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.