Former East Bay Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Robert Raburn wins seat on BART Board, District 4-ousts incumbent Carol Ward-Allen
- Proposition 21: Save our Parks [VOTERS SAY NO]
- Measure F (Alameda County): Vehicle Registration Fee for Local Roads (i.e. bike lanes) [VOTERS SAY YES]
- Measure O (Contra Costa County): Vehicle Registration Fee for Local Roads (i.e. bike lanes) [VOTERS SAY NO]
- Proposition 23: Save our Climate Action Plan [VOTERS SAY NO-a good thing]
November 3 Update:
Measure F passed in Alameda County. This is a $10 vehicle registration fee increase that will go to repave local streets and roads primarily, but also allocates monies to transit, walking and bicycling. The exciting part of Measure F is its requirements that the local streets and roads monies be used for projects that include Complete Streets plans. There is that term again and you will be hearing more about complete streets in the coming years. In fact, the passage of Measure F all be guarantees that Alameda County’s upcoming Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Updates include Complete Streets policies. Yes, I know, Measure O in Contra Costs County failed and I’m bummed about that, particularly after all the work your Bicycle Coalition put into working with Transform and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority on this Measure.
Candidate Responses to our questionnaires are in from Albany, Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, Pleasanton, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Richmond and Clayton.
Why this election is important? The November 2, 2010 election holds great promise to elect supportive leadership who will take an active role in not only making the East Bay more bike-friendly, but also place the East Bay at the forefront of US urban areas discovering the wonderful benefits that bike-friendly streets bring to communities.
We need strong, pro-bike elected officials to pass legislation in favor of increasing funding for bicycle, pedestrian and transit infrastructure, and to make the tough decisions to redesign our roadways for safer, more inviting bicycling. We have asked each candidate about their stand on many issues, and once they are voted into office we will ensure they follow through on their promises.
AC Transit Board
|AC Transit Board, At Large
Ellis Jerry Powell
Joel B. Young
Alameda County Cities
|Dublin (no election)||Emeryville (no election)||Fremont|
|Hayward (no election)||Livermore (no election)||Newark (no election)|
|Oakland||Piedmont (no election)||Pleasanton|
|San Leandro (no responses)||Union City (no responses)|
Contra Costa Cities
|San Pablo||San Ramon||Walnut Creek|
County Registrar Websites
The League of Women Voters hosts the easyvoter.org website with non-partisan, multi-lingual, voter information.
Note about endorsements
The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and as such can not endorse candidates for elected office. We can share their positions on important bike-related issues, as we have done herein. We mailed questionnaires out to candidates running for many offices this November. For each specific elected office, we mailed the questionnaire out to each candidate certified by their respective public agencies. Write-in candidates were not considered. Finally, only responses that were within our word count limits of 300 words were included herein.