Meet your District 4 City Council candidates in Berkeley's November 2018 election.
Meet Greg Magofña, one of three City Council candidates for downtown's District 4 in Berkeley's November 2018 election.
Ben Gould and Greg Magofña are challenging incumbent Kate Harrison for the District 4 seat to represent downtown Berkeley.
Greg wants to help families come out of poverty by building housing all along the economic spectrum. Ensuring that Berkeley remains a welcoming place for all is his priority.
The "pedestrian hybrid beacon" is the first of its kind in Berkeley and is meant to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety.
Twelve of the 14 candidates for City Council are using public matching funds.
Berkeley and BART officials are holding a meeting Thursday night to allay fears and start the discussion about what could be built. There are no current plans to build anything.
Sometimes when neighbors object to a project and work with the developers, the building gets better. Sometimes it just gets stopped.
Some locals are fine with the 8-story apartment building proposed for a vacant lot on San Pablo. Others cite spoilt views and increased traffic congestion as objections.
SB 827, that would have California cities allow denser, taller housing developments near transit hubs, has ignited controversy in Berkeley and nationally.
In the last six months, mayoral candidate Laurie Capitelli has raised $67,135 in donations, according to recently filed campaign finance statements. That’s almost 35% more than one of his strongest rivals and fellow city council member, Jesse Arreguín, who raised $24,858 in that same period for a total raised of $47,326. (Prior to Jan. 1, Arreguín had raised $25,007.)
The Berkeley City Council took a step forward Tuesday night in its effort to regulate short-term rentals in the city, voting almost unanimously on a compromise proposal that will seek to legalize, with restrictions, the contentious issue.