How much have real estate groups poured into the election? How about firefighter unions? Which candidates is the actor Danny Glover backing?
The Nexflix movie has provoked reactions both positive and negative in Berkeley where many people involved in the anti-war movement, and the trial at the heart of the film, live.
By law, independent expenditure campaigns must act independently of the candidates they are backing. They can’t communicate or even coordinate with those running for office.
The Alameda County registrar of voters mailed ballots to 78,000 Berkeley residents in early October, but some have not been delivered yet.
Critical information about who is paying for campaign materials is missing, the complaints state.
Berkeley only cleaned up one half of the encampment because of what it says is lack of cooperation from Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol.
There is a full slate of five property owner-oriented candidates running for the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board — and real estate interests are backing them big time.
He has had to deal with the “Battle for Berkeley,” homelessness, Trump’s saber-rattling against sanctuary cities and the pandemic.
In 2017, DxE, the organization Hsiung co-founded, decided to focus on building a movement in Berkeley — and then elect people to office.
Crowds often gather in the popular turnouts and some people are setting off firecrackers.
Those participating in the city’s public financing program can only get $50 from any donor, but Berkeley matches that six-to-one, or $300 per donor.
With public matching funds, Wayne Hsiung has almost as much to spend as the mayor.
Supporters have contributed $44,000 to Measure FF. It would raise property taxes to improve 911 service and help prepare Berkeley for disasters, they say. Opponents contend there are no controls on the fund.
Native Americans and their supporters hope the designation will help them stop a planned 260-unit development at 1900 Fourth St., a lot that is part of the West Berkeley Shellmound.
The ban on outside visitors is in response to a state recommendation that universities limit visitors as much as possible. It is unclear how much Cal intends to enforce the new guidelines, however.
The deadline for all election-related op-eds was Oct. 7. Berkeleyside will publish up to two for each side.