January 12, 2015

Councilmember Lori Droste, District 8 January 12, 2014 Newsletter

Dear Neighbor -- Happy New Year! I hope you had a safe and fun holiday vacation. There are several exciting events coming up this month that are great ways to provide input on the future of Berkeley, details below.

We have two special City Council meetings coming up on January 13th (addressing zoning proposals) and January 17th (addressing police and community relations), followed by our regular City Council meeting on January 20th. Click here to see the agendas. As always, your comments and feedback are welcome.

Improving Police and Community Relations

Please join me for a special City Council meeting to discuss possible ways to improve police and community relations in Berkeley. This meeting will provide a chance for public comment and a facilitated discussion.

When: Saturday, Jan 17, 10am, Ed Roberts Campus Atrium - 3075 Adeline St.

4th Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast Celebration

You are invited to the 4th Annual Berkeley MLK Breakfast Celebration! Join Faith, Community, and Civic Leaders at this fun event. Get more details and information on purchasing tickets here.

When: Monday, Jan 19, 8-10am at Hs Lordships (Berkeley Marina) 199 Seawall Dr. Berkeley.

Shape the Future of Parking in the Elmwood

Are you concerned about parking in your neighborhood? Learn the results of the yearlong goBerkeley parking pilot from the City of Berkeley's Transportation division staff. Read more information about this event here.

When: Thursday, Jan. 22, 6-8pm, Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave.

Willard Play Area Renovation: Neighborhood Meeting

The City has an opportunity to renovate part of the Willard Park Play Area using Measure WW funds. What do you want to see the play area look like? Read more information here.

When: Saturday, Jan. 24, 10-11:30am in the Corporation Yard Green Room, 1326 Allston Way

Commissioner Spotlight

I’m thrilled to introduce Nathan Dahl as my recent appointment on the Children, Youth, and Recreation Commission. Nathan Dahl is Berkeley native and current D8 resident. He works as a Community Development Project Coordinator for the City of Berkeley overseeing community outreach and compliance with the City’s Minimum Wage Ordinance. In his spare time, he serves as the Lead Advisor of the Berkeley Chapter of California's Youth and Government where he works with 10 advisors and 100+ high school delegates. Nathan is also one of the coaches for the Berkeley Rhinos, a local high school rugby club and is a member of the Berkeley Men’s Rugby Club. Nathan has a long history of participating in City of Berkeley camp programs and recreation leagues ranging from being a camper and counselor at Berkeley Day Camp, a lifelong camper at Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp, and participating in recreation activities and leagues including swimming, baseball, basketball softball, flag football and boxing from his earliest days as a child growing up in Berkeley through adulthood. In his role as Children, Youth, and Recreation Commissioner, he wants to continue and expand his role in serving the youth and citizens of Berkeley by ensuring that the city continues to provide excellent and affordable recreation activities, camps and facilities.

Sincerely,

Lori Droste

Councilmember Lori Droste http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/council8/

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