For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Sherry Kelly, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900


Berkeley, California (Friday, July 21, 2006) - The City Clerk has established the following timeline for submission of arguments and rebuttal arguments for and against Berkeley measures appearing on the ballot for the General Municipal Election to be held on November 7, 2006: 

ARGUMENT PERIOD OPENS: 8:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 26, 2006
DEADLINE FOR FILING ARGUMENTS: 12:00 P.M., Friday, August 4, 2006

REBUTTAL PERIOD OPENS: 4:00 P.M., Friday, August 4, 2006
DEADLINE FOR FILING REBUTTALS: 12:00 P.M., Monday, August 14, 2006  

Arguments are to be submitted to the City Clerk, 2180 Milvia Street, on or before the posted deadlines.  Submitted arguments are kept confidential until after the filing deadline.  Arguments cannot be changed after the deadline.  The City Clerk will provide all interested parties with a packet of material, which includes current legal requirements related to length of arguments and required forms for signatories.  This information may also be obtained from the City Clerk’s website at  For additional information call (510) 981-6900.