By Brian Caulfield, Berkeley Voice, February 16, 1995
Berkeley resident L A Wood and friends used the City Council's
public comment period to present a 12-minute video at Tuesday night's
meeting. Wood presented the video to the council to push for improvements
at Berkeley's corporation yard, where city vehicles are stored and maintained,
as well as to push for a city policy allowing citizens
to present videos to the council.
Wood got around the council's restrictions on making presentations
of more than three minutes by having four of his friends address the
council consecutively, and using the time to present a different segment
of the video.
"I think that is an innovative use of time,"
said Berkeley Mayor Shirley Dean of Wood's tactic. Dean offered to schedule
Wood to make a presentation to the council at a later date, but Wood
in Transit: The neighborhood is bound by Sacramento Street,
Dwight Way, San Pablo Avenue, and University Avenue. The Public
Works vehicle maintenance yard is the area’s largest business
and it contributes to the highest volume of vehicular traffic. Indeed,
the city operations represent a unique business.