To the Editor:
Recently I circulated a petition at the meeting of my neighborhood association and among other interested Berkeley residents requesting that meetings of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) be broadcast on B-TV, Channel 78. A representative at B-TV informed me that the cost would be $240 each meeting and must be approved by the Berkeley City Council.
Development in Berkeley is greatly influenced by the ZAB since most important building projects in Berkeley are reviewed by them. It has been my experience that many citizens in Berkeley are unaware of important development issues and events affecting them, and broadcasting the ZAB meetings would greatly improve the dissemination of information. Rent stabilization board meetings affect primarily renters and landlords, and school board meetings affect primarily families with school-age children, yet both are currently broadcast. Readers who agree that it is logical to also broadcast ZAB meetings should consider writing to the mayor and city council requesting the addition of ZAB to the schedule of governmental broadcasts.