Parking Reform

Remember half a decade ago when I introduced parking reform?? It’s back and at Council on 12/1.

I know it’s all the rage now but it was tough then. Let’s get it across the finish line.

This legislation was supported by @TransForm_Alert @DonaldShoup @gbeltalliance and anti-displacement and affordability scholars.

Clearly, it’s a game changer for the environment.

A planning commissioner told me yesterday that he felt it was the most impactful legislation he’s worked on in his tenure on the commission. I agree. It’s a win for affordability and a win for the environment AND

it passed the Planning Commission unanimously.
There are two options on the table (staff version) and Planning Commission version. Both are enormous improvements so it’s not an issue of good vs bad. It’s more like good vs great, IMO.
When I initially passed the legislation there was a concern that we get exaction from developers over parking but the commission & staff rightly concluded that parking is never a preferred option. Aka, if you don’t give me something in return, you can keep destroying the planet.
(Interesting fact, I also included a streamlining provision aka SB35 but we know how that all turned out)
If you want to nerd out on the options, here they are: Image
So, please Zoom in us02web.zoom.us/j/85819230242 on 12/1 (maybe 7pm) and write council@cityofberkeley.info with your thoughts.

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