The proposal is not a vision on how to improve public safety and accountability in Berkeley, but a power grab by the PRC.
The Police Accountability Board will be responsible for setting priorities for the police and, importantly, promoting policy discussions about what is appropriate for policing.
The proposal is a compromise between those who advocated for an even stronger body similar to the one in Oakland and those who felt there was little need for change to the PRC.
The Assembly District 15 candidate wants to change the entire way votes are cast in the Capitol.
The ballot initiative will generate $140 million per year to enroll thousands of children ages 0 - 5 in child care and preschool and get them Kindergarten-ready.
There is a battle on all over the country between corporate Democrats and corporate-free, people-powered, locally-based candidates. It's happening here, too.
Jovanka Beckles, a candidate for the 15th Assembly District, has a plan on how to disrupt the vicious cycle that incarcerates those with mental illness or drug addiction.
Buffy, who favors reforming, but not repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, is not in public office so house parties are an opportunity to introduce herself to voters.
As a candidate focused on how unaffordable housing is for many, Thaman is encouraged to hear more talk about policies that address long-term wealth.
If we're going to tackle tough challenges like housing and homelessness, education and inequity, gun violence, criminal justice reform and climate change, we need Buffy Wicks.
Voters are being asked to increase bridge tolls by $3, supposedly to help relieve bottlenecks, improve BART and buses. But the measure will do little to relieve traffic congestion.
The crowded field of 11 candidates has collectively brought in more than $1.7 million, with Wicks far out-raising her competitors.
Perhaps buoyed by her status as an outsider candidate, compliance officer Sudduth speaks her mind like no other candidate in this race at otherwise mundane candidate forums.