Tag: Robin Hood

Good News: Community Survey

by guest author Rob Wrenn The City of Berkeley’s March 2016 Community Survey has now been released and it contains good news for advocates for increased funding for affordable housing. Given a choice of 12 issues, “Building affordable housing” was

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Housing Emergency!

Mayor Bates would like to us to give up, and stay out of important City business. Berkeley City Council has two meetings on Tuesday December 1st, and both agendas are packed with issues concerning housing, renters, and poverty. The meetings

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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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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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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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Special to the Daily Cal

The Daily Californian asked Berkeley Tenants Union to send an editorial! Here’s what John Selawsky had to say on our behalf: http://www.dailycal.org/2014/07/28/berkeley-tenants-union-weighs-affordable-housing/

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News and Updates

Berkeley Referendum Ends in Tears “At issue was the redistricting map the council approved in December, with Worthington, Anderson and Arreguin dissenting. The city must adjust council boundary lines after each decennial census to equalize the population among council districts.The

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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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