The ballot initiative will generate $140 million per year to enroll thousands of children ages 0 – 5 in child care and preschool and get them Kindergarten-ready.
Opinion: It’s time to stand up for Assembly District 15
There is a battle on all over the country between corporate Democrats and corporate-free, people-powered, locally-based candidates. It’s happening here, too.
Opinion: Mental illness, the criminal justice system, and the homelessness crisis
Jovanka Beckles, a candidate for the 15th Assembly District, has a plan on how to disrupt the vicious cycle that incarcerates those with mental illness or drug addiction.
Race for 15th: Buffy Wicks makes pitch to Assembly voters, one living room at a time
Buffy, who favors reforming, but not repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, is not in public office so house parties are an opportunity to introduce herself to voters.
Race for 15th: Raquella Thaman wants housing solutions to focus on generational wealth
As a candidate focused on how unaffordable housing is for many, Thaman is encouraged to hear more talk about policies that address long-term wealth.
Berkeley property owners to vote on raising fees to improve stormwater and lighting systems
The fees to help maintain and improve Berkeley’s stormwater and lighting systems have not been increased in decades. Berkeley is seeking funds to modernize its infrastructure.
Opinion: Buffy Wicks has received broad support because of her talent and values and she gets things done
If we’re going to tackle tough challenges like housing and homelessness, education and inequity, gun violence, criminal justice reform and climate change, we need Buffy Wicks.
Opinion: Vote ‘no’ on Regional Measure 3, which discriminates against East Bay residents
Voters are being asked to increase bridge tolls by $3, supposedly to help relieve bottlenecks, improve BART and buses. But the measure will do little to relieve traffic congestion.
Buffy Wicks, Judy Appel raise most cash as Assembly District 15 primary nears
The crowded field of 11 candidates has collectively brought in more than $1.7 million, with Wicks far out-raising her competitors.
Race for 15th: Cheryl Sudduth asks, ‘Who gets to define experience?’
Perhaps buoyed by her status as an outsider candidate, compliance officer Sudduth speaks her mind like no other candidate in this race at otherwise mundane candidate forums.
Opinion: Buffy Wicks is the best AD15 candidate to help solve our housing crisis
Buffy Wicks understands rent stabilization is the only thing that stands between many families and the terrifying prospect of untenable rent hikes or even losing their homes.
Opinion: Who is trying to buy the California State Assembly?
Buffy Wicks has raised $542,775 for her campaign for the AD15 seat. One major donor, Govern for Ca, has donated $85K. The powerful PAC is a proponent for charter schools