A graffiti complaint prompted the city to cover up the mural that helped inspire the City Council to pursue reparations in Berkeley. The neighbors who created the mural are considering next steps.
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Vote set — once again — to confirm Jen Louis as Berkeley police chief
City Council is set to decide Tuesday whether to confirm Interim Chief Police Jen Louis with a permanent role at more than $300,000 annually. Accountability officials have asked for more time.
South Berkeley Here There encampment closed after 6 years
Activists, many of whom have passed away, set up the sober camp in 2017 as a protest movement.
City settles for $95k with elderly Berkeley homeowner burdened by code repair debt
A hearing is set for October to determine whether Leonard Powell’s court-ordered receiver mismanaged his home code problems.
Update: Case of elderly Berkeley homeowner burdened by major code repair debt will continue in the fall
Leonard Powell hopes the court will find that Berkeley and a receiver mismanaged his home code problems.
Berkeley’s new City Council member is a poet, transportation nut, and ‘can’t imagine living anywhere else’
Taplin defeated incumbent Cheryl Davila to take the West Berkeley seat.
City Council approves Adeline Corridor plan, kicks off next 2 decades of South Berkeley development
The plan aims for 100% affordable housing at Ashby BART, and 50% throughout the corridor
Planning Commission approves Adeline plan with 100% affordable housing goal
The commission says the percentage is not a requirement, but an aspiration. Community and BART talks are ongoing.
Housing-and-hotel combo among new buildings proposed in South Berkeley
Local developers have set their eyes on South Berkeley and put forward their vision for at least two new buildings where Walgreens and True Value now operate.
Mari Mendonca, community activist, appointed to fill Rent Board vacancy
Mendonca sits on the Housing Advisory Commission, has been homeless herself and currently resides in Section 8 housing.
Elderly homeowner, forced to leave home because of code violations, moves back in
When the homeowner did not voluntarily repair his house, a court-appointed receiver spent around $550K to fix it. The City Council will review the situation on Tuesday.
After 5 years of work, Adeline corridor plan promotes major Ashby BART development, street redesign
The new proposal could result in hundreds of housing units on the Ashby BART parking lot, narrower tree-lined streets, and new intersections. Learn more at a community meeting tonight.