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.
City could change zoning rules for Solano, College and North Shattuck to encourage construction
The new city website been lauded for its design, but links to public records have been broken, frustrating council members and activists.
As of Tuesday, BPD said, no eyewitnesses had yet come forward. Authorities have asked community members to share tips if they have them.
Nine touch-screen kiosks from IKE Smart City can be found in Berkeley today. The company wants to roll out another 17 starting next year.
Some of the area’s residents and merchants vehemently opposed plans for new bike lanes that will require the removal of parking spaces.
A new proposal would add protections for cyclists and pedestrians, while keeping most of the parking in front of businesses.
Critics say the move won’t make the Berkeley Hills safer during a wildfire, but will block new housing from wealthy neighborhoods.
Supporters say enforcing parking meters on Sundays could help shore up Berkeley’s parking fund, which has been battered by the pandemic.
The city of Berkeley is soliciting ideas on how to make Hopkins Street available to all, but the process has not been smooth.
The three candidates align on many issues, like affordable housing and public transit, but have different methods to accomplish these goals.
The Berkeley City Council shifted more than $9 million out of the police department budget Tuesday night to help pay for a range of reforms called for by community members and city officials alike in recent weeks.