On Tuesday, December 11th before the City Council meeting, important stakeholders will host a press conference to support a Council item from Mayor Arreguin, Councilmember Harrison, Councilmember Hahn, and me. We have co-sponsored an item to direct the city manager to engage with Sutter Health to request a plan to retrofit and rebuild Alta Bates or sell the hospital to an operator who will maintain a full service, acute care hospital in Berkeley.
Join us at the press conference: 4:45pm, Tuesday, Dec. 11, on the steps of City Hall at 2180 Milvia St.
December 11 Council Meeting
2019-2023 Street Paving Plan
- College Ave. from Ashby Ave to the south city limit (around Alcatraz Ave.)
- Forest Ave from College Ave to Claremont Blvd
- Hillegass Ave. from Dwight Ave to Woolsey St.
- Arden Rd. from Panoramic Way to end of street (FY 2018 carryover)
- Canyon Rd. from Panoramic Way through the end of the street (FY 2018 carryover)
- Mosswood Rd. from Panoramic Way through the end of the street (FY 2018 carryover)
- Panoramic Way from Canyon Rd. to east city limit (FY 2018 carryover)
Single Use Disposable Foodware Ordinance
This item would mandate that compostable foodware containers be used for all to-go foods and it would add a 25 cent fee for any disposable cup used. The item also includes mini-grants to support implementation, and includes policies to accommodate special circumstances.
Follow Up: Allowing Paid City Staff and Council Aides to serve on Commissions
Thanks to all of you who wrote to Council about your concerns with this item. It was withdrawn from the agenda so it is no longer under consideration.
As always, you can provide commentary on these items and more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkeley City Councilmember, District 8
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Christmas Caroling in the Elmwood - Mon. 12/17 and Thurs. 12/120
Please join us for the 26th Annual Christmas Caroling in the Elmwood. Stroll on College Ave. with neighbors and merchants. Hot cider and treats follow. Gather at 2901 College Ave at 6:00pm, in front of Sweet Dreams on the corner of College and Russell.
Song sheets provided (includes traditional and secular holiday seasonal lyrics). Carolers travel both sides of College Avenue, north and south of Ashby. Come to one caroling stroll or both, Monday and Thursday.
If you arrive late, look for us along the sidewalks from Russell to Webster. Singers of all abilities, families, children, and carolers of all ages welcome.