Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín hit the campaign trail last week to urge voters to support tax measures O and P to raise money for affordable housing and homeless services. He met with a tough crowd.
Arguments for Measure O contend it will cost average residents $97 a year. But those with newer houses will pay 3-10 times more over 36 years than older residents because their baseline assessment is much higher.
The regulation is a stripped down version of previous proposals to also regulate sidewalk behavior.
A several-year effort to designate Campanile Way as a city landmark hit a major bump last month when the City Council reversed a decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission to do just this.
Two former Berkeley mayors and seven current and former City Council members believe Droste is the best qualified candidate.
While the clients at the center were screened for their willingness to look hard for homes, the plethora of services has also helped many get off the streets.
Harrison and her appointees have consistently advocated for policies that would make new housing less affordable and produce fewer affordable homes.
The City Council and School Board still have to approve the agreement, which would see the city paying a $600,000 flat fee as well as a per-meeting cost.
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.
Between 2014 and 2017, only 137 units of affordable housing were permitted, while 1,320 market rate units got permits. To correct this imbalance, Berkeley must pass Measure O, increase density & involve community voices.
The Yabusakis want to open "America’s first retail cannabis nursery hybrid" on Dwight Way.
Meet your District 8 City Council candidates in Berkeley's November 2018 election.