'Propositions' forum Friday 2 p.m.; videos online

League of Women Voters to hold public pros-and-cons meeting this week; Midpeninsula Community Media Center videos posted online

The second of two free, public "Pros & Cons" meetings covering the state propositions and local measures on the Nov. 2 ballot will be held in Palo Alto Friday (Oct. 15).

Meanwhile, videos of candidate forums and other election discussions have been posted online by the Midpeninsula Community Media Center.

The Friday forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto, will cover California propositions 19, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27, county measures A, B and E, and Palo Alto measures R and S. Both sides of each issue will be discussed.

The Friday forum will be held at 2 p.m. at Avenidas senior center, 450 Bryant St., in downtown Palo Alto.

A printed League of Women Voters Guide covering the issues will be distributed.

In addition to the live presentations, candidate forums for local races, local ballot measure debates, and state proposition arguments are all featured in video clips available on the Midpeninsula Community Media Center website. The "Elections Page" has links to all the video clips as well as upcoming broadcast times on Channel 27.

The candidate forums cover Midpeninsula races for Menlo Park and Atherton City Councils, San Mateo County supervisor (District 3), Sequoia Healthcare District, Las Lomitas and Menlo Park Elementary School Boards, and Santa Clara Valley Water District.

Ballot measure video arguments cover races in Menlo Park and Palo Alto where a large scale development proposal, city employee pension limits, firefighter staffing decisions, and election-year scheduling will be decided by voters. There are also two Santa Clara County measures and one in San Mateo County that have been recorded.

The League of Women Voters and the Media Center coordinated and produced the various events. \

"The videos enable voters to judge how the candidates conduct themselves in addition to the answers they give," Elliot Margolies, the Media Center's election-programming coordinator, said of the presentations.

-- Palo Alto Weekly staff


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