Thursday, October 25, 2012
"Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates has piled up an admirable record. The city's budget is balanced, school scores are rising and its Berkeley-centric touches such as bike lanes and free transit passes for city employees draw praise.
Bates is the clear choice in this field. He gets our endorsement for re-election." Read more
October 17, 2002
"If you're a Berkeley voter, you've probably already heard or seen some pretty confusing political messages this fall, but we believe that once you cut through the noise, you'll find that the choices for the city's future are clear. Mayor Tom Bates and Councilmen Laurie Capitelli and Darryl Moore share a vision for Berkeley that we think not only offers the most realistic way to help solve the city's economic issues, but also would help Berkeley do its part in the fight against climate change..." Read more
August 22, 2012 By Robert Gammons
And its mayor, Tom Bates, is without a doubt one of the most progressive in the nation. The former state Assemblyman and husband of Democratic state Senator Loni Hancock is also easily one of the most liberal mayors in the Bay Area. If he were an ...
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