About 100 people came to a community meeting Thursday to call for affordable housing development and the preservation of the Berkeley flea market.
The new BART Plaza will now open even later than expected.
Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night to hear what kind of housing could be built at the North Berkeley BART station. Officials vowed to be as transparent as possible.
Berkeley and BART officials are holding a meeting Thursday night to allay fears and start the discussion about what could be built. There are no current plans to build anything.
A judge said “First They Came for the Homeless” has made plausible claims that Berkeley seized campers’ belongings and suppressed their political expression.
It would cost the city nearly $1.2 million to provide 268 shelter beds for people experiencing homelessness this winter, according to papers filed Tuesday in federal court.
By the time BART could have come to evict them Saturday morning, most of the campers had moved off the property on their own.
Council says it will consider the possibility of sanctioned encampments for homeless residents in Berkeley.
The BART Rotunda that stood sentinel in Berkeley for more than 40 years is being torn down to make way for a new entrance to the station.
The encampment’s lawsuit against BART and the city of Berkeley will go forward, however.
BART police evicted the camp around 5 a.m. On the opposite side of the BART tracks, the “Here There” camp remains intact.
A temporary restraining order buys the “Here There” camp one more week, but its neighbor camp on the same plot of land could be evicted tonight.