After a lengthy debate, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 early Wednesday morning in favor of putting a measure on the November ballot that would prohibit sitting on sidewalks near businesses during daytime hours.
City leaders in Berkeley are considering Tuesday night whether to put a measure before voters this November that bans sitting on public sidewalks, a plan backed by the city’s mayor.
Berkeley voters may be asked this November to consider a measure that would ban sitting on the city’s commercial sidewalks.
In the beginning of the year, it seemed as if police were regularly and routinely being called to certain night spots in the downtown area on reports of shootings, fights and robberies.
San Francisco landed another big commercial tenant Thursday, and hit a milestone in its drive to make the city a hub for high technology.
This comes after nine people were arrested during late night skirmishes last weekend.
In response to another weekend in which drunken brawls took center stage at a handful of downtown Walnut Creek bars, police are stepping up patrols in the area.
San Jose is beefing up its free downtown Wi-Fi network in the hopes that speeds will soon be the fastest in the U.S. San Jose was among the first large cities to implement free wireless internet access to anyone downtown in 2004. Now that network is being rebooted.
The popular professional networking site LinkedIn is expanding its office space in downtown San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee announced this week.
The landmark Sainte Claire Hotel has been sold to real estate developer Lew Wolff, a purchase other developers and local officials see as emblematic of the growing vitality of downtown San Jose.