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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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Update: Demo To Planning Commission

On July 2, the Berkeley City Council voted to postpone discussion of controversial changes to the Zoning law known as the Demolition Ordinance. We now have time to really influence the final form of this regulation. Public outcry led the

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Zoning Changes Bad for All

Please join us tonight, when controversial rules about tearing down rent controlled buildings will be before Berkeley’s City Council. The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association, Berkeley Neighborhoods Council, and Sierra Club joined with the East Bay Community Law Center, Berkeley Rent

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Acheson Commons Update:
Good News!

We won! Thanks to a couple dozen folks who wrote the Zoning Board, a sound position from the Rent Board, a good letter from the East Bay Community Law Center, and some very strong leadership by Zoning Commissioner Sophie Hahn,

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Zoning Board to Make Ruling Thursday

As discussed at the potluck, Acheson Commons is before the Zoning Board Thursday. BTU is asking members to write, and members who wrote before to ask a friend to write! We have sent a detailed letter about our position. See

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Recent Action: Update on Acheson Commons

In general, activists’ response led to deeper discussion of the issues but we need ALL members to respond to these action requests if we are to impact policy and decisions! The Zoning Adjustments Board continued the appeal of Equity Residential’s

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URGENT ACTION REQUESTED: NO REPLACEMENT FOR DEMOLISHED RENT CONTROLLED UNITS?

Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board voted unanimously to approve Acheson Commons in December – but their vote included allowing a dangerous new interpretation of Berkeley’s Demolition Ordinance which will certainly lead to future evictions in Berkeley! Please write them NOW! Thursday

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