One of the United States greatest freedoms is the right to vote. Every American has the civic duty to exercise this right. Local elected public positions and measures are amongst the most important, especially in a small community. The decisions made by these elected officials can directly and immediately impact local life. Being informed about the candidates and measures is every citizens responsibility and should not be taken lightly.
Tri-Community NewsPlus will be hosting a virtual “Meet The Candidates Forum” on October 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm. The event will be streamed live on the NewsPlus’s YouTube Channel: 4newsplus. All candidates appearing on the ballot in November have been invited to participate in the forum. They are Christina Behringer and John Kozyra running for Snowline Schools, and Kathy Hoffman, Deborah Philips, Chuck Hayes, and Greg Snyder for the Phelan Pinon Hills CSD. The forum will be formatted so that candidates can introduce themselves to the community and hear their thoughts on why they feel they are the best choice for the position.
There are 9 public office’s up for election in the Tri-Community this November. Three Board of Trustee Positions on the Snowline Schools Board, three on the Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors and three Board of Directors positions on the Wrightwood Community Services District Board. Positions that have candidates that are running unopposed will not appear on the ballot.
There are also two measures on the ballot this year, Measure D and Measure EE. The purpose of this measure is to prohibit the elected Board of Supervisors from increasing taxes without a vote of the people, prevent elected County Supervisors from voting to increase their salary, and facilitate effective representation in county government. Measure EE is an advisory measure asking voters for their opinion on whether they want the County’s elected representatives to study and advocate for all options to obtain the County’s fair share of state funding, including secession from the State of California. Information on how to vote, candidate information and measure information can be found the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters website at sbcountyelections.com