In less than two months California will be voting on many things. As of this writing there are twelve statewide ballot measures. You’ve heard this before but I will reiterate now:
It is your RIGHT!
It is your RESPONSIBILITY!
You can find more information on the initiatives at the California Secretary of State site.
I haven’t yet had a chance to read them all and form an opinion. What I CAN tell you is on some of these just the title scares me. I will be reading through these and will post what Don Thinks for each of these as soon as possible.
AUTHORIZES BONDS TO CONTINUE FUNDING STEM CELL AND OTHER MEDICAL RESEARCH. INITIATIVE STATUTE.
INCREASES FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES BY CHANGING TAX ASSESSMENT OF COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
Increases funding for K-12 public schools, community colleges, and local governments by requiring that commercial and industrial real property be taxed based on current market value. Exempts from this change: residential properties; agricultural properties; and owners of commercial and industrial properties with combined value of $3 million or less. Increased education funding will supplement existing school funding guarantees. Exempts small businesses from personal property tax; for other businesses, exempts $500,000 worth of personal property. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Net increase in annual property tax revenues of $7.5 billion to $12 billion in most years, depending on the strength of real estate markets. After backfilling state income tax losses related to the measure and paying for county administrative costs, the remaining $6.5 billion to $11.5 billion would be allocated to schools (40 percent) and other local governments (60 percent).
ACA 5 (Resolution Chapter 23), Weber. Government preferences
ACA 6 (Resolution Chapter 24), McCarty. Elections: disqualification of electors.
ACA 4 (Resolution Chapter 30), Mullin. Elections: voting age.
ACA 11 (Resolution Chapter 31), Mullin. The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act.
Restricts parole for Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes felony sentences for certain offenses currently treated only as misdemeanors.
Expands Local Governments’ Authority To Enact Rent Control On Residential Property.
Changes Employment Classification Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers.
Proposition 23: Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements.
Amends Consumer Privacy Laws.
Referendum to Overturn a 2018 law that replaced money bail system with a system based on public safety risk.