If state Proposition 10 passes, Berkeley’s system of rent control – and the role of the Rent Board – could change dramatically.
Voter turnout significantly eclipsed that of the last mid-term election in Berkeley. See all the results in one place.
Francisco Silva’s death was one of six worker fatalities in Berkeley over the past 10 years, according to data from Cal/OSHA. Silva was “the type of guy that always offered a hand,” his best friend told Berkeleyside.
James “Jay” Kelekian, one of the city’s more highly paid employees, has been Executive Director of the Rent Stabilization Board for 18 years.
She can no longer afford the rents in Berkeley so she is moving to Vallejo.
Rents are on a downward trajectory in Berkeley and Oakland, but many residents still struggle with affordability.
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.
Jay Kelekian is retiring in the middle of an investigation that appears to be examining alleged harassment of an employee.
Wicks is the only candidate in the race who refuses to support the repeal of the Costa Hawkins Housing Act.
Harrison beat Ben Gould, a UC Berkeley graduate student, by capturing 62% of the vote.
Seven years after Berkeleyans rallied to prevent the sale of the downtown post office, another Save the Post Office protest took place at 2000 Allston Way to save not just the building, but the U.S. postal system itself.
Marìa Poblet will serve out the rest of former Commissioner Katherine Harr’s term, until Nov. 20, 2018.