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The lowdown: Berkeley council on Tasers, affordable housing, cellphone warning, Tuolumne Camp

The Berkeley City Council meets tonight, Oct. 6, beginning with a special session at 5:30 p.m. focused on Tasers, which Berkeley police have been saying they should be able to carry. The regular meeting begins at 7 p.m., with only 13 items on the agenda. On the action calendar: A package from Councilwoman Lori Droste related to making it easier to build affordable housing, and reduce parking requirements for those projects; a proposal from Councilman Kriss Worthington asking the city to prioritize a plan to overhaul the city’s transfer station into a “state of the art Zero Waste facility”; and the first of two votes to enact the city’s new cellphone warning ordinance. (more…)

The Lowdown: Berkeley council on minimum wage, Tasers, ballot measures, city budget, pedestrian safety

On May 6, the Berkeley City Council is scheduled to look at proposed increases to the city’s minimum wage; apparent community support for proposed ballot measures in November 2014; the state of the city budget; and, preliminarily, the idea of Tasers for local police. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see how to weigh in about the meeting, even if you can’t attend.

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