Meetings Tagged "Public Works"
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...Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY PARKS, RECREATION AND WATERFRONT –Completed projects: Shorebird Nature Center, Gilman Street Sports Fields (new soccer field). Unfunded capital improvements total $78 Million not including pools which is an additional $30 Million. PUBLIC WORKS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS – Street rehab: funding comes from general fund and grants with an emphasis on arterials...Read More