All posts tagged: Propositions

Oct 28 – General Meeting – Ballot Party, Propositions & Measures, Bring Your Friends and Neighbors

Election time is upon us! Vote by mail ballots started arriving this week. GO Team volunteers started walking their precincts last weekend. The voter registration deadline is October 22nd, and on Sunday October 28th we’ll be talking through the Propositions and Ballot Measures. To help us understand the State Propositions and Local Ballot Measures we have guest speakers Anne Hoiberg and Cody Petterson, who will explain the pros and cons and field questions from members. If you haven’t yet voted bring your 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 clubs endorsed candidates are: Jen Campbell for San Diego City Council District 2 Kevin Beiser School Board District B Nathan Fletcher for County Supervisor District 4 Tommy Hough for San Diego City Council District 6 Matt Brower for San Diego Superior Court Scott Peters for Congressional District 52 Todd Gloria for Assembly District 78 Thanks to Damian Carroll @carrolldamian, National Director @VisionToLearn, here is an easy guide to the State Propositions as haikus. You can also download …

Ballot Initiatives this November 2014

In San Diego over the last few months we’ve seen how the ballot process is used to overturn the rule of representative government. The repeal of an increase of a levy on commercial construction that funds affordable housing projects, the overthrow of the Bario Logan Community Plan, and the minimum wage increase and earned sick days ordnance, are all examples of how the business community has learnt how to get its own way through calculation (of low voter turnout) and duplicity. Ballot initiatives are often tricky to interpret, written to appear like one thing while really being another. Then there are those that mix several proposals together in an attempt to find enough supporters.Propositions attempt to do an end-run around nuance and necessary compromises that are an outcome of the regular legislative process. So what are we to make of the propositions on this November’s ballot? Here’s the thinking that comes from the California Democrat Party. Yes on Proposition 1 WATER QUALITY, SUPPLY, AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2014 (CALIFORNIA WATER BOND) — Provides a reliable supply …