The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night in favor of a public planning process that could one day bring San Francisco Bay Ferry service to Berkeley.
The abandoned boat that drew the attention of waterfront visitors and graffiti artists could finally be cleaned up next week.
More than 20 people have been living in RVs parked along Marina Boulevard for months.
Community members may be able to weigh in on the future of the Berkeley pier as soon as January, city staff reports.
The Berkeley pier has a long and storied history. First used for ferry service, then for car service, then for recreation, it is now too dilapidated to be open.
Tideline Marine Group began operating ferries out of the Berkeley Marina earlier this year, to some commuters' delight. Others wonder if ferries are a viable transit option.