The Berkeley Municipal Code makes it clear that one’s political beliefs cannot be a consideration for the appointment to any city government position.
Davila had every right to replace a transportation commissioner who wouldn’t reveal his attitude about divestment in Israel with someone who supported her views on that issue.
While Councilwoman Cheryl Davila says she was elected “to carry out a social-justice platform,” some of her appointments are divisive, which works against the city’s interests.
Cheryl Davila has talked to some of her appointees about where they stand on calling for divestment from companies doing business in Israel.
Berkeley transportation planners don’t just look at the flow of cars on streets anymore. They try to consider the needs of people, bicyclists, and wheelchair users too.
New lanes for bicycles and buses are coming to Bancroft Way, the southern border of the UC Berkeley campus, cycling advocates have announced.
Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council unanimously approved, in concept, a 20-year vision to improve the city’s bicycling infrastructure.