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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization BoardCandidate for Commissioner

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Nate Wollman

Property Manager
13,665 votes (9.07%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Advocate For Fair Leasing Agreements And Sate Habitable Apartments For All Berkeley Tenants
  • Advocate For Fair Housing That Values Views Of Tenants And Property Owners
  • Advocate For Building More Affordable Housing For Moderate And Low Income People

Experience

Experience

Profession:Property Manager
Property Manager, Premium Properties (2015–current)

Education

San Francisco State University B.A. , Industrial Design (2008)
BCC, Berkeley CA AA , Media (2005)

Biography

 

 

 

I am renter in the City of Berkeley and I also work full time as property manager at Premium Properties in Oakland. I am running to become commissioner on the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board. I have served in a wide variety of roles as a provider of housing in the city I call home. I bring with my experience an aspiration to serve the public in the complex relationships between tenants and landlords in the unique atmosphere found in the City of Berkeley. I wish to provide quality service to my community from a perspective that clearly understands both of sides of the table when it comes to tenants and landlord communication. I believe the relationship between both parties can be a good one, with transparent and fair practices available to both. 

 

My birthplace is Oakland California. I am a true Bay Area native and grew up in Berkeley.  I attended primary schools at Whittier, Jefferson Elementary school, and then attended Harding school in El Cerrito. I went on to attend junior high school in Albany and graduated high school in that district. As a young person, I attended the multi-media program at Berkeley City College (then Vista Community College) where I attained my AA degree and transfer courses to prepare for my four-year degree. I was a student counselor for a time, helping the EOPS program with administrative duties. I very much enjoyed helping the community and meeting many of the students on a daily basis. I have done volunteer work at Berkeley Senior Center and have participated in canned food drives with my employer to help my local community here in the City of

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Berkeley Democratic Club

Elected Officials (2)

  • Laurie Capatelli
  • Susan Wengraf

Individuals (6)

  • Vicente Sanz, Berkeley Renter
  • Lloyd Willey, Psychologist
  • John Stevick, Real Estate Professional
  • Paul Tuleja, Local Business Owner
  • James Moule, Retired Aerospace Engineer
  • Adrian Willey, PhD Psychologist

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters—Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville (2)

If you are elected, what would you like to achieve during your term in office?
Answer from Nate Wollman:

I look forward to serving the public with integrity, transparency and attention to detail. I hope to help tenants and landlords work together for amicable solutions and provide service to both parties while I am in office. 

What do you consider the most important issue facing the Rent Control Board?
Answer from Nate Wollman:

I believe the Rent Control Board faces challenges in providing equal consideration for housing providers and tenants. The rent board should be a place where real world and common sense solutions are available to parties seeking assitance without bias. 

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

  As a commissioner I will put forward my good faith efforts into the much needed improvements to tenant/ landlord relations. I will work to gain the understanding and trust of my constituents in order to serve my community without bias. The rent stabilization board is a forum for many viewpoints in the city's sphere. I hope to serve my community with valuable insight and integrity as I have done in my career. I consider myself a true progessive in the sense that I am always willing to look at solutions to a problem with consideration for all parties involved. Sometimes you run into people that have very different opinions on a given issue and it's then that learning about them and working with them can bring two sides together to get things done.

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