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.
There is no problem with RVs There are no piles of trash outside of them. Their inhabitants don’t behave menacingly. The people who live in RVs and other vehicles in West Berkeley don’t disrupt daily life.
Negotiations are continuing so city officials aren't ready to state where the first site will be. It will not be at the Berkeley Marina, however.
Fewer of those on the streets are sleeping in doorways, according to a new report.
The Berkeley City Council is set to resume meetings Tuesday after a summer recess.
The numbers behind the people living on Berkeley's streets.
The city is moving ahead with plans for a "safe parking" site for RVs — including by asking the state if it could be located at the waterfront.
The City Council is set to vote on terms for a two-week RV parking permit and to pursue a three-month "safe parking" site. Officials had previously proposed the marina for the location, but have recently reversed course.
Public land should not be transferred to private use. Berkeley should work at the state and regional level to find solutions for RV dwellers.
A year ago, the author had a job that paid six figures and was living in a nice house. He lost his job, broke up with his partner, and found himself without a home. Living in an RV has helped him get back on his feet.
A council majority voted late Tuesday, after more than three hours of public comment, to outlaw overnight RV parking after creating an RV permit system and trying to help "priority populations" find stable housing.
The council will hold a second reading of an RV overnight-parking ban Tuesday. Opponents and proponents of the ban are both expected to show up.