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Election 2000 logo (sm) Voters Guide Calif. Primary - Mar. 7

 

NATIONAL AND STATEWIDE
Open primary mixes parties
Smaller parties offer more choices
Presidential primary is a mother lode
The presidential candidates on the issues
Other candidates in the presidenital race
A quiet GOP Senate campaign
Other candidates for the Senate seat

U.S. HOUSE
District 10
District 12
District 13
District 14
District 15
District 16
District 17

CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE
District 11
District 13
District 15

CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY
District 23
District 24
District 28
Districts 18, 20, 21, 22, and 27
(uncontested)

PROPOSITIONS
Voters facing 20 ballot measures
Pro, con, for and against

LOCAL RACES
Santa Clara County
Board of Supervisors
Superior Court
Los Altos Hills Council
San Jose Council
Water District
Open Space Authority
Ballot measures

Alameda County
Board of Supervisors
Board of Education
Ballot measures

San Mateo County
Board of Supervisors
Half Moon Bay Council
Ballot measures

Santa Cruz County
Board of Supervisors
District Attorney
Superior Court
Ballot measures

San Benito County
Board of Supervisors
Superior Court
Board of Education

GRAPHICS
How to use Pollstar ballot machine

Are we there yet? An explanation of the primary process

NEWS
Politics & Government on Mercury Center

Campaign 2000 at RealCities

RESOURCES ONLINE
California Secretary of State voter information
California Voter Foundation's nonpartisan guide
League of Women Voters' nonpartisan guide
Rough and Tumble, a daily snapshot on California politics

Alameda County
Monterey County
San Benito County
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County

CREDITS

 
     

ALAMEDA COUNTY BALLOT MEASURES

Countywide Measure B

If passed this measure would exempt qualified persons with severe disabilities from civil service examination requirements for certain entry-level positions, allowing them to acquire regular civil service status after a year of satisfactory service.

Pro: Supporters say this measure allows the county to conform with existing federal and state employment practices in hiring disabled people. They say this measure enables disabled people to gain work experience and gain regular civil service status. They say over 70 percent of working-age adults with disabilities are unemployed and many receive welfare assistance. A yes vote on this measure would open more employment opportunities for them.

Who's for it? Marcia Campos, president of the Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Planning and Advisory Council; Wilma Chan, president, Alameda County Board of Supervisors; Sue Hodges, chairwoman of Oakland Mayor's Commission on Persons with Disabilities; Dion Louise Aroner, assemblywoman, 14th District; Fran Jefferson, executive director SEIU Local 616.

Con: No argument against Measure B was submitted.

Countywide Measure C

If passed, this measure would amend the Alameda County Charter to eliminate the requirement that civil service examinations have a 25-day recruitment period.

Pro: Supporters say the current system in which the county must post examination recruitment bulletins for 25 days has resulted in an excessive number of applications for a small number of vacancies. They say these large applicant pools take too much staff time, delay exam administration and prolong the selection process.

Who's for it? Wilma Chan, president, Alameda County Board of Supervisors; Fran Jefferson, executive director SEIU Local 616; Carolyn Morgan, president of Civil Service Commission; Susan Muranishi, administrator, County of Alameda.

Con: No argument against Measure C was submitted.

Livermore Measure K

If passed this measure would require voter approval for changes in the South Livermore urban growth boundary.

Pro: Supporters say passing this measure will ensure Livermore has open space and agricultural areas south of the city. They say the measure states land south of the boundary cannot be developed.

Who's for it? Cathie Brown, Livermore mayor; Scott Haggerty, member of board of supervisors; Archer H. Futch, board member of South Livermore Valley Agricultural Land Trust; Stephen A. Kalthoff, owner of South Livermore Vineyard; William E. Zagotta, board member of Friends of Vineyards.

Con: No argument against Measure K was submitted.

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Published February 20, 2000

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