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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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Tenants Endorse Thurmond, Worthington

Berkeley Tenants Union had a good turnout at our first endorsements forum in many many years. Please read candidate responses to the joint questionnaire sent by Berkeley Tenants Union and Berkeley Citizen Action to learn more about why the members

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Candidate Responses Now Available

FREE 2014 Candidate Forum Sunday, September 21, 3:30-6:30pm Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street Berkeley Tenants Union, along with Berkeley Citizen Action and the Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, will hold a forum for candidates in

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BTU Endorsements September 21

Berkeley Tenants Union, along with Berkeley Citizen Action and the Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, will hold a forum for candidates in the 2014 election on Sunday September 21. Meet the candidates and hear their

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Look for The Hat!

Saturday May 10 will be the last day to sign the citizens initiatives from the Robin Hood Committee at the Berkeley Tenants Union table at the Center Street Farmers Market. The Windfall Profits Tax on High Rents will increase the

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Berkeley Tenants in the News

Robin Hood Committee Aims to Tax Landlords and Fund Affordable Housing The city’s landlords charge high rents and gain free money simply by their Berkeley location. The public makes Berkeley property valuable “by investing in the university, parks, transit, and

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News and Updates

CIty Council Finally Making Seismic Retrofits the Law http://www.dailycal.org/2013/11/20/city-property-owners-may-required-retrofit-seismically-unsafe-buildings/ Berkeley Backs Off Supporting Richmond, CA on Foreclosure Efforts Item 32 for December 2nd was amended to remove references to joining Richmond’s Joint Powers Authority, making the Council’s deliberations meaningless: www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Clerk/City_Council/2013/12Dec/Documents/2013-12-03_Item_32_Supporting_City_of_Richmond_-_Rev.aspx

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Contradictory Housing Policies from Berkley City Council?

Berkeley has been expediting building permits and cutting fees for developers, saying our town desperately needs housing. One policy that some see as quite promising would make it easier to add a legal in-law unit on an existing property. But

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