Election 2016 campaign lawn signs. Photo: Kelly Owen
Election 2016 lawn sign for the E1 Measure, one of the many subjects under consideration in op-eds published recently by Berkeleyside. Photo: Kelly Owen

Not surprisingly, given that we are counting down to an election — and one sporting a monster ballot in Berkeley — the pace of op-ed submissions to Berkeleyside has picked up considerably.

In case you missed any recent viewpoints expressed by our readers, here’s a recap of the last 16 op-eds published in our Opinionator section. Share your responses and insights in the comments sections of the individual op-eds:

Berkeley has a parking addiction By Andrew Ho

Cheryl Davila, my mother, is ready to steer Berkeley in the right direction By Armando Davila

Preserve public safety: Do not tie undergrounding utilities to disaster preparedness By Patricia Mapps

We need Darryl Moore on Berkeley City Council By Stephanie Anne Johnson

Why undergrounding utilities is not the answer to earthquake and firestorm safety By Isabelle Gaston

A catastrophe waiting to happen By Peter Sussman

Why 10 current and former Berkeley-elected officials endorse Laurie Capitelli By Tom Bates, Lori Droste, Loni Hancock, Mim Hawley, Linda Maio, Darryl Moore, Betty Olds, Nancy Skinner, Susan Wengraf, Sue Hone, and Gordon Wozniak

Don’t let developers buy Berkeley’s election By Donald Goldmacher

Vote yes on U1 and no on Measure DD to fund affordable housing By Stephen Barton

Some insights into ranked-choice voting in Berkeley By Pedro Hernandez

A better way to address the housing crisis By Christina Oatfield

Equitable access to quality education has the power to transform society: Vote yes on Measure E1 By Avi Khullar

Berkeley must change the way it provides shelter to the homeless By JP Massar

Pension problem fairy tale By Ted Edlin

Why vote yes on Measure T1, the $100 million bond measure By Diz Swift

It takes a special person to lead Berkeley and it’s Laurie Capitelli By David Salk

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. We also ask that the op-eds are grounded in facts, not speculation or unsubstantiated accusations. Email submissions as Word or Google documents or embedded in the email to editors@berkeleyside.com. The recommended length is 500-800 words. Please include your name and a one-line bio that includes full, relevant disclosures. Berkeleyside will publish op-ed pieces at its discretion.

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