Mayor Tom Bates
The U.S. Postal Service put Berkeley’s landmarked main post office on the market on Tuesday despite major objections from city officials and long struggle with community activists.
How does a 30% wage hike sound to you? It could become a reality, for thousands of minimum wage workers in Berkeley.
A political feud between Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and a rival city councilmember has turned into a grown-up game of musical chairs.
Berkeley voters have narrowly defeated a controversial measure that would have banned sitting on sidewalks in the city’s commercial areas.
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.
It’s a proposal that Mayor Tom Bates is convinced will draw businesses to the community, not to mention create opportunities for more people to live and work near public transit.
Berkeley, long a haven of green consumerism is looking to expand its plastic recycling, but surprisingly, the plan is facing opposition from hardcore environmentalists.