We, the people of Castro Valley, should decide who speaks for Castro Valley. An elected MAC is the best way to achieve this today.
- Elections are the most democratic way for CV residents to select their MAC representatives and would cost just 81 cents per voter per year.
- Elected MAC members would be accountable to the voters of Castro Valley.
- This is a step towards more local control without the cost of incorporation.
- Elections would create public engagement on issues affecting our community.
- An elected MAC is a stronger voice whose planning and general advice will be legitimized by Castro Valley voters.
Continue the advocacy for an elected MAC by emailing the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.
District 4: Nate Miley (510) 670-5717 or 272-6694, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 3: Wilma Chan (510) 278-0367 or 272-6693, email@example.com
District 2: Richard Valle (510) 259-1097 or 272-6692, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 1: Scott Haggerty (925) 551-6995 or (510) 272-6691, email@example.com
District 5: Keith Carson (510) 272-6695, firstname.lastname@example.org
Melody Appleton, CVSan Board Member
Dot Theodore, CVUSD Board Member
Gary Howard, CVUSD Board Member
John Barbieri, CVUSD Board Member
Charmaine Banther, CVUSD Board Member
Jim Negri, Retired CVUSD Superintendent
Dennis Waespi, East Bay Regional Parks District Board Member
Andy Frank, former MAC Member
Senator Bob Wieckowski
Representative Eric Swalwell
Additional Background on an Elected MAC
We have written extensively about elected MACs — see the posts below for more detail on the arguments we’ve made:
- Failure of the MAC selection process — Castro Valley residents deserve a MAC selection process that is transparent and reliable.
- The MAC is the voice of the community — the voice of the community should be selected by the community, not a county supervisor.
- An elected MAC is affordable for Alameda County — based on the 2014 election costs for CVUSD and CVSan, the cost is $1.62 per voter per biannual election (or 81 cents per voter per year).
- An elected MAC is affordable for candidates — and we have seen CVUSD and CVSan candidates win with very small campaign expenditures.
- What exactly IS the Castro Valley MAC — A brief history of the MAC, and what exactly it does
- MACs exist throughout California — and in five counties, they are already elected by the people.