State and city laws have made it easier, in theory, to build backyard cottages in Berkeley. In practice planners sometimes seem to need to catch up with the new regulations.
Two large trees collapsed overnight in North Berkeley during Tuesday’s storm. There were no reported injuries. See dramatic photos shared by readers.
There are 12 seats at play, including the mayor’s office, four City Council positions, two School Board positions and five on the Rent Stabilization Board.
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Council will vote tonight to give purview over the tenant/landlord relationship for ADUs to the Rent Board. This would stop ADU development being built for rentals in its tracks.
This issue should move to the forefront of every City Council meeting until it is resolved.