“Let’s put forward our best proposal,” said Mayor Jesse Arreguín. “If they accept it, great. If not, we’ll build this facility.”
Despite the claims that funds raised from Measure U1 would be used for housing, the money goes into Berkeley’s General Fund where the Council can use it however it likes.
Berkeley is poised to buy the old Premier Cru complex on University and may use it for new City Council chambers and, eventually, affordable housing.