Meetings Tagged "Refuse/Garbage/Ecology Center/Curbside Recycling"
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...Read More
November 8, 2011 - City Council Meeting SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY AGREEMENTS WITH OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES: Non-controversial agreements will be separated and placed on a future consent calendar. Controversial items will be place on future agendas for further discussion. There was much public comment on this item. CONTRACTS FOR LANDFILL SERVICES: Continued until December 6 to...Read More
November 8, 2011 - Workshop Guidelines for Cell Phone Use, Solid Waste Operation and Financial Update SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY CELL PHONE USE: A draft ordinance regarding posting warnings of the use of Cell Phones will be placed on a future agenda SOLID WASTE OPERATION: 1-man truck training has begun, roll out is targeted for July 2012. Employees are requesting more involvement in the...Read More
October 25, 2011 - Berkeley City Council Meeting SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY PURCHASE OF NEW REFUSE TRUCKS: Postponed until November 8 CLOSURE OF GUANTANAMO AND CLEARED DETAINEES: Berkeley will be offered as a possible relocation option for cleared detainees. HONORING THE LIFE OF GERONIMO: Language in the letter is being revised and will return to Council for vote on November...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
SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY An outside consultant was engaged to identify efficiencies/savings in Berkeley’s various refuse departments. The report indicated a potential savings of approximately $5million if functions were streamlined/outsourced. The SEIU (union currently responsible for collecting garbage and green recycling) provided a similar report that identified significant flaws in...Read More
Media Items Tagged "Refuse/Garbage/Ecology Center/Curbside Recycling"
Fire and police officials earn more than Berkeley managers April 27, 2011 Berkeleyside Public Employee Pensions Much Higher than Advertised Daniel Borenstein Contra Costa Times, February 5, 2011 Berkeley Benefit Debt Daniel Borenstein Contra Costa Times, January 9, 2011 The Public Eye: Understanding Berkeley’s Budget Woes Zelda Bronstein Berkeley Daily Planet, March 24, 2011 Berkeley...Read More