It will create an independent agency to investigate civilian complaints and ensure effective civilian oversight of police conduct
Opinion: The majority of Berkeley City Council members agree: Re-elect Mayor Jesse Arreguín
He has been a leader in bringing clean energy options to residents, reducing the city’s carbon footprint, and creating programs to help and house the homeless.
Opinion: It’s time to reform probate court
Predatory for-profit conservators often take advantage of the elderly by charging huge fees and isolating them from the community.
Opinion: ADUs present an innovative way to create affordable housing
Accessory Dwelling Units are a grassroots solution to our housing affordability crisis. Berkeley now needs to create new models of housing policy to accommodate them.
Opinion: We owe it to our community and our neighbors to engage and transform Urban Shield
Urban Shield may be in need of a course correction, but that does not mean we should simply disengage from it.
Opinion: Berkeley’s zoning laws wall off communities of color, seniors, low-income people and others
Zoning laws in Berkeley have been used historically to exclude African Americans and other populations from certain parts of the city. For equity’s sake, they must be changed.
Op-ed: A new vision for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund
On Tuesday, the City Council will discuss Mayor Bates’s omnibus housing plan. The plan has 13 points and covers everything from condo conversions to incentivizing Section 8 vouchers and by-right development rights. Yet, his proposal is a sweeping portrait of supply side economics and does not address displacement. It is premised on the idea that […]