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goBerkeley Parking Pilot enters a new phase

The City wants to hear from you about your experiences and what you think should happen next.

goBerkeley, which will run from July 2013 to March 2015, adjusted parking prices, time limits, and parking signs to better match visitor needs, while providing free transit passes and subsidized carshare memberships to employees and residents in three Pilot Areas:  Downtown, Southside/Telegraph, and the Elmwood. Continue reading

Do the City’s Email Alerts Work?

Now they do!

I am subscribed to alerts for the Council and four commissions, but hadn’t seen anything for a long time. I checked the “Subscribe” link on a couple of Commission webpages, and they led nowhere. Many residents are complaining that they’ve been blindsided by a new ordinance from the Energy Commission, so I wondered, is the system working at all? I complained to the Council, citing the proposed ordinance (BESO) and a week later, everything worked! Thank you, Councilmembers!

Nigel Guest

The Aftermath of the Big Soccer Game

cal scip, sahpc north end 1  On July 26th, the California Memorial Stadium hosted its first international soccer game, which caused considerable disruption in the City. Frankly, the stadium’s design and location isn’t suited to such events. Even the playing surface had to be changed, from Astroturf to grass. As compensation, a City ordinance allows it to collect a tax of 10% of the gross revenues of any professional sporting event within its boundaries, and the courts have ruled that this applies to the University, because such events are not part of its core mission. Continue reading