Additional state office and Congressional recommendations are included.
Yes on Measure A
Santa Clara County's 'Healthy Kids' measure will quietly help children stay healthy. Published Oct. 8, www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13712
YES on Measure E
Foothill-De Anza parcel tax needed to replace lost funds
Published Oct. 1, www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13673 .
No on Measure R
Firefighters union proposal deserves overwhelming defeat. Published Oct. 15, www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13755 .
Yes on Measure S
Switch to even-year Palo Alto elections for savings, larger turnouts. Published Oct. 15, www.paloaltoonline.com.
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 .
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, which could be forever.
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.
State, national offices
California Assembly, District 21: Rich Gordon
Published Oct. 8, www.paloaltoonline.com.
14th Congressional District: Anna Eshoo
Governor: Jerry Brown
U.S. Senator: Barbara Boxer