Vote Yes

Measure KK – Allow Flexibility in Staffing of Fire Department (And Other Amendments)

Berkeley

A pile of amendments thrown into one, this would allow people who live far out of Berkeley to work as firefighters in the city. Given the housing crisis and the challenge to hire and retain firefighters at the moment in history we need them the most, this is a positive step. In addition, this would make the city attorney’s appointed term an indefinite one, change eligibility requirements for the Redistricting Commission, update the duties of the city attorney, and eliminate gendered language in the city charter.