Seeking forum help |

Seeking forum help

Dear Editor:

Don’t go into the voting booth feeling ill-prepared on local issues ” the matters which most effect our everyday lives. Many of us guess or just skip the local issue questions when staring at that ballot on election day. Commit to change that this year!

Join other locals in a lively, diverse and balanced forum designed to share high-level information on local issues to give you confidence in your vote, or introduce you to expert resources for more information. Attend the Community Issues Forum on Oct. 22, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Paepcke Auditorium. All voters are encouraged to participate in the forum.

Community leaders will give three-minute talks on each ballot measure. There will be a pro and con speaker for each ballot measure for the city, county, RFTA and the schools. The BOCC candidates will weigh in on interesting topics and answer your questions.

We are committed to finding pro and con speakers on all issues, and need a little help. We have not yet confirmed speakers for the following positions, and are seeking for volunteers for a three-minute talk:

1. 236 density position on Burlingame

2. AGAINST the land exchange 1C.

3. AGAINST the Housing/Day Care Tax extension. 2E

4. AGAINST the School Tax measures 3A/B

If you are interested in representing one of these positions, please contact me at 429-7535.

We have a powerful line up of local leaders speaking and answering your questions. Bruce Anderson, Patti Clapper, Don Davidson, Jack Hatfield, Ward Hauenstein, Andrew Kole, Laura Kornasiewicz, Dee Malone, Mike Maple, Paul Menter, George Newman, Kevin Patrick, Rachel Richards, Dan Richardson, Shellie Roy, Katherine Sand and Tim Semrau are scheduled speakers. Subject matter expert executives Shirley Ritter, Dan Blankenship and Diana Sirko will also be on hand to answer questions. Menter will be the moderator. We greatly appreciate these leaders’ dedication to our community, and to our education on these issues.

Balanced voter information and community dialogue are the goals of the forum. We hope you will be part of it. For questions, write

Marilyn Marks


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