Berkeley officials voted early Friday morning to adopt an updated use-of-force policy for police that will expand what types of force officers track and report, and how they make this information available to the public.
The city will work to create a new transportation department with a “racial justice lens” and a Specialized Care Unit staffed by a “network of crisis responders” to respond to non-criminal calls, among other changes.
The Berkeley City Council shifted more than $9 million out of the police department budget Tuesday night to help pay for a range of reforms called for by community members and city officials alike in recent weeks.
Council was set to vote on whether to require developers to include affordable housing units in their projects downtown and in parts of South and West Berkeley. The item was postponed.
Now that the 18-story complex at 2211 Harold Way has fallen through, Habitot no longer faces immediate eviction. But it must still raise millions to move to its new site in South Berkeley
Instead of empty lots, the land could include elongated greenspace, walking paths, dog parks, play areas and community gardens.
Last week, officials voted to spend about $11 million in tax revenue on new and existing services to address homelessness, including an RV parking program and an outdoor homeless shelter for up to 50 people.
The store looked like an overflowing attic full of antique finds.
The 101-year-old McGee Avenue Baptist Church is finally able to restore eight vacant apartments.
PG&E says the amount of time the power could be out has “been hard for a lot of people to accept.” The city is taking steps to prepare. Have you?
Officials approved a new Kaiser Permanente medical center on San Pablo Avenue after property owner Wareham agreed to give four months of free rent to several of its struggling tenants who have to move.
Despite clear qualms, the Berkeley City Council said yes Tuesday to a staff proposal to bring shared electric scooters to Berkeley in 2019.