In the last days of this year’s election cycle, as we have monopolized it, we bring you a final look at local candidates, events and tips for the March 3 elections. From November until the end of November.
Government of Atasquadero
The municipal council consists of five members, the mayor and four members elected by the citizens of Atasquadero. The term of office of the mayor is two years and the term of the councillors is four years with a partial overlap. The mayor chairs the meetings and performs other ceremonial functions. As the political decision-making body, the town council is responsible for the approval of all urban programmes, policies and services.
The city council takes decisions on all legislative matters affecting the city, approves and adopts all decisions, regulations, contracts and other matters that require policy decisions and directives. The Council appoints the City Manager, the City Solicitor and various other citizens’ committees, boards and advisory committees, which provide the City with a wide range of input.
Candidates for mayor
This year, three people are candidates for the position of Mayor of Atasquadero. The current mayor of Atasquadero, Heather Moreno, is a candidate for re-election and faces opposition from Josh Donovan and Jerry Tanimoto. Moreno is a local entrepreneur and CPA who two years ago was not allowed to participate in the mayor’s competition. Tanimoto is a small entrepreneur and has been teaching at Ataskadero High School for 31 years. Donovan is a small entrepreneur and veteran, born and raised in Atasquadero.
Candidates for the municipal council
Five people run for two seats on the city council. Outgoing candidate Charles Bourbeau is eligible for re-election and is disputed by Mark Daris, Bret Heyneman, Tory Keene and Nicholas Mattson. Roberta Fonzie has not stood for re-election. Bourbaud is currently a member of the city council and a retired civil servant. Dariz is the local commissioner for architecture and planning. Heinemann is a local writer and author. Keane’s an assistant family lawyer. Mattson is a businessman and a local publisher.
Atasquadero Uniform School Board
The role of the local education authority is the main public link to the public schools. The members of the school board serve their community in several important ways.
First of all, the school management takes care of the students. Education is the only issue on which the school authorities focus and for which they are responsible. Secondly, school boards are open to the public and responsible for the work of their schools, and thirdly, school boards ensure that students receive the best possible education through the taxes they spend.
The primary role of the school board is to work with communities to improve student performance in local public schools. School boards receive their power and authority from the state. In accordance with federal and state laws, the school authorities draw up guidelines and rules to guide their local schools.
Candidates for the Board of Directors of DUSA
This year, the board of the Atasquadero School opened three seats for a full term of four years. Corinne K. Kunle, Mary Kay Mills and Terry E. Sweetser seek re-election to the right seats on the school board and are challenged by their parents and the volunteer community where they are Pierce.
Atasquadero voters will also decide on the fate of two measures The AUSD has put a $40 million school bond on the ballot box, measure C. The proceeds of the bond will be used to build, renovate, restore or replace school facilities in the Atasquadero United School District, including furniture and equipment, and to buy or lease real estate for school facilities. Measure C requires the approval of at least 55% of the electorate.
The municipality of Atasquadero introduced a VAT measure of 1%, measure D, on the ballot paper. The city estimates that the increase in sales tax will generate $4.5 million a year, which it will use to maintain and strengthen key municipal services such as police, fire, ambulance, parks, recreation, public facilities and infrastructure. A simple majority of voters is required for Event D.
Voter’s registry instructions for four voting days
Returning votes by post
Make sure the identification envelope is signed before returning the ballot paper. Mail-in ballot papers (MECs) stamped no later than election day and received within seventeen days after the elections are counted. If you hand in your ballot paper by post on election day, you will receive a stamp on an envelope at the post office on the day of the roundtable. However, e-mail ballot papers delivered in person at one of the 23 polling stations in the district, at the 19 CBM polling stations throughout the district or at the district registration offices of San Luis Obispo or Atasquadero must be authenticated before 8 p.m. on election day.
VBM voting tickets are available from all VBM service centres in the province. If you want to vote in polling stations instead of by post, bring your ballot paper, but if you lose your ballot paper, the new legislation allows CBM voters to vote in ordinary polling stations if it appears that their ballot paper has not been handed in. Voters who have voted for the MBC will in any case have the opportunity to vote in the MBC service centres.
Voter service centres are open for four election days.
From Saturday 31st. Until Monday, October 2. November, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on election day, 3. In November, from 19.00 to 20.00 hours, 23 Voter Service Centres were open. Many seats that used to be used as polling stations are not used in these elections. Please note that voters may contact any Voter Service Centre located throughout the district rather than in the designated voting areas.
The list of Venter Service Centres and CAB Resetboxes can be found here:
And here, interactive:
Voting machines available and Spanish language
New voting machines purchased during the March basic education programme are available to help voters with disabilities vote independently and confidentially.
However, any communicator can use the machines if he or she wishes. In addition, these machines were also equipped with a Spanish ballot for voters who wanted to vote in Spanish. Request to use these machines on the voting table in the Voter Service Centre.
Voters can also register to keep their ballot papers: https://wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov, a free service of the Secretary of State, which accepts notification to voters by text message, e-mail or telephone.
Voters are invited to visit the Registrar’s website at slovote.com for information about the elections. If you have any questions, please contact the election commission at [email protected] or (805)781-5228.
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