Flash: West Berkeley Bowl Wins Approval

By Judith Scherr
Tuesday June 13, 2006

At around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Berkeley City Council approved the West Berkeley Bowl project by a vote of 6-0-3 with Councilmembers Max Anderson, Dona Spring and Kriss Worthington abstaining. 

After hearing from more than 70 members of the public, divided between those who called for approval and those who demanded significant changes in the plans, a motion by Councilmember Dona Spring to put the issue off a week so that the question of unionization could be worked out failed 4-4-1 with Councilmembers Laurie Capitelli, Betty Olds, Gordon Wozniak and Mayor Tom Bates in opposition and Councilmember Darryl Moore abstaining.