Despite clear qualms, the Berkeley City Council said yes Tuesday to a staff proposal to bring shared electric scooters to Berkeley in 2019.
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.
Following a daylight shooting in August, the City Council agreed to install surveillance cameras in the south Berkeley park.
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.
A council majority approved a slightly revised version of the mayor’s proposal on arrest information at the end of Tuesday night’s meeting.
Two council members and the mayor are asking the city to limit the amount and type of arrest information released to the public. First Amendment experts say it's a slippery slope.
Cheryl Davila nominated a controversial professor to serve as her emergency proxy. Tuesday, several people blasted the choice and others came to the professor's defense.
If Berkeley withdraws, SWAT teams won't practice de-escalation training, first responders will be in harm’s way and people of color will see worse outcomes .
With questions raised over whether city officials can legally make decisions about police training, Mayor Jesse Arreguín pulled his support from a recent vote on Urban Shield.
About 50 people gathered in South Berkeley to talk about racial discrimination in housing, jobs, schools, and the community.
The push to give the PRC more authority over the police department is unneeded and unwarranted in Berkeley, which has an excellent department. Stop this misplaced zealotry.
Two PRC members circumvented fellow commissioners to put a measure on the ballot to strip oversight of BPD from the city manager.
The Berkeley Municipal Code makes it clear that one’s political beliefs cannot be a consideration for the appointment to any city government position.