Mayor Tom Bates

Cal Students Petition To Block Construction That Would Block Berkeley's View Of Golden GateStudents and residents were circulating a petition on Change.Org to block the construction of an 18-story high-rise in Downtown Berkeley because it would obstruct "cherished" views of the Golden Gate Bridge from Campanile Way.
USPS Puts Berkeley’s Landmark Post Office Up For SaleThe 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.
Berkeley Considering Big Boost To Minimum WageHow does a 30% wage hike sound to you? It could become a reality, for thousands of minimum wage workers in Berkeley.
Berkeley Mayor To Sit Farther Away From Rival At MeetingsA political feud between Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and a rival city councilmember has turned into a grown-up game of musical chairs.
Berkeley Voters Narrowly Reject Sit-Lie BanBerkeley voters have narrowly defeated a controversial measure that would have banned sitting on sidewalks in the city's commercial areas.
Berkeley Council Approves Public Vote On Sit-Lie Ban 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.
Berkeley Council Considers Putting Sidewalk Sitting Ban On BallotCity 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 Mayor Wants To Ban Sitting On SidewalksBerkeley voters may be asked this November to consider a measure that would ban sitting on the city's commercial sidewalks.
Berkeley's City Council To Vote On Downtown Development ProposalIt'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.
Staunch Environmentalists Fight Berkeley Recycling Expansion PlanBerkeley, long a haven of green consumerism is looking to expand its plastic recycling, but surprisingly, the plan is facing opposition from hardcore environmentalists.