Media Center posts Palo Alto election videos


The Midpeninsula Community Media Center has posted videos of proponents and opponents of Palo Alto measures D and E discussing their views on its website and is also broadcasting the programs on local cable TV channels.

Palo Alto voters will begin to receive mail-in ballots for the Nov. 8 election this week.

Measure D would eliminate Palo Alto's use of binding-arbitration panels to settle disputes between the City and its public-safety unions. City Councilman Pat Burt argues for Measure D, while former state Assemblywoman Sally Lieber argues against it.

Measure E proposes that a portion of currently dedicated park land (Byxbee Park in the Baylands) would be un-dedicated for the potential purpose of building a composting facility for food waste and yard cuttings.

Former Mayor Peter Drekmeier faces off with former council member Emily Renzel in a 20-minute "mini-debate" video on Measure E.

Both measures will be debated live Tuesday (Oct. 11) in the Palo Alto City Council chambers beginning at 7 p.m. Those debates, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto, will also be broadcast and available online afterward on the Media Center and web sites.

The Media Center has also produced videos covering four local races and a bond measure in San Mateo County, including the East Palo Alto Sanitary District Board and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board.

The Midpeninsula Community Media Center operates five local cable TV channels and publishes media online. All of the television playback times and the Internet links for those who prefer to watch on demand can be found on the Media Center web site at or in a link on the center's home page.

They are also linked on the popular voter resource,, coordinated by the League of Women Voters.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff

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