Member Resources Newsletter July 8th, 2016



July 8th, 2016
“Summer is here! So you can start enjoying the days, but especially the starry nights. Wait for your shooting star and make a wish!” — Calendar designed by Verónica Valenzuela from Spain.

Welcome back! Hope y'all are having a great week. In this newsletter we have info on job opportunities with the BSC, the hook up with some $3 same-day grocery deliveries, info on the Ridge/CZ Block Party coming up, and ways for you to support affordable housing in Berkeley! All good stuff. 

We're also continuing our secret word search in this newsletter--if you can figure out the word and submit it here, you could win tickets to the CZ/Ridge Block Party! Free food and drink included! Hella worth it, so give it a try and enjoy the newsletter!

The BSC still has OPEN job opportunities for Summer & Fall!  Check out the links below for more info. 

Applications are due at 10am, Monday, 7/11

 J-O-B's starting in Summer!


 J-O-B's starting in Fall

On Tuesday, July 12 (7pm at 2134 MLK Jr. Way), the Berkeley City Council will vote to increase the amount of money that developers are required to contribute to affordable housing  projects like the BSC.  Unfortunately however, there is a loophole in the law that would allow developers to avoid paying a significant amount of the fee.  To help close the loophole and fund more affordable housing in Berkeley, send an email to both This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.* AND This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.*. A template letter is contained below:

*The template letter below is already contained in the email links, all you need to do is click on the links and send them from your email!
Subject: Fix The Mitigation Fee Loophole: Require Developers to Pay the Full Mitigation Fee (Amend Item 31)

Dear Berkeley City Councilmembers,
I am writing to you about item 31 (Revisions to the Affordable Housing Mitigation Fee), specifically to ask you to close a loophole in the item that would reduce our ability to fund affordable housing.  Although I support raising both the mitigation fee and  the number of below-market-rate units accepted in-lieu of the fee (both of which have always been too low), I strongly oppose discounting the fee for projects which pay the fee early.  Although well-intentioned, this discount will only serve to reduce the money available for affordable housing.

Developers are jumping at the opportunity to build in Berkeley due to the high rents that can be extracted, making a discount for early payment not only unnecessary but in fact harmful.  Near-every developer will choose the discount, making the real fee artificially low and denying the housing trust fund of desperately needed funds. Please close the loophole by eliminating the mitigation fee discount.
Hi residents of Berkeley Student Coop, my name is Shun Lin and I am a resident of Rochdale over the summer.  I want to share with you guys a great Berkeley startup whose grocery delivery service I have used countless times.  Moverbutteroffers $3 SAME-DAY grocery delivery service from Trader Joe’s, Safeway, 99 ranch, and even Costco (they are adding more stores soon!).  You can even order groceries from different stores in the same order.  Their customer service is literally the best I ever seen.  Here is the link to their website, give them a try, I guarantee you that you will love their services!!
Many of y'all found the secret word in our last BSC newsletter-"cooperate." We did a random drawing of our decoders we found our winner: Emily Doyle of Cloyne!! Congrats!

Emily won 2 tickets to the CZ/Ridge Project Block Party event Sunday, September 25th! These tickets include free food, beer, wine, and live music.

Want to get hooked up with tickets too? Find the secret word in this newsletter and submit it here!

Want more info on the Block Party? Scroll down!


Art by CZ alum Joshua Barish!
The Berkeley Student Cooperative is celebrating the 50th anniversary of our first and only custom-built co-op house in a big way! Everybody is invited to the party on Sunday, September 25th!

Tickets* are available here:
Your entry ticket includes food and drink!

Things You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Top Dog & El Tonayense Food Trucks
  • Beer Garden
  • Live Music

*SAVE $5 if you buy your ticket before September 1, otherwise they cost:

$30 general/$20 recent grad advance tickets
$40/at the door for all
Reserved parking available for advance purchase

This will the biggest party in the history of the BSC! Don't miss it!
That's all for this newsletter! Hope y'all enjoyed it. If you have any questions or submissions for the next newsletter, shoot me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Think you know the secret word? Submit it here and win tickets to the CZ/Ridge Block Party