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Staff: Measure M has Berkeley streets in better shape

With the help of Measure M, the city of Berkeley is making strides to repair street conditions and add innovative “green infrastructure” projects around town that are helping improve stormwater quality, city staffers told the Berkeley City Council earlier this week. Tuesday night, staff presented an update on Measure M to council. The measure was approved […]

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Berkeley council to consider undergrounding utility wires

UPDATE, July 13: Councilwoman Susan Wengraf, who originally brought the undergrounding item to council, will recommend at this week’s meeting that the item be held over until September. “I originally brought this item forward and I feel that it is an extremely important issue. Fearing that it will be discussed at 1:30 a.m., I would prefer to delay it […]

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Berkeley may double Public Works budget, as $16 million repair backlog looms

Later this year, the Berkeley City Council will consider whether to more than double the public works department budget to help address a maintenance backlog of nearly $16.4 million. The department is responsible for more than 50 buildings, many of which need significant improvements, according to information presented in late March at a council worksession. The […]

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Have your say on improving Berkeley’s streets, watershed

Residents attended a meeting in early May to learn about the planning process for Measure M spending. Photo: Emilie Raguso Residents interested in street improvements and the city’s watershed have two chances this week to get involved in the discussion about how to spend millions of dollars in Measure M funds that are expected to start flowing […]