Council decided Selawsky's experience is what is needed now for the board, even though it meant rejecting the lawyer nominated by the BOLT.
Jesse Arreguín is suggesting appointing a political colleague to the Board of Library Trustees rather than the lawyer whom the board has nominated.
The Berkeley political jostling has begun, even though elections will, of course, only be held in November.
The deadline for filing for the Berkeley Unified School District Board ended at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and four candidates will be running for two spots.
The Berkeley Unified School District may have new leadership as early as next week, but it will only be temporary.
While Berkeley High should tighten its perimeter, enlist its uniformed police officer to patrol its edges and nearby park, have its security officers wear identifiable uniforms, and teach students about the impact of guns, it should not require students to wear a visible identification badges and use them to get on and off campus – at least not yet.