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1 1 City of Berkeley Council Meeting June 17, 2008 November 2008 Potential Revenue Ballot Measures

2 2   Answer Questions   Discuss Revenue Ballot Measures   Select Measures for November 2008 Ballot to be drafted for June 24 meeting PURPOSE

3 3 POSSIBLE REVENUE BALLOT MEASURES  FIRE AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TAX  LIBRARY SEISMIC SAFETY BOND Note: Pools Advisory Measure on June 24

4 4 Fire and Disaster Preparedness Tax Keep Fire Stations OpenKeep Fire Stations Open Expand First Responder Paramedic ServicesExpand First Responder Paramedic Services Improve Disaster Preparedness for CommunityImprove Disaster Preparedness for Community Training and Emergency Medical Services (EMS)Training and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Provide Unified CommunicationProvide Unified CommunicationTOTAL $ 2,000, , , , , , , , ,000 $ 3,620,000 $ 3,620,000

5 5 Fire and Disaster Preparedness Tax This measure as drafted includes: Low-Income Exemption Low-Income Exemption Annual inflation factor tied to either Consumer Price Index (CPI) or Personal Income Growth (PIG) Annual inflation factor tied to either Consumer Price Index (CPI) or Personal Income Growth (PIG) Split Rate: Residential and Commercial Split Rate: Residential and Commercial Review by Disaster and Fire Safety Commission Review by Disaster and Fire Safety Commission Effective start date January 2009 (to fund one- time costs related to the measure) Effective start date January 2009 (to fund one- time costs related to the measure)

6 6 Split Rate Tax City of Berkeley Property Total City of Berkeley Property (Excludes Exempt Non-Profits): RESIDENTIAL:59M Sq. Ft.75% COMMERCIAL:19M Sq. Ft.25% 78M Sq. Ft.

7 7 Library Tax Split Rate 9.3%

8 8 Fire and Disaster Preparedness Tax LARGE COMMERCIAL BUILDING – 10,000 Sq. Ft. Library Tax Split Rate 9.3%

9 9 Fire and Disaster Preparedness Tax Library Tax Split Rate 9.3%

10 10 Fire and Disaster Preparedness Tax Comparison of Consumer Price Index versus Personal Income Growth Fire YearCPI PIG COLAs Average

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12 12 Rotating Closure Issues   Public Education and Outreach   Disaster Preparedness   Fire Prevention Inspection Program   Unoccupied stations   Fires and call volume increasing   Reduces minimum daily staffing Fire and Disaster Preparedness Tax

13 13 Fire and Disaster Preparedness Tax Rotating Closure Operational Issues  Simultaneous and Greater Alarm Incidents  Special Operations  Mutual Aid Response  Critical Fire Weather  Coordination of Shift Administrative Activities  Apparatus and Station Maintenance

14 14 Fire Calls for FY Calls/Year

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16 16 Library Seismic Safety Bond Tax onTax on $330,500 $1M New SF AlternativeAvg.Home Home Increase A. $18.9M $20 $ % B. $23.0M $24 $ % C. $26.0M $27 $ %

17 17 Library Seismic Safety Bond Why more space is needed: Alleviate overcrowded conditions Improve Library operations Code compliance Accessibility Adequate staff workspace Increase space for programs and services More space for Tool Library & Berkeley Reads

18 18 North, South, Claremont and West Branch Scope of Work for All Alternatives: Seismic and life safety issues addressed Fully accessible per ADA requirements Update/replace building systems Refurbish/preserve historical architectural Improved energy efficiency

19 19 Differences between alternatives:   Percentage of new space   Scope of renovation   Extend historic features refurbished   Interior layout changes   Landscaping Cost Model - Summary of Differences between Alternatives

20 20 Ballot Measure Schedule June 17Discuss components of ballot measures and finalize scope June 24Review Final Ballot Measure Language; City Attorney to provide impartial analyses July 8Council Resolution on ballot measures for Nov 2008; Comment on impartial analyses, including initiatives July 15Argument Authorization

21 21 QUESTIONS?


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