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Public Hearings     |     City Council Agendas & Summaries


Public Hearings for July 10, 2001 include:

1.      FORMATION OF NORTH SHATTUCK BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

WHEREAS, the Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994, California Streets and Highways Code Section 36600, (the “Act”) authorizes cities to fund property-related improvements, maintenance and activities through the levy of assessments upon the real property that benefits from those assessments; and

 

WHEREAS, the Berkeley City Council enacted Ordinance No. 6616-N.S., which established alternative procedures for the establishment of property business improvement districts pursuant to the Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994; and

 

WHEREAS, property owners in the North Shattuck Avenue Commercial District have presented petitions asking the City of Berkeley to initiate special assessment proceedings to establish a Property and Business Improvement District in accordance with the Act for the purpose of undertaking and implementing the Management and Service Plan.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Berkeley as follows:

 

Section 1.            Pursuant to the provisions of Section 36600 of the California Streets and Highways Code and Ordinance No. 6616-N.S., the City Council declares its intent to consider the establishment of a property and business improvement district to be named the North Shattuck Business Improvement District (the “District”).

 

Section 2.            The proposed boundaries of the District are as set forth in Exhibit A hereof.

 

Section 3.            A brief description of the proposed activities and improvements and the amount of the proposed assessment of the District is shown on Exhibit A hereof.  A full description of proposed activities and improvements, the amount of the proposed assessment and the assessment basis is contained in the Management District Plan, which is available upon request in the City’s Office of Economic Development.

 

Section 4.            Council intends to levy assessments on property within the boundaries of the District according to the method and basis described in Exhibit A.  Pursuant to Ordinance No. 6616-N.S., properties will be assessed for a term of ten years. 

 

Section 5.            A public hearing shall be held before the City Council on the 10th day of July 2001, in the Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, California.  Following the hearing, the Council will consider adoption of a resolution establishing the District.  At this hearing the Council will hear all interested persons for or against the establishment of the District, the extent of the District, and the furnishing of specified types of improvements and activities.  A protest may be made orally or in writing by any interested person.

 

Formal protests against the formation of the District must be made in writing on the assessment ballot provided by the City, which shall contain a description of the property in which the person subscribing the protest is interested, sufficient to identify the property.  Protests will not be considered valid unless signed and submitted by an owner of a parcel within the boundaries of the proposed District.  Written protests shall be filed with the City Clerk, First Floor, Civic Center Building, at 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California, 94704, at or before the time fixed for the hearing and shall contain a description of the property in which the person subscribing the protest is interested, sufficient to identify the property. Any protest pertaining to the regularity or sufficiency of the proceedings shall be in writing and shall clearly set forth the irregularity or defect to which the objection is made.

 

If written protests are received from the owners of properties in the proposed District who will pay fifty percent (50%) or more of the assessment proposed to be levied, no further proceedings to establish the district shall be taken for a period of one year from the date of the finding of a majority protest by the City Council.  If the majority protest is only against the furnishing of a specified type or types of improvements or activities within the District, those types of improvements or activities may be removed from the District. 

   

            The foregoing Resolution was adopted by the Berkeley City Council on May 15, 2001 by the following vote:

 

Ayes:               Councilmembers Armstrong, Breland, Hawley, Maio, Olds, Shirek, Spring, Worthington and Mayor Dean

 

EXHIBIT A

 

NORTH SHATTUCK BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

 

1.      Proposed Activities and Improvements

 

   The following activities and improvements are proposed to be implemented by the North Shattuck Improvement District.

 

   a.   Maintenance and Beautification:  services include daily sidewalk and

         gutter sweeping, steam cleaning of sidewalks on a rotational schedule,

         graffiti paint out, tree and shrub planting, watering and maintenance,

         emptying of trash cans and litter removal.  All of these services are in

         addition to the baseline services provided by the City in this area.

 

   b.   Marketing and Promotion:  activities will include sponsorship of

         special events, installation of banners approved by the City and

         advertising of the North Shattuck Commercial District.

 

   c.    Administration:   Administration of the activities of the BID

          management corporation.  Supervision of all maintenance and

          improvement work.  Advocacy for the needs of the District. 

          Response to specific problems in the District that detract from its

          positive development. 

     

2.      Proposed Assessment

 

   All properties within the District shall be assessed in accordance with the following formula:

 

Property Characteristics

Assessment Rate

Lot Size

$.0898 per square foot

Lot frontage

$11.219 per linear foot

Building Size

$.1342 per square foot

 

The assessments on building size are reduced for non-retail uses, with office spaces paying 80% of the above rate and residential spaces paying 60%.  The assessment rates may be increased or decreased annually upon recommendation of the BID Advisory Board and action by the City Council.  The first year’s assessment is estimated to be $160,000.  Assuming no change in the assessment rates or in the properties in the District, the District would generate revenues of $1,600,000 over its ten year term.   

 

3.      Boundaries of the Proposed District

 

   The exterior boundaries of the district are shown in the attached map.  The District includes all commercial properties on Shattuck Avenue from Delaware Street to Rose Street. Commercial properties adjacent to the Shattuck Avenue frontage on Vine Street, Virginia Street and Walnut Street are also included.  The following streets and addresses are included in the District

                 

Street

Addresses

Shattuck Avenue

1385 – 1797 (excluding 1709-1725)

Delaware Street

2083

Vine Street

2044 – 2111

Virginia Street

2109

Walnut Street

1444

                        

 

 


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