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You Tell Us: Questions for the Candidates

We'll ask the candidates for their stances on a range of local issues. But first we want to know what's most important to you.

We'll ask the candidates for their stances on a range of local issues. But first we want to know what's most important to you. 

Whether it's cell phone coverage, the so-called "Whole Foods" project, the future of the Gill Tract, waterfront development or something else altogether—let us know in the comments what you'd like us to ask the candidates for both City Council and the Board of Education.

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birdie September 25, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Question 3: If the state's economy does not improve, do you support a) extending current parcel taxes? b) increasing parcel taxes? Question 4: Specifically, how do you propose to resolve the District's structural deficit? Negotiating pay or benefit reductions by teachers or administrators? Reducing programs, which ones? Increasing parcel taxes? Other?
Emilie Raguso September 25, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I think I'll leave out question 2 but the others are great. :) Thank you!
Erika Lockhart September 25, 2012 at 08:38 PM
I went this morning to meet the candidates and it was great. Nothing like a face-to-face. Hope others will take advantage of other meetings. Was disappointed that few others stopped to have a chat. Was hoping to meet more community members. Oh, well. Met Nick Pilch, Pete Maas & Tod Abbott.
Linda Yoshikawa October 12, 2012 at 10:41 PM
I would like to know the candidates' positions on the issue of people with dogs in Memorial Field's Section B. There is a petition drive underway in Albany. The issue is very important to many Albany residents who enjoy responsible off-leash recreation.
Tatter Salad October 12, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Regarding BART running above ground; I (and the Key Route Irregulars) were active at that period of review; frankly we were MORE concerned as Solano and Key Route was in BART's original design for a station. Our fight against that left us empty regarding other issues. In hind sight, the extra sales tax on the City of Berkeley (for underground BART) helped WIPE OUT their retail businesses IMHO. Down town Berkeley lost it's larger retailers, realty offices and small doctor offices all MOVED to adjoining cities. BUT NOTE: In ALL other areas where BART has aerial tracks, the also have SOUND BARRIERS deflecting the noise of the wheels upward. When we held a City meeting to approach BART about it: they said it was 'too expensive'... and they had shills in the audience that said 'what a great job their doing...". It could have EASILY been done during the current retro-fit of the tracks sub-structure... but who am I? I'm not even running. [If you look at the tracks above Gilman and Santa Fe, you'll see the rail-noise sound barrier, which ends at the Albany border].

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