At Tuesday’s 7 p.m. meeting, the Berkeley City Council will focus largely on discussing the amendments to the city’s immigration detainees policy.
Earlier this year in June, Berkeley Police Department announced it will not honor its agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold illegal immigrants who are being detained for minor offenses.
This issue arose after the initiation of Secure Communities, which launched in 2008, and raised concerns among residents of Berkeley and elsewhere who say immigrants without any criminal history have also been subject to detainment and deportation.
Also on the agenda for discussion on Tuesday is the Watershed Management Plan, contract amendments to the CalPERS retirement plan and research into the aftermath of the effects of the fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond.
Read the full annotated agenda below:
Daphne Chen covers city government. Contact her at [email protected]
Comments should remain on topic, concerning the article or blog post to which they are connected. Brevity is encouraged. Posting under a pseudonym is discouraged, but permitted. The Daily Cal encourages readers to voice their opinions respectfully in regard to the readers, writers and contributors of The Daily Californian. Comments are not pre-moderated, but may be removed if deemed to be in violation of this policy. Click here to read the full comment policy.