Council decided Selawsky's experience is what is needed now for the board, even though it meant rejecting the lawyer nominated by the BOLT.
Jesse Arreguín is suggesting appointing a political colleague to the Board of Library Trustees rather than the lawyer whom the board has nominated.
On the eve of the closure of Berkeley’s winter homeless shelter at 1231 Second St., the city received an anonymous $15,000 donation to keep it running for at least another month.
The Pathways Project includes short-term measures — including two new living facilities — and a long-term plan for ending homelessness in Berkeley.
Over the last two years, the city of Berkeley has been moving from an emergency services approach to homelessness to one that's focused on getting people into long-term housing.
Jim Novosel, a member of the library board, wants to set politics aside and start a "healing process" by convening a task force to look at some of the library's issues.
Kriss Worthington believes the atmosphere is so toxic at the library that the only way to improve it is to remove two library trustees.
A tent-cabin village and a pet-friendly shelter are included in Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Councilwoman Sophie Hahn's plan to address Berkeley's growing homeless population.
With 12-year District 5 Councilman Laurie Capitelli setting his sights on the mayor’s seat, Sophie Hahn and Stephen Murphy have gone head to head this election season to convince the community who will lead North Berkeley best.
Berkeley has a Downtown Plan. The path has not been smooth or simple, but thousands of hours, plus voter buy-in has solidly approved it.
For too long, Berkeley’s City Council has been mired in timid, incremental politics. The council majority has dragged its feet on important issues, to the detriment to those most in need, and to the frustration of all who want Berkeley to reclaim its place as a progressive and environmental leader. Luckily, in District 5, we have the opportunity to choose excellence, by electing a candidate with the experience, knowledge, dedication and vision to move Berkeley decisively forward: Sophie Hahn.
The political action committee of the National Association of Realtors has poured $92,486 into the Berkeley election in recent weeks, with almost two-thirds of that going to support Laurie Capitelli in his race for mayor.
Berkeleyside wants to help you get to know your 2016 candidates for Berkeley City Council, School Board and Rent Stabilization Board. This week, we plan to publish questionnaires with the candidates daily at 11 a.m.
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