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EZ Expansion Into Berkeley Approved

Last July I posted a video of a meeting of the Oakland City Council where there was a passionate appeal to expand Oakland’s Enterprise Zone into part of the City of Berkeley in order to prevent Bayer Health Care from relocating a major facility out of the country.  In September word came that Bayer had decided not only to stay, but to expand its Berkeley operations.

The State has really made this effort a priority, and as of December 1, that expansion was made official by HCD.  Here is a video of the Berkeley City Council meeting of  12/8/09 where the City manager announces the approval to a round of applause:

Berkeley City Council Meeting 12/8/2009 from Max Shenker on Vimeo.

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