2016 Planning Meeting

The first planning meeting for the 2016 convention will be held January 27th. Contact info@berkeleytenants.org to get involved. Like BTU on Facebook to stay up to date.

2016 Planning Meeting
South Berkeley Library
Wednesday January 27, 2016
5:45-7 PM

The Berkeley Tenant Convention to choose a progressive slate for election to the Rent Stabilization Board is a unique Berkeley tradition. Every two years, numerous community leaders and tenant activists come together to create a gathering whereby tenants and their allies select the most qualified candidates to represent the progressive agenda as elected Rent Board Commissioners.

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An Artistic View of the Convention

Sketches by Alfred Twu, www.alfredtwu.com

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Your 2014 Rent Board Slate

The 2014 Pro-Rent Control Slate

The 2014 Pro-Rent Control Slate, From Left to Right: Jesse Townley , Katherine Harr, John Selawsky, Paola Laverde-Levine, James Chang

From Left to Right: Jesse Townley , Katherine Harr, John Selawsky, Paola Laverde-Levine, James Chang

From Left to Right:

Jesse Townley
Commissioner of Berkeley Rent Board*

Katherine Harr
Vice Chair of Berkeley Rent Board*

John Selawsky
Former President of Berkeley School Board*

Paola Laverde-Levine
Activist, Interpreter, & Videographer*

James Chang
Former Vice President of Berkeley Student Cooperative*

*Titles for Identification Purposes Only
 
 
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Your 2014 Rent Board Slate

ballot-img-2Incumbents Jesse Townley and Katherine Harr, former School Board Director John Selawsky, and first-time candidates Paola LaVerde and James Chang.

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Candidate Screener Chart

 

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Click image for large version. Click here for a PDF of the screener comments.

 

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Childcare Provided

We’ve made arrangements to have dedicated child minders, but would really like to get an idea about this need to make sure we are set with age-appropriate activities. If you plan to bring children would you please email us at the address on the Contacts page?

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What About the World Cup?

Everyone must be present at the South Berkeley Senior Center this Sunday to hear all candidate speeches in order to get a ballot. Convention doors open at 1:30 PM, but we’ve rented the Senior Center lounge at noon so soccer fans can catch the game!

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Eight Candidates Respond

Responses from Eight candidates for the affordable housing convention slate have been posted!

Ratings from community screeners will be posted later this week on the same page.

http://berkeleytenantsconvention.net/?page_id=38

 

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Prospective Candidates

Tenants and other Berkeley residents who support Rent Control are seeking candidates for the November 2014 Rent Board election. There are five seats on the November ballot; there are two incumbents assumed to be running. All candidates will be vetted and chosen by the Tenants’ Convention taking place on Sunday July 13 at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street, from 1:30-5 pm. Knowledge of and experience with rent control, eviction protections, and other tenants issues is not mandatory, but is certainly a plus.

Screening by representatives from community groups takes place in June, so candidates should get in touch as soon as possible.

berkeleytenantconvention [at] gmail.com

(510) 982-6696

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Sunday July 13 @ South Berkeley Senior Center

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2016 Berkeley Tenant Convention
Planning Meeting
South Berkeley Library
Wednesday January 27, 2016
5:45-7 PM