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The November 2010 Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide is out!
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Thursday Sep 30th, 2010 10:41 AM
The “GPAC” is one of the few County Councils that produces a Voter Guide for each election. We mail about 8,000 to Green households, and distribute another 10,000 through cafes, BART stations, libraries and other locations. Please read yours and pass it along to other interested voters. Feel free to copy the back “Voter Card” to distribute it as well. The Green Party County Council meets in the evening on the 2nd Sunday each month at 6:45pm. This is the regular “business” meeting of the Alameda County Green Party. We have several committees working on outreach, campaigns, local organizing. Please stay in touch by phone or email if you want to get more involved. Call (510) 644-2293 and listen to our outgoing message for upcoming events and information.

The Nov. 2010 Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide:

State Executive Offices
Governor - Laura Wells
Lieutenant Governor - Jimi Castillo
Secretary of State - Ann Menasche
Controller - Ross Frankel
Treasurer - Charles “Kit” Crittenden
Attorney General - Peter Allen
Insurance Commissioner - William Balderston
State Superintendent of Public Instruction - No Endorsement, see write-up

Federal Offices
U.S. Senator - Duane Roberts
U.S. Representative, District 9 - Dave Heller
U.S. Representative, District 10 - Jeremy Cloward

Other State Offices
State Board of Equalization, District 1 - Sherill Borg
State Assembly, District 14 - No Endorsement, see write-up
State Assembly, District 16 - No Endorsement, see write-up

Judicial Offices
State Supreme Court, Ming Chin - No Endorsement, see write-up
State Supreme Court, Carlos Moreno - Yes, with reservations
State Supreme Court, Tani Cantil-Sakauye - No Endorsement, see write-up
State Courts of Appeal, First District - No Endorsements, see write-up
Superior Court Judge, Seat 9 - Victoria Kolakowski

Special School Districts
Peralta Community College, Area 3 - No Endorsement, see write-up
Peralta Community College, Area 5 - No Endorsement, see write-up

County Offices
Supervisor, District 2 - No Endorsement, see write-up

City Offices
Alameda
Mayor - Doug de Haan
City Council - Jean Sweeney , Beverly Johnson with reservations
School Board - Marjorie “Margie” Sherratt
Healthcare District - Robert Deutsch

Albany
City Attorney - No Endorsement, see write-up
City Council - Joanne Wile

Berkeley
Auditor - No Endorsement, see write-up
City Council, District 1 - Jasper Kingeter
City Council, District 4 - Jesse Arreguin
City Council, District 7 - Kriss Worthington
City Council, District 8 - # 1: Stewart Jones , # 2: Jacquelyn McCormick
School Board - Karen Hemphill , Julie Holcomb , Leah Wilson
Rent Board - Dave Blake , Asa Dodsworth , Katherine Harr , Lisa Stephens , Jesse
Townley
, and Pam Webster

Oakland
Mayor - # 1: Don Macleay , # 2: Jean Quan*, # 3: Rebecca Kaplan*
*Quan and Kaplan have been ranked, but are not endorsed - see write-up
City Auditor - No Endorsement, see write-up
City Council, District 2 - Jennifer Pae , with reservaitons
City Council, District 4 - # 1: Ralph Kanz , # 2 Daniel Swafford , # 3 Libby Schaaf
City Council, District 6 - Jose Dorado
School Board, District 2 - No Endorsement, see write-up
School Board, District 4 - Benjamin Visnick
School Board, District 6 - No Endorsement, see write-up

Special Districts
A.C. Transit, At-large - Joel Young
A.C. Transit, Ward 3 - Nancy Skowbo
A.C. Transit, Ward 4 - No Endorsement, see write-up
A.C. Transit, Ward 5 - No Endorsement, see write-up
BART, Ward 4 - Robert Raburn
EBMUD, Ward 3 - No Endorsement, see write-up
EBMUD, Ward 4 - Andy Katz
EBMUD, Ward 7 - Matt Turner

State Propositions
19 - Legalize Marijuana - Yes, Yes!
20 - Congressional Redistricting - No
21 - Vehicle Fee for Parks - Yes, with reservations
22 - Local Government and Transportation Funds - No Endorsement, see write-up
23 - Gutting of Greenhouse Gas Laws - No, No, No!
24 - Repeals Business Tax Loopholes - Yes, Yes!
25 - Approval of State Budget by Majority Vote - Yes, with reservations
26 - Extends 2/3 Vote Requirement to All Revenue Items - No, No!
27 - Returns Redistricting to the State Legislature - No Endorsement, see write-up

Local Measures
F - County $10 Vehicle Registration Fee - Yes, with reservations
H - Berkeley: Continuation of School Maintenance Parcel Tax - Yes
I - Berkeley: Continuation of School Facilities Bond - Yes
J - Emeryville: $95 Million School Bond - No, with reservations
L - Oakland: Schools Parcel Tax - No Endorsement, see write-up
N - Albany: Appointed City Attorney - No Endorsement, see write-up
O - Albany: Utility Users’ Tax - Yes
P - Albany: Paramedic, Fire Engines and Ambulance Tax - Yes, with reservations
Q - Albany: Cannabis Business Tax - No Endorsement, see write-up
R - Berkeley: Downtown Plan - No, No, No!
S - Berkeley: Tax on Cannabis - Yes
T - Berkeley: Medical Cannabis - Yes
V - Oakland: Cannabis Tax - Yes
W - Oakland: Telephone Tax - Yes
X - Oakland: Parcel Tax - No, No!
BB - Oakland: Amend Measure Y Funding - Yes

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