Despite clear qualms, the Berkeley City Council said yes Tuesday to a staff proposal to bring shared electric scooters to Berkeley in 2019.
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-housing" project at Shattuck and Ashby.
Following a daylight shooting in August, the City Council agreed to install surveillance cameras in the south Berkeley park.
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.
Rashi not only understands the work of government, but she’s also already doing it as a Berkeley commissioner and as a finance manager for a $900M agency in San Francisco.
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.
Candidates each had one minute to answer questions on a range of topics, from housing and crime to homelessness and their vision for Berkeley.
Volunteers spent the weekend in West Berkeley sprucing up the city's new Pathways center to prep it for its scheduled opening June 23. See how plans have changed.
Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night to hear what kind of housing could be built at the North Berkeley BART station. Officials vowed to be as transparent as possible.
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.
First elected in 1992, Maio has served more than 25 years, making her the longest-serving council member in Berkeley.
"Let’s put forward our best proposal," said Mayor Jesse Arreguín. "If they accept it, great. If not, we’ll build this facility."