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California 2018 Election

Governor:

Gavin Newsom (D) – Lt. Governor, Ex-San Francisco Mayor & Businessman 

 – CDP Endorsed candidate

Lieutenant Governor

Ed Hernandez (D) – State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & Optometrist

Eleni Kounalakis (D) – Ex-US Amb. to Hungary, San Francisco Port Commissioner & Businesswoman

Secretary of State

Alex Padilla (D) – Secretary of State (incumbent) – CDP Endorsed candidate

State Controller

Betty T. Yee (D) – California State Controller – CDP Endorsed Candidate

State Treasurer

Fiona Ma (D) – State Bd of Equalization Chair, Ex-State Assemblywoman & Ex-San Francisco Supervisor – CDP endorsed candidate  

Attorney General

Xavier Becerra (D)*(Campaign Site) – Attorney General (incumbent)

 – CDP Endorsed candidate

Insurance Commissioner

Ricardo Lara (D) – California Senator – CDP endorsed candidate

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tony K. Thurmond, Educator/State Legislator – CDP Endorsed candidate

State Assembly (AD1)

Caleen Sisk (D) –  Tribal Chief  – email:caleenwintu@gmail.com – CDP Endorsed candidate

State Assembly (AD5)

Carla J. Neal (D) –  Educator/Notary Public – CDP endorsed candidate

State Assembly (AD6)

Jacalyn “Jackie” Smith (D)  – Small Business Owner – CDP Endorsed candidate

State Senate (SD4)

Phillip Kim (D) – Community Organizer

Ballot Measures (click on the ballot to read the text): November 6, 2018, Statewide Ballot Measures

Proposition 1 – CDP SUPPORTS, vote YES

SB 3 (Chapter 365, Statutes of 2017), Beall. Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018. (PDF)

Proposition 2 – CDP SUPPORTS, vote YES

AB 1827 (Chapter 41, Statutes of 2018), Committee on Budget. No Place Like Home Act of 2018. (PDF)

Proposition 3 – CDP No Position (Neutral)

1806. (17-0010) – Final Random Sample: 04/25/18 (PDF)

Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage. Initiative Statute. 

Qualified: 06/28/18

Proponents: Gerald H. Meral (415) 717-8412 jerrymeral@gmail.com

Authorizes $8.877 billion in state general obligation bonds for various infrastructure projects: $3.03 billion for safe drinking water and water quality, $2.895 billion for watershed and fisheries improvements, $940 million for habitat protection, $855 million for improved water conveyance, $685 million for groundwater sustainability/storage, and $472 million for surface water storage/dam repairs. Appropriates money from General Fund to pay off bonds. Requires certain projects to provide matching funds from non-state sources; gives priority to disadvantaged communities. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: State costs of $17.3 billion to pay off principal ($8.9 billion) and interest ($8.4 billion) on bonds over a 40-year period. Annual payments would average $433 million. Annual payments would be lower than this average in the initial and final few years, and somewhat higher in the intervening years. Varying fiscal effects on individual local governments depending on specific projects undertaken, amount of grants and loans received, and amount of local cost-share required. (17-0010.)

Proposition 4 – CDP SUPPORTS, vote YES

1841. (17-0045, Amdt.#1) – Final Random Sample: 06/27/18 (PDF)

Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children’s Health Care. Initiative Statute.

Qualified: 06/28/18

Proponents: Ann-Louise Kuhns; (916) 552-7111

Authorizes $1.5 billion in bonds, to be repaid from state’s General Fund, to fund grants for construction, expansion, renovation, and equipping of qualifying children’s hospitals. Designates 72 percent of funds to qualifying private nonprofit hospitals providing comprehensive services to high volumes of children eligible for governmental programs and children with special health needs eligible for the California Children’s Services program, 18 percent of funds to University of California general acute care children’s hospitals, and 10 percent of funds to public and private nonprofit hospitals providing services to children eligible for the California Children’s Services program. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: State costs of $2.9 billion to pay off principal ($1.5 billion) and interest ($1.4 billion) on bonds over a 35-year period. Annual payments would average $84 million. Annual payments would be lower than this average in the initial and final few years, and somewhat higher in the intervening years. (17-0045.)

Proposition 5 – CDP OPPOSES, vote NO

1809. (17-0013A1) – Final Random Sample: 05/17/18 (PDF)

Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 

Qualified: 06/28/18

Proponents: Alexander E. Creel c/o Christopher C. Carlisle (916) 492-5200

Removes the following current requirements for homeowners who are over 55 years old or severely disabled to transfer their property tax base to a replacement residence: that replacement property be of equal or lesser value, replacement residence be in specific county, and the transfer occur only once. Removes similar replacement-value and location requirements on transfers for contaminated or disaster-destroyed property. Requires adjustments to the replacement property’s tax base, based on the new property’s value. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Annual property tax losses for cities, counties, and special districts of around $150 million in the near term, growing over time to $1 billion or more per year (in today’s dollars). Annual property tax losses for schools of around $150 million per year in the near term, growing over time to $1 billion or more per year (in today’s dollars). Increase in state costs for schools of an equivalent amount in most years. (17-0013.)

Proposition 6 – CDP OPPOSES, vote NO

1830. (17-0033A1) – Final Random Sample: 06/22/18 (PDF)

Eliminates Recently Enacted Road Repair and Transportation Funding by Repealing Revenues Dedicated for those Purposes. Requires any Measure to Enact Certain Vehicle Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees be Submitted to and Approved by the Electorate. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Qualified: 06/28/18

Proponents: Thomas W. Hiltachk (916) 442-7757

Repeals a 2017 transportation law’s tax and fee provisions that pay for repairs and improvements to local roads, state highways, and public transportation. Requires the Legislature to submit any measure enacting specified taxes or fees on gas or diesel fuel, or on the privilege to operate a vehicle on public highways, to the electorate for approval. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Reduced annual state transportation tax revenues of $2.9 billion in 2018-19, increasing to $4.9 billion annually by 2020-21. These revenues would primarily have supported state highway maintenance and rehabilitation, local streets and roads, and mass transit. In addition, potentially lower transportation tax revenues in the future from requiring voter approval of such tax increases, with the impact dependent on future actions by the Legislature and voters. (17-0033.)

Proposition 7 – CDP SUPPORTS, vote YES

AB 807 (Chapter 60, Statutes of 2018), Chu. Daylight saving time. (PDF)

Proposition 8 – CDP SUPPORTS, vote YES

1810. (17-0014A1) – Final Random Sample: 05/30/18 (PDF)

Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Limits Charges for Patient Care. Initiative Statute. 

Qualified: 06/28/18

Proponents: Edward Howard and Benjamen Tracey c/o BJ Chisholm (415) 421-7151 bchisholm@altber.com

Limits amounts outpatient kidney dialysis clinics may charge for patient care and imposes penalties for excessive charges. Requires annual reporting to the state regarding clinic costs, patient charges, and revenue. Prohibits clinics from discriminating against patients based on the source of payment for care. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: State administrative costs of around $1 million annually to be covered by increases in license fees on chronic dialysis clinics. State and local government savings largely associated with reduced government employee and retiree health benefits spending on dialysis treatment, potentially up to tens of millions of dollars annually. (17-0014.)

Proposition 9 – REMOVED FROM BALLOT

Proposition 10 – CDP SUPPORTS, vote YES

1837. (17-0041) – Final Random Sample: 06/22/18 (PDF)

Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute.

Qualified: 06/28/18

Proponents: Michael Weinstein, Elena Popp, and Christina Livingston c/o Fredric D. Woocher and Beverly Grossman Palmer fwoocher@strumwooch.com, bpalmer@strumwooch.com (310) 576-1233

Repeals state law that currently restricts the scope of rent-control policies that cities and other local jurisdictions may impose. Allows policies that would limit the rental rates that residential-property owners may charge for new tenants, new construction, and single-family homes. In accordance with California law, provides that rent-control policies may not violate landlords’ right to a fair financial return on their rental property. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Unknown, but potentially significant, changes in state and local government tax revenues. Net decrease more likely than net increase. Potential increase in local government costs of up to tens of millions of dollars per year in the long term, likely paid by fees on owners of rental housing. (17-0041.)

Proposition 11 – CDP OPPOSES, vote NO

1839. (17-0043, Amdt.#1) – Final Random Sample: 06/22/18 (PDF)

Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain on Call During Work Breaks. Changes Other Conditions of Employment. Initiative Statute.

Qualified: 06/28/18

Proponents: Sean Henschel c/o Kurt Oneto (916) 446-6752

Makes the labor law that entitles hourly employees to take work (meal and rest) breaks without being on call inapplicable to private-sector emergency ambulance employees. Regulates timing of meal breaks for these employees. Exempts employers from potential liability for violations of existing law regarding work breaks. Requires employers to pay for employees to be trained regarding certain emergency incidents, violence prevention, and mental health and wellness. Requires employers to provide employees with certain mental-health services. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Local government net savings likely in the tens of millions of dollars annually due to lower emergency ambulance contract costs. (17-0043.)

Proposition 12 – CDP SUPPORTS, vote YES

1823. (17-0026) – Final Random Sample: 06/22/18 (PDF)

Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Certain Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Certain Non-Complying Products. Initiative Statute. 

Qualified: 06/28/18

Proponents: Cheri Shankar c/o Kurt Oneto (916) 446-6752

Establishes new minimum space requirements for confining veal calves, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens; requires egg-laying hens be raised in cage-free environment after December 31, 2021. Prohibits certain commercial sales of specified meat and egg products from animals confined in non-complying manner. Defines sales violations as unfair competition. Creates good faith defense for sellers relying upon written certification by suppliers that meat or animal products comply with new confinement standards. Requires State of California to issue implementing regulations. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Potential decrease in state and local tax revenues from farm businesses, likely not to exceed the low millions of dollars annually. Potential state costs ranging up to ten million dollars annually to enforce the measure. (17-0026.)

City of Auburn Council Members (seats up for re-election in 2018):

City Council Member Matt Spokely

Mayor Bridget Powers

City Council Member Daniel Berlant