Use the City’s online forum designed for civility. Weigh in by noon on June 5, 2023 to add your perspective.
Use the City of Berkeley's online forum to weigh in on whether the City Council should adopt an ordinance that calls for bird safety requirements for new construction and significant renovations.
The purpose is to reduce bird mortality from windows and other transparent or reflective buildings or building features known to increase the risk of bird collisions.
The “bird safe” requirements would:
- Immediately apply to all transparent and reflective surfaces for all non-residential projects and for larger residential buildings with 10,000 square feet or more gross floor area.
- Be phased-in over a period of two to five years for smaller residential buildings with less than 10,000 square feet gross floor area, certain affordable housing projects, and window replacements on existing buildings (see Phase In Periods for Certain Projects, below).
- Include three compliance paths, ranging from window films and screens, to specialized transparent material containing bird safe patterns through fritting or other treatments.
Your comments will be given to Council prior to the meeting and added to the official record.
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