While a great deal of attention is being given to the national stage as we approach the midterm elections, there are many other important and consequential choices we will have to make this November that will impact our community as well.
We know that the number of candidates and measures can be overwhelming, particularly when it comes to statewide propositions. The CCRC Steering Committee has reviewed the California propositions and has put together our recommendations for each one:
Proposition 1: Authorizes Bonds to Fund Specified Housing Assistance Programs ENDORSE
Proposition 2: Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Program for Individuals with Mental Illness ENDORSE
Proposition 3: Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage ENDORSE
Proposition 4: Authorizes bonds funding construction at hospitals providing children’s health care ENDORSE
Proposition 5: Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property OPPOSE
Proposition 6: Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding. Requires Certain Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees be Approved by the Electorate OPPOSE
Proposition 7: Conforms California Daylight Savings Time to Federal Law. Allows Legislature to Change Daylight Savings Time Period NO POSITION
Proposition 8: Regulates Amounts Outpatient Kidney Dialysis Clinics Charge for Dialysis Treatment NO POSITION
Proposition 9 was removed from the November 6, 2018 ballot by the California Supreme Court.
Proposition 10: Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property ENDORSE
Proposition 11: Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain on Call During Work Breaks. Changes Other Conditions of Employment NO POSITION
Proposition 12: Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Certain Farm Animals. Bans Sale of Certain Non-Complying Products NO POSITION
We hope you find these recommendations helpful. If you would like more information on any of the propositions, please visit the Official Voter Information Guide (available in multiple languages).