Sep 27 2012

Oct 11 Forum on Piedmont Tax, Zoo Tax and Transportation Tax


  • Measure A1, Alameda County Oakland Zoo Parcel Tax
  • Measure B1, Alameda County Transportation Sales Tax
  • Measure Y, City of Piedmont Parcel Tax

The League of Women Voters of Piedmont will host a General Election Forum on Thursday, October 11 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Piedmont City Hall, 120 Vista Avenue.  Moderated by Jan Zovickian, the Forum will present both “pro” and “con” positions concerning local ballot measures.  The community is cordially invited to attend and hear the measures evaluated, as well as submit questions to the scheduled speakers.

Bill Hosler and Steve Hollis, members of the Piedmont Budget Advisory & Financial Planning Committee, will review Measure Y, Piedmont’s Parcel Tax, and the reasons to pass it, followed by Michael Rancer, Chair of the 2011 Piedmont Municipal Tax Review Committee, and Tim Rood, also of the Budget Advisory & Financial Planning Committee, who will explain reasons to vote against the measure. Time will be granted for audience questions.

Dr. Joel J. Parrott, Executive Director of the Oakland Zoo, will discuss reasons to vote for Measure A1, the Oakland Zoo Parcel Tax, and Laura Baker of the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society will speak against Measure A1 and the Zoo’s expansion plan.

Presenting the reasons to support Measure B1, the Alameda County Transportation Tax, will be Union City Mayor Mark Green, Chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission, and Christopher J. Pareja, a small business owner and former congressional candidate in District 15, will outline the details for voting against it.

The League welcomes all to attend the Forum in person, or watch the live KCOM-TV broadcast on Channel 27 to learn more about the ballot measures before casting one’s vote on Tuesday, November 6.  Visit for more information.

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