Agenda Committee Item #4a
Council Draft Agenda - March 20, 2007

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draft AGENDA


Tuesday, march 20, 2007

5:00 P.M.

Council 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.

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call

Public Comment on Consent Calendar Items Only

Panel Presentation, Council Questions, Public Comment, Council Discussion and Action

1.      Sunshine Ordinance (PDF, 571 KB)

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.


Access to Berkeley Police Department Information  (continued from February 27, 2007)

From: Councilmember Spring

Recommendation: Discussion and direction on City Manager’s report on current practices and recommendations regarding public access to Berkeley Police Department information.

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 l

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