ACTION ALERT: Vote By Mail Ballots Are Out – Know What Your Voting For Before You Vote!

Posted October 12th, 2018 | Status:

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Check your mailbox, vote by mail ballots should have arrived – do your members know how the crowded ballot will affect their businesses and our economy?  There are many important decisions before the voters this November that affect business.  We’ve put together resources for you to share with your members so they can be aware and strengthen the voice of business in the ballot box!  See the resources below, and if you would like us to come give a presentation to your group about these initiatives, let us know!

Statewide Propositions on the November 6th Ballot:

VOTE YES: Proposition 1 – Authorizes $4 Billion in Bonds to Fund Specified Housing Assistance Programs. Legislative Statute. Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond (SB3)

Supported by: Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, Fresno Bee, Bakersfield Californian Mercury News, The Mercury News East Bay Times, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Modesto Bee,

Bakersfield Californian – “Proposition 1 authorizes $4 billion in general obligation bonds to provide much-needed funding to build housing for veterans and to help the state alleviate its affordable housing crisis.”

VOTE YES: Proposition 2 – Authorizes $2 Billion in Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Programs for Individuals with Mental Illness. Legislative Statute. No Place Like Home Act of 2018 (AB1827)

Supported by: Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Union Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Fresno Bee, Bakersfield Californian, Mercury News, Mercury News East Bay Times, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Modesto Bee

Los Angeles Times – “Service providers have shown consistently that mentally ill homeless people are most likely to improve when housing is combined with treatment. Developers of the housing built with this money would be required to make mental health and case management services available as well.”

 

VOTE YES: Proposition 3 – Authorizes $8.87 Billion in Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage. Initiative Statute. State Water Supply Infrastructure, Water Conveyance, Ecosystem and Watershed Protection and Restoration, and Drinking Water Protection Act of 2018.

Supported by: Fresno Bee, Bakersfield Californian, Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Bakersfield Californian – “Proposition 3 is a citizen’s initiative bond to continue the investments in the state’s water supply and water quality. Remarkably, in this partisan environment, valley support for this $8.9 billion bond initiative is crossing party lines. Money from the sale of the bonds will be spent on many critical valley water projects and to provide clean drinking water in communities that now have unsafe water.”

 

VOTE YES: Proposition 4 – Authorizes $1.5 Billion in Bonds to Fund Construction at Hospitals Providing Children’s Health Care. Initiative StatuteChildren’s Hospital Bond Act of 2018

Supported by: Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Union Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Bakersfield Californian, Mercury News, Mercury News East Bay Times, Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sacramento Bee – “Faced with a choice of whether to provide children with access to top-notch hospitals or leave them and their families to fend for themselves, big-hearted Californians have shown time and again that they will gladly hand over their tax dollars — even in the midst of a recession. They should do so again this year by voting “yes” on Proposition 4 on the Nov. 6 ballot.”

VOTE NO: Proposition 6 – Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding. Requires Certain Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees be Approved by The Electorate. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Voter Approval for Increases in Gas and Car Tax.

Opposed by: Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Union Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Bakersfield Californian, Mercury News, Mercury News East Bay Times, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, La Opinion, Modesto Bee, Ventura County Star

San Francisco Chronicle – “California’s plan to improve the state’s roads, highways, and transit infrastructure is supported by major business groups, first responders, environmental groups, and nearly every public policy outfit with an interest in good governance. Proposition 6 is a cynical political ploy that will starve California’s already-crumbling transportation networks, and it may not save drivers any money. Vote no.”

VOTE NO: Proposition 8 – Regulates Amounts Outpatient Kidney Dialysis Clinics Charge for Dialysis Treatment. Initiative Statute. Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act of 2018.

Opposed by: Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Union Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Bakersfield Californian, Mercury News, Mercury News East Bay Times, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, La Opinion, Modesto Bee, Fresno Bee

Los Angeles Times – “Given the spread of diabetes and the kidney failure it can cause, the state will need more dialysis clinics, not fewer. But even if the revenue cap doesn’t drive clinics out of business, it would give them a perverse incentive to deliver care less efficiently — to raise patient-related spending in order to raise the revenue cap… The only guarantee is that it would make care more expensive, at a time when our goal as a society must be to bring healthcare costs down while keeping the quality of care high.”

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VOTE NO: Proposition 10 – Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute. Affordable Housing Act

Opposed by: The San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Union Tribune, Bakersfield Californian, Mercury News, Mercury News East Bay Times, Modesto Bee, Fresno Bee, Orange County Registrar, Riverside Press-Enterprise, Los Angeles Daily News, Torrance Daily Breeze, Long Beach Press Telegram, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, La Opinion, Santa Rosa Press Demcrat

Bakersfield Californian – “Proposition 10, which would lift state limits on local rent control laws, would discourage construction of affordable housing and worsen California’s existing crisis. Voters should reject Proposition 10, which is being falsely presented as an easy way to combat increasing rents and to increase affordable housing. The answer to California’s housing crisis is to build more affordable housing, not to discourage construction.”

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