Decisions, decisions. Highlights from the agenda for tonight’s City Council meeting:

  • Whether to restrict official travel to Arizona and cancel contracts with businesses there in reaction to that state’s recently passed law allowing police to question and detain people they think are in the U.S. illegally. Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco have already have passed measures aimed at cutting business ties with companies in Arizona.
  • Whether to continue the reconsideration of Berkeley Iceland (pictured) as a City of Berkeley landmark. Iceland’s owners are asking for a six-month continuation to consider proposals for the site.
  • Whether to increase the residential permit parking fees, following a Public Hearing, which would see annual permit increase 15% from $30.00 to 34.50 from July 1.
  • Whether to authorize payment to the City of Albany (in an amount not to exceed $86,552) to reimburse them  for the construction, maintenance, and monitoring of an owl habitat project at the Albany Plateau as mitigation for the sports fields project at Gilman Street.

Photo: Tracey Taylor.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...