By Robert Haugh
The Mission City has one item on tomorrow’s ballot – Measure A – which would create two districts in Santa Clara and introduce ranked-choice voting as soon as it is the technology is available.
We provided our analysis here.
Please vote Yes on A. It was written by Santa Clarans for Santa Clarans. The opposition is mostly outsiders, some of whom are suing the city for millions of dollars. They think defeating Measure A will help them. That’s a good enough reason to vote against it.
But other more positive reasons include:
- creating a district North of El Camino and one South of El Camino so that we’ll have some geographic balance on our council; and
- reducing the size of council districts to make it less expensive for candidates and opening the door to more Santa Clarans.
A major local race on the ballot is the primary for County Supervisor District 4, which includes the Mission City. The main contenders are Susan Ellenberg, Pierluigi Oliverio, Don Rocha and Jason Baker. Disgraced former Santa Clara Councilman Dominic Caserta is still listed, though he suspended his campaign amidst a flurry of sexual misconduct and harassment allegations.
Other major local races include:
- Santa Clara County Sheriff, and
- the Recall of Judge Aaron Persky.
You can read opinion pieces written for our site by the Yes on Recall by Dr. Sophia Yen, MD, MPH, Rebeca Armendariz and Jennie Richardson and No on Recall by former Santa Clara County District Attorney George Kennedy.
Statewide and County offices are also on the ballot:
- California Governor,
- Lieutenant Governor,
- Secretary of State,
- Attorney General,
- U.S. Congress seats,
- State Assembly seats, and
- U.S. Senatorial seats.
Please vote. You can make a difference.