Monday, April 27, 2009

Special Election on the California Budget

Yes, you are being asked to weigh in on how to solve California's budget problems in a special election on May 19. Less revenue for the state means either finding ways to raise revenues or cutting services. There are six measures for your consideration.

Easy Voter Guides are available at both the Central Park and Mission libraries, the Community Recreation Center, the Senior Center and the City Clerk's office with easy to understand information on what your vote will mean. Come in and pick one up if printed resources work better for you. The League of Women Voters of California provides objective explanations and its recommendations on the six ballot measures.

Read what the nonpartisan California Budget Project has to say. This group works to improve public policies that affect low- and middle-income Californians through independent research, budget and policy analysis, and public education. They also have information on their Budget Bites blog.

Still need more budget information? Look at the Dept. of Finance's web site.

There is also up-to-date election information at the California Secretary of State's web site. Information about where you go to vote and how to register is available at Smart

Help California solve its financial problems, become informed and vote!

posted by mb