Public Comment

New: Help Save Berkeley Post Office Tonight at City Council

By Margot Smith
Tuesday January 28, 2014 - 02:44:00 PM

Fill the Council Chambers at Old City Hall tonight (Tuesday) at 6:30.

Convince the Council to vote YES. Let’s make this the law.

MUSIC! RALLY! on the steps!

The Zoning Overlay Ordinance on Berkeley’s Historic Civic Center District which includes our historic Post Office has gained national attention. The Planning Commission voted to recommend the Ordinance features to the City Council. Tuesday, January 28th the Council will vote on the Overlay. Again we must fill the room to overfull!  

Berkeley’s Historic Civic Center District includes Berkeley’s Old City Hall, New City Hall, Berkeley High School, Veteran’s Memorial Hall, the YMCA, and the Berkeley Main Post Office at 2000 Allston Way. These are all on the National Register of Historic Places. The Zoning Overlay will help to preserve the area’s use for community, cultural, and civic purposes. We say our Post Office is NOT FOR SALE. It was funded by taxpayers in 1914, and belongs to the people. 

Berkeley’s Historic Civic Center District is our Public Commons. Let’s protect it with appropriate zoning. Although the uses of buildings change, the end result must be a stronger community, not richer real-estate developers. Let us show that we are a city of caring citizens in community.