Category: Actions

Support the Berkeley Tenants Union

Represent Berkeley Tenants. Buy a BTU T-shirt by emailing info [at] berkeleytenants (dot) org today!

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BTU is Going to Sacramento!

Berkeley Tenants Union members will join with tenants from around the state in the first tenant March and Rally in Sacramento in many years. On Tuesday February 18, Tenants Together is leading member organizations like BTU to the capital. BTU

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Referendum Coalition SUCCEEDS!

Berkeley Tenants and other supporters rejoiced Tuesday as the Berkeley Referendum Coalition turned in 7,876 signatures, much more than the 5,275 necessary for the referendum. Alameda County has 30 business days to make sure the signatures are legitimate, but volunteers

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Stop Gerrymandering — Just a Few Days Left!

Calling All Members! The Berkeley Tenants Union, The Council of Neighborhood Associations and Cal Dems – UC student Democrats – have endorsed the referendum on redistricting. Join us in collecting signatures for the Berkeley Referendum Coalition. We must stop a new

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Reform the Ellis Act Now!

Berkeley is one of 14 cities in California that enjoys strong protections for tenants. San Francisco has decent protections, but has seen a huge wave of evictions that use a state law, the Ellis Act, to get around local rules.

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30 Days to Stop Unfair Redistricting in Berkeley

Calling all tenants! Save fair elections and stop gerrymandering in Berkeley! Come out on Saturday at 10:30 AM for the kickoff of the redistricting referendum. Folks who care about giving all voters a voice in Berkeley should come pick up

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Arreguin Tries to Protect Tenants from Evictions for Smoking

Berkeley City Council may finalize the law making it illegal to smoke in any multi-unit building in Berkeley on Tuesday December 3. Councilman Arreguin is making one more attempt to ensure the new law treats owners and renters equally. His

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NOVEMBER 19 – D-Day for Tenants

Berkeley City Council is supposed to discuss three major policy changes concerning tenants THIS TUESDAY. There is a move to require owners of unsafe buildings to retrofit for earthquakes and another to allow tenants to be evicted for smoking cigarettes

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Demo to Planning Wednesday

DATE: November 5, 2013 TO: Planning Commissioners RE: Demolition Ordinance SUMMARY: Please preserve affordable housing by again recommending the June 4 compromise on the Demolition Ordinance. Please find attached our petition — with 270 signatures. Respected Planning Commissioners: The Berkeley

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BTU Monthly Meeting Wednesday October 23

Berkeley Tenants Union’s monthly meeting is open to all Berkeley tenants, smart landlords, and friends. Join us for a Potluck and get updates on our campaigns and other issues important to tenants. Wednesday, October 23 Grassroots House 2022 Blake @

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