Sunday, October 10, 2010

So many opportunities

There are many opportunities to see and hear our local candidates and learn about the state-wide ballot initiatives in the coming weeks.   

I hope you will try to attend one or more of these FREE programs to learn about the candidates and ballot questions we’ll be voting on.

I plan to attend each of them, and if you’d like to meet up to attend, just let me know.


Monday
10/11/10
1 – 2 PM
Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail N, Naples
FREE

Candidate Forum: with candidates for the Collier County School Board and State Legislative Districts 75, 101 and 112
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Collier County

Tuesday
10/12/10
5 – 6:30 PM
St. John the Evangelist Church, 111th Avenue N, Naples
FREE
Will also be rebroadcast/webcast on naplesnews.com, WGCU Public Media, The Education Channel (Collier cable 99), Collier County cable 97, City of Naples cable 98

Amendment Forum: Hometown Democracy, Class Size and other Florida Constitutional Amendments: Pros and Cons
Sponsored by:
League of Women Voters of Collier County
Greater Naples Better Government Committee
Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce
Naples Daily News

Moderator: Jeff Lytle, Naples Daily News

Speakers will include:
Amendment 1: Repeal of Public Campaign Financing, Roger Green of Florida Gulf Coast University

Amendment 2: Homestead Tax Credit for Deployed Military Personnel, Abe Skinner, Collier County Property Appraiser

Amendment 4: Subjecting Major Land Use Plan Changes to Referenda (aka Hometown Democracy), FOR: attorney Andrew Dickman, AGAINST: attorney Bruce Anderson

Amendments 5 & 6: Legislative and Congressional Redistricting (aka FairDistricts), FOR: Ellen Freiden, AGAINST: Florida Representative Garrett Richter

Amendment 8: Revising Class Sizes, FOR: Collier County Schools Superintendent Dennis Thompson, AGAINST: Florida Senator Alex Villalobos

Wednesday
10/13/10
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Gates Community Room, Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Rd, Naples
FREE

School Board Candidate Forum
Sponsored by:
The Education Foundation of Collier County
Naples Daily News

Questions will be posed by a panel that includes Dudley Goodlette, Alan Horton and Phil Lewis.  Topics may include legislative issues (incl. Amendment 8 and SB 4); district strategic plan; governance and roles of the board and superintendent; academic achievement and the “achievement gap;” accountability; determining the desired qualities of the next superintendent

Thursday
10/14/10
6 – 8 PM
Board of County Commissioners Chamber, 3rd Floor, 3301 E Tamiami Trail, Naples
FREE
Will also be broadcast live on Comcast Cable 97 or on CollierTV Online

School Board Candidate Forum
Sponsored by:
League of Women Voters of Collier County

Tuesday
10/19/10
7 - 9 PM
Board of County Commissioners Chamber, 3rd Floor, 3301 E Tamiami Trail, Naples
FREE
Will also be broadcast live on Comcast Cable 97 or on CollierTV Online

State Representative Candidate Forum (Districts 101 and 112)
Sponsored by:
League of Women Voters of Collier County


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