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Berkeley deserves a new mayor

- Nancy Carleton
Friday May 03, 2002

To the Editor: 

Berkeley needs a mayor who is proud of our history and protects our landmarks, who promotes local businesses instead of corporate chains. We need a mayor committed to providing more affordable housing opportunities while respecting our neighborhoods. And we need a mayor who doesn't work to undermine our credibility on important inter-city boards, who instead represents Berkeley's commitment to improving transit options and protecting our environment. Most of all, Berkeley needs a mayor who chairs council 

meetings with dignity and fairness instead of rancor and partisanship. 

What we DO have, to name the worst instance in recent memory, is a mayor who goes on "The O'Reilly Factor," a Fox TV program that reaches tens of millions, to promote a boycott of her own town. 

Boy, do we need a new mayor! If you think so too, come to the Mayoral Convention this Saturday, May 4, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center at Hearst and MLK. It's free, there'll be food, and you can join in a discussion of issues important to Berkeley and cast a vote for the candidate you think should be the new mayor. 



- Nancy Carleton