Citizens "Take Action!" Guide

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LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01Whose interests are your elected officials representing: the people--or the special interests?

Too many voters haven’t got a clue—so East County Magazine is shedding light into those smoke-hazed back-rooms in Washington D.C. and Sacramento, enabling you to keep up with what your elected officials are doing – and decide whether or not they deserve your vote next election. You can also share your views on key issues with the handy tools we’ve provided.  

Find out how they voted:  Major bills are listed at a nonpartisan organization, as well as key measures tracked by public interest groups. We also have articles on many recent bills in our Politics section at East County Magazine

Contact your elected officials, or to find out who represents you: visit our Sound Off! section in our “Citizens’ “Take Action” Center.

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Weapons Band Review

Dennis, I have been reading your reviews for a few years now. The review on Carnage was by far, one of your best. Please continue bringing attention to this delicate but serious matter. I'm glad that you and your son's survived. Gun violence has to be one of the most talked about topics today. Let's keep talking we may change some minds and lives.

Lack Of Knowledge Is Not An Excuse

Many residents of San Diego County have no clue about who represents them, but will be the first to complain when something is done that affects them personally. For instance, in our last Mayoral election in Lemon Grove, many who live in Spring Valley and Eastern San Diego were shocked to learn that they could note vote for Mayor of Lemon Grove. Many did not even realize Lemon Grove was its own city, apart from the City of San Diego. As a homeowner now, that lives within a mile from a trolley or bus line, did you know you have no say if your neighbor tears down their house and puts in 8 units, multiple stories high? You also have no say if they did not include any parking so now all those renters, will be parking on the street taking up your tax payer spots? You can thank your local politicians, the State legislature and SANDAG for those anti homeowner moves.