Palo Alto Weekly

Spectrum - October 22, 2010

Editorial Review: The Weekly recommends:

In recent weeks the Weekly has taken editorial positions on candidates and issues we felt were most important or of interest to Palo Alto area voters. Following is a summary of those recommendations, with references to the archived editorials.

YES on Measure E: Foothill-De Anza parcel tax

Published Oct. 1, www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13673.

County's Measure A will quietly help children

Published Oct. 8, www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13712

Rich Gordon ready for state Assembly

Published Oct. 8, http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13711

A mixed bag of state propositions

A brief recap of leading state propositions, published Oct. 15, www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13757

Yes on S for savings in Palo Alto elections

Published Oct. 15, http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13756

Measure R deserves overwhelming defeat

Published Oct. 15, www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13755

U.S. CONGRESS

14th Congressional District: Anna Eshoo

STATE PROPOSITIONS

Proposition 19: Yes

Legalizes marijuana under California but not federal law.

Proposition 20 and 27: Yes and No

Proposition 20 removes elected representatives from establishment of congressional districts and gives that authority to a bipartisan 14-member redistricting commission. Proposition 27 eliminates 14-member state redistricting commission and returns redistricting authority to elected representatives.

Proposition 21: Yes

Establishes $18 annual vehicle-license fee to help fund state parks and wildlife programs.

Proposition 22: Yes

Prohibits the state from diverting funds intended for transportation, redevelopment or local government projects.

Proposition 23: No, No, No!

Suspends air-pollution-control law AB 32 until unemployment drops to 5.5 percent for a full year.

Proposition 24: Yes

Repeals recent legislation that would allow businesses to lower their tax liability.

Proposition 25: Yes

Changes legislative vote requirement to pass budget and budget-related legislation from two-thirds to a simple majority.

Proposition 26: No

Requires certain state and local regulatory fees be approved by two-thirds vote.

Proposition 27: No

(See write-up above under Proposition 20.)

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