No Sit, No Lie: The current Mayor Tom Bates stance on the No Sit or Lie to improve business be mean spirited and ridiculous. Our downturn in Berkeley is not do to the presence few homeless persons. As former President Clinton has stated many times, “It is the economy stupid.”
Closing down vehicle traffic on Telegraph: If we look at the history of the Telegraph area we see that the Christmas Craft Fair always brings people to shop and benefits all business from street vendor to local businesses. I propose closing down vehicle traffic on the four blocks of Telegraph from Dwight Way to Bancroft Way. This would open up an opportunity for a community commons with street vendors, a farmer's market and would encourage cafe and restaurant seating out on to the sidewalk like other major city like Paris (Champs de Lassie).
NO Mutual Aid with the University of California at Berkeley (UCPD)