June 5, 2018 California Democratic Party Ballot Recommendations

California Democrats met last weekend in San Diego at the annual convention – Our party voted to recommend the following positions for the June 5, 2018 Statewide Ballot Measures

Proposition 68 – Support – Parks, Environment & Water Bond

  • A “yes” vote supports this measure to authorize $4 billion in general obligation bonds for state and local parks, environmental protection projects, water infrastructure projects, and flood protection projects.
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  • Proposition 69 – Support – Transportation Taxes and Fees Lockbox and Appropriations Limit Exemption Amendment,
  • A “yes” vote supports this amendment to:
  • require that revenue from the diesel sales tax and Transportation Improvement Fee, as enacted by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), be used for transportation-related purposes; and
  • exempt revenue generated by SB 1’s tax increases and fee schedules from the state appropriations limit.
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Proposition 70 – Oppose – Vote Requirement to Use Cap-and-Trade Revenue Amendment

  • A “no” vote opposes this amendment to require a one-time two-thirds vote in each legislative chamber in 2024 or thereafter to pass a spending plan for revenue from the state’s cap-and-trade program.
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Proposition 71 – Support –  Effective Date of Ballot Measures Amendment

  • A “yes” vote supports this amendment to move the effective date of ballot propositions, including citizen initiatives and legislative referrals, from the day after election day to the fifth day after the secretary of state certifies election results.
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  • Proposition 72 – Support – Rainwater Capture Systems Excluded from Property Tax Assessments Amendment
  • A “yes” vote supports this amendment to allow the state legislature to exclude rainwater capture systems added after January 1, 2019, from property tax reassessments.
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