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Tuesday the City Council will vote on a proposed ballot measure updating the rent laws to prepare Berkeley for a world without Costa-Hawkins. One of the major changes is that buildings build after 1980 could be rent controlled! Right now, …

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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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BTU Needs You to Push for Rental Assistance! The City Council is beginning to discuss how to spend money from the 2016 landlord tax, Measure U1. You may have seen emails from our allies asking you to comment on Measure …

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Repealing Costa Hawkins would solve a lot of problems for Berkeley. This state law gives landlords the right to jack the rent upon vacancy, bans local laws to regulate rents on any post-1996 construction, and exempts single-family homes and condos …

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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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Like progressives all over America, Berkeley voters are sad, angry and frightened about the national election results. However, we have a lot to celebrate at home, and can look forward to once again leading these United States in progressive, humane, …

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Berkeley Council Invites Mostly Developers to Discuss Affordable Housing Options: Former Planning Director Mark Rhoades, now a developer himself, was a featured speaker at the February 16 Council forum. http://www.berkeleyside.com/2016/02/17/berkeley-considers-ways-to-build-more-affordable-housing/ Several speakers who work for, or consult with, developers said …

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Housing For the Rest of Us – Success! On Sunday March 6th, about 200 Berkeley voters turned up to hear solutions to the housing emergency. The Berkeley Progressive Alliance discussed their housing platform and upcoming elections for Mayor and City …

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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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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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