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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

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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 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

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Your 2014 Rent Board Slate

Incumbents 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

  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

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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

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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

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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