Measure J Foes

J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Friday December 19, 2003

Councilmember Kriss Worthington and former Councilmember Diane Wooley have added their names to the arguments opposing Measure J. The March 2004 referendum, put on the ballot by Berkeley City Council, would add new requirements to running for office in Berkeley if it is passed by Berkeley voters. 

The measure sets a limit of a combination of $150 or an equivalent substituted number of petition signatures for a candidate to qualify to run for any Berkeley office. During Council debate last month, Worthington had threatened to “actively campaign” against the measure if language was left in to allow future Councils to raise the dollar or signature amount at its discretion. That discretionary language was later withdrawn by Mayor Tom Bates. 

—J. Douglas Allen-Taylor