Berkeley sometimes assesses taxes on unfinished basements, which should not be taxed.
BART and Berkeley should create a development that is scaled to fit in with the surrounding residential neighborhood and aims to be 100% affordable.
The city can develop housing in order to reduce rents and displacement, make homeownership more attainable, and end epidemic levels of homelessness.
Social housing ensures that people of all income levels -- including teachers, artists, activists, students, and working families -- have access to dignified stable housing.
In its redesign of Ohlone Park, Berkeley should include an outdoor gathering space where seniors can exercise and take classes.
Allowing tenants to buy their apartments when they come up for sale will help keep the diversity Berkeley prides itself on.
We need to safely resuscitate in-person learning on behalf of our traumatized and sometimes almost suicidal kids.
Berkeley must pressure the state to accelerate our transition to an electric future as fast as possible.
Large stores in Berkeley can no longer place candy at the checkout line but instead must offer healthy alternatives such as fruit, vegetables, and nuts.
Using trained civilians to make most traffic stops is a critical part of reimagining public safety and advancing the movement for Black lives.
Gas-powered leaf blowers worsen the climate crisis. Electric or battery ones work just as well and pollute less.
Using unarmed enforcement officers will accomplish the twin goals of road and community safety.