Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tensions High During Berkeley City Council Meeting Over Affordable Housing Mitigation Fees

The Berkeley City Council considered a proposal this week to review a fee the city charges developers before they can build housing in the city. Revenue from the fee goes toward addressing the city's affordable housing problem. Backers of the fee say the money is badly needed. Critics say the fee needs further study to strike the right balance between finding affordable housing solutions and encouraging new housing in Berkeley. Pacifica's Saadia Malik reports.