Know Berkeley, Guy?
Original post made by Hal Bailey, another community, on Feb 10, 2008
Guy Houston has responded to the actions of the Berkeley City Council by suggesting the State remove road funds from the city in response to the council's attempt to evict the Marines.
Some study would find that the issues of the council's actions are not simply political attitudes in the city. There are issues related to recruiting activities that caused segments of the community to bring the Marines to the council's attention. Rather than typical retaliatory politics, I would suggest Guy use his exceptional concensus-building and work with his counterparts in Berkeley and the region to resolve issues among the community, council and Marines.
Mediation, and not retaliation, resolves issues. Such consensus-building will demonstrate why Guy Houston should be our next supervisor among district voters that are moderating toward more humanity in politics.