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So.Co. Democratic Party endorsements

September 4, 2020

The Sonoma County Democratic Party announces its early city council endorsements and its recommendations concerning state and local ballot measures. 

The endorsements are as follows:

Jackie Elward​, Rohnert Park City Council; Ariel Kelley​, Healdsburg City Council; Dennis Pocekay​, Petaluma City Council; Chris Rogers, Santa Rosa City Council

The Party recommends the following for state and local ballot measures: 

State Propositions on the November ballot 

Prop 14 Borrowing for STEM Cell Research: SUPPORT

Prop 15 Schools and Communities First: SUPPORT

Prop 16 Repeals Proposition 209, ending the ban on affirmative action: SUPPORT

Prop 17 Free the Vote, grants the right to vote to people on parole: SUPPORT

Prop 18 Allows 17-year old to vote, if they turn 18 by the general election: SUPPORT

Prop 19 Property Tax Breaks and Wildfire Fund: SUPPORT

Prop 20 Tougher on parole, property crimes: OPPOSE

Prop 21 Rent Control: SUPPORT

Prop 22 Repeals AB 5, classifies ride-hail, other app-drivers as self-employed: OPPOSE

Prop 23 Regulates dialysis clinics: SUPPORT 

Prop 24 Stronger consumer privacy laws: NEUTRAL

Prop 25 End Cash Bail: SUPPORT 

Local measures on the November Ballot 

L Shoreline Unified School District, Parcel Tax Renewal: SUPPORT

M Fort Ross School District, Parcel Tax Renewal: SUPPORT

N Sebastopol Union School District, Parcel Tax Renewal: SUPPORT

O County of Sonoma, Mental Health, Addiction and Homeless Services Measure 

Transactions and Use Tax Ordinance: SUPPORT

P County of Sonoma, The Evelyn Cheatham Effective IOLERO Ordinance: SUPPORT

Q City of Santa Rosa, Sales Tax Extension: SUPPORT

R City of Cloverdale, Utility Users Tax Extension: SUPPORT

S City of Cotati, Transactions and Use Tax Extension: SUPPORT

T City of Healdsburg, Transactions and Use Tax Extension: SUPPORT

U City of Petaluma, Transactions and Use Tax: NEUTRAL

V City of Sonoma, Transactions and Use (Sales) Tax Extension and Appropriations Limit 

Increase: SUPPORT

W City of Sonoma, Urban Growth Boundary Extension: SUPPORT

X City of Sonoma, Cannabis Business Tax: SUPPORT

Y City of Sonoma, Personal Cannabis Cultivation Initiative: SUPPORT

Z Kenwood Fire Protection District, Appropriations Limit Extension: SUPPORT

AA Timber Cove Fire Protection District, Parcel Tax: SUPPORT

BB North Sonoma County Healthcare District, Sale Agreement: SUPPORT 

Positions pending: 

CC Petaluma Health Care District, Sale Agreement

DD Sonoma County Transportation Authority, Go Sonoma Act 

About the Sonoma County Democratic Party 

The Sonoma County Democratic Party works at the local level for policies that benefit all members of the community. The organization supports principles fundamental to our democracy: a free press, an independent judiciary, and fair elections. As a party, we commit to show up, speak, vote, and run to protect our values and our democracy. And, we will not be deterred. Because that is what our country needs and how it was founded.