Meetings Tagged "Affordable Housing"

July 31, 2012 – Council Meeting

July 31, 2012 – Council Meeting Item # 21  Changing the title of the Sunshine Ordinance on the Ballot Public Comment Further changes are necessary to provide clarity to the voters.  The Sunshine Ordinance need to be included in the description – it conforms to the petitions that were signed by the public. The financial impact report that establishes the cost of the initiative has not...

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May 15, 2012 – Special Meeting: Affordable Housing Survey

SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY  Survey of affordable housing tenants in non-profit housing projects and inclusionary housing units.  Residents are happy in both situations primarily due to convenience.  Nonprofit residents have greater support and access to social services.  Inclusionary tenants do not get the same neighborhood support structure but live in a upscale environment.  There are...

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March 13, 2012 – Special Meeting: Downtown Area Plan

March 13, 2012 Special Meeting – Downtown Area Plan  SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY Clarifications were made, questions answered and direction was provided by Council to issues resulting from the public hearing on the Downtown Area Plan on March 5, 2012.  There is no guarantee of zero net loss in parking.  Hours of Operation will remain from 6am to 2am with exceptions requiring an AUP.  5-year...

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February 28, 2012 – City Council Meeting

February 28, 2012 - Berkeley City Council Meeting SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY  PLASTIC RECYCLING:  City staff was directed to research the possibility of expanding recycling to include plastics.  This would not affect the work around the ban on plastic bags and would include a public education component BOND MEASURE:  Approval was granted to conduct a survey for a $100Million infrastructure...

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October 11, 2011 – Development Fee Workshop

SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY  Presentation was made by ASCOM based on current and proposed development fees for new projects in downtown Berkeley.  Rental Housing, Condominiums and Office Building scenarios were studied at heights of 60, 120’ and 180 feet.  Results indicated that rental housing in taller buildings on larger parcels were consistently feasible.  Condominiums were not feasible. ...

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July 12, 2011 – Council Meeting

July 12, 2011 Berkeley City Council Meeting SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY  COMMUNITY CONSERVATION CENTER RECYCLABLES PROCESSING SERVICES CONTRACT:  New 4 year contract approved with lower operating costs and profit sharing with the city. WEST BEREKELEY PROJECT – Threshold for approvals with only a zoning certificate were lowered to 10,000 square feet in all districts other than in Mixed Use...

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June 14, 2011 – Regular Council Meeting

June 14, 2011 Berkeley City Council Meeting SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY JULY 4TH CELEBRATION, SB375 SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES STRATEGY AND COMMERCIAL DISTRICT ZONING CHANGES were taken off the Consent Calendar and discussed at length (see notes below) HOUSING MITIGATION FEE:  Previous concerns (e.g. 10% units-in-lieu, 50% AMB, comparable unit requirements and density bonus rates) were addressed in...

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May 31, 2011 – Special Meeting – Affordable Housing Impact Fee

May 31, 2011 Berkeley City Council Special Meeting Affordable Housing Impact Fee   SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY Staff returned to Council with a proposal including suggested modifications for a housing mitigation fee for new developments of $20,000/unit.  The rationale for this amount is based on a recent Nexus study which indicated that for every 100 units constructed there is a need for 10...

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Council Meeting January 25, 2011

SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY WEST BERKELEY PLAN Much controversy exists over the new West Berkeley Plan – over 50 people spoke during public comment.  Public comment has been held over to the February 8 meeting and consideration is given to expanding into a third meeting.   A sense of urgency exists to accommodate the LBNL request for proposal for a new East Bay campus. OPEN GOVERNMENT...

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