If state Proposition 10 passes, Berkeley's system of rent control – and the role of the Rent Board – could change dramatically.
A recent campaign flyer sent by Buffy Wicks is disingenuous and inaccurate and mischaracterizes the position of her opponent Jovanka Beckles, who is the true, progressive champion for affordable housing.
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.
Candidates each had one minute to answer questions on a range of topics, from housing and crime to homelessness and their vision for Berkeley.
The City Council approved a November ballot measure determining how Berkeley will respond if Costa Hawkins is repealed.
The latest from the 2018 campaign trail.
Which properties would become rent-controlled after a repeal, and which would be exempt? Berkeley voters could make the call in November.
Assembly Bill AB 1506 ( which has been withdrawn) was sponsored by Assembly persons from Santa Monica. This article was written before it was withdrawn but I thought the information would be useful to those interested in the effects of rent control without Costa Hawkins.
The Rent Stabilization Board says the number of owner move-in eviction notices more than doubled between July 2013 and June 2016, compared to July 2010 to June 2013.
Marìa Poblet will serve out the rest of former Commissioner Katherine Harr's term, until Nov. 20, 2018.
Accruing revenue for Berkeley's Housing Trust Fund and working with nonprofit developers to build below market-rate units is one of the best ways to support low-income residents.
Katherine Harr's resignation leaves a vacancy on the Rent Board. There may be a flurry of applicants as the board can be a stepping stone to the City Council.
Six candidates are vying for four open seats on Berkeley’s Rent Stabilization Board, in a race that has seen one slate of decidedly pro-tenant candidates boast numerous endorsements and a large war chest, while their landlord-leaning opponents lag — both in terms of endorsements and cash.