Berkeley talks about helping the homeless but it seems beyond the city's ability to provide a modicum of dignity to its residents who have the least.
There are steps Berkeley can take – like increasing the pedestrian signal time at intersections –that will make it a more amenable place for older residents.
By rejecting this housing development, Berkeley loses out on the economic benefit of housing construction and long-term environmental gains. It wastes financial resources, too.
The Council is reneging on its 2006 pledge to divert all excess property taxes into an affordable housing fund. In 2017, $7M went into the Capital Improvement budget instead.
A young woman experiencing homelessness in Berkeley helped me and I didn't help her in return. How could the encounter have gone differently?
UC Berkeley's plan to build housing in People's Park is not the first time the university has proposed to interfere with the historic site, and we will rise up in protest again.
Urban Shield may be in need of a course correction, but that does not mean we should simply disengage from it.
The importance of Urban Shield in training police to respond to disasters is exaggerated. Berkeley should exit the program to rebuild good faith between police and people of color.
While it took a majority to turn their back on their citizens on the Urban Shield decision, I am particularly dismayed by City Councilman Ben Bartlett’s vote.
Jesse Arreguín not only failed to lead the resistance, but actually reversed votes the council had made in December 2015 to pull out of Urban Shield.
With the vote to remain in Urban Shield, and the deployment of the already highly weaponized police force, representative government on Tuesday failed the city of Berkeley.
Berkeley's mayor, City Council, and every member of its police force should be ashamed of their decision to continue with the poisonous disaster that is Urban Shield.
There is no excuse for this City Council not to do what the council should have done a year and a half ago: take us out of Urban Shield and NCRIC.
Urban Shield’s racist, 'warrior cop' nature stands in clear contradiction with Berkeley’s values; pulling the city out should be a no-brainer based on that alone.
With the case of 1310 Haskell St., the council is making a misguided attempt to circumvent state law and obstruct the development of housing in our city.