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.
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City could change zoning rules for Solano, College and North Shattuck to encourage construction
There are two contested races for Berkeley City Council in 2022, while two members are cruising unopposed to re-election.
The Berkeley Marina is slated to receive an influx of cash following a successful lobbying campaign for a $15 million earmark from the state.
The City Council approved the $733 million biennial budget for the 2023 and 2024 fiscal years Tuesday night.
The fight over a plan to build a 6-story apartment building on a vacant lot illustrates a power shift driven by California’s housing crisis.
The projects could bring more than 5,400 new residents to the city and result in 465 new jobs, according to staff.
The city could remove limits on tall buildings downtown, and provide quick approval for small apartments in most neighborhoods.
Critics say the move won’t make the Berkeley Hills safer during a wildfire, but will block new housing from wealthy neighborhoods.