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.
Berkeley labor leader launches state Senate campaign
In her first attempt at running for public office, Kathryn Lybarger, president of the California Labor Federation and AFSCME Local 3299, wants to replace the termed-out Nancy Skinner.
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.
Berkeley approves housing plan, with pledge to upzone wealthy neighborhoods
College, Solano and North Shattuck would be zoned for greater density under the eight-year housing plan adopted by the Berkeley City Council.
Wednesday vote will determine how Berkeley plans for 9,000 new homes
Northern California cities are racing to meet a January deadline to adopt their Housing Elements, which are facing close scrutiny from state regulators.
Will sexual harassment allegations derail Jen Louis’ appointment as Berkeley police chief?
A report detailing past sexual harassment claims against Louis comes as the interim chief faces scrutiny in another scandal.
What’s next for Berkeley’s streets and affordable housing after Measure L failed?
Supporters, and even some leading opponents, of the unsuccessful bond say they want to ask Berkeley voters to approve another tax for street paving in two years.
Some low-wage workers will get more rights under new Berkeley law
The ordinance requires certain businesses to give employees two weeks’ notice of their work schedules, and extra pay for changes.
City Council races test Berkeley’s new direction on housing
Berkeley leaders have embraced taller, denser development as a step to resolve the housing crisis. Some advocates see signs of a backlash brewing among voters.