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.
The race is close and no candidate is expected to capture the seat at first. Ranked-choice voting and voters' No. 2 choices will play a large role in selecting the next council member.
Companies that build affordable housing are pouring funds into support of the O and P measures, Realtors are opposing the proposed property transfer tax hike and Wicks is outspending Beckles in the AD15 race.
Meet your District 1 City Council candidates in Berkeley's November 2018 election.
Meet Mary Behm-Steinberg, one of four District 1 City Council candidates in Berkeley's November 2018 election.
Meet Igor Tregub, one of four District 1 City Council candidates in Berkeley's November 2018 election.
Candidates each had one minute to answer questions on a range of topics, from housing and crime to homelessness and their vision for Berkeley.
Twelve of the 14 candidates for City Council are using public matching funds.
A proposal for a five-story, 57-unit building in South Berkeley has come back in its latest iteration after a failed attempt in 2013 to get city approval.
Putting underground parking below Berkeley planned housing for the homeless is not only costly and short-sighted, but it will reduce the number of units that can be built.