Critics say Berkeley’s current public comment system stifles input from those who can’t sit through hours of City Council business.
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.
Election 2022: Rashi Kesarwani, Elisa Mikiten lead fundraising for City Council
Construction unions and housing groups push campaign to pass Measure L over $300,000.
Berkeley could outlaw discriminatory calls to police
A proposed new ordinance is modeled on San Francisco’s ‘CAREN Act,’ which drew national attention in 2020.
What you need to know about the money backing Berkeley elections
Who’s spending the most on the city’s elections? How does Berkeley’s public matching fund program work? And other campaign finance essentials.
Election 2022: Who’s running for City Council, auditor in Berkeley
There are two contested races for Berkeley City Council in 2022, while two members are cruising unopposed to re-election.
Berkeley to vote on $650M infrastructure bond, vacancy tax in November
The largest bond measure in the city’s history and a tax on vacant houses and apartments will be on the 2022 ballot.
After Berkeley High tragedy, students lobby for better mental health care
Following a classmate’s death, five students called on the City Council to prioritize funding student mental health programs. “We were converting our grief into something meaningful,” one said.
From downtown to single-family blocks, Berkeley eyes big zoning changes
The city could remove limits on tall buildings downtown, and provide quick approval for small apartments in most neighborhoods.
Berkeley’s redistricting commission picks new City Council map
The map the commission chose essentially keeps intact the current City Council district borders, with a few tweaks.
Berkeley redistricting: How new City Council boundaries could affect you
Berkeley’s Independent Redistricting Commission is expected to make its choice for a new map over the coming weeks.
New street paving policy could create ‘Equity Zone’ with priority for repairs
The plan would shift much of the city’s spending from major corridors to neighborhood streets, with a focus on West and South Berkeley.