Berkeley owes $640M in pension obligations, which means Berkeley has to funnel funds toward that rather than fixing its parks, piers, and roads. Our leaders must address this.
The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously this week to strengthen its approach to surveillance technology. It may be the first city in the nation to do so.
First elected in 1992, Maio has served more than 25 years, making her the longest-serving council member in Berkeley.
A planned partnership between the organization and BHS never materialized, and the district plans to repurpose the space for new programs next year.
The City Council voted to prohibit city employees, including police officers, from spending city money to help the federal government crack down on cannabis businesses.
Only a few weeks after the start of recreational cannabis sales, Berkeley decided to lower the business tax
She has led the charge for higher in-lieu fees and now wants developers to pay more in community benefits. Experts warn these plans might restrict the housing built in Berkeley.
The City Council seems inclined to lower taxes on recreational cannabis, even though nearby cities have the same tax. Keeping it at 10% will discourage teenage use.
Tension was high Tuesday night as the Berkeley City Council debated interim uses for the Premier Cru site and plans to build homeless housing on the Berkeley Way parking lot.
The Berkeley Municipal Code makes it clear that one’s political beliefs cannot be a consideration for the appointment to any city government position.
Davila had every right to replace a transportation commissioner who wouldn't reveal his attitude about divestment in Israel with someone who supported her views on that issue.
A Berkeley councilwoman has put forward a proposal to add the phrases "LOVE LIFE!," "Sanctuary City," and "Ohlone Territory" to the city limit signs around town.
I was elected to carry out a social-justice platform and I have made — and will continue to make — changes in commission appointments where I see the need for change.