Change is in the air.
For the first time in 14 years, Berkeley voters will be able to chose a new mayor to lead the city. Eight individuals — all from unique communities with different experiences — are vying for the open seat.
Four Berkeley City Council seats are also up for grabs, with about a dozen newcomers challenging longtime incumbents. In addition, four seats and two seats on the Rent Stabilization Board and Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education are open, respectively.
To top it off, residents will be voting for an Assembly member, a state senator, a U.S. representative, a U.S. senator and the next president of the United States.
The general elections will take place Nov. 8.
City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin may be running for mayor, or so it would seem now that his Facebook page has been retitled to “Jesse Arreguin for Berkeley Mayor.”