UC Berkeley: Our commitment to plans for Community Park is unwavering

UC Berkeley: Our commitment to plans for Community Park is unwavering

On Friday, campus officials released the following statement about Community Park:

The appeals court has imposed a new injunction that currently prohibits UC Berkeley from continuing construction work at Community Park, as well as any other activity on the site that is not necessary for public health and safety.

Although this new injunction will add significant additional delays and costs to the project, we are pleased that the court has agreed to an expedited process. We are also pleased with the court’s decision to allow the campus to close and secure the construction site until the ruling is expedited. The campus is now evaluating options to do that in a safe, effective way.

While we are disappointed at the readiness of some individuals to engage in dangerous, violent and illegal activities as a means of expressing their opposition to the project, our commitment is to address the urgent student housing crisis, and support with non-resident members of our community. unceasingly. We are confident in the strength of our legal position and will be exploring all possible options to make up for lost time.

To learn more about the Community Park project, visit the Community Park Housing Page.

Additionally, on Thursday, campus officials released the following information about Wednesday’s protest activity:

Yesterday, due to the destruction of construction materials, illegal protest activity, and violence on the part of some protesters, the university decided to suspend construction work on the Community Park housing site. All construction personnel were withdrawn for their safety. During the preparation and planning for the start of construction, safety is the highest priority of the university, and that is the situation at the moment. The campus will, in the coming days, assess the situation to determine how best to proceed with the construction of this much-needed student housing project.

Arrested on 7 charges including PC 243(b): Battery on a peace officer, PC 602(o): Trespass and 148(a)(1): Resisting, obstructing, delaying an officer.

2 officers were injured.

One person arrested on complaint was released from custody and transported to a hospital for minor injuries.

We documented a variety of crimes including theft, vandalism, battery (by pushing), and assault by caustic liquid (urine).

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