The city has now missed a key deadline to have its housing plan approved. But there is disagreement over what that means.
Why doesn’t Berkeley have more condos?
Officials hope building more will make it easier for first-time buyers and those looking to downsize.
Berkeley approves housing plan, with pledge to upzone wealthy neighborhoods
College, Solano and North Shattuck would be zoned for greater density under the eight-year housing plan adopted by the Berkeley City Council.
Here’s where the next round of ‘smart kiosks’ could go in Berkeley
Supporters say the devices help people navigate popular Berkeley neighborhoods, while critics say bringing ads into public spaces isn’t worth the revenue the city gains.
Advocates push to extend planned Hopkins bike lanes, sparking another fierce debate
The new bike track could extend as far west as Kains Avenue, at the expense of more than 100 parking spaces.
Rashi Kesarwani declares victory in District 1
Kesarwani had 53% of the ranked-choice votes to defeat challengers Elisa Mikiten and Tamar Michai Freeman.
Election update: Rashi Kesarwani grows lead in close District 1 race, Humbert declares victory
The $650 million infrastructure bond Measure L remains well short of passage.
Election 2022: Rashi Kesarwani, Elisa Mikiten lead fundraising for City Council
Construction unions and housing groups push campaign to pass Measure L over $300,000.
City Council races test Berkeley’s new direction on housing
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.
BART housing looms large in race for Berkeley City Council District 1
Planning Commission chair Elisa Mikiten and holistic health advocate Tamar Michai Freeman are challenging incumbent Rashi Kesarwani for the Northwest Berkeley seat.
Election 2022: District 1 candidates answer Berkeleyside questions
Meet your District 1 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2022 election.
What Berkeley’s push to end single-family zoning could mean for your neighborhood
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.