The City Council voted to add a new comment period early in its meetings. The public will now have the option to share their views then or later.
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Berkeley trash bills could go up soon. Here’s when, why and how much.
Customers with smaller trash containers would bear the brunt of this rate hike, in a shift from the city’s prior strategy.
Public comments at City Council could be overhauled
Critics say Berkeley’s current public comment system stifles input from those who can’t sit through hours of City Council business.
Update: Berkeley youth win two seats on city climate commission
The change gives youth ages 16 to 25 a voice in local legislative process on environmental and climate issues.
How did the Hopkins Street bike lane project turn into a ‘culture war’?
The heated debate seems to be colored by broader disagreements over what kind of city Berkeley should be.
Apartments approved at site of downtown Berkeley development battle
Berkeley held 37 meetings about a downtown housing project that was never built. A new plan for the block has been approved after only five.
Why doesn’t Berkeley have more condos?
Officials hope building more will make it easier for first-time buyers and those looking to downsize.
Wednesday vote will determine how Berkeley plans for 9,000 new homes
Northern California cities are racing to meet a January deadline to adopt their Housing Elements, which are facing close scrutiny from state regulators.
Will sexual harassment allegations derail Jen Louis’ appointment as Berkeley police chief?
A report detailing past sexual harassment claims against Louis comes as the interim chief faces scrutiny in another scandal.
Here’s where the next round of ‘smart kiosks’ could go in Berkeley
Supporters say the devices help people navigate popular Berkeley neighborhoods, while critics say bringing ads into public spaces isn’t worth the revenue the city gains.
Should Berkeley have a city flag, motto and official song?
Councilmember Ben Bartlett thinks picking symbols that capture Berkeley could spark civic pride after pandemic isolation.
Share your ideas for Berkeley’s flag, song and motto
A councilmember wants to hold a contest to pick the city’s civic symbols — but first, we want to hear from you!