The fight over a plan to build a 6-story apartment building on a vacant lot illustrates a power shift driven by California’s housing crisis.
Abraham Roman will assume the position of deputy chief of operations at the San Rafael Fire Department on June 27.
Leonard Powell hopes the court will find that Berkeley and a receiver mismanaged his home code problems.
Many homes owned by individuals and not corporations are exempt.
The projects could bring more than 5,400 new residents to the city and result in 465 new jobs, according to staff.
Officials say a proposed $28M per year parcel tax increase could bring the city’s roads to “good” condition in a decade.
Demonstrators called the Berkeley mayor’s trip tone-deaf because it took place soon after the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
Some of the area’s residents and merchants vehemently opposed plans for new bike lanes that will require the removal of parking spaces.
“I feel like I’ve served with the seriousness and integrity that the voters deserve,” Droste told Berkeleyside in an exclusive interview. “My family needs me now.”
For much of Cal’s history, providing housing for students was not a priority. Troubled finances in the last few decades have hobbled Cal’s efforts to catch up.
Thursday’s vote was a budget referral: The package will come back in June so officials can decide what will actually be funded in the coming years.
“When we work together as a whole community we can make real progress,” Mayor Jesse Arreguín said Thursday.