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LWVA Retracts and Updates Measure E Position

To the Editor:

The League of Women Voters of Alameda submitted an OpEd to the Alameda Post on their positions on Measure E and Measure F which was posted on Thursday, October 6. After the positions were released, Councilmember John Knox White advised the League our statement in the Measure E position claiming the Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure E misrepresented the community forum results was inaccurate. He provided survey results from attendees of the related workshop and online respondents. The results, presented publicly at a Council meeting, noted that 85% of those participating in the survey favored an increase in council salary as it would attract more people to run. These results support the Rebuttal, therefore, the League has removed the statement of misrepresentation and is submitting an updated position on Measure E with the Measure F position for your consideration.

League of Women Voters of Alameda

We would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the voters for providing a position that had not been thoroughly vetted. We would also like to thank Councilmember Knox White for immediately bringing this to our attention allowing a correction to be made. Equally important, it highlighted our need to review our process, particularly around supporting documentation and record retention, to prevent misstatements in future public communications.

Anne McKereghan,
President, League of Women Voters of Alameda

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