Community Notebook: Meetings to look at 'Pros and Cons' of ballot measures

League of Women Voters of Palo Alto to host series of public meetings to discuss three issues on June 7 ballot

The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto will host a series of "Pros and Cons" public meetings to discuss three measures on the June 7 ballot during the month of May, starting Monday, May 16.

The event will allow community members to give arguments for and against measures on the ballot, including:

Proposition 50 which would amend the state constitution to authorize suspension of a state legislator with or without salary and benefits by a two-thirds vote of the members of the particular legislative house.

Measure A which proposes a renewal of the Santa Clara County Park Charter funding to continue acquiring, improving and maintaining county parks without increasing taxes.

Measure AA which is a proposal by the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority to assess a $12 annual parcel tax for 20 years to generate funds for the restoration, enhancement and protection against flooding.

Speakers will also be present to provide information on how the primary process works in California.

The schedule of meetings:

• May 16, Monday, 2 p.m., Avenidas, at 450 Bryant S.t, Garden Room

• May 17, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Channing House, at 850 Webster St.

• May 21, Saturday, 2 p.m., Downtown Library, at 270 Forest Ave.

• May 24, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Mitchell Park Library, at 3700 Middlefield Road, Midtown Room

The series is part of the league's non-partisan Voter Education Service.


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