Meetings Tagged "Infrastructure"

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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December 13, 2011 – Special Meeting, Federal/State Budget Cuts, Public Facility Capital Needs

SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY Federal and State cuts continue to decrease beyond that which was anticipated in the current budget cycle.  Revenues continue to decline- specifically in property transfer tax, interest income and moving violations.  Anticipated deficit:  $1.8 Million Public Facility Capital needs:  $127.8 Million unfunded.  Due primarily to deferred maintenance, seismic upgrade and...

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November 15 – Special Meetings: Street Report and Interim City Manager Appointment

November 15, 2011 - Berkeley City Council Workshop Pavement Management System and Capital Needs   SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY Berkeley streets have a rating of 58 on the Pavement Condition Index as indicated by MTC.  The regional PCI goal is 75.  It will cost $46 Million to get to an average of 80 with no residual underfunding.  The most likely capital infusion options will be $17.5 Million...

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October 25, 2011 – Watershed Management Workshot

October 25, 2011 - Watershed Management Plan Update SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY Goals of the Watershed Management Plan are to reduce flooding, protect water quality, preserve natural waterways and their habitat, re-use rainwater and come into EPA regulatory compliance.  Cost for the entire program would be $207.5 million = assessment of $238/year per single family residence (current storm water...

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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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May 3, 2011 – Regular Meeting

SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY HOUSING AND CHILD CARE MITIGATION FEES:  There has not been an updated report since 1993 and pursuant to California government code requirements this needs to be done every 5 years.  These fees are one-time events that are a component of new development fees and there are unexpended fees currently held in suspense.  Council was split on the benefit of these fees vs....

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May 3, 2011 – Special Meeting Proposed FY 2012 and 2013 Biennial Budget

SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY General Fund deficit for FY 2012 – 2013 is projected at $9.2 Million.  These are due primarily to cuts in Federal and State funds, declining revenues and an increase in employee health and retirement costs.  City staff is balancing the budget by cutting expenses which will impact the delivery of city services.  Fees to property owners will also increase or there...

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