Category: Issues

April 22nd Tenant Convention

The 2018 convention to choose a Pro-Tenant Slate for the November Rent Board election will be held Sunday April 22nd at 2727 Milvia Street. For more information, visit the convention website or the convention Facebook page: http://berkeleytenantsconvention.net/ https://www.facebook.com/events/201725380588950/

Winter Update

Affordable Housing Forum January 21 BTU, in conjunction with Berkeley Citizens Action, Progressive Student Association, and CalSERVE, are hosting an event on affordable housing, with guest speakers including Mayor Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember Kate Harrison, and Rent Board Commissioner Leah Simon-Weisberg.

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Berkeley Housing Policy Update

Measure U1 Debate Continued The Berkeley City Council carried items about spending Measure U1 money to their July 25 meeting. See Items 48, 50 and 51 on that agenda. http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Clerk/City_Council/City_Council__Agenda_Index.aspx The State of Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin is a renter

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News and Updates

BTU Calls For Landlords to Be Fined for Campaign Violations, Again On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Berkeley’s Fair Campaign Practices Commission (FCPC) would not decide to enforce the Berkeley Election Reform Act. Commissioner Dean Metzger asked that the staff report

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Summer Member Potluck

Quarterly Member Gathering Tuesday June 6th 6:30* PM Not a member? Email us to learn how to join at the meeting. (*Tenant Counseling at 6 PM)

Help! I Need Somebody.

Want to know more about your tenants rights in general? The Rent Board made a video that is a good place to start: http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Rent_Stabilization_Board/Home/Videos.aspx Want to get some emotional support, make the next renters able to defeat the landlord you

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Tenants Meeting Sunday

Berkeley Tenants Union joins with Friends of Adeline on Sunday to organize South Berkeley renters for a meeting about common problems like repairs.

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April News and Updates

Berkeley Tenant Deaths Unexplained “But three months, one lawsuit and a procession of experts later, the source of the carbon monoxide remains a mystery. Toxicology professionals say that’s not just bizarre, but a possible danger to public health. With the

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Airbnb Threatens Lawsuit, City Council Backs Down Fast

Businesses do not like to be regulated. In fact, Airbnb sued San Francisco, Santa Monica, and New York City quite some time ago about the same issue they have now threatened to sue Berkeley about – yet in all the

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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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