Alameda To Adopt Bird-Safe Regs
The Alameda City Council is set to adopt a bird-safe building ordinance on Nov. 27, 2018, that will mandate specific window and exterior building treatments. Click here to download and view the staff report and ordinance language. The regulation imposes bird-safe treatment on new buildings taller than 35 feet where a wall consists of 50 percent or more in glass, replacement glass of 12 square feet or more on buildings subject to the ordinance and stand-alone glass panels that are 24 square feet in size or larger. It also prescribes a menu of bird-safe building treatments including blinds and curtains, opaque glass, window grid patterns, screens, netting or special glass features. Applicants may also choose alternative compliance options recommended by a qualified biologist. If adopted, the ordinance will go into effect in 30 days. For questions or comments, contact BIA’s Lisa Vorderbrueggen at 925-348-1956 or firstname.lastname@example.org.