Candidate endorsements are made with the following criteria in mind:
- Information provided during interview with candidate.
- Input from our members and supporters.
- Environmental & Community commitment, with a Social Justice Voting record for incumbents.
- Our best good faith judgment that these candidates will protect and preserve our environment; serve the public interest with integrity; and display an open mind and heart in the decision making process.
City Council Elections
City of Santa Rosa
SRJC Board of Trustees
Santa Rosa School Board
Ever Flores – We believe that Ever will listen to the needs of our community during this time of crisis and challenge. Ever will bring a fresh perspective and approach to solving many of the issues that need to be addressed. Students and their families will have someone in their corner who will be an advocate for their interests, while teachers and staff will have a Board Member who understands the dangerous, and difficult working conditions imposed by Covid-19.
YES! on Measure O is asking for a ¼ cent sales tax increase to provide increased mental health services to the Sonoma County Public. The Measure will also address needed housing and services for the homeless. SCCA urges a Yes vote. There are a number of reasons we support this measure. 1. The Pandemic is a public health emergency causing fear, anxiety & depression that necessitates mental health services that will be available to the public.. 2. The homeless are at risk for their own health, as well as the health of the community, Homeless encampments can despoil creeks and public spaces, while the homeless are at risk for a host of communicable diseases. 3. Budgetary cost savings can be realized by utilizing health professionals who are providing services and housing, as opposed to policing of the homeless that leads to the courts, and confinement in penal institutions.
YES! on Measure DD- Go Sonoma Act- This measure provides for the continuation of Measure M which is the long term plan for local improvements to our roads, sidewalks, and bikeways. Funding is also provided to convert our current bus fleets in Sonoma County to all electric public bus vehicles. Funds are also being allocated for a roll out of publically accessible charging stations, as we migrate away for fossil fuel vehicles. SCCA urges a Yes vote as this measure can provide opportunities for reduction of GHG emissions, while providing quality jobs for our community. With the possibility of a new administration in Washington D.C. local self help funding will be matched with Federal monies to accelerate our transition to a green economy that is not fossil fuel dependent.