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.
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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!
Opinion: It’s time to pass Berkeley’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act
TOPA would provide tenants an opportunity to remain in their homes, build generational wealth, and keep Berkeley diverse and vibrant.
Move to decriminalize LSD in Berkeley under discussion
While other cities have softened restrictions on psychedelics, Berkeley would be the first to decriminalize the synthetic hallucinogen.
Some low-wage workers will get more rights under new Berkeley law
The ordinance requires certain businesses to give employees two weeks’ notice of their work schedules, and extra pay for changes.
Rashi Kesarwani declares victory in District 1
Kesarwani had 53% of the ranked-choice votes to defeat challengers Elisa Mikiten and Tamar Michai Freeman.
Police union leader implicated in leaked text messages put on leave, chief appointment paused
Interim Police Chief Jen Louis has said she was not aware of derogatory text messages that were leaked this month.