ECDC Endorsement Results Sep 25

24 El Cerrito Democratic Club members listened to an AC Transit candidate and discussed U.S. Senator candidates and several measures. Here are the results from September 25, 2018:

AC Transit (Up to 1) Votes Result
Dollene Jones 16 Endorsed
Joel Young 7
No Endorsement 1
Prop. 3: Issue $8.9 billion in bonds for water-related infrastructure and environmental projects Votes Result
Yes 6
No 10
No Endorsement 5 No Endorsement
Prop. 5: Revise process for homebuyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer their tax assessments Votes Result
Yes 1
No 21 Endorsed
No Endorsement 0
Prop. 7: Authorize legislature to provide permanent daylight savings time if federal government allows Votes Result
Yes 8
No 9
No Endorsement 6 No Endorsement
Prop. 10: Allows local government to regulate rent Votes Result
Yes 12
No 8
No Endorsement 3 No Endorsement

Additionally, Club Members voted to waive noticing rules and to consider endorsement of U.S. Senator and Regional Proposition FF, East Bay Regional Park District measure to continue the existing $12/year parcel tax. Diane Feinstein was endorsed and Measure FF was supported overwhelmingly.

Precinct Walkers Needed

Time to Step Up and Get Steps – Precinct Walking

One of the missions of ECDC is to elect democratic candidates.  This means walking literature to El Cerrito and Kensington houses to inform resident who we support.  After the August meetings, ECDC will have endorsed several candidates for the November election, and the rubber needs to hit the road – literally.  We have about 75 separate 1-hour walks in El Cerrito and Kensington.  We walk from the third weekend in September to the second weekend in October.  ECDC needs volunteers for this fall’s walking campaign.  You can help in one of three ways!

Campaign Coordinator: The Coordinator sets up the walk maps, arranges and manages the literature stuffing and organizes the volunteers on two organized campaign days.  This is about a 5 hour a week task between September 1 and October 11.

Literature counters/stuffers: These volunteers bundle literature into groups of 10, 20 and 50.  This helps the Coordinator to get the right number of flyers into each walk folder.

Walkers: Get your steps in as you walk around various neighborhoods in El Cerrito and Kensington.  We bundle into 50 to 75 household walks over a 6 to 8 block area.  Designed to take about 60 to 90 minutes to walk to the target households, we are looking for 30 to 40 volunteers to each do one to three routes.  Yes, you can do more, and, every little bit helps.

To volunteer, please email Greg Lyman at