Some community members say the cameras will turn Berkeley into a “surveillance city” while others say they are sick of the violence.
Berkeley could lease two parcels on University Avenue and Frontage Road from the state for $1 for the project.
Last week, officials voted to spend about $11 million in tax revenue on new and existing services to address homelessness, including an RV parking program and an outdoor homeless shelter for up to 50 people.
Negotiations are continuing so city officials aren’t ready to state where the first site will be. It will not be at the Berkeley Marina, however.
PG&E says the amount of time the power could be out has “been hard for a lot of people to accept.” The city is taking steps to prepare. Have you?
Several hundred people came to Civic Center Park in downtown Berkeley to protest after reports of conditions in children’s facilities raised alarm.
Several hundred people came to Civic Center Park to protest after reports of conditions in children’s facilities raised alarm.
A council majority voted late Tuesday, after more than three hours of public comment, to outlaw overnight RV parking after creating an RV permit system and trying to help “priority populations” find stable housing.
The council will hold a second reading of an RV overnight-parking ban Tuesday. Opponents and proponents of the ban are both expected to show up.
Two Berkeley measures have brought in more than $400,000.
The race is close and no candidate is expected to capture the seat at first. Ranked-choice voting and voters’ No. 2 choices will play a large role in selecting the next council member.
Meet your District 1 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2018 election.