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.
No one might have predicted Berkeley’s District 8 City Council race would feature so much discord.
Two D8 candidates have been tripped up by the new public campaign financing laws. Students who had hoped to vote aren’t getting that right just yet. And a very popular senator is coming to get out the vote.
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.
Companies that build affordable housing are pouring funds into support of the O and P measures, Realtors are opposing the proposed property transfer tax hike and Wicks is outspending Beckles in the AD15 race.
Meet your District 8 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2018 election.
Meet Lori Droste, one of four District 8 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2018 election.
Twelve of the 14 candidates for City Council are using public matching funds.
“Let’s put forward our best proposal,” said Mayor Jesse Arreguín. “If they accept it, great. If not, we’ll build this facility.”
A Street Spirit vendor was struck in the face Saturday after he intervened to stop a hate incident between a lesbian family and a man described by police as a “nomad” on College.
Council says it will consider the possibility of sanctioned encampments for homeless residents in Berkeley.
Council voted Tuesday to embark on an intensive project to develop extensive new development standards to preserve the city’s discretion over land use decisions.