Support Measure C - Berkeley Pools for a Healthy Community
Save Berkeley Iceland supports the efforts of the community to save and upgrade Berkeley Pools. Like Berkeley Iceland, the Berkeley pools are a central part of the community and provide a much needed healthy place for all sections of Berkeley society. While the measure does require public funding, there is a far higher cost of not making the investment in the health of our City - not just the health of its citizens who use the pools, but in the fiber of Berkeley itself.
As Shirley Dean, former Berkeley Mayor and SBI Director, wrote in the Berkeley Daily Planet :
"Berkeley has always held strong values around caring for the elderly and disabled, providing recreational services that builds a healthier community for everyone, and creating positive physical activities for our youth. Measure C supports those values."
The prospect of loosing one of the recreation pools and the therapeutic Warm Pool, and the continued deterioration of the remaining pools should give all the citizens of Berkeley pause. This is an opportunity for the community to make it clear that we support healthy activities for our kids and adults with an investment that will leave a model future generations to follow.
Vote Yes on Measure C to save Berkeley Pools and promote a healthy community!