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MARIN GREEN PARTY GENERAL MEETING{San Rafeal}Endorsements for Feb. Election on the Agenda

Date:
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Meeting
Organizer/Author:
David Quinley
Email:
see link
Phone:
479 1888
Location Details:
Marin Green Party Meeting at 7-9pm at Aroma Cafe in San Rafael on 4th st - Between A and B streets next to Rafael Theater - Parking Lots and Garages Near by

These are opinions of green party council member, David Quinley and not the council

Draft Agenda

1. Whats on Feb ballot - see further down

2. Endorsements if any
a. Local Measures
b.State Props.
c. Presidential Candidates

3.GP Pres. Delegates Report

4. Regional Update if any

5. Officer Reports

6. Event Planning

7.Ca. Plenary Report if any

8.ICE Raids Update - Please let me know if you want me to give one so I can prepare

9. Jan. Meeting - where and when if we wait to jan 22nd or after we acan have it ad

10.Local Democracy

Marin Election’s Calendar 2008
FEBRUARY 5, 2008 Presidential Primary Election
MARCH 4, 2008 Mail Election (No Election Scheduled at this time)
APRIL 8, 2008 (No Election Scheduled at this time)
MAY 6, 2008 Mail Election (No Election Scheduled at this time)
JUNE 3, 2008 Statewide Direct Primary Election
AUGUST 26, 2008 Mail Election (No Election Scheduled at this time)
NOVEMBER 4, 2008 Presidential General Election

I say we support measure a and b not sure what c is about from description - let me think on it
3 Marin cities measures - No Local Races
Supplies by Marin Registers 499 6456
by Email not on site yet
MEASURES

February 5, 2008 Presidential Primary Election

KENTFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT

Measure A: To maintain excellence in Kentfield’s public education by supporting superior core programs, attracting/retaining highly-qualified teachers, maintaining small class sizes, and enhancing technology programs, shall Kentfield School district levy parcel taxes, to continue existing assessments, at $773.94 per year for parcels containing one single-family residence, and at rates specified in the sample ballot for all other parcels, increase rates by 5% per year, grant senior exemptions, and implement an annual financial audit, for ten years? 2/3rds

MUIR BEACH COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT

Measure B: Shall Muir Beach CSD Ordinance No. 2007-1, which imposes an annual special tax of two-hundred ($200.00) dollars for a period of four (4) years, commencing FY 2008-2009 and terminating in FY 2012-2013, on each parcel within the Muir Beach CSD for fire protection, including fuel abatement and emergency preparedness, be approved and shall the Muir Beach CSD appropriations limit be increased by the amount of this voter-approved tax? 2/3rds

STINSON BEACH COUNTY WATER DISTRICT

Measure C: Shall the appropriations limit of the Stinson Beach County Water District for Fiscal Year 2006-2007, adopted by the Board of Directors pursuant to Resolution No. GB-2006-07 ($421,711) be ratified, shall the appropriations limit of the Stinson Beach County Water District for Fiscal Year 2007-2008 be established at $681,083, and shall the limit for Fiscal Year 2007-2008 be used to determine the limits for Fiscal Years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010? Majority

These State Props and GP Pres. Candidates and Statement On State Gov. Site - let me think on these - I would say support 92 - not for 93(we need concentrate on where (support clean money) campaign funds come from, that’s more important issue - this is smoke screen on that) - let me think on 91

PROP
91 TRANSPORTATION FUNDS.
INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.



OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY PREPARED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL



TRANSPORTATION FUNDS.
INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
Prohibits certain motor vehicle fuel sales and use taxes, that are earmarked for the Transportation Investment Fund, from being retained in the General Fund. Currently such taxes may be retained if Governor issues a proclamation, a special statute is enacted by a 2/3 vote of the Legislature, repayment occurs within three years, and certain other conditions are met.
Requires repayment by 6/30/17 of such vehicle fuel taxes retained in General Fund from 7/1/03 to 6/30/08. Currently repayment is generally required by 6/30/16.
Changes how and when General Fund borrowing of certain transportation funds is allowed.
SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST'S ESTIMATE OF NET STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FISCAL IMPACT:
Increases stability of state funding for highways, streets, and roads and may decrease stability of state funding for public transit. May reduce stability of certain local funds for public transit.

PROP
92 COMMUNITY COLLEGES. FUNDING.
GOVERNANCE. FEES. INITIATIVE
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE.



OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY PREPARED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL


COMMUNITY COLLEGES. FUNDING. GOVERNANCE. FEES.
INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE.
Establishes in state constitution a system of independent public community college districts and Board of Governors.
Generally, requires minimum levels of state funding for school districts and community college districts to be calculated separately, using different criteria and separately appropriated.
Allocates 10.46 percent of current Proposition 98 school funding maintenance factor to community colleges.
Sets community college fees at $15/unit per semester; limits future fee increases.
Provides formula for allocation by Legislature to community college districts that would not otherwise receive general fund revenues through community college apportionment.
SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST'S ESTIMATE OF NET STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FISCAL IMPACT:
Increase in state spending on K–14 education from 2007–08 through 2009–10—averaging about $300 million per year, with unknown impacts annually thereafter.
Loss of student fee revenues to community colleges—potentially about $70 million annually.


PROP
93 LIMITS ON LEGISLATORS’ TERMS IN OFFICE.
INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.



OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY PREPARED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL


LIMITS ON LEGISLATORS’ TERMS IN OFFICE.
INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
Reduces the total amount of time a person may serve in the state legislature from 14 years to 12 years.
Allows a person to serve a total of 12 years either in the Assembly, the Senate, or a combination of both.
Provides a transition period to allow current members to serve a total of 12 consecutive years in the house in which they are currently serving, regardless of any prior service in another house.
SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST'S ESTIMATE OF NET STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FISCAL IMPACT:
This measure would have no direct fiscal effect on state or local governments.



CANDIDATE STATEMENT INFORMATION

Green Party Candidates for President
For information about candidates running for President click on the links below.
Candidate Name Party
Jared Ball Green
Elaine Brown Green - No Candidate Statement Submitted
Kat Swift Green
Kent Mesplay Green
Cynthia McKinney Green
Jesse Johnson Green - No Candidate Statement Submitted
Ralph Nader Green - No Candidate Statement Submitted


#Jared Ball Website: http://www.jaredball.com
Green Party



There currently exists no electoral political option for the vast majority who want progressive societal change. The two dominant parties maintain themselves as such by constraining candidacies and offices via corporate funding and electoral fraud and collusion – including their oligarchic reign over political debates. This results each presidential election in limited access to substantive debate and, of course, the imposition of the need to select only from one or the other “lesser of evil.” However, for those intimately aware of the historic need for the majority to earn their vote through struggle this current arrangement is simply unacceptable. For women, African and Indigenous descendants and the working poor the right to vote has come only through often bloody battles where none who suffered did so to vote for the lesser of evil. They did so believing the vote represented equal participation in and reward from this society. They thought the vote meant power. True realization of their sacrifice can only come through new electoral politics, new parties guided by new philosophies as to how the nation and world should be governed and by whom. Our campaign within the Green Party is designed to build that party. And it is our willingness to support instant run-off voting, removal of finance as a determinant in politics, national healthcare, reduced emphasis on military spending and a guaranteed national income which makes us the logical choice for a campaign and political party deserving the support of that true majority.


#Kat Swift 1522 W. Elsmere Pl.
Green Party San Antonio, TX 78201-4544
Phone: (210) 471-1791
Email: prezkat [at] bexargreens.org
Website: http://www.voteswift.org



I am a 34 year old who has realized that complaining about the system wasn’t changing the system. I have been working for over eight years as a Green Party activist to build a democratic alternative to the corporate one-party oligarchy we now have. Only when we start voting for what we want instead of the lesser of two evils will we see a positive shift in candidates elected. Backing the best funded candidate just to be a part of the winning team won’t get us: Socialized Medical Care; Net Neutrality; a Balanced Budget every year; Proportional Representation of electors to the electoral college; Federal Judges who will justly interpret the laws without personal bias regarding race, economic status, or religious beliefs; an End to Colonialism once and for all and recreation of the public commons that communities are built upon; Redress the effects Globalization has created in relation to degrading workers’ rights, environmental stewardship, immigration, and destruction of community livelihoods; etc. We need to appoint people as heads of agencies who will enforce regulations that serve the people and not the corporations who now control the information you receive and destroy communities through their paramount regard for profits and outrageous executive salaries. I hope the youth and women of this country will seize the power they hold in their votes and use it to change the course of society. Justice is necessary for implementing social, political or economic changes. For more information about my campaign visit http://www.voteswift.org.


#Kent Mesplay P.O. Box 1554
Green Party La Mesa, CA 91941
Email: info [at] mesplay.org
Website: http://www.mesplay.org



I run to improve our basic physical security and to reform politics. Sustainability is a security issue. Communities and regions that are largely self-reliant in a manner not preventing future generations from also being self-reliant are more secure. At all levels of organization we must rapidly learn to live within our means and build sustainably and efficiently for better independence and basic security of water, food and energy. Renewable energy, local organic produce and improved health care delivery are Green issues. Electoral reform is critical to inspire confidence in voting. I work to improve the manner in which we reach decisions as a government and how we select, elect and retain candidates to public office. I support public funding of campaigns, with automatic inclusion into debates for those ballot qualified candidates who, through ballot access, have at least a statistical chance of winning. The current political system does not emphasize deep debate and the solutions that such open discussion brings. I encourage preferential voting, Instant Runoff Voting (I.R.V.) and other improvements to politics. Lobbying is bribery. Peace is important. It's not important to just end the war in Iraq but to grapple with the issue of our national addiction to war. Our nation must take a leadership role in creating the conditions that will lead to diplomatic solutions. Through improved communication and verification the younger generations of today can help put an end to war, if their hearts are in it. Please register Green and vote Mesplay. http://www.mesplay.org


#Cynthia McKinney P.O. Box 311759
Green Party Atlanta, GA 31131-1759
Phone: (510) 250-0729
Email: hq2600 [at] runcynthiarun.org
Website: http://www.runcynthiarun.org



Cynthia McKinney served 12 years in the United States Congress. There, she proved to be a courageous voice for the voiceless, speaking truth to power. She authored legislation that would have: eliminated federal subsidies for corporations taking jobs overseas; instituted a national livable wage; repealed the Military Tribunals Act; provided for national forest protection and restoration; eliminated the use of depleted uranium weapons; denied federal assistance to law enforcement agencies violating human rights; allowed 9/11/2001 victims the right to participate in the Victims Compensation Fund and sue those responsible; and impeached Bush, Cheney, and Rice. McKinney successfully extended Agent Orange benefits an additional 25 years; authorized the USDA disparity study that demonstrated USDA discrimination against minority farmers, and directed the Pentagon to study how it handled conscientious objection. Cynthia will implement radical common sense solutions to America's myriad problems. With a view toward the long term, she asks us all to be willing to do some things we've never done before in order to have some things we've never had before. The Power to the People Committee is Cynthia's way of proving what Bobby Kennedy said so long ago: "Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope; and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."

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