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October 2000

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MUTA's Position on Ballot Measures

The Marin United Taxpayers Association board of directors at its Monday night board meeting adopted the MUTA position on each of the statewide ballot measures, as follows: Prop. 32 - $500 million bond issue for vet home loans: No. Prop. 33 - Lets legislators join employee pension program: No. Prop. 34 - Lift cap on campaign contributions: No. Prop. 35 - Allow private competition in public works jobs: Yes. Prop. 36 - Treatment, not prison, for minor drug possession: Yes. Prop. 37 - Redefine local fees as taxes, require 2/3-vote: Yes. Prop. 38 - $4,000 vouchers to parents for school choice: Yes. Prop. 39 - Change 2/3-vote to 55 percent for school construction bonds: No.

Prop. 33 and 34, said MUTA secretary Fielding Greaves, were placed on the ballot by legislators, for legislators. Prop. 33 would benefit only legislators. Prop. 34 is an especially foul deceit in that it is advertised by sponsors (the legislature) as a measure to "limit" campaign contributions to $3,000 - when, in fact, it raises the existing limit from $500 to $3,000 or more in certain cases.

Debut of Fringe Theatre Company

The Stinson Beach/Bolinas "Fringe Theatre Company" will make its debut on May 4, 5, and 6, 2001, with its production of "You Can't Take It With You." The performance will take place at the Stinson Beach Community Center.

The Company is looking for actors, singers, dancers, and musicians in West Marin. Auditions are Nov. 11 and 12 at the Community Center in Stinson Beach, times and details to be announced. Actors are not required to sing or dance. Rehearsals are Sat. and Sun. afternoons as scheduled, from March 10 to April 29, final rehearsals running the week of April 30 to May 3. There is a Company fee of $200 to pay for professional training and materials. Scholarships will be available.

Call Director Cynthia Whitsell, 868-1988 or Producer/Choreographer Lesly Robinson, 868-1187 for more information.

Deadline to Register to Vote

The deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 7, 2000 General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000.

To be eligible to register and vote, a person must sign under penalty of perjury that he or she is a US citizen, resident of California, at least 18 years old on or before the next election, is not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction, and has not been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent to register and vote.

Individuals may register at the Registrar of Voters Office located in Room 121 in the Marin County Civic Center Hall of Justice on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Voters should re-register if they have moved since last voting, want to change their political party affiliation, or have changed their name.

Voter registration forms are available at county offices, the Department of Motor Vehicles, fire stations, social service agencies, local libraries, post offices, and city/town halls. The law allows the election official to accept a voter registration form provided it is signed, completed, and dated on or before Tuesday, Oct. 10 and received from the US Postmaster in the county Election Department no later than Friday, Oct. 13, 2000.

For more information, please call the county Elections Department at 499-6456 or visit the Elections/Voter Registration web page under Governments at www.marin.org.

Candidates Forum: 6th Assembly District

The Marin Coalition will present a Forum featuring all four candidates for the 6th Assembly District at its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Marin Joe's in Corte Madera. Lunch is $14. The candidates are: Joe Nation, Democratic Party; Anna Nevenic, Independent; Richard Olmstead, Libertarian Party; and Ed Sullivan, Republican Party.

For information, contact Eileen Siedman, Moderator, 383-0848.

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