City Council votes to support Verizon union workers

Thousands of miles of separation is not enough to stop the Berkeley City Council from taking a stance on a labor dispute. On Tuesday night, the council voted to send a letter to Verizon Communications President and CEO Lowell McAdam expressing the council’s support for Verizon employees — who largely
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City Council to discuss Southside Plan Tuesday night

The Berkeley City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday to discuss the final implementation of the Southside Plan, which has been in the planning stages for nearly 15 years. The plan promotes economic and housing development in the area directly south of the UC Berkeley campus, from Bancroft Way
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City Council considers levying fee on vacant storefronts

In a move to promote economic growth and curb the number of graffitied empty storefronts, the Berkeley City Council is considering a plan to levy fees against property owners whose ground-level properties remain vacant for six months or more. Councilmember Jesse Arreguin presented the preliminary proposal — which introduced a $180
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Panel discusses possibility of student supermajority district

A UC Berkeley student has not been elected to the Berkeley City Council since 1984, when Nancy Skinner became the first student to ever serve as a council member. After 27 years, students are working to change that with the creation of a student supermajority district. But students are not
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City Council appoints new public works director

The Berkeley City Council appointed a new director to the city’s Public Works Department Tuesday, officially promoting Deputy Director Andrew Clough to the post. Clough, who has served as acting director since January — when previous Director Claudette Ford retired — will now formally accept oversight of the department. As
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