For the first time ever, the city has created a team of outreach workers focused on getting chronically homeless, mentally ill individuals off the streets and into housing.
While Berkeley must work to solve its pension liabilities, the city has an excellent staff with deep experience in addressing fiscal matters.
Increasing fees on market-rate housing makes won't produce more affordable housing; it will only make housing more expensive for everyone.
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.
Berkeley has hired 73 new employees in the past three years. Before it adds any more, officials must understand and reveal what the long term costs will be.
A Bay Area renters advocacy group has sued the Berkeley City Council over its rejection of a three-unit infill housing project on Haskell Street.
On a field trip to City Hall, students in a Malcolm X Elementary School class brought their ideas on homelessness to their elected officials.
Henry Ramsey Jr., a former Berkeley councilman and Alameda County Superior Court judge, was instrumental in bringing more city resources to seniors.
Council decided Selawsky's experience is what is needed now for the board, even though it meant rejecting the lawyer nominated by the BOLT.
In a late-night move that sparked ire in the crowd, council announced it would postpone its vote on whether to continue to participate in the controversial Urban Shield program.
The Berkeley Art Center has put on many provocative shows in its 50-year history but now faces challenges about how to pay for its building.