Nolan Pack from the ASUC speaks to a crowd at the sit-lie protest at Berkeley City Hall.

City officials and residents demonstrate against civil sidewalks measure

Members of the Berkeley community gathered at Berkeley City Hall Monday to protest a recommendation that would place a measure that prohibits sitting on the city’s sidewalks on the November ballot. The demonstration against the Civil Sidewalks Ballot Measure, which could make sitting on sidewalks in commercial districts between 7
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City Council postpones mutual aid decision at special meeting

At its special meeting Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council heard input from community members regarding its contentious mutual aid pact but still made no decision regarding the approval of the pact. The meeting, which first dealt with discussion on the West Berkeley Project, did not get to the mutual
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Community members gathered outside of the City hall to protest against the mutual aid agreement under debate at the Tuesday night meeting.

City Council postpones mutual aid to special meeting

At its meeting Tuesday, the Berkeley City Council voted to postpone discussion of the city’s contentious mutual aid pact until next week despite a large gathering of city and Bay Area residents who attended to speak about the pact. Councilmembers said the meeting agenda was “arduous” and there would not
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Council holds hearing for third phase of West Berkeley Project

The Berkeley City Council held a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday night to discuss the third phase of the West Berkeley Project, an existing long-term plan that encourages new business growth by easing the city’s permit application process. At the hearing, mixed feelings were voiced by both city residents
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Contention raised over pact guaranteeing aid

The Berkeley City Council is set to consider next month whether to reapprove an agreement with an information-sharing agency some say could facilitate racial and ethnic profiling. The agreement the council will consider at its May 15 meeting is part of the city of Berkeley’s mutual aid pact  — a
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Study finds lack of students, ethnic diversity on city commissions

UC Berkeley students, Berkeley City Council members and commissioners met on the steps of City Hall Monday evening to discuss the findings of the Student Diversity Study conducted by members of the ASUC. The study, conducted by ASUC Senator Sydney Fang and members of her staff, outlines the disproportionate ratio
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City Council appoints Berkeley’s new director of planning

The city of Berkeley’s new director of planning was approved by the Berkeley City Council at its meeting Tuesday night, filling a position that has been vacant since last July. Eric Angstadt comes to Berkeley directly from Oakland’s Community and Economic Development Agency, where he served as deputy director for
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