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Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: City manager’s departure is big blow to Berkeley

The North East Berkeley Association (NEBA) recently convened a board meeting for the express purpose of discussing the sudden resignation of the City Manager Christine Daniel. We believe the loss to the city of Ms. Daniel reflects a very serious and growing problem within our city government. Although we did not always agree with Ms. […]

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Op-ed: Vote No on Measure F (parks tax increase)

I write this on behalf of directors of Berkeley Budget SOS, Committee for FACTS, Northeast Berkeley Association, Council of Neighborhood Associations, LeConte Neighborhood Association,  and many other residents and groups opposing Measure F. We too love our parks and other Berkeley amenities, but… as parks tax revenues rose, our parks decayed. The original 1997 parks measure […]

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Op-ed: How to see through the fog of redistricting

Detail of the BSDC map, one of several under consideration for Berkeley. Berkeley’s current redistricting process is a foggy mess.  For readers, I’ll try to clear some of the fog by, first, presenting a timeline of pertinent events and then offering my take on these events. REDISTRICTING HISTORY  1986—District elections established by voter initiative and […]