Even though the city of Berkeley has reached a settlement, others are fighting the university in court.
Voting in closed session and then not reporting it is a violation of California’s open meeting laws, the groups contend.
UC Berkeley will now pay the city more than $4 million a year for its use of city services.
The ruling comes as the city and Berkeley are nearing an agreement on issues surrounding payments, housing, and enrollment.
The Helen Diller Family Foundation is paying for the complex, but building it may require evicting people from a rent-controlled building.
Tuesday’s ruling denies the California Restaurant Association’s claim that Berkeley’s first-in-the-nation ban was against federal law.
Measure FF funds will allow the fire department to prepare for wildfires, and hire and train more staff.
The mayor’s proposals are just one small piece of the city’s overall $600 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Most of the money is for a new Specialized Care Unit that would respond instead of armed police to people in crisis.
The mayor has scheduled a “Budget 101” town hall for Tuesday, June 8.
Data about where police use rifles, launchers and other “controlled” equipment will now be public. Officials said it’s a matter of racial justice.
The meeting drew about 100 people who raised concerns about equity and affordability.