While other cities have softened restrictions on psychedelics, Berkeley would be the first to decriminalize the synthetic hallucinogen.
The ordinance requires certain businesses to give employees two weeks’ notice of their work schedules, and extra pay for changes.
Kesarwani had 53% of the ranked-choice votes to defeat challengers Elisa Mikiten and Tamar Michai Freeman.
Interim Police Chief Jen Louis has said she was not aware of derogatory text messages that were leaked this month.
Several cities across the country are rethinking right on red amid an increase in serious traffic crashes.
Lee, a refugee from Shanghai, hung out with Maya Angelou and was crowned Miss Chinatown before winning a 1973 City Council election.
Construction unions and housing groups push campaign to pass Measure L over $300,000.
Berkeley leaders have embraced taller, denser development as a step to resolve the housing crisis. Some advocates see signs of a backlash brewing among voters.
The City Council will have to decide whether to change its restrictions on cottages and in-law units, or challenge the state.
Intended as a “starting point” for reparative work with local Indigenous people, a land acknowledgment will be displayed at every meeting and read aloud monthly.
But it’s not yet clear whether the long-running debate over the North Berkeley street is finished.
Hansel Aguilar runs a similar law enforcement oversight agency in Charlottesville, Virginia.