There are 12 seats at play, including the mayor’s office, four City Council positions, two School Board positions and five on the Rent Stabilization Board.
There will be eight Berkeley measures on the Nov. 3 ballot. Here’s what to expect.
Mayor Jesse Arreguín made the decision to pull the golden duplex item after so many council members recused themselves that it made it difficult to move the issue forward.
The City Council will look tonight at whether to place a measure on the November ballot eliminating the rent control exemption for golden duplexes.
The bulk of the proposed expenditure will go for an “internal personnel issue.”The rent board is examining alleged harassment of an employee, although officials have not confirmed the detail
The Rent Board wants voters to adopt those and other changes to the rent control ordinance. The City Council must decide whether to put the changes on the Nov. 3 ballot.
Jay Kelekian is retiring in the middle of an investigation that appears to be examining alleged harassment of an employee.
The proposed changes to the rent control ordinance would take away an exemption first allowed 40 years ago.
Eviction moratoriums provide some temporary relief for tenants who can’t pay rent. But everyone from those renters to corporate landlords are still feeling worried about the future.
James “Jay” Kelekian, one of the city’s more highly paid employees, has been Executive Director of the Rent Stabilization Board for 18 years.
Campaign finance reports show 2020 races for mayor, City Council and more are heating up. Plus, there are three school measures on the March primary ballot.
Mendonca sits on the Housing Advisory Commission, has been homeless herself and currently resides in Section 8 housing.