Why vote yes on Measure S?
“Redistricting” is the process of redrawing our Council districts to balance the populations in each. Federal law requires it to happen every 10 years. In December 2013, a supermajority of the Berkeley City Council adopted a new redistricting map.
Now, Measure S gives voters the chance to approve the map that has already been passed by the Council and affirmed by the courts. Our map adheres to all local, state, and federal criteria for redistricting, was drawn by Berkeley citizens, and was chosen through a public and transparent process.