COUNCILMEMBER MAX ANDERSON, DISTRICT 3 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements from Max Anderson’s office, including:

– FRIDAY NIGHT CAL GAME TRAFFIC
Information about City-wide traffic impacts due to Football Game
Friday, November 2, 2012

– NEW PAINT TAKE-BACK PROGRAM
See list of drop off locations below

– BERKELEY MAIN POST OFFICE RELOCATION
Public Meeting
November 20, 2012, 7-8:30pm

– CLIMATE ACTION 2050
Weds, November 7, 7-9:00pm
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave

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Friday Night Game at Memorial Stadium

On November 2, the University of California, Berkeley will play the season’s first-ever Friday night football game. The game will be nationally televised and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., but please note that parking and traffic congestion will begin much earlier, and Berkeley residents and visitors are urged to plan ahead and take public transportation.

Although Saturday games also affect parking and traffic, this game will coincide with the Friday evening commute, impacting Berkeley businesses, employees, residents and visitors indifferent ways. City and University officials have been working together to prepare for the game-day impacts on city streets.

“Whether you are coming to watch the game, coming home to Berkeley, or if you work in Berkeley, we encourage folks to use public transportation as much as possible,” said City Manager Christine Daniel. “And if you’re going to the game, please take one of the free shuttles.”

October 30 UPDATE: Download a map of Berkeley street closures and parking garages here. (Download a map of Berkeley street closures and parking garages here. )

Football fans who are going to the game are encouraged to visit www.calbears.com/gameday/ for more parking and traffic information. There are shuttle service options from several parking lots outside of downtown, which will make your visit to Berkeley much easier.

Parking

In order to keep streets clear and protect resident parking, there will be parking enforcement in all neighborhoods near campus. Street parking in the immediate vicinity of the Stadium is significantly restricted on game day, and the fine for street parking violations will be double, beginning at $72.

Residents and visitors should pay special attention to the NO PARKING signs that are posted in the area. The City will enforce parking violations in 2-hour residential parking (RPP), disabled, tow-away and red zones. Message boards reading “Cal Football Game – Parking Fines Doubled” will be placed at four major gateways of the city to warn motorists of the road closures and parking restrictions.

To increase the effectiveness of the shuttles, some street parking near campus will be restricted. Many City parking garages will be open, with special event flat-rate pricing. For locations of the garages listed below, visit www.CityofBerkeley.info/parking.

Location Time Frame Parking Rate
Center Street 3pm – 6pm Flat rate $20 (Less than 2 hrs. pays hourly)
Center Street 6pm – closing Flat rate $5
Oxford Garage 3pm – 5pm Flat rate $20
Oxford Garage 5pm – closing Flat rate $4
Telegraph Channing Garage 3pm – 8pm Flat rate $25 (merchant validation reduces to $20; less than 2 hrs. pays hourly)
Telegraph Channing Garage 8pm – closing Flat rate $4

Traffic and Road Closures

Traffic control in Berkeley will begin at 3 p.m. on Friday November 2d, and will be a joint effort of the Berkeley Police Department (BPD) and the University of California Police Department (UCPD). The following streets will either be closed to traffic or traffic will be severely limited:

– Eastbound traffic on Durant at College will be closed

– Northbound traffic on Piedmont at Channing Way limited to shuttle buses, emergency vehicles, and drop off for disabled game-goers.

– The north and south bound lanes of Gayley Road and Piedmont Avenue will be closed except for fire/emergency access two (2) hours prior to kickoff and throughout the game time

– Canyon Road and Panoramic Way are restricted to resident and emergency access before and during games

– Stadium Rimway will be closed to vehicles

– Centennial Drive will be closed to through traffic at Stadium Rimway for three (3) hours prior to kick-off.

October 30 UPDATE: CalTrans resumes resurfacing contstruction along Ashby Avenue from October 29 through November 2, 2012, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Friday, November 2, CalTrans will be working on from Otis Street to California Street. Please view their press release for more information.

City Offices Closed

Many City offices will be closed on Friday, November 2 as part of the City’s regular budget reduction scheduling. Although the City’s “Reduced Services Days” are usually the second and fourth Fridays of the month, Nov. 2 was designated a reduced service day to reduce the number of City employees in downtown Berkeley on this day. Visit the Holiday and Reduced Services Web Page for more information about which City offices will be closed.

Media contact: Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, Public Information Officer, City of Berkeley: 510 / 981-7008

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New Paint Take-Back and Recycling Program Announced

October 26, 2012

On Oct. 19, CalRecycle announced the launch of California’s Paint Take-Back and Recycling program, which was mandated under AB 1343 (2010) requiring architectural paint manufacturers to set up and administer a system to properly manage leftover paint.

While CalRecycle is responsible for program oversight and enforcement, the program is designed and managed by PaintCare Inc., a nonprofit organization created by paint manufacturers to fulfill their responsibilities under paint stewardship laws around the country.

For more information and details on the paint stewardship program, see the PaintCare website and CalRecycle’s Paint Stewardship Program web page.

To find a nearby PaintCare drop-off site, consumers and contractors can go to PaintCare’s website and enter a city or ZIP Code in theonline search tool.

For CalRecycle’s full news release on the program please visit its website.

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Here is a list of drop off locations in Alameda County of the State’s new Paint

Recycling Program.

For your convenience attached is a link of the article “CA Rolls Out Paint Recycling Program” by The Journal of Architectural Coatings:

http://www.durabilityanddesign.com/news/?fuseaction=view&id=8597&nl_versionid=2483

Drop Off Locations in Alameda County:

* Kelly Moore 969 San Pablo Ave Albany 94706

* Kelly Moore 3090 Castro Valley Blvd Castro Valley 94546

* Dunn-Edwards 20923 Redwood Rd Castro Valley 94546

* Sherwin-Williams 6309 Dougherty Rd Dublin 94568

* Kelly Moore 40778 Fremont Blvd Fremont 94538

* Kelly Moore 28722 Mission Blvd Hayward 94544

* Sherwin-Williams 20911 Foothill Blvd Hayward 94541

* Kelly Moore 3981 First St Livermore 94551

* Glidden Professional 3356 Piedmont Ave Oakland 94611

* Kelly Moore 4156 Telegraph Ave Oakland 94609

* Kelly Moore 4917 International Blvd Oakland 94601

* Sherwin-Williams 559 66th Ave Oakland 94621

* Kelly Moore 4877 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton 94588

* Kelly Moore 15611 Hesperian Blvd San Lorenzo 94580

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On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

at the Berkeley High School Auditorium 1980 Allston Way,

there will be a public meeting regarding the proposed

relocation of the Berkeley Main Post Office.

Written comments are also being accepted until December 7, 2010. Please submit written comments to:

Diana Alvarado

Facilities Implementation – Pacific Area

U.S. Postal Service

1300 Evans Ave. Suite 200

San Francisco, CA 94188-8200

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Climate Action 2050:

What’s Really Needed to Achieve Local and State Goals

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 7pm – 9pm

Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley.

Info: debra.

Wheelchair accessible. FREE event

As a community and as a state, we have ambitious targets for reducing the emissions that cause global warming. But what will it actually take to achieve those targets? What strategies and actions will make the biggest differences? What role must our community play?

Join climate change leaders Timothy Burroughs, City of Berkeley Climate Action Coordinator, and Wade Crowfoot, Deputy Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and former Director of Climate Change Initiatives to Gavin Newsom, as they provide the latest analysis of the path to 2050.

About the Presenters: In his role as Climate Action Coordinator at the City of Berkeley, Timothy Burroughs engages the community and the City government in the design and implementation of effective greenhouse gas emissions reduction and climate adaptation strategies. Timothy led the development of the Berkeley Climate Action Plan, which was adopted by City Council in June 2009, and manages the implementation of the plan. Before working for the City of Berkeley, Timothy worked for a non-profit organization focused on assisting cities throughout the nation to develop climate action strategies. He has also worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change Division, and served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer. Timothy lives in Berkeley with his wife, son, and three beehives.

Wade Crowfoot joined Governor Jerry Brown’s administration in May 2011 where he serves as Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR). At OPR he works to advance the Governor’s renewable energy goals and ensure strong land use planning throughout the state. Prior to joining Governor Brown’s Administration, Wade served as Regional Director for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). In that role, he led EDF’s 40 western regional staff and worked with leaders throughout California to establish and implement key climate, water and oceans policy. He also served as senior environmental advisor to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. There, he advanced landmark energy, transportation and waste policies and managed the Mayor’s state and federal environmental agendas. Mr. Crowfoot has held senior-level positions for other elected officials and worked in the fields of public opinion research and urban economic development.

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