Berkeleyside’s Opinionator section has recently welcomed five new op-eds.
On Oct. 16 we published an op-ed by Mal Warwick who argues that Big Oil and Big Tobacco have no place in Berkeley politics.
Two measures on the November ballot come under scrutiny. Dorothy Walker, a member of the Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee, describes Measure R, the downtown initiative, as “misleading, inflexible and destructive.” And Peter Barglow, a clinical professor of medicine and psychiatry at UC Davis, takes issue with claims made by two previous op-ed authors when addressing Measure D, the so-called soda tax proposal.
Meanwhile, Kristin Homme and Sandra Nixon argue that incumbent Councilwoman Linda Maio is not the best environmental candidate because she “led the move to gut a proposed ordinance that would have improved the information that dental patients receive about mercury dental amalgam fillings.” And Kevin Kunze explains why he thinks it’s important that we support Berkeley’s cellphone safety bill which is coming to council Oct. 28.
Join the conversation — whether you agree or disagree with the views expressed — by leaving your comments on the op-eds in the Opinionator section.
Berkeleyside welcomes submissions of op-ed articles. We ask that we are given first refusal to publish. Topics should be Berkeley-related, local authors are preferred, and we don’t publish anonymous pieces. Please email submissions to us. Berkeleyside will publish op-ed pieces at its discretion.