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February 17, 2004 > State of California Propositions:

State of California Propositions:

Proposition 55. Kindergarten -University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2004 -- State of California (Bond Act Put on the Ballot by the Legislature - Majority Approval Required)
Should the state sell twelve billion three hundred million dollars ($12,300,000,000) in general obligation bonds for construction and renovation of K-12 school facilities and higher education facilities?
Proposition 56. State Budget, Related Taxes, Reserve, Voting Requirements, Penalties -- State of California (Constitutional Amendment and Statute, put on the Ballot by Petition Signatures - Majority Approval Required)
Should the State Constitution and certain statutes be amended to allow the state legislature to pass the state budget and budget-related tax and appropriation bills with a 55 percent vote, and to make other changes to the budget process?
Proposition 57. The Economic Recovery Bond Act -- State of California (Bond Act, put on the Ballot by the Legislature - Majority Approval Required)
Should the state of California borrow 15 billion dollars ($15,000,000,000) through the sale of bonds to provide financing for California's budget deficit?
Proposition 58. The California Balanced Budget Act -- State of California (Legislative Constitutional Amendment - Majority Approval Required)
Should the state Constitution be amended to require that the state adopt a balanced budget and provide for mid-year adjustments if the budget falls out of balance? Should the Constitution also include state budget reserve requirements and limits on future borrowing to finance budget deficits?

Measures

Measure 2. Regional Traffic Relief Plan -- County of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Solano (Regional Measure - Majority Vote)
Shall voters authorize a Regional Traffic Relief Plan that does the following:


  1. Directs revenues generated through the collection of bridge tolls to provide the following projects:

    1. Expand and extend BART.
    2. New transbay commuter rail crossing south of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
    3. Comprehensive Regional Express bus network.
    4. New expanded ferry service.

  2. Better connections between BART, buses, ferries, and rail.

  3. Approves a one dollar ($1) toll increase effective July 1, 2004, on all toll bridges in the bay area, except the Golden Gate Bridge?


Measure A. Medical Sales Tax -- Alameda County (2/3rds Approval Required)
To provide and maintain trauma and emergency medical services throughout Alameda County and to provide primary, preventative and mental health services to indigent, low income and uninsured children, families and seniors, to retain qualified nurses and health care professionals and to prevent closure of county clinics and the Alameda County Medical Center, shall Alameda County implement a half-cent transaction and use tax, with an annual fiscal oversight and review?
Measure B. Bonds -- Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
To prepare students for jobs/four-year colleges, improve safety, accommodate increasing enrollment at Chabot and Las Positas Colleges by: repairing leaky roofs; upgrading fire safety, campus security, plumbing/ventilation systems and electrical wiring for computer technology; removing asbestos; upgrading nursing/paramedics/job training classrooms; repairing, constructing, acquiring, equipping classrooms, labs, sites and facilities; shall Chabot-Las Positas Community College District issue $498,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with guaranteed annual audits, citizen oversight, and no money for administrators' salaries?
Measure C. Bonds -- Alameda Unified School District
To renovate aging neighborhood schools, improve student safety conditions, relieve classroom overcrowding, construct, equip, upgrade classrooms, facilities and sites, and qualify for over $17 million in State matching funds, shall the Alameda City Unified School District issue $63 million of bonds at legal rates, with annual audits and citizen oversight, with no proceeds going to the State and all funds remaining in Alameda to benefit neighborhood schools without increasing existing tax rates?
Measure K. Public Safety Services Tax Continuation -- City of Union City (2/3 Approval Required)
Shall a Public Safety Services Tax, to "expire" in five years, be approved to fund continued police and fire protection services in Union City?


Council Member; City of Haywardrace/22/ (4 Elected)

  • Robert Lopez
  • Edward W. Bogue
  • Gary R. Craig
  • Bill Ward
  • Olden Henson
  • Barbara Halliday
  • Francisco Abrantes
  • Barbara Heringer-Swarr
  • L. Jason Moreno
  • Bill Quirk
  • Francisco Zermeno
  • Joseph Hilson
  • Cora Marie Baker

County
Supervisor; County of Alameda; Supervisorial District 1race/01/

  • Scott Patrick Haggerty
    Supervisor; County of Alameda; Supervisorial District 4race/02/
  • Nate Miley
    Supervisor; County of Alameda; Supervisorial District 5race/03/
  • Keith Carson
    School
    Member; Alameda County Board of Education; Trustee Area 2race/07/
  • Gay Plair Cobb
  • Wandra J. Boyd
    Member; Alameda County Board of Education; Trustee Area 3race/08/
  • Enrique E. Palacios
  • Dennis K. Chaconas
    Member; Alameda County Board of Education; Trustee Area 5race/09/
  • Ernest A. Avellar
  • Fred Sims
    Member; Alameda County Board of Education; Trustee Area 6race/10/
  • Gail Jones
  • Vibert Greene
  • Eileen G. McDonald


State Assembly
District 14 is also running - this area is in Oakland.
Member of the State Assembly; District 15; Democratic Party../state/race/caasm15d/

  • Elaine D. Shaw, Democratic
    Member of the State Assembly; District 15; Republican Party../state/race/caasm15r/
  • Guy S. Houston, Republican
    Member of the State Assembly; District 16; Democratic Party../state/race/caasm16d/
  • Wilma Chan, Democratic
    Member of the State Assembly; District 16; Republican Party../state/race/caasm16r/
  • Jerald Udinsky, Republican
    Member of the State Assembly; District 18; Democratic Party../state/race/caasm18d/
  • Johan Klehs, Democratic
    Member of the State Assembly; District 18; Libertarian Party../state/race/caasm18l/
  • Ronald J. Colfer, Libertarian
    Member of the State Assembly; District 20; Democratic Party../state/race/caasm20d/
  • Dennis Hayashi, Democratic
  • Henry C. Manayan, Democratic
  • Alberto Torrico, Democratic
  • Tom Pico, Democratic
  • Ash Bhatt, Democratic
    Member of the State Assembly; District 20; Republican Party../state/race/caasm20r/
  • Cliff Williams, Republican


US House
United States Representative; District 13; Democratic Party../state/race/usrep13d/

  • Fortney Pete Stark, Democratic
    United States Representative; District 13; Republican Party../state/race/usrep13r/
  • George I. Bruno, Republican
    United States Representative; District 13; Libertarian Party../state/race/usrep13l/
  • Mark W. Stroberg, Libertarian


US Senate
United States Senator; Democratic Party../state/race/ussend/

  • Barbara Boxer, Democratic
    United States Senator; Republican Party../state/race/ussenr/
  • Rosario Marin, Republican
  • Toni Casey, Republican
  • Danney Ball, Republican
  • Bill Jones, Republican
  • Bill Quraishi, Republican
  • James Stewart, Republican
  • Tim Stoen, Republican
  • John M. Van Zandt, Republican
  • Howard Kaloogian, Republican
  • Barry L. Hatch, Republican
    United States Senator; American Independent Party../state/race/ussena/
  • Don J. Grundmann, American Independent
    United States Senator; Libertarian Party../state/race/ussenl/
  • James P. "Jim" Gray, Libertarian
  • Gail K. Lightfoot, Libertarian
    United States Senator; Peace and Freedom Party../state/race/ussenp/
  • Marsha Feinland, Peace and Freedom



President
President of the United States; Democratic Party../state/race/presd/
  • Wesley Clark, Democratic
  • Dennis J. Kucinich, Democratic
  • Howard Dean, Democratic
  • Al Sharpton, Democratic
  • John F. Kerry, Democratic
  • Joe Lieberman, Democratic (Withdrawn)
  • Lyndon Larouche, Democratic
  • Carol Moseley Braun, Democratic (Withdrawn)
  • John Edwards, Democratic
  • Dick Gephardt, Democratic (Withdrawn)
    President of the United States; Republican Party../state/race/presr/
  • George W. Bush, Republican
    President of the United States; American Independent Party../state/race/presa/
  • Michael A. Peroutka, American Independent
    President of the United States; Green Party../state/race/presg/
  • Lorna Salzman, Green
  • Kent Mesplay, Green
  • David Cobb, Green
  • Peter Miguel Camejo, Green
    President of the United States; Libertarian Party../state/race/presl/
  • Michael Badnarik, Libertarian
  • Aaron Russo, Libertarian
  • Gary Nolan, Libertarian
    President of the United States; Peace and Freedom Party../state/race/presp/
  • Leonard Peltier, Peace and Freedom
  • Walter F. "Walt" Brown, Peace and Freedom
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal, Peace and Freedom
 
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