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Berkeley Municipal Code : Ordinances Pending Codification

The following Ordinances were recently adopted by the City Council (please consult the Council Annotated Agendas available from the City Council website), and are not yet codified or effective yet. 

Ordinance

 Description

Adoption Date

Effective Date

7,465-N.S.

Adds a new Chapter 13.74 to the Berkeley Municipal Code, prohibiting possession of High-capacity magazines in Berkeley.

 3/29/16

4/30/16

7,466-N.S.

Repeals and reenacts Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 2.88 to create and specify the respective duties and responsibilities of the Office of Director of Emergency Services, Disaster Council, and the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission.

3/29/16

4/30/16

7,467-N.S.

Modifies the level of discretion and definition for Commercial Recreation Center use in the Downtown Mixed Use Zoning District (C-DMU) and amends Berkeley Municipal Code Sections 23E.68.030 and 23F.04.010.

3/29/16

4/30/16

7,468-N.S.

Revises the sidewalk-café encroachment permitting process (BMC 14.48.200) to allow the service of alcohol in sidewalk-café areas by adjacent businesses with the approval of appropriate City Staff and subject to the requirements of the State of California Alcoholic Beverages Control Agency (ABC).

3/29/16

4/30/16

7,469-N.S.

Amends the title of Chapter 13.79 and adds a new section 13.79.050 to the Berkeley Municipal Code, regulating tenant buyout agreements.

3/29/16

4/30/16

7,470-N.S.

Amends Title 23 of the Berkeley Municipal Code to remove numeric limitations (“Quotas”) in the North Shattuck (C-NS), Telegraph Avenue (C-T), and Solano Avenue (C-SO) Commercial Districts.

4/5/16 5/11/16