"Let’s put forward our best proposal," said Mayor Jesse Arreguín. "If they accept it, great. If not, we’ll build this facility."
A new "pipeline report" by city planning staff offers a broad look at dozens of housing projects in the works in Berkeley. About 1,400 units, in 20 projects, are pending review.
Community members may be able to weigh in on the future of the Berkeley pier as soon as January, city staff reports.
The city could pull in an estimated $800,000 in new taxes on short-term rental units by the end of June, aided in part by an agreement with Airbnb to help collect that money.
Council says it will consider the possibility of sanctioned encampments for homeless residents in Berkeley.
In recent months, the city and campus community have worked together to improve fire safety in large group homes, in particular, before special events or parties.
Neighbors have twice appealed a family's plan to build an addition onto their home in the hills.
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.
City Council voted to install a rectangular rapid flashing beacon, thinking it would make the intersection safer for bicyclists. But a four-way stop would be more effective.
Creating and using a public bank rather than using a corporate one could help Berkeley earn millions that could help pay for city programs.
Berkeley allows men to show their nipples. The city should change the law so women can, too.
A naked activist unleashed a 5-minute tirade in a mostly empty City Council chamber in Berkeley on Tuesday night. (The following story contains nudity and profanity.)
Two years and two lawsuits after an application was made to build new housing in southwest Berkeley, City Council has approved the project after a judge ruled it had to.