New: A question of ethics for Councilmember Maio (Public Comment)

Sigrid Allen
Saturday October 22, 2016 - 02:37:00 PM

I received below email from our city council member, district 1, Linda Maio, and I am in disbelief. She solicited constituents to ask her how to vote..... this is unethical if not illegal. I hope your paper will report on this information. She reminds me of Tom Bates' behavior when he first ran for mayor. I am disgusted..... or is it Donald Trump that paved the way to everything goes? 

Regardless, this is wrong! 

Sigrid Allen 

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Subject: Re: Preparing Your Ballot -- Deep Breath
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:47:34 +0000
From: Maio, Linda
To: Maio, Linda

Please note the correct email is โ€œlinda@lindamaio.org"

On Oct 21, 2016, Linda Maio <lmaio@cityofberkeley.info> wrote:

Dear Resident,
As you are preparing to mark your ballot, a very long one indeed โ€” longer than we have had in my memory โ€” you might want to consult my evaluations and opinions, and those of experienced thought leaders whom I trust.
If you would like this information, please send me a note at linda@lindamio.org.
Have a cup of tea or glass of wine nearby, get together with some friends, and engage in your right to vote.
Note, you will need to ask me for this information at the above email address.
I cannot send it directly as City officials and staff are not permitted to use constituent email addresses for ballot purposes.
Happy voting!
Council member Linda Maio
Vice Mayor of the City of Berkeley
Berkeley.info/lindamaio | 510.981.7110