There are now 1,108 unhoused people in Berkeley. The growth rate of people experiencing homelessness is much lower than in nearby cities, however.
The Berkeley City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday night on a two-year budget that focuses on public safety, housing affordability, sustainability and diversity, according to the mayor.
Settlement discussions between the two sides did not go very far, even though Berkeley and Cal both say they want to resolve their differences outside of court.
The Regents of the University of California are scheduled to vote Wednesday on the Upper Hearst Development project to create faculty housing, a parking garage and a new academic building for the Goldman School.
Officials approved a new Kaiser Permanente medical center on San Pablo Avenue after property owner Wareham agreed to give four months of free rent to several of its struggling tenants who have to move.
The city of Berkeley says it may file a lawsuit against the University of California tied to concerns about hefty population growth on campus and what it sees as unplanned impacts on the city.
Jesse Arreguín says Cal should not fold projected enrollment increases into an environmental impact report for a new student housing project. He also argues the university should pay more for police and fire services.
Getting them into permanent shelter could cost $43 million more each year.
This week, the city secured a restraining order against Zachary RunningWolf Brown, a long-time Bay Area activist, alleging he made "credible death threats" against Mayor Jesse Arreguín and scared a member of his staff.
A council majority voted late Tuesday, after more than three hours of public comment, to outlaw overnight RV parking after creating an RV permit system and trying to help "priority populations" find stable housing.
The state of our public commons, from streets in West Berkeley to the University and Gilman underpasses, is unacceptable. We need to clean them up while being mindful of those who are struggling with no place to live.
Some of Berkeley's biggest developers, concerned about homelessness, have donated to the city fund. At least two of them did so while Berkeley was considering their projects.