Achievements

Cheryl Davila has earned the title, “The Voice of the People,” for her work on behalf of residents in her district, including youth and the homeless, and the environment.

Under her principled and accountable leadership, the city has:

  • Adopted the third Climate Emergency Declaration in the country
  • Stopped Berkeley’s participation in Urban Shield
  • Posted “Welcome to the City of Berkeley, Ohlone Territory” signs 
  • Expanded the criteria for opening Berkeley’s Emergency Storm Shelter
  • Banned the Sale of Flavored Tobacco 
  • Created a Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force, a coalition of elected officials, activists, and organizations leading a regional just transition to a regenerative economy
  • Established an RV/Tiny Home Solutions to Homelessness Task Force, a regional task force protecting the human rights of curbside communities and fighting the criminalization of poverty
  • Instigated “Voices Against Violence,” a program designed to support young people who are at risk of involvement in gangs and/or gun violence in Berkeley
  • Ushered in “Mobilize Berkeley,” a program to mobilize Berkeley on climate through education, town halls, and healing in collaboration with Berkeley faith leaders, community-based organizations, gardens, and University of California at Berkeley students. 
  • Arranged for the West Campus pool to be open all year 
  • Expanded the shower program for the homeless:
    • Introduced a new shower program at West Campus pool and Dignity on Wheels, a program that includes showers, washers and dryers, toilets, and case management

Cheryl also does the following:

  • Holds monthly open office hours to listen to residents and businesses
  • Attends and sponsors many community events and programs
  • And much, much more (see below)!

Legislative Achievements:

To see full list of achievements, including community events, from this year, check the 2019 newsletter:

2019 Newsletter

2019 legislative counsel items put forth by and co-sponsored (*) by Cheryl Davila of District 2:

To see full list of achievements from this year, check the 2018 newsletter:

2018 Newsletter

2018 legislative counsel items put forth by and co-sponsored (*) by Cheryl Davila of District 2: 

To see full list of achievements, including community events, from this year, check the 2017 newsletter:

2017 Newsletter

2017 legislative counsel items put forth by and co-sponsored (*) by Cheryl Davila of District 2:

  • Budget Referral: Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow Budget Augmentation *
  • Ordinance Amending the Berkeley Municipal Code to Establish Ability to Pay Provisions Regarding Parking Fines and Fees in Accordance with Guidelines Established in Assembly Bill 503 *
  • Opposition to H.R. 38 and S. 446 (Concealed Carry Reciprocity) *
  • Consider The Homeless: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
  • Adopt an Ordinance Amending BMC 12.27 to Allow Existing Berkeley Licensed Medical Cannabis Businesses Into the New State Adult Use Regulation and Taxation System *
  • Bilingual Helpdesk at California International Airports
  • Budget Referral: Berkeley Youth Alternatives
  • Berkeley High African American Studies Department: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Fund to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds *
  • Healthy Black Families, Inc.: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Fund to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds *
  • Discussion on and Decision Regarding the Relocation of Council Chambers from 2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way *
  • Dia de Los Muertos Celebration: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds *
  • Budget Referral: Prioritize Installation of Traffic Lights, HAWK Lights, or Stop Signs at the Intersection of Dwight Way and California Street in the 2017 MidYear Budget Process *
  • Amendments to the Signage Ordinance, Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 20.16 and Chapter 20.08 *
  • Establishing Berkeley Homeless Fund *
  • Referral to the City Manager, the Community Environmental Advisory Commission, and the Parks and Waterfront Commission – Equitable Access to Greenspace *
  • Ban on Receipts Made with BPA and Other Phenols *
  • Condemn the Burmese Government’s Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingya and Support Adoption of Resolution by the United Nations Security Council *
  • Support the Medicare for All Act of 2017 *
  • Proactive Response to Statewide Hepatitis A Outbreak *
  • Referral to the City Manager and Parks and Waterfront Commission to Create a Policy to Establish a Commemorative Tree Program *
  • Reporting City Expenses Associated with Event and Protest Activity *
  • Request for Information Regarding Grant Writing Services from Specialized Grant Writing Firms *
  • BrasArte’s 13th Annual Brazilian Day/Lavagem Festival: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
  • Referral to the City Manager to Provide a Public Master List of the Legislation on which the City Council Has Taken a Position *
  • Amendments to the Signage Ordinance, Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 20.16 *
  • Support for Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s Refusal to Provide Personal Data of Voters to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
  • Voter Registration Forms in All City Buildings on Their Main Floors
  • Referral to the Community Environmental Advisory Commission and the City Manager: Anti-Idling Ordinance *
  • Support AB 485 to Outlaw Puppy Mills, Send Letter in Support to Senator Skinner and Assembly members Thurmond, O’Donnell, and Dababnah *
  • Support California AB 1320 to End the Use of Private Prisons *
  • Referral to the Civic Arts Commission and City Manager to Identify All Funds Attributed to Festivals *
  • Amending City of Refuge Policy Regarding Procedures during ICE Interaction *
  • Authorizing Transfer of Funds to Rent Board for Eviction Defense Contracts *
  • Study of Civic Center Revitalization, Including the Veteran’s Memorial and Old City Hall Buildings and Civic Center Park *
  • Support SB 169: Strengthening Enforcement of Sex Equity in Schools Receiving State Financial Assistance *
  • Referral to the Civic Arts Commission and City Manager to Identify All Funds Attributed to Festivals *
  • Expediting Elements of Previous Council Referral to Study Possible Scenarios of the Loss of Federal Funds *
  • Vitality of University Avenue *
  • Support Oakland Public Defender Brooks’ Efforts to Keep In-Custody Arraignment Hearings in Oakland
  • Support for AB 932 – Bill Giving San Francisco and San Diego Flexibility to Build Shelters and Transitional Housing for Unsheltered Homeless Residents *
  • Support for SB 33: Bill Prohibiting Financial Institutions from Forcing Consumers to Give up Legal Rights when the Bank has Committed Intentional Fraud Against Them *
  • Support of AB 214: Postsecondary Education, Student Hunger *
  • Expedited Review for Affordable Housing Projects *
  • Support the City of Oakland’s Efforts to Create a Public Bank *
  • Official City Sponsor of 2017 Berkeley High School All-Class Reunion: Relinquishment of Council Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
  • Berkeley Bliss Event: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds *
  • Persian New Year Festival: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds *
  • Expedited Review for Affordable Housing Projects *
  • Release Center for Police Equity Report on Fair and Impartial Policing in Berkeley
  • Replacement Mural for Center for Independent Living (CIL) *
  • Amendments to Housing Retention Program *
  • Direction to the Children, Youth, and Recreation Commission: Tackle the Summer Learning Loss for Elementary School Children *
  • Referral to the City Manager to Provide a Bi-Annual Housing Pipeline Report *
  • Referral to the Commission on the Status of Women and the Labor Commission: Banning Prior Salary Considerations on Job Applications in the City of Berkeley *
  • Consideration of Universal Design Standards in City Projects *
  • Luna Dance Institute: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
  • Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center: Relinquishment of Council Office Budget Funds to General Fund and Grant of Such Funds
  • Budget Referral: Youth Listening Campaign & Citywide Master Plan ($30K allocated)
  • City Co-sponsorship of Berkeley Humane Bark (& Meow) Around the Block Adopt-A-Thon and Street Fair
  • City Co-sponsorship of Berkeley Humane 4th Annual Pints for Paws
  • Proclaiming May 2017 as Mental Health Month
  • Budget Referral for Three Beacon Lights and/or Flashing Yield Signs
  • Referral to the City Manager: Adopt Section 8 Landlord Incentives
  • Budget Referral for Legal and Mental Health Support for Immigrant and Religious Communities Targeted by Trump
  • Budget Referral: Equitable Planning & Development Proposal
  • Support of AB and SB 10, the California Money Bail Reform Act *
  • Support of SB 687 – Attorney General Authority on Hospital Closures *
  • Budget Referral: Develop Plan for San Pablo Avenue *
  • Support of SB 687 – Attorney General Authority on Hospital Closures *
  • Fresh Start Resolutions: Reconstitution of the Board of Library Trustees, by removal and replacement of President Julie Holcomb and Vice President Jim Novosel *
  • Issue an RFP to Develop a Specific Housing Project with Units and Facilities Appropriate for Formerly Homeless and Other Very Low Income Residents *
  • Anti-Displacement Public Advocate *
  • Signage Ordinance, Amending BMC Chapter 20.20.020 *
  • Support AB 1316 (Quirk and Weber) Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
  • Adopt a resolution opposing religious and ethnic registries, participation in the federal executive order of an immigration ban and restricting the use of city resources to support such registries and bans
  • Tenant Protection Ordinance, Amending BMC Chapter 13.79 *
  • Budget Referral: “Berkeley Inclusion in Opportunity Index”- Request Availability Study for Affirmative Action in City Contracting *