Berkeley voters must demand greater fiscal accountability on how the city spends bond monies.
After more than five hours of public comment and council discussion, city officials found themselves deadlocked on a neighborhood appeal to halt Berkeley Honda's attempt to move into the old Any Mountain building on Shattuck Avenue.
More than 200 neighbors have signed a petition against Berkeley Honda moving into their area.
Tom Dalzell thinks Kate Harrison would preserve the distinctive character of Berkeley.
Cannabis nurseries can provide an alternative to industrial crop production.
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.
As the holidays approach and the attention of many is focused elsewhere, the months-long saga of the “Poor Tour” continues. I am talking about the homeless encampment that is so easily recognizable by the colorful signs and clustered tents in the meridian strip on Adeline Street near the Berkeley Bowl. Or in front of City Hall, or in front of the Post Office, or wherever they can exist for a few days without being raided and dispersed by police. Despite numerous and legally questionable police raids under the direction of City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley, this dedicated group of homeless and disabled people has brought the issue of homelessness to the front burner of city politics. It has become a question of civil as well as human rights.
The cat-and-mouse game between Berkeley and a homeless activist group continued early on Wednesday when city officials rousted about 25 people from their tents and sleeping bags on a median on Adeline Street near Oregon Avenue.
In a 7-1 vote Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council approved plans presented by the police chief to buy a bulletproof van it says will keep officers and community members safer when responding to calls with armed individuals.
The city of Berkeley has doubled its capacity for emergency storm shelter beds this week, following a council directive to get more homeless individuals indoors, and will make those beds available through Monday night in light of current weather conditions.
The city of Berkeley is taking an emergency approach to homelessness aimed at working fast to bring unhoused individuals inside, particularly as winter conditions worsen.
In one of his first acts as mayor, Jesse Arreguín is proposing to overhaul the way Berkeley addresses homelessness, including rescinding the law restricting people to only occupying a small section of the sidewalk.
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