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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

 
     

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Soquel Union Elementary School District Measure Q

If passed this measure allows the district to issue $15 million in bonds to renovate every school in the district.

Pro: Supporters say that deteriorating classrooms - many built before 1965 - need to be repaired or replaced before they create serious safety hazards. They say the measure would repair classrooms; renovate restrooms for handicap access; provide better classroom computer access; replace inadequate heating and ventilation systems and upgrade 35-year-old electrical systems for modern technology.

Who's for it? Beverly Bargetto, president of Bargetto Winery; Kathleen Crocetti, president of Soquel Education Association and teacher at Main Street Elementary; Carolyn Mecozzi, parent volunteer at New Brighton Middle School; Rod Sanford, Rod Sanford's Traditional Karate; Charles P. Thomas III, business and property owner in Capitola.

Con: Opponents say this measure shows no proven need for upgrades and growth. Opponents say the costs of improvements are not specified. They ask why haven't student restrooms been renovated long before now to provide for handicap access, as required by law. They say bond measures only encourage irresponsible pork-barrel spending and won't force elected officials to be fiscally responsible.

Who's against it? Carolyn M. Busenhart, chairwoman of ''Stop-Em'' Committee Against Measure Q; Vernon C. Bohr Jr., chairman of ''Stop-Em'' No New Taxes.

Zayante Fire Protection District Measure R

If passed this measure would change the district's appropriations limit and provide continued funding for fire protection and service for district residents.

Pro: Supporters say the Zayante Fire Protection District has always operated with care and concern for financial responsibility. They say passing this measure will replace a 1967 fire truck with mechanical problems and continue improvements in safety and service at the current spending level.

Who's for it? Kenneth Boynton, Friends of Zayante Fire Committee; Martin A. Fox, Friends of Zayante Fire Committee.

Con: No argument against Measure R was submitted.

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Published February 20, 2000

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