SPECIAL BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
City Council Chambers: 2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
TUESDAY, JULY 27, 1999 - 7:15 P.M.
Roll Call: 7:15 P.M.
Comments From The Public: A total of Thirty (30) minutes is scheduled. Each
speaker is limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes. Comments during special meetings
must address only items listed on the agenda. If there are not 30 minutes of public
comment, the Council will proceed with the agenda.
1. Appoint Alternate Representatives for Route 24/Caldecott Tunnel Corridor Policy
Committee (removed from Consent by Councilmember Worthington and held over from
July 20, 1999)
From: Mayor Dean
Recommendation: Confirm the Mayor's recommendation to appoint Councilmember Polly
Armstrong and Mayor Shirley Dean as alternates to serve as City of Berkeley
representatives on the Route 24/Caldecott Tunnel Corridor Policy Committee.
Contact: Shirley Dean, Mayor, 644-6484
2. Oppose SB 428: San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit (removed from Consent
by Councilmember Worthington and held over from July 13 and 20 meetings)
From: Councilmember Worthington
Recommendation: Oppose SB 428 unless it is amended to: 1) eliminate the provisions
that authorize operation of a water transit system; 2) restrict the mandate of the
Authority to development of a business plan; 3) specify that the members of the authority
must be local elected officials appointed by the Boards of Supervisors and City Selection
Committees of the nine Bay Area Counties; 4) require consistency of the business plan with
the Regional Transportation Plan; and 5) require the Authority to follow the Federal
Transit Administration's guidelines for Major Investment Studies; and that the City Clerk
send a letter opposing SB 428 to State Assemblywoman Dion Aroner.
Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember District 7, 644-6398
a. Transportation Commission Report dated July 20, 1999
Recommendation: Support continued exploration of establishing ferry service from
Berkeley to San Francisco, with guidelines: a) That planning for new ferry service and a
new ferry terminal consider the parking, access, bus service, land use, dredging, and
other impacts identified in the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Regional Ferry
Plan Update; b) That new ferry service be developed in coordination, not competition, with
AC Transit Transbay and local service; c) That new ferry service not compete with existing
transit operating or capital funds; and d) That new ferry service not receive a
disproportionate share of new funding sources available for transit operating or capital
Contact: Nathan Landau, Secretary, 705-8136