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Measure U1 Landlord Tax Update

BPOA employee says U1 funds being misdirected. “Tuesday night, they approved an “emergency” ordinance to buy the old Premier Cru building complex on University Avenue for $6.65 million. They want to use the site for future City Council chambers and

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BTU Members Meeting

Berkeley Tenants Union will hold our quarterly member potluck on Wednesday July 8th. There will be free tenant counseling from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, updates on demolitions and short term rentals regulations, and a roundtable discussion about enforcement of safety

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Berkeley Mayor Advised Big Landlords to Form PAC

A special edition of the Berkeley Property Owners Association newsletter came out in early July, announcing their plans to spend at least half a million dollars each year to fund the Berkeley Rental Housing Coalition. Their announcement begins: “Since the

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Zoning Board to discuss demolition of large, rent-controlled building Thursday June 25

BTU Appealed This Demolition — City Council November 17 The proposed demolition at 2631 Durant includes 18 rent controlled units which have traditionally been 100% occupied by students and were occupied until May 2014. This is the building next door to

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Landlords Pledge Half a Million Each Year to Fight Berkeley Rent Board

Leaders of the Berkeley Property Owners Association – including owners of Premium Properties, Shaw Properties, Everest, real estate agent Jon Vicars, legal advocate Michael St. John, and the notorious Lakireddy family – have formed a new political coalition. Is their

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Upcoming and Updates

Landlords Form PAC The Berkeley Property Owners Association announced this week that they are forming a political action committee. “While the Rent Board uses our money to undermine our rights, the BRHC will use its funds to fight for our

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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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Short-Term Rentals Update

The Trouble With AirBnB The Berkeley City Council will begin the process of legalizing short-term rentals. Right now, Berkeley law prohibits residential rentals of less than 14 days, according to a March 18 Planning Department staff report. However, over one

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Vacation Rentals: News RoundUp

The Planning Commission will be discussing Vacation Rentals on March 18, 2015! SF’s New Vacation Rental Law Making Everyone Unhappy http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/10/san-francisco-airbnb-wins-vacation-renters-lose/?doing_wp_cron=1425914928.0972390174865722656250 “Residents were previously restricted from renting out their homes for periods of less than 30 days, according to a

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Save the Dates

JUNE 7 – Berkeley Neighborhoods Council Forum Art House Gallery 2905 Shattuck Ave. 10 AM to 1 PM For more info on the Neighborhood Preservation Forum see http://www.berkeleyneighborhoodscouncil.com/index.htm JUNE 13 – Housing Crisis Conference The SF Public Press sponsors a

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