Jim Smith, 81, also worked as a mail handler and served as vice president of the Berkeley Property Owners Association.
One major landlord appears to have been misinterpreting emergency laws intended to protect tenants. The City Council added some clarifying language to the law.
The new “urgency ordinance” immediately expands Berkeley’s eviction moratorium, matching county rules.
The Berkeley City Council unanimously approved the “fair chance” legislation Tuesday, after hearing emotional testimony.
A landlord political action committee turns out to be backer of a pamphlet raising concerns about Berkeley property taxes and mismanagement of public funds.
By not reimbursing the expenses borne by his campaign manager in a timely fashion, Jesse Arreguín may have violated the law 18 times.
Berkeley’s watchdog campaign committee will hold a hearing to see if a property owners group violated election filing laws in 2016.