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Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter to stay open until Aug. 31

In addition to maintaining the shelter for the rest of the summer, the council focused on other measures to reduce homelessness, including setting aside $11 million for the Berkeley Way project and passing an urgency ordinance authorizing the sale of bonds financing affordable housing.
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City council aims for fossil fuel-free Berkeley by 2030

The two items were introduced separately, but voted on together — one that declared a climate emergency and called for a town hall to engage the community in discussion, and one that delineated goals for working towards a future where Berkeley does not rely on fossil fuels.
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