Social housing ensures that people of all income levels — including teachers, artists, activists, students, and working families — have access to dignified stable housing.
Opinion: Elect Norman La Force to the parks board for his leadership and commitment to environmental goals
He has a record of close to 40 years of making parks, creating recreational opportunities, saving wildlife and protecting habitat
Opinion: Why we support Berkeley Measure II for police accountability
It will create an independent agency to investigate civilian complaints and ensure effective civilian oversight of police conduct
Opinion: When Berkeley residents are there for each other, we are at our best
COVID-19 is also threatening a local economic crisis, which may affect the viability of Berkeley’s small businesses. Here are some steps we can take to help out.
Opinion: ‘Missing Middle’ housing: Neither affordable nor restitution, but still a good idea to explore
Berkeley voters adopted a neighborhood preservation ordinance in 1973 in reaction to the destruction of “urban renewal.” Community groups must be involved in discussing upzoning in residential neighborhoods.
Opinion: It’s time for Berkeley to lead again – to save our oceans and planet
Plastic foodware is a major contributor to litter in Berkeley and across the planet. The Single Use Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance will transition Berkeley from plastics to reusable and compostable foodware.
Opinion: Berkeley’s new programs are getting the homeless rehoused. Vote ‘yes’ on Measure P to expand these initiatives
Measure P will replicate the successful soda tax to ensure funds are appropriately used. It places an additional surcharge on high real estate transactions to help those in need regain housing and rebuild their lives.
Opinion: The violence in Berkeley is a sign of deep economic distress
Too much wealth generated over the past 40 years has gone to a small percentage of people at the top, causing distress. That must change to make the U.S. sustainable and equitable.
Opinion: There is a great new partnership between the City Council, city manager and staff
While Berkeley must work to solve its pension liabilities, the city has an excellent staff with deep experience in addressing fiscal matters.
Op-ed: Switch it up — support clean energy for Berkeley
What if every time an electrical switch was turned on in Berkeley, 100% clean energy was delivered to power our lights, computers and appliances – and charge our electric cars? Sounds like a futuristic sci-fi dream, right? But very soon, this could be the reality for Berkeley — and all of Alameda County – with your […]