The League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County will hold a meet-and-greet event Tuesday for San Pablo City Council candidates as well as for candidates of districts covering San Pablo and for proponents and opponents of ballot measures affecting the city's residents.
Council incumbents Leonard McNeil, Kathy Chao Rothberg and Mayor Cecilia Valdez face challengers Rich Kinney, Franklin Onwubuariri and Frank Ybarra.
In BART's District 7, incumbent Lynette Sweet of San Francisco is being challenged by Margaret Gordon of Oakland, Maria Alegria of Pinole and Zakhary Mallett of El Sobrante.
In the AC Transit District's Ward 1, incumbent Joe Wallace faces a challenge from Yelda Bartlett, while incumbent at-large board member Chris Peeples is being challenged by Dollene Jones.
In the West Contra Costa Unified School District, Measure E would authorize the sale of up to $360 million in bonds to build and upgrade school facilities, to be financed by an annual assessment on property of about $48 per $100,000 of assessed valuation. The bond measure requires 55 percent voter approval.
Measure G, in the same school district, would reauthorize for another five years an existing parcel tax of 7.2 cents a year per square foot of building area -- or $108 for a 1,500-square-foot house -- to pay for core academic programs, smaller class sizes for young children and other enhancements. The tax measure requires two-thirds voter approval.
The forum will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Maple Hall in the San Pablo Civic Center, 13831 San Pablo Ave.
For more information, call the League of Women Voters at 510-525-4962.
Contact Tom Lochner at 510-262-2760. Follow him at twitter.com/tomlochner
What: San Pablo candidates meet-and-greet
Where: Maple Hall, 13831 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo
When: 6:30 -- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday