Black Lives Matter – Kriss Worthington 1.17.15

Happy New Year!

I wanted to wish everyone a very happy New Year. Our office is always open to hearing new ideas that can help make Berkeley better.  Feel free to contact our office.

City Council to Discuss Black Lives Matter Protests & Police Improvements                                                     – January 17 @ 10 a.m.
Special Council meeting Saturday at Ed Roberts Campus Atrium                                                                         – 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Improving Police and Community Relations: Discuss possible ways to improve community and police relations and addressing our response to what occurred in Ferguson, Missouri and beyond that will result in positive steps the City Council can pursue.


Martin Luther King Day of Service & Events

Volunteer Day of Service – Bay Area

· All For Good                                                                                                                                                                     <>

· East Bay Parks                                                        <>

· EcoHouse<> Garden workday: Monday, January 19, 2015, 9am-1pm. Location: EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins Street (enter via garden entrance on Peralta Ave, around the corner just past the Karl Linn Community Garden), Berkeley CA 94702. Wear clothes you can get dirty. Light snacks provided.                                                                                                                                              RSVP to Carrie Bennett,                                    <>,                                                                                                                      (510) 548-2220 x239

More Events, Marches, Resources:

· Movement Generation’s Class & Ecology Series                                 <>,                   Jan. 22nd

· Northern Cal MLK Foundation                                             <>                                                                                              (march & events at Yerba Buena Gardens)

· ColorLines article<> on how to be a racial justice hero, on MLK day and all year round:

· IndyBay list of MLK Jr. Day events          <>
Berkeley Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast                                                                                            – January 19 @ 8 a.m.
Hs Lordships @ 199 Seawall Drive
Ticket available at                              <> ($25 each)

Strawberry Creek Park Capital Improvements – January 21 @ 6:30 p.m.
Corporation Yard in the Green Room @ 1326 Allston Way,
Discussion on using Measure WW funds to use to improve Strawberry Creek Park
Sponsored by the Parks and Recreation & Waterfront Department

Community Forum: GO BERKELEY Parking- January 22 @ 6:30 p.m.
Claremont Branch Library @ 2940 Benvenue Ave
Discussion on goBerkeley parking program in the Elmwood District and the City

Berkeley Neighborhood Council – January 24th @ 10 a.m.
Art House Gallery @ 2905 Shattuck Ave
Discussion on improving the quality of life in Berkeley neighborhoods

City Council meeting Tuesday – January 27 @ 7p.m.
Old City Hall @ 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

A. Our office introduced an item to increase funding for the Berkeley                                                         Project at UC Berkeley.

B. Support adding a language translator for the City website.

Berkeley Disaster Prep Neighborhood Network – January 29 @ 6:30 p.m.
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalitsts @ 1606 Bonita Avenue,                                                    corner of Cedar and Bonita.
Guest speaker Timothy Burroughs, Chief Resilience Officer, will discuss                                                          the grant Berkeley received from the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient                                            Cities network.

Public Hearing on the 2015-2023 Housing Element
North Berkeley Senior Center – 1901 Hearst Ave
February 4th and 18th at 7 p.m.

City Open Data is Live
Check out this very new cool tool.                          <>
We are especially eager to hear what data sets the public most want available and any suggestions for improving this pilot project.

Gun Violence Prevention Summit 2015 – March 6 – 8, 2015
Generation Progress, formerly Campus Progress, is hosting a gun violence prevention conference.
Open to 18-35 year olds, travel and lodging provided.
To apply:                                                                                                           

Kriss Worthington
City of Berkeley, District 7
2180 Milvia Street, 5th Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-7170 phone
(510) 981-7177 fax<>





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