Annotated agenda for Sept. 18 Berkeley City Council meeting

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The Berkeley City Council meeting Tuesday night will focus largely on mutual aid, a topic the council has visited extensively over the past year and which is sure to see a lengthy discussion once again.

The city’s mutual aid agreement is a set of policies regarding procedures observed by the Berkeley Police Department in the event that they are called upon to assist a neighboring city in situations like protests or other emergencies. Berkeley’s mutual aid agreement must be approved each year, which is what the council intends to do following Tuesday’s public hearing on the matter.

The city’s relationship with the Urban Area Security Initiative and detainment are also expected to be discussed.

Also on the agenda for Tuesday is a public hearing on the establishment of a Berkeley Tourism Improvement District, as well as a proclamation that will designate Sept. 23 as Bisexual Pride Day and another in recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 13.

Read the full annotated agenda below:



Adelyn Baxter is the city news editor. Contact her at [email protected]