0-0-0 Yes
1/26/2016 Condition of Approval for Major Development Projects , Revised Material 9-0-0-0 Yes
1/26/2016 Amendment to Council Rules of Procedure Requiring New Documents be Distributed and Accepted before Public Comment 9-0-0-0  Yes
1/26/2016 Support California Public Education Facilities Bond Initiative 9-0-0-0 Yes
1/19/2016 City Manager Referral: Streamline the Permit Process for Housing Projects with a Majority or More Affordable Unit 9-0-0-0 Yes
1/19/2016 Housing Trust Fund Loan for $1,000,000 , Supplemental Held over Held over 
1/19/2016 Prioritize Predevelopment Funds from Housing Trust Fund to Facilitate More Viable Applications to Upcoming State and Federal Funding Cycles , Supplemental 9-0-0-0 Yes
1/19/2016 Declare a Homeless Shelter Crisis in Berkeley and Potential Implementation Strategies 9-0-0-0 Yes
1/19/2016 City Manager Referral: Reinstate Inviting Community Agencies to Make Presentations During the Commission Funding Process 6-0-1-1 Yes
1/19/2016 City Manager Referral: Consider Adding Ygrene as an Additional Property Assessed Clean Energy Program  9-0-0-0 Yes
 

 

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