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Posted inCity, Community, Nature

Berkeley animal shelter budget raises questions

Community supporters of Berkeley’s municipal animal shelter have been raising alarm bells about the shelter’s budget for the coming fiscal year — and their concerns about the city’s lack of budgeting transparency are broadly shared. The proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts in July is $1.69 million, which is comparable to what the shelter ultimately got in […]

Posted inCommunity

Public art a casualty at Berkeley animal shelter

Rooftop panels, and similar ones inside Berkeley’s new animal shelter, are the project’s attempt to include art, officials say. Photo: Emilie Raguso While most new structures built using city bonds are decorated with public art, Berkeley’s new $12.4 million animal shelter is not. City staff skipped out on the municipally-mandated public art process during construction […]