Berkeley Progressive Alliance, Berkeley Citizens Action, and Berkeley Tenants Union are jointly sponsoring a meeting on Sunday, January 8 at 2 p.m. to endorse a candidate for the District 4 City Council seat that became vacant when Jesse Arreguin was elected mayor. The new City Council member will be elected by mail. Voters must mail their ballots by Tuesday, March 7.
The January 8 endorsement meeting will take place at the East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street, in downtown Berkeley at 2 p.m. An agenda will be sent out prior to the meeting.
Two candidates have filed for the office: Kate Harrison and Ben Gould. Questionnaires have been sent to candidates and their responses will be posted on the BPA Web site as soon as they are received. There will also be an opportunity for questions from the audience at the meeting.
To vote for endorsing a candidate at the January 8 meeting, you must already be a member in good standing of BPA, BTU or BCA. You do not have to be a resident of District 4 to participate in the endorsement meeting.