City Council Special Meeting eAgenda December 8, 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 8, 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
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Pursuant to Section 3 of Executive Order N-29-20, issued by Governor Newsom on March 17, 2020, this 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.
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Action items may be reordered at the discretion of the Chair with the consent of Council.
1.-Updates to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Ordinance (Continued from November 17, 2020. Item contains revised material.)
From: 4x4 Joint Task Force Committee on Housing
1. Adopt first reading of an ordinance (effective February 1) amending Berkeley Municipal Code 13.110, Title 13, “The COVID-19 Emergency Response Ordinance,” to enhance emergency tenant protections consistent with recently adopted Alameda County laws, action in other jurisdictions, and consultation with community stakeholders representing marginalized groups.
2. Adopt a resolution, directing the City Manager to promptly issue a written statement, pursuant to Alameda County Municipal Code 6.120.110, affirming or declaring in writing that the City of Berkeley intends to “opt-out" of the County ordinance, enumerating the specific provisions of the County's ordinance from which the City intends to opt out, and including a finding that the City ordinance is stronger.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Cheryl Davila, Councilmember, District 2, (510) 981-7120
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 4th day of December, 2020.
Jesse Arreguin, Mayor
Public Notice – this Proclamation serves as the official agenda for this meeting.
Date: December 4, 2020
Mark Numainville, City Clerk
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.
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Item #1: Updates to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Ordinance
- Matthew Lewis, on behalf of the Berkeley Tenants Union