Berkeley Old City Hall. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Berkeleyside recently sent all the candidates for the City Council a set of questions, partly based on the suggestions our readers provided. Candidates are running in Districts 1, 4, 7 and 8. Of the 13 active candidates in the four districts, we received responses from six: Linda Maio in […]
Measure R: Future direction of Berkeley’s downtown?
There’s no issue more contentious on the November 2 ballot than Measure R, the advisory measure that establishes a new downtown plan. Measure R, placed on the ballot by the City Council after Berkeley residents collected enough signatures to force a previous downtown plan to a vote, sets new guidelines on growth and development in […]
School Board candidates respond to key questions
Old City Hall, where the school board meets Berkeleyside recently sent all the candidates for the School Board a set of questions, partly based on the suggestions our readers provided. Six candidates are running for three positions on the board: Josh Daniels, Norma Harrison, Karen Hemphill, Julie Holcomb, Priscilla Myrick and Leah Wilson. All except […]
Berkeleyside guide: Understanding Measures H and I
Berkeleyans will have five local ballot measures on November 2 — in addition to the election of City Council, School Board and a variety of other Berkeley posts. Berkeleyside will cover all five measures, starting today with Measures H and I. Berkeleyside does not plan to endorse any measures or candidates, but we want to […]
A big oops! for Berkeley’s Measure H
Berkeley voters might be forgiven for turning apoplectic when they peruse their sample ballots and read a section on Measure H, a parcel tax measure to raise $5 million to maintain schools. The impartial analysis of the measure, prepared by the Alameda County Counsel’s office, reports that Measure H will tax homeowners $6.31 a square […]
What do you want to ask candidates in Berkeley?
Old City Hall Earlier this month we ran a comprehensive chart of who is running for what in Berkeley in the November general election. As part of our election coverage, we are writing to all the candidates common questions, so voters can have some additional information for their decision. The Personal Democracy Forum and their […]
Election groundwork: Who’s running in November?
Old City Hall: four council seats are being contested. Photo: Wikimedia Commoms. Four Berkeley council seats and a variety of other Berkeley posts are being contested at the general election on Tuesday, November 2. Berkeleyside will have full coverage of all the races but, first, here is your quick summary guide to who is running for […]