The ordinance requires certain businesses to give employees two weeks’ notice of their work schedules, and extra pay for changes.
Construction unions and housing groups push campaign to pass Measure L over $300,000.
A proposed new ordinance is modeled on San Francisco’s ‘CAREN Act,’ which drew national attention in 2020.
Who’s spending the most on the city’s elections? How does Berkeley’s public matching fund program work? And other campaign finance essentials.
There are two contested races for Berkeley City Council in 2022, while two members are cruising unopposed to re-election.
The largest bond measure in the city’s history and a tax on vacant houses and apartments will be on the 2022 ballot.
Following a classmate’s death, five students called on the City Council to prioritize funding student mental health programs. “We were converting our grief into something meaningful,” one said.
The city could remove limits on tall buildings downtown, and provide quick approval for small apartments in most neighborhoods.
The map the commission chose essentially keeps intact the current City Council district borders, with a few tweaks.
Berkeley’s Independent Redistricting Commission is expected to make its choice for a new map over the coming weeks.
The plan would shift much of the city’s spending from major corridors to neighborhood streets, with a focus on West and South Berkeley.
Supporters say enforcing parking meters on Sundays could help shore up Berkeley’s parking fund, which has been battered by the pandemic.