Measure S, a proposal to ban sitting on sidewalks in the city’s business districts from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., is probably the most controversial item on the Berkeley ballot. Here, a group of homeless people sit on the sidewalk on Shattuck Ave. in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Emilie Raguso

Two comprehensive articles that set out to dissect and clarify the arguments for and against two key measures on the Nov. 6 Berkeley ballot drew high numbers of readers this week: on Monday we addressed the question, Would Measure T enhance or ruin west Berkeley?, and on Wednesday we asked whether Measure S would help of hurt the homeless.

Still on elections, the cost of mailing an absentee ballot continued to prompt much discussion, as did the City Council’s decision on Tuesday to not cooperate with a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program to detain and potentially deport non-citizens who are arrested.

Away from politics and government, readers expressed concern for a deer that had been shot with a bow and arrow, and was spotted by north Berkeley resident Young-Eun Choi on Wednesday. One reader commented, “Makes me both sad and mad that someone would do this.”

With just three days to go before election day, visit Berkeleyside’s Voter’s Edge Berkeley for complete coverage and tracking of the city’s 10 ballot measures, and catch up on all Berkeleyside’s Election 2012 coverage to be up to speed with the issues.

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