|Viewpoint - Wednesday, July 4, 2012|
Ediorial: Another chance for district elections
South Peninsula residents will see much more interesting races for supervisor in the years ahead if county voters approve a measure slated for the Nov. 6 ballot to elect supervisors by district, rather than at large.
The five supervisors in office unanimously agreed to let the electorate have their say, even though a majority of the board opposes district elections. Two years ago the board chose, on a 4-1 vote, to disregard a Charter Review Commission's 14-2 recommendation to let the voters decide the issue. Then supervisor Rich Gordon cast the dissenting vote.
It's time for San Mateo
County to hold district elections for supervisor
BY DAVE PINEmercurynews.com
Posted: 10/04/2012 10:39:20 PM PDT
October 5, 2012 5:41 AM
San Mateo County is the only county out of 58 in
California that elects its board of supervisors in countywide elections. Every
other county elects supervisors within individual districts. County voters have
an opportunity to end countywide elections and replace them with district
elections by approving Measure B on the ballot this November.