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2014 Council Items:

   

   

 Date 

 Item 

 Vote   Pass? 
12/16

Proclamation for January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 

9-0-0 Yes
12/16

City Manager Referral: Proposal to Fill the Berkeley Police Department LGBTQ Liaison Position and Create a Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Employment Policy 

9-0-0 Yes
11/18

City Manager Referral: Implement the PayByPhone Parking Technology as Used by San Francisco and UC Berkeley     

9-0-0     Yes
10/21

City Manager Referral: Create Promotional Material Alerting Potential Commercial Renters and Buyers about the Numerous Policy Improvements on Telegraph Avenue 

9-0-0 Yes
10/21

City Manager Referral: Consider Implementing a Neighborhood Notification System for the City of Berkeley 

9-0-0 Yes
10/21

 City Manager Referral: Consider Potential Additional Ambulances a High Priority for an Amendment to This City Budget

9-0-0 Yes
10/21

City Manager Referral: A Written Answer to Questions about Handling of Confidential Executive Session Documents    

9-0-0 Yes
10/21    

Fair Chance Ordinance  

9-0-0     Yes
10/07    
City Manager Referral on "Digital Divide" in Ultrafast Fiber Optic Internet Technology
 
9-0-0 Yes
10/07  Endorse H.R. 1213 and the United for Homes Campaign to Fund the National Housing Trust Fund   9-0-0 Yes
10/07 City Manager Referral: Consider Immediate Actions to Prevent Continued Vandalism at the Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Solar Calendar   9-0-0 Yes
10/07 Berkeley Pride: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds   9-0-0 Yes
10/07 City Manager Referral: Accept Electronic Signatures for All City Documents, Including Commissioner Applications and Affidavits of Residency    9-0-0 Yes
09/30 City Manager Referral: Protect Public Safety from Illegal Construction   9-0-0 Yes
09/30 City Manager Referral: Create System of Regulation of Rideshare Companies  9-0-0 Yes
09/30 City Manager Referral: Implementing BigBelly Solar Compactor Bins   9-0-0 Yes
09/30 City Manager Referral: Vacancy and Sales Tax Report by Business Districts    9-0-0 Yes
09/16 City Manager Referral: Rent Fairness Policies for Telegraph Channing Merchants 5-1-2 Yes
09/16 Oppose Proposition 46: Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Cap and Drug Testing of Doctors Initiative    9-0-0 Yes
09/16  Support Proposition 45: Public Notice Required for Insurance Company Rates    9-0-0 Yes
09/16 Letter to StopWaste to Encourage the Expansion of the Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags in Alameda County    8-0-0 Yes
09/16 Endorse H.R. 1213 and the United for Homes Campaign to Fund the National Housing Trust Fund    Held Over N/A
09/16 City Manager Referral: Reform Berkeley’s 3 Strikes Rule, Whereby 3 Parking Tickets Can End an Entire Business   8-0-0 Yes
09/09 City Manager Referral: Consider Implementing a Neighborhood Notification System for the City of Berkeley   Held Over N/A
09/09

City Manager Referral: Cell Phone Safety Sticker Referral to City Manager and Community Health Commission

Removed N/A
09/09 City Manager Referral: Protect Public Safety from Illegal Construction  Held Over    N/A
09/09 Oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement and Create a TPP and TAFTA Free Zone   8-0-1 Yes
09/09 City Manager Referral: Promote and Publicize Services for Small Businesses Offered by the Alameda County Small Business Development Center   6-2-1 Yes
09/09 City Manager Referral: Create System of Regulation of Rideshare Companies  Held Over    N/A
09/09 Letter to UC Regents Board Regarding Fossil Free UC’s Divestment Campaign to Divest from the Fossil Fuel Industry    9-0-0 Yes
09/09 Support HR 1150 Protection of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act/Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance Act    9-0-0 Yes
09/09 City Manager Referral of Draft Language Reducing Cell Phone Theft by Banning Automated Purchasing Machines     9-0-0 Yes
09/09 City Manager Referral: Implementing BigBelly Solar Compactor Bins   Held Over  N/A 
09/09 City Manager Referral: Create and Adopt an LGBTQ Equal Housing Ordinance    9-0-0 Yes 
09/09 Proclamation Honoring Disabled Students' Residence Program 40th Anniversary 9-0-0 Yes
09/09 Support California Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhoods and School Act  9-0-0       Yes
07/08

City Manager Referral: Compile and Produce Telegraph Channing Mall Tenant Rent Report Table and Provide Comprehensive Proposal 

Held Over

N/A

07/08

City Manager Referral: Create System of Regulation of Rideshare Companies  

Held Over

N/A

07/08 

City Manager Referral: Promote and Publicize Services for Small Businesses Offered by the Alameda County Small Business Development Center

Held Over  

N/A

07/08

City Manager Referral: Cell Phone Safety Sticker Referral to City Manager and Community Health Commission        

Held Over  

N/A 

07/08

 Letter to Berkeley Unified School District Supporting "Equity in Educational Results"  (Continued from June 24, 2014) Revised material

7-0-0  

Yes  

 07/08 

Support UFW Campaign by Sending Letters to Wal-Mart and Gerawan Inc. Urging Them to Honor “Standards for Suppliers” and Protect Prima Workers  Action: Approved recommendation and authorized Councilmembers Maio, Arreguin, and Worthington to revise and send the proposed letter

9-0-0 

Yes 

 07/08  Proclamation Honoring Camp It Up!’s 25th Anniversary  9-0-0  

Yes  

 07/08  Proclamation in Honor of Bisexual Pride Day  9-0-0 

Yes  

 07/08  Proclamation in Honor of Chican@/Latin@ Heritage Month 9-0-0 

Yes  

 07/08  City Manager Referral: Protect Public Safety from Illegal Construction   Held Over

 N/A

 07/08  City Manager Referral: Consider Implementing a Neighborhood Notification System for the City of Berkeley Held Over

 N/A

 07/08  Oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement and Create a TPP and TAFTA Free Zone Held Over  

 N/A

 07/08    
 Support Senate Resolution 347 Withdrawal of Troops from Afghanistan
 
9-0-0  

Yes  

 07/08  Support Efforts to Protect Antique and Flea Markets by Opposing Assembly Concurrent Resolution 101    6-0-1  

Yes  

 07/08  Oppose H.R. 1797 Banning Abortions After 20-Weeks of Pregnancy  9-0-0  

Yes  

 07/08  City Manager Referral: Refer CPTED Streetscape for Action and Exploration of Grant or Other Funding Opportunities to Find the Funds to Construct the Proposed Improvements    9-0-0 

Yes

 07/08 

Proclamation Honoring the 25th Anniversary of the Old Lesbians Organizing for Change        Revised material

9-0-0

Yes  

 07/08  Proclamation Honoring the 20th Anniversary of Berkeley Partners for Parks  9-0-0  

Yes  

 07/08  Support S. 2432 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act and Send Letters to Six Non-Voting Senators 9-0-0  

Yes  

 07/01 

City Manager Referral: Updating Graffiti Ordinance and Policies Based on a Review of San Francisco’s New Ordinance 

8-0-1  

Yes  

 07/01  City Manager Referral: Develop Policy to Prioritize Permit Review and Approval for Property Owners Rebuilding After Fire Damage 8-0-1  

Yes  

 07/01  Support Congresswoman Barbara Lee's HR 4068 War Authorization Review and Determination Act 8-0-1  

 Yes  

 07/01  Support Eight Recommendations Made by the UC Berkeley Task Force on the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Climate and Inclusion 9-0-0  

Yes

07/01    

City Manager Referral: Investigation of San Francisco Taxicab Incidents in which Berkeley Seniors were Denied Service   

8-0-1

Yes

 

 07/01

Support the Adoption of a Federal Media Shield Law and Send Letters to U.S Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee   

9-0-0

Yes

 

 07/01    
 Letter to U.S. Department of Labor Encouraging Implementation of EEOC’s Title VII Discrimination Ban for Transgender Workers in Executive Order
 
8-0-1  

Yes

 07/01    
 Letter to EPA Supporting the Clean Power Plan, a 30% Reduction in Power Plant Carbon Emissions
 

9-0-0 

Yes

 06/24    
 City Manager Referral: Consider Potential Additional Ambulances a High Priority for an Amendment to this City Budget
 9-0-0  

Yes  

 06/24    
 Support SB 935 Minimum Wage Increase and Annual Adjustment

 9-0-0  

Yes  

  06/24    
 Letter Thanking Alameda County for Voting in Favor of Phase One of Community Choice Energy (CCE)
 8-0-1 

 Yes  

 06/24     
 Letter to Berkeley Unified School District Supporting "Equity in Educational Results"
 Held Over 

 N/A

 06/24     
 Support AB 1577: Correct Gender Identification on Death Certificate for Transgender Community
 9-0-0 

 Yes

 06/24     
 City Co-Sponsorship: 10-Day Arts Residency in the East Bay
 
  
 9-0-0 

 Yes 

 06/10     
 City Manager Referral: Ordinance to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing and Oil Extraction in Berkeley
 3-0-6

 No

 06/10     
 Support Alameda County Residents' Fracking Ban Petition
 
 9-0-0 

 Yes 

 06/10     
 Ashkenaz Music & Dance Center: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
 9-0-0 

Yes 

 06/10     
 Proclamation in Honor of Volti
 
 9-0-0 

 Yes 

 06/03     
 Telegraph Avenue Zoning Changes Referral to Planning Commission
 
 
 Held Over

 N/A

 05/20     
 City Manager Referral; Berkeley Publicly Financed Elections Measure on November Ballot 
Action: 11 speakers. M/S/C (Bates/Wozniak) to refer the draft ballot measure to the Fair Campaign Practices Commission for review and recommendation for the November 2016 ballot
 8-0-1 

 Yes 

 05/06     
 Supporting CALPIRG's Proposed November City Ballot Measure to End Corporate Personhood (Continued from April 29, 2014)
 9-0-0 

 Yes

 05/06     
 Proclamation in Honor of Avotcja Jiltonilro
 
 9-0-0 

 Yes

 05/06     
 Oppose Assembly Bill 2145; The “Monopoly Protection Bill,” Severely Limiting Community Choice Aggregation
  
 7-0-2 

 Yes

 04/29     
 Redistricting Referendum Petition: Repeal Ordinance No. 7,320; and Adopt the First Reading of an Ordinance to Amend City Council District Boundaries from the United Student District Amendment
 
  
 3-5-0 

 No

 04/29     
 Supporting CALPIRG's Proposed November City Ballot Measure to End Corporate Personhood
 
  
 Held Over 

 N/A

 04/29  City Manager Referral: Policy for Companies Such as Airbnb to Pay Transient Occupancy Tax, as Currently Paid by Other Small Local Businesses
 9-0-0 

 Yes 

 04/29     
 City Manager Referral: Write to CrimeMapping.com Requesting They Help Create a Permanent and Up-To-Date Joint Map of Both BPD and UCPD Crime Data
 
 9-0-0 

 Yes

 04/01     
 Proclamation Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Berkeley Free Clinic
 
 9-0-0 

 Yes 

 04/01     
 Supporting Federal Bankruptcy Venue Law Reform
 
 9-0-0 

 Yes 

 04/01     
 Proclamation Honoring the Post News Group's 50 Year Anniversary
 
 9-0-0 

 Yes 

 04/01     
 City Manager Referral: Consider the “TotalTrack” and “PowerPlus” Packages in the LeadsOnline Program
 
 9-0-0 

 Yes 

 04/01     
 City Manager Referral: Installation of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) in City Buildings
 
 9-0-0 

 Yes 

 03/25     
 City Manager Referral: Approve a Deferred Payment Plan for Outstanding Fees on Construction of Sequoia Apartment Building at 2441 Haste Street
 
 1-5-3

 No

 03/25      
 City Manager Referral: Questions and Concerns about Western Burrowing Owls and Squirrels in Cesar Chavez Park and about the over 6,000 Disappeared Emails from In Defense of Animals Supporters to City Council
 
 9-0-0 

 Yes

 03/25  Independent Arts and Media: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Fund  9-0-0 

 Yes

 03/25 

Commission on the Status of Women Recommendations for Outstanding Women in Berkeley Event

 9-0-0 

 Yes 

 03/25  Proclamation Honoring Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month  9-0-0 

 Yes 

 03/25   City Manager Referral: Create One Joint Email Address for all Nine Berkeley City Councilmembers   9-0-0 

 Yes

 03/25  City of Berkeley Endorses Alameda County Measure A: Essential Health Care Services Initiative
 Revised Materials
 9-0-0 

 Yes 

 03/25     
 San Francisco Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender Pride Parade: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
 
 8-0-1 

 Yes 

 03/25   Senate Bill 962, the “Cell Phone Kill Switch” Bill   9-0-0 

 Yes 

 03/11   City Manager and Zero Waste Commission Referral: Create an Ordinance to Require All Berkeley Food Establishments to Use Compostable Food Service Containers and Utensils   9-0-0 

 Yes 

 03/11  Redistricting Referendum Petition: Repeal Ordinance No. 7,320 and Consideration of Alternative Redistricting Maps   3-6-0 

 No

 03/11    City Manager, Zero Waste Commission, and Community Environmental Advisory Commission Referral: Gas Pump Warning Labels
 9-0-0

 Yes

 03/11    
 Holocaust Remembrance Day Event: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
 
 9-0-0

 Yes

 03/11    
 Proclamation in Honor of the 12th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Event
 
 9-0-0

 Yes

 03/11    
 Proclamation that March is Pedestrian Safety Month in Berkeley
 
 9-0-0

 Yes

 02/11    
 Referral to City Manager: Exemption of Fire-Damaged Buildings from Affordable Housing Mitigation Fee (Continued from January 21, 2014)
 
 9-0-0

 Yes

02/11    
 City Manager Referral: Preparations to Apply for Telegraph Pedestrian Safety Funds (Continued from December 17, 2013)
 
 8-0-0 

 Yes

01/21     
 Referral to City Manager: Exemption of Fire-Damaged Buildings from Affordable Housing Mitigation Fee (Continued from December 17, 2013)

 Held Over

 N/A

 01/21    
 Expressions Gallery Arts and Educational Center: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
 
 9-0-0

 Yes

 01/21    
 Sponsorship of Expressions Gallery's "Homelessness" Art Exhibit
 

   9-0-0    

 Yes

 
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