NO on MEASURE S – the “Sit/Lie Ordinance” –
This would criminalize sitting on a sidewalk in a business area during certain hours. It would impede free speech by requiring a permit to sit on a folding chair. This targets the homeless as well as activists holding GAs and sit-ins. Despite what the ads say, it would not help the homeless get services.
NO on T – expansion of development in West Berkeley
This would allow further development and gentrification in West Berkeley, increasing rents and driving out the long-term locals.
YES on O & N – for the Berkeley pools
NO on R – redistricting
YES on 30 – would increase personal income taxes for seven years on those who earn over $250,000 in annual earnings a year and increase the sales and use tax by a quarter-cent for four years.
NO on 32 – Stop the Special Exemptions Act
While it claims to be about “stopping special interests,” it actually gives special exemptions to corporate special interests and Super PACs.
YES on 37 – Label GMOs
We have the right to know what’s in our food. If you’ve heard all the negative ads from the Monsanto-backed “no” campaign, check here for a helpful summary of the reasons for the “exemptions”: http://napavalleyregister.com/
Also read here for more information to debunk the lies of the “no” campaign: