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Alameda County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Rent Stabilization Board Commissioner; City of Berkeley Voter Information

Results as of Jan 6 2:56pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (99/99)
(654 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.54%)
Candidates (Vote for 6)
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Jesse Townley Click here for more information about this candidate 17456 votes 14.35%

  • Occupation: Rent Stabilization Board Commissioner
  • Chair & Vice Chair, Disaster & Fire Safety Commission
  • Producer, KALX Public Affairs Department
  • Board Member, Independent Arts & Media
  • former Executive Director & Vice President Board of Directors, Easy Does It Disability Assistance non-profit
  • Member, Uprisings Bakery Collective
  • Former Secretary, Alternative Music Foundation (a.k.a. 924 Gilman Street)
  • Comprehensively prepare tenants and landlords for the next earthquake & wildfire, including CERT training & emergency supply caches
  • Ensure cost-effective seismic retrofitting of all rental property, including through the Soft Story Ordinance
  • Expand the greening of all rental units by pushing composting, recycling, and solar power
Pamela W "Pam Webster" Webster Click here for more information about this candidate 16117 votes 13.25%
  • Occupation: Rent Board Commissioner
  • Vice President Board of Ecology Center
  • Manager, Patron Services, California Shakespeare Theater
  • Downtown YMCA Family Night Co-ordinator
  • Former Berkeley Citizen Environmental Advisory Commissioner
  • Former co-chair Downtown YMCA Youth Support Campaign
  • Former Executive Committee member Sierra Club Northern Alameda County Group
  • Better enforcement of Soft Story Ordinance to warn and prepare tenants in seismically unsafe buildings.
  • Expand outreach to all Berkeley tenants and small property owners
  • Protect older rent-controlled buildings from demolition and redevelopment.
Dave Blake Click here for more information about this candidate 15784 votes 12.98%
  • Occupation: book editor, Rent Board Vice-Chair
  • Restoring the credibility of the Berkeley League of Women Voters
Lisa Stephens 15336 votes 12.61%
  • Occupation: Rent Board Commissioner
Katherine Harr Click here for more information about this candidate 15231 votes 12.52%
  • Occupation: Appointed Rent Board Commissioner
  • Administrator/Development Associate, Eviction Defense Collaborative
  • Block Captain, Shotwell-Horace-Folsom Neighborhood Watch
  • Tenants Rights Counselor, San Francisco Tenants Union
  • Volunteer and DJ, KUSF San Francisco
  • Volunteer music festival producer
  • Outreach and education
  • Owners and tenants in foreclosures
  • Condition of housing
Asa Dodsworth Click here for more information about this candidate 15022 votes 12.35%
  • Occupation: Sustainable Landscape Designer
  • Berkeley Tenant Convention Endorsed Candidate 2010
  • Former Zero Waste Commission Vice-Chair
  • Certified Permaculture Designer
  • 11 year Member, and Cook House host for Berkeley Food Not Bombs
  • Berkeley Native, no previous ones elected to represent Berkeley
  • Outreach: without effective outreach, tenant protections and rent control will be unused, leaving tenants abused.
  • Earthquake Safety, inspecting Berkeley's 200+ Soft Story buildings for safety, and require them all to be brought to current earthquake safety code.
  • Require that all multi unit rental complexes make Recycling and Municpal Food Waste Composting available to tenants.
George David Perezvelez Click here for more information about this candidate 9308 votes 7.65%
  • Occupation: Commissioner/Restaurant Manager
  • Chair Berkeley Police Review Commission
  • Commissioner Berkeley Commission on Labor
  • Alameda County Progressive Writer for
  • United States Navy Veteran
  • General Manager Left Bank Restaurant
  • Soft building retrofitting Incentives
  • Viable and affordable low income housing initiatives
  • Inclusive community outreach programs and impartiality
Tamar Larsen 8578 votes 7.05%
  • Occupation: Parent/Educator
Marcia Levenson 8124 votes 6.68%
  • Occupation: Housing Advisory Commissioner

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