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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
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June 5, 2018California Primary Election

Ballot Measures

State of California

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Proposition 68 — Bonds for Environment, Parks and Water

Authorizes $4 billion in general obligation bonds for: parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection. Fiscal Impact: Increased state bond repayment costs averaging $200 million annually over 40 years. Local government savings for natural resources-related projects, likely averaging several tens of millions of dollars annually over the next few decades.

Proposition 69 — Transportation Funding

Requires that certain revenues generated by a 2017 transportation funding law be used only for transportation purposes and generally prohibits Legislature from diverting funds to other purposes. Fiscal Impact: No direct effect on the amount of state and local revenues or costs but could affect how some monies are spent.

Proposition 70 — Cap-and-Trade Amendment

Beginning in 2024, requires that cap-and-trade revenues accumulate in a reserve fund until the Legislature, by a two-thirds majority, authorizes use of the revenues. Fiscal Impact: Beginning in 2024, potential temporary increase in state sales tax revenue, ranging from none to a few hundred million dollars annually, and possible changes in how revenue from sale of greenhouse gas emission permits is spent.

Proposition 71 — Ballot Measure Effective Date

Provides that ballot measures approved by a majority of voters shall take effect five days after the Secretary of State certifies the results of the election. Fiscal Impact: Likely little or no effect on state and local finances.

Proposition 72 — Taxes for Rainwater Capture Systems

Permits Legislature to allow construction of rain-capture systems, completed on or after January 1, 2019, without requiring property-tax reassessment. Fiscal Impact: Probably minor reduction in annual property tax revenues to local governments.

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County of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma and Solano
Ballot Measures

Measure 3

Shall voters authorize a plan to reduce auto and truck traffic, relieve crowding on BART, unclog freeway bottlenecks, and improve bus, ferry, BART and commuter rail service as specified in the plan in this voter pamphlet, with a $1 toll increase effective in 2019, a $1 increase in 2022, and a $1 increase in 2025, on all Bay Area toll bridges except the Golden Gate Bridge, with independent oversight of all funds?

Special District
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Coast Life Support District
Ballot Measures

Measure E

Shall the measure renewing for four years the Coast Life Support District's previously adopted appropriations limit to allow the use of all proceeds of taxes for ambulance and urgent care services be adopted?

West Sonoma County Union High School District
Ballot Measures

Measure A

To improve the quality of education with funding that cannot be taken by the State; repair or replace leaky roofs; and modernize/renovate/con struct class rooms, restrooms and school facilities; shall West Sonoma County Union High School District issue $91,000,000 of bonds at legal rates, averaging $4.9 million annually as long as bonds are outstanding at a rate of approximately 3 cents per $100 assessed value, with annual audits, independent citizens' oversight committee, No money for salaries and all money staying local?

Alexander Valley Union School District
Ballot Measures

Measure B

To improve the quality of education; make health and safety improvements; improve classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; replace deteriorating plumbing systems; and construct a multi-purpose room for school and community use; shall Alexander Valley Union School District issue $6,000,000 of bonds at legal rates, averaging $376,000 annually as long as bonds are out standing at a rate of approximately 2.82 cents per $100 assessed value, with No money for salaries and funding that cannot be taken by the State?

Harmony Union School District
Ballot Measures

Measure C

To improve facilities at Harmony and Salmon Creek Schools; repair/replace leaky roofs; improve energy efficiency; and construct/renovate/modernize classrooms, restrooms and school facilities under an environmental sustainability facilities plan; shall Harmony Union School District issue $9,600,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with estimated repayment amounts averaging $590,000 raised annually through 2051, projected tax rates of 3¢ per $100 of assessed valuation, annual audits, independent citizens' oversight, No money for salaries and all money for local schools?

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