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2013 Council Items    

  

Date 

Item 

Vote  Pass? 
12/17  City Manager Referral: Require 10-year Long Life Batteries in Smoke Alarms (and Carbon Monoxide Detectors) in All Rental Units
 
9-0-0 Yes
12/17  City Manager Referral: Have Non-sworn (civilian) Employees Investigate After-hour Noise Complaints
 
Held over NA
12/17

 Reduce Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Dangers (Continued from December 3, 2013) 

9-0-0 Yes
12/17  Support UAW Local 5810 Efforts to Secure Healthcare Cost Reimbursements from the University of California (Continued from December 3, 2013)
3-2-4 Yes
12/17  City Manager Referral: Preparations to Apply for Telegraph Pedestrian Safety Funds (Continued from December 3, 2013)
Held over NA
12/17  Support UFW Efforts to Improve Worker Health and Safety Practices at Darigold Inc. Dairy Company (Continued from November 19, 2013)
Revised Materials
 
7-0-2 Yes
12/17  Proclamation for January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
 
9-0-0 Yes
12/17  City Manager Referral: Updating a Mandated Reporting Policy Under the California Child Abuse and Reporting Act
 
9-0-0 Yes
12/17  Commend Sally Jewell and Interior Department’s Efforts to Encourage Veterans Families to Enjoy Our Public Lands
 
9-0-0 Yes
12/17  City Manager Referral: Establishment of Code Enforcement Prioritization Policy and Possible Fee Adjustments
 
3-0-6 Yes
12/17  Letter to Director of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to Support Option B for Montana’s Plan to Protect the Nation’s Last Native Bison in Yellowstone Park
 
3-0-6 Yes
12/17  Support IGNITE, End the School-to-Prison Pipeline, and Send a Letter to UC President Janet Napolitano
 
8-0-1 Yes
12/3  Reduce Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Dangers
 
Held over NA
12/3  End U.S. Support for Construction of the Jeju Naval Base
 
5-0-3 Yes
12/3  Support UAW Local 5810 Efforts to Secure Healthcare Cost Reimbursements from the University of California
 
Held over NA
12/3  City Manager Referral: Preparations to Apply for Telegraph Pedestrian Safety Funds
 
Held over NA
12/3  Sponsorship of the 30th Annual Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair
 
9-0-0 Yes
12/3  Proclamation in Honor of End Child Sexual Abuse Now! National Day of Awareness
 
9-0-0 Yes
12/3  Pacific Center for Human Growth for Covered Berkeley Brigade: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
 
9-0-0 Yes
12/3  June Budget Referral: $40,000 to $50,000 for Comprehensive 311 Mobile Application Upgrades
 
9-0-0 Yes
11/19  Support UFW Efforts to Improve Worker Health and Safety Practices at Darisgold Inc. Dairy Company
 
Held over Yes
11/19  Support Senate Bill 316 the Postal Service Protection Act of 2013, and Oppose Senate Bill 1486
 
9-0-0 Yes
11/19  City Manager Referral: Establish an Open Data Policy for the City of Berkeley
 
9-0-0 Yes
11/19  Proclamation to Honor Shelley Jones, Sean Stallmayer, and Zandra Guiten-Bellard for Acts of Heroism and Compassion
 
9-0-0 Yes
11/19  Support Transgender Rights: Oppose the Deceptively Named Privacy for All Students Campaign
 
9-0-0 Yes
11/12  Send Letter to Alameda County Board of Supervisors to Pass a Moratorium Against Hydraulic Fracturing
 Revised Material
 
8-0-0 Yes
11/12  Support Take Back UC: A Grassroots Organization that Supports UC Students, Workers, Patients, and Neighbors
 
7-0-1 Yes
11/12  City Manager Referral: Add Procedural Due Process to Appeal a Warning for the Second Response Ordinance (Continued from October 29, 2013)
Held over NA
10/29  Establish an Annual City Manager Evaluation Policy  Referred NA
10/29  City Manager Referral: Add Procedural Due Process to Appeal a Warning for the Second Response Ordinance
 
Held over NA
10/29  City Manager Referral: Inform the Public of Updates and Modifications to Council Agenda After the Completion of the Consent Calendar (Continued from October 1, 2013)
7-0-0 Yes
10/29  Holocaust Remembrance Day Event: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds  7-0-0 Yes
10/29  City Manager Referral: Evaluate Implementation of Clean Water Program on the Euclid Avenue between Cedar Street and Hearst Avenue
 
7-0-0 Yes
10/01  City Manager Referral: Inform the Public of Updates and Modifications to Council Agenda After the Completion of the Consent Calendar (Continued from September 10, 2013) 9-0-0 Yes
10/01 Proclamation in Honor of Transgender Law Center and its 11th Annual Celebration “SPARK!”  9-0-0 Yes
09/17 Establish City Manager Evaluation Process Evoking the Brown Act and Contracting with a Firm to Administer the Evaluation  9-0-0 Yes
09/17  Support Survivors of Sexual Violence by Sending a Letter to the Department of Education to Protect Assaulted Students, and Support Local Sexual Assault and Awareness Day (Continued from September 10, 2013)
Revised materials 
9-0-0 Yes
09/17 Support Proclamation for National Coming Out Day October 11, 2013  9-0-0 Yes
09/17 Manager Referral: Berkeley Animal Shelter Lost Pet Photographs  9-0-0 Yes
09/17 Establish an Annual City Manager Evaluation Policy  9-0-0 Yes
09/17 Proclamation in Honor of Bisexual Pride Day and Bi Visibility Day  9-0-0 Yes
09/10 City Manager Referral: Inform the Public of Updates and Modifications to Council Agenda After the Completion of the Consent Calendar  Held Over NA
09/10 Open Letter to Governor Jerry Brown to Stop the Torture in California Prisons  9-0-0  Yes
09/10

 

9-0-0  Yes
09/10  United Student District Amendment Redistricting Plan  8-1-0  Yes
09/10 City Manager Referral: Waiting List for Taxi Cab Permits Be Made Available to the General Public and/or the Berkeley Taxi Cab Association  9-0-0  Yes 
09/10 City Manager Referral: Penalty for "Pirate" Taxi Cab Drivers Operating Without a Permit  9-0-0  Yes 
09/10  City Manager Referral: Permit Increase for Disability Taxi Cab Services  9-0-0  Yes 
09/10 Thank Senator Ellen Corbett for Authoring Senate Bill 776: Restrict Sham “Labor-Compliance Committees” from Taking Earning from Workers Paychecks  9-0-0  Yes 
09/10 Support Assembly Bill 1336: Protecting Workers Receiving Prevailing Wages and Send Letters to Senator Loni Hancock and Governor Jerry Brown  9-0-0  Yes 
09/10

 Refer Electronic Cigarette Sale and Use to the Health Commission to Consider Health Policy 

9-0-0  Yes 
09/10

 City Manager Referral: Make All Signed Proclamations by the Mayor and Members of the City Council Accessible to the Public on the City Website 

9-0-0  Yes 
09/10 Support the National Low Income Housing Coalition Lawsuit Against Federal Housing Finance Agency for Failure to Uphold Their Statutory Obligation for Affordable Housing  7-0-2  Yes 
09/10 Support Survivors of Sexual Violence by Sending a Letter to the Department of Education to Protect Assaulted Students, and Support Local Sexual Assault and Awareness Day  Held Over  NA 
09/10 Implement More Functions to Ensure Smartphone Safety from Theft  9-0-0  Yes 
09/10 Proclamation to Recognize and Praise 12-Year-Old Zeke Gerwein for His Successful “Zeke’s Climate Ride” Action  9-0-0  Yes 
07/16 City Manager Referral to Rent Out Vacant City-owned Storefronts  9-0-0  Yes 
07/16 Berkeley Pride: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds  9-0-0  Yes 
07/16 Refer Cannabis Commission September Presentation to Agenda Committee 6-1-2  Yes 
07/16 Proclamation in Honor of Kris Perry and Sandy Stier 9-0-0  Yes 
07/02 Referral to City Manager: Conduct an Investigation or Review of the Telegraph Food Truck Vendors’ Concerns  9-0-0  Yes 
07/02 Request the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to Move Forward with the Adoption of Draft Proposed Rule to Reduce Exposure to Life-Threatening Silica Dust (Continued from June 25, 2013) 9-0-0  Yes 
07/02 Oppose H.R. 1797 Banning Abortions After 20-Weeks of Pregnancy  9-0-0  Yes 
06/25  Request the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to Move Forward with the Adoption of Draft Proposed Rule to Reduce Exposure to Life-Threatening Silica Dust (Continued from May 21, 2013) Held Over  NA 
06/25

 City Manager Referral: Allow Video Screen with Advertisements Inside Taxicabs (Continued from May 21, 2013)
Revised Material 

8-0-1 Yes 
06/11 Refer to the Budget Process: Community Choice Working Group – Berkeley Climate Action Coalition  9-0-0  Yes 
06/11 Support CARA’s Campaign to Protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid  9-0-0  Yes 
06/11 Tenth Annual Berkeley World Music Festival  9-0-0  Yes 
06/11 Support Bank on Student Loan Fairness Act  9-0-0  Yes 
06/04 Support AB 10 (Alejo) to Increase California State Minimum Wage  9-0-0  Yes 
06/04 Support Postal Service Protection Act of 2013  9-0-0  Yes
05/21 Supporting Enforcement of Draft Proposed Rule to Reduce Exposure to Life-Threatening Silica Dust by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (Continued from April 30, 2013)  Held Over  NA 
05/21 City Manager Referral: Allow Video Screen with Advertisements Inside Taxicabs (Continued from April 30, 2013) Held Over  NA 
05/21 Berkeley City Councilmembers Jointly Sign the CREDO Action Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance (Continued from April 30, 2013)  5-1-3  Yes 
05/21 Support a Proclamation to Honor June as Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Questioning and Intersex Pride Month and Authorize City Manager to Fly the Rainbow Flag for the Month of June  9-0-0  Yes 
 05/21 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds   9-0-0  Yes  
05/07  City Manager Referral: Solarizing & Energy Retrofitting Via a Joint Power Agreement (Continued from April 30, 2013)  9-0-0 Yes
05/07  Berkeley City Councilmembers Jointly Sign the CREDO Action Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance (Continued from April 30, 2013)  Held Over NA
05/07  Support SB 240: Require Polling Places on Higher Education Campuses  9-0-0 Yes
05/07  Support HR 675-Part Time Worker Bill of Rights  7-0-2 Yes
05/07  Support SB 52: California DISCLOSE Act  9-0-0 Yes
05/07  Proclamation in Honor of Mary Rudge  9-0-0 Yes
05/07  City Manager Referral: Amending Administrative Regulation 1.11: Half-mast to Include Firefighters, Peace Officers, and Any City of Berkeley Employee who Fall in the Line of Duty, and National Tragedies  9-0-0 Yes
04/30  Telegraph ACTION Plan of Short Term Improvements for 2013 and 2014, to Provide Direction as Requested by City Manager at Worksession (Continued from April 2, 2013)  9-0-0 Yes
04/30  Pacific Center for Human Growth: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (Continued from April 2, 2013)  9-0-0 Yes
04/30  City Manager Referral: Solarizing & Energy Retrofitting Via a Joint Power Agreement (Continued from April 2, 2013)
 Supplemental Agenda Material (PDF) 
Held Over Na
04/30  City Manager Referral: Allow Video Screen with Advertisements Inside Taxicabs (Continued from April 2, 2013)  Held Over NA
04/30  Berkeley City Councilmembers Jointly Sign the CREDO Action Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance (Continued from April 2, 2013)  Held Over NA
04/30  Proclamation Honoring Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month  9-0-0 Yes
04/30  Support HR 532; Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act and End Predatory Lending Practices  9-0-0 Yes
04/30  Supporting the Uniting American Families Act (HR 519 and S 296) to Include LGTB Families in Immigration Reform  9-0-0 Yes
04/30  Supporting Enforcement of Draft Proposed Rule to Reduce Exposure to Life-Threatening Silica Dust by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  Held Over NA
04/30  Support HR 1010; The Fair Minimum Wage Act  9-0-0 Yes
04/30  Support AB 123 (Bonta) School Instruction on Filipino Farm Workers  9-0-0 Yes
04/30  1st Annual Himalayan Film Festival in Berkeley: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to the General Fund and Grant of Such Funds  9-0-0 Yes
04/30  Proclamation in Honor of the 1st Annual Himalayan Film Festival in Berkeley  9-0-0 Yes
04/30  City Manager Referral: Examine the Feasibility of Divesting all City Funds from Fossil Fuel Companies  8-0-1 Yes
04/02  City Manager Referral: Allow Video Screen with Advertisements Inside Taxicabs
 Revised Agenda Material (PDF) 
Held Over NA
04/02  Telegraph ACTION Plan of Short Term Improvements for 2013 and 2014, to Provide Direction as Requested by City Manager at Work Session  Held Over NA
04/02  Pacific Center for Human Growth: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds (Continued from March 19, 2013)  Held Over NA
04/02

Support the American Association of University Women’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month and City Manager referral for Bay Area Women Against Rape Workshops

 Revised Agenda Material (PDF) 

9-0-0 Yes
04/02  Support the Declaration of April 24, 2013 as Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day in Berkeley  9-0-0 Yes
04/02  City Manager Referral: Solarizing & Energy Retrofitting Via a Joint Power Agreement  Held Over NA
04/02  Holocaust Remembrance Day Event: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds To General Fund and Grant of Such Funds  9-0-0 Yes
04/02  Cesar Chavez Commemoration Event: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds  9-0-0 Yes
04/02  Support UNITE HERE! and the Workers at the Hyatt Hotels  8-0-1 Yes
04/02  Urge President Obama to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline  7-0-2 Yes
04/02  Berkeley City Council Members Jointly Sign the CREDO Action Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance  9-0-0 Yes
03/19  City Manager Referral: Helping Food Cart Vendors Reinstatement or Relocation  9-0-0 Yes
03/19  Proclamation in Honor of the 11th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Event  9-0-0 Yes
03/19  Proclamation in Honor of Shen Yun Performing Arts 2013 World Tour  9-0-0 Yes
03/19  Proclamation to Honor Cecelia Hurwich
 Revised Agenda Material 
9-0-0 Yes
03/19  Pacific Center for Human Growth: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds  9-0-0 Yes
03/19  City Manager Referral: Notifying Applicants and Appellants of ZAB Appeal Dates  9-0-0 Yes
03/19  Bring Rodrigo Home – Kids for Kids Resolution
 Revised Agenda Material 
9-0-0 Yes
03/19  Supporting Earth Hour and Participating in the Earth Hour City Challenge  9-0-0 Yes
01/22  Proclamation to Honor Shira Leeder as Ms. Wheelchair California    9-0-0     Yes