The status quo is unsustainable and inhumane. Berkeley residents should support these measures to help those in need.
Opinion: The time to end the housing crisis is now — my vision for Berkeley as your next city auditor
I am running for city auditor with the intention of taking ownership of the two biggest problems in Berkeley: housing and homelessness.
Campaign notebook: Come hear various candidates talk about their positions
The League of Women Voters, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Gray Panthers all have public forums coming up where candidates will discuss issues facing Berkeley.
Opinion: What sort of person do you want on the Berkeley City Council?
Policy positions are not the only criteria on which someone should be elected. Personal attributes such as humility, open-mindedness, and a respect for facts are also important.
Opinion: I am Jovanka Beckles and this is why I am running for Assembly District 15
Beckles says she is part of a national movement to return government to serving the needs of real people.
Opinion: Why I am endorsing Greg Magofña over Kate Harrison
Greg wants to help families come out of poverty by building housing all along the economic spectrum. Ensuring that Berkeley remains a welcoming place for all is his priority.
Opinion: The Buffy Wicks we know: Progressive champion who gets results
She got into grassroots politics because of her outrage over the lack of health care in this country. She has organized for unions. She worked to elect Barack Obama.
Opinion: Buffy Wicks’ choice of campaign consultant is a not a good sign
Wicks has hired a company that is also working to defeat a San Francisco ballot measure that would tax large companies to help pay for homeless housing and services.
Berkeley City Council won’t put police oversight measure on 2018 ballot
A Berkeley City Council proposal to put a police oversight charter amendment on the November ballot has run out of time to be considered this fall.
Public financing is being used for 1st time in Berkeley election; how’s it going so far?
Twelve of the 14 candidates for City Council are using public matching funds.
Opinion: Jovanka Beckles’ support for Jill Stein reflects her concern for justice and equality
It was a vote for a candidate who supported single-payer health care, cuts in wasteful military spending, free college education, and rejection of super-PAC money.
Opinion: City Council should place charter amendment for a new Berkeley police commission on ballot
Civilian oversight of the police is an emerging best practice. Enlightened police leaders understand that independent oversight is a critical part of fair and impartial policing.