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Petitioning City of Berkeley Council Member Laurie Capitelli (City of Berkeley Council Member) and 9 others

Save the Golden Gate View from Campanile Way

3,793
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MEMBERS OF THE BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL
CHANCELLOR NICHOLAS DIRKS

Please act to save the treasured view of the Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay down Campanile Way on the UC Berkeley campus for future generations. A private contractor wants to build an eyesore-worthy 18 story building that would obstruct the view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Campanile Way. Before one makes the argument that we need "affordable" housing in Berkeley, these proposed condos are going to cos occupants nearly one million dollars. I don't know about you, but this isn't my definition of "affordable" housing. The building will pluck the gorgeous and inspiring view from the eyes of young college students, and instead, benefit only those who can afford to live in the proposed 18-story building. The campus view of the Golden Gate inspired the name "Berkeley" and has been cherished by generations of students, visitors, and community members. It is painful to think that the year of the Campanile's Centennial might be the last year that anyone can walk down Campanile Way and see an unobstructed view without tall new buildings in the way. Substantial development can occur in Downtown Berkeley without obstructing and privatizing this irreplaceable public view.

I was inspired to come to UC Berkeley when I stood on the steps of the Campanile plaza and witnessed this breath-taking view. Will future students, destined to be the next Nobel Laureate or the next stellar Cal student athlete, still come to this institution of higher learning, if it is devoid of one of the most inspiring points on campus?

Substantial development can occur in Downtown Berkeley without obstructing and privatizing this irreplaceable public view.

Social Media Questions/Immediate Press-Questions: Email smithalexandra@berkeley.edu
Questions? Email: SaveCampanileViews@gmail.com

 

Our Petition in the News: 

CBS KPIX News Story INCLUDING HIGH RISE IMAGEShttp://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/11448031-uc-berkeley-students-up-in-arms-over-plan-to-block-campus-bay-view/

KRON News Story: http://kron4.com/2015/04/29/uc-group-rallies-against-proposed-berkeley-high-rise-which-threatens-iconic-views-of-san-francisco-bay/

Contra Costa Times: Online Petition Seeks to Preserve Golden Gate View from UC Berkeley's Campanile Way

SF Gate (Affiliate of San Francisco Chronicle): UC Berkeley Student Fights to Save Campus View of SF Bay

This petition was delivered to:
  • City of Berkeley Council Member
    Laurie Capitelli (City of Berkeley Council Member)
  • City of Berkeley Council Member
    Susan Wengraf (City of Berkeley Council Member)
  • City of Berkeley Council Member
    Linda Miao (City of Berkeley Council Member)
  • City of Berkeley Council Member
    Max Anderson (City of Berkeley Council Member)
  • City of Berkeley Council Member
    Darryl Moore (City of Berkeley Council Member)
  • City of Berkeley Mayor
    Tom Bates (City of Berkeley Mayor)
  • Chancellor of the University of California
    Chancellor Nicholas Dirks
  • City of Berkeley Council Member
    Kriss Worthington
  • City of Berkeley Council Member
    Lori Droste
  • City of Berkeley Council Member
    Jesse Arreguin


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