Jesse Arreguín is suggesting appointing a political colleague to the Board of Library Trustees rather than the lawyer whom the board has nominated.
Berkeley City Council ousts two library board members
The City Council on Tuesday removed the president and vice president of the Board of Library Trustees.
Opinion: Council should allow Judy Hunt to serve on the library board
Julie Holcomb of the Board of Library Trustees urges the City Council to approve the appointment of Judy Hunt. She also says an independent board is critical for the library.
Opinion: Conversation and a community effort, not politics, is needed to correct the library’s travails
Jim Novosel, a member of the library board, wants to set politics aside and start a “healing process” by convening a task force to look at some of the library’s issues.
6 candidates compete for 4 slots on Berkeley Rent Board
Berkeley Rent Board candidates (clockwise from upper left): Nate Wollman, Alejandro Soto-Vigil, Leah Simon-Weisberg, Christina Murphy, Igor Tregub and Judy Hunt. Photos: Courtesy of the candidates Six candidates are vying for four open seats on Berkeley’s Rent Stabilization Board, in a race that has seen one slate of decidedly pro-tenant candidates boast numerous endorsements and […]
Election 2016 Berkeley: Spotlight on the Rent Board
Berkeley Rent Board candidates (clockwise from upper left): Nate Wollman, Alejandro Soto-Vigil, Leah Simon-Weisberg, Christina Murphy, Igor Tregub and Judy Hunt. Photos: Courtesy Berkeleyside wants to help you get to know your 2016 candidates for all the local races. Our final installment of questionnaires with the candidates follows, and this edition is focused on the Rent […]
Election 2016: Who is Judy Hunt?
Photo: Courtesy of Judy Hunt Name: Judy Hunt Job: Non-profit executive and consultant What office are you are running for? Commissioner, Rent Stabilization Board What is the main reason you are running? I am running for re-election as a Commissioner. I won in 2012 as a small property owner, raising issues concerning older adult tenants and property owners. […]
Commission to consider alleged campaign violations
One of the mailers sent out by the Tenants United For Fairness slate mailer organization The November 2012 election has come and gone, but Berkeley’s Fair Campaign Practices Commission will address some alleged violations of campaign law on Thursday night. The commission is scheduled to take a look at donations made to a Slate Mailer […]
Berkeley’s election night live blogging: latest results
Mayor Tom Bates, comfortably re-elected. Photo: Emilie Raguso 9:10 a.m. That isn’t quite it. As several commenters have pointed out, there are plenty of Berkeley votes still to be counted: most of the absentees, provisional ballots, many vote-by-mail ballots. If turnout is around 2008 levels, it might be another 20,000 votes. Some of the close […]
Two slates fight for seats on Berkeley’s Rent Board
The four candidates of the Tenant Convention Slate (left to right): Alejandro Soto-Vigil, Igor Tregub, Judy Shelton and Asa Dodsworth The four candidates for the Tenants United for Fairness Slate (left to right): Nicole Drake, Judy Hunt, Jay James, and Kiran Shenoy By Judith Scherr A June 2012 grand jury report that slams the Berkeley Rent […]
Berkeley election activity begins in earnest
The appearance of lawn signs, such as this one for mayoral candidate Jacqelyn McCormick on Ashby, is a sign that campaigning in Berkeley’s elections are warming up. Photo: Tracey Taylor The appearance of lawn signs, such as this one for mayoral candidate Jacqelyn McCormick on Ashby, is a sign that campaigning in Berkeley’s elections are […]
Roster of 2012 Berkeley candidates firms up
Acting City Clerk Mark Numainville reviews Mayor Tom Bates’ papers for the mayoral race in City Hall on Thursday, Aug. 10. Nils Moe, one of the mayor’s aides, is in the rear. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Acting City Clerk Mark Numainville reviews Mayor Tom Bates’ papers for the mayoral race in City Hall on Thursday, Aug. […]