The bulk of the proposed expenditure will go for an “internal personnel issue.”The rent board is examining alleged harassment of an employee, although officials have not confirmed the detail
The fund has paid for rent from March through June for about 214 people. Most of the payments went directly to Berkeley landlords.
The Rent Board wants voters to adopt those and other changes to the rent control ordinance. The City Council must decide whether to put the changes on the Nov. 3 ballot.
The new “urgency ordinance” immediately expands Berkeley’s eviction moratorium, matching county rules.
Jay Kelekian is retiring in the middle of an investigation that appears to be examining alleged harassment of an employee.
The proposed changes to the rent control ordinance would take away an exemption first allowed 40 years ago.
The four-story apartment complex on Walnut Street sits on land that might become part of a new 850-bed student housing project known as the Gateway.
While the local housing market slumbers, some buyers will try to land a better deal. But the whole process of buying, and selling, has been transformed.
Eviction moratoriums provide some temporary relief for tenants who can’t pay rent. But everyone from those renters to corporate landlords are still feeling worried about the future.
The building would be part of a complex that could house as many as 1,200 students and 125 community members who need supportive housing. Cal is seeking public comment through April 27.
The lab is under construction in a Second Street warehouse. It will open in June.
Critics say the university should postpone plans until the COVID-19 crisis is over. UC Berkeley officials say the law requires the school to proceed now.