Election 2014 Endorsements: Local ballot measures

Vote yes on Measure BB Measure BB, which implements a 30-year transportation expenditure plan, aims to improve transit connections, the quality of highways and roads and the safety of bikers and pedestrians. It is a revised version of Measure B1, the 2012 ballot measure that gained 66.53 percent of the
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Why students should support Berkeley Measure R

Measure R builds on eight years of community process by providing the legal language to realize the vision of our Downtown Area Plan and close loopholes that have allowed corporate developers to get out of promised community and environmental benefits, including increased affordable housing, fair wages for workers and higher green-building requirements.
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Vote no on Measure R: the anti-green measure

Ballot initiatives and laws often have misleading names. Anyone can call anything a “green” initiative. The people who wrote Measure R may sincerely believe this initiative will make Berkeley more livable and environmentally friendly, but they are wrong.
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Engage in your community

STATE ISSUES: The Daily Californian will offer the chance to get educated on issues and candidates included on next Tuesday’s ballot.

While many students may not stay in Berkeley after graduation, we implore students to go to the polls in a week to ensure a better Berkeley for themselves and future residents.
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The student district must not be defeated

CITY AFFAIRS: Divided supporters of a student supermajority district risk losing student representation if they don't unify for the November referenda.

As Berkeley inches toward the November election and grinds closer to the conclusion of a chaotic, years-long redistricting process, the realization of a student supermajority City Council district — which seemed within grasp earlier this year — is in peril.
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