Yes, Virginia, tomorrow is an election day—just not for most of Sonoma County.
Ukiah Daily Journal Editor K.C. Meadows explains the reasons behind her paper’s decision to take an editorial position against Measure A, the ballot measure that would approve a huge new mall project on the site of the city’s former Masonite plant.
The status of the proposed Mendocino Crossings site as a former industrial property is another point of contention. Supporters of the project say it would clean up the industrial wastes that were left there; opponents would rather keep it open for other options.
Marin County political observer and commentator Dick Spotswood says that there are several ballot measures to provide additional funding for local schools across the county, and history suggests they will fare well on Tuesday, even those with a high threshold for approval.
Dick Spotswood is a columnist for the Marin Independent Journal. He blogs about Marin politics at The Militant Centrist.