The City Council approved deals with three of the unions representing Berkeley workers.
The resolution would apply at city facilities such as the jail, senior centers and youth programs, among other possible venues.
The university will also pay $920,000 into the city’s Housing Trust Fund as recompense for the structure.
The award-winning reporter will cover City Hall. He comes from the Mercury News where he covered more than two dozen transportation agencies.
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.