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Re: “How to Solve Berkeley's Housing Crisis? Two Leading Mayoral Candidates Don't See Eye-to-Eye

Both Arreguin and Capitelli support subsidized housing, but Capitelli is also willing to support transit oriented development, which is essential both to reducing the Bay Areas greenhouse gas emissions and to addressing its housing shortage.

This election is the third in 6 years that has become a referendum on whether to build more housing in our transit oriented downtown, and the third showdown between Laurie Capitelli and Jesse Arreguin over this subject. In 2010, 64% of Berkeley voters voted for a progressive downtown plan backed by Capitelli, while Arreguin campaigned against it. In 2014, Arreguin drafted Measure R, which would have stopped much of the housing planned in the downtown. The Berkeley Food and Housing Project, Greenbelt Alliance, East Bay League of Conservation Voters, the Building Trades unions and organizations representing the downtowns small businesses all opposed Arreguins measure. Capitelli helped organize the defense of the downtown plan and 74% of Berkeley voters sided with Capitelli. Now we have a mayoral race that is turning on these same issues.

Capitelli has proven himself as a leader who can forge solutions backed by environmental, business, labor and affordable housing advocates alike. That is hard work and Capitelli is good at it.

Posted by Tim Frank 1 on 11/02/2016 at 4:07 PM

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