EBC AGENDA | MAR 30-APR 5 | ALAMEDA on pace to meet state housing requirement; BERKELEY wants to thwart data vendors working with ICE; AD15 forum

THE WEEK OF MAR 30-APR 5--ALAMEDA-- Regular council meeting, Tuesday, April 3, 7 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--HOUSING ELEMENT REPORT-- Alameda is on pace to satisfy the state's Regional Housing Needs Allocation for building 1,723 units of housing by 2023, says city staff. Ninety-three building permits were issued in 2017. The prior two years yielded 493 building permits. But … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | MAR 30-APR 5 | ALAMEDA on pace to meet state housing requirement; BERKELEY wants to thwart data vendors working with ICE; AD15 forum

Berkeley looks at decriminalizing display of female nipples

Berkeley CouncilmemberKriss WorthingtonBERKELEY CITY COUNCILAn inequity exists within Berkeley municipal nudity laws, says Councilmember Kriss Worthington, that criminalizes the display of women's breasts and, specifically, nipples while overlooking topless men in public.Worthington's proposal Tuesday evening would delete a reference to the public display of female areola in the city's municipal code. Violators could be subjected … Continue reading Berkeley looks at decriminalizing display of female nipples

Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles announces run for open 15th Assembly District

Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Becklessays her campaign for the 15th AssemblyDistrict will not accept corporate donations.15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTWith 15th District Assemblymember Tony Thurmond running for state superintendent next year, Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles is the first to officially announce a campaign to be his replacement in the Richmond, Berkeley, and Oakland Hills assembly seat.In a primary … Continue reading Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles announces run for open 15th Assembly District

Jesse Arreguin becomes Berkeley’s first Latino mayor; youngest ever

At 32, Jesse Arreguin will become Berkeley'syoungest mayor ever.BERKELEY | MAYOR |ELECTION 2026 |The son of a farm worker is now Berkeley’s first Latino mayor. Councilmember Jesse Arreguin, 32, also becomes the East Bay city’s youngest mayor ever.Arreguin defeated fellow Councilmember Laurie Capitelli in a hard-fought, sometimes adversarial campaign that also included the help of … Continue reading Jesse Arreguin becomes Berkeley’s first Latino mayor; youngest ever

‘Shake up’ in Berkeley mayor’s race: Bernie Sanders endorses Jesse Arreguin

Bernie Sanders puts his stamp on the Berkeleymayor's race this fall.BERKELEY | Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, the darling of progressives nationwide, is endorsing Jesse Arreguin for mayor of Berkeley.“Berkeley is known across the country and the world as a progressive, trailblazing city. And so Berkeley needs a truly progressive Mayor,” said Sanders. … Continue reading ‘Shake up’ in Berkeley mayor’s race: Bernie Sanders endorses Jesse Arreguin