Berkeley turned out big for Gov. Gavin Newsom, Pamela Price, Alfred Twu and Proposition 30 on Nov. 8.
As members of the No on L campaign, we have been clear that we believe investment in our city is important, but it must be done with planning, transparency and accountability.
Ballot counting for the local ballot measures, City Council, school board,
and rent board was completed on Nov. 21 at 9:17 p.m.
When will we know who won the Berkeley’s City Council races? What does “100% reported” mean? And more ballot questions answered.
The $650 million infrastructure bond Measure L remains well short of passage.
The measure, Berkeley’s biggest-ever bond, would have provided money to repair local infrastructure and build affordable housing.
You have until 8 p.m. today to cast your ballot at the voting centers or drop off your mail-in ballot at a drop box.
Construction unions and housing groups push campaign to pass Measure L over $300,000.
‘We kept our condo because we have grandchildren in Berkeley and come back to see them as often as possible.’
Backers say it will raise up to $6 million a year and disincentivize property owners from leaving units empty. Opponents say the tax applies too broadly and won’t significantly increase housing affordability.
It’s on the ballot because California’s state constitution requires cities to get permission from residents to build affordable housing.
Donors have given over $130,000 to the campaign for Measure L, a $650 million infrastructure and housing bond, in recent weeks.