The outcome of this year’s election can dramatically alter the social and political landscape of the city, state and country as a whole.
Do Berkeley voters think residents have the right to sit on commercial sidewalks? Will California residents approve tax increases to stave off financial disaster at the UC and CSU? And, perhaps most importantly, does the nation feel that Barack Obama deserves a second term as president? These and many more questions will appear on the ballot of Berkeley residents.
What follows are the endorsements of The Daily Californian’s Senior Editorial Board. To guide our decision-making process, we interviewed candidates for school board, rent board, Berkeley City Council and mayor over the past month. In addition, the Daily Cal held a candidates forum on Oct. 26 that featured a debate between candidates for Berkeley mayor and arguments for and against Measure R, Measure S and Proposition 30.