Kesarwani had 53% of the ranked-choice votes to defeat challengers Elisa Mikiten and Tamar Michai Freeman.
The $650 million infrastructure bond Measure L remains well short of passage.
Construction unions and housing groups push campaign to pass Measure L over $300,000.
Berkeley leaders have embraced taller, denser development as a step to resolve the housing crisis. Some advocates see signs of a backlash brewing among voters.
Planning Commission chair Elisa Mikiten and holistic health advocate Tamar Michai Freeman are challenging incumbent Rashi Kesarwani for the Northwest Berkeley seat.
Meet your District 1 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2022 election.
A proposed rewrite of the zoning code would speed up the approval process for small apartments throughout Berkeley. Plus: Bigger buildings could be allowed in Southside.
Who’s spending the most on the city’s elections? How does Berkeley’s public matching fund program work? And other campaign finance essentials.
City could change zoning rules for Solano, College and North Shattuck to encourage construction
There are two contested races for Berkeley City Council in 2022, while two members are cruising unopposed to re-election.
The Berkeley Marina is slated to receive an influx of cash following a successful lobbying campaign for a $15 million earmark from the state.
The City Council approved the $733 million biennial budget for the 2023 and 2024 fiscal years Tuesday night.