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BART Community Advisory Group


The Community Advisory Group (CAG) was established for the purposes of providing input:

1. To the City Planning Commission as it considers zoning standards that will be consistent with the City’s obligations under Assembly Bill 2923 for the Ashby and North Berkeley BART station areas;

2. To the City and BART as the parties establish a joint vision and priorities document that will be incorporated in eventual Requests for Proposal/Requests for Qualifications for potential developers of the BART Properties.

The charge of the CAG is to: 

1. Provide input to the Planning Commission on matters directly related to zoning of the Ashby and North Berkeley BART Stations in conformance with AB 2923 zoning standards; 

2. Bridge communication between the Planning Commission’s zoning process and other neighborhood groups and the community at large; 

3. Provide input on a joint vision and priorities document to be developed by the City and BART.

Location: To Be Determined
Please check the Community Calendar to verify.

Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions or committees are public record and will become part of the City’s electronic records, which are accessible through the City’s website.  Please note: e-mail addresses, names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in any communication to a City board, commission or committee, will become part of the public record.  If you do not want your e-mail address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Postal Service or in person to the secretary of the relevant board, commission or committee.  If you do not want your contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication.  Please contact the secretary to the relevant board, commission or committee for further information.

The Secretary of the commission is responsible for relaying all communications from the public to the members of the commission.  The Secretary’s contact information is listed below.

Secretary Mailing Address:
Alisa Shen Community Advisory Group
Planning Department Planning Department
(510) 981-7409 1947 Center Street
Email: Berkeley, CA 94704

Enabling Legislation:

Created by Council Action on December 10, 2019

Establishment of the Community Advisory Group

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