Convention endorses Soli Alper, Maria Poblet, Paola Laverde, James Chang and John Selawsky,

On Sunday afternoon, April 22, Berkeley progressives
turned out to select a Rent Board Slate for the 2018
election. The event was held at the Sport Basement on
Milvia Street. A coalition of members of progressive
groups organized the convention, where attendees
heard from seven qualified candidates, all folks with a
solid history of tenant advocacy.
Soli Alpert, a UCB junior, and four incumbents, James
Chang, Maria Poblet, Paola Laverde and John Selawsky,
were the top vote getters. They will run together for the
open seats on Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board for the
November 2018 ballot.
Look for more information about how to support the
Rent Board campaign in coming weeks.