Legislation & Initiatives
Since taking office in December 2016, Councilmember Hahn has authored over 50 pieces of legislation on issues such as homelessness, affordable housing, environmental sustainability, small business, traffic safety and fire and disaster preparedness. Councilmember Hahn has worked closely with Mayor Arreguin and other Councilmembers, as well as City staff, to propose and implement policies to improve and protect the City of Berkeley.
Oaks Theater Renewal
Helped bring a new climbing gym to the Oaks on Solano Avenue.
Touchstone Climbing will keep the iconic marquee and façade and
help revitalize the Avenue. Stay tuned for a Grand Opening!
Small Business Support
Authored comprehensive legislation to support local businesses
and to enhance the sustainability and character of our
neighborhood shopping districts.
Fire Safety and Prevention
Fast-tracked measures to keep Berkeley safe from wildfires and earthquakes,
including vegetation management, warning systems and evacuation plans.
Addressing the Homeless Emergency
Authored the Pathways Project, launched the STAIR Navigation Center
and co-authored Measure P, to rehouse and serve the homeless and
relieve pressure from our streets, parks and public spaces.
Reducing Plastics and Litter
Authored groundbreaking legislation to transition from plastic to compostable
and durable foodware and reduce litter in our streets, storm drains and waterways.
Hopkins Corridor Safety and Placemaking
Secured funds and launched a Safety and Placemaking Study of Hopkins
and adjoining streets, to improve safety and enjoyment for all citizens
Authored legislation to fast-track affordable projects and reduce fees,
and helped author and lead the successful campaign to pass
Berkeley’s Measure O Bond, jump-starting affordable housing.
Clean Energy and Green, Accessible Buildings
Helped launch East Bay Community Energy, bringing clean and renewable
energy to every Berkeley home, and championed green buildings and
universal design, to support people of all ages and abilities.
Fiscal Responsibility and Good Government
Co-authored Berkeley’s first-ever Reserves Policy and helped design the
City Council’s new legislative committee system, supporting
robust review of new policies and laws.