February Meeting Notes

Hi Neighbors!

We had a lovely meeting with Councilmember Max Anderson last night. Notes are available on the website (https://caljulia.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/february-meeting-summary/)

Unfortunately, due to illnesses and last-minute scheduling he was not able to bring the City staff he had hoped would be able to discuss our intersection concerns. We are planning on holding a more comprehensive meeting this spring where staff can bring specific responses to our requests. More information will be shared when it’s available.

Max did, however, bring someone from the Fire Department to talk about emergency preparedness. This was unexpected, but appreciated, since some neighbors had been asking about what preparations have been made in our neighborhood. Details are also in the notes (above), but briefly here are the top 3 take home messages:

1. Register your phone with the Berkeley Emergency Notification System (BENS) (aka "reverse 911").

2. Read "5 Critical Steps" to prepare (note that Set #5 on the list is accomplished just by coming to CalJulia events!)
http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/uploadedFiles/Fire/5EQSTEPS.pdf (PDF)

3. Consider CERT Training to prepare yourself, your family, and your community. If 4-5 people in our neighborhood are trained, the City will provide the neighborhood with an cache of emergency supplies.

Visit the City’s website for more information about this and to read much, much more information about emergency preparedness.

Get Ready Berkeley: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/getready/
Office of Emergency Services: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/fire/OES/

Hope you are all staying healthy (or quickly getting better!),


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