Politicians sold the $100M infrastructure bond as one that would incorporate public input and be used for the most critical of projects. Neither of those things is happening.
Berkeley made some improvements, with more to come, to the intersection of The Alameda and Hopkins Street. Drivers have slowed down, making it safer for pedestrians.
Don't miss our guide to May 16 council highlights: federal funding and an armored van for police that's been disputed by activists, infrastructure updates, the Library Board, more.
Just because interest rates are low doesn't mean Berkeley should borrow $100M for T1. The city should only fund projects that have a higher return than its borrowing costs.
A series of workshops starting Saturday will let community members passionate about improving Berkeley's aging infrastructure share input to help guide a new influx of cash.
Damaged tide tubes mean water doesn't drain quickly from Aquatic Park, and that leads to flooding.
Berkeley voters must demand greater fiscal accountability on how the city spends bond monies.