The projects could bring more than 5,400 new residents to the city and result in 465 new jobs, according to staff.
If Berkeley proceeds, it will be one of the few municipalities to directly grapple with the country’s legacy of enslavement.
The plan would shift much of the city’s spending from major corridors to neighborhood streets, with a focus on West and South Berkeley.
A confusing City Council item last month suggested Alameda County could soon see a release of genetically engineered mosquitoes as part of a state pilot. But the county never agreed to be included in the study.
“It’s just unreal what that one block has had to go through,” said South Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett.
Firms owned by people of color and women lost out on millions as contracts flowed disproportionately to white men, a report found.
No, there won’t be any “corporate-style office park,” as flyers posted in the neighborhood and on social media falsely claimed.
The 80-page analysis — the first known assessment of its kind — was published Thursday by city auditor Jenny Wong.
The announcement came during a public meeting about Oakland and San Francisco airport noise.
“We must employ a variety of tactics to deter, intervene and investigate crimes,” West Berkeley Councilmember Terry Taplin said during Wednesday’s Zoom.
Activists gathered to discuss economic and racial inequality, reparations, police violence – and to celebrate accomplishments.
Citing an “alarming rise in shootings” this year, officials pledged Tuesday night to work to create a new Ceasefire program designed to “address gun violence” in Berkeley.