Free Calendar November 2024


Worth Noting:

November  Calendar - Free-printable-calendar
November Calendar – Free-printable-calendar

Nice weather is here, before you go out and make all kinds of gardening mistakes check out the resources on Bringing Back the Native Garden Tour including the YouTube channel with Douglas Tallamy on why to use native plants, Erin Diehm on how to make your windows bird safe and garden tour videos, Then go to Calscape restore nature one garden at a time to choose plants and find nurseries that specialize in native plants.

Note bolded meetings:

November  Calendars -  FREE Printables  Printabulls
November Calendars – FREE Printables Printabulls

Monday: At 9 am the Budget and Finance Committee meets in the hybrid format on the FY 2025-2026 budget. There will be an audio recording (NOT video) of the meeting. At 6:30 pm the Youth Commission meets in person. Tuesday: At 11 am the Solano BID meets in person. At 4:30 pm (hybrid format) the Police Accountability Board presents the 2021-2023 report to City Council. At 6 pm City Council meets in the hybrid format with items 25-PICKUPS/loading drop-off zones, 26-prioritizing referrals (see table at ), 27-reimagining public safety, 28-implementing AB 1033 selling ADUs separately Wednesday: At 1:30 pm the Commission on Aging meets in person with a presentation by ACTC on the San Pablo Corridor Plan, At 2 pm FITES meets in the hybrid format. At 6:30 pm the HWCAC meets in person in a fully equipped room for hybrid meetings. At 7 pm the Commission on Labor meets in person on Fair Work Week Ordinance. At 7 pm the Commission on the Status of Women meets in person. Thursday: At 10 am the Health, Life Enrichment, Equity & Community meets in the hybrid format with NOX on the agenda. At 5:30 pm the Zero Waste Commission meets in person. At 6:15 pm the Transportation and Infrastructure Commission meets in person on bicycle blvds. At 6:30 pm the Community Health Commission meets in person. At 6:30 pm the Design Review Committee meets in person. At 6:30 pm the FCPC/OGC meet in person in the Cypress Room fully equipped for hybrid meetings. Saturday: At 9 am is shoreline cleanup. At the bottom are the directions for getting on or off the email list for the Activist’s Calendar and Activist’s Diary and how to make the most out of ZOOM with closed captioning, zoom transcripts and converting YouTube to a transcript.


November  Printable Calendar - Free-printable-calendar
November Printable Calendar – Free-printable-calendar

Check for email from Karen Klatt for MHSA Advisory Committee meeting


Sunday, May 12, 2024 – Mothers’ Day 

Monday, May 13, 2024 


A Hybrid Meeting 

In-Person: at 2180 Milvia, 1st floor – Cypress Room 


Teleconference: 1-669-254-5252 or 1-833-568-8864 (Toll Free)  

Meeting ID: 160 460 2151 

AGENDA: 1. Department Budget Presentations a. City Attorney, b. Measure P and U1, Discussion on Budget Balancing Strategies, 2. Discussion and Recommendations 


In-Person: 1730 Oregon 

AGENDA: 9 & 10. Berkeley High Restroom Recommendation Letter, 11-13. Youth Commission Work Plan. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 


In-Person: 1849 Solano, Solano Oriental Rug Gallery 

AGENDA: 4. Financial Update, 5. Discussion Items: Enhancing Public Safety, Solano Avenue beautification, budget and finance. 

CITY COUNCIL – Location & Zoom – Special Meeting at 4:30 pm and Regular Meeting at 6 pm 

A Hybrid Meeting 

In-Person: at 1231 Addison St. in the School District Board Room 


Teleconference: 1-669-254-5252 or 1-833-568-8864 (toll free)  

Meeting ID: 161 798 8895 

CITY COUNCIL Special Meeting at 4:30 pm 

AGENDA: 1. One item – Presentation of PAB – ODPA Triennial Report [2021-2023], Police Accountability Board, Office of the Director of Police Accountability 

CITY COUNCIL Regular Meeting at 6 pm 

AGENDA: Use the link and choose the html option to review agenda items individually or pdf to see the entire packet as one document. or go to the agenda listed at the end of the calendar. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 


A Hybrid Meeting 

In-Person: at 2180 Milvia, 6th floor – Redwood Room 


Teleconference: 1-669-254-5252 or 1-833-568-8864 (Toll Free)  

Meeting ID: 160 219 5838 

AGENDA: 1. Harrison, co-sponsor Bartlett, Hahn – Adopt Ordinance adding a new chapter BMC 12.01 Establishing Emergency GHG limits, process for updated Climate Action Plan, Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Regional Collaboration, 3. Harrison – Discussion Progress on the Bike and Pedestrian Plans, 4. Taplin – Discussion Train Quiet Zones in West Berkeley, 5. Environment and Climate Commission – Develop Curb Management Plan 6. CM – 5 Year Street Rehabilitation Plan FY 2024 – 2028, 7. Bartlett – EVITP (Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program) to address increasing safety and fire concerns to provide training and require 50% of electricians per job to be trained on installing and maintaining city-funded EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment). 


In-Person: at 1901 Hearst, North Berkeley Senior Center 

AGENDA: Presentation Alameda County Transportation Commission San Pablo Avenue Multimodal Corridor Project Update-Aleida Andrino-Chavez, ACTC Transportation Planner, Discussion / Action Items :1. Proposed Letter to City Council on Publicizing Berkeley Rides for Seniors & Disabled-Karin-Evans, 2. Presentation proposal: Wendy Peterson of the Senior services Coalition of Alameda County to discuss her group’s work – Phyllis Orrick, e. Presentation proposal: Disaster and Fires Services Commissioner Mike Wilson presenting the Street Trauma Prevention Initiative and the commission’s report to City Council – Phyllis Orrick, 4. Presentation Proposal: Justin Horner will speak on Berkeley’s new Missing Middle zoning – Phyllis Orrick, 5. Presentations for future meetings discussion-Margot Smith, Commissioner reports 1. Public Safety and Crime Prevention for Elders-Roni Cochran, 2. Clarity regarding “removing” items from agenda – George Porter, 3. Agenda submission form, to be approved – George Porter 


In-Person: at 2939 Ellis, South Berkeley Senior Center 

AGENDA: 7. Discussion and Possible Action on Fair Workweek Ordinance Implementation, 8. Discussion and Possible Action on Labor Education. 

COMMISSION on the STATUS of WOMEN at 7 pm 

In-Person: at 1901 Hearst, North Berkeley Senior Center 

AGENDA: Discussion and Possible Action: 6. Presenter, Tech CEO on the Impact of AI on Women and Creating Economic Opportunities in Small Businesses, 7. Presenter, Healthy Black Families on Small Businesses 


In-Person: at 2180 Milvia, 1st floor – Cypress Room 

AGENDA: 2. Draft letter to Council regarding recommendations on appointments to HWCAC, 3. 2024 HWCAC Strategic Plan Discussion, 4. Review City of Berkeley funded agency Program and Financial reports a. LifeLong Medical Care program and financial reports, 5. Swear-in eligible low-income representative commissioners, 6. HWCAC private sector representatives, 7. City ADA violations, 8. San Pablo plan and Ohlone bike path in light of the Community Risk Assessment, 9. Hybrid meetings. 

Thursday, May 16, 2024 

HEALTH, LIFE ENRICHMENT, EQUITY & COMMUNITY at 10 am (members: Kesarwani, Bartlett, alternate Hahn) 

A Hybrid Meeting 

In-Person: at 2180 Milvia, 6th floor – Redwood Room 


Teleconference: 1-669-254-5252 or 1-833-568-8864 (Toll Free)  

Meeting ID: 160 840 2725 

AGENDA: 2. Kesarwani, co-sponsors Humbert, Wengraf, Taplin – Referral for Development of RFP to Support Berkeley-Based Non-Profit Food Assistance Providers Serving Food Insecure Households, 3. Bartlett, co-sponsor Harrison – Adopt Amendment Healthy Checkout requiring stores 2500 sq ft and under to sell more nutritious food and beverage options in their checkout areas, 4. Bartlett – Small business support, promote greater transparency about business licensing process, 5. Klein, Planning – Re-adoption of Building codes NOX provisions. 


In-Person: at 2939 Ellis, South Berkeley Senior Center 

AGENDA: 5. Review Commission’s Workplan, Priorities and Goals 


In-Person: at 1901 Hearst, North Berkeley Senior Center, Gooseberry Room 

AGENDA: 3030 Telegraph – Final Design Review – to demolish existing 1-story 10,000 sq ft medical office building and 2 duplexes and construct new 5-story mixed used building with approximately 1550 sq ft of commercial area and 144 dwelling units, including 8-below market rate units 

1598 University – Final Design Review – to demolish an existing non-residential structure and construct a 134,409 sq ft 8-story mixwed-use residential building containing 207 dwelling units (including 21 very low-income units) and 5,787 sq ft commercial space, 39 parking spaces and 92 bicycle parking spaces. 


In-Person: at 2180 Milvia, 1st floor – Cypress Room 

AGENDA: FCPC all discussion and possible action: 6. Report from negotiating subcommittee for Mike Chang for School Board 2022, 7. Request for opinion from Todd Andrew pursuant to BMC 2.12.220, 8. Request for opinion from Re-Elect Mayor Jesse Arreguin 2024 pursuant to BMC 2.12.220, 9. Request for opinion from Nicholas Sanders pursuant to BMC 2.12.220, OGC 11. Public Records Act Complaint filed by Chris Nardi. Joint FCPC-OGC 13. 2024-2025 Workplans. 


In-Person: at 1901 Hearst, North Berkeley Senior Center, Aspen Room 

AGENDA: B. Discussion/Action Items: 1. (approximate time 7:10 pm) Active Transportation Program (ATP) grant applications – Action requested for following projects: Southwest Berkeley Bike Blvds for up to $4,000,000; Adeline Street Quick-Build for up to $1.05 million. Staff request commission action to authorize the chair to write to write a letter of support for the grant in the Commission’s capacity as the City of Berkeley Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), 2. (approximate time 7:25 pm) Informational update on the Link21 Program 


In-Person: at 1326 Allston, Corporation Yard, Ratcliff Building, Willow Room 

AGENDA: 6 pm – 6. Staff Updates Progress on SB-1383 Implementation, SUDs Ordinance Implementation/Enforcement, Organics Sampling, Discussion and Action Items: 6:15 pm 1. Report out from the Special Events Subcommittee and Green Building Subcommittee, 

Friday, May 17, 2024– No City meetings or events found 

Saturday, May 18, 2024 


Meet: At 160 University 

Sunday, May 19, 2024 – No City meetings or events found 

≈+++++++++++++++++ City Council Agenda for May 14, 2024 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA for May 14, 2024 at 6 pm 

A Hybrid Meeting 

In-Person: at 1231 Addison St. in the School District Board Room 


Teleconference: 1-669-254-5252 or 1-833-568-8864 (toll free)  

Meeting ID: 161 798 8895 


Grant Application: Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMWHA) Program Grant to support contract with the Public Safety Family Counseling Group (PSFG) for Crisis Intervention and Critical Incident Stress Management Services AGENDA on CONSENT:  Brown, City Attorney – Repeal of BMC 12.80 Natural Gas Ban in new construction, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found ordinance unlawful in California Restaurant Association v. City of Berkeley Friedrichsen, Budget Manager – Amendment FY 2024 Annual Appropriations Ordinance $64,477,630 (gross) and $52,604,888 (net) Sprague, Fire – Grant Application – $200,000 California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) Grant to establish an Alameda County Coordinator Gilman, HHCS – amend Contract No. 32100126 add $25,000 total $175,000 with Anjanette Scott LLC for Housing Consultant Services Kouyoumdjian, HR – Reinstatement of sick Leave Ferris, Parks – Amendment #1 MOU with WETA (Water Emergency Transportation Authority) to accept up to $3,000,000 in WETA funding for the engineering, design and environmental phase of the new pier-ferry project at Berkeley Marina Ferris, Parks – Contract $6,500,000 includes $250,000 Contingency with COWI North America, In for engineering and design of the Berkeley Water Transportation Pier Ferry Project Davis, Public Works – Accept Donation $18,000 from Friends of Fountain Walk for installation of Benches and Repairs to Balustrades of Fountain at Marin Circle Davis, Public Works – Accept Donation $50,000 from Residents of The Uplands from residents of 255 – 305 The Uplands to resurface City owned parcel (public street) Davis, Public Works – Bike Share Electric-Assist Bicycle Expansion Agreement with Lyft Bikes and Scooters, LLC for the addition of 221 docked electric-assist bicycles and 11 infill bike share stations Davis, Public works – Amend Contract No. 32300096 add $1,530,000 total $2,244,022 with SCS Engineers for Landfill Post-Closure Maintenance and Monitoring Services Davis, Public Works – Amend Contract No. 32300080 add $750,000 total $1,500,000 with CSW Stuber-Stroeh Engineering Group for on-call engineering services and extend contract from 12/31/2025 – 6/30/2027 Davis, Public Works – Contract (Specification No 23-11556-C)$460,350 with Koios Engineering, Inc. for MRP Trash Capture FY 2023 Project Davis, Public Works – Final Map of Tract 8639: 3000 San Pablo for 79-unit condominium project consisting of 78 residential units and 1 commercial unit at 3000 San Pablo Davis, Public Works – Increase PO No. 22203563 for Nicholas K Corp dba Ford Store San Leandro add $20,000 total $155,000 for increased cost new vehicles Davis, Public Works – PO $500,000 with SWARCO McCain Inc for Traffic Signal Controllers until 6/30/2026 Davis, Public Works – Revised Fees for Public Use of City-Owned EV Charging Ports Arreguin, co-sponsors Hahn, Wengraf – Support SB 1060 (introduced by Senator Becker, coauthor Senator Dodd) – bill text (it is short) SB 1060 requires the insurer to use risk models that account for wildfire risk reduction associated with hazardous fuel reduction, home hardening, defensible space and fire prevention activities. Arreguin, co-sponsors Hahn, Wengraf – Support SB 1144 (Skinner) – directed to sale of stolen goods online – bill text (medium length) SB 1144 requires that online high-volume (200 sales or more or $5,000 or more in gross revenue) 3rd party seller to Californians produced, procured, purchased, or acquired consumer products in legal manner. Arreguin – City Council Committee and Regional Body Appointments Arreguin – Elections Code 9212 Report on Street Paving Initiatives Taplin – Budget Referral $110,000 for BYA (Berkeley Youth Alternatives) Counseling Center and Summer Jam Day Camp Hahn , co-sponsors Taplin, Wengraf, Humbert– Relinquishment of Council Budget Funds to Berkeley Symphony Spring Benefit Humbert, co-sponsors Taplin, Lunaparra, Hahn – Staff direction and budget referral for Practical Interventions to Clear and Keep Using Parking Spaces (PICKUPS) – creates evening/nighttime 10 and/15 minute parking/loading zones on Shattuck between Berkeley Way and Addison, Durant between Dana and Bowditch, University between Milvia and Shattuck Telegraph between Blake and Bancroft and other areas recommended by staff, $50,000 for revised signage and $75,000 for targeted nighttime enforcement. AGENDA on ACTION:  Numainville, City Clerk – 2024 City Council Referral Prioritization using Re-Weighted Range Voting (this is where council reviews referrals to the CM prioritizes and eliminates referrals from the list Arredondo, CM Office – Reimagining Public Safety Update Kesarwani – Refer to CM to implement AB 1033 (Ting – passed 2023) allowing ADUs to be sold separately from primary residence – bill text (long) ADUs defined as not exceeding 1200 sq ft if separate /detached or if attached shall not exceed more than 50% of existing primary dwelling INFORMATION REPORTS:  Kouyoumdjian, HR – Update response to Audit Directives Wong, Auditor – Audit Follow-up Status DISPOSITION of ITEMS REMOVED FROM DRAFT AGENDA: 

Referred to Parks, Waterfront and Recreation Commission – Taplin – Adopt Resolution designating J-Dock for community service and recreational educational uses and direct CM to retain 2 slips for Cal Sailing Club 

+++++++++++++++++ City Council Agenda for May 21, 2024 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA for Regular 6 pm Meeting on May 21, 2024 

A Hybrid Meeting 

In-Person: at 1231 Addison St. in the School District Board Room 


Teleconference: 1-669-254-5252 or 1-833-568-8864 (toll free)  

Meeting ID: 160 428 9924 

AGENDA on Consent: 

Kouyoumdjian, HR – Amend BMC 4.04.120(A) to rename the Legislative Assistant classification as Legislation Aide Taplin, co-sponsor Lunaparra – Add Chapter 13.22 to BMC to prohibit discrimination on the basis of family or relationship structure Oyekanmi, Finance – Notice of Appropriations Limit for FY 2025 Oyekanmi, Finance – Request for Proposals $325,000, County Coordinator $200,000, Miyawaki Forest $125,000 Gilman, HHCS – Contract $250,000 with Social Policy Research Associates for consulting services 6/1/2024 – 6/30/2025 Gilman, HHCS – Amend Contract No. 32300104 add $250,000 total $750,000 and extend to 5/31/2025 with The Village of Love for Telegraph Neighborhood Sacred Rest Drop-In Center Gilman, HHCS – Amend Contract No. 6252 for real property at 819 Hearst (813 Delaware) for purposes of assigning ground lease from current owner, Ocean View, LLC to Orbach Affordable Housing Solutions (OAHS) Ocean View LP and extend ground lease term to 6/30/2089 Ferris, Parks – Grant Application/Accept grant $76,000, city share $7,600 removal and disposal abandoned vessels Klein, Planning – LOA requests for Mabel Athanasious and Shanza Syed absence requests for Environment & Climate Youth Commissioners for meeting dates June 26, 2024 and July 24, 2024 Klein, Panning – Contract $622,2215 with Online Solutions, LLC (DBA Citizenserve) for Housing Inspection and Code Enforcement Software from 6/17/2024 – 6/16/2029 Klein, Panning – Contract $600,000 with Raimi + Associates for planning services for North Shattuck, College and Solano Avenue corridors zoning update 6/6/2024 – 12/31/2026 Louis, Police – Amend Contract No. 32300103 add $150,000 total $200,000 with Bay Area PL Services of on-call phlebotomy and sexual assault exams and extend 12/31/2028 Davis, Public Works – Declaration of Intent – FY 2025 Street Lighting Assessments Arreguin – Direct CM to develop a pilot program for 5-10 Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) persons who have required frequent interventions Arreguin – Adopt 1st reading of ordinance amending BMC 3.02 to allow the Mayor to approve LOA for a commissioner appointed by the council as a whole Arreguin – Budget referral $630,00 restarting 4th of July celebration Arreguin – Relinquishment of office budget funds for 2024 Taste of Downtown event Arreguin – Budget referral $31,250 Berkeley Youth Alternatives Part-time Garden Assisstant Bartlett – Relinquishment of office budget funds for Juneteenth Festival Bartlett – Refer to CM to analyze potential for speed bump on Russell at King AGENDA on ACTION:  Friedrichsen, Budget Manager – Budget Presentation and Public Hearing #1 Gilman, HHCS – Rescinding and Adopting the Environmental Health Division Fee Schedule Gilman, HHCS – Increase the Senior Center Facility Rental Security deposit from $350 to $500 Ferris, Parks – Selected Sports Field Fee increase Klein, Planning – Planning Department Fee Schedule INFORMATION REPORTS:  Louis, Police – Audit Recommendation to manage overtime and security work for outside entities DISPOSITION of ITEMS REMOVED FROM DRAFT AGENDA: 

Ballot Measure to be reviewed at May 23, 4 pm meeting on Ballot measures – Mayer, BOLT – BOLT request for City Council to place a limited library tax on November 2024 ballot 

+++++++++++++++++++ Land Use – Work Sessions – Special Meetings +++++++++++++++ 


2113-2115 Kittredge (California Theater) 6/4/2024 

3000 Shattuck (construct 10-story mixed-use building) TBD 


May 14 at 4:30 pm Annual Report: Police Accountability Board and Office of the Director of Police Accountability Worksession May 21 at 4 pm Inclusionary Housing In-Lieu Fee Feasibility Study – worksession May 23 at 4 pm (tentative) Ballot Measures for November 2024 Library Tax Ballot Measure, Webinar that night on insurance crisis at 7 pm June 13 Ballot Measures for November 2024 and results Community Survey September 17 – open October 22 Draft Waterfront Specific Plan UNSCHEDULED WORK SESSIONS & SPECIAL MEETINGS  Ashby BART Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Berkeley – El Cerrito Corridor Access Plan Presentation Dispatch Needs Assessment Presentation Presentation on Homelessness/Re-Housing/Thousand-Person Plan (TBD regular agenda) COUNCIL REFERRALS to AGENDA and RULES COMMITTEE and UNFINISHED BUSINESS  Demolition Ordinance – Zoning Amendments BMC 23.326 Demolition and Dwelling Unit Controls . 

++++ How to get on or off the Activist’s Calendar and Activist’s Diary email list ++++++++ 

Kelly Hammargren’s summary on what happened the preceding week is posted on the What Happened page at: and in the Berkeley Daily Planet 

The Activist’s Calendar of meetings is posted on the What’s Ahead page at: 

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For ZOOM Meetings 


GENERALZOOM has as part of the program -(for no extra cost)- Closed Captioning (CC). It turns computer voice recognition into a text transcript. Closed Captioning and show full transcript and the save option are only available when the person setting up the ZOOM meeting has activated these options. If you don’t see CC ask for it. If it can’t be activated for the current meeting ask for it for future meetings. 

The accuracy of the Closed Captioning is affected by background noise and other factors, The CC and transcript will not be perfect, but most of the time reading through it the few odd words, can be deciphered–for example “Shattuck” was transcribed as Shadow in one transcript. 


For the online attendee, the full transcript is only available from the time the attendee activates Show Full Transcript. But if you sit through a meeting and then remember 10 minutes before it is over to click on Show Full Transcript you will only get the last 10 minutes, not the full transcript – So click often on both Save Transcript and on Save to Folder during the meeting for best results. 

When you click on Show Full Transcript it will allow you to scroll up and down, so if want to go back and see what was said earlier you can do that during the meeting while the transcript is running. 

At the bottom of the transcript when we as attendees are allowed to save there will be a button for, “Save Transcript,” you can click on the button repeatedly throughout the meeting and it will just overwrite and update the full transcript. If you lose connection during a zoom meeting your transcript will be from when you started it to the last time you clicked on save transcript. Clicking on the Save Transcript repeatedly as the meeting is coming to an end is important because once the host ends the meeting, the transcript is gone if you didn’t save it. 

Near the end of the meeting, after you click on “Save Transcript,” click on “Save to Folder.” The meeting transcript will show up (as a download to your desktop) in a separate box as a text file. (These text files are not large.) After you have done your last Save Transcript and Save to Folder (after the meeting is over) you can rename the new transcript folder on your computer, and save it (re-read or send or share it). 

Remember, allowing us attendees to save the meeting transcript does not require the public meeting host to save the transcript (for public record.) 

Saving CHAT: There are three dots at the bottom of the CHAT. If you click on these you should get a menu to save the CHAT. 

How to FLOAT / DETACH the CHAT or TRANSCRIPT from the ZOOM SCREEN so you can see one or both  

At the upper corner of the transcript and the chat there is a tiny box with an arrow. If you click on this the transcript and chat will pop out of being connected to the zoom screen. You can then move these on your screen for easier continuous viewing. 

If you activated the CHAT or the TRANSCRIPT and it has disappeared look for the header at the top of the zoom screen that says “exit full screen”. Click on that and you should see the CHAT or TRANSCRIPT again. 

Here is the link to ZOOM Support for attendees in how to save Closed Captions: 

FOR THE HOST Creating / Scheduling a ZOOM Meeting 


When scheduling a meeting go to “Settings” scroll down to “Automated Captions” and allow captions, then allow “Full Transcript” and “Save Captions”. Once you change these settings, they will stay as part of your profile. 

Here is the link to ZOOM Support for how to set up Closed Captioning for a meeting or webinar: 


Open the website 

Copy the YouTube url into the box with “enter a youtube url” and click on go 

The transcript (not perfect, some words will be missed, but close) will appear instantaneously