Thursday, November 10, 2011

What the submitted proposals have in common

I went to the public hearing at the North Berkeley Senior Center tonight, where all the submitted proposals were on display.  There were six proposals:
2. Alfred Twu
3. Bateman Neighborhood Association
4. Eric Panzer Plan #1 (More Compliant)
5. Eric Panzer Plan #2 (Greater deviation from 1986)
6. Berkeley Student District Campaign (deviates greatly from 1986 boundaries and would require charter amendment referendum)

Councilmember Kriss pointed out that of all the maps other than the Student District Campaign's, 95% of the city was shown in the same districts across all the proposals.  So what's different?

Major areas of difference
1. North Downtown.  Lots of blocks had to be shifted here since Downtown has gained lots of residents in the last 25 years, while the northern part of the city hasn't.  (Intersection of districts 1, 4, 5, 6)
2. Blocks south of University Avenue near Sacramento Street.  (Intersection of districts 1, 2, 4)
3. Southern part of Telegraph.  This includes Bateman, Le Conte, and part of the Halcyon neighborhood.  (Intersection of districts 3, 7, 8)
4. Blocks near SE and SW corners of UC campus (Intersection of districts 4&7 and 7&8)

Minor areas of difference (where only 1 proposal differs from the rest)
5. Blocks south of Dwight Way between Sacramento and Ellsworth (Intersection of districts 3, 4) - only occurs on Bateman Neighborhood plan
6. 4th and University mixed use development near the Amtrak station (Intersection of districts 1, 2) - only occurs on MAPMINDS plan
7. A few blocks near Sacramento and Ashby (Intersection of districts 2, 3) - only occurs on Bateman Neighborhood plan
8. Northside UC dorms (Intersection of districts 6, 7) - only occurs on Eric #2 plan

9. A few blocks along Hopkins and Rose near Sacramento (Intersection of districts 1, 5) - one part only on Eric plan, one only on Bateman plan