[chrysalis.activism] Fwd: Second Berkeley City Council Forum coming up this Thursday

Igor Serebryany igor47 at moomers.org
Fri Sep 18 17:19:47 CDT 2020


On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 06:49:54PM -0700, Anna McFall wrote:
> I went to this Q&A. Here's a twitter-thread summary of what D3 candidates
> (Ben Bartlett and Deborah Matthews) said, if you're curious:
> https://twitter.com/bnhca/status/1306762592522625024
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> From: Berkeley Neighbors for Housing and Climate <info at bnhca.org>
> Date: Mon, Sep 14, 2020, 12:54 PM
> Subject: Second Berkeley City Council Forum coming up this Thursday
> To: Anna <annasmcfall at gmail.com>
> Co-sponsored with Walk Bike Berkeley and Cal Berkeley Democrats
> *Berkeley Neighbors for Housing and Climate Action*
> Candidate Forum this Thursday, September 17 The second of BNHCA's co-hosted
> city council candidate forums will take place this Thursday evening. The
> schedule for this event is
> Thursday, 9/17: District 3 (6-6:30pm) & District 5 (6:45-7:15pm).
> The first forum (for D2 and D6) took place last Thursday and was a great
> success, with participation by 6 candidates and an audience of 60 for the
> first session and 40 for the second.
> The last forum, for the mayoral candidates, will take place on Thursday,
> 9/24 at 6 pm.
> Register here
> <https://bnhca.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=580a4c65e3febdd9c7e052e3e&id=09a12fe332&e=bd3053adde>for
> any or all of the forums. After registering, you will receive a
> confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
> If you have a question you'd like to have the candidates address, please
> submit it to info at bnhca.org. There will also be an opportunity to submit
> questions during the forums.
> Other Important News
> Adeline Corridor Subcommittee recommendation meeting: The Planning
> Commission Adeline Corridor Subcommittee recommendations on the Adeline
> Corridor Specific Plan, General Plan and zoning amendments will be
> presented for to the full Planning Commission for consideration and
> discussion at the next Commission meeting on *Wednesday, September 16, 2020
> at 7:00pm. *See here
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> more details on how to participate and comment.
> Our friends at South Berkeley Now
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> have
> crafted a sample email to the planning commission and the city council.
> Click here
> <adelinecorridor at cityofberkeley.info?&cc=council at cityofberkeley.info&cc=apearson at cityofberkeley.info&bcc=info at bnhca.org&subject=Illegal%20Downzoning%20of%20Adeline%20Corridor&body=Dear%20Planning%20Commissioners%20and%20City%20Council:%0D%0A%20%0D%0AAs%20a%20Berkeley%20voter,%20I%20am%20writing%20to%20object%20to%20the%20illegal%20downzoning%20of%20South%20Berkeley%20that%20is%20proposed%20in%20the%20Draft%20Adeline%20Corridor%20Plan.%20%0D%0A%20%0D%0AThe%20Plan's%20proposed%20new%20zoning%20decreases%20FAR,%20height%20and%20number%20of%20stories%20and%20increases%20the%20open%20space%20requirement%20from%20current%20allowable%20zoning.%20As%20many%20Berkeley%20citizens%20have%20pointed%20out%20over%20the%20course%20of%20this%20process,%20such%20downzoning%20is%20illegal%20under%20state%20law%20and%20likely%20to%20subject%20the%20City%20of%20Berkeley%20to%20yet%20another%20expensive%20lawsuit.%20%0D%0A%20%0D%0AInstead,%20I%20request%20that%20the%20Plan%20be%20revised%20so%20that%20it%20significantly%20increases%20the%20housing%20capacity%20along%20the%20transit-rich%20Adeline%20Corridor.%20With%20a%20housing%20and%20climate%20emergency,%20I%20am%20astounded%20that%20the%20Plan%20has%20utterly%20lost%20sight%20of%20one%20of%20the%20main%20goals%20of%20a%20transit-oriented%20planning%20process.%0D%0A%0D%0APlease%20do%20NOT%20finalize%20the%20plan%20as%20currently%20drafted.%20Instead,%20send%20it%20back%20to%20the%20subcommittee%20with%20the%20requirement%20that%20they%20propose%20a%20plan%20that%20will%20result%20in%20significant%20housing%20construction%20along%20the%20Adeline%20Corridor.%0D%0A%0D%0ASincerely%20yours,%0D%0A%0D%0A>
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