Community members and officials said goodbye Tuesday night to two outgoing City Council members and the city auditor — all of whom are stepping down this week after a combined 72 years of public service.
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-housing" project at Shattuck and Ashby.
As the City Council moves out of the property, homeless people will move in, for up to 45 nights this winter.
The race is close and no candidate is expected to capture the seat at first. Ranked-choice voting and voters' No. 2 choices will play a large role in selecting the next council member.
No one might have predicted Berkeley's District 8 City Council race would feature so much discord.
Ces is a woman who has a long history fighting for civil rights. I know she will represent her city with integrity, commitment and unceasing energy.
Having served on the Rent Stabilization Board, the Zoning Adjustments Board, the Housing Advisory Commission and the Sierra Club board, he has deep experience and understands the issues.
Following a daylight shooting in August, the City Council agreed to install surveillance cameras in the south Berkeley park.
He has spent 15 years as an elected official, environmentalist, housing official and more. He is a tireless progressive activist
She has been a successful attorney, giving her the skill set to balance being be a fierce advocate and a collaborative partner with City Council colleagues.
Berkeley should use a prefabricated metal building like those used for aircraft hangars to construct a shelter. Land isn't a problem — the building can be put up on a little-used portion of a street.
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.