Councilmember Susan Wengraf
Newsletter #73

Mid-August, 2019

drillEvacuation Practice Drill on August 25th
Wildfire drills map
    The last in a three part series of evacuation practice drills will take place on Sunday, August 25th. If you were not able to participate in the earlier drills, it's not too late.  All you have to do is to send your contact information and address to Read more at the City of Berkeley web page.

  The evacuation practice drills on August 4th and August 11th have provided both residents and the city with extremely valuable information.  That is the goal of the exercises - to identify glitches and problems with the process.  The more people participating, the more information the city can collect.  We need your help identifying all the things that worked, didn't work, need improvement, etc.

    Regardless of where you live, I encourage you to participate in this exercise. All you have to do is sign up at and also sign up for AC ALERT here.  On the morning of the 25th, you will receive a communication telling you where to go if you are evacuating on foot and where to go if you are driving or biking. Grab your go-bag and leave your house.

    Once you arrive at the destination, you will be asked to sign-in. There will be a de-briefing to hear all your questions and concerns. You should be home by 10:30 a.m.
blahblahMeet Me At The Market
  Let's have a conversation!
    I will be at the North Shattuck Farmer's Market on September 26th from 3pm - 5pm.
    Look for my booth and stop by to chat. I look forward to talking with you in person.
electricLearn About Electric Cars

3rd Annual Ride Electric Event
Drive electric 
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Join us at the Downtown Berkeley Farmers' Market

Saturday, September 14 , 11am-3pm, Civic Center Park
    Discover the latest electric and plug-in hybrid cars, e-bikes, and talk to local EV drivers.  Learn about credits, rebates, grants and loans that make plug-in cars AFFORDABLE. Bring the kids to a 100% clean powered bounce house, while you enjoy lunch at the farmers' market.
    Sign up now to attend. If you drive an EV and can showcase it at Ride Electric, please register.
    Co-hosted by Cities of Berkeley, Alameda, Oakland, and El Cerrito, and the Ecology Center.
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acalertEmergency Notifications
     AC Alert will be Berkeley's primary emergency alerting system for the public. It is one of the tools the City of Berkeley uses to communicate emergency information and instructions to the community. AC Alert can send:
  • Voice alerts to phones
  • SMS text messages
  • Email
  • TTY/TDD messages
    Listed AT&T "land lines" are automatically included to receive voice messages from AC Alert for emergency warnings. Community members must sign up to receive voice or text alerts on cell phones, VoIP phones, unlisted phones, TTY/TDDs or through email.

    If you want to receive emergency alerts and updates, sign up for AC Alert.
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  • Have a favorite pothole you want filled?
  • Want to report illegal dumping?
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Susan Wengraf
Berkeley City Council District 6
(510) 981-7160
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