Prompted by Berkeleyside’s investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against a Berkeley High teacher, Wicks is considering changes to the California Public Records Act and Education Code.
The deal paves the way for a building boom at the Bayer campus in West Berkeley, which could add 1,000 new jobs.
The marina has $113 million in unfunded infrastructure needs.
The benefits are part of a broader 30-year development agreement for a major expansion at Bayer’s West Berkeley campus.
Police served simultaneous search warrants early Thursday morning in Berkeley, Santa Rosa, San Pablo and Vallejo.
Some community members say the cameras will turn Berkeley into a “surveillance city” while others say they are sick of the violence.
On Tuesday night, Berkeley officials banned most ghost guns in the city.
The project is planned for the site of Berkeley’s Grayson Street homeless shelter. City officials have long known the site was only temporary.
Bayer has proposed annual community benefits payments to Berkeley that would start at $720,000 and grow to $1.3 million by 2052.
“We must employ a variety of tactics to deter, intervene and investigate crimes,” West Berkeley Councilmember Terry Taplin said during Wednesday’s Zoom.
Taplin defeated incumbent Cheryl Davila to take the West Berkeley seat.
Her colleagues commended Cheryl Davila for her “unbridled passion” and commitment to the environment and the unhoused. Then she told them what she really thought of them.