Community members may be able to weigh in on the future of the Berkeley pier as soon as January, city staff reports.
Officials have voted to move ahead with plans to open a new "pop-up" homeless shelter at Second and Cedar — despite many unknowns about financing, staffing and logistics.
The Berkeley pier has a long and storied history. First used for ferry service, then for car service, then for recreation, it is now too dilapidated to be open.
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.
Janet Napolitano is under fire for findings in the recent performance audit of her President's Office. Maybe UC should take a leaf out of Berkeley's auditing practices?
Don't miss our guide to May 16 council highlights: federal funding and an armored van for police that's been disputed by activists, infrastructure updates, the Library Board, more.
Dee Williams-Ridley currently commutes to Berkeley from Sacramento.
A series of workshops starting Saturday will let community members passionate about improving Berkeley's aging infrastructure share input to help guide a new influx of cash.
Damaged tide tubes mean water doesn't drain quickly from Aquatic Park, and that leads to flooding.
Berkeley voters must demand greater fiscal accountability on how the city spends bond monies.
After years of discussion, the City Council agreed to establish a general fund reserve policy at its Tuesday meeting.
President Trump took steps Wednesday to strip sanctuary cities of funding. Berkeley could lose $11.5 million.
Berkeley is approaching a major, although only dimly visible, financial crisis. To pile another $100 million of debt onto this grim situation without first reforming basic budgeting and policy practices would be irresponsible.