Dan’s Voting Recommendations on State Propositions and Local Ballot Measures:
CA State Propositions:
51 – Leaning Yes – Schools construction Bond.
52 – Leaning Yes – Hospital fee for Medi-Cal.
53 – No www.noprop53.com/get-the-facts – Would require voter approval for revenue bonds.
55 – YES http://www.protectingcalifornia.com/about - Extension of income tax rate for upper income residents, with funds earmarked for public education and healthcare.
56 – Yes www.yeson56.org/the-facts/ - $2.00 per pack increase in Tobacco tax for tobacco use prevention, research and related health care.
57 – YES www.vote4prop57.com/about - Criminal justice sentencing and parole reform; would also reduce number of juveniles prosecuted in adult court.
58 – Yes www.supportprop58.com/about - Lifts the outright ban on bilingual education.
60 – Yes www.voteyesprop60.com/facts/ - Requires use of condoms in adult films.
61 – Yes http://yeson61.com - Sets cap on prescription drug prices in CA.
62 – YES http://yeson62.com/about-yes-on-62/ - Ends death penalty
63 – YES http://safetyforall.com/learn-more/ - Smart gun safety and ammunition control
64 – Yes www.yeson64.org - Legalization of Marijuana for adults.
65 – No www.noonproposition65.com - Carryout bag charges – distraction from Prop. 67
66 – NO https://nooncaprop66.org/66-reasons/ - Unrealistically speeds up death penalty.
67 – YES www.cayeson67.com/learn-more/why-yes-on-67 - Preserves plastic bag ban.
Local Ballot Measures (Oakland & Alameda County): ALL of these nine local/regional measures PASSED!
A1 – YES – Alameda County Affordable Housing bond – Important funding source to facilitate low and moderate income housing. www.affordablealameda.com/whymeasurea1
G1 – YES – OUSD Parcel Tax for teacher retention, middle school educational programs, etc. http://supportoaklandteachers.com/faqs/
HH – YES – Oakland's Sugar-sweetened beverage (soda) 1¢/ounce tax – Don’t believe the soda industry's propaganda. I trust public health professionals on this one. And it’s already working well in Berkeley. Vote Yes. www.oaklandvsbigsoda.com
II – YES – Authorizes 99-year leases of city-owned properties instead of the current 66 years maximum. Provides more flexibility to craft deal instead of selling off land.
JJ – YES – Improves protections for renters in Oakland. www.protectoaklandrenters.org
KK – YES – City Infrastructure Bond – $600,000,000 general obligation bond to repave our streets, fund pedestrian safety improvements, rehab fire stations, libraries, and rec centers, make seismic improvements, provide for affordable housing, and more. www.yesonkkforoakland.com
LL – YES – Oakland Police Commission – I’m proud to be one of the authors of this ballot measure to create a civilian police oversight commission. http://www.yesonll.com/faq Endorsed by Barbara Lee, Libby Schaaf, SF Chronicle, and more.
C1 – YES – AC Transit parcel tax extension – Does not raise additional taxes, merely extends an existing tax to fund operating expenses so services will be maintained.
RR – YES – BART Infrastructure improvement and reliability bond – www.yesforbart.com
Los Angeles County Measures
A – YES – Parks, Open Spaces, Water Conservation - Passed!
CC – YES – L.A. Community College District bond - Passed!