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BCA Election Newsletter – October 2018: BCA Recommendations for the November Ballot

CANDIDATESEndorsed CandidatesState Assembly, 15th District: Jovanka Beckles

Berkeley City Councilmember, District 1: Igor Tregub. BCA Steering Committee says vote for Igor #1, Margo Schueler #2 & Mary Behm Steinberg #3.

Berkeley City Council District 4: Kate Harrison. BCA Steering says vote for Kate only.

Berkeley City District 7: Rigel Robinson. BCA Steering Committee says vote for Rigel Robinson #1, Aidan Hill #2, and no one else.

Berkeley City District 8: Mary Kay Lacey. BCA Steering Committee says vote for Mary Kay Lacey #1, Alfred Twu #2 and Russ Tilleman #3.

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board: (Vote for 5): James Chang, Soli Alpert, Paola Laverde, Maria Poblet & John T. Selawsky

Berkeley City Auditor: Jenny Wong. 

 

BERKELEY MEASURES

Measure O, $130 Million Affordable Housing Bond………. YES

Measure P, Raises Transfer Tax (homeless housing)…….. YES

Measure Q, Amends Berkeley Rent Control…………………. YES

Note: The steering committees for BCA, BPA & BTU withdrew their support for Measure Q after Council voted for a 20 year period before new housing will be covered by Rent Control. However, at the endorsement meeting, which had a low turnout, Measure Q passed with 85% of the vote.

Measure R, Vision 2050 Advisory…………………………………. YES

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITIONS

Recommendations of the Steering Committee

Prop 1, Affordable Housing Bond…………………………………. YES

Prop 2, Homelessness prevention housing bonds ……….. YES

Prop 3, Water bond………………………………………………………. NO

Prop 4, Children’s hospital bond………………………………….. YES

Prop 5, Property Tax Break…………………………………………… NO

Prop 6, Gas Tax Repeal…………………………………………………. NO

Prop 7,  Year Round Daylight Savings Time…………………… YES

Prop 8, Limits Dialysis Profit to 15%……………….……………. YES

Prop 10, Allows expansion Rent Control……….. YES, YES, YES!

Prop 11, Ambulance workers on-call during breaks……… NO

Prop 12, More space for farm animals…………………………. YES