City commission discusses homelessness, tasers at Wednesday meeting

At the meeting, the commission reviewed a draft memo to City Council, which recommended rejecting the use of tasers as a means of de-escalating conflict with police. Other agenda items included a presentation about the criminalization of homeless people, and allocation of funding for the upcoming fiscal cycle.
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Development of 16-story hotel moves forward

The development of a 16-story hotel in downtown Berkeley will move forward with a new design, after Measure R – an expansion of regulations on downtown buildings – failed to pass in November, according to a press release last Tuesday.
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