Measure undistricts city and only changes who draws district lines

Texas-style politics comes to Berkeley with city redistricting measure

The charter amendment Measure R doesn’t redistrict Berkeley at all. It undistricts it. A little history: District Elections were instituted in 1986 to end citywide elections for all council seats. It was a measure put forth by the conservative hills residents against the monopoly the much more progressive flatlands of
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Rent board committee discusses how to make multifamily units more energy efficient

The city of Berkeley’s housing staff are working toward making multifamily housing more energy efficient and implementing a mandatory recycling measure throughout the city. At a Rent Stabilization Board’s Safe and Sustainable Housing Committee meeting Thursday night, members discussed the latest draft of the city’s multifamily energy efficiency project, which
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