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On the agenda: Berkeley City matters

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 […]

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On tonight’s council agenda: balloons, ferries, noise

There are three notable items on tonight’s city council agenda. The Community Environmental Advisory Commission is seeking a declaration that balloons “pose environmental and other physical hazards when released into the environment”. That sounds like a stereotypical, laughable Berkeley initiative, but if you read the report to the council, you’ll probably change your mind. Balloons […]

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On the agenda for the City Council

Tonight’s city council meeting has both substantive and symbolic items on the agenda. The council meeting is webcast from 7pm. There will be a first reading of an ordinance requiring employers with 10 or more employees to offer a pre-tax payroll deduction for commuter benefits. As part of the economic stimulus legislation passed in February, […]