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."
A small fire struck a homeless encampment near Second Street in West Berkeley early Sunday morning, authorities and community members report.
Council says it will consider the possibility of sanctioned encampments for homeless residents in Berkeley.
Officials have voted to move ahead with plans to open a new "pop-up" homeless shelter at Second and Cedar — despite many unknowns about financing, staffing and logistics.
Council voted Tuesday night to ramp up parking enforcement by adding 15 automated license plate readers to the small pilot program it launched last year.
Berkeley Mayor-elect Jesse Arreguín held a press conference Tuesday to make clear that he and the City Council will ensure the city remains a sanctuary city, offering protection to immigrants and undocumented residents.
The Berkeley City Council unanimously passed a new minimum-wage ordinance that is one of the most progressive in the country and is a significant victory for workers and the community. The new ordinance takes the best from both BB and CC. All stakeholders agree: vote No on BB and CC, enabling the superior council ordinance to prevail.
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It was such a novel idea that newspapers around the country wrote about it.