Berkeley held 37 meetings about a downtown housing project that was never built. A new plan for the block has been approved after only five.
College, Solano and North Shattuck would be zoned for greater density under the eight-year housing plan adopted by the Berkeley City Council.
Northern California cities are racing to meet a January deadline to adopt their Housing Elements, which are facing close scrutiny from state regulators.
A report detailing past sexual harassment claims against Louis comes as the interim chief faces scrutiny in another scandal.
Supporters, and even some leading opponents, of the unsuccessful bond say they want to ask Berkeley voters to approve another tax for street paving in two years.
The ordinance requires certain businesses to give employees two weeks’ notice of their work schedules, and extra pay for changes.
Berkeley leaders have embraced taller, denser development as a step to resolve the housing crisis. Some advocates see signs of a backlash brewing among voters.
Intended as a “starting point” for reparative work with local Indigenous people, a land acknowledgment will be displayed at every meeting and read aloud monthly.
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.
Builders of apartments and other large projects could be required to provide apprenticeships and health care coverage for workers under a new proposal.
The largest bond measure in the city’s history and a tax on vacant houses and apartments will be on the 2022 ballot.
As of Tuesday, BPD said, no eyewitnesses had yet come forward. Authorities have asked community members to share tips if they have them.