There are just three local measures on the ballot, but voters will be weighing in on who should be the Democratic candidate to challenge President Trump.
It’s that time of year again: when hundreds of Berkeley voters get to tell the city how they feel about new local tax measures that could appear on the ballot in November.
Campaign finance reports show 2020 races for mayor, City Council and more are heating up. Plus, there are three school measures on the March primary ballot.
Incumbency and fundraising ability still mattered as the two sitting council members won reelection. However public financing allowed candidates to spend more time talking to constituents.
BUSD is asking voters to help fund everything from solar panels to English teachers salaries.
While many gym members don’t like the idea that a major investor in the fitness facilities threw a fundraiser for Trump, they said canceling their memberships might hurt those who work there.
Public financing was used for the first time in Berkeley during the November 2018 election and the Fair Practices Campaign Commission is still dealing with violations from various races.
If you’re a Democratic candidate for president, you can certainly find someone in Berkeley who will donate to your campaign.
This week, the city secured a restraining order against Zachary RunningWolf Brown, a long-time Bay Area activist, alleging he made “credible death threats” against Mayor Jesse Arreguín and scared a member of his staff.
Influenced by a 7-year-old in Texas who raised money to help the President build his wall, a group of young friends stood up for what they think is right in Berkeley this weekend.
Participation in East Bay DSA surged during the 2016 election and after the election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Its youth arm held its conference in Berkeley this weekend to gear up for 2020.
Long before she was a 2020 presidential contender, Kamala Harris was a resident of the Berkeley flats and a student at Thousand Oaks.