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MEASURE R WOULD

Undermine our green, vibrant Downtown

It is 28 pages of anti-growth regulations that would block transit-friendly housing near BART designed to reduce auto commuting... Read more

Drive up rents and make Berkeley even more unaffordable

The City’s study of Measure R found it would block hundreds of new housing units, thus exacerbating our critical housing shortage... Read more

Shackle the city with rigid ballot-box planning

Small details and illegal provisions – such as requiring public restrooms in large residential buildings – could not be fixed without another election... Read more


WHAT OPPONENTS OF MEASURE R SAY

Green Belt Alliance

"Measure R would turn back the clock on Berkeley's progress on sustainable, transit-oriented and affordable housing. Cloaked under the guise of being 'green,' Measure R would put an end to the Downtown revitalization we are all beginning to enjoy.”
– State Senator Loni Hancock
– Assemblymember Nancy Skinner

Green Belt Alliance

"Measure R would stop new housing near BART and stop Berkeley’s progress toward a green downtown.”
– Greenbelt Alliance


ENDORSERS OF NO ON R

Individuals:

  • State Senator Loni Hancock (representing Berkeley)
  • Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (representing Berkeley)
  • Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates
  • Berkeley City Councilmember Laurie Capitelli
  • Berkeley City Councilmember Linda Maio
  • Berkeley City Councilmember Darryl Moore
  • Berkeley City Councilmember Susan Wengraf
  • Berkeley City Councilmember Gordon Wozniak
  • East Bay MUD Board President Andy Katz (representing Berkeley)
  • BART Board Director Rebecca Saltzman (representing Berkeley)
  • UC Prof. Robert Reich (former U.S. Secretary of Labor)
  • Downtown Berkeley Association President Susan Medak
  • And scores of others! See longer list here…






Recent News

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.”
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Why Measure R Is Bad for Students

One question we’re hearing increasingly as the election draws near is how college students would be affected by Measure R on the Berkeley ballot.
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No on R Wins Key New Ally: Berkeley Food & Housing Project

Berkeley

Another important community institution – the 44-year-old Berkeley Food & Housing Project – has joined the large coalition of organizations that oppose Measure R on the Berkeley ballot.
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