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‘Out of line’: Berkeley City Councilmember Ben Bartlett brings up police salaries, own status during traffic stop

Bartlett, who represents District 3 in South Berkeley, was pulled over by Berkeley Police Department officer Stephanie Cole for allegedly running a red light July 19. He immediately identified himself as a City Council member, told Cole that he actively supported pay raises for Berkeley police officers and disclosed information about a closed-session City Council vote on officer contracts.
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City of Berkeley launches updated online public records portal

Public documents, such as city council minutes, staff reports, ordinances and resolutions, can now be found on the city of Berkeley website, some dating back to the early 1900s. Users can now search for any public record by category and enter key terms and time ranges for specificity.
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