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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government and influencing public policy through education and advocacy.
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Upcoming Events

Monday November 17, 6:30pm - 8:45pm Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Questions... and Answers at the San Diego County Office of Education 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, Room 401 Click here for Flyer

Thursdays at 11:30 am at Tom Ham's Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Island Dr.

  • February 19 ~ "The Rising Costs of Higher Education"
  • April 16 ~ "Schools and Infrastructure Issues"

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Information on November 2014 Election under 'Elections' section
Political Party Statement of Purpose from Calif Primary Election June 3, 2014
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League of Women Voters-San Diego current issues of interest:

  • City Budget: The League is working with the Community Budget Alliance to increase citizens' knowledge and involvement in the San Diego City Budget. The LWVSD developed a Powerpoint presentation to share our involvement with the other League members and encourage their participation
  • Water: Water at local, county and state levels; where is comes from how it is used and what is in the future. The League's Powerpoint presentation shared statistics and visuals to help understand the issue better.
  • Health Care: The law contains a number of provisions that are changing the rules of health care for consumers LWVUS on the decision
  • Redevelopment: Where do we now get funds for affordable housing?
  • Embarcadero: Keeping the Embarcadero a place for citizens and tourists to enjoy our harbor views
  • Human Trafficking: Do our students know how to keep safe from the predators who are seducing our young women into a nightmare life?
  • Privatization of City services: What oversight is being built into the proposals to privatize our city services? What services will we be giving up in exchange for possible savings? What proof is there that there will be savings? Will the contracts be competitive and is there a way to go back to public control if these contracts are a "bad deal" for our citizens?
  • Early Childhood Education: A coalition of agencies serving preschoolers is headed by the LWVSD and working to improve services and funding for quality education at the preschool level.
  • Quail Brush Genco: An electric generating peaker plant with eleven 100 feet high stacks is being proposed to be built near Sycamore Landfill and on the edge of Mission Trails Regional Park. Rezoning of land is being discussed again at the Planning Commission; the League was there to testify against it. The City Council did not approve this proposal which goes onto state review.
    On March 22, 2013, the PUC unanimously rejected the construction of a power plant near Mission Trails Regional Park after listening for two hours to many environmental groups in opposition, including the League of Women Voters of San Diego County. They said that San Diego needs to develop more renewable energy locally. It also would have been very costly to the ratepayers.

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