911 calls to Berkeley’s police and fire dispatch center are taking longer to get through due to chronic understaffing that is only likely to get worse, the city auditor reported in a recent analysis.
Berkeley’s population is 19.7% Asian-American, according to the Census, but this is the first year since 1977 there will be Asian Americans serving on the City Council.
Voter turnout significantly eclipsed that of the last mid-term election in Berkeley. See all the results in one place.
Business closures in Berkeley could affect some 30,000 jobs, with unemployment reaching 27%, the city auditor estimated in a new report released this week about local economic impacts from COVID-19.
The bulk of my career — 18 years — has been as an auditor at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). I will bring my experience from there to the auditor’s office.
Companies that build affordable housing are pouring funds into support of the O and P measures, Realtors are opposing the proposed property transfer tax hike and Wicks is outspending Beckles in the AD15 race.
More than 400 people gathered in West Berkeley Saturday to mark 10 years of the local news site and to celebrate its community of supporters.
University Press Books has struggled financially for years despite trying many different approaches to stay in business.
Highly regarded by her peers, Hogan has done hundreds of audits, all aimed at making Berkeley city government function better. Her plans now include picking up jazz singing again.
The annual breakfast is not only a time to award students and organizations for their contributions, but to remind the community that work is still needed in Berkeley to achieve economic and racial justice.
Community members and officials said goodbye Tuesday night to two outgoing City Council members and the city auditor — all of whom are stepping down this week after a combined 72 years of public service.
Each year, new spending measures are passed without addressing two basic questions: (1) what is the price tag, and (2) what is the impact on existing services? Our city manager can change that.