As your Mayor, I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished together.
Despite our trying economic times, we’ve balanced ten consecutive budgets while expanding programs for the homeless and our youth. Our sound financial management has allowed us to maintain the highest bond rating for any city of our size. We’ve improved city services and enhanced conditions in our business districts. Our streets are safer with major crime at a 20-year low.
We established the 2020 Vision education partnership, a citywide collaboration to eliminate the achievement gap in our public schools by the year 2020. Our Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions was recognized by the United Nations as "The best plan in North America.”
We’re working to expedite start-up incubators: programs designed to support the growth of entrepreneurial companies and increase flexible zoning to allow the small businesses that begin in Berkeley to expand in Berkeley.
I’m running for re-election because I’m excited about our progress and our potential. I would be honored to have your support and continue to work together for a Berkeley where things begin and solutions are found.
Please click through this website to learn more about my hope for our city, my growing list of endorsements and ways that you can help with my campaign (donate and volunteer).