With a slated Aug. 27 Berkeley rally top of mind, the council held a special meeting and voted to allow a ban on certain items in a designated area for one day.
Neo-Nazis and white supremacists should not be allowed to demonstrate their hateful propaganda in Berkeley without a stand by counter demonstrators.
Chapman has been charged with felony possession of a leaded stick and faces up to a year in jail.
The "No to Marxism in America" rally will be the fourth such event in Civic Center Park this year, an many are on higher alert after tragic events in Charlottesville.
"This rally, and its hateful rhetoric, is not welcome in Berkeley," Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín said.
After a summer of will-they-won't-they, UC Berkeley has said Ben Shapiro can speak at Zellerbach Hall on Sept. 14.
An Alameda County sheriff's office link on Twitter to a prominent white supremacist's press conference late Monday night prompted concern and raised questions online.
The new chancellor has inherited a university that is politically fragmented and financially distressed.
Nathan Damigo, who has been building white supremacy group Identity Evropa, used Berkeley as a testing ground for Charlottesville.
Several hundred people turned up Sunday evening for a march and candlelit vigil in Berkeley organized after the events in Charlottesville over the weekend.
Internet users identified Cole White in images of Charlottesville protesters.
Clanton is the only person to be charged in connection with the violent April 15 rally so far.
The Berkeley Revolution website is brimming with long-lost photos and documents of life in Berkeley in the 1970s.