||Three "radicals" win seats on Berkeley city council,
representing an "April Coalition," later evolving into Berkeley Citizens Action
Nick Carbone appointed to Hartford City Council, soon
becomes majority leader
Norman Krumholz appointed Cleveland planning director by
mayor Carl Stokes
||Cleveland Policy Planning Report
Conference on Alternative State and Local Policies holds
first national conference; hundreds of winners of local and state elections,
Eve Bach, Ed Kirshner et al publish The Cities Wealth, a
plan for Berkeley rooted in Ebenezer Howard's garden cities concepts.
||Dennis Kucinich elected mayor in Cleveland, survives two
recall elections, defeated 1979.
||Santa Monicans for Renters Rights (SMRR) wins ballot
initiative for rent control -- strongest in the nation
BCA wins four seats including mayoralty; attempts to govern
||SMRR produces "Priniciples of Unity" prior to winning
control of city council.
Bernie Sanders wins office as mayor of Burlington, VT;
consolidates control with a progressive program.
||At a meeting of Chicago neighborhood based activists, the
Chicago Workshop on Economic Development is formed and produces the CWED
Platform, a set of planning principles that infused candidate Harold
Washington's mayoral campaign and administration.
||Washington elected mayor; Rob Mier becomes Commissioner of
After a near tie in the preliminary election, Ray Flynn
defeats Mel King to become mayor of Boston.
||Peter Dreier releases Who Rules Boston?, a summary program for
the Flynn mayoralty over the Democratic Socialists of America name.
||BCA wins 8-1 council majority outright; Gus Newport is mayor,
||Loni Hancock elected Berkeley mayor, in office eight years;
||Washington dies in office, Mier and others continue under
interim mayor Eugene Sawyer until fired at election of Richard M. Daley in May
1989. Daley continues some policies until 1995.
||Peter Clavelle, Sanders' community development director, Mayor
in Burlington as Sanders wins congressional seat.
||Flynn leaves office in Boston to accept Ambassadorship to the
Vatican. Thomas Menino becomes mayor continuing many policies.