Committee on Government Affairs March 5, 2012
Calvin Fong, Senior Aide to the Mayor will be our guest speaker for the
Government Affairs meeting.
He will be discussing the upcoming March 6 City Council public hearing on the
Downtown Area Plan.
When: Monday, March 5, 2012 ~ 12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Where: Berkeley Chamber of Commerce 1834 University Ave., Second Floor
Please Bring your Brown Bag Lunch and note that Space is limited
In November 2010, Measure R (.pdf) was approved by the citizens of Berkeley - by an overwhelming 64% (and not less than 54% in each of the 8 council districts!).
Measure R contained a vision for the downtown, which then needed specific definition by the Planning Commission. On November 16 and December 7, 2011, the Commission conducted a public hearing on the DAP, related General Plan Amendments, and implementing zoning language (the proposed Commercial Downtown Mixed Use zoning district, the Green Pathway zoning chapter, and new definitions). The Commission voted to recommend adoption of these project elements by the City Council, as amended by the Commission.
On March 6, the Commission's recommendations will be the subject of a
City Council Public Hearing.
The Draft Downtown Area Plan, draft General Plan amendments and draft zoning text can be viewed by clicking here or , at the Permit Service Center, 2120 Milvia Street, or at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street.