Residents voted twice to add tall buildings to the downtown. Harold Way is a critical piece of the Downtown Plan as it will bring 300 units of housing near BART and millions to build affordable housing.
Berkeley officials and the visitors' bureau revere the city's history of protest and free speech but aren't willing to fight to save People's Park.
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The university filed the suit against people protesting the construction of volleyball courts in People's Park. For that and other reasons, Berkeley should work to keep the city's most famous landmark an open space.
People who are homeless come from all walks of life. Many are working or trying to work and have served in the military. But some housed residents just assume the homeless are lazy or are parasites.
She helped triple funding for gun violence prevention and pushed to help create housing for the 'missing middle.' Electing a new leader and pushing back against the Trump administration are priorities for 2020.
We should turn Telegraph from Bancroft Avenue to Dwight Way into one beautiful, level plaza of pavers, where the streetscape puts people first.
The paved 16-foot-wide bike and pedestrian path that will sweep through a congested plaza between two sailing clubs and the seawall is a potential public safety risk.
The city must make sure the development is appropriate for Berkeley and is not just a vehicle to maximize BART's revenues.
The memorandum of understanding the City Council will sign with BART will make 35% of the housing affordable
The City Council will soon enter into a memorandum of understanding with BART on how to build housing on the sites. A community advisory group will help consider zoning changes and priorities.
It is outrageous that UC Berkeley students cannot go and listen to someone like Ann Coulter without fear of being intimidated and attacked.
Since only 5% of the homeless in Berkeley are families, the city manager is recommending the bulk of Measure P's $3 million go to individuals. That is a mistake.
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