VOTE TO SUPPORT THE COUNCIL CANDIDATES:
When it comes to the Walnut Creek City Council, the Walnut Creek Chamber believes this is not the time to make a change. The three incumbent council members Loella Haskew, Justin Wedel, and Kevin Wilk, represent the experience, the fiscal understanding, and the vision required to tackle the grave challenges confronting Walnut Creek. COVID-19, massive City budget shortfalls, social unrest, and a stalled local economy will require seasoned leaders. That is why the Walnut Creek Chamber urges you to vote for Loella Haskew, Justin Wedel, and Kevin Wilk.
A Candidates’ Forum sponsored by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau was held on September 15. All eight candidates vying for the three open City Council seats in this November’s election participated. To view the Forum in its entirety, click here
THE CHAMBER BOARD ENDORESES DEBORA ALLEN FOR BART DIRECTOR
Debora Allen is a current BART director focused on improving the BART rider experience and working conditions for BART employees while ensuring fiscal integrity. She was originally elected in 2016 and has consistently shown that she understands the needs of the suburban transit rider as well as the local taxpayers.The Walnut Creek Chamber urges you to vote for BART District 1 Director, Debora Allen.
VOTE YES on MEASURE X
There is no argument that Contra Costa County is facing unprecedented challenges funding firefighters, medical services, homelessness, and maintaining a viable social safety net. This 20-year, 1/2¢ sales tax is expected to generate $81,000,000 per year. That is why the Walnut Creek Chamber is encouraging you to vote YES for Measure X.
VOTE NO on PROPOSITON 15
Proposition 15 is a draconian tax shift, that will land squarely on Walnut Creek small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Increased taxes on commercial properties will simply be passed along to tenant businesses and nonprofit organizations, many of whom are barely hanging on during this pandemic. This can only further undermine local employers and hurt Walnut Creek employees.