Category: Actions

Action: Repeal Costa Hawkins

Repealing Costa Hawkins would solve a lot of problems for Berkeley. This state law gives landlords the right to jack the rent upon vacancy, bans local laws to regulate rents on any post-1996 construction, and exempts single-family homes and condos

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Final Showdown on Short Term Rentals Law

Short Term Rentals to new City Council January 24th There are two proposals before the Council tomorrow. One would allow folks who have been breaking the law by renting their “in-law” unit to visitors to continue to do so while

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Final Vote on AirBnB May 31

The Berkeley City Council may finally pass some Short Term Rental (STR) laws on Tuesday, May 31. The problem for tenants is that city staff won’t enforce the existing ban on STRs until Council makes the new laws, yet the

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ORGANIZE!

Your Berkeley Tenants Union’s quarterly members meeting will be March 30th. It is open to all members, and you can join BTU at the meeting if you are willing to sign our member pledge. Contact us for more information. The

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Defend Affordable Housing Tuesday

Berkeley Tenants Union has three important items at the City Council on Tuesday. For more info, see the posts below this one.  About the Demolition (Item 21): If the City Council allows this demolition to go forward, the law prohibiting

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Council Postpones Housing Decisions

Lots of Berkeley folks came out to the City Council meeting on October 27 to support a large list of measures designed to address the housing affordability crisis. Unfortunately, most of the items were postponed to December 1 or November 17. BTU’s

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Action Tuesday!

Berkeley City Council Continues Discussion of Short Term Rentals Tuesday June 9th 7 PM @ Longfellow Middle School Auditorium, 1500 Derby Please join BTU in supporting Councilmember Arreguin’s amendments to the Mayor’s proposal. Ask that Council does not lift the

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Four Housing Issues at City Council May 26

City Council continues discussion on #1 (Airbnb) on June 9.   1) CHANGE Council Item 21: Short-Term Rental Regulations: This Tuesday, Berkeley City Council will outline their directive for legalizing short-term rentals in Berkeley. Right now, rentals of less than

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Berkeley Tenants are urged to join members of the notorious Berkeley Property Owners Association at a Public Hearing this Monday, May 4 at 7 PM The Board must consider raising their registration fees for the first time since 2009. Tell

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Important Upcoming Dates

1) Rent Board Ad Hoc Committee: Friday April 3rd @ 3 pm Short-Term Rental Regulations Side Entrance on Center Street @ Milvia 2) Zoning Hearing on Demolition: Thursday April 9th @ 7 pm Rent Controlled Triplex 1920 10th Street, UP

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