Mayor Jesse Arreguín said it’s the largest amount he could recall Berkeley ever having gotten from the state for affordable housing over his 16 years serving the city.
Cooperative Center will move so that a 100% affordable housing project, which includes units for tenants who were formerly homeless, can be built.
Berkeley leaders past and present reflect on the impact of a legendary politician.
As the city attempts to reopen negotiations on sharing a meeting room, records obtained by Berkeleyside and conversations with both sides shed light on why past efforts failed.
National and local political figures, along with city staff, family members and other loved ones, came together in Berkeley to celebrate the life of former Councilwoman Maudelle Shirek who died April 11 at 101.
Maudelle Shirek, often called the godmother of East Bay progressive politics, died in a Vallejo hospice on April 11. Shirek served in the Berkeley City Council for 20 years, leading many progressive causes.