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Worthington to Run for Mayor

Berkeley City Councilman says Mayor Tom Bates has lost touch with his progressive values.

District 7 Councilman Kriss Worthington has entered the field for Berkeley mayor, pitting himself against 10-year incumbent Mayor Tom Bates and at least five other candidates in this November’s race, the Daily Californian is reporting.

“The number one reason I’m running is because most people in Berkeley don’t know what goes on at city council meetings,” Worthington said at a Tuesday press conference.

Worthington said he will emphasize increased transparency city government, fiscal responsibility and a more measured approach to development in the city.

Ellen July 25, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Good to hear! I'm tired of Tom Bates creating monuments to himself and developing Berkeley to death. I grew up in beautiful, small town and saw it sell its soul to accommodate the almighty dollar: big box stores, out-of-control commercial development, lax zoning and preservation laws... The place has lost its charm and the character that made it a wonderful place to live in the first place.
John Panzer July 26, 2012 at 04:04 PM
I would like to know where Mr. Worthington stands on the proposed "sit/lie," law. This issue, in my opinion is the dividing line between campaign rhetoric and actual stance on policy. Mr. Worthington?

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