letter to the editor

More comprehensive review of Berkeley housing crisis needed

In their op-ed, Igor Tregub and Marian Wolfe, members of Berkeley’s Housing Advisory Commission, assert that “developers of market-rate housing use these higher rents so that their projects ‘pencil out,’ making the probability of more affordable rents unlikely, at least in the near-term.” The authors falsely suggest that future rents
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UC Berkeley should address lack of affordable student housing

As is true every fall, UC Berkeley students are returning to classes and are hoping to live near campus. What they are discovering (or already know) is that in the last several years, rents have skyrocketed in the city of Berkeley. The campus has expanded enrollment without a commensurate increase
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Berkeley housing crisis demands educated voters

On June 27, Berkeley City Council adopted a series of changes to the way in which the city’s affordable housing mitigation fee is administered. Ostensibly these changes will encourage affordable housing production, because every member of City Council is on record supporting affordable housing. The result of these changes, however,
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