To the Editor :
A letter by Ms. Nicoloff attempts to get people to believe that her height initiative will protect neighborhoods. Her ordinance would not do that. It would, in reality, deprive Berkeley neighborhoods of the people who have made Berkeley a thriving city. It would prevent long-term residents from moving from homes that have become too large for one or two individuals due to changes which have taken place in their lives, and because they are now in need of public transit. The kind of apartments on transit corridors that are needed could not be built under Ms. Nicoloff's initiative.
She continues her letter by attempting to malign several organizations and councilmembers. This tactic won’t get Berkeley the rental units it needs to house Berkeley's retired adults. Voting against the height initiative will show support for Berkeley.