All posts filed under: Environment

No On Newland Sierra

Newland Sierra is a development project that citizens forced the County Board Of Supervisors to place on the ballot next year or rescind their previous approval. At our November meeting we heard representatives for and against the development. The club unanimously voted No On Newland Sierra, and we encourage members to support the club’s position. Many thanks to representatives for and against the proposal for taking the time to present to the club and to field questions from members. No on Newland Sierra – Clif Williams, Land Use Analyst at Latham & Watkins Vote Yes on Better Choice  – Ken Moore, Better Choice Campaign We are joined in voting No on Newland Sierra by several other Democratic Clubs in the county, including: San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action Fallbrook Democratic Club East County Democratic Club San Marcos Democratic Club La Jolla Democratic Club Democratic Club of Vista Democratic Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside as well as several other conservation groups in the county:

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November 24 – General Meeting – Why is the Role of a Judge Important?

Out of all local races, judge positions are often the hardest to research and understand. Judges aren’t identified on a ballot by party preference, and their professional history often makes it difficult to determine how they would side in precedent-creating cases. How can you tell if you’re electing a judge with Democratic values? Thanks to Jeanne Brown of the League of Women Voters we’ve been able to put together a fantastic panel to discuss why the role of judge is important. Professor Samantha Begovich, JD, Esq. Retired Superior Court Judge Janet I. Kintner Retired Superior Court Judge Laura P. Hammes Superior Court Judges For the March 3, 2020 ballot we’ll also consider endorsement of Democratic candidates running for uncontested open positions: Office 18: Roberta Winston Office 30: Tim Nader Office 36: Michelle Ialeggio and we’ll consider endorsing in the contested seat at our January meeting. Office 22: Steve Miller, Alana Robinson Additional Agenda Items/Speakers:  We’ll also judge competing proposals on Newland Sierra a development project that signatories forced the County Board Of Supervisors to place on the ballot next …

October 27 – Assembly District 78 Endorsement Meeting

At our meeting on Sunday, Octoberer 27, 2019, Point Loma & Ocean Beach Dems will consider endorsing a candidate for Assembly District 78. This district includes all of Point Loma and Ocean Beach and is currently held by Todd Gloria. Read more about the demographics of the 78th here. This is an opportunity for us to ask questions and hear from each of the Democratic candidates during a moderated forum. Please read up on the candidates and bring your questions. Candidates for Assembly District 78 are: Sarah Davis http://www.votesarahdavis.com Micah Perlin micahperlin.com Chris Ward http://www.voteforward.com Only members in good standing will be allowed to vote for the endorsement. If you renewed your membership prior to March 31, 2019, you will be eligible to vote. If you renewed your membership after March 31, 2019 or became a new member, you are only eligible to vote if you have attended a club meeting/event since you renewed/joined. If you renewed or joined at a meeting/event, that counts and you will be eligible to vote. If you are not …

Aug 7 – Book Club – “Where the Water Goes” by David Owen

The story Owen tells in Where the Water Goes is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert —and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails.