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Posted inCity

Berkeley councilman says city mishandled legal fees in Measure S redistricting lawsuit; city disagrees

Less than a week before Berkeley voters will decide whether to adopt new council district boundaries, a local official has criticized the city for how it handled legal fees for a lawsuit over the proposed council lines that are on the Nov. 4 ballot with Measure S. It’s the latest rebuke in a prolonged public battle over district lines that began in […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley Police stop sparks racial controversy

A recent police stop in Berkeley has prompted some community members to criticize police for racial insensitivity, and potential racial profiling. Part of the exchange was captured on video, which appears below. The footage was posted on YouTube less than a week ago by one of the women who was stopped, and has been viewed nearly 8,000 times. Berkeley Police officials said Thursday […]

Posted inCity

Official pushes for independent redistricting panel

Berkeley Councilman Jesse Arreguín has launched a ballot initiative to change the city’s approach to redistricting, arguing that “partisan self interest” and a “broken” process have crippled recent efforts, as well as those during the last redistricting attempt more than a decade ago. Arreguín wants the city to create an independent citizen redistricting commission “that will […]

Posted inNosh

Councilmember concerned about seafood sustainability

Following our January 26 story about the difficulties many restaurants and suppliers face sourcing sustainable seafood, Anthony Sanchez, chief of staff for Berkeley city Councilmember Jesse Arreguín, wrote in to remind us that this issue has been discussed at the local government level. “Sustainable seafood is a serious environmental issue that has luckily been brought […]