Officials approved a new Kaiser Permanente medical center on San Pablo Avenue after property owner Wareham agreed to give four months of free rent to several of its struggling tenants who have to move.
Public financing was used for the first time in Berkeley during the November 2018 election and the Fair Practices Campaign Commission is still dealing with violations from various races.
A council majority voted late Tuesday, after more than three hours of public comment, to outlaw overnight RV parking after creating an RV permit system and trying to help "priority populations" find stable housing.
Citing the "tremendous" need for new housing in Berkeley, and its location near BART along key transit lines, officials overturned a zoning board vote to reject a five-story "co-living" project at Shattuck and Ashby.
Two Berkeley measures have brought in more than $400,000.
Measure P will replicate the successful soda tax to ensure funds are appropriately used. It places an additional surcharge on high real estate transactions to help those in need regain housing and rebuild their lives.
Smart, specifically affordable infill development has been Kate’s focus. She has gotten developers to raise the fees they pay the city and increase the number of affordable units they build.
Companies that build affordable housing are pouring funds into support of the O and P measures, Realtors are opposing the proposed property transfer tax hike and Wicks is outspending Beckles in the AD15 race.
A several-year effort to designate Campanile Way as a city landmark hit a major bump last month when the City Council reversed a decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission to do just this.
Harrison and her appointees have consistently advocated for policies that would make new housing less affordable and produce fewer affordable homes.
Meet your District 4 City Council candidates in Berkeley's November 2018 election.
Meet Kate Harrison, 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.