Measure T1 provides funding to pay for improvements to City infrastructure and facilities. Help the City design projects by attending public meetings and sending written feedback to T1@cityofberkeley.info.
Measure T1 provides $100 million of funding from bond revenue to pay for improvements to City infrastructure and facilities. The ballot measure was passed in November 2016 with 86.5% approval. Funding from T1 bonds will be used to improve the City’s sidewalks, storm drains, streets, parks, community centers, and other key infrastructure and facilities.
Community input is essential to the process of designing T1 projects. There are a number of ways to get involved:
Email T1@cityofberkeley.info and request to be added to the email list for Measure T1 project updates, community meetings and events
Attend community meetings, Public Works Commission meetings, Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Commission meetings, and City Council meetings
Send written feedback to T1@cityofberkeley.info
Projects are selected through a three-step process
Projects are selected to receive T1 funding through a three-step process outlined in the T1 Policies and Procedures Manual.
Step one: Staff analysis
Staff create a list of priority projects based on input from the Public Works and Parks, Rec, and Waterfront Departments, as well as input sent by the community to T1@cityofberkeley.info.
Step two: Community input process and analysis
The list of priority projects is presented to the Public Works and Parks & Waterfront Commission for input. Staff will also host public meetings to gather community input.
Step three: City Council review
Staff present recommended projects to City Council for final approval. The public was welcome to provide public comment during the Council meeting.
Projects will take place over two phases
The first phase of T1 projects have been selected and are either completed or in progress.
Phase 1 projects were selected through a robust engagement process from January – June 2017:
January 2017 - February 2017: Public Works and Parks & Waterfront Commissions engaged participating commissions to prioritize proposed T1 projects.
March 2017 - April 2017: Lead commissions held three additional public workshops to gather input from the community.
June 2017: City Council approved the list of recommended T1 projects.
July 2019 thru October 2020: City Council approved adjustments to the Measure T1 Project list.
The City completed the process of selecting projects for Phase 2.
The public engagement process for selecting Phase 2 projects is outlined below:
January 2020: Phase 2 Kick-off with lead commissions
February – September 2020: Meetings with 26 neighborhood focus groups
October 2020: Five large area public meetings
November 2020: Proposed list of projects shared with 11 participating commissions and 4 primary commissions
December 2020: Council approval of proposed Phase 2 projects
T1 expenditures will be audited every two years to verify that T1 funding is being spent correctly. The audit for the first two-year period, July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019, was completed by Badawai and Associates. The second audit for the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021 is currently underway.
Phase 2 Large Area Meetings
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Phase 2 Neighborhood Focus Group Meetings
February 19, 2020 2 DocumentsDocumentDocument