The heated debate seems to be colored by broader disagreements over what kind of city Berkeley should be.
Will sexual harassment allegations derail Jen Louis’ appointment as Berkeley police chief?
A report detailing past sexual harassment claims against Louis comes as the interim chief faces scrutiny in another scandal.
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.
Berkeley City Council to begin all meetings with a land acknowledgment
Intended as a “starting point” for reparative work with local Indigenous people, a land acknowledgment will be displayed at every meeting and read aloud monthly.
City Council to reconsider controversial plan for Hopkins Street bike lanes
City staff didn’t share estimates showing the project would require the removal of 60 parking spaces before a key vote last spring.
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.
Wealthy neighborhoods need to take on more housing, West Berkeley council reps say
City could change zoning rules for Solano, College and North Shattuck to encourage construction
New city website limits access to vast archive of Berkeley records
The new city website been lauded for its design, but links to public records have been broken, frustrating council members and activists.
Antisemitic vandalism in North Berkeley was a hate crime, police say
As of Tuesday, BPD said, no eyewitnesses had yet come forward. Authorities have asked community members to share tips if they have them.
Helpful resource or tacky billboard? Plan for more ‘Smart City’ kiosks sparks debate
Nine touch-screen kiosks from IKE Smart City can be found in Berkeley today. The company wants to roll out another 17 starting next year.
New bike lanes coming to Hopkins Street despite some neighbors’ objections
Some of the area’s residents and merchants vehemently opposed plans for new bike lanes that will require the removal of parking spaces.
Hopkins Street bike lane plan seeks middle ground for contentious project
A new proposal would add protections for cyclists and pedestrians, while keeping most of the parking in front of businesses.