The city has now missed a key deadline to have its housing plan approved. But there is disagreement over what that means.
Officials hope building more will make it easier for first-time buyers and those looking to downsize.
College, Solano and North Shattuck would be zoned for greater density under the eight-year housing plan adopted by the Berkeley City Council.
Supporters say the devices help people navigate popular Berkeley neighborhoods, while critics say bringing ads into public spaces isn’t worth the revenue the city gains.
The new bike track could extend as far west as Kains Avenue, at the expense of more than 100 parking spaces.
Kesarwani had 53% of the ranked-choice votes to defeat challengers Elisa Mikiten and Tamar Michai Freeman.
The $650 million infrastructure bond Measure L remains well short of passage.
Construction unions and housing groups push campaign to pass Measure L over $300,000.
Berkeley leaders have embraced taller, denser development as a step to resolve the housing crisis. Some advocates see signs of a backlash brewing among voters.
Planning Commission chair Elisa Mikiten and holistic health advocate Tamar Michai Freeman are challenging incumbent Rashi Kesarwani for the Northwest Berkeley seat.
Meet your District 1 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2022 election.
A proposed rewrite of the zoning code would speed up the approval process for small apartments throughout Berkeley. Plus: Bigger buildings could be allowed in Southside.