History

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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.

Here is a little history about the convention and the affordable housing slate:

2016:
Landlords Form Political Action Committee:
Daily Cal: http://www.dailycal.org/2015/06/25/berkeley-landlord-coalition-raises-money-to-seek-greater-political-influence/
Daily Planet: http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2015-06-12/article/43384?headline=Berkeley-Landlords-Form-Political-Action-Committee-to-Raise-Half-Million-per-Year–
Daily Cal: http://www.dailycal.org/2015/07/08/berkeley-mayor-tom-bates-criticized-for-encouraging-landlords-to-form-pac/
Berkeley Tenants Union Link to Bates Video: http://berkeleytenants.org/?p=1345

2014:
Daily Cal: Pro-tenant slate chosen for Berkeley rent board race
http://www.dailycal.org/2014/07/13/pro-tenant-slate-chosen-berkeley-rent-board-race/
Daily Cal: 6 candidates compete for Berkeley’s dominant rent board slate
http://www.dailycal.org/2014/07/08/6-candidates-compete-berkeleys-dominant-rent-board-slate/
A Message From the Rent Board Campaign
http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2014-10-10/article/42558?headline=Message-from-The-Rent-Board-Campaign–Katherine-Harr-and-Jesse-Townley
2014 Rent Board Slate Make Music Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WsFiNdESFE

2012:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJfuMFmTp0E

http://www.dailycal.org/2012/07/08/four-rent-board-commissioners-chosen-at-the-tenant-convention/

2010:
http://metcouncilonhousing.org/news_and_issues/tenant_newspaper/2010/november/berkeley%E2%80%99s_pro_tenant_rent_board

http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2010-07-27/article/35937?headline=Tenants-Convention-Nominates-Rent-Board-Candidates–By-Steven-Finacom

2008:
http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2008-07-31/article/30713?headline=Sunday-Convention-Will-Choose-Rent-Stabilization-Board-Slate–By-Judith-Scherr

2006:
http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2006-07-28/article/24735?headline=Pool-of-Candidates-Take-Out-Papers-for-Rent-Board—By-Suzanne-La-Barre

2002:
http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2002-10-18/article/15447?headline=Issues-not-candidates-at-heart-of-rent-board-race–By-Matthew-Artz-

2000:
http://lists.topica.com/lists/BAN/read/message.html?mid=1701523787&sort=t&start=323