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.
The City Council approved the $733 million biennial budget for the 2023 and 2024 fiscal years Tuesday night.
Mayor Arreguín introduced a resolution to suspend diplomatic relations with Russia at the urging of Ukrainian President Zelensky.
The fight over a plan to build a 6-story apartment building on a vacant lot illustrates a power shift driven by California’s housing crisis.
With construction costs high, Berkeley is increasingly looking to create affordable housing by buying and fixing up older buildings.
Officials say a proposed $28M per year parcel tax increase could bring the city’s roads to “good” condition in a decade.
Demonstrators called the Berkeley mayor’s trip tone-deaf because it took place soon after the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
Thursday’s vote was a budget referral: The package will come back in June so officials can decide what will actually be funded in the coming years.
“When we work together as a whole community we can make real progress,” Mayor Jesse Arreguín said Thursday.
The city could remove limits on tall buildings downtown, and provide quick approval for small apartments in most neighborhoods.