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.