September 2012

The League of Women Voters of South San Mateo has scheduled a series of candidate forums and information meetings discussing the pros and cons about ballot measures in the November 6 general election.  All are free public meetings.

These forums are an excellent opportunity to meet the candidates and become familiar with the issues in the upcoming election. Written questions will be accepted from the audience.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

Co-sponsor: LWV North/Central San Mateo County

Subject:  This forum is an opportunity for the public to hear and question the candidates running for these positions.

Date/Time:  Thurs, 10/4, 7:00 – 8:00pm

Location: San Mateo Library, 55 W. 3rd Ave., San Mateo

More Info / Transportation Help: Ellen Hope, ellenjhope@aol.com, (650) 839-8647

 

Atherton City Council

Co-sponsor: Atherton Civic Interest League (ACIL)

Subject:  This forum is an opportunity for the public to hear and question the candidates for Atherton City Council.

Date/Time:  Tues, 10/9, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Location: Jennings Pavilion in Holbrook-Palmer Park, Atherton

More Info / Transportation Help: Ellen Hope, ellenjhope@aol.com, (650) 839-8647

 

Menlo Park City Council

Subject:  This forum is an opportunity for the public to hear and question the candidates for Menlo Park City Council.

Date/Time:  Thurs, 10/11, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Location: Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel Street at Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park

More Info / Transportation Help: Ellen Hope, ellenjhope@aol.com, (650) 839-8647

 

State Senate, District 13 and Assembly District 24

Subject:  This forum is an opportunity for the public to hear and question the candidates.

Date/Time:  Wed, 10/17, 7:00 – 9:30pm

Location: Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel Street at Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park

More Info / Transportation Help: Ellen Hope, ellenjhope@aol.com, (650) 839-8647

 

 

 

PROS AND CONS 

League members will discuss the pros and cons of the State ballot measures in this November election.

 

Date/Time:  Sat, 10/6, 11:00am

Co-sponsor: Menlo Park Public Library

Subject: California’s propositions are often notoriously confusing. Come hear a straightforward, unbiased presentation by League members.

Location: Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park

More Info / Transportation Help: Ellen Hope, ellenjhope@aol.com, (650) 839-8647

 

Date/Time:  Wed, 10/17, 7:00pm

Subject: California’s propositions are often notoriously confusing. Come hear a straightforward, unbiased presentation by League members.

Location: The Sequoias, 501 Portola Road, Portola Valley

More Info / Transportation Help: Ellen Hope, ellenjhope@aol.com, (650) 839-8647

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