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, 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
Yes on S for savings in Palo Alto elections
Published Oct. 15, www.paloaltoonline.com
Measure R deserves overwhelming defeat
Published Oct. 15, www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13755
14th Congressional District: Anna Eshoo
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.)