and Koleen King
Martinucci, transmitting petition
Barrantes, Parks Commissioner
Higginbotham, Albany Little League President
Albany/Berkeley Soccer Club Petition containing 428
signatures (on file in the City Clerk’s Office)
seconded, (Spring/Worthington) a main motion to approve the
recommendations of the Parks and Recreation Commission with additional
amendments to: 1) locate playing fields in Berkeley; 2) consider
buying land from Golden Gate Fields for playing fields or to locate
them at the North Basin Strip and to consider the Brickyard as a third
option with a buffer area and to leave the Albany Plateau and Bulb as
they are; 3) restore the shoreline of the Brickyard to a natural beach
with sand; 4) designate the Meadow as a preservation area and provide
protected areas where dogs and humans are not allowed; 5) provide for
disabled access; 6) oppose
promenades in the North Basin Strip; 7) oppose locating a Corporation
Yard in this area; 8) support public transit programs and minimize
parking as much as possible; 9) support retaining the Seabreeze Deli;
10) provide areas for large group picnics; 11) consider a BMX bike
mound; and 12) develop programs in cooperation with existing programs.
seconded (Hawley/Armstrong) a substitute motion to approve the Parks
and Recreation Commission’s recommendations further amended to state
that: 1) there should be playing fields in Berkeley as well as on the
Albany Plateau and that options should include the North Basin Strip
and the Brickyard and that there should be as many playing fields as
possible and to also include amendments (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
and 12) introduced as part of the main motion.
motions were severed and voted on as follows:
of the Parks and Recreation Commission’s recommendations and all
amendments proposed in both the main and substitute motions with the
exception of those related to playing fields (Unanimous).
substitute motion related to playing fields (Failed: Noes – Breland,
Spring, Worthington; Abstain – Maio, Olds).
main motion to locate playing fields on land to be purchased from
Golden Gates Fields or the North Basin Strip in the Eastshore State
Park (Carried: Noes – Hawley, Olds).
main motion to consider the Brickyard as an option for playing fields
(Carried: Noes – Breland, Shirek; Abstain – Maio, Spring).