Topics Tagged "Redistricting"
Meetings Tagged "Redistricting"
Item #29 Ratifying Actions to alleviate Brown Act violations Arreguin: Then are you agreeing that there were violations of the Brown Act? I am voting no on this item Anderson: I agree with Councilmember Arreguin as a protest against the actions of this Council. It is a miscarriage of justice. This is an attempt to correct an injustice that you are unwilling to admit took place. It...Read More
Item #18 Approval of the Alameda County Transportation Expenditure Plan Presentation Essentially the same plan that was presented 2 years ago, but better. 30 year plan. There are significant investment dollars for Berkeley. Three will be an increase in population by 30% in next 30 years. Senior population will double. Priorities: BART, bus, ferry. Affordable transit, traffic relief on...Read More
Item #20 Potential ballot measure for November 2014 ballot Staff Presentation 4 elements will be included in the community survey Commercial vacancy tax Begins after 2 years of vacancy .50/sf/month – mayor wants dollar/year and retroactive. Arreguin thinks it should escalate every year and that is should come into effect after 1 year. There will be a hardship appeal Maio wants to include...Read More
Item #Amendment to Election Reform Act – Electronic Filing Staff Presentation Currently using a volunteer system. Looking at mandating electronic filing. Currently using Netfile based in California. Provides online public access to campaign finances. Provided free to candidates and committees. Issue is uploading from excel. There are 3 options: 1. The city could purchase the...Read More
Item #14 Redistricitng Staff presentation Affect on neighborhoods due to redistricting in packet % of latinos in all districts Analyzed BSDC and Simplicity Plan September 10 will be first reading of new ordinance Public Comment Support BSDC Map Total 7 Support BNC Map Total 5 Support United Students District Plan (new plan) Total 3 Don’t pit groups against each other Total 1 Councilmember...Read More
ITEM # 21 ZAB APPEAL 1152 Amador Ave Staff Presentation ZAB addition non-detrimental no shading no view impact. Recommendation to approve. Disclosures as to contact Worthington: received email that councilmembers could not open from appellant so received additional emails from applicant Arreguin: met with appellant discussed project also the property owner about the process and reviewed...Read More
May 29, 2012 – Council Meeting SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY City Manager appointment approved. Charter Amendment Ballot Language approved – will allow district line to deviate from previous border restrictions and councilmembers could be drawn out of their district but allowed to serve out their term. $30M Bond Measure for Streets and Storm Drains and $20M Bond Measure for new warm...Read More
January 17, 2012 - Berkeley City Council Meeting SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY NEW LOCATION FOR COUNCIL MEETINGS: Three sites will be further analyzed with a recommendation presented in May: Florence Schwimley Little Theatre, Berkeley Community College Auditorium, and North Berkeley Senior Center Multi-Purpose Room. Longfellow Middle School Auditorium and West Campus were removed from...Read More
SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY Grant Application for $8.7 million for the Center Street/Strawberry Creek Plaza Project was certified. Restricted Parking was granted to two neighborhoods. Contracts for landfill and construction and demolition materials (C &D) to Waste Management were approved. Revisions to Demolition and Elimination of Dwelling Units Ordinance was approved. Redistricting will...Read More
November 15, 2011 Berkeley City Council Meeting SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACT: Continued until December 6 to review labor issues COUNCIL REDISTRICTING PLANS: Continue with previously approved redistricting process. Next Public Hearing scheduled for January 17th. EXPANDING RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMITS: Staff to review areas not currently covered and return with...Read More