Sat. Sept. 15 @ 2pm, at East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street
Join our Berkeley Citizens Action, Berkeley Progressive Alliance and Berkeley Tenants Union for a joint endorsement meeting on Berkeley ballot measures & District 7 council endorsements. Council candidates include Aidan Hill, Rigel Robinson & Ces Rosales. Speakers also include Gus Newport, Gail McLaughlin, plus George Lippman will present on his vision for police accountability moving forward. Kriss Worthington will provide closing remarks.
We will also consider endorsement for the city auditor position. In March the vote of progressives was evenly split between candidates Jenny Wong and Steve Levine, so no endorsement could be made. Steve Levine has since dropped out and endorsed Jenny Wong, so we are reconsidering this office. Vladislav Davidzon is also running, however responded that he does not want any endorsements.
We will be re-looking at our endorsement of Measure Q Amendments to the Berkeley Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance and considering the following Berkeley measures: Measure P Transfer Tax and Measure R Advisory Measure – Vision 2050
Additionally, BTU members will vote on finalized candidate endorsements for Districts 1, 4, & 8 (their steering committee had previously made interim recommendations).
If your membership for any of the three organizations has expired, don’t worry… You can pay the current years dues at the door. You can even join BTU without the usual 30 day wait by participating in our canvass earlier that day (see link here).
See below for Candidates responses to our questionnaire
Candidate for City Auditor: Jenny Wong