Terry Taplin is a poet and Berkeley City Councilmember representing District 2, West and Southwest Berkeley. A mobility and environmental  justice activist, Terry has led on housing, green transportation, and fights for a climate resilient future. As a West Berkeley native, Terry envisions a future where West Berkeley is at the center of an economically vibrant, innovative, and sustainable East Bay.

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  • Councilmember Taplin Statement on May 5 Reimagining Public Safety Meeting
    May 5, 2022  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Dear District 2, I was born and raised in West Berkeley, and have lived in the neighborhood currently bearing the brunt of increasing gun violence for most of my life. Berkeley is a diverse community, and while we may not always agree on particulars, we value a just society and each others’ […]
  • Councilmember Taplin Statement on May 3 Homicide
    May 4, 2022  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  I am grieving the loss of another neighbor in the district. We must never let gun violence become an acceptable, routine part of our lives–it is a terrible tragedy and we must do everything in our power to stop the bloodshed for good.  The City of Berkeley must take serious action now–not […]
  • Councilmember Taplin Statement on Reimagining Public Safety in Berkeley
    April 29, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Last week, the City Manager’s Office presented a Reimagining Public Safety implementation plan with budget recommendations. This plan includes reinstating most deferred positions in the Police Department, as well as strengthening funding and institutional support for a Specialized Care Unit (SCU) and other community-based service models. I will be proposing some amendments […]
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  • 3/20/22 LifeLong Medical Vaccine Pop Up at Office Hours in San Pablo Park
    LifeLong Medical Vaccine Pop Up at Office Hours in San Pablo Park Sunday March 20 12pm – 1:30pm Pfizer 5-11y.o and Pfizer 12+ Bring ID and Vaccine Card Schedule an Appointment: https://tinyurl.com/LMCComVaxE Registrar para clínica de vacuna: https://tinyurl.com/LMCComVaxS

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