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Posted inCity, Community, Nature

Berkeley animal shelter budget raises questions

Berkeley’s new municipal animal shelter, which opened in early 2013. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley’s new municipal animal shelter, which opened in early 2013. Photo: Emilie Raguso Community supporters of Berkeley’s municipal animal shelter have been raising alarm bells about the shelter’s budget for the coming fiscal year — and their concerns about the city’s lack of budgeting transparency […]

Posted inCommunity

Public art a casualty at Berkeley animal shelter

Rooftop panels, and similar ones inside Berkeley’s new animal shelter, are the project’s attempt to include art, officials say. Photo: Emilie Raguso While most new structures built using city bonds are decorated with public art, Berkeley’s new $12.4 million animal shelter is not. City staff skipped out on the municipally-mandated public art process during construction […]