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Posted inCommunity, Crime, Crime & Safety

Neighbors, police vow new push on crime prevention

A Berkeley community group focused on crime prevention pledged to up its game Monday night, and representatives from the Police Department said they plan to ramp up their own collaboration with neighbors. Those efforts may be particularly important given the double-digit increase in crime Berkeley saw in 2015. Berkeley police officials reported in March that overall Part […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

Berkeley launches first ‘Resilience Strategy’ in Bay Area

Never one to shirk a challenge, the city of Berkeley has come up with an ambitious plan designed to take on everything from racial and social inequity to the impacts of climate change and natural disasters. And, no, this is not an April Fools’ Day joke. Friday, the city released its “Resilience Strategy,” a 56-page document […]

Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety

Town hall Wednesday for ‘a more resilient Berkeley’

The city of Berkeley is holding a town hall meeting Wednesday focused on improving the community’s resilience in the face of natural disasters and “the stresses that weaken a city’s fabric.” Chief Resilience Officer Timothy Burroughs and others, including Berkeley Fire Department personnel, are seeking ideas about how to increase Berkeley’s resilience and will discuss new incentives to lower […]

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Berkeley appoints first ‘chief resilience officer’

As a city, Berkeley prides itself on being prepared. Officials hope the recent appointment of a “resilience officer” to coordinate city-wide defenses against natural disasters will be another step in that direction — this time with the help of the Rockefeller Foundation. In mid-July, Berkeley appointed Timothy Burroughs to the position of chief resilience officer, a new post created as […]