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Mayor Tom Bates to retire from position after 14 years in office

After 14 years as mayor of Berkeley — the longest tenure in the city’s history — and 38 years of public office, Tom Bates, age 78, has decided to retire. It marks the end of a long career of public service that was punctuated with significant accomplishments that benefited many, from people with disabilities to Berkeley youth to local breweries and sports fanatics.
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City Council talks Berkeley Strategic Plan, 2020 Vision

The Berkeley City Manager’s Office provided an update on a plan to improve the city’s ability to serve the Berkeley community and presented the positive progress of a city education initiative during a special Berkeley City Council meeting Tuesday.
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