Wendy has been both a tenant and a landlord and would bring needed perspective to the board.
Candidates are strongly in favor of anti-displacement measures, but vary on just-cause evictions for small units.
Meet your Rent Stabilization Board candidates in Berkeley’s November 2022 election.
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It’s an at-large race, meaning Berkeley residents can vote for five rent board members regardless of where they live in the city.
The largest bond measure in the city’s history and a tax on vacant houses and apartments will be on the 2022 ballot.
The ballot measure would apply to certain newly constructed buildings and remove exemptions on owner-occupied units with ADUs and golden duplexes.
The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board said it wanted to bring DeSeana Williams’ salary in line with other department heads.
The report argues sweeping zoning changes could worsen gentrification, but others say existing conditions are no better at protecting minorities.
Williams will make a starting salary of $200,366 on an initial three-year contract.
Cal can now tear down 1921 Walnut St. and the $300 million Anchor House project can proceed.