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Posted inCommunity

Huge price tag projected for homeless storage bin plan

The new storage program is slated to be set up at the Veteran’s Building. Photo: Wikimedia Commons The new storage program is slated to be set up at the Veteran’s Building. Photo: Wikimedia Commons An innovative program to offer secure storage containers for the possessions of Berkeley’s homeless could cost nearly $350,000 a year in staffing, along with […]

Posted inCity

Berkeley council enacts street behavior regulations

Protesters fighting new ordinances related to street behavior marched to Tuesday night’s council meeting and rallied. Photo: Ted Friedman Protesters fighting new ordinances related to street behavior marched to Tuesday night’s council meeting and rallied. Photo: Ted Friedman Tuesday night’s council meeting ended abruptly with a split vote to adopt new laws proponents say will […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety, Housing & Development

The lowdown: Berkeley council on affordable housing, PRC protest report, homeless services, protest march

Tuesday’s council meeting will take place at Longfellow Middle School. Photo: Emilie Raguso Tuesday’s council meeting will take place at Longfellow Middle School. Photo: Emilie Raguso At its Dec. 1 meeting, the Berkeley City Council is set to kick off with a special 5:30 p.m. session on affordable housing, followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m. The […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety, Opinion

Op-ed: An open letter to Berkeley on homelessness: You are being scammed by the City Council

Do storage lockers magically appear on Tom Bates’ order? Do angels from on high descend with public restrooms on Linda Maio’s wish? Is it common for shower facilities to construct themselves from piping and tile without human intervention? If you answered “yes” to these questions then you’ve entered the mindset of the Berkeley City Council […]