Berkeley doesn't need to spend $1.2M to study what to do with the Marina. Adding a hotel could wipe out the Marina Fund's deficit and bring needed activity to that part of the shoreline.
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.
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.
Unless the Parks and Waterfront Department gets real, the T1 bond money will be a case of pouring new wine into cracked old bottles.