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Election 2016: Tenant Endorsements – Candidates

This year, Berkeley Tenants Union held two endorsement events. In the spring, we shared a meeting with Berkeley Progressive Alliance and Berkeley Citizens Action to select candidates, and in the fall we shared a meeting with BCA to make endorsements

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News and Updates

2016 Tenant Convention Your tenants union has convened other progressive leaders to begin planning the 2016 convention to elected a pro-tenant slate for Rent Board. If you are interesting in running for election to the Board, or in helping to

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No Decision on Demolition Appeal

Berkeley Tenants and the students of the ASUC filed an appeal last summer to stop the demolition of 18 rent-controlled units on Durant. Berkeley’s City Council finally heard the appeal on December 1st, but just sent the decision back to

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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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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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Dwight Tenants to Keep Rent Control

Because of the appeal of the Zoning Board ruling, tenants who lost almost everything in the 2012 fire at 2227 Dwight Way will be given relocation benefits and the units, once rebuilt, will remain under rent control. City Council voted

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Tenants call for support October 29 on Dwight Appeal

Tenants from the building on Dwight partly destroyed by fire are asking for support on October 29. Renters and friends from 2227 Dwight, owned by Lakireddy Bali Reddy, the famous Berkeley landlord who plead guilty to federal charges about immigration

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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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