City Council Closed Meeting eAgenda December 1, 2020
CALLING A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE
BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL
In accordance with the authority in me vested, I do hereby call the Berkeley City Council in special session as follows:
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2020
Jesse Arreguin, Mayor
District 1 – Rashi Kesarwani
District 5 – Sophie Hahn
District 2 – Cheryl Davila
District 6 – Susan Wengraf
District 3 – Ben Bartlett
District 7 – Rigel Robinson
District 4 – Kate Harrison
District 8 – Lori Droste
PUBLIC ADVISORY: THIS MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH VIDEOCONFERENCE AND TELECONFERENCE
Pursuant to Section 3 of Executive Order N-29-20, issued by Governor Newsom on March 17, 2020, this closed session meeting of the City Council will be conducted exclusively through teleconference and Zoom videoconference. Please be advised that pursuant to the Executive Order and the Shelter-in-Place Order, and to ensure the health and safety of the public by limiting human contact that could spread the COVID-19 virus, there will not be a physical meeting location available.
Live captioned broadcasts of Council Meetings are available on Cable B-TV (Channel 33) and via internet accessible video stream at http://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx
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Please be mindful that the teleconference will be recorded as any Council meeting is recorded, and all other rules of procedure and decorum will apply for Council meetings conducted by teleconference or videoconference.
Public Comment - Limited to items on this agenda only
The City Council will convene in closed session to meet concerning the following:
1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – PENDING LITIGATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTIONS 54956.9(a) and 54956.9(d)(1)
a. Chen v. City of Berkeley – case # RG19019359 Alameda Superior Court; Claim No. 0223BC2019
b. Herman v. City of Berkeley – Claim No. 0349BC2019-0001
2. CONFERENCE REGARDING POTENTIAL THREAT TO PUBLIC SERVICES OR FACILITIES PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54957(a)
a. Consultation with: Information Technology Department
Public Reports of actions taken pursuant to Government Code section 54957.1.
I hereby request that the City Clerk of the City of Berkeley cause personal notice to be given to each member of the Berkeley City Council on the time and place of said meeting, forthwith.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand
and caused the official seal of the City of Berkeley to be
affixed on this 25th day of November, 2020.
Jesse Arreguin, Mayor
Public Notice – this Proclamation serves as the official agenda for this meeting.
Mark Numainville, City Clerk
This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953 and applicable emergency Executive Orders issued by the Governor. Any member of the public may participate in the public comment portion of this meeting. Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Mark Numainville, City Clerk, 981-6900.
NOTICE CONCERNING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: If you object to a decision by the City Council to approve or deny an appeal, the following requirements and restrictions apply: 1) Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6 and Government Code Section 65009(c)(1)(E), no lawsuit challenging a City decision to deny or approve a Zoning Adjustments Board decision may be filed and served on the City more than 90 days after the date the Notice of Decision of the action of the City Council is mailed. Any lawsuit not filed within that 90-day period will be barred. 2) In any lawsuit that may be filed against a City Council decision to approve or deny a Zoning Adjustments Board decision, the issues and evidence will be limited to those raised by you or someone else, orally or in writing, at a public hearing or prior to the close of the last public hearing on the project.
Agendas and agenda reports may be accessed via the Internet at http://www.cityofberkeley.info/citycouncil
COMMUNICATION ACCESS INFORMATION:
To request a disability-related accommodation(s) to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact the Disability Services specialist at 981-6346(V) or 981-7075 (TDD) at least three business days before the meeting date.