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September 16, 2005





For All Community Activists and Elected Officials:


The Steering Committee of the West County Coalition to Inform Voters (WCCIV) wants to remind you of the West County Special Election Summit Conference on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at Easter Hill United Methodist Church, 3911 Cutting Blvd. in Richmond. This event will inform West County voters on the issues in the Special Election on November 8 and provide an opportunity to discuss the propositions that will be decided by that election. We would very much like to fill the church hall, so please encourage all of your friends and members of your organization to attend. As you know, we all have a lot at stake in this Special Election. For more information please contact me at <ranii@aol.com> or 510-235-1184.




10:00 a.m. Welcome - Nagaraja Rao. Chair, Democratic Party of Contra Costa County

10:05 a.m. Invocation - Rev. Phil Lawson

10:15 a.m. Impact of this Special Election on our community. Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia.

10:25 a.m. Prop. 77. Redistricting. Assemblymember Loni Hancock.

10:35 a.m. Prop. 73. Waiting Period & Parental Notification. Heather Hoell, Planned Parenthood.

10:45 a.m. Prop. 74. Teacher Permanent Status & Dismissal. Gail Mendes, United Teachers of Richmond.

10:55 a.m. Prop. 75. Public Employee Union Dues. Pam Aguilar, Executive Sec./Treasurer, CCC Central Labor Council.

11:05 a.m. Contra Costa Precinct Plan. Marie McDonald, Contra Costa United Democratic Campaign.

11:15 a.m. Prop. 76. State Spending & School Funding Limits. Gail Mendes, United Teachers of Richmond.

11:25 a.m. Prop. 78. Prescription Drug Discount. Jessica Rothhaar, Health Access.

11:35 a.m. Prop. 79. Prescription Drug Rebates. Jessica Rothhaar, Health Access.

11:45 a.m. Prop. 80. Electric Service Providers. Regulation. Dave Ciplet, TURN.

11:55 a.m. Question and Answer session.

12:45 p.m. Closing remarks - Nagaraja Rao



Maintaining a lighthouse is a never-ending task. The keepers of old were nicknamed "wickies" because of all of the time they spent trimming the wicks of the oil lamp so to keep the light strong and bright. While the old oil lamps are now history, the work of the lighthouse remains constant.

There is need for all sorts of volunteers amongst the East Brother Light Station "Wickies" of today. The tasks include everything from cleaning windows to diesel mechanics. Painting, gardening, carpentry, inventorying; whatever your skills or energy level, there's a place for you. Workdays are usually the second Saturday of the month, weather permitting.

September Wickie Day! September 17, 2005 08:55 AM TO 3:30 PM
CHANGE IN SCHEDULE! The regular Wickie Workday on the Island for September will be the *third* Saturday rather than our normal second. Join us on September 17th for a combined workday and party -- we'll work in the morning, and relax afterwards with one of Capt. Lucien's culinary masterpieces for lunch. RSVPs are required. Questions? Call me: Volunteer administrator: Mikael Blaisdell, Email: mikael@mblaisdell.com, Phone: 510.865.4515.




The West County is Walkability Workshop is coming up on September 29. Time, location, and registration information are attached.  We expect a big response and space will be limited, so register early!  (See attached file: walkability invitation.pdf) (See attached file: wccsc_registration_form.pdf)


For questions, contact:


Nancy Baer, MSW, Manager

Injury Prevention and Physical Activity Promotion Projects

Contra Costa Health Services

597 Center Ave. Suite 115

Martinez, CA 94553

925-313-6837 phone

925-313-6840 fax


visit us on the web at cchealth.org


OTHER EVENTS ARE COVERED WEEKLY ON THE CITY OF RICHMOND GREEN SHEET AT http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/cityclerk/Greensheet%202005/greensheet%2009.13.05.pdf.