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Green Voter Guide Now Available! Nov 2008 Election
by Green
Wednesday Oct 1st, 2008 10:03 AM
Below is the link for the pdf and the Voter Card for quick reference.
Election Day: Nov. 4, 2008
A publication of the Green Party of Alameda County,
an affiliate of the Green Party of California
Alameda • Albany • Berkeley • Dublin • Emeryville
Fremont • Hayward • Livermore • Newark • Oakland
Piedmont • Pleasanton • San Leandro • Union City

Full Voter Guide:

Green Party of Alameda County
2022 Blake St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-2293
Printed on Recycled Paper by Union Labor
Clip and bring with you to the polls
(and photocopy for your friends?!).

Green Voter Card

State Propositions
1A—High Speed Rail Bond—No, with regrets
2 -- Treatment of Farm Animals—Yes
3 -- $2 Billion Children’s Hospital Bond—No
4 -- Parental Notification for Under-18 Abortions—No
5 -- Nonviolent Offenders Sentencing and Rehabilitation—Yes
6 -- Anti-Gang Penalties (Runner initiative) -- No, No, No!
7 -- Renewable Energy Requirements for Utilities—No, with regrets
8 -- Same-Sex Marriage Ban—No, No, No!
9 -- Victims’ Rights, Reduction of Parole Hearings—No
10 -- Alternative Fuel Vehicles & Renewable Energy Bond—No
11 -- Redistricting—No
12 -- Veterans’ Bond—Yes, with standard bond reservations

Local Measures
N—Oakland Outstanding Teachers Deception and Division Act—No
P—Alameda Raising Real Estate Transfer Tax—No
Q—Alameda Removal of “Obsolescent” Charter Language—No
R—Alameda Contracts in Writing—Yes
S—Alameda Removal of Competitive Bidding in Emergencies—No
T—Alameda City Office Hours—Yes
U—Alameda Auditor Requirements—No endorsement, see write-up
V—Alameda Treasurer Requirements—No endorsement, see write-up
W—Alameda Public Utilities Board—No endorsement, see write-up
X—Alameda Removal of Historical Advisory Board Members—No
Y—Albany Directly-Elected Mayor (Sections 2.01, etc.) -- Yes
Z—Albany Appointee Terms (Section 3.23) -- Yes
AA—Albany Contract Bids (Section 4.03) -- Yes
BB—Albany Council Compensation (Sections 2.01 & 2.08) -- Yes
CC—Albany Meeting Start Times (Section 2.04) -- Yes
DD—Albany Real Property Transfer Tax Increase (Chapter 4-5) -- No
EE—Albany Paramedic, Fire, etc. Tax Increase (Chapter 4-8) -- Yes, with reservations
FF—Berkeley Library Bond—Yes, with standard bond reservations
GG—Berkeley Fire, Emergency Medical, & Disaster Preparedness Tax—Yes
HH—Berkeley Appropriation Limit Increase—Yes
II—Berkeley Redistricting Timelines—Yes
JJ—Berkeley Medical Marijuana—Yes, with reservations
KK—Berkeley Voter Approval of Transit Lanes (BRT) -- No endorsement, see write-up
LL—Berkeley Repeal of Landmarks Preservation Ordinance—No, No, No!
NN—Oakland Police Services Expansion—No
OO—Oakland Kids First! Act—No endorsement, see write-up
VV—AC Transit Special Parcel Tax—Yes, with reservations
WW—Extension of Existing East Bay Park Bond—Yes, with standard bond reservations

Federal Offices
President/Vice President—Dual Endorsement:
Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente and Ralph Nader/Matt Gonzalez
U.S. Representative, District 9 -- No Endorsement, see write-up
U.S. Representative, District 10 -- Eugene Ruyle

State Offices
State Senate, District 9 -- Marsha Feinland
State Assembly, District 14 -- No Endorsement, see write-up
State Assembly, District 16 -- No Endorsement, see write-up

Judicial Offices
Superior Court Judge, Seat 9 -- Dennis Hayashi

Special School Districts
Peralta Community College, Area 2 -- Marlon McWilson

City Offices

City Council—Only vote for Doug deHaan
School Board—Janet Gibson & Niel Tam; also Ron Mooney, with reservations

City Council—Ellen Toomey & Robert Lieber; also, Leo Panian with reservations, & Nick Pilch, with reservations
School Board—Patricia Low ; also Ron Rosenbaum, with reservations

Mayor—Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi, WRITE-IN
City Council, District 2 -- No Endorsement, see write-up
City Council, District 3 -- Max Anderson, with reservations
City Council, District 4 -- Jesse Arreguin
City Council, District 5 -- Sophie Hahn, with reservations
City Council, District 6 -- Phoebe Anne Sorgen, with reservations
School Board - Only vote for John Selawsky
Rent Stabilization Board—“Progressive slate”: Nicole Drake,
Jack Harrison, Judy Shelton, Jesse Townley, and Igor Tregub

City Council, At-Large—No Endorsement, see write-up

Special Districts
A.C. Transit, At-Large—Joyce Roy
A.C. Transit, Ward 2 -- Greg Harper, with reservations
BART, Ward 3 -- Bob Franklin (please see write-up)
BART, Ward 5 -- No Endorsement, see write-up
BART, Ward 7 -- No Endorsement, see write-up
East Bay MUD, Ward 5 -- Doug Linney
East Bay MUD, Ward 6 -- Bob Feinbaum, with reservations
East Bay Park District, Ward 1 -- Norman LaForce, with reservations


Green Party of Alameda County (GPAC)

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.

Your Green Party
The things you value do not “just happen” by themselves—make a commitment to support the Green Party. Call us to volunteer your time during this election season and beyond. Clip out the enclosed coupon to send in your donation today.

During these difficult times, individuals who share Green values need to stand firm in our principles and join together to work to make our vision of the future a reality.

The Green Party of Alameda County is coordinating tabling, precinct walking, phone banking, and other volunteer activities.

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.

Ways to reach us:

County Council:
Phone: (510) 644-2293
Listen to our outgoing message for upcoming events.

Email lists: To join a discussion of issues and events with
other active Greens, send an email to
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(all one word, no spaces, but a dash between County-subscribe).

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Green Party of Alameda County activities send an email to
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