Endorsements

November 2011 Election: Club Endorsements

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The MGO Democratic Club has made the following ballot measure voting endorsements for the Nov. 15th mail-in election in Oakland:

NO – Measure H
Shall the Oakland City Charter be amended to return the City Attorney to an appointed position?YES – Measure I (needs 2/3 vote)
Shall the City of Oakland establish a five year temporary fiscal emergency parcel tax to preserve essential city services, including fire, police services, and police technology, youth violence prevention, library, services, parks and recreation, and street repair, by establishing an $80 parcel tax for single-family homes and specified amounts for multi-family and commercial properties with an exemption for low-income households?

YES- Measure J
Shall the Charter be amended to allow the City of Oakland to change the deadline for fully funding its Police and Fire Retirement Plan to a new financially responsible deadline?

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September 30 Endorsements

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From Joe Trapp, Club President:

First, I want to thank all of those who attended and voted, and all of the candidates who came to speak.

Five members of our Executive Board met tonight and counted all of the ballots, following our ranked choice voting procedures.

By the Club’s Bylaws, we do not release the actual vote tallies.

Here are the results for September 30th, 2010:

  • Oakland Mayor – No candidate received 60% of the votes, therefore no candidate receives the Club endorsement.
  • Oakland City Auditor – The Club endorses Courtney Ruby.
  • Oakland City Council, District 4 – No candidate received 60% of the votes, therefore no candidate receives the Club endorsement.
  • Oakland Unified School District District 4 – The Club endorses Gary Yee.
  • Peralta Community College District Trustee District 3 – No candidate received 60% of the votes, therefore no candidate receives the Club endorsement.
  • Peralta Community College District Trustee District 5 – The Club endorses Willam Riley.

Next Endorsement Meeting – Sept 30

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Due to a conflict with the League of Women Voters of Oakland Mayoral Candidates Forum on September 23, 2010, we must reschedule our 2nd Fall 2010 Endorsement Meeting to:

Thursday, September 30th, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

The tentative schedule will be:

Oakland Mayor:  10 Candidates (7 Democrats), 7:00 to 7:50
City Auditor:  2 Candidates, 7:50 to 8:00
Oakland City Council District 4:  7 Candidates, 8:00 to 8:35
Oakland School Board District 4:  2 Candidates (1 Democrat), 8:35 to 8:45
Peralta College District 3:  2 Candidates, 8:45 to 8:55
Peralta College District 5:  2 Candidates (1 Democrat), 8:55 to 9:05
Club Discussion of Candidates

  • This time, we will supply pizza!

Dimond Library Directions: 

By car, 580 east to the Fruitvale Avenue exit.  Turn left onto Fruitvale Avenue.  580 West to Coolidge Avenue/Fruitvale Avenue exit, merge onto Montana Street and turn right at Fruitvale Avenue.

By AC Transit, take 53, 57, or NL to Fruitvale Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard.

By BART, exit at the Fruitvale Station.  AC Line 53 up Fruitvale to MacArthur.  Walk east (towards the hills) one block.  The library is on the left across from Safeway.

Sept 16 Endorsement Results

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Here are the results for September 16th, 2010:

Oakland City Council, District 2 – No candidate received 60% of the votes, therefore no candidate receives the Club endorsement.

Oakland City Council, District 6 – Club endorses Nancy Sidebotham

Superior Court, Judge Seat 9 – No candidate received 60% of the votes, therefore no candidate receives the Club endorsement.

BART, District 4 – Club endorses Robert Rayburn

AC Transit, At Large – Club endorses Joel Young

AC Transit, Ward 3 – Club endorses Elsa Ortiz

Measure F, Alameda County Transit Improvement Measure – Club Supports

Measure L, Oakland Student Achievement, Support, and Safety – Club Supports

Measure X, Oakland Cannabis Tax – Neither position received 60% of the votes, therefore the Club takes no position.

Measure W, Oakland Telephone Tax – Club Supports

Measure W, Telephone Tax – Club Supports

Measure BB, Oakland Restore Safety Services and Amend Measure Y – Neither position received 60% of the votes, therefore the Club takes no position.

State Proposition 18, Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act – The State has removed from ballot.

State Proposition 19, Legalizes Marijuana – The Club Supports

State Proposition 20, Redistricting of Congressional Districts – The Club Opposes

State Proposition 21, $18 Vehicle License Surcharge – The Club Supports

State Proposition 22, Prohibits State from taking funds used for Transportation – The Club Supports

State Proposition 23, Suspends Air Pollution Control Laws – The Club Opposes

State Proposition 24, Repeals Legislation that allows businesses to carry back losses – The Club Supports

State Proposition 25, Changes legislative vote requirement to pass a budget to simple majority – The Club Supports

State Proposition 26, Increases legislative vote requirement to two-thirds for local levies and charges – The Club Opposes

State Proposition 27, Eliminates state commission on redistricting – Neither position received 60% of the votes, therefore the Club takes no position.