As members of the South Berkeley community, we have a vision of south Berkeley and its rich historical legacy that includes long-term residents and new neighbors. We are committed to a thriving, inclusive, equitable, and racially diverse community. Advocating immediate public and private economic investment in South Berkeley, we
1) Support higher-density housing development—for all income levels—along our transit corridors,
2) Call for the City of Berkeley to focus economic development efforts on strengthening locally-owned businesses, especially along the Shattuck/Adeline corridor and in the Lorin District—including a thriving Berkeley Flea Market,
3) Insist that the City develop well-funded programs to provide assistance to South Berkeley residents in danger of displacement, and
4) Advocate safe and beautiful streets that connect our community for pedestrians, cyclists, elders and transit-dependent residents.
South Berkeley has waited for economic and social justice since the 1960s.
We call for sustained action NOW!