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


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.

Won with 75% Yes 25% No

A Leaderful Vision for Equity and Justice

April 20, 2021
Here at Bay Rising Action, we know that our communities are powerful and leaderful. When we elect accountable leaders who truly represent us at every…

Measure BB – Ranked-Choice Voting

Ranked-choice voting allows diverse voices into the electoral process and frees voters to support who most represents them — not just who the politica…

Measure OO – Allow Everyone to Serve on City Boards & Commissions Regardless of Immigration Status

Currently, our city rules keep some of the most qualified people who can help lead our community stuck on the sidelines simply because of the place of…

Measure II – Create Board and Director of Police Accountability

Clearly, this measure could go farther for civilian oversight and defunding of policing in Berkeley, but it is a good start. It creates a nine-member…

Measure HH – Fund Climate Equity Fund Through Increased Utilty User Tax

In an effort to fund a Climate Equity Action Fund, this measure places a tax on users’ electricity bills. Though there are carve-outs for low-in…