Public Comment

Parking for the Ruling Class, but not for the Working Class!

Russ Tilleman
Friday January 15, 2016 - 12:03:00 PM

The Berkeley City Council recently voted to allow for-profit developers to remove parking spaces from their new buildings. But the Council did not require developers to pass the cost savings on to the buyers or renters of the units in those buildings. This giveaway to developers will increase their profits and will also increase the difficulty of finding a parking space on the already-jammed streets. 

The City Council claims to be pro-public-transit, but if you take a look behind Old City Hall, you will see the parking spaces there that are reserved for the City Council members to park their own cars! 

Hypocrisy is alive and well in Berkeley government. Another reminder for us that there are two sets of rules here: one for the people who make the laws, another for the people who have to obey them.