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Posted inCity, Schools

12 Berkeley measures will determine city’s infrastructure, education budget, campaign financing and more

As a presidential campaign colored by controversy inches ever closer, local races and campaigns struggle to be heard amid the cacophony. But Berkeley’s ballot is packed with measures that will determine the near-future of the city’s infrastructure, affordable housing stock, education budget, and campaign finance system. We’ve rounded up the 12 measures that will be […]

Posted inBusiness, City

Opponents reach compromise on Berkeley minimum wage ballot language

The two sides that placed two different ballot measures regarding the minimum wage on the November ballot reached an agreement in court Thursday that will result in a strange-looking voter information pamphlet. The supporters of Measure BB, which would have raised the minimum wage to $15 by 2019, and the supporters of Measure CC, which […]

Posted inCity

Courts weigh in on two of Berkeley’s ballot measures

City Councilman and mayoral candidate Laurie Capitelli has filed a lawsuit challenging wording in a ballot measure argument that links him to business interests. In a lawsuit filed Monday against the Berkeley city clerk, Mark Numainville, Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, and others, Capitelli is asking that parts of the ballot argument in favor of Measure CC, […]

Posted inBusiness, City

Council cancels special meeting on minimum wage

Update 6:15 p.m. Only three council members were present for the special meeting: Kriss Worthington, Jesse Arreguín and Darryl Moore. After brief thanks from the officials to city staff for preparing the meeting, it was canceled for lack of a quorum. Original story: Two votes scheduled for Thursday night’s special Berkeley City Council meeting, which was just announced Wednesday, […]

Posted inCity

Special Berkeley council meeting announced to vote on compromise minimum wage

A special meeting of the City Council has been announced for Thursday night to vote on a compromise minimum wage proposal for Berkeley. Up to this point, voters were set to consider two competing minimum wage proposals this fall, one sponsored by labor advocates, and another supported by a Berkeley City Council majority. Both were set to […]

Posted inBusiness

Berkeleyans to be asked to accelerate $15 minimum wage

A coalition of unions, politicians and community activists, fed up with what they perceive to be the slow pace of change coming from the City Council, appears to have collected enough signatures to place a measure on the November ballot raising the minimum wage to $15. The group, which calls itself “Berkeley for Working Families,” turned in […]