More good news!
The City of Berkeley staff is recommending to the JPA (the five city consortium responsible for funding for Gilman Fields- Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond and Emeryville) that the Gilman turf gets replaced with a shock pad plus a cork (i.e. non crumb-rubber) infill.
The city’s full memo is posted here:
The City of Berkeley’s recommendation is that the incremental
costs are divided among the five JPA cities on a pro-rated basis based
on the population of each city. It is not yet clear if all five
cities will accept this approach or propose some alternative (e.g.
increased user fees, etc).
Our community’s voices are being heard
All of your letters, emails and petition signatures that we submitted to the city of Berkeley made a huge difference in getting this recommendation — great job everyone!