It’s been five months since Berkeley’s last warm water pool closed, a development that one city council member says is disproportionately hurting elderly and disabled residents.
Neither of the two remaining alternatives, King Pool in North Berkeley and the YMCA pool, function fully as therapeutic pools, council member Jesse Arreguin told the Daily Californian.
That may change. At its next meeting May 1, the Berkeley City Council will discuss the possibility of a November bond measure to build a new pool. The cost has been pegged at $10.5 million.
A second survey is soon to get underway to gauges residents’ feelings about the pool and a tax of roughly $26 per home per year to pay for it.