I want to give a hearty thank you to everyone who came out last night. We had a wonderful meeting, we covered a lot of ground, and I look forward to taking the next steps as a group. Before I give a (very) brief recap of the meeting, there are a few people who deserve a little extra gratitude:
MVMNT Studio & Seth Martinez – a HUGE thank you to Seth for rearranging their class schedule to accommodate our meeting! Go check out their space, try a class, and keep your eyes peeled for their next offerings (rumor has it, kids classes will be coming this summer!). http://www.mvmnt.coTania, for keeping the meeting on track and in focus.Tina, for arranging the chair delivery & flyering AshbyKim & Terence, for their print-shop assistanceCarole & Zach for the leading off a great discussion on Sacramento Street, including an excellent reminder of the work that has been done by our predecessors.Sarah, for her totally thorough note-takingEmilie, from Berkeleyside, for covering our meeting (did you see us on Facebook?)City Staff (Christine Daniels, Danny Akasi, and Ahsan Kazmi) for sharing their insight into City processes.Max Anderson & Charlene Washington, for helping organize this meeting
1. Stormwater – at this very moment, there is a crew doing a thorough job vacuuming out the culverts and testing their flow. Hopefully this will translate into less flooding at the next meeting! That’s pretty impressive for a quick response. Still, “valley gutters” would be even easier to maintain!2. Traffic/Pedestrian Safety – as suggested by the traffic engineer, we will initiate a neighborhood traffic calming request to formally get into the queue. We will also explore other funding options. Also, keep your eyes peeled for information about a separate, potential project at California & Ashby.3. Sacramento Street Business District – There was a lot covered in this topic, and according to my notes the next step is actually another meeting to refine goals and desires.