Berkeley's First Latino Mayor-Elect Is Also Its Youngest EverAt 32, Jesse Arreguin becomes the youngest and the first Latino Mayor-elect in Berkeley.
Berkeley City Council Places Moratorium On Some Police Tactics Against Peaceful ProtestersThe Berkeley City Council voted for a moratorium on the use of tear gas, rubber bullets and over-the-shoulder baton strikes by police against non-violent protesters. In addition police will wear body cameras.
Berkeley City Council Considers Banning Pet Restrictions For TenantsThe city of Berkeley is considering a new ordinance that would ban landlords from having any pet restrictions on their properties.
Berkeley Considers New Homeless Strategies After Defeat Of Sit-Lie BanAn opponent of Berkeley’s failed sit-lie ban, Measure S, has proposed that the city create a working group to investigate the root causes of homelessness in Berkeley and devise a comprehensive strategy to address the problem.