Virtual public meetings in several Bay Area cities have been targeted by people who spew hate speech.
The City Council deadlocked on a parking requirement for ADUs in the hills Tuesday, pushing a decision to its Oct. 3 meeting.
As Mayor Jesse Arreguín campaigns for state Senate, three city councilmembers have joined the race to replace him.
Wengraf’s decision sets up an open race for the District 6 City Council seat in the 2024 election.
The ambitious project could cost up to $158 million and includes plans to study daylighting Strawberry Creek, rethink Center Street and create an “urban oasis.”
The City Council voted 6-1 to move forward with using the mass surveillance cameras for a two-year trial.
Privacy advocates say the mass surveillance cameras — meant to deter auto thefts and other crimes — will endanger activists, religious minorities and those seeking reproductive health care they can’t get elsewhere.
Councilmember Harrison said it breeds mistrust for the city manager’s office to make broad claims about the investigation’s findings but not make them public.
Most details of the investigation, conducted by city-hired outside lawyers, will remain confidential. The police sergeant at the heart of the probe remains on leave but will return to work soon.
An expanded power station could occupy a prominent spot along Adeline Street that Berkeley officials had hoped to line with businesses and housing.
Approximately 19% of city positions were vacant as of October 2022, according to the report. The city can’t offer as many services, employees are burning out and HR can’t keep up with turnover.
Elected in 1986, Goldfarb pushed for one of the nation’s first leaf blower bans and tax incentives for Berkeley residents’ earthquake home retrofits.