Proposed parking policy could mean more lenient ticketing

The city of Berkeley could change its parking policy so that people approaching their vehicles will not be fined if parking enforcement officers are in the process of writing the ticket. Councilmember Kriss Worthington said he suggested this proposal — which the Berkeley City Council will consider at its meeting
Read More…

Berkeley city clerk dies at 37

Berkeley City Clerk Deanna Despain, known for her upbeat and warm personality, was found dead in her home Jan. 7. She was 37. Despain died after apparently falling down the stairs in her house, though the official cause of her death has not yet been determined, according to police. MaryAnn
Read More…

Berkeley students and residents were present to view redistricting plans at the North Berkeley Senior Center.

Berkeley students, residents present proposals for redistricting

Community members and city staff met at the North Berkeley Senior Center Wednesday evening to view redistricting plans submitted by fellow Berkeley residents, including proposals from two groups of students with different intentions for student representation in city government. Authors of the six redistricting plans presented their proposals before a
Read More…

Panel between city, campus to discuss sustainability

UC Berkeley students and community members will discuss possibilities for town-gown collaboration on pressing environmental issues next Wednesday in the second of three panels in a series aimed at promoting a consistent partnership between the city of Berkeley and the campus. J.D. Morris is the lead environment reporter. Correction(s):A previous
Read More…

Panel series to promote discussion between campus, city

Berkeley residents and students will get a chance to discuss important town-gown issues such as redistricting and sustainability when a city panel series is launched later this month. The city’s Fall Panel Series is an effort to sustain a consistent partnership between the city and the UC Berkeley campus through
Read More…

Council delays enactment of fee promoting affordable units

Despite the approval of an affordable housing ordinance by the Berkeley City Council last month, a fee that would be imposed on developers unless they create a certain amount of affordable units will not be implemented until at least the end of this year. The council decided at its meeting
Read More…

City council approved the West Berkeley Plan at Tuesday's meeting.

City Council approves second phase of West Berkeley project

A controversial second phase of the long-standing West Berkeley Project that allows research and development businesses to occupy protected spaces was passed by the Berkeley City Council at its meeting Tuesday night. Under newly amended guidelines, a total of 270,000 gross square feet of protected warehouse and wholesale space may
Read More…