Candidate Statement of Qualifications
I, MAXWELL G. ANDERSON, JR,, hereby declare that I am a candidate for an elective office in the City of Berkeley, and make the following statement:
1. That my name is Maxwell G. Anderson, Jr.
2. The office for which I am a candidate is City Council, District 3
3. That my residence is 1901 Alcatraz Avenue; Berkeley, CA 94703
4. The place of my birth is Decatur, IL
5. My present occupation is Registered Nurse, Retired
6. I have held the following public offices: Berkeley Planning Commission, 1989-1997; Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, 1996-2004; Berkeley City Council, District 3, 2004-present
7. Record of community service: Member/former member, Sierra Club; Bargaining Team, CA Nurses Association. Present/former Board member, Biotech Partners; League of Conservation Voters; South Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation.
8. I am a taxpayer in the City of Berkeley.
9. During my tenure on City Council, we have greatly improved traffic conditions on our residential streets with the addition of beacon lights at the intersections of Adeline and Harmon and at Ashby and Ellis. I have helped lead the effort to double the number of summer jobs available for our youth. By working with Neighborhood Associations, other constituent groups and the police department, I continue striving to improve law enforcement and crime prevention efforts. The alterations of Derby Street will allow the construction of regulation baseball fields and other playing fields. Through the urging of my office, Public Works focused repair efforts that eliminated the repeated flooding below MLK. We’ve had the entire length of MLK repaved making it safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers. I was a strong and successful advocate for the Hypertension Drop-In Clinic at the Over 60’s facility at Sacramento and Alcatraz, the Malcolm X Arts Collaborative, the Youth Spirit Art Works, the Ed Roberts Campus, the new South Berkeley Library, and to retain the South Berkeley Post Office in the face of its threatened closure. This summer we will bring the Breathmobile to our community to address the growing number of asthmatic children.
10. I refer to the following residents of the City of Berkeley:
Larry Bensky (Lawrence M. Bensky), Journalist, Teacher
Nathan Glasper, Retired Principal
Marcy Greenhut, Environmental Programs Technician
Mansour Id-Deen, Program Director
Carole Kennerly, Former Vice Mayor of Berkeley
Jean Rowe Lieber, RN, NP (ret)
J. George Lippman, Chair, Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission
Mel Martynn, teacher
Susi Marzuola, Architect
Linda Olivenbaum, Early Childhood Educator
Karl J. Reeh, President LeConte Neighborhood Assn.
Cary Sanders, Former President, LeConte PTA
John T. Selawsky, President, Berkeley School Board
Richie Smith, Commission on Ageing
Pamela Speich, Chairperson, Berkeley Community Health Commission
Peter Waller, Architect
Pam Webster, Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board Commissioner
Margy Wilkinson, South Berkeley Resident
Leah Wilson, Vice President Berkeley School Board