For five years we’ve been making New Year’s resolutions on Berkeleyside, putting down markers for 10 things we’d like to see in the year ahead for our city. Let us know in the comments what your hopes and expectations are for 2015. After our 10 for 2015, we review how our 2014 resolutions fared.
New years bring new hopes, for cities as well as for each of us individually. Berkeleyside has an established tradition of clearing the decks on New Year’s Day and offering up ten resolutions for what we’d like to see in Berkeley in the coming year. We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. In the interest of gauging progress, we also review how our 2013 resolutions fared.
Berkeleyside has no crystal ball that can foretell the next 12 months of our city (or the next 12 hours), but we annually lay down some markers for what we’d like to see in Berkeley. Tell us in the comments below what resolutions you’d like to see for Berkeley.
We can take it as read that 2012 will be filled with news. It’s an election year, both national and mayoral, the economy’s glacial improvement still weighs on the city and local business, and, if the lack of rain so far is any indication, we may be facing drought conditions as the year moves on. On Berkeleyside, we take a moment on the first day of the year to make some resolutions for our city. At the bottom of the post, we run a slide rule over the performance of our resolutions in 2011 (spoiler: we did much better than in 2010).
A year ago, we suggested 10 resolutions for 2010 for Berkeley (we’ll have our 2011 resolutions tomorrow). How did our city do?
New Year’s Eve seemed the right time to lay down some markers for 2010 for our city. It’s a personal list — please add your own thoughts in the comments.