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meryl siegal
28:50
Is the obit on our website?
David Ushijima
32:23
https://www.postnewsgroup.com/in-memoriam-james-e-patterson-75/
Nancy Fowler
34:54
I’ve known James nearly my entire life and so appreciate this tribute to him
Nancy Fowler
35:35
He was best friend to dr abernathy and a bright light I will miss terribly
Paola Laverde
41:18
1921 Walnut Street has already been demoliste.
Paola Laverde
41:29
demolished
David Ushijima
41:55
Interesting that it was demolished during the holiday break
Paola Laverde
42:24
It happened before the break, I believe early December.
David Ushijima
42:45
Ok. It happened quickly
Janis Ching
49:19
There is a link to James Peterson's obituary at berkeleyneighborhoodscouncil.com
Paola Laverde
49:24
Who is on the ZORP committee?
David Ushijima
54:44
https://www.cityofberkeley.info/objectivestandards/
David Ushijima
01:02:44
ZORP attendees at Dec.15 mtg: Rob Kapla, Carrie Olson, Igor Tregub, Shoshana O’Keefe, Jeff Vincent; one PC member missing. Staff member is Justin Horner.
Paola Laverde
01:05:51
Thank you David!
Paola Laverde
01:06:56
How do we sign the petición?
Paola Laverde
01:09:33
Thu, 1/27/2022, 6:00PM Housing Element Public Workshop #2 Registration Linkhttps://bit.ly/BerkeleyHousing
chimey lee
01:10:43
chimey2@yahoo.com for any petitions
Phil Allen/WBky
01:10:46
I am reached currently at: paxallen1067@gmail.com. My comfy yahoo account (allen.phil@yahoo.com) was deleted, and I'm trying to retrieve it ..
Andrew Talbot
01:16:26
Regional Housing Needs Assessment
Andrew Talbot
01:16:48
ABAG is the group that takes the state number and allocates among municipalities and counties
Paola Laverde
01:16:57
RNHA - Regional Housing Needs Allocation
Carole Marasovic
01:16:58
January 27th 6:00 p.m.-Housing Element Community Workshop #2
aimee baldwin
01:19:24
How do dormitories get counted towards 9000 “units”: if 10-15 students share one single kitchen in a dorm, does it count as a single unit? It seems like # of bedrooms, or #s of residents should be some consideration of counting towards our # goal.
Paola Laverde
01:20:41
What’s counted: a house, an apartment, a group of rooms, or a single occupied as a separate living quarter
Paola Laverde
01:21:04
What is not counted - student dores, hospital beds, short-termo hotels/motels
David Ushijima
01:22:17
Agree with Paola. Group living GLA’s are counted. Dorms are not. Apparently though the Mayor and staff have been talking with State Housing about allowing dorms to be counted.
Toni
01:23:37
A unit is defined in the zoning code, briefly as housing a household. In Berkeley GLAS group living like dorms are not regulated by set standards mostly because UC can do whatever they like and not abide by city zoning. Also, efficiency units are not adequately defined in our city standards. These absent standards need to be corrected
Phil Allen/WBky
01:23:56
Jesse seeks higher office. Who will support/vote in his direction? ..
Paola Laverde
01:25:18
Here is a city powerpoint presented to the Rent Board in November - it explains the Housing Element - https://www.cityofberkeley.info/uploadedFiles/Rent_Stabilization_Board/Level_3_-_General/SPECIAL_Item%207_Rent%20Board_Housing%20Elemen
Paola Laverde
01:25:50
https://www.cityofberkeley.info/uploadedFiles/Rent_Stabilization_Board/Level_3_-_General/SPECIAL_Item%207_Rent%20Board_Housing%20Element%20Presentation.pdf
Phil Allen/WBky
01:27:50
I voted to preserve it when I sat on the LPC ..
Phil Allen/WBky
01:30:11
Stretches of 1/2-story rows of properties on San Pablo (below Dwight) have been bought up, and await a new fate ..
Paola Laverde
01:34:07
We are short affordable housing. There’s plenty of market rate housing around.
Carole Marasovic
01:35:33
Thanks, Toni, for the points on establishing standards for SROs and GLAs.
David Ushijima
01:36:21
Agreed. We need more affordable units. Of the 9K, if the majority were affordable, it would be a different discussion. The Ashby BART project will likely be the largest pool of affordable units.
Phil Allen/WBky
01:36:57
When were those state figures on population projections determined? Isn't the state losing people and businesses? ..
Jac
01:38:26
You are right David. ALL of these additional 9K units SHOULD be affordable at all levels of AMI. I am working on a project to see how we can pay for it. Utilizing profit revenues from all of the businesses in the Bay Area. Funding is the key to building affordable housing and right now it doesn’t existl
Paola Laverde
01:39:17
We need to support a vacancy tax measure to provide the city with funds to build affordable housing.
Jac
01:40:05
yep Paola!
Carole Marasovic
01:40:24
Ditto/
David Ushijima
01:40:56
Thanks. Jaq. Financing the affordable units will be key. Imagine if Bay Area businesses had to pay into an affordable housing fund to house their employees. For example, imagine if Google, FB, etc had to fund affordable housing.
meryl siegal
01:41:37
Here is an article on financing from Berkeleyside that seems not to be avaialble now? https://www.berkeleyside.org/2022/01/07/berkeleys-historic-microbond-program-offers-novel-quick-financing
David Ushijima
01:41:47
Not that the tech company employees need affordable housing, but they should pay into a fund to house those people who cannot afford current rent levels
Paola Laverde
01:43:19
Who is Greg?
Phil Allen/WBky
01:43:35
Mine was 'no' across the board. Eh ..
Carole Marasovic
01:44:47
Under COVID, public locations are not being as widely utilized. How is the community being consulted given that additional need to reach out for community input?
David Ushijima
01:45:58
Unfortunately all public outreach is currently via Zoom
Carole Marasovic
01:47:44
Would a mailing be effective? Will Berkeleyside be advised to run an article to encourage input?
Toni
01:48:47
CA YIMBY in an attempt to block objective standards blames zoning when it’s really discriminatory real estate practices, then and now, that are responsible for blocking minorities from owning homes. For the present time, see this excellent article in Bloombery Business Wee, “Realtors are Sorry About All that Discrimination. The National Association of Realtors wants to make amends. As long as it doesn’t have to talk about that 6% Commission.”
Toni
01:48:50
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-12-21/real-estate-agents-want-to-fix-housing-discrimination-but-keep-their-commission
Erin Diehm
01:49:15
Paola, Greg Magofna ran for D4 in 2018, along with Ben Gould and Kate Harrison.
Paola Laverde
01:50:17
Thx.
Phil Allen/WBky
01:51:34
Anything 'Greg' is bad news; he's the new Eric Tanzer ..
Phil Allen/WBky
01:55:35
Does that mean that D-1 is open to 'better' representation, or might one of Rashi's followers be given her seat? ..
Phil Allen/WBky
01:56:56
Euclid? ..
aimee baldwin
01:59:15
Looks like Virginia to me.
aimee baldwin
01:59:46
South: Dwight?
Phil Allen/WBky
02:01:26
The problem is in creating formal boundaries to felt areas, aka neighborhoods. If each neighborhood were contained within a greensward, things would be clearer. Then all we'd have is the separation issue ..
Paola Laverde
02:02:10
I found what I needed on Monday’s agenda.
Carole Marasovic
02:03:43
I e-mailed thee powerpoint to Meryl.
meryl siegal
02:04:50
In the meeting, the developer said that people could stay there as long as they want. If they begin to work, they will be asked to pay for their housing at a particular rate.
meryl siegal
02:05:44
We can put it on the website for BNC
meryl siegal
02:07:52
There will be a small kind of kitchenette in each room and a larger communal kitchen
meryl siegal
02:08:11
There could be more than one resident in each room.
Phil Allen/WBky
02:09:42
Albany closed the Bulb; they should be last ..
Carole Marasovic
02:10:16
CES does centralized placement for shelter/housing.
Gabriela Sanchez
02:11:35
We would agree that this was a very poorly communicated process thus far. We live literally 20-feet from the Golden Bear and found out about the project via Berkeleyside. We are pro supportive housing, and are compiling our questions as well. That said we find the looseness of the approach unsettling. Very few of our immediate neighbors on 10th Street have any knowledge of the proposal. Seems to have prized speed rather than planning and communication.
Mark Lowe
02:12:34
Again. The City Berkeley wasting funds to rehab the Unrehabable
Carole Marasovic
02:15:06
Mark, that is a very damning comment about all persons experiencing homelessness. Do you live they are doing better on the streets and that that is better for the general community?
Phil Allen/WBky
02:16:36
It's a lovely building now! Leave it and emphasize 'move-up' to more permanent quarters once re-acquaintance to proper living is achieved ..
Mark Lowe
02:17:41
These are for the most part people established in their behaviors. Sad but true. Funds should be used to better understand the roots
Carole Marasovic
02:18:22
If everything goes as planned, the current projected date of opening is June.
Carole Marasovic
02:19:58
Rehabbing it.
Toni
02:21:06
Thanks Amy. Great presentation.
aimee baldwin
02:24:49
Yes, PLEASE contact your Council representative with questions, and request for transparency
Phil Allen/WBky
02:25:23
I do not trust my council representative ..
meryl siegal
02:28:58
Thanks Aimee.
meryl siegal
02:29:39
- Berkeley Neighborhoods Councilhttps://berkeleyneighborhoodscouncil.com
Carole Marasovic
02:30:13
There are many housing projects in the works to house the homeless. In addition to Berkeley Way about to open and supportive housing at People’s Park there will be supportive housing at 1367 University Avenue. There also will be other housing the homeless projects in South Berkeley, at St. Paul’s and at Ephesian through Housing Trust Fund monies.
Paola Laverde
02:31:17
I made a donation today!!
Janis Ching
02:32:16
Thank you, Paola! Great having you participate! Thanks for your support.
Janis Ching
02:32:50
BNC1 Hazel RdBerkeley, CA 94705
meryl siegal
02:35:29
https://www.cityofberkeley.info/uploadedFiles/Clerk/Level_3_-_Commissions/Community-Meeting-Flyer-12.27.21%20(002).pdf
Phil Allen/WBky
02:35:36
Thanks, all ..
aimee baldwin
02:35:50
Thanks!