Downtown Berkeley, May 2014. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Downtown Berkeley, May 2014. Photo: Emilie Raguso

In November, Measure R, a proposed downtown initiative, will go before Berkeley voters. Among other things, the measure addresses issues like building height and the approvals process for developers, including transportation and affordable housing. (See Berkeleyside’s downtown initiative cheat sheet.)

In 2010, Berkeley voters overwhelmingly approved Measure R, but, in an Opinionator piece published today on Berkeleyside, Jacquelyn McCormick argues that the City Council has not delivered on its promises.

McCormick, President of the Claremont Elmwood Neighborhood Association and a candidate for City Council in District 8, delineates in what ways she believes our local government has failed to deliver, and urges people to support Measure R.

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