Election 2014 Endorsements: City candidates

Linda Maio City Council District 1 The race in District 1 comes down to experience versus enthusiasm. Incumbent Linda Maio’s 22 years of effective service to both her community and the city of Berkeley as a whole put her head and shoulders above her challengers. In District 1, where environmental issues
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Berkeley Tenants’ Union weighs on affordable housing

As James Chang said at the Tenants’ Convention on July 13, “Student issues are community issues, and community issues are student issues.” It is imperative that we have a vibrant Berkeley Tenants’ Union to address issues at City Council, the Zoning Adjustment Board and the Planning Commission. Together, our voices will be heard. We also need to work in November and beyond to support rent board candidates and city council candidates and make sure that other elected officials know of our concerns and will respond to them. Our collective presence can be very powerful, and we are now only tapping into its potential. You and I, and she and he, can make a difference. Let’s begin that work.
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