Helps People. Saves Jobs.
Yes on S/Berkeley Civil Sidewalks
Election Day is November 6th. Click HERE to find your polling place.
Berkeley prides itself on being a humanitarian city. But make no mistake. Living on the sidewalks is unhealthy. It sends people into a downward spiral and hurts local jobs. Annually, Berkeley offers over $2.8 million in comprehensive social services that are successful in finding treatment and homes for people, who participate.
But there are many who decline our help.
Yes on S has two goals: taking the initiative to help people into services and preventing sidewalk encampments that keep shoppers away from our neighborhood businesses.
Yes on S will prevent sitting on commercial sidewalks during the day. Outreach will take place before implementation, and Ambassadors will encourage individuals into city services. If the Ambassadors are repeatedly unsuccessful, citations will follow. However, Berkeley will erase those citations for the person entering and participating in services.
Yes on S Berkley Civil Sidewalks is a grassroots movement formed by neighborhood merchants, Berkeley community groups, residents and parent groups who want to move freely on our City sidewalks and patronize our local merchants who make Berkeley a special place to live.