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EDIT: Planning Commission final public hearing 1/20 Housing Commission Strengthens Recommendations for Local Law Berkeley’s Housing Advisory Commission sent a follow-up to their earlier short-term rentals recommendations. The HAC did this both because the draft ordinance does not seem to …

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On Wednesday February 18 the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Housing Element of Berkeley’s General Plan. The hearing is at 7 PM at the North Berkeley Senior Center. BTU needs tenants to come speak out! Berkeley’s …

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This is from John’s letter to the Planning Commission for the February 18 hearing: It is clear from the Draft Berkeley Housing Element document that Berkeley is falling short of providing a mix of affordable housing for lower income AND …

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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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Ellis Act Update Mark Leno’s Ellis Act reform bill (SB1439) was amended so only San Francisco tenants will be protected if the law passes. Yet tenants all over California are rallying to support long-time renters who face a dire situation …

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JUNE 7 – Berkeley Neighborhoods Council Forum Art House Gallery 2905 Shattuck Ave. 10 AM to 1 PM For more info on the Neighborhood Preservation Forum see http://www.berkeleyneighborhoodscouncil.com/index.htm JUNE 13 – Housing Crisis Conference The SF Public Press sponsors a …

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