The Berkeley Municipal Code makes it clear that one’s political beliefs cannot be a consideration for the appointment to any city government position.
Davila had every right to replace a transportation commissioner who wouldn't reveal his attitude about divestment in Israel with someone who supported her views on that issue.
While Councilwoman Cheryl Davila says she was elected "to carry out a social-justice platform," some of her appointments are divisive, which works against the city's interests.
Cheryl Davila has talked to some of her appointees about where they stand on calling for divestment from companies doing business in Israel.
Berkeley transportation planners don't just look at the flow of cars on streets anymore. They try to consider the needs of people, bicyclists, and wheelchair users too.
New lanes for bicycles and buses are coming to Bancroft Way, the southern border of the UC Berkeley campus, cycling advocates have announced.
Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council unanimously approved, in concept, a 20-year vision to improve the city's bicycling infrastructure.
SOLANO STROLL The forecast is for a break in the heatwave this weekend, so it should be pleasant to amble down Solano Avenue with tens of thousands of others on Sunday at the annual Solano Stroll. As always, Berkeleyside is a media sponsor of the Stroll, and we’ll be there with our booth — conveniently located in front of iScream ice-cream shop at 1819 Solano Ave. Come by and say hello! In addition to Berkeleyside, you can enjoy the parade (which kicks it all off at 10 a.m.), plenty of live music, mechanical rides, juried hand-crafters, food and drink, and hundreds of local organizations in over 1 mile of free family fun. Sunday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (more…)
UPDATE, July 13: Councilwoman Susan Wengraf, who originally brought the undergrounding item to council, will recommend at this week’s meeting that the item be held over until September. “I originally brought this item forward and I feel that it is an extremely important issue. Fearing that it will be discussed at 1:30 a.m., I would prefer to delay it to another time,” she told Berkeleyside. “It deserves a good vetting and discussion.” The commissions involved in the issue are in agreement with her, she added. The item is currenly listed as 57th on a 62-item long agenda. The last council meeting, June 30, ran until 1:30 a.m.
More than 100 people turned out Monday night to offer feedback to the city of Berkeley, which is updating its Bicycle Plan for the first time in over a decade.
Out and about around Ashby Avenue over the weekend? Notice anything different?
Plans for a bike lane on Tunnel Road — under negotiation for the past year between the city, residents and biking advocates — will be discussed Thursday night at a city Transportation Commission meeting.