On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the two statewide ballot measures to increase the taxes on cigarettes and to change term limits for state legislators. Voters will also vote on the 2012 presidential contest, and local and statewide races. What’s at stake? What questions do you have? Join us live at 10 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s Your Call, with Matt Martin and you.
Kim Alexander, President & Founder of California Voter Foundation
On today’s Your Call, Holly Kernan talks with David Talbot, founder of Salon.com, and author of the new book Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love. Talbot chronicles the turbulent times from 1967 to 1982 in Northern California and how some of the hippies, outcast and healers of the 60s became the bombers and murderers of the 70s. What’s the continuing impact of those times on Northern California? And what are San Francisco values today?
One of the decisions Californians will make this June 5th is whether or not to change the amount of time legislators serve in office, mostly to lessen their terms from 14 years to 12. Prop 28 says that should happen, opponents disagree. As the discussion over legislative term limits heats up, the question at the core of Prop 28 is how long Californians think their representatives should represent them. Should they be left to serve longer and become more established as legislators? Or, should there be an encouragement of new blood in the State Assembly and Senate?