League of Women Voters of Alameda Candidates Forum, Measure C Discussion April 26 at 7:00 pm at Alameda Boys and Girls Club
State Assembly candidates and the City of Alameda’s local tax measure are on tap Thursday, April 26, from 7:00–9:00 p.m. at a public candidates forum and Measure C discussion presented by the League of Women Voters of Alameda (LWVA).
California’s primary election is Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
At 7:00 pm. 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, Assembly member 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 8:00—9:00 pm. (Details of the format had not been finalized as of April 20.) 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:
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 web site, the California Secretary of State, and the Alameda County Registrar of Voters.
All are welcome to 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.