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April 29, 2010

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ANNOTATED AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010

7:00 P.M.

Longfellow Middle School - 1500 Derby Street (at Sacramento)
Berkeley, CA 94703

Tom Bates, Mayor

Councilmembers:

District 1 – Linda Maio

District 5 – Laurie Capitelli

District 2 – Darryl Moore

District 6 – Susan Wengraf

District 3 – Max Anderson

District 7 – Kriss Worthington

District 4 – Jesse Arreguin

District 8 – Gordon Wozniak

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call:  7:04 p.m Absent: Councilmember Anderson.

Public Comment – Items on this agenda only – 101 speakers.

Action Calendar:

1. Bus Rapid Transit Build Alternative (PDF)

Supplemental Agenda Material (PDF)

Communication from Bates, Maio, Capitelli (PDF)

From: City Manager
Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution forwarding a build alternative to AC Transit for study in its FEIS/R.
Financial Implications: See report
Contact: Dan Marks, Planning and Development, 981-7400

Action: M/S/C (Moore/Capitelli) to direct AC transit to consider the following local preferred build alternative for study in its Final Environmental Impact Study/Report.

Alternative B – Reduced Impact proposal (including Rapid Bus Plus) revised to reflect the following:

  • Shattuck Square (east side of triangle) will have no bus service, and will be calmed, to two lanes northbound for parking, loading and increased pedestrian space.  Right turns only from Shattuck Square to Addison or University.

and to include the following additional features:

  • NextBus (realtime) schedule signage
  • Standardization proof of payment system
  • Security features
  • Minimize parking loss
  • Priority signalization
  • Northbound BRT termination near Hearst Street and Oxford Street or Berkeley Way and Oxford Street.

Also to be included if technically or financially feasible:

  • Elevated , near-level and/or level boarding platforms
  • Far side bus stations combined with queue jump lanes when needed.

Vote: Ayes: Maio, Moore, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates.  Absent: Anderson. 

Action: M/S/C (Wozniak/Moore) to suspend the rules of procedure and extend the meeting to 11:30 p.m.

Vote: Ayes: Maio, Moore, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Wozniak, Bates.  Absent: Anderson.

Adjournment: 11:14 p.m.

Communications (PDF)

-None

Supplemental Communications and Reports 1 (PDF)

Item 1: Bus Rapid Transit Build Alternative

  • Supplemental materials, submitted by Planning & Development (see agenda item)

1.    Ignacio Dayrit (2)
2.    Gordon Wozniak, District 8 (3)
3.    Jonathan Evans
4.    Alan Tobey
5.    Wei-Ling Huber, on behalf of UNITE HERE Local 2850
6.    Doug Buckwald (8)
7.    Shirley Dean
8.    Barbara Gilbert
9.    Amrita Singhal
10. Joseph Stubbs
11. Mim Hawley
12. Roy Nakadegawa
13. Stuart Flashman
14. Brit Harvey
15. Joel Ramos
16. Kent Lewandowsk
17. Steve Schwartz
18. Charles Siegel, on behalf of Friends of Bus Rapid Transit (FBRT)
19. Steven Keller
20. Emunah Hauser
21. Michael Katz (2)
22. Phil Morton
23.  “Yes! Let’s Study BRT!” (7 form letters on file)
24. Tom Bates, Mayor; Linda Maio, District 1; and Laurie Capitelli, District 5

Supplemental Communications and Reports 2 (PDF)

Item 1: Bus Rapid Transit Build Alternative

25. Unknown
26. Russell Andavall
27. Anna Field (2)
28. Kathryn Hetzner
29. Margaret Diamond
30. Peter Allen
31. Diana Dorinson
32. Marcy Greenhut

 

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