Berkeley City Council, District 1
As a first-generation immigrant, Igor Tregub moved with his family through four countries, two states, and three different cities. However, it was not until he moved to Berkeley that he found a place that I could finally call my home. Igor attended UC Berkeley (GO BEARS!), where he met my life partner, Maritessa, served as an ASUC (Cal’s Student Government) Senator where he worked on housing, public safety, and strengthening town-gown relations.
In 2006, Igor was appointed by Councilmember Dona Spring to the Berkeley Commission on Labor and two years later he became its chair. In 2008, he served on the Rent Board, through which he worked on a variety of anti-displacement and housing affordability ordinances. Igor has also served as the Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board, Berkeley Housing Advisory Commission, and the nearly 40,000-member-strong Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter.
Through the above roles, Igor has worked with the community solutions to the local and regional housing affordability and homelessness crisis as well as the more global threat of climate change. He has partnered together on issues big and small, from securing a permanent source of affordable housing funding of about $4 million per year, to recommending funding for major infrastructure improvement in James Kenney Park and the nonprofits that call it home, to creating several National Night Out block parties in our Oceanview Community, to weeding and planting the community garden behind the Berkeley Adult School.
As Igor looks to start his own family in the near fturue, he is committed to ensuring that his neighbor’s and grandchildren live in a safe, sustainable, diverse, and vibrant community that everyone can call home.