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Rated-option voting
would enhance democracy

I am glad to see the increasing momentum in Alameda for ranked-alternative voting.

Rated-selection voting is particularly worthwhile in multi-seat elections, like Alameda’s City Council election, where voters make two options and the two candidates with the most votes earn the seats.

Beneath the recent program, it is attainable for a smaller share of voters to have their two votes opt for the winners, when the vast majority of the voters have neither of their two votes assigned to successful candidates. This can help market political slates to gain with no earning a sizeable proportion of voter aid.

Not so with ranked-selection voting. Usually at least two-thirds of the voters in a rated-choice election will have their vote make a variation in the election. This makes the success additional agent of the electorate.

Let us improve democracy below in Alameda with rated-choice voting.

Paul Beusterien

Assistance tribal simply call
for halt to logging

The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians is contacting for a halt to logging in Jackson Demonstration Point out Forest.

The tribe is contacting for the tribal co-management of JDSF and for sacred websites inside of the forest to be honored and secured. Help us tell legislators that we need an immediate moratorium on logging, tribal sovereignty, ecosystem restoration, weather adjust mitigation and environmentally sustainable economics.

This forest signifies the losses Pomo tribes have confronted more than the past 150 a long time and the state now has an possibility to make it correct.

Genevieve Mullins
Fort Bragg

Ditch daylight conserving
for common time only

Re: “Daylight preserving time all calendar year?” (Webpage A1 , March 17):

The United States attempted permanent daylight saving time in the 1970s – then quickly rejected it since the region hated it. It also didn’t lower electricity consumption as supposed. In 1974, Congress repealed the law – before the two-calendar year experiment was even up. Practically 50 many years later on, Congress is back at it. Why? Amnesia apparently.

Arizona and Hawaii have productively been on conventional time for ages. To alter from daylight preserving time to standard time is straightforward … you just remain up afterwards. The reverse is not legitimate. Shifting from standard time to daylight price savings time has been connected to an boost in coronary heart assaults and car mishaps. Young children go to university in the darkish. Let’s not repeat this full failure in our history.

Let us keep on conventional time yr-spherical like Arizona and Hawaii. It has previously been confirmed to be helpful … at the very least it is not unsafe.

Susan Paulson
Castro Valley

CPUC will have to maintain
state’s solar incentives

Re. “California’s rooftop photo voltaic war intensifies as regulators pull reform proposal,” Jan. 24:

In regard to your recent protection of the ill-suggested CPUC proposal to lower benefits of photo voltaic panels: My family members recently invested in solar panels additionally backup battery storage with the expectation of promised returns on the investment decision. A lot more importantly, our selection was centered on the wish to help the ecosystem and turn out to be grid-independent (blackout defense), not to mention the two EV motor vehicles we a short while ago purchased.

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