The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board said it wanted to bring DeSeana Williams’ salary in line with other department heads.
The report argues sweeping zoning changes could worsen gentrification, but others say existing conditions are no better at protecting minorities.
Williams will make a starting salary of $200,366 on an initial three-year contract.
Cal can now tear down 1921 Walnut St. and the $300 million Anchor House project can proceed.
The Helen Diller Family Foundation is paying for the complex, but building it may require evicting people from a rent-controlled building.
It was a welcomed political statement by some but reviled by others who think the board overstepped its boundaries.
The unanimous vote kickstarts a 2-year-long process which would see about 9,000 more housing units at various income levels built over the next several years.
The Berkeley Rent Stablization Board’s seminars offer help to landlords and tenants with security deposits, registering rental properties, the newly-approved Measure MM and more.
Public documents strongly suggest that Jay Kelekian, the former executive director, is the person who is alleged to have retaliated against the former employee.