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Berkeley councilman says city mishandled legal fees in Measure S redistricting lawsuit; city disagrees

Above, the contested Berkeley Student District Campaign map, which was approved by council in December. Above, the contested Berkeley Student District Campaign map, which was approved by council in December. Less than a week before Berkeley voters will decide whether to adopt new council district boundaries, a local official has criticized the city for how it handled legal fees for a lawsuit over […]

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Soda tax, school board race, open council seat bring campaign cash to Berkeley

The future of growth in downtown Berkeley is uncertain, with zoning changes on the November ballot. Photo: Louie Kablooie The future of growth in downtown Berkeley is uncertain, with zoning changes on the November ballot. Photo: Louie Kablooie The lure of an open Berkeley City Council seat has turned the race to replace Gordon Wozniak in November into a big bucks […]

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Judge plans to rule today on Berkeley redistricting lines

More than 20 people attended a hearing Tuesday about contested redistricting lines in Berkeley. Photo: Emilie Raguso Update, 4:30 p.m. The judge has ruled in favor of using the council-majority-approved district lines. See his ruling here. (A more in-depth Berkeleyside story on the decision is online here.) Original post: An Alameda County Superior Court judge is […]

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Berkeley redistricting referendum effort prevails

Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel An effort underway over the past month to force the Berkeley City Council to revoke a recently adopted redistricting map, or put the council district issue before the voters later this year, has officially collected enough signatures for the referendum to proceed, city staff said Monday evening. The Berkeley Referendum Coalition turned in 7,867 […]

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Redistricting opponents secure signatures to force vote

City council members Kriss Worthington, Jesse Arreguin and members the Berkeley Referendum Campaign turn in signatures to the city clerk’s office on Tuesday. Photo: Anthony Sanchez City council members Kriss Worthington, Jesse Arreguin and members the Berkeley Referendum Campaign turn in signatures to the city clerk’s office on Tuesday. Photo: Anthony Sanchez Opponents of a […]

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Berkeley redistricting map splits council, community

The Berkeley Student District Campaign map was approved Tuesday night. Image: City of Berkeley What some described as a historic move by the Berkeley City Council to approve a new student-majority district centered around Telegraph Avenue was decried by others Tuesday night as political “gerrymandering” aimed at splitting the city’s progressive voice and excluding some […]

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Worthington interns take to the dais for council practice

Members of Councilman Kriss Worthington’s internship program participated in a mock City Council event Wednesday. Photo: Emilie Raguso Members of Councilman Kriss Worthington’s internship program participated in a mock City Council event Wednesday. Photo: Emilie Raguso Wednesday afternoon, interns from Councilman Kriss Worthington’s office took over Berkeley City Council chambers to present and debate 21 […]

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Berkeley Council denies last-minute redistricting proposal

The City Council approved a motion Tuesday to make the campus district map the preferred plan for redistricting. By Camille Baptista A new City Council redistricting plan was presented Tuesday during the second public hearing for redistricting proposals, but council members voted against considering it because of its last-minute introduction. Despite the submittal of the new […]