Is raising the bridge toll for transportation projects a good idea? What do you know about the five State propositions that will be on your ballot on June 5? Let the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley help you. The League will present pros and cons of a Bay Area regional measure and the five State ballot measures on Saturday, May 5 from 3:00-4:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the Cedar Room of the Lafayette Community Center at 500 St. Mary’s Road.
Instead of reading through the often, dry language in the ballot pamphlet, people attending will see and hear a dynamic presentation of the pros and cons. League members Kay James and Janet Thomas will synthesize the material in the voter’s pamphlet and take opposing viewpoints, with one presenting the pros listed in the ballot material and the other presenting the cons.
Bay Area voters will be asked to provide answers to some weighty policy questions, such as Regional Measure 3, which asks whether to raise bridge tolls in the Bay Area to pay for highway, transit and ferry improvements. State Proposition 68 would exempt road repair revenues from California’s annual spending limits. Other questions voters will be asked by the State include funding $4.1 billion in bonds for parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and flood protection; excluding new rain-capture systems from homeowners’ reassessment on their property taxes; requiring a 2/3 vote of the Legislature on cap-and-trade issues; and deciding when ballot measures approved by voters will take effect.
How to use Voter’s Edge, a nonpartisan online guide to federal, state, and local elections, will also be demonstrated. Using this online tool, voters can access their own ballot, get information about candidates and who supports them, and read neutral summaries of ballot measures with lists of their supporters and opponents.
The Saturday, May 5 meeting is free to the public and parking is available on site. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information: League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley at info@LWVDV.org.
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