Julie Holcomb of the Board of Library Trustees urges the City Council to approve the appointment of Judy Hunt. She also says an independent board is critical for the library.
Jim Novosel, a member of the library board, wants to set politics aside and start a "healing process" by convening a task force to look at some of the library's issues.
Just because interest rates are low doesn't mean Berkeley should borrow $100M for T1. The city should only fund projects that have a higher return than its borrowing costs.
Unless the Parks and Waterfront Department gets real, the T1 bond money will be a case of pouring new wine into cracked old bottles.
We live in an age of surveillance. We can no longer afford to bury our heads in the sand and hope that benign actors in local, state or alphabet-soup federal agencies will do the right thing.
Bay Area communities can take action to make their communities greener through California’s Urban Greening Grant Program.
There are health and environmental concerns about crumb rubber, a material used for the infill turf at the Gilman Fields. Join our campaign to replace it with something safer.
I hate to see any changes to the town I grew up in, but I will take high-rise apartment after high-rise apartment if it means we all still get to live here.
Because of mistrust, the Board of Library Trustees should resign or be replaced.
We welcome opinion pieces from all sides of Berkeley debates. But we want to keep discourse civil and constructive.
With recent decisions, Mayor Arreguín and the majority of the City Council have demonstrated their commitment to a public process that consists of backroom deals and disregard for the rule of law.
Berkeley needs a council member in district 4 who understands what it takes to keep Berkeley moving in a direction that effectively and comprehensively addresses the unprecedented inequity facing our city and country.
Downtown property owners always run a just-build-everything candidate in district 4, but we’ve always slapped them down because we know that what happens in downtown has direct effects on our neighborhoods.
Unlike what has been said about my policies, they will make Berkeley more affordable, more inclusionary, and preserve Berkeley’s unique character at a lower cost to our community.
Ben Gould is the right candidate for district 4 and for the city because he supports a policy that would increase the availability of housing at all levels of income.