Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - October 29, 2010

Pleasanton Weekly endorsements

11th Congressional District – Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton)

10th State Senate District – Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro)

15th State Assembly District – Abram Wilson (R-San Ramon)

18th State Assembly District – Mary Hayashi (D-Castro Valley)

20th State Assembly District – No endorsement

Pleasanton Mayor – Jennifer Hosterman

Pleasanton City Council (2 seats available) – Cheryl Cook-Kallio, Jerry Thorne

Pleasanton School Board (2 seats available) – Jeff Bowser, Joan Laursen

State Propositions:

Proposition 19, formally known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, would allow people 21 or older to "possess, cultivate or transport" marijuana. Vote No.

Prop. 20, would remove the state Legislature from the process of drawing up Congressional districts and place the responsibility with the Citizens Redistricting Commission. Vote Yes.

Proposition 21, would place $18 annual surcharge on all vehicles registered after Jan. 1 for State Parks and Wildlife Conservation Trust Fund. Vote No.

Proposition 22, would stop state from borrowing or redirecting funds from cities, counties and special districts in order to shore up holes in California's general fund. Vote Yes.

Proposition 23, would suspend "global warming solution" law until statewide unemployment rate drops to 5.5% or less for four consecutive quarters. Vote Yes.

Proposition 24, seeks to repeal recently passed legislation that would allow businesses to lower their liability tax. Vote No.

Proposition 25, would reduce the two-thirds threshold required in both the Assembly and state Senate to pass a budget, to a simple majority vote. Vote No.

Proposition 26 would require that certain state and local fees be approved by a two-thirds vote of the responsible governing body. Vote Yes.

Prop. 27 seeks to dissolve the Citizens Redistricting Commission and place the responsibility of drawing districts for both state and national office back into the hands of the Legislature. Vote No.

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