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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City Council to discuss feasibility of development fees in Berkeley

At a special work session tonight, the Berkeley City Council will discuss implementing a new fee on development projects in the city that would go toward “public benefit” projects, such as expanded transit and beautification projects. The city currently collects fees on new commercial developments to fund affordable child care
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