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The Lowdown: Berkeley council on minimum wage, housing, small business, more

They’re back! City Council meetings return to Old City Hall tonight, after three months at the Berkeley Unified school board chamber. Photo by Melati Citrawireja They’re back! City Council meetings return to Old City Hall tonight, after three months at the Berkeley Unified school board chamber. Photo by Melati Citrawireja After three months at the Berkeley Unified […]

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The lowdown: Berkeley council on mid-year budget update, transfer tax surpluses, publicly funded campaigns, more

Both the special meeting and the regular council meeting will be held in Old City Hall. Photo: Melati Citrawireja A 5:30 p.m. special session tonight, before the regular Berkeley City Council meeting, focuses on the city’s hiring practices. Then, at the regular 7 p.m. Feb. 23 meeting: continuing discussion on potential ballot measures for the November election, […]

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The lowdown: Berkeley council on minimum wage, ballot measures, homelessness, street paving, more

Council is back to Old City Hall for tonight’s meeting. Photo by Melati Citrawireja Council is back to Old City Hall for tonight’s meeting. Photo by Melati Citrawireja Election season is already heating up, with a special session tonight, before the regular Berkeley City Council meeting, on possible ballot measures for November. Then, at the […]

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The lowdown: Berkeley council on noisy Southside parties, Black Lives Matter protests, the smoking age, more

Berkeley City Council meets tonight, Jan. 26, at Longfellow niddle School, 1500 Derby St. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley City Council meets tonight, Jan. 26, at Longfellow niddle School, 1500 Derby St. Photo: Emilie Raguso Noisy parties around UC Berkeley, an analysis of the police response to the December 2014 Black Lives Matter protests, and a proposal to […]

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The lowdown: Berkeley council on bike sharing, PRC protest report, homeless services, housing

Old City Hall. Photo: Melati Citrawireja It may be another late night for the Berkeley City Council, which has two meetings Tuesday night set to include more than 60 agenda items. At 5:30 p.m., there’s a special session on the city’s economic profile, as well as updates from state Senator Loni Hancock and Assemblymember Tony Thurmond. […]

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The lowdown: Berkeley council on affordable housing, PRC protest report, homeless services, protest march

Tuesday’s council meeting will take place at Longfellow Middle School. Photo: Emilie Raguso Tuesday’s council meeting will take place at Longfellow Middle School. Photo: Emilie Raguso At its Dec. 1 meeting, the Berkeley City Council is set to kick off with a special 5:30 p.m. session on affordable housing, followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m. The […]

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The lowdown: Berkeley council on granny flats, Climate Action Plan goals, homeless services

The Berkeley City Council meets tonight. Photo: Melati Citrawireja At its Nov. 3 meeting, the Berkeley City Council is set to consider an expansion of the city’s services to help the homeless, as well as relaxed parking rules for those who wish to build “granny flats” and live near transit. Council is also set to receive an update on […]

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The lowdown: Berkeley council on Acme bar patio appeal, lead poisoning, hate crimes

Council meets at Old City Hall, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Photo: Melati Citrawireja The Berkeley City Council meets tonight, Oct. 13, beginning with a special session at 6:30 p.m. to look at a new crowd-sourcing app from Berkeley Community Media called “Mediaphile.” The regular meeting begins at 7 p.m., with only 13 items on the agenda. On the action […]

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The lowdown: Berkeley council on Tasers, affordable housing, cellphone warning, Tuolumne Camp

Berkeley City Council, Jan. 27, 2015. Photo: Emilie Raguso The Berkeley City Council meets tonight, Oct. 6, beginning with a special session at 5:30 p.m. focused on Tasers, which Berkeley police have been saying they should be able to carry. The regular meeting begins at 7 p.m., with only 13 items on the agenda. On the action calendar: A […]