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ELECTION 2022: Full coverage | BERKELEY POLICE: Leaked text messages

Posted inBusiness, Community, Housing & Development

Berkeley rental rates skyrocket, causing headaches for students and those on middle incomes

An apartment for rent on Spruce Street. Photo by Melati Citrawireja This is the second in a Berkeleyside series on housing. Read our first story on short term rentals. The heated economy has pushed Berkeley rental rates significantly higher this past year, a jump of anywhere from 10% to 30.9%, depending on which study you look […]

Posted inBusiness, City, Housing & Development

Measure R: Future direction of Berkeley’s downtown?

There’s no issue more contentious on the November 2 ballot than Measure R, the advisory measure that establishes a new downtown plan. Measure R, placed on the ballot by the City Council after Berkeley residents collected enough signatures to force a previous downtown plan to a vote, sets new guidelines on growth and development in […]