Berkeley says the initiative means property owners can receive a stable rental income while supporting the health of the community.
The city manager’s office will present a report outlining the city’s multi-departmental response to COVID-19.
The city is increasing testing availability to help schools open as soon as Oct. 13. Nail salons, tattoo parlors and other personal services may open Oct. 9.
Berkeley’s zoning rules are complicated and daunting to the average reader. The city wants to make it easier to understand the laws.
Currently, the city must seek a criminal prosecution to do anything other than warn people to wear masks. A proposed ordinance will allow officials to hand out an administrative citation instead.
As more movement happens, people should still limit activities and contacts and wear face coverings
Residents must continue to limit contact with people outside their social bubble, maintain physical distance and wear face coverings.
Berkeley will be getting its own version of a Black Lives Matter street mural, probably on Milvia Street in front of City Hall, and likely completed this week.
Everyone must carry a cloth face covering when they leave home, have it visible at all times, and put it on when others are nearby.
A May 18 order from Berkeley’s health officer permitting a broad range of people to return to workplaces also allows them to use child care or summer camps, both of which are required to use disease prevention guidelines
City workers also knocked on tents and talked to people to hand out 560 kits with hand sanitizer and information about COVID-19.
A number of property owners are challenging how the city assesses special taxes. They believe they have been overcharged and are seeking redress.