Monday, October 17, 2011

Help Us Inform Voters!

The Media Center is committed to a role in every local election - to increase voter awareness and resources. Absentee voters have begun sending in their ballots this week and we made sure to have candidate statements and ballot measure arguments recorded early for those conscientious voters. So far, the videos with the most views are San Mateo County Measure H - a bond measure for the community colleges - with 190 views, followed closely by Palo Alto Measure E that would rezone a portion of Byxbee Park into a compost and renewable energy facility (188 views).

Please help us inform voters about the video debates and candidate statements that can help them make informed choices over the coming days. All the internet links and cable TV playback info is listed on our Election Page at: There are candidate statements for the East Palo Alto Sanitary District, the Sequoia Union High School District, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, and the San Mateo Community College District. Also two debates for each of the two controversial Palo Alto Measures.

You'll hear some champagne corks popping if we find out that over 400 voters utilized these video resources. Thanks for distributing the Election Page link.

Meanwhile, don't forget that the Media Center provides on-demand videos of every government meeting in Palo Alto (indexed by agenda item), as well live coverage of city council meetings in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. If you're a Palo Alto parent you can be a watchdog of the PAUSD Board meetings that air on Channel 28. We also cover town meetings, the most recent one being held by State Senator Joe Simitian on October 15. You can watch it on the Internet at:

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