Welcome to Monitor Notes, a weekly roundup of news items, event announcements, and updates on past Bay Area Monitor articles.
Greenbelt Alliance Voter Guide
Greenbelt Alliance has assessed ballots throughout the Bay Area and has identified 20 measures that will have significant impacts on our environment and communities. As a result, the local nonprofit organization that works at the intersection of open space protection and equitable, climate-smart development has a Voter Guide for the November 8th election. This guide includes recommendations for voters around the region on important environmental and housing measures that will create thriving, resilient communities better prepared for climate change.
SPUR Voter Guide
SPUR has also released a voter guide for all measures in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and the California general election. The goal of these guides is to provide objective analysis of ballot measures to better inform voters. Each recommendation was voted on by a subcommittee of SPUR board.
Explore the interactive guide here.
Bike Out the Vote
Saturday, October 22nd, 11am
On Saturday, October 22, members of the League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, and Emeryville will take off on their second Bike Out the Vote! bicycle caravan. Attendees, including both cyclists and walkers, will gather at Albany Memorial Park on Portland behind Albany High at 10:30am. Signs and other voting swag will be distributed before the ride.
The “bikavan” will leave the Park at 11am and proceed down a predetermined route (more route info here) until concluding the ride at Doyle Hollis park around noon.
To join, or ask questions, email Margo Schueler at [email protected].
The Voter’s Edge California voter guide provides in-depth information about what’s on your ballot. Enter your address to get a personalized list of candidates and ballot measures, including biographies, top priorities, who supports each candidate, and more. The voter guide includes descriptions of each California ballot measure and who is spending money for and against each measure.
Check it out here.
League Voting Resources
The Bay Area League of Women Voters has a webpage that provides links to each local league, from there, you can find your local league, many of whom have provided information on how, when, and where to cast your ballot tomorrow, if you haven’t already. For example, information from the Leagues of San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose/Santa Clara, Marin, can all be found from this page.
Don’t forget to vote!
Monitor Notes is produced by Michael Adamson. To receive it by email, scroll to the bottom of this page, enter your email address in the box under “RECEIVE EMAIL UPDATES,” and click the red “SIGN UP” button.