Climate Expert Describes Measure R’s Many Flaws

Diz Swift, a lecturer on climate change at the NYU Stern School of Business and a Berkeley Public Works Commissioner, says Measure R “would essentially kill the progress we’re now making for a green downtown.”

Dr. Swift’s Oct. 8 Berkeleyside column, “ Berkeley’s Measure R is bad government ,” adds further weight to the body of expert analysis identifying the faults of Measure R.

Her conclusion?

“Crafted by a tiny clique of authors, complex and inflexible, requiring a new vote of the people to change the smallest detail, and derailing our green downtown, Measure R must be defeated,” she says.

You can read her reasons and full analysis by clicking here .

Measure R is opposed by experts in many fields, as well as by a broad coalition of environmental, labor, business, civic and professional organizations. To see the list, click here .

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You can find more information about Measure R and the danger it poses to Berkeley’s future in our FAQ and Why Vote Note page.

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