Tag: Berkeley City Council

Yes on Prop 10 Repeal Costa-Hawkins Prop 10 is the most important ballot measure renters in California have voted on in decades! If y’all want to save what is left of Berkeley, or San Francisco, or Oakland or even LA, …

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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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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 …

Airbnb Threatens Lawsuit, City Council Backs Down Fast Read More »

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At a meeting in January, BTU selected fellow Tenants Union member Kate Harrison as the best candidate for renters in the District 4 Special Election for City Council. Kate Harrison won overwhelming support at the endorsements meeting since she is …

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re: Item 1, Second Reading of Short Term Rentals Law Berkeley Tenants Union letter to City Council February 14, 2017 Berkeley Tenants Union members have spent countless hours waiting to address the City Council in the past several years to …

Short Term Rentals Again, Still Read More »

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Short Term Rentals to new City Council January 24th There are two proposals before the Council tomorrow. One would allow folks who have been breaking the law by renting their “in-law” unit to visitors to continue to do so while …

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It’s a funny thing law makers have to deal with: the people! Anything approved by the voters can only be changed by the voters. We out-rank the City Council, the Rent Board, even the state legislature. However, this also ties …

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This is a big election for renters since the housing crisis has morphed into a housing emergency that has seen a record number of Cal students homeless while in school, the rapid displacement of longtime South Berkeley families, and a …

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Short Term Rentals We have one step forward and two steps back: The good news is that the City Council voted July 7th to demand enforcement of the existing law prohibiting short term rentals if an owner has three or …

Not So Rosy In Berkeley Read More »

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After a year of public hearings and debate, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates is proposing to change the Short Term Rentals law which Berkeley City Council passed on May 31. Every law in Berkeley must be voted on twice, and in …

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