Berkeley... someone wrote something nice about the city!
David L. Kirp wrote an interesting Open Forum article, Semper fi, Berkeley, in today's San Francisco Chronicle.
In it, he talks about Berkeley programs such as the one which encourages solar electric (photovoltaic cell) by having the city provide the upfront costs and get paid over a 20 year property tax assessment.
We're proud to have been part of the solution for years
Berkeley has an active community preparedness program. I've taken several classes and highly recommend them.
Being Berkeley, there will be lots of comments upon the article - both pro and con - but I recommend reading it for yourself!