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Posted inCity

Berkeley council meeting ends abruptly during testimony

The Berkeley City Council meeting ended abruptly Tuesday night after officials could not agree to extend deliberations until midnight. The meeting at Longfellow Middle School shut down at 11:30 p.m. in the middle of a lengthy discussion about regulating short-term rentals. Many of the people standing in line to speak expressed incredulity that council could leave the […]

Posted inCity, Housing & Development

2 citizen initiatives on course to make ballot in Berkeley

At least two measures backed by Berkeley residents appear to have collected enough support to make them likely to be on the November 2014 ballot. On Tuesday, a group backed by City Councilman Jesse Arreguín turned in more than 3,900 signatures to put a measure before voters that forces higher environmental standards on tall buildings […]