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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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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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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 …

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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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Governor Jerry Brown is not a fan of inclusionary zoning, the principle way cities like Berkeley have met state mandates to build affordable housing. As Mayor of Oakland, Brown’s 2010 vote insured that our neighbor was the only major municipality …

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On Thursday, July 25, the Zoning Adjustments Board will decide whether to issue a building permit for the New Sequoia Building. The original Sequoia Building at Haste and Telegraph was destroyed by fire in 2011, wiping out almost forty rent-controlled …

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