Vote Yes

Measure S1 – Strengthen Police Commission


As the Oakland Police Commission — a task force that the community won — gets ready to cut Oakland’s policing budget by 50% next year and redirect funds to community services like jobs, health and housing, this measure would move other important accountability measures like the office of inspector general outside of the police department. The inspector general would then be able to independently review Oakland Police Department practices.

This measure would also allow the Police Commission to hire attorneys.

Policing has proven that it can’t hold itself accountable; voting yes on this measure will give us a better chance of doing so and keeping all our communities safe, no matter what we look like or what neighborhood we live in.

Won with 81.2% Yes 18.8% 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…