No on R, or is it P, sign

Berkeleysider Alan Tobey beat me to the punch with his comment earlier today about yard signs. When I was doing my count of District 8 signs, I saw plenty of signs on what I thought were Measure P. Having followed the election pretty closely, I wasn’t familiar with Measure P. When I went from car driver to pedestrian, the confusion cleared — those “No on Measure P” signs were actually “No on Measure R”, with a “greenwashing” of the R turning it visually into a P.

Apparently redesigned signs make it more clearly an R.

If you’re curious about Measure R (not P), you can read Berkeleyside’s guide to the arguments pro and con.

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...