From time to time the City Council will establish temporary advisory bodies such as committees, task forces, and joint subcommittees to study complex issues, develop recommendations and present findings to a lead commission, such as the Planning Commission, or the City Council itself. Temporary advisory bodies notice and hold meetings in accordance with the Brown Act. A defined mission, deadline for reporting back to the City Council and dissolution date is often stated in the resolution that officially creates and empowers the advisory body.
These advisory bodies include:
Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee (DAPAC)
The City of Berkeley Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee (DAPAC) recommended a draft Downtown Area Plan (DAP) for City Council consideration in November 2007, after which it was disbanded. The DAPAC draft can be viewed on the Downtown Area Plan Draft page. Recent DAP developments can be viewed on the Downtown Area Plan page.
Downtown Streets & Open Space Improvement Plan (SOSIP)
The Downtown Streets & Open Space Improvement Plan (SOSIP) Subcommittee made its recommendations to City Council in September 2010, after which it was disbanded. The SOSIP Subcommittee’s recommendations can be viewed at: www.cityofberkeley.info/sosip.
Creeks Task Force
The City of Berkeley Creeks Task Force has completed the task of developing a Creeks Ordinance. The Task Force is no longer an active entity.
To visit the new Creeks Ordinance page click here.
To view the archived Creeks Task Force page click here.