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Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: Down the garden path with Berkeley City Council

“The City’s budget is a reflection of City policies, goals, and priorities. The budget process assigns resources to address the goals, objectives, and community priorities set by the City Council.” Christine Daniels, City Manager When the parks tax (Measure F) was passed by an overwhelming majority last fall, most residents probably assumed that the revenue […]

Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: Vote No on Measure F (parks tax increase)

I write this on behalf of directors of Berkeley Budget SOS, Committee for FACTS, Northeast Berkeley Association, Council of Neighborhood Associations, LeConte Neighborhood Association,  and many other residents and groups opposing Measure F. We too love our parks and other Berkeley amenities, but… as parks tax revenues rose, our parks decayed. The original 1997 parks measure […]

Posted inCity, Community

Berkeley plans overdue renovation of Totland playground

Berkeley’s Totland playground, which parks staff concede has been neglected recently, will get a makeover this year. Photo: Natalie Orenstein Berkeley’s Totland playground, which parks staff concede has been neglected recently, will get a makeover this year. Photo: Natalie Orenstein Fans of Berkeley’s beloved Totland will be delighted to know that its current dilapidated state […]

Posted inCommunity

More than $100M needed for parks, rec and waterfront

Some of the parks and recreation issues shown on Tuesday night: closed stairs at Remillard Park, drainage problems at Ohlone dog park, inaccessible restrooms at the Marina, and deteriorating basketball courts at San Pablo Park At a special session of the Berkeley City Council Tuesday night, the Parks, Recreation and Waterfront department presented $100.5 million […]