Election Information The Action Committee will organize the writing of Pros and Cons for any local measures placed on the November 2018 ballot and analyze the measures to see whether the LWVA will take a position on them. For those where we take a position the Committee will write statements describing the measure and our position.
Money in Politics – Campaign Finance in Alameda In 2015/16 Leagues throughout the country studied Money in Politics and a new national position was developed to support reform. http://forum.lwv.org/member---resources/article/lwvus--- position---money---politics. Following the success of the public forum on financing local elections in early 2018, the Action Committee will review the current position, recent state legislation and discuss possible activities to support changes in Alameda. We will extract data from the City’s new campaign disclosure reports to develop charts and graphs to educate the voters on financing local elections.
Good Government 1. District vs At Large Elections The Committee will collect and analyze data from other local communities that have implemented district elections in contrast to at-large elections in order to present a forum in 2019. 2. Open Government Commission The Alameda City Council passed a Sunshine Ordinance and established an Open Government Commission in 2011. The Action Committee will continue to monitor activities of the local government bodies to ensure that they comply with the Ordinance and good government practices.
Monitoring Local Measures from 2018 Election In the New Year the Action Committee will analyze the local measures that were approved by voters and discuss whether there is any role for the League in monitoring them to ensure that they comply with the Ordinance and good government practices.
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