CALL TO ACTION and HOW YOU CAN HELP: Regarding voter-rejected Measure O (Community Region Line boundaries) in November 2014, this coming Tuesday (2/24/15) at 3:30 PM, the new Board of Supervisors must decide whether to ignore the election results and adopt the ROI to initiate the Measure O map amendments, or whether to respect the will of the voters and say “NO” to the small but vocal group of residents.
Despite the clear voter mandate, on December 9, 2014, Supervisor Shiva Frentzen and outgoing Supervisors Briggs and Santiago voted to direct staff to bring back a “Resolution of Intent” (ROI) to initiate a General Plan amendment to adopt the very Measure O maps rejected by the voters. In doing so, they gave in to a small but vocal group of Measure O supporters, but failed to consider more than 39,000 people who voted “NO on Measure O”.
It’s important to note that Supervisors Michael Ranalli and Sue Novasel did not take office until January, and therefore did not participate in the December 9th vote. They will be considering this issue for the first time. Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, to his credit, voted against the Board’s motion to bring back the ROI. Supervisor Mikulaco abstained from voting.
Here’s how you can help:
1. Attend the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 3:30 PM. Tell the Board that they should honor the decision of more than 39,000 voters (nearly 67%) and reject the ROI and Measure O maps.
2. Send a letter or email to your member of the Board of Supervisors. Email addresses are as follows:
Supervisor Mikulaco: email@example.com
Supervisor Frentzen firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisor Veerkamp: email@example.com
Supervisor Ranalli: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisor Novasel: email@example.com
Clerk of the Board firstname.lastname@example.org
3. SHARE this notice and forward to friends, family, and other groups or organizations to which you belong. Urge them to make their voices heard as well. Thank you!