New: Homeless Advocates in Berkeley Aiming to Stop Passage of City Council Measures

Keith Burbank (BCN)
Monday November 16, 2015 - 08:48:00 AM

Advocates for homeless people will kick off an effort today to stop the Berkeley City Council from passing two measures at Tuesday night's city council meeting, homeless advocates announced.  

The advocates said one measure will lead to the construction of a luxury housing complex in downtown Berkeley and the other would drive homeless people from the city's commercial corridors. 

Homeless advocates will start their efforts with a prayer circle and fast by clergy at 6 a.m. today, leaders said.  

The advocates will also hold a sleep-in at 6 p.m. tonight at the steps of the old city hall at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, according to advocate leaders.