Asian Americans make up 20% of the city, but you would never know it if you saw the names on our streets, parks and schools. The renaming of a tiny downtown street presents the opportunity to start to change that.
Opinion: Make Berkeley great again
Berkeley “NIMBYs” argue with “YIMBYs” over building housing. It’s time to bring back a local tradition: grassroots real estate development.
Op-ed: Passing the torch – Intergenerational equity and the housing crisis
In August 1945, the US dropped two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 150,000 people, mostly civilians. On September 2nd, Japan surrendered and World War II was over. Nine months later, Donald Trump was born. We all know that, as the son of a wealthy real estate developer, Trump was “born on third base […]
Op-ed: You and I created the housing crisis
The Bay Area housing crisis is getting worse so quickly, we barely have time to react. Locally, Berkeley rents are up over 30% year over year, and the median home price is now over $1 million. A recent analysis said that to comfortably cover your housing costs in Berkeley requires an annual income of $119,014. […]
Op-ed: No on Measure R isn’t nearly enough
I am thrilled that we voted 3 to 1 to defeat Measure R, and that the building of new housing in downtown Berkeley will continue. Let’s build on this momentum, and get serious about addressing the massive housing shortage in our community that is hitting working families hard. Downtown is great, but we have to […]