Council Items

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2012 Council Items

Date Item Vote Pass?
1/31/12 Adopt Expanded Single Use Plastic Bag Ban/Paper Bag Fee Ordinance (PDF)    
1/31/12 Smoke Free Housing in Berkeley 9-0-0 Yes
1/31/12 Tow Away Zones on MLK JR Way between Berkeley Way and Hearst Avenue (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
1/31/12 Referral to City Manager: Responsible Banking Policy 9-0-0 Yes
1/17/12 Proclamation in Honor of Magnes Museum Day - January 22, 2012 (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
1/17/12 San Francisco LGBT Pride: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (PDF) 9-0-0      Yes
1/17/12      City Sponsorship of the 2012 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
1/17/12 Temporary Enforcement of RPP Only Areas as Two Hour Parking Without Permit (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes

2011 Council Items

Date Item Vote Pass?
12/13/11 Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) Saturday Enforcement (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
12/13/11 16th Anniversary Dinner Supporting the Multicultural Institute: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (PDF) 7-0-0 Yes
12/13/11 Support BAHIA’s 2011 Fundraiser: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (PDF) 7-0-0 Yes
12/6/11 Stop UC Police Violence - Support Students, Faculty and Staff (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
12/6/11 No Smoking Signs in the Downtown (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
12/6/11 News Helicopter Noise Impacts (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
11/15/11 City Manager Referral: Student Cooperatives Eligibility for Housing Trust Fund and Relationship to Affordable Housing Fee (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
11/15/11 Urging the County of Alameda to Amend Its Participation in Secure Communities (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
11/8/11 Proclamation Celebrating Resident Matilda Belz Pascoe's 100th Birthday (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
10/25/11 Preventative Towing and Street Sweeping Ticket Information (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
9/27/11 Support Proclamation for National Coming Out Day October 11, 2011 (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
9/27/11 Sign On to United Farm Workers Petition to End Secure Communities Program (PDF) 8-1-0 Yes
9/27/11 Proclamation in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Berkeley Video and Film Festival (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
9/27/11 Options Recovery Services: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
9/20/11 City Sponsorship of the "Making Cents: Forging a New California in a Time of Crisis" Conference (PDF) 5-0-4 Yes
9/20/11 City Co-Sponsorship: Berkeley Stonewall Festival (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
9/20/11 Stonewall Festival/Berkeley Pride: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
9/20/11 Rescind Pro Plastic Bag Edits to California’s Environmental Curriculum (PDF) 6-0-3 Yes
9/20/11 Proclamation Declaring October 8, 2011 as Indigenous Peoples Day and Approving City Co-Sponsorship (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
9/20/11 City Sponsorship of PEERS Mental Health and Wellness Walk (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
7/12/11 Approval of City Co-Sponsorship: Downtown Summer Noon Concert Series (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
7/12/11 Approval of City Co-Sponsorship: Center Street Movie Nights (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
6/28/11 Urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Stop the Audit of I-9 Forms at Pacific Steel Foundry (PDF) 6-0-3 Yes
5/17/11 Support the Rank-and-File International Longshore and Warehouse Union Against Pacific Maritime Association’s Threatening Court Tactics (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
5/17/11 Pacific Center: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
5/3/11 Supporting Senate Bill 337, Prohibiting Landlords from Abridging Tenant Free Speech Rights (PDF) 6-3-0 Yes
5/3/11 Supporting Senate Bill 184, Amending State Law to Allow Local Governments to Create Inclusionary Housing Requirements (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
4/26/11 Tenant Screening Fees Ordinance, Adding BMC Chapter 13.78 (PDF)
Revised Agenda Material (PDF)
9-0-0 Yes
4/26/11 City Sponsorship of the North Shattuck Avenue Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
4/26/11 North Shattuck Association Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
3/29/11 City Sponsorship of the 2011 San Francisco LGTB Pride Parade (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
3/29/11 Proclamation Congratulating the Winners of the 2011 César E. Chávez Commemoration Writing Contest (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
3/29/11 Mario's La Fiesta: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
3/29/11 Supporting Assembly Bill 1081, Regarding Local Government Participation in the Federal Secure Communities Program (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
3/22/11 Proclamation: 2011 César Chávez Commemorative Period (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
3/22/11 K to College School Supply Initiative: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
3/8/11 Support Wisconsin State and Local Government Employees(PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
3/8/11 Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
2/15/11 Temporary Operation Extension for the Warm Water Pool (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
2/15/11 Pacific Gas and Electric - National Pipeline Safety (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
2/8/11 Persian Center for Persian New Year Festival: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (PDF)  9-0-0 Yes
2/8/11 Support of Assembly Bill 153, Authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
1/25/11 Proclamation: Recognition of Irving Van Ford’s Distinguished 100 Years of Life (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
1/18/11 Proclamation: Recognition of RISE (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes

2010 Council Items

Date Item Vote Pass?
10/26/10 Proclamation Honoring the Berkeley City College Digital Arts Club 9-0-0 Yes
10/19/10 Refer to the Planning Commission: Home and Community Garden Zoning 9-0-0 Yes
9/28/10 Tenant Application Screening Fees 9-0-0 Yes
9/28/10      Urging University of California (UC) to Terminate its Contract with British Petroleum (BP)  Tabled  
9/21/10 Approve Expenditure of $1,000 Toward Earth Island Institute's 60 Boxes Project from Office Budget  9-0-0 Yes
9/21/10 Phase Two of the Soft Story Retrofit Program and Enforcement of Phase One  9-0-0 Yes
9/21/10      Vacant Lot Maintenance  9-0-0 Yes
9/21/10      Proclamation Declaring October 9, 2010 as Indigenous People's Day       9-0-0 Yes
7/13/10 Raising the Ethiopian Flag on the Annual Enkutatash Festival (PDF) 6-0-3 Yes
7/13/10 Support U.S. Labor Against the War by Adopting a Resolution Condemning the War (PDF)    
7/13/10 Referral to Housing Advisory Commission: Tenant Screening Fees (PDF)    
7/13/10 Referral to City Manager and Community Health Commission: Tobacco Free School Zones (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
7/13/10 Referral to Community Environmental Advisory Commission: Sustainable Seafood (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
7/13/10 Referral to City Manager and 4x4 Committee: Anti-Harassment Policy (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
6/29/10 Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds to Berkeley Foundation for the Arts (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
6/29/10 New 2010 Downtown Area Plan (PDF) 
Supplemental Materials (PDF)
tabled tabled
6/22/10 Support if Amended Assembly Bill 2133, Exempting California Memorial Stadium from the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act (PDF)    
6/22/10 Opposing Arizona House Bill 2281, Banning Ethnic Studies (Continued from June 1, 2010) (PDF) 7-1-1 Yes
6/22/10 Support of the California Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 (PDF) 8-0-1 Yes
6/22/10 Request to Schedule a Workshop to Discuss a Proposed Sunshine Ordinance (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
6/22/10 Support of Assembly Bill 2743, Prohibiting the Requirement of Declawing or Debarking of Pets as a Condition of Tenancy (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
6/22/10 Oppose Berkeley Bowl’s Management’s Effort to Reduce Employee Benefits and Decertify the Union (PDF) 8-0-1 Yes
6/01/10 Proclamation to Honor June as Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning Pride Month and Authorize City Manager to Fly the Rainbow Flag for the Rest of June (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
6/01/10 Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds to the Berkeley Pacific Center (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
6/01/10 Urging the Inclusion of the Uniting American Families Act in the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
5/18/10 Adopt a Proclamation in Recognition of Fabulous Activist Bay Area Lesbians with Disabilities: A Storytelling Project (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
5/18/10 Oppose Elimination of the Cal Grant Program (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
5/18/10 Support ASUC's Gubernatorial Higher Education Pledge Campaign (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
5/18/10

Denouncing Arizona State Senate Bill 1070 and Calling for a Boycott of the State of Arizona and Arizona Based Businesses(PDF)
*[Revised Report] (PDF)

9-0-0 Yes
5/18/10 Relinquishment of Council Office Budget for Berkeley Juneteenth Festival Celebration, June 13, 2010 (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
5/18/10 Support of AB2199, Repeal of Discriminatory Code (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
4/20/10 Oppose Statewide Proposition 14 Which Prevents Political Party Members From Selecting Their Own Candidates for General Elections (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
4/20/10 Oppose Statewide Proposition 17 - Increasing Car Insurance for Not Driving (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
4/20/10 Support Strong National Global Warming Legislation (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
4/20/10 Co-Sponsorship of the 23rd Annual Berkeley Juneteenth Festival (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
3/23/10 Urging UC Regents to Adopt the UC Dream Scholarship Proposal for Undocumented Students (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
3/23/10 Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds to the Holocaust Remembrance Day Event (PDF)
*Revised Agend Material (PDF)
9-0-0 Yes
3/23/10 Proclamation of the 8th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Event (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
3/23/10 Support of Senate Bill 1304: The Michelle Maykin Memorial Donation Protection Act (PDF)
*Revised Agenda Material (PDF)
9-0-0 Yes
3/23/10 Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds to the Downtown Berkeley Association (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
3/23/10 Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds to Berkeley Congregations Organizing for Action (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
3/23/10 Co-Sponsor the Center Street Art Walk (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
1/26/10 California Democracy Act (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
1/19/10 Proclamation: 2nd Annual “A Walk For Change” Celebration in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
1/19/10 Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes

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2009 Council Items

 

Date Item Vote Pass?
12/15/09 Endorse Concept of Comprehensive Homeless Service Center: Berkeley HOPE (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
12/15/09 Request to City Manager: Report on City of Berkeley’s Involvement in SB 113 (Local Government Omnibus Act of 2009) (PDF) 5-2-2 Yes
12/15/09 Supporting SCA 21, Granting Legislative Authority Over UC Policy (PDF) 6-1-2 Yes
11/17/09 Banning Animal Declawing (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
11/10/09 Support of Rochdale Village Lease Renewal on Existing Terms (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
11/10/09 Creation of a Housing Mitigation Fee (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
11/10/09 Urging The California State Legislature To Amend The Costa-Hawkins Act To Clarify That Inclusionary Zoning Requirements Are Not Pre-Empted By The Law (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
10/27/09 Referral to Planning Commission: Allowing Beer and Wine Service for Quick Service Restaurants in the Downtown (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
10/13/09 Support HR 3221 Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
10/13/09 Call for U.S. Support for Third Party Diplomatic Negotiations in the Niger Delta and Support for the Energy Security Through Transparency Act (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
9/29/09 Support For The People Of Iran In The Wake Of The National Election Of June 13, 2009 (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
9/29/09 Amnesty for Late Renewal Penalties for Dog Licenses (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
9/22/09 Declaring October 10, 2009 as Indigenous Peoples Day (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
9/22/09

Opposing the Expansion of the Pardee Reservoir and Supporting the Designation of the Mokelumne River as a National Wild and Scenic River (PDF)
Revised Agenda Material (PDF)

9-0-0 Yes
9/22/09

Declaring October 2009 as Animal Shelter Awareness Month (PDF)
Revised Agenda Material (PDF)

9-0-0 Yes
9/22/09 Honoring the Life of Michelle Maykin and Urging People to Register as Bone Marrow Donors (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
7/23/09 City Sponsorship of the 2nd Annual Sit For Change Sit-A-Thon Hosted by the Center for Transformative Change (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
7/23/09 City Co-Sponsorship of the Downtown Berkeley MusicFest (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
7/14/09 Parole Commission Letter to Release Leonard Peltier (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
7/14/09 Referral to City Manager: Naming of I-80 Bridge in Honor of Dona Spring (PDF) 9-0-0  
7/14/09 Supporting a Constitutional Amendment to Implement an Equitable Split-Roll Property Tax (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
6/23/09 City Sponsorship of the Fond Farewell Funeral Fair (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
6/23/09 Support AJR 19, Urging Congress To Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
6/09/09 Calling for Release of Jesús Gutiérrez and Urging UC Berkeley to Adopt a Sanctuary Policy (PDF) 7-0-2 Yes
6/02/09 Urge President Obama To End The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy and Not To Fire Lt. Dan Choi (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
6/02/09 Support SB789, CA Employee Free Choice Act for Farm Workers, To Give Agricultural Employees an Alternative Method for Choosing their Collective Bargaining Representative (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
6/02/09 Refer $24,702 to the FY 2010/2011 Budget Process for Funding of the Berkeley Boosters’ Life Skills Development Summer Leadership Camps (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
5/19/09

Co-Sponsorship of the 22nd Annual Berkeley Juneteenth Festival (Continued from May 05, 2009) (PDF) 

9-0-0 Yes
5/05/09 Co-Sponsorship of the 22nd Annual Berkeley Juneteenth Festival (Continued from April 21, 2009) (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
4/21/09 Urging Berkeley Restaurants to Remove Foie Gras from their Menus (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
4/21/09 Stimulus Funds for Lawrence Berkeley Lab Remediation (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
4/21/09 Co-Sponsorship of the 22nd Annual Berkeley Juneteenth Festival (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
3/24/09 City Sponsorship of the North Shattuck Avenue Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
3/24/09 Support AB 312 To Establish An Office of Citizen Complaints for the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Police Department (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
2/24/09 Proclamation Declaring February 28, 2009 as Walden Center and School Day in the City of Berkeley (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
2/24/09 Support of SR7 and HR5, Urging The Repeal of Prop 8 (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
2/10/09 Letter Supporting the Release of Efren Paredes, Jr. (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
1/27/09 Making Employee Free Choice Act a Very High Federal Priority (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes
1/27/09 Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention in Economic Recovery Package (PDF) 9-0-0 Yes

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