Take the survey on bullying in Berkeley schools

Two online resources are currently open to Berkeleyans to enable them to make their views known on, respectively, decisions on the City Council’s next agenda, and the issue of bullying and how it is dealt with in Berkeley schools.

Berkeley councilmembers Susan Wengraf and Gordon Wozniak are hosting an online forum through Open Town Hall which invites people to comment on the issues to be voted on by the Council on Tuesday June 14.

Subjects under consideration include: Should the City Council support AB 889 establishing employment rights for domestic care workers? Should the Council amend its contract with the Ecology Center which will reduce the amount the city pays the waste collection agency? And — yes you better believe it — should the Council declare New Zealand comic duo the Topp Twins Honorary Citizens of the city of Berkeley?

Separately, Berkeley school district board members Leah Wilson and Josh Daniels are running a survey on bullying and are asking parents and students to partake ahead of a live forum to be held on the topic on Saturday June 11, from 10-12 at the YMCA Teen Center at 2111 Martin Luther King Way. The survey can be accessed here and comments on bullying can be left here on the Open Town Hall site (registration required, but commenters can remain anonymous).

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...