Berkeley City Council will be conducting public hearings for the purpose of
redrawing City Council district boundaries based on the 2000 census
figures. The Berkeley City Council
will conduct public hearings on September 25, 2001 and October 2, 2001 to review
any and all redistricting proposals submitted by members of the public or
proposals were required to be submitted to the City Clerk no later than August
15, 2001. Copies of these proposals
will be made available in the City Clerk Department and will be posted to the
City’s website at www.ci.berkeley.ca.us
by September 4th.
Council is expected to review and take testimony on the submitted plans at the
Council meeting on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the
Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The Council will hold a
second public hearing on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 also to be held in the Council
Chambers starting at 7:00 p.m.
part of the public hearing process, the Council may direct staff to present
alternative proposals and/or may modify any submitted proposal.
At the close of the public hearing on September 25th, the
Council is expected to give direction to staff related to one preferred
redistricting plan and may direct staff to further modify the plan and prepare
maps and/or analysis. A second public hearing has been scheduled for October 2,
2001 to take public comment on the preferred plan.
At the close of this public hearing the Council is expected to approve a
plan and direct staff to prepare a Redistricting Ordinance for adoption at the
Council meeting of October 9th.
wishing to speak at either public hearing may obtain a speaker card from the
City Clerk at the start of the Council meeting up until the close of the public
comments may be mailed or delivered directly to the City Clerk, 2180 Milvia
Street, Berkeley, CA 94704; e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org;
or faxed to (510) 981-6901. Comments
received no later than noon, on Monday, September 17th, and on
Monday, October 2nd, will be included in the communication section of
the agenda packet for each meeting. Comments
received after these dates will be submitted to the Council as supplemental
communications and be distributed to the Council at the meeting. If the
communication includes maps or photos or any other material that is not easily
reproducible on a copy machine, 20 copies should be provided to the City Clerk.
additional information regarding this issue, please contact Sherry M. Kelly,
City Clerk, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704. Telephone: (510) 981-6900
Fax: (510) 981-6901 TDD:
and Posted: September 19, 2001