Many people say they’re interested in what happens at Berkeley City Council meetings, but don’t have time to go. So one man decided to try making the meetings more accessible.
Race for 15th: After single-payer battles, is the Assembly ready for a nurse?
The 15th District candidate says hospital closures endanger the lives of nearby residents needing emergency care. It’s one of the issues she’s emphasizing in her campaign.
Opinion: Real progressives would embrace Scott Wiener’s SB 827 housing bill
There’s plenty of talk about “greedy developers” being the cause of our housing crisis but the people making out in this crazy market aren’t builders, but existing homeowners.
Race for 15th: College Republican aims to bring ‘intellectual diversity’ to Deep Blue East Bay Assembly race
It may seem like the ultimate waving of a white flag for Republicans in the liberal East Bay — the only GOP candidate running for State Assembly is a college sophomore.
Race for 15th: Attorney Andy Katz wants voters to know about more than his EBMUD work
Andy Katz is the only candidate running for the 15th District who has represented nearly all the cities in the district, in his role as EBMUD board of directors.
Opinion: Why no tenant should vote for Buffy Wicks for Assembly
Wicks is the only candidate in the race who refuses to support the repeal of the Costa Hawkins Housing Act.
Opinion: Let’s raise $10B annually for schools by changing Prop 13 to regularly assess commercial properties
The passage of Proposition 13 reduced the revenue stream to schools by half. It’s time to tweak the proposition so California schools can once again lead. Sign the initiative.
Race for 15th: Will universal basic income message resonate in liberal 15th district?
The idea of guaranteed cash from the government is a cause currently championed by just one of the 12 candidates in the district 15 race: writer and podcaster Owen Poindexter.
Charter change would put Berkeley police oversight into citizen hands (but whose?)
The Berkeley City Council is slated to vote Tuesday on whether to place a controversial police oversight charter amendment on the November ballot.
Opinion: City Council must reject the misguided ballot initiative regarding Berkeley’s Police Review Commission in its current form
The ballot initiative to create a new police oversight commission was crafted in secret and creates an onerous bureaucracy. A new initiative is in the works. Let’s wait for that.
Opinion: Berkeley should reduce, not enhance, its Police Review Commission
The push to give the PRC more authority over the police department is unneeded and unwarranted in Berkeley, which has an excellent department. Stop this misplaced zealotry.
Opinion: We must stop new initiative to hand power over the police department to Berkeley’s Police Review Commission
Two PRC members circumvented fellow commissioners to put a measure on the ballot to strip oversight of BPD from the city manager.