The Midterm elections are here. In keeping with our ritual on elections, it’s “Ask A Voter,” and we check around the country: Monique Wong at the UCI polling place, (min 1:28); Sue Jones in Madison, WI, (min 9:00); Ann Bidlingmaier in Tallahassee, FL (min 21:53); and Marcos Scauso in South Bend, IN (min 36:00). Vote. Get your friends, families, and co-workers out to vote. Check your county’s registrar of voters for all the information that you need!
In this extra 10-30-18 podcast of AAL, my guest is Irvine City Council Candidate, Farrah Khan. She is the co-founder of First Drops an interfaith organization for parents of young children and is the Executive Director for a non-profit: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council.
As we continue coverage of the Irvine City Council elections, this is the final, live installment. The first guest is Kev Abazajian, UCI astrophysicist and Director for the Center for Cosmology. In the second segment (minute 29:00), is urban planner Frank McGill.
We continue local election coverage with Irvine City Council candidates: Carried O’Malley, Irvine Transportation Commission Vice-Chair; and (minute 28:26) Jaci Woods, Irvine real estate broker at Seven Gables.
Lauren Johnson-Norris, local attorney and Irvine Community Services Commissioner, makes her case for why she should fill one of the two open seats on the Irvine City Council.
In the second segment (min 29:21), Rebecca Newman, president of the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast offers the pros and cons of the California statewide propositions. Useful resources for voters include: https://votersedge.org/ca, https://cavotes.org/news/our-pros-and-cons-ballot-measures-online-now-english-and-spanish, and http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/.
Jennifer Koh, immigration attorney and professor at Western State College of Law, takes up Irvine Mayor Don Wagner’s resolution pertaining to SB 54, the CA Values Act. Postponed, the resolution is once again on the City Council agenda the same day as this show, 10-9-18. Its agenda Item 4.1 may begin at 5 p.m., at the City Council Chambers The legal and political implications of this resolution will be considered. 949-724-6205 is the City Clerk’s number.
In the second segment (min 30:00), is Mike Levin, Congressional candidate for CA’s 49th District spanning Southern Orange County and Northern San Diego County. He talks policy: the ACA, governmental incentives toward managing climate change, the Tax Overhaul of 2017, and the Consumer Protection Bureau, among other topics.
We begin electoral coverage with a CA State Senator Kevin de León, challenging incumbent US Senate Diane Feinstein in this year’s general election on November 6th.
In the second segment (min 24:30), OC Registrar of Voters, Neal Kelley weighs in with how he’s managing this year’s midterm election; it’s the ritual, we have elections – we talk to Neal. Important voter information is available on his always improving website: https://www.ocvote.com/. On November 6th the office can be reached by phone at: 714-567-7600.
Jeffrey Clayton, Executive Director of the American Bail Coalition, offers a grounded analysis about what California, versus others states, is doing with SB 10, the law ending money bail in CA. Petitions for reversing this law are being distributed statewide; qualified signatures are due into the Governor’s office by November 26th.
In the second segment (min 26:06) Conner Evers, water policy whisperer of Southern California, has tools for some out of the box thinking with water solutions, including savings from the closed-loop economy. Ways in which to follow Connor’s work include: http://ewccalifornia.org/home/index.php, and https://www.coastkeeper.org/.
UCI researcher Daniel Gillen speaks to all facets, including his talk, of the upcoming 29th annual Alzheimer’s conference, held this Friday, 9-21, 7:30 a.m. til 4 p.m.at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Right around the corner, right down the street. Registration is still available at: https://www.mind.uci.edu/announcing-the-29th-annual-socal-alzheimers-disease-research-conference/. Details regarding participation in clinical trials are available at: 949-824-0008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the second segment (min 32:24), Patricia Martz, anthropologist and board president of the California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance, has lots of opportunities to direct our attention toward the civilizations over which we’ve settled our subdivisions and infrastructure: first is the California Cultural Resource Preservation Alliance’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, coming up this Sunday Sept. 23rd, the other are ancestor walks, 8 of them, around the OC, on October 6th. Details about both events are available at:https://www.facebook.com/California-Cultural-Resources-Preservation-Alliance-CCRPA-121990207811286/.