Karen Hemphill gave a forceful speech and Josh Daniels reflected on his tenure through a data-driven presentation.
Residential developers will soon be required pay the district $3.48 per square foot, and commercial developers 56 cents. Most nearby districts already have a similar policy.
After much back-and-forth, REALM will continue leasing a small space at the site from the Berkeley Unified School District.
Berkeley's largest charter school is suffering financial woes and space constraints that pose serious challenges to its continuing viability.