It is the local elections that affect your everyday life. Don't think so? Here is just some of what is decided on a local level: what gets built and where, eviction protections, affordable housing, crosswalks, bike lanes, BART trains, AC Transit's schedule, potholes, empty parking spaces in your building, building set backs, street trees, composting, equitable distribution of city resources, nonprofit funding, and that's not all. 

Yep. LOCAL MATTERS! Tell your friends. Get involved on our Election 2016 page.

East Bay Forward is concerned with housing and transit and as such, we have decided not to take a position on things like education and the minimum wage. Here is whom and what we are supporting:

BERKELEY

Candidates

First Choice Mayor Laurie CAPITELLI

Second Choice Mayor Ben GOULD

D2  Darryl MOORE

D3  Deborah MATTHEWS

D5  Stephen MURPHY

D6  Susan WENGRAF

Measures

YES on T1  Infrastructure Bond

YES on V1  Exceeding the Gann Limit

YES on U1  Landlord Tax (City Council)

YES on Z1  500 More Affordable Units

YES on AA  Eviction Protections

NO on DD  Landlord Tax (Initiative)

OAKLAND

Candidates

At-Large  Peggy MOORE

D1  Dan KALB

D3  Lynette GIBSON MCELHANEY

D5  (leave blank)

D7  Larry REID

Measures

YES on JJ  Renters Protection Act

YES on KK  Infrastructure Bond

COUNTY, State, & SPECIAL DISTRICT

Candidates

State Senate Nancy SKINNER

BART Board  Rebecca SALTZMANLateefah SIMON

AC Transit Board  Greg HARPER, Chris PEEPLES

Measures

YES on A1  Affordable Housing Bond

YES on C1  AC Transit Parcel Tax Renewal

YES on RR  BART Bond

Help Make Change

Endorsements are good and all, but that's not how people get elected. Every vote counts, and we're organizing to throw our support behind our endorsements. We're looking to help you get involved. Check out our Election 2016 page for more information.