The Planning Commission had come up with new and additional changes to the original plan and presented it to the council. July 13 marked the meeting in which City Council voted 7-2 to put the Plan on the November ballot as "Measure R".
The details can be found here, but by the books of Streets Alive! it looks like a YES for us.
The Plan is to make Berkeley one of the greenest cities in the United States.
Hopefully our painted boxes, can correlate with this "greening" of Berkeley. We're putting forth a vision of moving forward into a sustainable way of life. The artful utility boxes, will bring sustainability to life in an inspiring visual way, with art that speaks about the natural world, working with it rather than against it, preservation, and adopting environmentally sensitive practices. All this conveyed in some art that covers utility boxes? Yes! This is the power of art, and public art at that!
Here's Info on the Downtown Area Plan: