An independent commission will now decide district boundaries. New rules mean City Council members can be drawn out of their districts.
Community says goodbye to longtime City Council members Maio, Worthington
Community members and officials said goodbye Tuesday night to two outgoing City Council members and the city auditor — all of whom are stepping down this week after a combined 72 years of public service.
Council approves South Berkeley co-living units after zoning board denial
Citing the “tremendous” need for new housing in Berkeley, and its location near BART along key transit lines, officials overturned a zoning board vote to reject a five-story “co-living” project at Shattuck and Ashby.
With Worthington out, wide-ranging candidates vie for Southside seat
Rigel Robinson, Aidan Hill and Ces Rosales all aim to represent the “student supermajority” District 7.
Charges of racism, as officials approve new Berkeley welcome signs
A recent Berkeley City Council discussion prompted allegations of racism on the dais during a debate over the look of new welcome signage at the city borders.
After 22 years, Kriss Worthington will not seek re-election to Berkeley City Council
The long-time councilman made a playful announcement Thursday.
Construction on Telegraph Avenue lot, vacant for 30 years, is step closer
The owner, Ken Sarachan, has enlisted a developer and a sign announcing construction has gone up on the property at Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street.
Charter change would put Berkeley police oversight into citizen hands (but whose?)
The Berkeley City Council is slated to vote Tuesday on whether to place a controversial police oversight charter amendment on the November ballot.
Remembering Frances Townes, 101, fierce advocate for art and the homeless
At 70, Townes founded the Berkeley Ecumenical Chaplaincy to the Homeless to bring Berkeley’s churches together to provide meals, shelter, and other services to homeless people.
Officials butt heads over Premier Cru, rethink parking plans at Berkeley Way
Tension was high Tuesday night as the Berkeley City Council debated interim uses for the Premier Cru site and plans to build homeless housing on the Berkeley Way parking lot.
City to make ‘last-ditch effort’ to use BUSD chambers before pursuing new home
“Let’s put forward our best proposal,” said Mayor Jesse Arreguín. “If they accept it, great. If not, we’ll build this facility.”
Could sanctioned homeless camps be headed for Berkeley?
Council says it will consider the possibility of sanctioned encampments for homeless residents in Berkeley.