The Berkeley City Council put many minds at ease Tuesday night by voting to allow existing trees and some vegetation to remain in place in traffic circles around town.
More than two months after a neighborhood outcry over the fate of trees and plants in Berkeley’s traffic circles, the city has not yet decided what role neighbors may play in tending them in the future.
In response to a significant community outcry, the city has taken a step back from a plan to remove “any and all trees” from the 60 or so traffic circles in Berkeley.
“Let’s put forward our best proposal,” said Mayor Jesse Arreguín. “If they accept it, great. If not, we’ll build this facility.”
Photo: Eric Angstadt Update, Feb. 26, 10:11 a.m. The city manager’s office sent the following notice to city officials at 10:05 a.m. “It is with sadness that I inform you that Eric Angstadt has submitted his resignation as Planning Director effective March 25, 2016 to become the Chief Assistant County Administrator for Contra Costa County. Eric came […]
“Microsurfacing” on Durant Avenue this year has made for a smoother ride. Photo: City of Berkeley “Microsurfacing” on Durant Avenue this year has made for a smoother ride. Photo: City of Berkeley With the help of Measure M, the city of Berkeley is making strides to repair street conditions and add innovative “green infrastructure” projects around […]
Andrew Clough is retiring after eight years running the Public Works department. Photo: Emilie Raguso Another longtime city employee has announced plans to leave Berkeley, according to a memo to the Berkeley City Council from the city manager posted online Wednesday. Andrew Clough, who has helped run the city’s Public Works Department for eight years — […]
The city has been working on a plan to address repairs at many facilities. Photo: City of Berkeley The city has been working on a plan to address repairs at many facilities. Photo: City of Berkeley Later this year, the Berkeley City Council will consider whether to more than double the public works department budget to help […]