UC Berkeley controls People's Park
The University of California at Berkeley has decided to take back control
of People's Park, the famous site of anti-war demonstrations, sit-ins and
concerts, from the city of Berkeley.
University officials say that not enough students use the park, which it
owns, to justify the $200,000 the college pays the city for upkeep each
year. The school has paid the city to maintain the park for 11 years.
Park lovers are concerned that the move is a step to change the park.
University Chancellor Robert Berdahl said last year that the park may be
better used as a housing site.
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