RV residents are required to move by Oct. 6, but some plan to protest what they see as a rushed alternative.
Hugo Espinoza was on probation at the time of his arrest and, as of publication time, remains in custody, according to court records online.
Multimedia journalist Yesica Prado has spent the past year examining the local culture of vehicle living. She created a short film that documents her own daily life living in an RV.
The city of Berkeley is moving ahead with a plan to grant three-month renewable permits to 25 RV dwellers so they can stay overnight at certain municipal parking lots once the program is up and running.
Up to 25 select, vulnerable RV households would get access to the “safe parking” sites if Tuesday’s City Council proposal passes.
Last week, officials voted to spend about $11 million in tax revenue on new and existing services to address homelessness, including an RV parking program and an outdoor homeless shelter for up to 50 people.
Negotiations are continuing so city officials aren’t ready to state where the first site will be. It will not be at the Berkeley Marina, however.
Fewer of those on the streets are sleeping in doorways, according to a new report.
The Berkeley City Council is set to resume meetings Tuesday after a summer recess.
The numbers behind the people living on Berkeley’s streets.
The city is moving ahead with plans for a “safe parking” site for RVs — including by asking the state if it could be located at the waterfront.
The City Council is set to vote on terms for a two-week RV parking permit and to pursue a three-month “safe parking” site. Officials had previously proposed the marina for the location, but have recently reversed course.