Berkeley Mayoral Forum on Wednesday night

Berkeley Neighborhoods Council
Monday October 31, 2016 - 10:07:00 AM

The Berkeley Neighborhoods Council will be hosting a Mayoral Forum on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd from 7:30-9 pm at The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. 

The forum will be moderated by Alex Savidge, member of the KTVU Channel 2 news team and Berkeley native, and will be broadcast live on BCM TV (Berkeley Community Media). 

Participants will be Jesse Arreguin, Laurie Capitelli & Kriss Worthington. 

The theme of the forum will be “Balancing Preservation and Growth: Development and Our Neighborhoods” 

The participants will be asked 3 questions (see below), followed by questions from the audience. 

This is your last chance to see the candidates together before we vote on November 8! 

Please tell your fellow Berkeleyans. 

The three questions: 

1. Berkeley has the top-ranked public university in the world; the single largest partnership of seminaries and theological graduate schools in the country; a high school that has produced world-famous musicians, artists, actors, athletes, authors, scientists, and activists; a world-renowned culinary culture; and a unique architectural style defined by the likes of Bernard Maybeck, Julia Morgan, Walter Ratcliff, and other notables. 

As mayor, what will you do to protect the cultural and historic nature of our city, while making Berkeley attractive and vibrant for young families and providing much-needed housing for the students of our famed educational institutions?

2. Berkeley’s local politics have been marked by bitter fights between pro-growth and pro-preservation advocates.

How would you change the process, so that we may reach consensus in an open exchange among developers, community members, and the City Council, rather than reaching final decisions through costly, protracted, and divisive court battles?

3. Berkeley residents, from John Galen Howard, through David Brower and Alice Waters, have left their mark on our city and, indeed, on the world. 

If you are elected mayor, and serve for eight years, what would you like to be remembered for?