The pledge came amid a lengthy discussion on the annual crime report, use-of-force and police stop data, traffic collision statistics and more.
The benefits are part of a broader 30-year development agreement for a major expansion at Bayer’s West Berkeley campus.
Some community members say the cameras will turn Berkeley into a “surveillance city” while others say they are sick of the violence.
On Tuesday night, Berkeley officials banned most ghost guns in the city.
In July, the city’s new Police Accountability Board kicked off, replacing the longstanding Police Review Commission, which was formed in 1973.
The city is making a key update to its housing plans. Here’s how the process works and how you can get involved.
Micromobility rentals could start later this year after the city approved a set of long-delayed regulations for the industry.
Nearly 14,000 properties in Berkeley could add new housing under the law, but experts say its impact will likely be modest.
Workers have until Nov. 15 to get vaccinated, unless they can claim a medical or religious exemption from the requirement.
Frank Daar was a leader in the formation of the “April Coalition,” which made national news in 1971 by electing Loni Hancock, Ira Simmons and D’Army Bailey to the Berkeley City Council.
Plastic bags in the produce aisle and thicker bags for groceries and takeout would be banned under a proposal in its early stages.
City leaders are launching a new effort to create “objective standards” that could determine how easy it is to build in Berkeley.