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Opinion: Terry Taplin, a candidate for the Berkeley City Council, is the climate justice leader of our dreams
When it comes to solving our climate and housing crises, we believe that Terry Taplin is the most inspiring, grounded, and action-oriented candidate running for Berkeley City
Opinion: Why we support Berkeley Measure II for police accountability
It will create an independent agency to investigate civilian complaints and ensure effective civilian oversight of police conduct
Opinion: The majority of Berkeley City Council members agree: Re-elect Mayor Jesse Arreguín
He has been a leader in bringing clean energy options to residents, reducing the city’s carbon footprint, and creating programs to help and house the homeless.
Opinion: Rigel Robinson is the progressive, consensus choice for City Council
District 7 candidate Rigel Robinson will serve as a collaborative and unifying voice for our city.
Opinion: Celebrate $15 minimum wage for Berkeley workers
Today Berkeley ushers in a $15/hour minimum wage. How we got here is a good reminder of how we can work together on important issues instead of attacking each other on ideologies.
Opinion: Sounding the alarm on Berkeley’s housing proposals
Berkeley needs to address its housing affordability crisis. Unfortunately, many items on the City Council agenda could worsen affordability and displacement.
Op-ed: Why 11 current and former Berkeley elected officials endorse Laurie Capitelli
We are former and current Berkeley elected officials who are united in our support for Laurie Capitelli as our next mayor. With our direct firsthand experience, we all deeply appreciate Laurie’s love for Berkeley, his trustworthiness, good humor, compassion, decency and intelligence. We urge you to vote for Laurie as your first choice. Laurie is […]
Op-ed: Let’s amend regulations to prohibit city employees serving on boards and commissions
On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Berkeley City Council will consider an amendment to the Municipal Code (item #29) that will prohibit city employees from being appointed to, or serving on, city boards and commissions. This proposal is brought forward by the Council Ad Hoc Committee on a More Open Government (Jesse Arreguín, Laurie Capitelli, Lori […]
Op-Ed: Join together to fight Bay Area sex trafficking
Recently, the FBI arrested 150 people suspected of forcing children into prostitution. This nationwide sweep highlighted the seedy underbelly of a black market that is all too common in the Bay Area. Although Oakland and San Francisco are considered by experts to be major trafficking hubs, it is shortsighted to ignore the possibility of trafficking […]