It would cost the city nearly $1.2 million to provide 268 shelter beds for people experiencing homelessness this winter, according to papers filed Tuesday in federal court.
By the time BART could have come to evict them Saturday morning, most of the campers had moved off the property on their own.
Council says it will consider the possibility of sanctioned encampments for homeless residents in Berkeley.
The encampment’s lawsuit against BART and the city of Berkeley will go forward, however.
BART police evicted the camp around 5 a.m. On the opposite side of the BART tracks, the “Here There” camp remains intact.
A temporary restraining order buys the “Here There” camp one more week, but its neighbor camp on the same plot of land could be evicted tonight.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit District has put two South Berkeley homeless camps on notice that it’s time to go.
About 100 South Berkeley residents showed up to a town hall organized by Councilman Ben Bartlett to discuss a homeless activist encampment and its demands for a portable bathroom.
After ousting it from several previous sites, the city has allowed the First They Came for the Homeless camp to stay at the Berkeley-Oakland border for several months.
Seven individuals talk about how they get food and what they eat living on the streets of Berkeley.