2021 Legislative Roundup

The following items have been approved by the city council. Outstanding budget referrals will need to be funded in upcoming budget cycles. Write to the council to support West Berkeley’s budget priorities! 

Bayer Development Agreement
City Council voted unanimously to extend Berkeley’s 30-year Development Agreement with Bayer Healthcare. As the City’s largest private employer expands to add 1,000 new jobs over the next few decades, the City will be receiving $33 million in community benefits that will include funds for STEAM education, internships and hands-on training in the biotech field, affordable housing, public arts, and more. It was an honor to work with the Mayor’s Office and Bayer to bring this historic agreement together.