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BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
Tuesday, march 20, 2007
Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Teleconference Location – 1636 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA
The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda.
This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953, Teleconferencing. Any member of the public may attend this meeting at either location. Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Pamyla Means, MMC, City Clerk, 981-6900.
Public Comment on Items on This Agenda Only
From: Mayor Bates
Recommendation: That the City Council hear from the community panel on its reactions to the current (24th) draft of the Sunshine Ordinance, pose any questions to the panel and staff, hear from the public and then provide guidance on possible changes and next steps towards final adoption of the ordinance.
Contact: Tom Bates, Mayor, 981-7100
b. Access to Berkeley Police Department Information (PDF, 97 KB) (continued from February 27, 2007, revised report submitted for March 20, 2007 meeting)
From: Councilmember Spring
Recommendation: That Council thank the Police Chief for improving public access to police reports to the public and request the City Manager provide a plan to give public access to Berkeley's Police Department information, including police reports compliant with state law.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dona Spring, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140
5:00 – 5:20 p.m. Panel Presentation:
Terry Franke, Californian’s Aware
Jinky Gardner, League of Women Voters
Mathew Hirsch, Northern California Journalists Association
Mark Scholssberg, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
Note: Panelists may be as listed or a designated representative
5:20 – 5:40 p.m. Council questions
5:40 – 6:00 p.m. Public Comments – specific to this subject only
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Council discussion and direction on next steps
Note: The City Council will be continuing discussion and public comment at the regular meeting at 7:00 p.m.