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.
It is the single largest investment in affordable housing Berkeley has made, the mayor said Tuesday night.
The 80-page analysis — the first known assessment of its kind — was published Thursday by city auditor Jenny Wong.
The announcement came during a public meeting about Oakland and San Francisco airport noise.
The unanimous vote kickstarts a 2-year-long process which would see about 9,000 more housing units at various income levels built over the next several years.
Berkeley can use the money to help pay for emergency COVID-19 operations, infrastructure improvements and more.
The university’s new long-range plan includes building 12,000 housing units for a projected larger population.
Council unanimously approved a resolution that will work toward banning single-family zoning.
Officers will focus on investigative stops and pulling over dangerous drivers rather than “random observations of minor equipment violations,” Police Chief Andrew Greenwood said.
Activists gathered to discuss economic and racial inequality, reparations, police violence – and to celebrate accomplishments.
Large-scale ferry service could begin in 2026 under the current timeline. A community survey about the future of the marina runs through March 12.