Community members and officials said goodbye Tuesday night to two outgoing City Council members and the city auditor — all of whom are stepping down this week after a combined 72 years of public service.
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.
Rigel Robinson, Aidan Hill and Ces Rosales all aim to represent the “student supermajority” District 7.
A recent Berkeley City Council discussion prompted allegations of racism on the dais during a debate over the look of new welcome signage at the city borders.
District 7 candidate Rigel Robinson will serve as a collaborative and unifying voice for our city.
The long-time councilman made a playful announcement Thursday.
The owner, Ken Sarachan, has enlisted a developer and a sign announcing construction has gone up on the property at Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street.
The Berkeley City Council is slated to vote Tuesday on whether to place a controversial police oversight charter amendment on the November ballot.
The ballot initiative to create a new police oversight commission was crafted in secret and creates an onerous bureaucracy. A new initiative is in the works. Let’s wait for that.
The push to give the PRC more authority over the police department is unneeded and unwarranted in Berkeley, which has an excellent department. Stop this misplaced zealotry.
Two PRC members circumvented fellow commissioners to put a measure on the ballot to strip oversight of BPD from the city manager.
At 70, Townes founded the Berkeley Ecumenical Chaplaincy to the Homeless to bring Berkeley’s churches together to provide meals, shelter, and other services to homeless people.