There are several statewide voter initiatives on the November 2018 ballot that could have a huge impact on California’s communities. Here is a quick briefing on these key ballot initiatives.
Proposition 6: The SB 1 Repeal
SB 1, passed in 2017, provides significant funds in California’s transportation infrastructure through increased gas taxes and vehicle fees.
SB 1 raises a groundbreaking $8.5 billion for sustainable transportation. But an initiative to repeal SB 1 is on the ballot, despite strong support from cities and business leaders.
SB 2 and 3
SB 2 would create a permanent funding source for affordable housing through a new real estate transaction fee. SB 3 is a $4 billion bond measure for affordable housing programs, including a major investment in housing for families and veterans. This Mercury News article describes both measures.
The Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018
Proposition 10: Costa-Hawkins Repeal
The 1995 Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act limits the kind of rent control policies cities are able to impose. A repeal would allow for an expansion of rent control across California.
Read the CALMatters’ summary of all the statewide propositions on California’s November ballot.
Our 2019 Funder Summit will take place right on the heels of the November election, and will look at what the election results mean for funders, advocates, and California communities. Save the date now for January 29-30, 2019, in Sacramento.