Last week, officials voted to spend about $11 million in tax revenue on new and existing services to address homelessness, including an RV parking program and an outdoor homeless shelter for up to 50 people.
One project will serve seniors. The other will serve the homeless, veterans, and low-income residents.
As the City Council moves out of the property, homeless people will move in, for up to 45 nights this winter.
With a large number of mail-in ballots remaining to be counted, there could still be some unexpected results in Berkeley.
Two Berkeley measures have brought in more than $400,000.
Berkeley voters will get a say on city housing, homelessness and infrastructure on Nov. 6.
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.
Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín hit the campaign trail last week to urge voters to support tax measures O and P to raise money for affordable housing and homeless services. He met with a tough crowd.
Measure O will raise $135M in bonds that can be leveraged to bring in $500M to build more affordable housing for very-low-income, low-income, and moderate-income people.
The status quo is unsustainable and inhumane. Berkeley residents should support these measures to help those in need.