Tenants and other Berkeley residents who support Rent Control are seeking candidates for the November 2016 Rent Board election.
There are four seats on the November ballot. There are three incumbents who may be running: Judy Hunt, who ran on the landlord-supported slate in 2012, plus Asa Dodsworth and Alejandro Soto-Vigil, who were both elected on the Convention Slate.
All who support rent control and strong tenant protections are welcome to seek selection as a convention candidate!
All 2016 candidates will be vetted and chosen by the Tenants Convention taking place on Sunday April 24th at the South Berkeley Senior Center, at 2939 Ellis Street in South Berkeley. The time hasn’t been set, but it will probably be from 1:30 to 5 pm. Knowledge of and experience with rent control, eviction protections, and other tenants issues is not mandatory, but is certainly a plus for candidates.
Screening by representatives from community groups takes place in early April, so candidates should get in touch as soon as possible!
Questionnaires will be sent to candidates and posted on this website in late March; ratings will be based on the questionnaire as well as follow-up interviews. Ratings and comments from community leaders are provided to convention voters to help guide their choices.
Anyone interested in seeking election should contact berkeleytenantconvention [at] g mail dot com
Candidates, please visit this page.