The measure, Berkeley’s biggest-ever bond, would have provided money to repair local infrastructure and build affordable housing.
Construction unions and housing groups push campaign to pass Measure L over $300,000.
Donors have given over $130,000 to the campaign for Measure L, a $650 million infrastructure and housing bond, in recent weeks.
This measure was poorly and hastily drafted and includes a loophole that would allow the $650 million to be spent on virtually any project.
While recent bonds have enabled the city to create affordable housing and improve parks, streets, and other public facilities, funds have been fully committed. We need this measure to continue the progress.
Backers say the city’s largest-ever bond measure will deliver the smoother streets voters have long wanted. Opponents say it’s a blank check.
Planning Commission chair Elisa Mikiten and holistic health advocate Tamar Michai Freeman are challenging incumbent Rashi Kesarwani for the Northwest Berkeley seat.
What’s next for old city hall and Civic Center Park? The next few months could be pivotal.
The largest bond measure in the city’s history and a tax on vacant houses and apartments will be on the 2022 ballot.
The City Council approved the $733 million biennial budget for the 2023 and 2024 fiscal years Tuesday night.
Officials say a proposed $28M per year parcel tax increase could bring the city’s roads to “good” condition in a decade.
Rising infrastructure and pension liabilities could threaten the city’s fiscal health, a recent audit found.