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UNDERSTANDING BALLOT INITIATIVES



Prop 1 - Issues $4 billion in bonds for housing programs and veterans' home loans 

A "yes" vote supports this measure to authorize $4 billion in general obligation bonds for housing-related programs, loans, grants, and projects and housing loans for veterans.
A "no" vote opposes this measure to authorize $4 billion in general obligation bonds for housing-related programs, loans, grants, and projects and housing loans for veterans.

Prop 2 - Authorizes state to use revenue from millionaire's tax for $2 billion in bonds for homelessness prevention housing

A yes vote supports authorizing the state to use revenue from Proposition 63 (2004)—a 1 percent tax on income above $1 million for mental health services—on $2 billion in revenue bonds for homelessness prevention housing for persons in need of mental health services.
A no vote opposes authorizing the state to use revenue from Proposition 63 (2004) on $2 billion in revenue bonds for homelessness prevention housing for persons in need of mental health services.

Prop 3 - Issues $8.877 billion in bonds for water-related infrastructure and environmental projects

A "yes" vote supports this measure to authorize $8.877 billion in general obligation bonds for water infrastructure, groundwater supplies and storage, surface water storage and dam repairs, watershed and fisheries improvements, and habitat protection and restoration.
A "no" vote opposes this measure to authorize $8.877 billion in general obligation bonds for water infrastructure, groundwater supplies and storage, surface water storage and dam repairs, watershed and fisheries improvements, and habitat protection and restoration.

Prop 4 - Issues $1.5 billion in bonds for children's hospitals

A yes vote supports authorizing $1.5 billion in bonds for the construction, expansion, renovation, and equipping of children's hospitals in California.
A no vote opposes authorizing $1.5 billion in bonds for the construction, expansion, renovation, and equipping of children's hospitals in California.

Prop 5 - Revises process for homebuyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer their tax assessments 

A "yes" vote supports amending Proposition 13 (1978) to allow homebuyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer their tax assessments, with a possible adjustment, from their prior home to their new home, no matter (a) the new home's market value; (b) the new home's location in the state; or (c) the buyer's number of moves.
A "no" vote opposes amending Proposition 13 (1978) to change how tax assessments are transferred between properties for homebuyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled.

Prop 6 - Repeals 2017's fuel tax and vehicle fee increases and requires public vote on future increases

Highlight: Voters will decide Proposition 6, which would repeal the gas tax increase enacted in 2017 and require voter approval for fuel tax increases in the future. Committees for GOP leadership in the U.S. House—Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.)—had all contributed to the initiative campaign. In the City of Ventura there are several captial improvement projects dependent on this funding. A no vote will ensure that when we spend money on gas in Ventura that money will be used specifically to fund transportation projects.

A yes vote supports this initiative to:
repeal fuel tax increases and vehicle fees that were enacted in 2017, including the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (RRAA) and require voter approval (via ballot propositions) for the California State Legislature to impose, increase, or extend fuel taxes or vehicle fees in the future.

A no vote opposes this initiative, thus:
keeping the fuel tax increases and vehicle fees that were enacted in 2017, including the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (RRAA), in place and allowing the state legislature to continue to impose, increase, or extend fuel taxes or vehicle fees through a two-thirds vote of each chamber and without voter approval.


Prop 7 - Authorizes legislature to provide for permanent daylight saving time if federal government allows 

A yes vote supports allowing the California State Legislature to (1) change the dates and times of the daylight saving time (DST) period, as consistent with federal law, by a two-thirds vote and (2) establish permanent, year-round DST in California by a two-thirds vote if federal law is changed to allow for permanent DST.
A no vote opposes allowing the state legislature to (1) change the dates and times of the DST period, as consistent with federal law, by a two-thirds vote and (2) establish permanent, year-round DST in California by a two-thirds vote if federal law is changed to allow for permanent DST.

Prop 8 - Requires dialysis clinics to issue refunds for revenue above a certain amount 

A "yes" vote supports requiring dialysis clinics to issue refunds to patients or patients' payers for revenue above 115 percent of the costs of direct patient care and healthcare improvements.
A "no" vote opposes requiring dialysis clinics to issue refunds to patients or patients' payers for revenue above 115 percent of the costs of direct patient care and healthcare improvements.

Prop 10 - Allows local governments to regulate rent on any type of housing 

Highlight: This proposition would overturn a 23-year old law (Costa-Hawkins) limiting the use of rent control in California, allowing cities to enact rent control. A yes vote will give cities the choice to enact this law, it is not a mandate.

A yes vote supports allowing local governments to adopt rent control on any type of rental housing, thus repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.
A no vote opposes the initiative, thus keeping the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and continuing to prohibit local governments from enacting rent control on certain buildings.

Prop 11 - Allow ambulance providers to require workers to remain on call during breaks paid

A yes vote supports: allowing ambulance providers to require workers to remain on-call during breaks paid at their regular rate; requiring employers to provide additional training for EMTs and paramedics; and requiring employers to provide EMTs and paramedics with some paid mental health services.
A no vote opposes: allowing ambulance providers to require workers to remain on-call during breaks paid at their regular rate; requiring employers to provide additional training for EMTs and paramedics; and requiring employers to provide EMTs and paramedics with some paid mental health services.

Prop 12 - Bans sale of meat from animals confined in spaces below specific sizes

A yes vote supports this initiative to:
establish minimum space requirements based on square feet for calves raised for veal, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens and ban the sale of (a) veal from calves, (b) pork from breeding pigs, and (c) eggs from hens when the animals are confined to areas below minimum square-feet requirements.

A no vote opposes this initiative, thus:
keeping in place minimum space requirements based on animal movement—not square feet—for calves raised for veal, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens and continuing to ban the sale of shelled eggs from hens—but not liquid eggs from hens, veal from calves, or pork from breeding pigs—that are confined to areas not meeting space requirements based on animal movement standards.

To get more information on each proposition visit the site where I got the information here:

https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup



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