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Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide — November 2016
by AC Greens
Monday Oct 31st, 2016 9:49 PM
Handy summary of Green Party recommendations for federal, state, and local elections. Clip and bring with you to the polls (and photocopy for your friends!)
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(20-page PDF with much more detail on races and ballot measures)


For a quick summary, here is the back page card:

Green Voter Card

Clip and bring with you to the polls (and photocopy for your friends!)

For many of the local races you’ll find lots of additional information in the candidates’ completed questionnaires, so we strongly encourage you to read them here on our website, at: acgreens.wordpress.com/candidate-questionnaires/


Federal Offices
President and Vice-PresidentJill Stein and Ajamu Baraka
U.S. Senate – No endorsement, please see write-up
U.S. House of Representatives, District 13 – No endorsement, please see write-up

State Offices
State Senate, District 9 — No endorsement, please see write-up
State Assembly, District 15 — No endorsement, please see write-up
State Assembly, District 18 — No endorsement, please see write-up

Superior Court Judge
Office #1 — Scott Jackson

Special School Districts
Peralta Community College, Area 6 — Karen Weinstein, with reservations

City Offices
Alameda
City Council – Jennifer Roloff. Don’t vote for Ashcraft or Vella.
City Auditor – Kevin Kearney
City Treasurer – Kevin Kennedy
School Board – Unfortunately, we were not able to cover this race. Please see the candidates’ completed questionnaires at: https://acgreens.wordpress.com/candidate-questionnaires. Alamedans, please help us!

Albany
Recommendations provided by the Albany Greens:
City Council – Nick Pilch, Peter Maass; Erik Giesen-Fields, with reservations. Do not vote for Michael Barnes.
Treasurer – No endorsement, please see write-up
School Board – Clementina Duron and Jon Raj Destin

Berkeley
Mayor – #1 and #2: Jesse Arreguin and Kriss Worthington, #3: Guy “Mike” Lee*. Don’t vote for Capitelli
City Council, District 2 – #1 : Nanci Armstrong-Temple, #2: Cheryl Davila, NO Moore!
City Council, District 3 – #1: Ben Bartlett*, #2: Mark Coplan*, #3: Al Murray* Don’t vote for Matthews
City Council, District 5 – Sophie Hahn
City Council, District 6 – Defeat Wengraf! #1: Fred Dodsworth, #2: Isabelle Gaston*
School Board – No Endorsement, please see write-up
Rent Board – Christina Murphy, Alejandro Soto-Vigil, Leah Simon-Weisberg and Igor Tregub. Vote for all 4!
* = These candidates have been ranked, but not endorsed

Emeryville
City Council – Christian Patz, John Bauters, and Ally Medina . Don’t vote for Engel.
School Board – Barbara Inch; Ken Bukowski, with reservations
Fremont
City Council – Cullen Tiernan, Vinnie Bacon

Oakland
City Council, At-Large –.#1: Matt Hummel, #2: Rebecca Kaplan* Don’t vote for Moore.
City Council, District 1 –Dan Kalb, with reservations
City Council, District 3Noni Session
City Council, District 5 – Noel Gallo, with reservations
City Council, District 7 – Nehanda Imara. Don’t vote for Reid.
City Attorney – No Endorsement, please see write-up
School Board, District 1Don Macleay
School Board, District 3 – #1: Kharyshi Wiginton, #2: Ben Lang, with reservations. Don’t vote for Hodge.
School Board, District 5 – #1 : Mike Hutchinson, #2: Roseann Torres* Don’t vote for Trenado.
School Board, District 7 – Chris Jackson
* = These candidates have been ranked, but not endorsed

Special Districts
A.C. Transit, At-Large — Dollene Jones, with reservations
A.C. Transit ,Ward 2 — Greg Harper, with reservations
BART, District 3 — Rebecca Saltzman, with reservations (Encouragement for Varun Paul)
BART, District 5 — John McPartland
BART, District 7 — Lateefah Simon
EBRPD, Ward 2 – Dee Rosario
EBRPD, Ward 4 – Daniel Chesmore

Local Measures
A1 – Alameda County Housing Bond – No Endorsement, please see write-up
B1 – Alameda City Continuation of School Parcel Tax – Yes
C1 – A.C. Transit Parcel Tax Extension – Yes
E1 – Berkeley Public Schools Educational Excellence Act of 2016 – Yes
F1 – Hayward Area Recreation and Park District Bond Yes, with reservations
G1 – Oakland School Parcel Tax – Yes, with reservations
RR – BART Infrastructure Bond – Yes, with standard bond reservations
B1 – Alameda City Continuation of School Parcel Tax – Yes
K1 – Alameda Transfer of $3.7 Million Annually from Alameda Municipal Power to the City – No
L1 – Alameda City Council’s Rent Control Measure – No
M1 – Alameda Renters Coalition’s Rent Control Measure – Yes
N1 – Albany Residential Parking Requirements — Yes
O1 – Albany Soda Tax – Yes
P1 – Albany Sidewalk Repairs — Yes
Q1 – Albany Vacancy Procedures, Pension Board, Copies, Etc. — Yes
R1 – Albany Civil Service Board — Yes
S1 – Albany School Board Removal of Term Limits – Yes
E1 – Berkeley Public Schools Educational Excellence Act of 2016 – Yes
T1 – Berkeley Infrastructure and Facilities Bond – Yes, with reservations
U1 – Berkeley Rental Unit Business License Tax, City Sponsored — Yes, Yes, Yes
DD – Berkeley Rental Unit Business License Tax, Big Landlord Initiative – No, No, No
V1 – Berkeley GANN Appropriation Limit Override– Yes
W1 – Berkeley Citizens Redistricting Commission – Yes
X1 – Berkeley Public Campaign Financing – Yes
Y1 – Berkeley Youth Voting – Yes
Z1 – Berkeley Low Income Housing Authorization – Yes
AA – Berkeley Rent Board Ordinance – Yes
BB – Berkeley Minimum Wage – City Sponsored — No
CC – Berkeley Minimum Wage – Labor-backed Citizens’ Initiative – Yes, please see write-up
DD – Berkeley Rental Unit Business License Tax, Big Landlord Initiative – No, No, No
EE – Hayward Cannabis Tax Authorization – Yes
G1 – Oakland School Parcel Tax – Yes, with reservations
HH – Oakland Soda Tax – Yes, with concerns, please see write-up
II — Oakland Increase of Maximum Lease Term – Neutral, please see write-up
JJ – Oakland Just Cause Eviction and Rent Law Amendment – Yes
KK – Oakland Street Repair and Infrastructure Bond – No
LL – Oakland Police Commission and Review Agency – No Endorsement, please see write-up
C1 – A.C. Transit Parcel Tax Extension – Yes
RR – BART Infrastructure Bond – Yes, with standard bond reservations
F1 – Hayward Area Recreation and Park District Bond Yes, with reservations

State Propositions
51 – School Bonds, K-12 and Community College; Limits Developer Fees — No
52 – State Fees on Hospitals, Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds — Yes, with reservations
53 – Revenue Bonds Requiring Statewide Voter Approval — No
54 – Legislature and Legislation, Allows Time to Read Bills — Yes, with reservations
55 – Tax Extension on the Rich, for Education and Healthcare — Yes
56 – Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research — Yes
57 – Sentencing for Non-violent Crimes and Juvenile Criminal Proceedings — Yes
58 – Allows Bilingual Education — Yes
59 – Campaign Finance, Repeal ‘Citizens United’– Yes
60 – Adult Films, Condoms — Very Strange, You Decide, please see write-up
61 – State Prescription Drug Purchases, Pricing Standards — Yes
62 – End the Death Penalty – Yes, Yes, Yes!
63 – Firearms, Ammunition Sales – No, because retired cops are exempt
64 – Marijuana Legalization — Yes
65 – Carry-Out Bags Measure from the Plastics Industry — No
66 – Speed Up the Death Penalty – No, No, No!
67 Uphold the Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags — Yes


See the attached PDF for more details, or visit the Green Part of Alameda website.
§San Francisco Green Party endorsements are also available!
by SFGP Tuesday Nov 1st, 2016 7:16 PM
The S.F. Green Party has endorsed Francisco Herrera and 3 other candidates for Supervisor, and has taken positions on the 24 or so local ballot measures. Please see: http://sfgreenparty.org/endorsements/75-november-2016-endorsements
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inclusion of my candidacyNorma HarrisonSaturday Nov 5th, 2016 11:49 PM