Meet Terry Taplin, one of four District 2 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
Meet your District 5 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
Meet Todd Andrew, one of three District 5 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
Meet Sophie Hahn, one of three District 5 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
There are 12 seats at play, including the mayor’s office, four City Council positions, two School Board positions and five on the Rent Stabilization Board.
We want to ask candidates running for local election about what matters to you. Take our survey to share your views. Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 17 at midnight.
We’re keeping track of forums featuring candidates and issues on the Nov. 3 ballot. Watch the recordings here once the events are over.
The citizens’ commission will be in charge of reviewing maps for the eight City Council districts, revised every 10 years after the census.
Incumbency and fundraising ability still mattered as the two sitting council members won reelection. However public financing allowed candidates to spend more time talking to constituents.
Public financing was used for the first time in Berkeley during the November 2018 election and the Fair Practices Campaign Commission is still dealing with violations from various races.
Voter turnout significantly eclipsed that of the last mid-term election in Berkeley. See all the results in one place.
Community members and officials said goodbye Tuesday night to two outgoing City Council members and the city auditor — all of whom are stepping down this week after a combined 72 years of public service.