Berkeley city politics is getting a shakeup this November.
Longtime City Councilman Kriss Worthington announced Thursday he will not be seeking re-election and City Councilwoman Linda Maio said the same back in March.
Maio, a 25-year member of the city council, says newbies will better represent the changing Berkeley population. She also says the goals of the City Council will likely stay the same, but new people will revitalize efforts to tackle housing and other issues.
"Those challenges are daunting for us so having some new energy some new blood just coming in will help you know reinvigorate our efforts there," she said.
Worthington, a 22-year member of the city council, agrees. He says the city council needs younger voices.