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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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Election Information for November 2016

Please see the Elections section for Ballot Measure Positions for the November 2016 election.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 12 from 6-8 pm.
SIPS AND CIVILITY EVENT
Downtown Library
Topic: Pros and Cons of local, county and state ballot measures.
Attendees will have an opportunity to move around the room to hear about the many initiatives.
Beer, wine and snacks will be available.

Thursday, October 13 from 6-8 pm.
MEET THE CANDIDATES EVENT
Downtown Library
Attendees will have an opportunity to hear briefly from candidates for city and county government, school district, and community college offices with time to speak directly with candidates.
Refreshments will be available.

Thursday, October 20 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Lunch with the League
Topic: Stadium initiative featuring:
Fred Maas, Special Advisor to the Chargers
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Tom Ham's Lighthouse Restaurant

Reservations are required; cost is $30.

Unit Meetings


League of Women Voters-San Diego current issues of interest:

Link to Public Policy files

  • 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. The LWVSD supports the Pure Water project which will purify wastewater into drinking water.
  • Health Care: Health Care/League of Women Voters of California, http://www.lwvc.org/issues/health-care has the LWVC Healthcare Reform Toolkit. The LWVC has advocated for a single payer health care system for more than a decade.
  • 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.
  • Climate Change: A coalition of not-for-profit organizations has been organized by the LWVSD to study climate action plans, encourage decision-makers to make them as strong as possible and to lobby for strong and effective legislation to minimize the impacts of climate change.
  • Charter Review Committee: The San Diego City Council has created a Charter Review Committee to recommend needed changes to the City Charter. LWVSD will be monitoring the work of the committee and offering testimony when appropriate.
  • Gregory Canyon Landfill: The Herzog Contracting Corp. and the Sovereign Capital Management Group are refinancing and restructuring Gregory Canyon Ltd. and will re-file their expired permits and obtain a waste water discharge permit. LWVSD supports Zero Waste rather than constructing another landfill.
  • Pio Pico Power Plant: The San Diego County-based Protect Our Communities Foundation petitioned the California Supreme Court to reverse the CPUC/California Public Utility Commission's decision which approved the $1.6 billion Pio Pico 305 MW power plant last year. With increasing renewable energy, the LWV does not support adding more power plants at this time.
  • San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Settlement: On 11/20/14, the CPUC unanimously approved a settlement agreement where customers will pay about $3.3 billion of the cost of shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station while the plant's owners will pay only about $1.4 billion. LWVSD supports the lawsuit which was filed by Citizens' Oversight and others against Southern California Edison and state electric power regulators.
  • Fracking: The LWV continues to oppose fracking due to the impacts to water quality, water quantity, agriculture, etc.
  • Keystone XL Pipeline: LWVUS opposes the Keystone XL Pipeline due to disastrous impacts of the pipeline to the ecosystem, the release of greenhouse gases and increased dependence on foreign oil.



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