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San Ramon Valley primary election 2020 voter's guide

Original post made on Feb 12, 2020

The 2020 primary election is upon us, with Contra Costa County election officials sending out vote-by-mail ballots starting last week to mark the start of early voting ahead of Election Day on March 3.

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Comments (19)

Posted by Sarah
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 12, 2020 at 7:47 am

VOTE NO on Prop. 13 and Measure J!!

Posted by Luz Gomez
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 12, 2020 at 11:18 am

I have found Voters Edge to be a fantastic tool to compare candidates and measures, including endorsements and sources of campaign contributions: Web Link

Posted by Yohan
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Feb 12, 2020 at 7:23 pm

My dear friend, a GREAT father, great guy and excellent attorney!!

Pezhman Pakneshan for Judge!!

Web Link

Posted by What!
a resident of Danville
on Feb 13, 2020 at 7:11 am

Vote solid RED!

Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 13, 2020 at 7:27 pm

100% certain, vote no on Prop 13 & Measure J.

Do not vote for more debt & higher taxes. It is time to send a clear message. We are mad as heck & we won't take it anymore.

No, No, No, to higher taxes & more debt (that WE property owners) have to pay for.

Posted by Dave
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 16, 2020 at 2:28 pm

Measure J has historically returned $3 for every $1 our county invests. That $3 was our tax dollars to begin with and we are getting it back to solve these congestion problems. If you don't think the 4th bore of the Caldecott tunnel made a difference in your travel time you have forgotten the unforgettable. How about the widening of Highway 4 and the 680/24 interchange. Our TRAFFIX program made a difference in San Ramon on the first day of school. Measure J sends money to our (CMA)Congestion Management Agency which is CCTA. They compete with 20 other CMAs who have passed their own sales tax. No J, no return of our tax dollars. You should be more concerned with our future if we don't pass J. The Republican Party is wrong on this one and I am a Republican. We lose if J fails.

Posted by American
a resident of Danville
on Feb 16, 2020 at 3:18 pm

"Dave"- we are already paying record high state taxes in California, which is suppose to pay for, things like roads and bridges. Instead, our liberal politicians waste our income on things like paying for attorneys to represent illegal aliens hiding in Sanctuary Cities. Enough is enough. They need to learn to live within their budgets, like us taxpayers. Do not reward them by voting for additional ways for them to tax us. Not one more cent, period, and vote no on all their tax schemes!

Posted by Kjgamble
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 20, 2020 at 10:13 am

American says it all. I second all of his/her comments. I wish people would stop hiding behind fake screen names though. Stand behind your position proudly. It’s the only way to open up real dialogue.

Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 20, 2020 at 4:27 pm

Kjgamble:"I wish people would stop hiding behind fake screen names though."

Wonder what S.R. council member Dave Hudson thinks about measure J??--- strangely enough I think my ears are burning. We on the West side on S.R. almost got badly shafted by the HOV ramps proposal, which was hidden in the huge tax measure. Also, we users of I 680 are getting shafted, ripped off every day by the Toll Lanes on 680. Our tax dollars already paid for I680, now we are being double taxed by being forced to pay a toll. Wish Hudson would quit foisting this taxation garbage on us!!!

Posted by en zyme
a resident of Danville
on Feb 23, 2020 at 9:04 pm

Julie Mobley does indeed have a website.

Posted by en zyme
a resident of Danville
on Feb 23, 2020 at 9:18 pm

District 7 candidate Republican Julie Mobley does indeed have website. julieforsenate dot com. with photo and a bio.

"I have lived in the East Bay for over 20 years and deeply love the Bay Area and the great state of California. I feel my experiences as an engineer and R&D manager, as well as a Mom and community volunteer, have given me a unique perspective and prepared me in many ways to take on some of our state’s biggest challenges. I believe with vision, strategic planning and technology, we can effectively address many of our current problems".

Her philosophy is: "The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives."

A chemical engineer, project manager, mom, committed to community.

Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 24, 2020 at 12:32 pm

Before making up my mind on measure J I wanted to understand the arguments for and against. I know more taxes are not popular in general. On the other hand, they are an investment in our future. I found these "for" arguments compelling: Web Link

Posted by John2020
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 24, 2020 at 7:18 pm

Very disappointed seeing the Mayor and vice Mayor supporting even more taxes on our back.
Is there an end to politicians asking for more and more taxes. Everyday More middle class families are unable to afford cost of living in the bay area. Businesses moving to other states.
We just paid 10 more cents in gas tax and less than a year we are being asked to pay more to the corrupt politicians. What happened to the gas tax that was supposed to pay for roads? Of course they promise to fix the roads and this is just a temporary tax. But have we ever seen taxes go away.
Maybe there is a need to pause the rapid congestion housing that has gripped the area.
If Sunset development wants to build more congested lower income housing maybe they need to pay for the infrastructure not San Ramon citizens to pay.

Posted by Judge Fenstermacher!
a resident of Danville
on Feb 25, 2020 at 4:38 pm

There is no question on judge - Judge Fenstermacher deserves to be reelected. She does an amazing job and handles an incredibly heavy calendar in the probate department. She is smart, hard working, and committed to the county (she was born and raised in Contra Costa, and used to practice in family, probate, and civil work before being appointed to the bench). We are so fortunate to have judges of her quality in Contra Costa.

The guy running against her in no way is a "civil rights" attorney. He is a DUI attorney. His website's hallmark is flashing sirens.

Posted by Dolores
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Voter's Edge is a comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide to the election. Here's the link:Web Link

Posted by Dolores
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 26, 2020 at 3:02 pm

Voter's Edge is a comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide to the election. Here's the link:Web Link

Posted by Sandra
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Mar 2, 2020 at 9:03 am

Pezhman Pakneshan is the best person for judge. We already voted for him by mail, and we tell others to do the same. His website Web Link has so much info.

Posted by Ann
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Mar 3, 2020 at 1:35 am

I live/work in Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek but often see clients in Danville and surrounding areas on weekdays.
It was surprising to see the amount of landscape/cleaning/construction vehicles up and down the streets of Danville each and every time I pass through.
Great! You have a need for services and are providing employment for thousands of people. They are willing to do the work for the amount you are paying. Commendable.
You worked hard and bought in to a community with a certain look and lifestyle. Good for you. Enjoy.
It occurs to me that these people work in your community, and add greatly to the horrendous commute on 680.
Yet, whenever reasonable “affordable” housing is proposed in Danville, there is often a big fight to keep it out.

Posted by Mike2020
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 3, 2020 at 11:20 am

Please vote no on measure J
All you have to see is the support for approval of this measure by BIG MONEY developer owner of Bishop Ranch and their servant politicians.
We jut paid an extra 10 cents in gas tax that was supposed to go to fixing roads and in less than a year the Big Developer and corrupt politicians are back for more of our hard earned money.
Please consider who is paying for all the signs around town to support more tax increase on our backs. Hope you remember it in the next elections.
With the economy in jeopardy and Corona virus uncertainty this is NOT the time for more taxes.

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