Which properties would become rent-controlled after a repeal, and which would be exempt? Berkeley voters could make the call in November.
Oakland is the East Bay's top dog haven, according to experts, but the whole area has lots to offer for our canine friends.
Rents are on a downward trajectory in Berkeley and Oakland, but many residents still struggle with affordability.
The city could pull in an estimated $800,000 in new taxes on short-term rental units by the end of June, aided in part by an agreement with Airbnb to help collect that money.
New data shows that Berkeley has the eighth-highest rent of 30 Bay Area cities, and with insufficient new housing, there's no sign it's going anywhere but up.
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.
The choices range from brand new apartments to small bungalows — either way, observers say the Berkeley rental market is showing signs of softening.