Berkeley city auditor releases report outlining city street deterioration

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According to Berkeley city auditor Jenny Wong, the streets in Berkeley are some of the worst in the Bay Area, and in 2018, the city’s pavement condition index was 59 out of 100.

On Thursday, Berkeley city auditor Jenny Wong released a report discussing the deterioration of city streets, the limited funds allocated to improving street quality and the inadequate guidelines being directed toward street paving.
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City measures funding Berkeley school district to be voted on in primaries

Three education-related measures will be on the ballot Tuesday — Measures E, H and G — all of which could have a lasting effect on students, teachers and other BUSD staff. With one measure funded by a bond issue and the other two by parcel taxes, these measures could fund everything from basic maintenance to keeping educators from leaving Berkeley for better-paying districts.
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Berkeley, please update your policies

CITY AFFAIRS: City audit findings on domestic violence leave policy necessitate immediate action.

It’s disappointing that it took an audit to bring the policy to the forefront of the agenda, but it’s good to recognize how important they are in fixing flawed policy.
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