Residents voted twice to add tall buildings to the downtown. Harold Way is a critical piece of the Downtown Plan as it will bring 300 units of housing near BART and millions to build affordable housing.
Berkeley officials and the visitors’ bureau revere the city’s history of protest and free speech but aren’t willing to fight to save People’s Park.
Efforts are afoot at City Hall to see if the 18-story, $150 million mixed-use housing complex planned on Harold Way may still, in fact, be viable — even though the developer told the city that he had scrapped the plans.
The university filed the suit against people protesting the construction of volleyball courts in People’s Park. For that and other reasons, Berkeley should work to keep the city’s most famous landmark an open space.
Last week, officials voted to spend about $11 million in tax revenue on new and existing services to address homelessness, including an RV parking program and an outdoor homeless shelter for up to 50 people.
It’s that time of year again: when Berkeley officials review the budget to make sure the city’s June financial projections were on track and decide exactly how to spend — and save — its extra revenue.
Advocates say the proposed ordinance would give all tenants a “fair chance,” but landlords say they’re entitled to information about applicants.
There is no problem with RVs There are no piles of trash outside of them. Their inhabitants don’t behave menacingly. The people who live in RVs and other vehicles in West Berkeley don’t disrupt daily life.
From housing and homelessness to improving public safety and infrastructure, I am committed to meeting the community’s needs. These 10 projects are just some of many initiatives my office and the Council are working on.
There are now 1,108 unhoused people in Berkeley. The growth rate of people experiencing homelessness is much lower than in nearby cities, however.
The Berkeley City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday night on a two-year budget that focuses on public safety, housing affordability, sustainability and diversity, according to the mayor.
Settlement discussions between the two sides did not go very far, even though Berkeley and Cal both say they want to resolve their differences outside of court.