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Measure M Streets and Watershed

For information on current Measure M construction projects, please visit our Construction Updates page.

Measure M Background: Street Paving and Green Infrastructure

In November 2012, the Berkeley voters passed Measure M, authorizing the City of Berkeley to invest $30 million in street repaving/rehabilitation and related green infrastructure over the next five years.

The Public Works Commission and the Public Process

Click here for Measure M ballot language

Public Works Commission Public Process Overview

The Public Works Commission (PWC), in partnership with the Community Environmental Advisory, the Transportation, and the Parks & Recreation Commissions, is sponsoring a community engagement process to gather input on how to most effectively invest Measure M funds. Funds will start to become available in January 2014.

Click here for an overview of the process

Get Involved

Three community meetings are being held to gather input and to help prepare recommendations to City Council this fall on how to best invest Measure M funds in street and watershed improvements.

Meeting #1: Thursday, May 2, 2013, 5:30-8pm, North Berkeley Senior Center

Meeting Agenda
Responses to the public comment


Meeting #2: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10am to noon, South Berkeley Senior Center

Meeting Agenda
Responses to the public comment


Meeting #3: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 5:30 pm, South Berkeley Senior Center

Announcement Flyer
Draft Scorecard and Process

Breakout Handout

Responses to Public Comment


Reference material prepared by the Public Works Commission

The following handouts were developed by the Commissions to provide an overview of related city policies and plans.

Measure M Integrated Streets Investment Plan (Sept 2013)

Overview of the Street Rehabilitation and Repair Policy and 5-Year Paving Plan

Overview of the Watershed Management Plan
Overview of Active Transportation Initiatives
Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers Report


Existing City policies and materials

The following documents outline current city policies and plans related to street and watershed improvements:

City of Berkeley Update of the 5-Year Street Paving Plan, FY 2013 – FY 2017

City of Berkeley Street Rehabilitation and Repair Policy, updated March 2009

City Auditor’s report on Berkeley’s Failing Streets, November 2011

City of Berkeley Watershed Management Plan, October 2011

Berkeley Complete Streets Policy, December 2011

Recommended Bikeway Network Map, December 1998

Downtown Streets and Open Space Improvement Plan (SOSIP) Executive Summary



Please provide written comments to PWEngineering@cityofberkeley.info

Comments received to date (since April 2013)

For more information, please contact Ray Yep, Chair, Public Works Commission at rayyep1@gmail.com.


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