Election Information: November 2010 Ballot Measure Information 

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For the November 2, 2010 General Municipal Election, three city measures will appear on the ballot.  The ballot question and full text are listed below.   

For information Measure H and Measure I, please contact the Berkeley Unified School District offices at 644-8764 or http://www.berkeley.k12.ca.us/

 

Measure R
Downtown Area Plan - Majority Vote Required

Ballot Question
Shall the City of Berkeley adopt policies to revitalize the downtown and help make Berkeley one of the greenest cities in the United States by meeting our climate action goals; concentrating housing, jobs and cultural destinations near transit, shops and amenities; preserving historic resources; enhancing open space; promoting green buildings; and calling for 2 residential buildings and 1 hotel no taller than our existing 180 foot buildings and 2 smaller office buildings up to 120 feet?

Full Text of Measure R 

City Attorney's Impartial Analysis of Measure R 

Argument in Favor of Measure R 

Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure R 

Argument Agaisnt Measure R 

Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure R 


Measure S
Tax on Cannabis Businesses - Majority Vote Required

Ballot Question
Shall a tax be authorized on medical cannabis businesses not exceeding $25 per $1000 of gross receipts phased in over two years; on nonprofit medical cannabis businesses not exceeding $25.00 per square foot for the first 3000 square feet and $10 per foot thereafter; and on non-medical cannabis businesses of $100 per $1000 gross receipts; and shall the City’s appropriations limit be increased to permit expenditure of these tax proceeds?

Full Text of Measure S 

City Attorney's Impartial Analysis of Measure S 

Argument in Favor of Measure S 

No argument agaisnt Measure S was submitted


Measure T
Amendments to Medical Cannabis Regulations - Majority Vote Required

Ballot Question
Shall the Berkeley Municipal Code be amended to: allow residential medical cannabis collectives, with up to 200 square feet of cultivation; allow six locations in the Manufacturing District for cultivation; allow a fourth dispensary; require dispensaries to be at least 600’ from public and private schools and other dispensaries; permit new and relocated dispensaries only in C districts; change the makeup of the Medical Cannabis Commission; and permit the Council to adopt other amendments?

Full Text of Measure T

City Attorney's Imaprtial Analysis of the Measure T 

Argument in Favor of Measure T 

Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure T 

Argument Agaisnt Measure T 

Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure T 

 

Ballot Measure Arguments

Arguments for or against these measures must be filed with the City Clerk.  The filing deadline for Primary Arguments was Friday, August 13th at 12:00 p.m. 

REVISED Ballot Measure Arguments - Instructions, Forms, and Deadlines (PDF 259KB)


For more information, contact the City Clerk Department at 981-6900 or elections@cityofberkeley.info.