Berkeley officials voted unanimously Tuesday night to prioritize a plan to build what was described as the city's largest ever supportive housing development for the homeless.
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.
By relying on outdated information, the City Council is putting hundreds of affordable housing units and millions of dollars in funding at risk.
Assembly Bill AB 1506 ( which has been withdrawn) was sponsored by Assembly persons from Santa Monica. This article was written before it was withdrawn but I thought the information would be useful to those interested in the effects of rent control without Costa Hawkins.
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.
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.
Fire season started May 29, and city and fire officials are ramping up efforts to help residents in the East Bay hills do everything possible to safeguard their homes.
A recent opinion piece written by Robert Krumme, published by Berkeleyside, demonstrates little understanding of the personal and social determinates of homelessness.