Wed November 7, 2012

No on S decision may make Berkeley a national leader against sit/lie laws

The No on S campaign waged a mostly volunteer-based grassroots campaign throughout Berkeley.
Kyung-Jin Lee

Of the city measures on the ballot yesterday, Berkeley’s Measure S was a nail biter. With only a handful of precincts reporting in, homeless advocates waited anxiously as the initiative held a small but persistent lead.

After midnight, things shifted quickly. The No on S votes gained ground, and by 12:30am, they had a 400 vote lead. Several minutes later, the small crowd exploded in celebration.

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