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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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Lots of Berkeley folks came out to the City Council meeting on October 27 to support a large list of measures designed to address the housing affordability crisis. Unfortunately, most of the items were postponed to December 1 or November 17. BTU’s …

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Berkeley Tenants Union will hold our quarterly member potluck on Wednesday July 8th. There will be free tenant counseling from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, updates on demolitions and short term rentals regulations, and a roundtable discussion about enforcement of safety …

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Berkeley City Council Continues Discussion of Short Term Rentals Tuesday June 9th 7 PM @ Longfellow Middle School Auditorium, 1500 Derby Please join BTU in supporting Councilmember Arreguin’s amendments to the Mayor’s proposal. Ask that Council does not lift the …

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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 …

Four Housing Issues at City Council May 26 Read More »

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The Trouble With AirBnB The Berkeley City Council will begin the process of legalizing short-term rentals. Right now, Berkeley law prohibits residential rentals of less than 14 days, according to a March 18 Planning Department staff report. However, over one …

Short-Term Rentals Update Read More »

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In December, BTU wrote about a suggestion by the Housing Advisory Commission, spearheaded by new Councilperson Lori Droste, to lay the foundation to tax tenants on their rent control (“means testing”). The other City Council folks wisely either voted no …

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We at the Berkeley Tenants Union need your support on Tuesday, December 9 at the City Council meeting. First, Council are considering a suggestion to tax the benefits of rent control on any long time tenant the government decides is …

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Berkeley Tenants Union had a good turnout at our first endorsements forum in many many years. Please read candidate responses to the joint questionnaire sent by Berkeley Tenants Union and Berkeley Citizen Action to learn more about why the members …

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FREE 2014 Candidate Forum Sunday, September 21, 3:30-6:30pm Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street Berkeley Tenants Union, along with Berkeley Citizen Action and the Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, will hold a forum for candidates in …

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