Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    More pie please
    Reputation: Skyline35's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,744

    Important Deadline:2018 Board elections for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

    The window is open for candidate filing. You have until August 10, 2018. There is some paperwork and you need 50 signatures.

    https://www.openspace.org/about-us/election-information

    The scheme is that the people residing in Ward 1, vote in the Ward 1 election. Those in Ward 2, vote in the Ward 2 election. And so on... Here is a map of the Wards: https://www.openspace.org/sites/default/files/WardMapBasic_2014.pdf The election is November 6, 2018.



    Here are the four seats up this round:

    • Ward 1 (Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga)
    Pete Siemens (Incumbent)

    • Ward 2 (Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale)
    Yoriko Kishimoto (Incumbent)

    • Ward 5 (East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Stanford)
    Nonette Hanko (Incumbent)

    • Ward 6 (Atherton, La Honda, Loma Mar, Menlo Park, Pescadero, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Gregorio, Woodside)
    Larry Hassett (Incumbent)

    The county's current Roster of Candidates:

    Santa Clara:



    San Mateo:



    Conspicuously absent is Ward 5 incumbent Nonette Hanko.

    Of course we would like to mtbr member Mike Buncic (“diskus” ) run and get elected.

    This thread from 2014 has a lot of good information: 2014 Board elections for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District- Mtbr.com

    I plan to keep updating this thread, and if you've ever thought about it, run for office.

    ///Charlie
    Last edited by 5k bike 50cent legs; 1 Week Ago at 01:01 PM.
    Long live long rides

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    571
    I looked into this, ultimately I did not have the time to dedicate, there's a lot of work to win these.

  3. #3
    he who goes without food
    Reputation: diskus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    544
    As of this moment no-one has indicated any intention that they will run from Ward 5, Palo Alto and Menlo Park. If no one does, some one will be appointed.

  4. #4
    More pie please
    Reputation: Skyline35's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,744
    Update for August 8, 2018

    Santa Clara:

    Important Deadline:2018 Board elections for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District-santa-clara-01.jpg

    Both Ward 1 candidates are qualified and on the ballot.



    San Mateo:

    Important Deadline:2018 Board elections for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District-san-mateo-01.jpg

    Today a new candidate for Ward 6 popped up, Carter Jensen Warr. A web search says Mr. Warr is an architect in Portola Valley and a member of the Woodside Mounted Patrol. (Will have to confirm that, of course.)


    Still no one seeking Ward 5. Two days left to apply...

    ///Charlie
    Long live long rides

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    68
    What do we need to do to get someone to seek election for Ward 5? I can't run myself but I'm happy to provide support by collecting signatures, or really anything else. Seems like a can't-miss opportunity.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    41

    Open MidPen Board Seat - Filing deadline Friday, August 10th.

    As of this moment, no one has filed paperwork to run for the open directors seat of Ward 5 (Palo Alto, Menlo Park) of Mid Pen OSD. Nonette Hanko is the incumbent of over 40 years. If no one files, her replacement will be appointed. Election Information https://openspace.org/about-us/election-information

    Filing deadline Friday, August 10th.

    Sorry for late notice I've been traveling.

  7. #7
    More pie please
    Reputation: Skyline35's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,744
    See 2018 Board elections for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District- Mtbr.com

    (I hate seeing a topic get splintered.)


    Thank you for the thread merge and sticky!

    ///Charlie
    Long live long rides

  8. #8
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: 5k bike 50cent legs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    2,492
    Threads merged, and stuck.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: griffsterb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    732
    Somebody run for Ward 5!

  10. #10
    More pie please
    Reputation: Skyline35's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,744

    Regarding the Ward 5 deadline

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean SVMTB View Post
    As of this moment, no one has filed paperwork to run for the open directors seat of Ward 5 (Palo Alto, Menlo Park) of Mid Pen OSD. Nonette Hanko is the incumbent of over 40 years. If no one files, her replacement will be appointed.

    Filing deadline Friday, August 10th.
    Regarding the Ward 5 deadline...it appears that since Ms Hanko (incumbent) is not running, the filing deadline is Wednesday August 15th...

    If nomination papers for an incumbent are not filed by August 10, 2018, the voters shall have until 5:00 p.m. on August 15, 2018, to nominate candidates other than the incumbent for such office.
    https://www.openspace.org/about-us/election-information

    ///Charlie
    Long live long rides

  11. #11
    Formerly dvo
    Reputation: mtbrdan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    1,561
    Aren’t you a Palo Alto resident Charlie? Care to be a politician?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I'm the problem....

  12. #12
    Paper or plastic?
    Reputation: zorg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    9,420
    Isn't 5k a shallow alto resident?

    Sent from my LG-H872 using Tapatalk
    Faster is not always better, but it's always more fun

  13. #13
    More pie please
    Reputation: Skyline35's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,744
    Quote Originally Posted by mtbrdan View Post
    Aren’t you a Palo Alto resident Charlie? Care to be a politician?
    No, and NO !!!

    No changes today to the candidate rosters.

    ///Charlie
    Long live long rides

  14. #14
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: 5k bike 50cent legs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    2,492
    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    Isn't 5k a shallow alto resident?

    Sent from my LG-H872 using Tapatalk
    I plead the fifth!

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    658
    Note that the ward boundaries do not match the city or county boundaries.
    5th ward looks to include part (but not all) of Palo Alto and Menlo Park, all of E Palo Alto, and also bits of... maybe Los Altos Hills? And Los Altos? The map isn't very clear but is visible in the very top of the OP here. It goes all the way to Skyline Blvd, though of course much of that only has midpen reserves in it. Though a few people live in those!

  16. #16
    More pie please
    Reputation: Skyline35's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,744
    Quote Originally Posted by mbmtb View Post
    Note that the ward boundaries do not match the city or county boundaries.
    5th ward looks to include part (but not all) of Palo Alto and Menlo Park, all of E Palo Alto, and also bits of... maybe Los Altos Hills? And Los Altos? The map isn't very clear but is visible in the very top of the OP here. It goes all the way to Skyline Blvd, though of course much of that only has midpen reserves in it. Though a few people live in those!
    I agree that Ward map needs more detail. Oddly, that part of Ward 5 which goes up to Skyline is actually Palo Alto. It was annexed—early 1960s I believe—because some residents up there wanted Palo Alto utilities.


    The Ward 5 spot is no longer vacant; Karen Holman, Palo Alto city council member, has entered:

    Important Deadline:2018 Board elections for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District-santa-clara-2-.jpg

    ///Charlie
    Long live long rides

  17. #17
    More pie please
    Reputation: Skyline35's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,744
    Appearing on the latest San Mateo roster for Ward 5 is another Palo Alto city council member, Gregory Scharff:

    Important Deadline:2018 Board elections for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District-san-mateo-02.jpg

    Both Holman and Scharff have hit their city council term limits this year.

    Note the "EXTENDED" in the Ward 5 title above; this confirms the August 15th filing deadline.

    ///Charlie
    Long live long rides

  18. #18
    he who goes without food
    Reputation: diskus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    544
    Well then if everyone on the list qualifies, that means three of four seats will be elected. That's the way it should always be.

  19. #19
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: 5k bike 50cent legs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    2,492
    Some info on the Ward 5 candidates.

    https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/...space-district

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-13-2016, 07:52 AM
  2. Marin Open Space District - cartoon on how they close trails
    By KevXR in forum California - Norcal
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-25-2015, 08:07 AM
  3. 2014 Board elections for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
    By Skyline35 in forum California - Norcal
    Replies: 80
    Last Post: 11-05-2014, 08:06 PM
  4. Replies: 31
    Last Post: 10-29-2013, 11:15 AM
  5. Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-21-2012, 09:15 AM

Members who have read this thread: 96

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

mtbr.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.