Public financing was used for the first time in Berkeley during the November 2018 election and the Fair Practices Campaign Commission is still dealing with violations from various races.
Citing the "tremendous" need for new housing in Berkeley, and its location near BART along key transit lines, officials overturned a zoning board vote to reject a five-story "co-living" project at Shattuck and Ashby.
No one might have predicted Berkeley's District 8 City Council race would feature so much discord.
Two D8 candidates have been tripped up by the new public campaign financing laws. Students who had hoped to vote aren't getting that right just yet. And a very popular senator is coming to get out the vote.
A recent Berkeley City Council discussion prompted allegations of racism on the dais during a debate over the look of new welcome signage at the city borders.
I’m joining the Democratic Party, East Bay Times, East Bay Express, the Sierra Club and many others in supporting Lori Droste because she is an incredible advocate for the issues that matter the most to me.
District 7 candidate Rigel Robinson will serve as a collaborative and unifying voice for our city.
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.
I believe building market-rate housing will not solve the affordability crisis, that Berkeley must seek higher percentages of affordable housing and that state law should not nullify local zoning.
Two former Berkeley mayors and seven current and former City Council members believe Droste is the best qualified candidate.
Lori Droste made an attempt to lower the rate and postpone the increases which is why the authors support Mary Kay Lacey for District 8.
Lacey has been showing Elmwood residents a map that exaggerates where “high-rises” would be permitted with a new state law and is saying (falsely) that Droste supports it.