Community members may be able to weigh in on the future of the Berkeley pier as soon as January, city staff reports.
The Berkeley pier has a long and storied history. First used for ferry service, then for car service, then for recreation, it is now too dilapidated to be open.
See more photographs of the Berkeley pier, which the city closed to the public last summer. Photo: Dorothy Brown It’s going to cost so much to repair Berkeley’s historic fishing pier that the city can’t even afford to study the issue until mid-2017 at the soonest. That’s according to a brief report released last week […]
The Berkeley pier was shuttered indefinitely on July 22, 2105 after Berkeley officials determined it was structurally unsound. Photo: Dorothy Brown By Dorothy Brown There is something mysterious and perhaps even romantic about abandoned spaces. The rust and decay can have a certain kind of beauty, and can engage our imaginations as we wonder what […]
The historic Berkeley pier has been closed to the public due to structural problems. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The city of Berkeley has announced the closure of its historic municipal fishing pier due to “considerable structural damage” that has made the popular walkway unsafe for the public. Damage to the concrete decking and support system of the pier […]
Major work is planned at James Kenney. Photo: City of Berkeley James Kenney Park in West Berkeley is slated for major repairs in the coming fiscal years, which will likely require closure of parts of its community center for 6-8 months, according to city staff. Staff provided an update regarding municipal park projects to the Berkeley City […]
Berkeley voters made history Tuesday, Nov. 4. Image: Yes on D Berkeleyside covered the local 2014 election results live from 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, through 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. See the live blog below, with continuing coverage through Tuesday, Nov. 11. See complete Berkeleyside election 2014 coverage. Nov. 12, 6:39 p.m. And the votes are […]
The League of Women Voters urges a YES vote on Berkeley’s Measure F, the Parks Tax. Measure F proposes a modest increase of 2.1 cents per square foot in the current parcel tax that funds maintenance and repair of 52 parks as well as trails, medians, and 35,000 street trees. The current tax and its […]
Berkeleyans will get out the vote in less than three weeks. Are you ready? Photo: Pete Rosos Absentee ballots have arrived and the November 2014 election is just around the corner. Berkeleyside has been covering the issues for months, and we’ve collected some of our best Berkeley election coverage in a single post to help readers get […]
I write this on behalf of directors of Berkeley Budget SOS, Committee for FACTS, Northeast Berkeley Association, Council of Neighborhood Associations, LeConte Neighborhood Association, and many other residents and groups opposing Measure F. We too love our parks and other Berkeley amenities, but… as parks tax revenues rose, our parks decayed. The original 1997 parks measure […]
The Berkeley rose garden pergola needs major repairs and has been closed to park visitors since April. Photo: Daniel Parks The public dismay was palpable last month when the Berkeley City Council decided, in a surprise move, to put a parks tax before voters this fall without a related bond measure that would have infused parks […]
Willard Pool supporters (pictured here last fall) won a victory Tuesday night with the latest council parks proposal. Photo: Emilie Raguso Willard Pool supporters (pictured here last fall) won a victory Tuesday night with the latest council parks proposal. Photo: Emilie Raguso Two Berkeley officials put forward a new proposal Tuesday night for a combined bond and tax measure […]