City Council to consider allocation of unused funds

Some city programs may see several thousand dollars head their way after the Berkeley City Council considers the allocation of $36,000 in general funds at its meeting Tuesday. When the council adopted a biennial budget June 28, it also discussed the placement of $45,000 that was made available after it
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UC, police union reach agreement on new contract

The University of California announced Thursday that it had reached an agreement with the UC systemwide police officers’ union on a new contract that will be valid for 15 months. Ratified by the police union July 8, the contract retroactively began July 1 and will extend until Sept. 30, 2012.
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Berkeley City Council to consider election reforms

The Berkeley City Council delayed voting on election reform amendments submitted by a commission at the council’s Tuesday meeting. Five amendments to the Berkeley Election Reform Act submitted by the Fair Campaign Practices Commission were delayed after Mayor Tom Bates said the reforms left him with questions and needed further
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UC considers alternate strategies to handle budget reductions

SAN FRANCISCO — With the recently approved fee increases covering only a little more than a quarter of the budget deficit for the University of California, talk at the Thursday meeting of the UC Board of Regents focused on a wide range of alternatives for dealing with the remaining budget
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Berkeley police, fire departments to synchronize communications

On Tuesday, the Berkeley City Council will decide which communication network the city police and fire departments will join to synchronize communications throughout the Bay Area. Per mandate by the Federal Communications Commission, all non-federal public safety radio systems must migrate to narrowband channels — meaning the bandwidth of a
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Ask the Daily Cal: UC Budget and Tuition

On Friday,  July 15, 2011, News Editor Allie Bidwell and Assistant News Editor Aaida Samad answered reader questions about the UC budget cuts and the 9.6 percent fee hike that was approved at this month’s meeting of the UC Board of Regents. Editor in Chief Tomer Ovadia moderated the discussion. Below
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State Senate approves first part of DREAM Act

A bill that would allow undocumented students to be eligible for financial aid funded by private donations was passed by the state Senate Thursday. Assembly Bill 130, authored by state Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, comprises the first part of the state’s DREAM Act. The bill now awaits approval from Gov.
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