More than half of campaign funds for Berkeley elections come from less than 1 percent of households. And seven of the last eight Berkeley City Council races were won by the individuals who raised the most money. This is a real problem. But this November 8, Berkeley residents have a historic opportunity to fight big money and special interest groups by voting yes on Measure X1.
Measure X1 would help make elections fair by restoring the power of small donors who live in Berkeley.