By Steven Tavares.

The East Bay Citizen Podcast heads to one of this year’s political hotspots–Berkeley–where Councilmember Jesse Arreguin is running for the city’s open mayoral seat.

Like almost every Bay Area city, the lack of affordable housing, is a big problem. Arreguin describes his ideas for filling the gap and his campaign pledge to innovate Berkeley government.

There’s also the problem of Berkeley’s slow slide from being a nationally known icon of progressive thought. He says he wants to take back the mantle from local cities like Richmond and Oakland, along with other western cities, like Portland and Seattle.