Recommendations for the November 2, 2010 Election
Voter Information: City of Richmond Candidate Statements
Candidates For Mayor
Nat Bates for Mayor Mayor Gayle John Z 2010
Councilmember Nat Bates Mayor Gayle McLaughlin John Ziesenhenne
Recommendation: Mayor Gayle McLaughlin

Candidates for City Council
(Listed in order of preference)
Jovanka Beckles Corky Booze Eduardo Martinez Jim Rogers
1. Jovanka Beckles 2. Corky Booze 3. Eduardo Martinez 4. Jim Rogers
Rhonda Harris Virginia Finlay Ludmyrna Lopez Maria Viramontes
5. Rhonda Harris 6. Virginia Finlay 7. Ludmyrna Lopez 8. Maria Viramontes
Recommendations: Jovanka Beckles and Corky Boozè

Local Measures
Measure M - Parcel Tax for Schools - Vote YES on Measure M!
Measure U - Point Molate Advisory Measure - City of Richmond (Advisory Vote Only)   More information on Point Molate >>  
"Shall the City of Richmond approve a project including a casino at Point Molate provided that this
advisory measure is considered in a manner consistent with all the City's legal obligations?"
Vote NO on the Mega Casino!    Vote NO on Measure U!

State Propositions
Prop 21 will give California vehicles free, year-round day-use admission to the state parks in exchange for a new $18 vehicle registration fee, which will be specifically dedicated to state parks and wildlife conservation. The proposition will establish a stable source of funding for state parks, safe from politically-driven budget cuts, so that we can begin to restore our parks back to their natural beauty. Vote YES on Prop 21!

Prop 23 will indefinitely delay the implementation of the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32, 2006), a landmark policy that put California at the forefront of the effort to battle Global Warming by regulating air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Prop 23 was written and promoted by Texas oil companies Valero and Tesoro. The Dirty Energy Proposition threatens public health by  delaying clean air regulations, hamstringing California's green technology industry, and increasing our dependence on oil. Fight against the influence of big oil on public policy by voting for the environment on Nov. 2. Vote NO on Prop 23!

Prop 24 repeals several corporate tax loopholes and saves education, transportation and health care from deeper cuts. Vote YES on Prop 24!
Prop 26 is business-backed to make it harder to impose fees that would address health, environmental or other societal or economic concerns. Vote YES on Prop 26!

Also see Tom Butt's Recommendations for the November 2 Election >>