Monthly Archives: September 2017

Act Locally, Week of Sept 24 to Oct 1

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Notes: Indivisible Berkeley Take Action page lists actions you can do from home,

September 25 is last day to comment on the DEIR (Draft Environmental Impact Report) for 2190 Shattuck Avenue – the 18 story, 194 ft mixed use building at Shattuck Ave and Allston. Building right in the view from Campanile Way.

As of Friday, September 22, 6:43 pm it is unknown if media personalities will appear and if “Free Speech Week” at UC Berkeley is on or off. Berkeley Patriot event organizers have not responded to UCB requests for a list of confirmed speakers. Whether Yiannopoulos will appear on Wednesday to speak at UCB is unknown.

City Council meeting for September 26 is canceled. The agenda for Oct 3 is posted here. All the agenda items from what was the September 26 th meeting are now listed as a special meeting starting at 4:00 pm and then the regular Oct 3 session starting at 6:00 pm. Porta Potties are on the 6:00 pm agenda.

Plan ahead, two day national conference, Take Back the Vote, October 7 and 8, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at South Berkeley Senior Center

This meeting list is also posted on the Sustainable Berkeley Coalition website.

Monday, September 25, 2017
Berkeley Rally Against White Supremacy, 12 pm – 2 pm at Crescent Lawn, UCB Crescent, Oxford and Addison

Tax the Rich rally, 5 pm – 6 pm, top of Solano in front of closed Oaks Theater

Children, Youth and Recreation Commission, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 2800 Park St, Frances Albrier Community Center at San Pablo Park

Youth Commission, 6:30 pm, 1730 Oregon St, Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Services Center

Zero Waste Commission, 7 – 9 pm, 1901 Hearst Ave, North Berkeley Senior Center

Public Banking Funds Sustainable Energy – panel discussion at Oakland City Hall, 6 – 9 pm, Oakland City Hall, Frank H Ogawa Plaza

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Stand Up for Oakland Tenants, 12 – 3:00 pm, Oakland City Hall
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Policy Teachout: Solving the Housing Crisis, 11 am-12 pm, Crescent Lawnm at UCB – Hosted by Berkeley Tenants Union and UC Berkeley Progressive Student Association  in partnership with the ACLU of UC Berkeley – Cal ACLU

How the Farm Bill Affects Hunger – And What You Can Do About It, 5:30 – 7 pm, 7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, Alameda Co. Food Bank

Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure Committee of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, 5:30 pm, 2001 Center St. Law Library 2nd Floor

Civic Arts Commission, 6:30 pm – 9 pm, 1901 Hearst Ave, North Berkeley Senior Center

Commission on the Status of Women, 6:30 – 9 pm, 1901 Hearst Ave, North Berkeley Senior Center

Disaster and Fire Safety Commission, 7 – 9 pm, 997 Cedar St, Fire Department Training Center

Energy Commission, Wednesday, Sept 27, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, 1901 Hearst Ave, North Berkeley
Senior Center

Peace and Justice Commission – Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Subcommittee, 12:30 – 2 pm, 2180 Milvia St, Cottonwood Conf. Room, Civic Center, 1 st Floor

Police Review Commission7 – 9:30 pm, 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, agenda includes CPE report, new policy recording of law enforcement, urban shield, urgency ordinance, pepper spray ordinance and crowd control

Thursday, September 28, 2017
3×3 Committee, 5:30 – 7 pm, 1901 Hearst Ave, North Berkeley Senior Center, 2nd Floor, 3×3 Committee consists of 3 City Council members and 3 members of Berkeley Housing Authority, This meeting is incorrectly posted on the webpage as occurring on Friday, September 29, the downloaded agenda shows September 28

Community Health Commission,  6:30 – 8:30 pm, 2939 Ellis St. South Berkeley
Senior Center, (no meeting in August or December, November meeting is 3rd Thursday

Mental Health Commission, 7 – 9:00 pm, 1901 Hearst Ave, North Berkeley Senior Center, agenda includes possible action on ZAB appeal of 2527 San Pablo and bylaws

Zoning Adjustments Board,  7 – 11:30 pm, 2134 MLK Jr. Way, City Council Chambers

  • 2811-2815 Channing Way – merge 2 lots, renovate 8-unit apt building, convert single family home and duplex into triplexes for total 14 dwelling units – staff recommend approve
  • 2510 Channing – demolish a two story commercial building and construct 7 story mixed use with 36 dwelling units and 2500 sq ft ground level commercial space. – staff recommend approve
  • 1155-1173 Hearst Ave – merge 2 lots, substantially rehabilitate 7 existing dwelling units and construct 11 new dwelling units. 6 rent controlled dwellings are currently at this site. Multiple objections to this project plus a terraphase engineering technical memorandum on conditions of soil, flooding and report presented by developer, staff recommend approve
Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club, Thursday, Sept 28, potluck 6:00 pm, meeting 6:45 pm
– 9:00 pm, 390 27 th Street, Humanist Hall, agenda “What It Takes to Defeat the Right: the Politics of
Unity
Friday, September 29, 2017
Nothing eventful yet – as of Friday, Sept 22,

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Nothing eventful yet – as of Friday, Sept 22,

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Indivisible Berkeley Elections Team Meeting, Sunday, October 1, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, 1606
Bonita Ave, BFUU

Act Locally, Week of Sept 17 to 24

Respect Berkeley with KateThis listing of weekly city commissions, council meetings and community events is created by Kelly Hammargren at Sustainable Berkeley Coalition. You may click on the highlighted link to reach the agenda for the meeting. to get Google directions, click on the address link. This meeting list is also posted on the Sustainable Berkeley Coalition website.
Notes: 
Indivisible Berkeley has upgraded their website with a take action page with a list of actions you can do from home, https://www.indivisibleberkeley.org/actions
September 25 is last day to comment on the DEIR (Draft Environmental Impact Report) for 2190 Shattuck Avenue – the 18 story, 194 ft mixed use building at Shattuck Ave and Allston. Building right in the view from Campanile Way.
The Police Accountability reform item from last week’s city council meeting was sent to the Agenda Committee for future scheduling (it wasn’t voted down). Those of you interested should come to the Agenda Committee on Monday morning and ask that it be calendared ASAP.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Indivisible East Bay All Member Meeting2 – 4 pm125 14th Street, Oakland (between Madison and Oak) Oakland Public Library in the Auditorium
The Cap and Trade Scam6:30 pm – 9:30 pm155 Grand Ave, Oakland, National Nurses United, co-sponsored by Sunflower Alliance and 350 Bay Area.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Agenda Committee, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm (special time this meeting only), 2180 Milvia, 6th Floor, Planning for Oct 3 City Council Meeting, taxis and porta potties
Tax the Rich rally, 5 – 6 pm, top of Solano in front of closed Oaks Theater,
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board7 – 11pm2134 MLK Jr. Way, City Council Chambers
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Commission on the Status of Women – Paid Leave Subcommittee, 7 pm2000 University Ave, Au Coquelet
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Animal Care Commission7 – 9 pm1 Bolivar Drive, Berkeley Animal Shelter, agenda includes maximum number of dogs that can be walked at one time, budget and financials
Commission on Aging1 –3 pm1901 Hearst Ave, North Berkeley Senior Center agenda includes Senior Housing Development by the Pacific School of Religion – George Porter
Commission on Labor7 – 9 pm1901 Hearst Ave, North Berkeley Senior Center, agenda includes presentation on single payer by CA Nurses
Human Welfare & Community Action Commission, 7 – 9 pm2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, agenda includes block grant standards, strategic planning training, closure Alta Bates, Homeless Policy, anti-displacement,
Planning Commission, cancelled
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Fair Campaign Practices Commission7 pm1901 Hearst Ave, North Berkeley Senior Center, agenda includes BERA violations and possible actions related to Nate Wollman, Judy Hunt, Ben Bartlett
Open Government Commission8 pm1901 Hearst Ave, North BerkeleySenior Center, agenda includes report from lobbyist and revolving door subcommittee and possible action
Design Review Committee7 – 11:30 pm1901 Hearst Ave, North BerkeleySenior Center
· 2100 San Pablo Ave: F/U to ZAB preview, 4-story mixed use, 92 dwelling units, advisory comments
· 1717 University Ave: 5-story mixed use, 28 dwelling units, 4 BMR, recommendations
· 739 Channing Way: 2 new detached 3-story buildings with 10 dwellings, 4-live/work, 1-office, recommendations
· 2609 Shattuck Ave: renovate existing building – create restaurant, bar and outside seating
· 2112-2116 Channing Way: retain a previously entitled bed and breakfast and add 19 dwelling units, recommendations
Friday, September 22, 2017
Movies in the Park – Lego Batman4 – 7 pm2730 Hillegass Ave @ Russell, Willard Park
Saturday, September 23, 2017
California Renter Power – CA Renter Power Statewide Assembly 2017Sep 23 at 8 am to Sep 24 at 5 pm. Alameda High School, 2201 Encinal Ave, Alameda. Statewide assembly of renters and tenant’s rights organizers fighting for housing justice. Free admission.
“Breaking The Silence” Town Hall on Girls & Women of Color 201711am-5pm, Impact Hub Oakland – 2323 Broadway, Oakland. sliding Scale from free to $2

No Hate in the Bay: March Against White Supremacy
12-6 pm63rd St. & Adeline. (The day
before Free Speech Week at UCB), “Come together on a day of our choosing and show unity and solidarity in the struggles against all forms of oppression.”
We Are The Majority! We Must Defend Ourselves! 7-9 pm, South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St.  Far right fascist groups have been growing amidst an increase in attacks on Muslims, mosques and immigrants. We can stop these fascists by organizing in the tens of thousands to say “NO” to their messages of bigotry. Join us for a presentation and discussion.  Hosted by Revolutionary Workers Group
Sunday, September 24, 2017
California Renter Power – CA Renter Power Statewide Assembly 2017Sep 23 at 8 am to Sep 24 at 5 pm. Alameda High School, 2201 Encinal Ave, Alameda. Statewide assembly of renters and tenant’s rights organizers fighting for housing justice. Free admission.
Sunflower Alliance Meeting, 1 – 3 pm, Bobby Bowens Progressive Center – 2540 Macdonald, Richmond