October 19, 2016 – Berkeley voters have an opportunity to approve a system designed to reduce the influence of big money in politics and increase the pool of potential candidates for office. Measure X1 would set up a system of public funding that would provide a $6 match for every $1 a candidate for mayor or City Council raises in small increments ($50 or less) from Berkeley residents. It’s a worthy experiment in a better democracy. Vote yes on Measure X1. Click here to read the full endorsement from the San Francisco Chronicle.