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Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Saturday January 28, 2023 - 04:16:00 PM

Worth Noting:

Busy week ahead

  • Sunday: Equity Summit at 6 pm
  • Monday: The Public Safety Committee at 10:30 am reviews BPD extra duty (overtime) policy. THE GO TO MEETING is the Agenda Committee at 2:30 pm with two Droste measures on the agenda for review. Item-10 BERIPE limits legislative submissions from the mayor and councilmembers and item-11 limits public comments at City Council meetings by combining consent and action items into one public comment. From 6 – 7 pm Speaking Up For Point Molate will host a (ZOOM) presentation on the River Otter Ecology Project.
  • Tuesday: City Council starts at 4 pm with the T1 funding shortage followed by the regular City Council meeting at 6 pm. Agenda item-21 at the regular Council meeting is the appeal of 2065 Kittredge. The appeal is in regard to detrimental impacts to workforce and failure to provide community benefits. Also, the Police Accountability (PAB) Board meets at 6:30 pm.
  • Wednesday: The 4 x 4 Task Force meets at 3 pm with the demolition and evictions ordinances on the agenda. The Board of Library Trustees (BOLT) meets at 6 pm followed with a special meeting at 6:30 pm on long term goals. The Disability Commission meets at 6 pm with a disaster registry and IKE Kiosks on the agenda. The Homeless Services Panel of Experts meets at 7 pm with recommendations for Measure P funding of multiple homeless programs/services. The Planning Commission meets at 7 pm and will conduct a public hearing on the demolition ordinance and provide a scoping session for the Pacific Steel Casting site EIR.
  • Thursday: The Housing Advisory Commission (HAC) and the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) both meetings are at 7 pm. The LPC will consider three demolition requests

Check the City website for late announcements and meetings posted on short notice at:


Sunday, January 29, 2023  



Teleconference: 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 862 4297 8741 Passcode: 729545 

AGENDA: Building Black Power 

This event is BIPOC led and organized in collaboration with Friends of Adeline 

Monday, January 30, 2023 

City Council PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE at 10:30 am 


Teleconference: 1-669-254-5252 or 1-833-568-8874 (toll free) Meeting ID: 160 457 4711 

AGENDA: 3. Review of Policy 1043 Extra Duty (Policy on Police Overtime). 



Teleconference: 1-669-254-5252 or 1-833-568-8864 (toll free) Meeting ID: 161 894 9724 

AGENDA: Public Comment on non-agenda and items 1 – 7. 1. Minutes, 2. Review and Approve the 2/14/2023 draft agenda – (use link below or read full draft agenda after calendar of city meetings), 3. Berkeley Considers, 4. Adjournment in Memory, 5. Council Work Sessions, 6. Referrals for scheduling, 7. Land Use Calendar, Referred Items for Review: 8. COVID, 9. a. Youth Commission – Adding a Youth Member to the Environment and Climate Commission, b. Environment and Climate Commission – Refer to CMngr for feasibility and draft language if feasible, c. Harrison – Adopt Ordinance BMC 3.82 modifying membership and appointment procedures 9. Discussion Regarding Design and Strengthening of Policy Committees, 10. Droste – Bureaucratic Effectiveness and Referral and Improvement and Prioritization Effort (BERIPE) – limits legislation submissions from councilmembers, 11. Droste – Reforms to Public Comment at City Council meetings – limits public comment 12. Discussion of Potential Changes and Enhancements to the City Council Legislative Process, Unscheduled Items: 13. Supporting Commissions, Guidance on Legislative Proposals, 14. Discussion regarding design and strengthening of Policy Committee Process and Structure (including budget referrals). 

CITY COUNCIL Closed Session at 4:30 pm 


Teleconference: 1-669-900-9128 or 1-877-853-5257 (toll free) Meeting ID: 161 326 1723 

AGENDA: 1. Conference with legal counsel on existing litigation a. Schmeier v. CoB Alameda Superior Court RG 19036596, b. Owens v. CoB US District Court, Northern District Case No. 22-cv-02715-YGR, 2. Conference with legal counsel on pending litigation Workers Compensation Appeals Board a. Case ADJ835942, b. ADJ9211119, ADJ15749921, ADJ15521282, c. ADJ3710721, 3. Conference with real property negotiators 830 University, CoB, Lifelong Medical Berkeley Free Clinic. 



Teleconference: 1-669-444-9171 Meeting ID: 893 6027 2628 

AGENDA: B. State of the Revolving Loan Fund 

SPEAKING UP for POINT MOLATE from 6 – 7 pm 


AGENDA: Megan Isadore, Executive Director of the River Otter Ecology Project presenting with photos and videos 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 

CITY COUNCIL Special Meeting at 4 pm 


Teleconference: 1-669-254-5252 or 1-833-568-8864 (toll free) Meeting ID: 161 076 1302 

AGENDA: 1. Ferris – Provide Direction on closing the $3,215,000 - $4,515,000 funding gap to complete Measure T1 Phase 2 Projects. 

CITY COUNCIL Regular Meeting at 6 pm 


Teleconference: 1-669-254-5252 or 1-833-568-8864 (toll free) Meeting ID: 161 076 1302 

AGENDA: Use the link below and then choose the Html option or see the agenda listed at the end of the calendar. 



Teleconference: 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 826 5359 6072 

AGENDA: 3. Public comment on agenda and non-agenda items, 5. ODPA staff report, 6. Chair & Board member reports, 7. Chief report, 8. Subcommittee report on policy and practice relating to Downtown Task Force and Bike Unit, 9. Update regarding future access to BPD Internal Affairs reports and information, 10. a. Election, b. Possibility of presentation on Early Intervention Systems, c. Budget review and BPD overtime usage, and a CLOSED SESSION. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 

4x4 JOINT TASK FORCE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING: Rent Board/City Council at 3pm 


Teleconference: 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 828 6324 8059 Passcode: 302897 

AGENDA: 6. Discussion and possible recommendations on a moratorium on rent increases, 7. Discussion and possible recommendations to City Council regarding amendments to the Demolition Ordinance, 8. Discussion and possible action regarding the expiration of the Eviction Moratorium BMC 13.110 and amendments to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Ordinance. 

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES (BOLT) Regular Meeting at 6 pm 

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES (BOLT) Special Meeting at 6:30 pm 


Teleconference: 1-669-900-9128 Meeting ID: 860 4230 6505 

AGENDA: 6:30 Special meeting under action to discuss and explore longer-term goals and opportunities for Board development. 



Teleconference: 1-669-900-9128 Meeting ID: 837 9223 4648 Passcode: 053118 

AGENDA: B.Action: To change future meeting time to 3 pm, C. Discussion/Action: 1. Voicemail Accessibility, 2. Representative for Hopkins Project, 3. Return to in-person, 4. Inclusive disaster registry, 5. IKE Kiosks, 6. Discussion whether to sign on to Pathways Center Demand letter. 



Teleconference: 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 924 9136 5323 

AGENDA: 6. Recommendation on approving Measure P funding for new application for Project Homekey, 7. Recommendation on approving Measure P funds for Encampment Resolution Funding Program with motel leasing, matched by state, 8. Recommendation for centralization of inclement weather needs, 9. Recommendation on identifying another RV parking lot with safety inspections, waste management funded through Measure P, 10. Affirm recommendations for crisis stabilization center and domestic violence transition house funded through Measure P, 11. RFP for outreach treatment fentanyl use, 12. Recommendation to Council that City contract with monitors and review disability accommodations to all agencies. 



Teleconference: 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 895 2209 6702 

AGENDA: 10. Preparation for in-person meetings, 11. Public Hearing Demolition Ordinance, 12. EIR Scoping session Pacific Steel Casting Zoning and General Plan 

Thursday, February 2, 2023 




Teleconference: 1-669-444-9171 Meeting ID: 894 4067 9916 

AGENDA: 7. Approve funding for future Homekey project, 8. Discussion and possible action on Fair Access and Transparency in the Residential Application Process Study Session, 9. Update on Council Jan 17 on in lieu mitigation fee action & 18 Housing element with by-right demolition of single family homes if replaced with multi-unit middle housing. 



Teleconference: 1-669-444-9171 Meeting ID: 879 3842 5666 

AGENDA: 6. Pacific Steel Casting Zoning and General Plan Amendments and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Scoping 

7. 1919 Addison – structural alteration permit - for Bonita Apartments 

8. 1911 Fourth Street – structural alteration permit - for Spenger’s Fish Grotto 

9. 2900 – 2920 Shattuck at Russell– demolition referral 

10. 1548 University at California – demolition referral 

11. 1598 University at California – demolition referral 

WETA at 1 pm  


Teleconference: 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 897 1821 7408 Passcode: 33779 

AGENDA: 5. Staff Reports, financials, legislative updates, Monthly ridership, 6. Remote meetings, 7. Mitigated negative declaration and monitoring and reporting Alameda Street Ferry Terminal Refurbishment Project, 8. Award Alameda Ferry Terminal Project to Mason Construction, 9. FY 2024 Fare program 

Friday, February 3, 2023 - No city meetings listed 

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - No city meetings listed 

Sunday, February 5, 2023 - No city meetings listed 




DRAFT AGENDA for City Council Regular Meeting February 14, 2023 


Teleconference: 1-669-254-5252 or 1-833-568-8864 (toll free) Meeting ID: 161 894 9724 


  1. 2nd reading - Citywide Affordable Housing Requirements
  2. Finance – Formal bid solicitations $2,124,000
  3. Sprague – Contract 47QTCA20D004Y for $200,000 3/1/2023 – 1/22/2025 not to exceed $300,000 in total with one 2 yr extension to 1/22/2027 with Public Consulting group for Professional Services related to ground emergency transport (GEMT), QAF, IGT, PP-GEMT
  4. Sprague – Contract $700,000 5/1/2023 – 4/30/2025 with Forster & Kroeger Landscape Maintenance for chipping services
  5. Warhuus – Revenue contract $293,705 2023 Community Services Block Grant 1/1/2023 – 5/31/2024
  6. Warhuus – Contract add $228,850 from Measure P total $348,850 with Dorothy Day House for the inclement weather shelter program and amend contract 31900284 add $190,260 to operate inclement weather shelter for up to 127 nights from 12/3/2022 – 4/15/2023 for a total amount not to exceed $4,211,173
  7. Warhuus – Contract $107,890 with Resources for Community Development (RCD) for MLK Jr House – Mental Health Services Act Operating Support to monitor 12-room, transition Single-Room Occupancy housing development
  8. Mills Act Contract – 2523 Piedmont
  9. Mills Act Contract – 2119 Maring
  10. Garland – Authorize funding agreement $648,000 with AC Transit to supplement quick-build Durant Transit Lane Project
  11. Arreguin – Berkeley Rotary Endowment

  1. Robinson – Refer $250,000 to FY 2023 budget process for Southside Impact Nexus Study

  1. CMngr – Referral Response: Home Share Program
  2. LPO NOD 1767-1771 Alcatraz

Agenda for January 31, 2023, CITY COUNCIL Regular Meeting at 6 pm 


Teleconference: 1-669-254-5252 or 1-833-568-8864 (toll free) Meeting ID: 161 076 1302 


  1. CM (City Manager) - Amend contract 32200036 modify sole source contract and any amendments with Berkeley Convention and Visitors Bureau, d.b.a. Visit Berkeley to distribute 1/12 of annual Berkeley Transient Occupancy Tax funds to support tourism marketing and promotion for 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2023
  2. Louis BPD – Amend contract 100692-3 add $500,000 total $2,000,000 with Serological Research Institute for DNA testing Services, length of contract does not change, expires 6/30/2025,

  1. Ferris - 15-year Lease agreement with Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement to use 1718 8th Street in James Kenny Park 3/1/2023 – 2/1/2038
  2. City Attorney - Review and ratify local COVID-19 Emergency
  3. City Attorney - Continue directing Legislative Bodies to meet via Videoconference and Teleconference
  4. Finance - Formal bid solicitations $33,541,532
  5. Sprague Fire - Grant application: Funding up to $5,000,000 from CA Dept of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) to be used to develop and deliver public education materials explaining the inspection process, defensible space, assist residents in need of financial assistance to remove vegetation to meet state and local codes, enhance chipper program and fund 3rd party administrator
  6. Warhuus – Amend Contract 32000202 – add $576,616 total $3,400,640 and extend 1 yr with Berkeley Food & Housing Project for Rental Subsidy for Russell Street Residence
  7. Human resources – Contract $250,000 2/1/2023 – 7/31/2023 with Apple One Employment Services for Temporary Staffing Services
  8. IT – Amend contract 32000118-1 add $689,400 total $1,706.909 with Nexgen Asset and Work Order Management Software Maintenance and Professional Services and add 2 years
  9. IT – Increase spending authority by $186,610 total $422,915 with AHEAD,Inc using CA Dept of General Services for purchase of additional Varonis software licenses 1/31/2023 – 12/21/2023
  10. Ferris – Amend contract 32200183 add $90,000 total $1,100,000 with Western Water Features Inc for electrical renovations at King Swim Center
  11. Ferris – Contract $2,483,865 (includes 15% contingency $323,982) with CA Constructores for Grove Park Field and Playground Renovation Project
  12. Planning – Amend Contract 32000020 add $1,000,000 total $2,000,000 with Rincon Consultants, Inc for on-call review of land use permit applications and environmental review
  13. Garland – Contract $1,490,427 (includes 10% contingency $135,493) with Kolos Engineering, Inc for urgent sewer repair
  14. Garland – Contract $4,417,421 (includes 10% contingency $401,584) with Bay Pacific Pipeline for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project (Hearst, Scenic Ave, Euclid, LeConte, Arch, Cedar, LaLoma, LeRoy, Piedmont, Kelsey, Palm Ct, Russell, and Backline Avalon, Belrose, University Alvarado, Roble Road
  15. Item removed - Garland – Authorize Funding Agreement with AC Transit for $1,036,000 additional funding for Quick-Build Durant Transit Lane Project
  16. Garland – Contract $1,663,900 with DBA Ray’s Electric for MLK Jr Way Vision Zero Quick Build Project
  17. Garland – Contract $4,444,006 (includes 10% contingency $404,001) for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Parnassus Rd, et al. Project
  18. Robinson, co-sponsors Harrison, Bartlett, Hahn - Parking/Towing Fines & Fees Reform – Adopt Ordinance amending BMC 14.72.080 reduces burden of parking and towing fines on indigent persons making up to 50% AMI and allows eligibility for RPP (residential parking permits) even with outstanding tickets and fines and budget request for $383,512 for ongoing management of the program

  1. ZAB Appeal 2065 Kittredge Use Permit #ZP2021-0193, demolishes portions of City Landmark including Shattuck Cinemas to construct 8-story 187 units (including 4 live-work units and 9 very low income units) with 4993 sq ft commercial space and 43 parking spaces
  2. Arreguin – Request allocation of Early Action Planning Grants (REAP) for Higher Impact Transformative Activities
  3. Bartlett – Qualified positive recommendation from Budget & Finance Committee – Outcomes Based Funding, Pay-For-Success and Social Impact Bonds refer to city attorney for guidance (will be moved to consent at meeting)
  4. Hahn – Amend Council Rules and Procedure to allow policy committee track items with budget referrals to be referred to the Budget and Finance Committee & one subject matter policy committee

  1. Updated Sanctuary City Contracting Compliance Report for FY 2021.


Public Hearings 

2065 Kittredge (construct 8-story mixed-use building) 1/31/2023 

1262 Francisco (add 40 sq ft and 2nd story balcony) 2/28/2023 

Remanded to ZAB or LPC 

1205 Peralta – Conversion of an existing garage 



January 31 – Measure T1 funding at 4 pm 

February 2 – Hopkins Corridor Plan at 6 pm canceled 

February 21 - Local Pandemic/Endemic Update Report, Housing Preference Policy 

February 28 – Zero Waste 5-Year Rate Schedule at 4 pm 

March 7 - Berkeley Marina Area Specific Plan 

March 14 – Annual Crime Report at 4 pm 

March 21 - Civic Arts Grantmaking Process & Capital Grant Program at 4 pm, Civic Center Vision Project at 4 pm 

April 18 – Hopkins Corridor Plan 

May 16 - Fire Facilities Study Report 5/16/2023 

Unscheduled Presentations: 

Climate Action Plan and Resilience Update 

City Policies for Managing Parking Around BART Stations 


Kelly Hammargren’s summary on what happened the preceding week can be found in the Berkeley Daily Planet under Activist’s Diary at:

This meeting list is also posted at: 

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* The Land Use Calendar / Notice of Decision (NOD) and Use Permits with the End of the Appeal Period webpages with easy to find listing of building projects in the appeal period has been removed as another casualty of the conversion to the new City of Berkeley website. 

Here is the old website link (no longer functional), Please ask for it to be restored.