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CITY COUNCIL: Pledges to upzone wealthy neighborhoods | PEOPLE'S PARK: Court ruling nears | COVID: What to know | WE'RE HIRING: Public safety reporter

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety

‘Unconstitutional police attacks’ in December Berkeley protests spur civil rights lawsuit

Lawyers Rachel Lederman and James Chanin (left) and plaintiffs Joseph Watkins, Moni Law, Rasheed Shabazz and Cindy Pincus during the Monday press conference in front of Berkeley Police headquarters. Photo: Lance Knobel Lawyers Rachel Lederman and James Chanin (left) and plaintiffs Joseph Watkins, Moni Law, Rasheed Shabazz and Cindy Pincus during the Monday press conference in front of Berkeley […]

Posted inCity

City looks to continue goBerkeley parking program

A goBerkeley parking meter. City staff are recommending continuing the program, which targets high-use parking areas and uses demand pricing to encourage transit use, biking, and walking. Photo: Steer Davies Gleave/goBerkeley City Manager Christine Daniel has asked the Berkeley City Council to continue the goBerkeley parking program, which adjusts rates in high-demand commercial neighborhoods, for six more […]

Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: City manager’s departure is big blow to Berkeley

The North East Berkeley Association (NEBA) recently convened a board meeting for the express purpose of discussing the sudden resignation of the City Manager Christine Daniel. We believe the loss to the city of Ms. Daniel reflects a very serious and growing problem within our city government. Although we did not always agree with Ms. […]

Posted inCity

Breaking: City Manager Christine Daniel to leave Berkeley for Oakland

City Manager Christine Daniel, leaving for the deputy position in Oakland. Photo: Emilie Raguso Christine Daniel, Berkeley’s city manager since May 2012, will be leaving in July to become assistant city administrator in neighboring Oakland. Daniel became acting city manager when Phil Kamlarz retired in November 2011, and was appointed to the city’s top role […]

Posted inCity

Nonprofit accuses city of Berkeley of ‘unethical contracting practices’ for new homeless center

Berkeley’s new approach to homeless services: the proposed Housing Crisis Resolution Center. Image: City of Berkeley Berkeley’s new approach to homeless services: the proposed Housing Crisis Resolution Center. Image: City of Berkeley The city of Berkeley says it will change its commission recommendation process after a community agency brought allegations of serious conflicts of interest during […]

Posted inCity

City of Berkeley (finally) goes live on Twitter

City spokesman Matthai Chakko will oversee the city’s Twitter account. Photo: Matthai Chakko City spokesman Matthai Chakko will oversee the city’s Twitter account. Photo: Matthai Chakko After four years of consideration, the city of Berkeley launched its Twitter account Monday afternoon to help improve the consistency and flow of information it provides to the public. […]