Ben Gould

Ben Gould for Council


Hi - I'm Ben Gould.

I'm running for City Council because I love this city and care deeply about its future.

As a Berkeley native and longtime resident, I think we're heading in the wrong direction. I'm running for Council to put us back on track.

Berkeley is my home. I was born at Alta Bates, attended Berkeley High, and ultimately earned my master's degrees from UC Berkeley, where I studied public policy and environmental engineering.

But the city I grew up in isn't the city we have today. We see sky-high rents, growing homelessness, and rising crime. This isn't the future I want for our community - we need a new future for Berkeley.

Over the past four years, I've been doing the hard work to make a difference in our community. I've worked as a legislative aide in Berkeley City Hall, served as Chair of the City's Environmental Commission, and I currently work as a Sustainability Analyst for the City & County of San Francisco.

As the next Councilmember for District 4, I'll address homelessness through regional housing-first approach. I'll champion green and affordable homes for families and future generations. I'll improve public safety by ensuring our first responders have a professional and fast response in case of emergency, and the best de-escalation and anti-bias training in the country. And I'll leverage my environmental expertise to lead the fight against climate change, expand transit and bicycle infrastructure, and create a truly welcoming and green Downtown for current and future generations to come.

I'm honored to have the endorsements of the Berkeley Democratic Club, the Berkeley Firefighter's Association, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, the Black Young Democrats of the East Bay, the East Bay Express (#2) and the East Bay Times, and dozens of other elected officials, commissioners, community leaders, and District 4 neighborhood residents

I hope you'll join them - and me - in voting for a new future for Berkeley on or before November 6th.

— Ben

Read more in the news:

Berkeleyside: Who is Ben Gould?

Daily Cal: UC Berkeley alumnus Ben Gould runs for City Council District 4

VOTE for A NEW FUTURE on Nov 6th


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