2018 Statewide Ballot Measures
Ballot Measure Description: SB 3 (Beall) Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018.
Ballot Measure Language: SB 3 (Beall) Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018.
Toolkit for Cities
Parks and Water Bond: Proposition 68
SB 5, passed by the Legislature in 2017, places a parks and water bond on the June 2018 statewide ballot. The $4 billion bond contains funding in three main areas:
- Parks Funding ($1.283 billion)
- Water Funding ($1.19 billion)
- Climate and Environmental Programs Funding ($1.547 billion)
Ballot Measure Language: SB 5 (Chapter 852, Statutes of 2017), De León. California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018.
Brief Breakdown of SB 5 (de Leon)
Yes on Prop 68 Website
Toolkit for Cities
Transportation Protection: Proposition 69
League Supports June Ballot Measure to Add Constitutional Protections to Transportation Revenues, CA Cities Advocate, Dec. 22, 2017
Rainwater Capture: Proposition 72
(SCA 9 and SB 558 (Glazer))
Proposition 72, appearing on the June 2018 statewide ballot, would provide a property tax exclusion for the construction or addition of a rainwater capture system. The League supported SCA 9 and SB 558 (Glazer), which placed this measure on the ballot.
If approved by the state’s voters, Proposition 72 would exclude the construction or addition of a “a rain water capture system” completed on or after January 1, 2019, from being classified as “newly constructed” for the purposes of property tax assessment under Proposition 13A of the Constitution. SB 558, the legislative companion measure, defines the exclusion to include the construction or addition of a rainwater capture system incorporated by the owner-builder in the initial construction of a new building that the owner-builder does not intend to occupy or use.