The City Council voted to add a new comment period early in its meetings. The public will now have the option to share their views then or later.
Nico Savidge joined Berkeleyside in 2021 as a senior reporter covering city hall. Born and raised in Berkeley, he got his start in journalism at Youth Radio as a high-schooler in the mid-2000s. Since then, he has covered transportation, law enforcement, education and college sports for the San Jose Mercury News, EdSource, the Wisconsin State Journal, The Janesville Gazette and The Daily Cardinal. A graduate of Berkeley High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he now lives in Oakland with his wife and dog.
Berkeley trash bills could go up soon. Here’s when, why and how much.
Customers with smaller trash containers would bear the brunt of this rate hike, in a shift from the city’s prior strategy.
Public comments at City Council could be overhauled
Critics say Berkeley’s current public comment system stifles input from those who can’t sit through hours of City Council business.
‘Pentagon Papers’ whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
Ellsberg, who has lived near Berkeley for more than 40 years, said he plans to continue his advocacy work for as long as he can.
Photos: Enough snow for skiing and snowmen in the Berkeley Hills
Tilden Regional Park and Grizzly Peak Boulevard turned into a winter wonderland Friday as several inches of snow brought sledders, hikers and snowball fighters into the hills.
How did the Hopkins Street bike lane project turn into a ‘culture war’?
The heated debate seems to be colored by broader disagreements over what kind of city Berkeley should be.
Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín launches state Senate campaign
Arreguín’s campaign announcement positioned him as a regional progressive leader fit to replace termed-out Sen. Nancy Skinner.
Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín files for state Senate run
Campaign finance records show Arreguín has filed to run in 2024 for termed-out state Sen. Nancy Skinner’s seat in Sacramento.
Up in the air: Negotiations between Berkeley and BART tie up plan for housing at Ashby station
Berkeley officials want community benefits in exchange for waiving their “air rights” over the station. BART may not agree.
Apartments approved at site of downtown Berkeley development battle
Berkeley held 37 meetings about a downtown housing project that was never built. A new plan for the block has been approved after only five.
The state rejected Berkeley’s housing plans. What happens next?
The city has now missed a key deadline to have its housing plan approved. But there is disagreement over what that means.
What a court ruling on Bay Area transportation funding could mean for Berkeley
A proposed ferry terminal at the Berkeley Marina and bus service on San Pablo Avenue could be candidates for funding from a 2018 bridge toll hike.