June 21, 2018
Honorable Mayor Jesse Arrequin and Members of the Berkeley City Council: Ben Bartlett, Cheryl Davila, Lori Droste, Sophie Hahn, Kate Harrison, Linda Maio, Susan Wengraf, Kriss Worthington
cc: City of Berkeley City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley, City of Berkeley City Attorney Farimah Brown, City of Berkeley City Clerk
City of Berkeley 2180 Milvia Street Berkeley, CA 94709
In Re: Council Subcommittee Urban Shield Vote
On behalf of Media Alliance’s constituency in your city, I am writing to you with regard to Mayor Arreguin’s statment on June 19, 2018.
The purpose of this letter is to do two things:
- To identify the language in the Berkeley City Charter and municipal code that addresses agreements with other law enforcement agencies, including the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department.
- To provide documentation of two previous Council votes in December of 2015 and June of 2017 in which the council purported to direct the Berkeley Police Department and the Berkeley City Manager in whether or not to participate in the Urban Shield SWAT competition.