january 31 2018

Please join me this Saturday at the Forum to Save Alta Bates

February 3rd, 2018 from 11:00-1:00pm – at the Ed Roberts Campus at 3075 Adeline St in Berkeley.

As you may already be aware, Sutter Health intends to close Alta Bates Hospital – Berkeley’s only acute-care hospital. This move would deprive our community of a critical facility which provides critical emergency services to East Bay residents including but not limited to: labor and delivery, emergency services, and intensive care services. This community forum will include a panel discussion with information about the closure and action items.  You can learn more about the Campaign to Save Alta Bates Berkeley here and RSVP for the Forum here.

As always, I’ve included additional announcements and events below.


Lori Droste

Berkeley City Councilmember, District 8


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City/UC Berkeley/ Student Relations Committee

In an effort to have ongoing dialogue with UC Berkeley about school and city relations, the City has formed a City/UC/Student Relations Committee. This committee consists of City Council Members elected from Districts 4, 6, 7, and 8, two representatives of UC Berkeley undergraduate students, two representatives of UC Berkeley graduate students, and two representatives of UC Berkeley.  The committee’s next meeting is on Monday, February 5, from 3:30 PM to 5 PM at UC Berkeley Senate Chambers, where there will be discussion and action on Group Living Accommodations and other items.


Berkeley CERT Volunteer Meeting: Utility Undergrounding for Emergency Preparedness  February 15, 7pm at 997 Cedar – Utilities Undergrounding for Emergency Preparedness in Berkeley. Hear from Ray Yep and Victoria Legg, representatives of Berkeley’s Fire and Disaster Safety Committee that led this study.