City staff say there are too many referred projects designed to ease Berkeley's housing affordability crisis, and priorities need to be set.
Increasing fees on market-rate housing makes won't produce more affordable housing; it will only make housing more expensive for everyone.
Zoning laws in Berkeley have been used historically to exclude African Americans and other populations from certain parts of the city. For equity's sake, they must be changed.
It is not true that asking developers to pay higher fees will kill their incentive to build. Just look at all the cranes out there.
Berkeley is in the throes of a significant affordable housing crisis and higher fees on market rate projects will help mitigate the crisis.
Berkeley needs to address its housing affordability crisis. Unfortunately, many items on the City Council agenda could worsen affordability and displacement.
Assembly Bill AB 1506 ( which has been withdrawn) was sponsored by Assembly persons from Santa Monica. This article was written before it was withdrawn but I thought the information would be useful to those interested in the effects of rent control without Costa Hawkins.
New data shows that Berkeley has the eighth-highest rent of 30 Bay Area cities, and with insufficient new housing, there's no sign it's going anywhere but up.
A recent opinion piece written by Robert Krumme, published by Berkeleyside, demonstrates little understanding of the personal and social determinates of homelessness.
West Berkeley should be rezoned to its original R-4 zoning. It's hard enough to find housing so it makes no sense to miss an opportunity to add more housing of the affordable kind.
This brown-shingle duplex had to be moved to make way for the construction of the 205-unit Acheson Commons complex.
It was touch-and-go for a while there, but a council majority voted in favor Tuesday night of 50 new units on Adeline Street.
With the elections over, REAL Berkeley believes it is time for the City Council to address the city's housing crisis, which is not the same as the homelessness crisis.