November 2018 Cheat Sheet

Here are my current recommendations in ballot order.

For more details, read my full posts on propositions and on candidates.

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November 2018: Candidates

Here are my current thoughts on candidates on the November 2018 ballot in Berkeley, in ballot order.

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November 2018: Propositions

Here are my current thoughts on the propositions on the November 2018 ballot.

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June 2018 Cheat Sheet

Here are my current recommendations in ballot order.

For more details, read my full posts on propositions and on candidates.

On the whole, I’ve found fewer candidates to be excited about than in past years, and lots of races where I’m finding it hard to come to a decision. I’d love to hear feedback from friends in the next week before the election!

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June 2018: Candidates

Here are my current thoughts on candidates on the November 2016 ballot in Berkeley, in ballot order.

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June 2018: Propositions

Here are my current thoughts on the propositions on the June 2016 ballot. (Spoiler alert: yes on everything except 70.)

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November 2016 Cheat Sheet

Here are my current recommendations in ballot order.

For more details, read my full posts on local propositions (Berkeley, East Bay regional, and BART), on state-wide propositions and on candidates.

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Pictures from an election

We’ll see how today’s election goes. I’ll be making calls all day.

In the meantime, a few pictures:

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November 2016: Candidates

Here are my current thoughts on candidates on the November 2016 ballot in Berkeley, in ballot order.

You can also read my thoughts on state-wide and local propositions, or see a cheat sheet summary.

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November 2016: California Propositions

Here are my current thoughts on the statewide propositions on the November 2016 ballot.

You can also read my thoughts on local propositions (Berkeley, East Bay regional, and BART) and on candidates, or see a cheat sheet summary.

Yes on 51?

Bonds for school construction. In general I am in favor of higher taxes to spend more on schools, and bonds are a good alternative to taxes for construction costs. Both state parties support this. Opposition is mostly the hard-line anti-taxers… and also Jerry Brown, whose opinions I usually respect but don’t always agree with. It is a shame that any of this goes to charter schools. But on the whole this seems worthwhile. Looking at the “general fund debt-service ratio” shows that this would not increase the amount we spend on debt service by an enormous amount.

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