All posts tagged: Chris Ward

January 26 – General Meeting – Ballot Rundown, Propositions & Measures – with Anne and Cody

Election time is fast approaching! March 3, 2020 is the Presidential Primary. Vote by mail ballots have already been sent to military and overseas voters. San Diego mail ballots will start arriving after February 3, 2020. We’re planning a GO Team kick-off for volunteers in Point Loma, Ocean Beach and Midway the first weekend in February. The voter registration deadline is February 18, 2020. This Sunday January 26th at our General Meeting we’ll be talking through the Propositions and Ballot Measures. To help us understand the State Propositions and Local Ballot Measures we are pleased to welcome back guest speakers Anne Hoiberg and Cody Petterson, who will explain the pros and cons and field questions from members. Bring your sample ballots or voter guides with you and check off your decisions as we go along. Feel free to invite friends and neighbors who are looking for some partisan Democratic guidance. The club’s endorsed and rated acceptable candidates are: Endorsed Rafael Castellanos for San Diego County Supervisor District 1 Roberta Winston for San Diego Superior Court …

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 …

Sep 23 – General Meeting – Chris Ward on Polystyrene Foam Ban – Banner Competition – Proposed Bylaw Changes

San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward will talk about his proposed polystyrene foam ban and restriction on single use plastics. Commonly, but mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam, polystyrene foam, particularly expanded polystyrene (EPS), is a type of single use plastic that is used for cups, bowls, plates, containers, meat trays and egg cartons. Polystyrene foam does not biodegrade, rather it photo degrades — breaking down into smaller pieces that are often mistaken by marine life as food and consistently finds their way into our oceans and our seafood. The products made from polystyrene foam clog our landfills, pollute our oceans and waterways, kill wildlife, and erode the health of our communities. PROPOSED ORDINANCE This ordinance bans the sale and distribution of polystyrene products, including cups, bowls, plates, coolers, ice chests, meat and fish trays, and egg cartons. Single use plastic utensils and straws will only be available to restaurant customers by request only. BUSINESS ASSISTANCE The City of San Diego will work with businesses, large and small, to transition away from polystyrene foam to more …

Aug 26 – Annual Summer Potluck with BBQ – Support Western Service Workers Association Back-to-School Drive 2018

It’s summertime – which means this month’s ‘Meeting’ is a social affair with our Annual Summer Potluck and fundraising for the Western Service Workers Association and their Back-to-School Drive. Sunday August 26, 2018 –  4:00-6:00PM  Please invite your friends and potential members to attend and meet fellow Democrats and elected officials, in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Please bring school supplies, hand held calculators and backpacks or a generous check for the Western Service Workers Association Back-to-School Drive. If you cannot attend but wish to make a donation send a check to the Western Service Workers Association c/o of Point Loma Democratic Club, PO Box 7802, San Diego, CA 92167. The Club will furnish hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks, plus two drink tickets per person for beer and wine. Barbara Bry, San Diego City Council District 1 Chris Ward, San Diego City Council District 3 David Alvarez, San Diego City Council District 8 April Lopez, Western Service Workers Association Jen Campbell, candidate for San Diego City Council District 2 Tommy Hough, candidate for San Diego City Council District 6 Dave …

Thoughtful Comments on District 3 Race

I decided that I wanted to give people who don’t have time to listen to everything our candidates for City Council think a clear reason for picking one person over the other. I do pay attention and, for reasons that may not seem altogether sensible, I spend the time to understand what issues impact North […] via San Diego City Council District Three Part II: My vote in this race — Understanding San Diego

Notes from February’s Meeting – Endorsements for San Diego City Attorney and D3

Following on from January’s well attended endorsement meeting, February saw club members meet to consider endorsements in the San Diego City Attorney’s race and San Diego City Council District 3. San Diego City Attorney Gil Cabrera Rafael Castellanos Mara Elliott Bryan Pease San Diego City Council District 3 Anthony Bernal Chris Ward Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order 30 minutes earlier than usual (as there was a theatrical performance scheduled to start at 5:30pm). Susan thanked everyone for coming, especially those who brought snacks to share and introduced new members Christine Murphy’s household, Nick Serrano, William and Anita Tuchrello, Linda Salem, and David Warmoth. Susan introduced Ronnie Friedman-Barone who (together with Greg Bolian) were collecting signatures for a petition to get an initiative on the California ballot to abolish the death penalty and replace it with a life-sentence without parole. Susan then introduced candidates running for San Diego Mayor who each spoke for 2 minutes – Lawrence Zynda, Michael Kreizenbeck representing Lori Saldaña (who was ill) and Martha Welch. Susan then turned the meeting over to Deval …