This article, by NPO co-author Ken Hughes, contextualizes the ordinance in Berkeley history.  It describes the rift between “hills for the rich” and “struggling flatlands.”

Hughes frames the NPO as an attempt to stop the exploitation of the flatlands for “ticky-tackies,” and at the same time to preserve low-rent housing.

The article was accompanied by this political cartoon by Hughes’s NPO co-author Martha Nicoloff.