City and BART officials have wrapped up their negotiations over Berkeley’s control of ‘air right’ at the station, Mayor Jesse Arreguín says.
Once soaring, rent prices have slowed their ascent in Berkeley over the past five years. What’s driving that shift is harder to say.
As Mayor Jesse Arreguín campaigns for state Senate, three city councilmembers have joined the race to replace him.
Berkeley approved nearly 900 homes in 2022, far surpassing state housing production goals, but fell well short of targets for affordable homes.
An expanded power station could occupy a prominent spot along Adeline Street that Berkeley officials had hoped to line with businesses and housing.
Developers have long wanted to turn the property into a bustling commercial center, while open space advocates hope it becomes a park.
Mayor Jesse Arreguín says his proposal to redirect $1 million budgeted for initiatives to reimagine policing does not mean Berkeley is backing away from reform.
Newport led Berkeley from 1979 to 1986, pursuing a bold progressive agenda that included divesting from South Africa and strengthening rent control.
The city will require large housing projects and office buildings to include materials that prevent birds from flying into windows and other reflective features.
The City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday requiring contractors to provide apprenticeships and health care coverage for workers on certain projects.
Inflation and cost overruns for major projects mean the $100 million bond won’t go as far as hoped, forcing the City Council to decide on cuts.
The City Council voted to add a new comment period early in its meetings. The public will now have the option to share their views then or later.