The City Council will have to decide whether to change its restrictions on cottages and in-law units, or challenge the state.
“We know we have big challenges ahead,” Berkeley Fire Chief Abe Roman said recently. “We all have to adapt to this new normal.”
The flyers have been tied to a fringe white supremacist group. Similar flyers have been distributed across the Bay Area.
Critics say the move won’t make the Berkeley Hills safer during a wildfire, but will block new housing from wealthy neighborhoods.
The plan would shift much of the city’s spending from major corridors to neighborhood streets, with a focus on West and South Berkeley.
New state laws require swift approval for many ADU projects. Should those rules be more strict in areas facing wildfire risk?
As of this week, police say they still don’t know what caused the May 11 collision, which killed two people.
Incumbent Susan Wengraf and challenger Richard Illgen both have decades of experience, but differ on the best approaches to address Berkeley’s challenges.
Critics say the university should postpone plans until the COVID-19 crisis is over. UC Berkeley officials say the law requires the school to proceed now.
The city has decided not to grant developer Hill Street Realty more time to secure financing for the 18-story Berkeley Plaza project on Harold Way.
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.
Neighbors are pleased a Finnish tech entrepreneur-turned-artist is improving the site, but some are worried about continued public access.