On voting and sitting

CITY AFFAIRS: The ACLU’s request to revisit placing Measure S on the ballot should not be followed. Berkeley voters deserve the final say.

Late at night on July 10, Mayor Tom Bates faced a tough decision. The Berkeley City Council meeting, at the time focused on placing the contentious “sit-lie” measure on the November ballot, was being derailed by an unruly crowd of the measure’s detractors, who sang loudly in protest. Bates needed
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City officials and residents demonstrate against civil sidewalks measure

Members of the Berkeley community gathered at Berkeley City Hall Monday to protest a recommendation that would place a measure that prohibits sitting on the city’s sidewalks on the November ballot. The demonstration against the Civil Sidewalks Ballot Measure, which could make sitting on sidewalks in commercial districts between 7
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