A glitch in the parking citation system meant more than 1,300 people were improperly charged late fees between 2019 and 2022.
Farid Javandel’s departure came amid a lengthy city investigation into how the Transportation Division, which he led, handled the Hopkins Street bike lane project.
A report detailing past sexual harassment claims against Louis comes as the interim chief faces scrutiny in another scandal.
Interim Police Chief Jen Louis has said she was not aware of derogatory text messages that were leaked this month.
Rising infrastructure and pension liabilities could threaten the city’s fiscal health, a recent audit found.
Berkeley hasn’t decided whether to grant 61 workers’ requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate.
City officials and the project’s contractor are pointing the finger at one another for problems with the $8.7 million renovation.
Seven other officials will get salary bumps too. City officials contend the raises bring top Berkeley leaders’ pay in line with what other local governments offer.
At least 80% of Berkeley’s city workers are fully vaccinated, based on limited data released Wednesday.
Workers have until Nov. 15 to get vaccinated, unless they can claim a medical or religious exemption from the requirement.
Berkeley mayor Jesse Arreguín said he wants the city to require its workers to receive COVID-19 vaccines, or be tested for the virus regularly.
Most of the money is for a new Specialized Care Unit that would respond instead of armed police to people in crisis.