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Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, April 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Learning in the 21st Century: Building a Pathway to Student Success. The LWVSD's Education Committee is co-sponsoring the forum and workshop which will be held at the Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress Street , San Diego 92110 in Old Town. The cost is $10 with registration or $20 at the door and includes lunch. A panel will concentrate on the new Common Core Curriculum after workshops on Digital Learning Tools, Keeping Kids Safe in School and Online, Special Education, and the New School Funding Formula and Its Accountability. Co-sponsors include the Ninth District PTA, Up for Ed and Oceanids. You can send a check to Up for Ed, 3990 Old Town Ave., Ste. B210 , San Diego , CA 92110 or go online to http://www.upfored.org/events . Contact Penny Adler, dadler@ucsd.edu
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  • Sunday, April 27th Earth Day We will have a booth in Balboa Park, come by and see us! If you'd like to help out, please contact Jeanne Brown at jhisten.brown@gmail.com
  • Monday, April 28 from 4-6:30 PM Spring, 2014, STEM Education, Economics and Equity (SEEE) Seminar hosted by SDSU's Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE)
    Post-Secondary Online STEM Education: Promise or Problem? Guest Speaker, Dr. Anthony (Eamonn) Kelly, Professor and Researcher, GSE, Educational Psychology, George Mason University. Click here for Flyer
  • Tuesday, April 29 from 6-8 PM Meet and Greet Candidates at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. Meet and Greet Candidates for City Council, County Assessor, District Attorney, Judges, and County and San Diego Unified School Boards. Each candidate will speak briefly and there will be time for networking and refreshments. Open to the public. Free. Click here for Flyer
  • Tuesday, May 6 from 6:30-8:30 PM Secretary of State Candidate Forum at the Jacobs Center 404 Euclid Avenue Click here for details

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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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