The city’s contract with the union expired at the end of June, but both sides have continued to work toward an agreement.
Measure FF funds will allow the fire department to prepare for wildfires, and hire and train more staff.
The mayor’s proposals are just one small piece of the city’s overall $600 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
The union’s contract is set to expire this weekend, with the final bargaining session scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday. Here’s how to tune in.
Most of the money is for a new Specialized Care Unit that would respond instead of armed police to people in crisis.
The mayor has scheduled a “Budget 101” town hall for Tuesday, June 8.
The historic garden, which fell into disrepair, was restored to glory through various tax measures and the general fund.
Work at the site included a seismic retrofit and maintenance upgrades, as well as other improvements, and was funded by the Measure T1 bond.
Berkeley can use the money to help pay for emergency COVID-19 operations, infrastructure improvements and more.
Large-scale ferry service could begin in 2026 under the current timeline. A community survey about the future of the marina runs through March 12.
But the news is not all bad, as a new economic report shows investors put $700 million into Berkeley’s biotech and clean-tech sectors.
You have until Tuesday to tell the city what improvements you’d like to see with Berkeley’s parks, streets and other infrastructure.