From the League of Women Voters of Alameda:
State Assembly candidates and the City of Alameda’s local tax measure are on tap Thursday, April 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at a public candidates' forum and Measure C discussion presented by the League of Women Voters of Alameda (LWVA).
The free and public event will be held at the Alameda Boys and Girls Club at 1900 Third St. in west Alameda, just off of Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway.
At 7 p.m. the candidates running for the State Assembly in District 18 (Robert “Rob” Bonta, Abel Guillen, Joel B. Young, and Rhonda Weber) will discuss issues, detail their positions and respond to questions from LWVA members and the audience. The incumbent, Assemblymember Sandré Swanson, cannot run for re-election due to term limits.
Measure C, a proposed citywide half-cent sales tax and utility tax, will be discussed from 8 to 9 p.m. The measure, which the Alameda City Council placed on the ballot, is intended to fund local capital projects such as athletic facilities as well as fire truck and police car purchases. Measure C’s complete text is available from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters here: http://www.acgov.org/rov/documents/2012-06-05MeasureC.pdf
Supporters of Measure C and opponents of the tax have posted information about it and the City of Alameda has posted frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the measure on the city website.
California’s primary election is Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The last day to register or re-register to vote in the primary is May 21. Voter Guides will be mailed out on April 26. Beginning on May 7, early voting ballots may be mailed in. Additional voter information is available from the nonpartisan League of Women Voters’ Smart Voter website, the California Secretary of State, and the Alameda County Registrar of Voters.
All are welcome to attend this free and nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Alameda educational event.
Thursday’s election forum is one of many free and public League of Women Voters of Alameda Voter Services and activities that the LWVA will offer during the 2012 election cycle.
The League of Women Voters, a 501(c) (3) nonpartisan and nonprofit public policy educational organization, offers voter service and citizen education activities to increase citizen participation in our democracy, study community issues, and support positive public policy solutions. Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to all men and women.